Chess on Bitcoin? Meet PowChess

In recent times, all kinds of innovative and exciting play-to-earn games have been released on Bitcoin SV. From CryptoFights to the Haste Arcade, gaming is one of the ecosystem’s biggest uses, and now we have a player versus player (PvP) chess game.

PowChess is now available on BSV in a public beta. It has called itself “the only chess server where you can take advantage of your games.” Finally, chess players around the world will have a way to play chess and earn Bitcoin (BSV).

What is PowChess and how does it work?

PowChess pays tribute to proof-of-work in its name, and it’s the first real money PvP chess game under the BSV protocol. Using popular wallets like Handcash, players can connect to PowChess and play against each other to win BSV.

Here are some of the most important features: from PowChess:

  • No monthly subscriptions or premium accounts are required.
  • PvP games and real money tournaments are available.
  • All payouts are processed in less than 1 second and are paid directly to your wallet.
  • PowChess takes a 3.5% commission on all games. You will never see ads.
  • Transactions under 1 cent are possible thanks to BSV micropayments.
  • Earn activity points by being active on PowChess. The top 100 on the activity board earn real money.

It’s clear that PowChess is the first of its kind and has the potential to revolutionize the way online chess works. Imagine tens of millions of chess players from around the world competing to win BSV with the ability to play with sub-cent payouts. That’s what PowChess brings to the table.

PowChess Arcade Games

Real money PvP chess games aren’t all that PowChess has to offer. There are also three chess-based arcade-style games in the Haste Arcade.

This is how they work:

  • MateStrom – Find as many checkmates as possible within a three minute time limit. If you make a mistake, it’s all over.
  • Dash 64 – Try to catch all the pieces on the board at once. For every new level you reach, there is an extra piece. You have three lives.
  • MoveChain- The goal here is to make as many moves as possible against the bot. Winning the game earns you a spot on the leaderboard.

There are all kinds of play-to-earn games with the chance to win micropayments from any player who fails to beat your high score. These PowChess games are a welcome addition to the already highly entertaining selection of games on Haste Arcade, showing what is possible on BSV that is not possible on any other blockchain.

PowChess and the continued growth of BSV

A quick look at or any other BSV analysis will tell you that iGaming is the main use case right now. With games ranging from CryptoFights to those in the Haste Arcade generating millions of daily trades, BSV is growing at a breakneck pace.

Why is this happening? As PowChess shows, there are things game developers can do on BSV that just aren’t possible on other blockchains. For example, BSV’s ability to enable instant micropayments of less than 1 cent, thanks to its extremely low cost of $0.0001 and below, enables interesting new use cases such as microbetting and earning recurring revenue from leaderboard positions. For these and other reasons, such as scalability, developers like those behind PowChess have chosen BSV.

At a pace that is almost too fast to keep up with, we are seeing a constant stream of new, innovative games and applications being released on the original Bitcoin protocol. With over 4 million daily transactions now the norm and major BSV miners/transaction processors such as LANGUAGE (CSE: LANGUAGE | FWB:9SQ1 | OTC: LANGUAGE) preparing for 4GB blocks, the future looks bright for BSV.

We wish PowChess every success and a bright future! You can learn more about it on the official PowChess website.

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