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Development of a Blockchain-Based Survival Game for Blockchain Education

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Blockchain technology experiences increasing adoption in use-cases for solving organizational issues. Research shows that the complexity of blockchain technology limits the enterprise use of technology due to the difficulty in understanding the concepts behind the technology. Although several blockchain educational materials exist, this chapter explores the use of concepts defined within a survival game to explain various aspects of blockchain technology. Concepts such as recording of user activities, ownership and exchange of assets and governance mechanisms are well captured in a survival game. These concepts are then mapped into blockchain attributes in explaining blockchain properties such as digital identity, consensus management, immutable recordings and digitization of assets. Furthermore, we explore the availability of online resources for a game simulation. The results of the simulation evaluation show a clear understanding of complex blockchain properties by applying the concepts experienced during the game.

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  • Blockchain education
  • Game design
  • Survival game
  • Blockchain concepts

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Udokwu, C., Norta, A., Voicu-Dorobantu, R. (2022). Development of a Blockchain-Based Survival Game for Blockchain Education. In: Idrees, S.M., Nowostawski, M. (eds) Transformations Through Blockchain Technology . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93344-9_3

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