The bearded man crumpled to the floor, clutching his stomach and steadying himself with his medieval mace. His killer beamed in victory, the weapon — a broadsword made out of foam — still in hand.
The audience cheered for the victor. The bearded man returned to his feet, steadied his mace, and resumed battle. Foam struck against foam. Shoulders jerked to avoid fake blades as the two men circled each other in the taped-off square arena.
I have never seen non-fungible tokens (NFTs) used this way before.
In fact, the fight was a live-action role play (LARP). So, no actual death or injury occurred here at this repurposed warehouse in south Denver, Colorado.
I’m in Denver for the Ethereum-focused conference, ETHDenver. I came here hoping to get a sense of the most cutting-edge trends in the Ethereum world. I did not expect any of these to involve Loot.
In case you don’t remember Loot, it was one of the most talked-about things in crypto for a few weeks in the late summer and…