We’re excited to announce that Nakamoto Games—an expansive GameFi ecosystem—has integrated Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF) on Polygon mainnet. By integrating the industry-leading decentralized oracle network, we now have access to a tamper-proof and auditable source of randomness needed to help ensure that individual NAKA Punks NFTs are distributed in a provably fair manner through Naka Punks Mystery Boxes. Ultimately this creates a more exciting and transparent user experience, as users can verify that results from mystery boxes are underpinned by a tamper-proof random number generator.
Nakamoto Games is a full-blown blockchain gaming and metaverse ecosystem that offers up to 18 different gaming titles, played by hundreds of thousands of users. The NAKA Punks NFT collection is a recent addition to the Nakamoto Games ecosystem, uniquely designed to power exclusive player clubs and help users accrue value. Nakamoto Games’ community-first approach and robust economic model have led to its rapid rise, with a fast-growing gaming ecosystem and community.
To help power provably random results for NAKA Punk Mystery Boxes, we needed access to a secure random number generator (RNG) that any user could independently audit. However, RNG solutions for smart contracts require several security considerations to prevent manipulation and ensure system integrity. For instance, RNG solutions derived from blockchain data, like block hashes, can be exploited by miners/validators. In contrast, off-chain RNG solutions derived from off-chain APIs are opaque and don’t provide users with definitive proof about the integrity of the process.
After reviewing various solutions, we selected Chainlink VRF because it’s based on cutting-edge academic research, supported by a time-tested oracle network, and secured through the generation and on-chain verification of cryptographic proofs that prove the integrity of each random number supplied to smart contracts.
Chainlink VRF works by combining block data that is still unknown when the request is made with the oracle node’s pre-committed private key to generate both a random number and a cryptographic proof. The NAKA Punks NFT smart contract will only accept the random number input if it has valid cryptographic proof. The cryptographic proof can only be generated if the VRF process is tamper-proof. This provides our users with automated and verifiable assurances directly on-chain that the distribution of NAKA Punks through Mystery Boxes is provably fair and was not tampered with by the oracle, outside entities, or the Nakamoto Games team.
Nakamoto Games is a constantly evolving ecosystem poised to dominate the Web3 gaming industry. In the future, Nakamoto Games plans to explore different possibilities created by oracle-powered data offerings for future gaming releases and multi-chain expansion.
“Chainlink VRF is simple but powerful. By using VRF in NAKA Punk Mystery Boxes, we’re able to level up the transparency and fairness for users in a way that would never be possible in Web2. Integrating Chainlink VRF was the perfect solution for our community-first approach. Our players can now have higher confidence that the NAKA Punk they receive was distributed in a truly random manner.”—Chawalit Rugsasri, CEO of Nakamoto Games.
Chainlink is the industry standard for building, accessing, and selling oracle services needed to power hybrid smart contracts on any blockchain. Chainlink oracle networks provide smart contracts with a way to reliably connect to any external API and leverage secure off-chain computations for enabling feature-rich applications. Chainlink currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries, and offers global enterprises and leading data providers a universal gateway to all blockchains.
About Nakamoto Games
Nakamoto Games is building the premier gaming ecosystem where players can enjoy endless blockchain-based games, and developers can deploy games to a broad user base. Nakamoto Games ecosystem comprises a user-friendly gaming platform, the NAKAVERSE, and the blue-chip primed NAKA Punks collection. For more information, please visit www.nakamoto.games.