Playkey.io

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Experts believe that the future of gaming is in the cloud, and Playkey vision is that it should be decentralized!

Moving gaming into cloud technology has now become inevitable – 70% of Steam players are unable to play AAA titles like GTA V in high resolution, and 30% of players cannot even run such titles on their obsolete PCs.

  

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Playkey, is a leading cloud gaming provider with 100 000 paying customers in Europe. The aim is to provide gamers with a reasonably-priced opportunity to play top rated games anytime and anywhere, using any device connected to Internet, without having to purchase a high-end PC or console. Usualy gamers spends $1 500 every year on upgrading its hardware, and it is a huge disaster from the Playkey point of view. 

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Playkey aims to create an ecosystem for cloud gaming and other use cases (“The Playkey Ecosystem”) featuring:

  • Dozens of independent owners of powerful computers worldwide (“miners”) united within a community, and acting as cloud gaming service providers;

  • A single universal ecosystem cryptocurrency — the PKT token — which will be issued via the ICO;

  • Unified high standards of cloud gaming service (SLA) set in the form of a miner-gamer smart contract;

  • A governing and community regulating body — Playkey Foundation, the issuer of the PKT token, responsible for service and ecosystem development.

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Gamer’s workflow

A typical gamer’s workflow will be as follows:

  • Register on the playkey.net website and create a PKT wallet;

  • Download the Playkey client application;

  • Top-up the PKT wallet balance by buying PKT for real currency (USD, EUR, etc.);

  • Choose the server to play on with the following filters: locaton, ping, the cost of playing on that partcular server, reputaton, etc.;

  • Select a server and enter into a smart contract with the miner. Auto-selection of the server based on the parameters set by the gamer, will be implemented in the future.

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Miner’s workflow

A typical miner’s workflow will be as follows:

  • Register on the playkey.io website and create a PKT wallet;

  • Download Playkey’s server application;

  • Install and configure the software;

  • Download the desired games and set the price for playing;

  • Register this smart contract in the blockchain.

Gamers’ benefits

Gamers will get the following benefits:

  • The ability to play AAA titles on obsolete/old/non-gaming (Mac) hardware (min. requirements: CPU >= 1.5 GHz (for Video Adapter with H.264 hardware decoding support));

  • The ability to receive high level SLA with low latency and great picture quality;

  • The ability to play anywhere;

  • The ability to play on any device – Mac, tablets, Smart TV, etc.;

  • A plug’n’play solution to purchase playing time with just 1 click, without having to spend hours downloading a game;

  • The opportunity to pay 4x as few as they would pay for the gaming hardware, while receiving the same benefits. The price of a gaming PC is $1 500. When purchased using a pay-monthly scheme over a period of 3 years, the price for per month for that same PC is $41. A monthly cloud subscription fee can be one-fourth of that price.

Miners’ benefits

Providing hardware to gamers will be:

  • 2-3 times more efficient than any altcoin mining add opportunities;

  • More stable in the short, medium and long term than cryptocurrency mining;

  • Less risky than cryptocurrency mining due to its intrinsic value — the mining return is much more predictable and mostly based on being an alternative to buying one’s own gaming hardware (PC/console);

  • A good alternative/hedging option for those private or professional miners who have already bought GPUs and can’t use them effectively due to the increasing competition on the crypto mining market.

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PKT Tokens

Playkey introduces an open source cryptographic token – PKT. PKT is a cryptocurrency that will be used to buy and sell cloud gaming subscriptions as well as other Playkey services and future products. It will be the unit of account for all economic transactions within the Playkey Ecosystem, and will be used as a basis for interaction with other digital services.

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In the short term, PKT will be used for transactions between miners and gamers, and for purchasing gaming software. During the first stage, Playkey will integrate the PKT wallet into all Playkey accounts and will transfer all current transactions to PKT.

It is expected that PKT tokens will be bought by gamers on cryptocurrency exchanges, or on Playkey’s official website. Gamers pay tokens to miners for playing. Miners share revenue with the Playkey Foundation, which supports the software, organizes relationships with publishers, marketing and ecosystem development.

Funds collected through the ICO are will be used for development of the Playkey Ecosystem and cloud gaming popularization. The main terms and conditions of the ICO and PKT token are as follows:

  • Total number of PKT to be issued is 100 000 000 units long-term non-inflationary;

  • 60% of issued tokens are intended to be sold, 12.5% are reserved for the Playkey Foundation, and the rest will be distributed among team, escrow agent, bounty and ICO advisors;

  • PKT tokens are to be implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain in accordance with the ERC20 (Ethereum Token Standard Tokens);

  • Cap is set at PKT 100 000 000 (one hundred million) level;

  • ICO proceeds are going to be used for the Playkey Ecosystem and cloud gaming service development;

  • The funds will be stored in ETH, bitcoins and US dollars after the end of the ICO to minimize the risks.

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Playkey Team

The Playkey team comprises 45 professionals including developers, gaming strategists, testers and marketing experts. The core team has been developing the technology and building Playkey for 4 years.

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Playkey Top Team

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EGOR GUREV - Founder, CEO of Playkey (LINKEDIN)

Managing technological startups more than 7 years. Created the largest distributor of digital content in Eastern Europe with 200 million users. Successfully sold the business to a large IT holding company.

Attracted $ 2.8m of investment from the leading European fund in order to scale Playkey in 2017.

   
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ALEXEY LYKOV - Founder, CTO (LINKEDIN)

Technical specialist with 20 years of experience. Author of 3 patents for cloud gaming services. Develops Nvidia solutions in cloud games.

Alexey is working on the development of the blockchain system in Playkey 1.5 years. Manages the infrastructure of more than 1,000 video cards. Developed a unique solution for the mining of cryptocurrency on gaming platforms.

   
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VADIM ANDREEV - Founder, Director of Game Strategy (LINKEDIN)

For the project Playkey Vadim signed unique for the game industry contracts with the world game publishers: Ubisoft, Wargaming, Gaijin, Electronic Arts.

Vadim has been working in the gaming business for more than 10 years. Concluded more than 20 contracts for the supply of digital content in the company Enaza.

   
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DMITRY ISAEV - CFO

Within the framework of the project, he set up a system of management accounting and budgeting of income and expenses, he took part in attracting investments in the project, developed a methodology for assessing the financial risks of the project.

  
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ROMAN EPISHIN - Chief Marketing Officer (LINKEDIN)

Roman for more than 7 years manages marketing teams and is engaged in business consulting in the gaming industry.

Brought online project "Tanks Online" in the top 10 online games in the Russian market in terms of annual revenue. He led the launch of the game in the markets of Europe and Latin America.

Playkey service with his direct participation in the period from October 2015 to October 2016 increased revenue 7x.

  
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VLADIMIR SHESTAKOV - Development Team Leader (LINKEDIN)

For more than 4 years he has been working in the sphere of cloud technologies.

Vladimir is in charge of the billing, game server and client development teams. He is also engaged in architectural development and participates in the development of network protocols, cross-platform client, and game server.

  
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MAX KUDYMOV - Playkey Product owner

Max is responsible for decisions how the Playkey product will develop. He spent 5 years on developing his skills in product management, positive unit economy development and cohort analytics.

    

Advisors

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GEORGY DOBRODEEV

Epic games, Marketing Director

    
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ALEXANDER AGAPITOV

Xsolla, Founder & CEO

   
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PETER ZHALOV

Former VP Marketing & Advertising of Wargaming.net, Blockchain and eSports enthusiast

  

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REUBEN GODFREY

Co-Founder Blockchain, Association of Ireland

    
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ARSENIY STRIZHENOK

Co-founder and managing partner of Blockchainuniversity.io and  Blockletter.co., ICO advisor of LAToken

   
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DILLON SEO

CEO and Founder, VoleR Creative Co-founder, Oculus VR

    
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MICHAEL KIM

CEO & Founder of CoinInside, Former executive  of Blizzard, Wargaming and Havok

    
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MIKO MATSUMURA

Pantera Capital LP and founder of Evercoin Exchange

   
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DAVID CARLSON

Founder & CEO at GigaWatt,Inc

   
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ALBERT CASTELLANA

Blockchain & Innovation Specialist, NEM.IO Foundation, Atraura Blockchain, COEINF

   

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A detailed description of the project is given in our Whitepaper.
 

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