Tezos Co-Founder Hints That Her Trading Card Game Will Use Alternative Blockchain

Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman has left open the possibility that her trading card game Emergents may not be built on the company’s blockchain, according to statements made on April 5.

According to the Reddit post, Kathleen pointed out that Emergents might not be using Tezos blockchain technology, saying she had not yet decided on the platform she will use in the game.

In a comment left on the post, she added the following:

“The alpha doesn’t have a marketplace, it’s an alpha. The white paper doesn’t describe any feature that could not be satisfied by any other smart contract platform. I have an obligation to my investors to pick a platform with certain properties, and I am not bound to Tezos.”

Emergents was announced in March, as reported by Cointelegraph. It was advertised as a blockchain-based game competitor to card games like Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, where payments could be made in Tezos’ native token XTZ.

Arthur Breitman is no longer in the Tezos Technical Committee

Within the Reddit post, it was also made public that Tezos’ other co-founder, Arthur Breitman, is no longer part of the Tezos Technical Committee. Although official confirmation is still pending, he said the following:

“I bowed out from my already minimal activities after receiving veiled threats.”

Within the comments made by both co-founders, Kathleen expressed her concerns about Tezos:

“Candidly, I have a lot of concerns about the platform and an obligation to my investors to make sure that we choose the right one for the game.”

The news comes after the Tezos Foundation released its second Biannual Report on March 19, highlighting they’ve granted $37 million to ecosystem developers since August 2019, divided in three categories: research and development efforts, ecosystem projects, and community support.