Organized Crime Goes Digital With the Blockchain-Based ‘Mafia Wars’ Game

Over the last couple of years, blockchain-based gaming has become more popular with collectible games like “Spells of Genesis.” One peer-to-peer game, “Mafia Wars,” is a blockchain-themed tournament based on well-known organized crime families from the 1920s.

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The Five Families of New York

A Counterparty-based game called “Mafia Wars” launched this past summer that allows online gamers the ability to become crime bosses from one of five families. The game is similar to other blockchain-based collectible card tournaments using the Counterparty platform, an application that’s secured by the BTC network. To play, users need to purchase one of five “family” tokens on the Counterparty exchange. Players are allowed to choose from infamous organized crime groups such as the Lucchese, Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino and Genovese families.

Each family sets out to be the biggest and best on the block by earning mafiacash tokens. Just like in the mob, all of the family members get a cut of the earnings at the end of the month, with shares distributed according to in-game performance. At the time of writing, there were 391 “Mafia Wars” players in 12 different crews and 51