Bitcoin (ticker: BTC) was the first cryptocurrency and remains the largest by market cap, founded by pseudonymous programmer Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. It relies on proof-of-work to secure its blockchain, and is the largest such network in terms of combined hashing power.
Debate surrounding transaction scalability and non-financial uses has been constant. Many community members wish to avoid what they view as spam on the blockchain and keep transactions and block sizes small. Currently the Lightning Network is the most widely agreed-upon platform to achieve transaction scalability, using technology such as payment channels.
CoinDroids was one the first to experiment with using Bitcoin for blockchain gaming. Spells of Genesis was the first game to put smart property on the Bitcoin blockchain using Counterparty, calling it true ownership and setting the stage for NFTs.
Bitcoin is not the most commonly used platform by blockchain gaming developers due to several factors: