- An independent gaming developer company has taken to Twitter to deny the rumours that one of their games was used to hijack the Nintendo switch console to mine bitcoin.
- With the recent Nintendo release of Cooking Mama, Cookstar is connected to blockchain technology but not in the way many people have speculated.
An independent gaming developer company, 1st Playable has taken to Twitter to deny the rumours that one of their games was used to hijack the Nintendo switch console in order to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
With the recent Nintendo release of Cooking Mama, Cookstar is connected to block chain technology but not in the way many people have speculated.
Taking to Twitter, 1st Playable said the following:
As the developers we can say with certainty there is no cryptocurrency or data collection or blockchain or anything else shady in the code. The Nintendo Switch is a very safe platform, with none of the data and privacy issues associated with some mobile and PC games.— 1st Playable (@1stPlayable) April 5, 2020
Along the same lines, Coolstar also took to Twitter to point out that it is only utilising the blockchain as a way for players to trade assets in game. They made it clear that it had nothing to do with mining any digital assets such as cryptocurrency.
“The internet is alive with rumors that Cooking Mama: Cookstar contains hidden cryptocurrency/blockchain capabilities that are causing the Switch to overheat. This is absolutely incorrect.”
Before it was released, the new Nintendo console was rumoured to be using blockchain. This didn’t gain a lot of attraction at first but after Cooking Mama: Cookstar was suddenly no longer available in the Nintendo eShop just a few hours after his release, the rumour took on a life of its own on social media.
There has been no official statement from Nintendo as of yet.