FTX launches new gaming sub-unit
Help gaming studios embrace crypto
Crypto exchange FTX is launching a new gaming unit aimed at encouraging more game publishers to embrace cryptocurrencies, blockchain networks, and NFTs.
Operating through its U.S. affiliate FTX.US, the sub-unit dubbed FTX Gaming will debut with a “crypto-as-a-service” platform that will allow gaming companies to launch their own tokens and offer support for NFTs.
"We are launching FTX Gaming because we see games as an exciting use case for crypto," an FTX spokesperson said to Bloomberg in an email. "There are 2 billion+ gamers in the world who have played with and collected digital items, and can now also own them."
According to job openings posted by FTX.US earlier this month, the unit is looking for remote software engineers with experience in the C# programming language and Unity, a popular game engine used by many AAA games.
This move will inevitably come with a lot of criticism from the gaming industry. Results from the Games Developer Conference’s ‘State of the Game Industry Survey’ revealed 70% of studios have no interest in NFTs, along with 72% against adding crypto as a payment option within games.
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