Temasek's Vertex Leads $4M Investment in CARV to Build Gaming Credential and Data Infrastructure – Investing News Network
CARV has raised $4M in seed funding led by Vertex, Temasek Holding's venture capital arm with participation from EVOS (ATTN Group), SNACKCLUB (Loud Gaming), Infinity Ventures Crypto YGG SEA, UpHonest Capital, Lyrik Ventures, Lintentry Foundation, PAKADAO, 7UpDAO, Angel Investor Aliaksandr Hadzilin (NEAR's co-founder), among others. Many investors bring infrastructure and gaming ecosystem synergies to CARV, especially across the US, Europe LATAM, and Southeast Asia markets.
The Los Angeles -based company set out with a mission to empower gamers with data sovereignty via gaming credentials. "Gamer activities span across devices, platforms, and into real life. However, their time, effort, and money spent remain data points scattered across isolated ecosystems, with limited value to gamers." Says Victor Yu, CARV's co-founder and COO. "By creating the infrastructure to piece these breadcrumbs together, we are unlocking tremendous opportunities in how gamers interact in the gaming universe." Gamers now own and self-sovereign their data, with which they can achieve their hard-earned achievements and be recognized for community contribution on CARV.IO . Moreover, gamers can explore the semantic discovery of friends & games, and unlock credential-gated gaming premiums and governance privileges based on their past gaming experience.
CARV is also building data infrastructure and analytics to empower game studios to accurately recognize gamer activities, capture an insight-driven understanding of the user base, and reach the desired group of users effectively. "There is a paradigm shift in how games think about user acquisition, business model, and in-game economy design. With the shift comes challenges to games' sustainability. CARV is uniquely positioned to work with game partners to address these challenges." comments Victor.
CARV launched its Alpha version in May 2022 after graduating from UPenn Wharton's Cypher Blockchain Accelerator. Since then, CARV has integrated with more than 20 blockchains and enabled more than 300K registered users to view their all-in-one achievement display. A credential-based governance experiment is CARV's Guardian Program , where more than 2000 community members applied to contribute towards community management and content creation. CARV has also worked with more than 100 game studios. These game partners include triple-A and innovative games globally, such as Illuvium, Apeiron, Splinterlands, Genopets, Delysium, Drawshop Kingdom, Big Time, Ultiverse, and more.
Amongst downturns in macroeconomic conditions and the crypto market, the timing of this round speaks volumes to investors' conviction in CARV's vision and execution capability. "With the belief that gaming will be the most important segment track for linking traditional users and enthusiasts in the web3 world, we are very optimistic about the future market of web3 gaming." Comments LI Wei, partner at Vertex, the venture fund which invested in Binance in 2018. "Besides game studios, we focus on the infrastructure of web3 games, particularly on gaming identity platforms. Therefore, we deeply believe that CARV has the potential to be the fast-growing head player in this section."
With the new funding, CARV will onboard additional talents and continue to build the interoperable credential infrastructure alongside ecosystem partners. CARV states that "the open infrastructure that encourages collaboration is important. But, more importantly, as an early mover, it is also our onerous to create world-class applications, tools, and support communities for gamers and games alike, to educate and onramp more users in an enjoyable, seamless way." CARV's team is situated in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles , and Singapore , tapping into each region's tremendous engineering, product development, and game operations talent pool. Many of CARV's team come from product-first tech and gaming companies like Google, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, dLive.tv, Facebook, Microsoft, Tencent , and Garena.
CARV is continuously building the gaming space with partners. Recently, CARV has formed collaborations with 30+ games and ecosystem partners within BNBChain and kicked off a mega campaign – BNBChain Game CARVnival from Nov 22 to Dec 9 , consisting of tournaments, game nights, insightful AMAs and various in-game quests with rich rewards supported by partners.
CARV is building an interoperable credential infrastructure focused on gaming, enabling gamers with an all-in-one achievement display, semantic friend and game recommendations, and access to credential-gated gaming premiums. At the same time, CARV empowers games to recognize gamer activities, capture insights to better serve gamer base, and reach the desired group of gamers.
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East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.
Watch the launch trailer here .
" The Office: Somehow We Manage offers players the chance to immerse themselves in iconic moments from the series and connect with their favorite characters like never before," said Darcy Taylor , Chief Executive Officer of ESGG. "Fans of The Office will absolutely feel the nostalgia through this new game."
" The Office: Somehow We Manage reimagines the cast as vibrant, animated characters for the first time, bringing a fresh new experience to The Office fans everywhere," said Jim Molinets , SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. "The game will transport players into well-known and hilarious episodes that have resonated with so many over the years and let them 'clock in' even more time with their favorite Dundler Mifflin employees."
The Office: Somehow We Manage will allow fans to relive memorable moments from the show like they've never seen them before – animated, all while tapping their way to record profits to save the Scranton Branch from downsizing. Featuring accessible gameplay for all types of players, this narrative idle tapper will give players the chance to unlock and upgrade iconic characters and their desks all the while participating in monthly special events for additional in-game rewards.
COLLECT ICONIC CHARACTERS IN GAME
Tap, upgrade, and build desks for favorite characters from the hit NBC comedy The Office , including Prison Mike, Farmer Dwight, Pretzel Day Stanley, and of course, Three Hole Punch Jim, all appearing in animated form for the first time.
RELIVE MEMORABLE EPISODES FROM THE OFFICE [U.S.]
Click through memorable episodes in this free-to-play game, like "The Dundies" and "Dinner Party." Take a seat in Michael's office, get in line for Pretzel Day, or spend the weekend at Schrute Farms. Oh, and watch out for Kevin's famous chili! Additional episodes from all nine seasons of the show will be added to the game on a regular basis.
In-game events will introduce new versions of characters and more memorable moments, along with weekly and monthly special events inspired by elements from the show.
EARN IN-GAME REWARDS TO KEEP THE BRANCH AFLOAT
Manage Dunder Mifflin Scranton with the help of the whole branch! Get new leads and tap away as the in-game rewards start rolling in. Just make sure Michael doesn't spend the surplus on a new plasma TV!
Players can now run the world's best mid-size regional paper company branch in The Office: Somehow We Manage , available now on iOS and Android.
Visual assets for the game, including key art and logos, can be found in the online press kit .
ABOUT EAST SIDE GAMES GROUP
East Side Games Group (formerly operating under the name "LEAF Mobile Inc.") is a leading free-to-play mobile game group, creating engaging games that produce enduring player loyalty. Our studio groups entrepreneurial culture is anchored in creativity, execution, and growth through licensing of our proprietary Game Kit software platform that enables professional game developers to greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of game creation in addition to organic growth through a diverse portfolio of original and licensed IP mobile games that include: Archer: Danger Phone, Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm , The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s, It's Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile and Trailer Park Boys Grea$y Money , RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar and T he Office: Somehow We Manage .
We are headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and our games are available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For further information, please visit: www.eastsidegamesgroup.com and join our online communities at LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram .
Additional information about the Company continues to be available under its legal name, LEAF Mobile Inc., at www.sedar.com .
ABOUT NBC'S THE OFFICE
Produced by Universal Television in association with Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, The Office is a groundbreaking mockumentary television series that follows the daily lives of the employees of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper company. All nine seasons of the Emmy® Award-winning series are available exclusively on Peacock.
Peacock is NBCUniversal's streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood's biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal's unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL GAMES AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS
Universal's Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com .
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First and Largest Esports Franchise in North America Partners with Canadian Esports Organization
XP League the first and largest esports franchise in North America has announced a new partnership with Canadian pro team Parabellum Esports . Through this partnership, select XP League teams will be able to play under the Parabellum name and wear their jersey helping to cement XP League as the premier youth esports organization that aligns with professional esports.
Founded in 2020, Parabellum is an esports organization based in Toronto, Canada , that operates professional teams in Rainbow Six Siege in the North American League and Rocket League RLCS SAM, CSGO Feminino Brazil, and a content team with members across North America playing for a variety of titles. Parabellum Esports was nominated for Best Esports Org for the Canadian Game Awards.
"We are very excited to be a part of XP League," said Chris Lamarucciola, Co-Founder and CEO of Parabellum. "It has been a goal of ours since the inception of Parabellum to work on the development space in the esports industry. This is not just a step, but a leap forward for our company to work with our future fans, players, and managers. We can't wait to get started and we are looking forward to seeing these young stars grow."
The partnership will include a Spring Bootcamp academy program to be co-branded and developed by XP League and Parabellum. There will also be workshops and training programs with the Parabellum coaches, who will also be doing meet and greets. The partnership will be a launching pad for the new Parabellum academy program and the two brands will develop workshops around the media side of esports.
XP League, a fast-growing emerging youth esports franchise brand, has designed a custom coaching program that interweaves skill-building and tools to coach younger esports players. XP League's continual investment in hiring and training the best coaches in the business makes it the top choice for families and entrepreneurs when it comes to youth esports.
Launched in 2020, XP League offers a nine-week seasonal program including one practice and one match a week. Each team is led by a coach who focuses on teaching resiliency, teamwork, and sportsmanship in addition to gaming skills. By integrating these values into the core format of its programming, kids see the positive reward as an exciting part of the overall experience.
XP League is growing rapidly throughout the United States and looking for entrepreneurs to fulfill its mission. For more information about XP League franchise opportunities, visit franchise.xpleague.com.
XP League is the first-to-market youth esports league franchise that bridges the gap between conventional youth athletics and competitive esports. XP League provides an innovative program that fosters social skills and sportsmanship through a positive, certified coach-led structure. Launched in September 2020 , XP League has quickly grown to become the first and largest esports franchise concept in the U.S. and Canada .
Unleashed Brands, currently includes portfolio brands Urban Air, Snapology , The Little Gym , XP League , Class 101 and Premier Martial Arts and was founded to curate and grow a portfolio of the most innovative and profitable brands that help kids learn, play, and grow. Over the last 10 years, the team at Unleashed Brands has built a proven platform and know-how for scaling businesses focused on serving families. Its mission is to impact the lives of every kid by providing fun, engaging, and inspiring experiences that help them become who they are destined to be. For more information, please visit www.UnleashedBrands.com .
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Enjoy unlimited gameplay with over hundred games in the library
Ubitus K.K. (hereinafter Ubitus) collaborates with Homeplus to launch 'Homeplus x GameNow' cloud gaming service on Home+ tv 4k smart set-top box, on 21st November. This service will be debuted with 100 games including 3A titles, Taiwan Indie games and family friendly gaming content, providing a new choice of home entertainment.
Homeplus STB and Ubitus GameNow turns TV into game entertainment center
Ubitus has been providing technology to top-tier game companies, and licensing famous and popular titles from game companies. Cloud gaming is able to provide high-quality gameplay to gamers by eliminating the capacity and computing power limitations of the end devices. Moreover, Homeplus subscribers can enjoy cloud gaming service with low latency – powered by Ubitus streaming technology and Homeplus high speed and stable network. They can enjoy the same gameplay as with a console or PC, without high-end gaming devices.
100 quality games for starter, with more regular updates
'Homeplus x GameNow' provides many categories of games, such as RPG, racing, sports, fighting, shooting, and puzzle, to fulfill various gamers' needs. Some highly sought-after titles are:
Affordable subscription fee to access games worth thousands
Traditionally, gamers need to purchase game disc or binary online for each game, then download the content to the end device. Not so troublesome anymore. Subscribers of 'Homeplus x GameNow' can have instant access to any game on the platform. Furthermore, it is a great bargain to pay just 10 USD per month to play games worth thousands of dollars if purchased separately. To share the fun with all family members, there will be a family plan, with up to 4 profiles in one account – allowing each member to create personalized experience and history. More attractive features, such as multiplayer, a mobile phone as a gaming controller, and scoreboard are expected in the future.
Ubitus operates the world's best cloud gaming platform with its patented GPU virtualization technology, and is dedicated to providing a superior user experience. Users can enjoy AAA gaming experience across various devices, such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, smart TVs, and personal computers with either a mobile or a land based broadband network.
With innovative GameCloud technology, Ubitus is able to stream interactive media content with immersive experience on multi-devices for platform operators and digital content developers, to accelerate metaverse popularization with broad applications.
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Plarium a global leader in developing F2P mobile and PC games with more than 435 million users worldwide, today announced its acclaimed mobile collection RPG RAID: Shadow Legends is now available on Facebook Gaming via Meta's cloud infrastructure in the continental United States United Kingdom and Europe .
Players can sign into their RAID account on Facebook and play directly on their browser or Android Facebook app with full access to the latest feature updates, including mobile and PC cross-play capabilities as well as synchronized game progression across all platforms.
"We are excited to partner with Meta to bring RAID to Facebook and continue our longstanding goal of allowing players to enjoy games on their preferred platform and device," said Guy Ulmer , business development lead at Plarium. "With the power of cloud gaming there is no initial download time or device storage limitations for players to enjoy RAID. We look forward to Facebook cloud streaming expanding to more regions globally so we can bring this seamless experience to all players."
The turn-based dark fantasy mobile RPG immerses players in the distressed realm of Teleria with 700+ unique collectable champions across 15 different factions. Since its launch in 2019, RAID has become one of the fastest-growing collection RPGs with over 75 million downloads across all platforms and has exceeded $1 billion in lifetime revenue.
In addition to Facebook Gaming, RAID is also available on PC and Mac through Plarium Play , the company's own platform optimized to provide best-in-class native quality and performance, as well as Apple App Store , Google Play and Microsoft Store .
Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best mobile and PC experience for its community of over 435 million hardcore and casual gamers worldwide. Our diverse portfolio includes over 20 games ranging from hardcore RPGs to casual adventures, featuring acclaimed titles such as RAID: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, Lost Island: Blast Adventure, and the Stormfall franchise. The App Store and Google Play regularly feature our games, with Facebook twice recognizing us as a top hardcore Facebook developer. Plarium employs more than 1300 specialists at its headquarters and six offices and development studios around the globe. Our games are available on iOS, Android, and PC. They are also available through Plarium Play, our optimized game launcher for PC and Mac players. Plarium is part of Pixel United, the global mobile-first games publishing business of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX code: ALL). Visit www.plarium.com for more information.
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– Entertainment-focused Web3 ecosystem and layer-1 blockchain ThunderCore is launching a dedicated FIFA World Cup 2022 section to help users of its ultra-popular DApps get a crypto kick out of the global sports spectacle and may even choose their favorite teams. There will also be on-chain events held related to World Cup 2022 participate NOW!!
ThunderCore is among the most used blockchains in the world, consistently holding a spot in the top 5 for daily active users on DappRadar. The chain boasts sub-second confirmation times and transaction costs at a fraction of a cent, which makes it a great match for gaming. It also has users in over 100 countries, many of whom are World Cup fans.
The rapidly expanding blockchain has a history of supporting real-world sports and is looking to broaden its reach in the wider world of sports. Both ThunderCore and FIFA see the World Cup 2022 as a golden opportunity to introduce more people to Web3.
ThunderCore for users
ThunderCore focuses on onboarding users to Web3 through entertainment , and as importantly, retaining them. The blockchain is always looking for the next project that will give its community a new way to have fun and inspire them to come back for more.
The ThunderCore ecosystem contains a diverse array of DApps to help users earn funds while they have fun. In addition to decentralized finance ( DeFi ) protocols and decentralized exchanges ( DEXs ), there are many non- fungible token ( NFT ) platforms and GameFi games on offer.
With the FIFA World Cup, ThunderCore has been able to attract a large pool of developers to build related DApps. The blockchain developer community knows that if they create their projects on ThunderCore, they will reach a vast audience. And that means users have tons of variety when it comes to blockchain entertainment during the World Cup.
During the 2022 World Cup period, ThunderCore has created a section in TT Wallet, exclusively for the World Cup-related DApps that can promote their features combining both sports and Web3. Users will be experiencing entertainment and excitement in conjunction with sports and the new technology. Here are a few DApps that will be participating in this event with us first
ThunderCore for developers
ThunderCore can claim to consistently have over 400,000 monthly active users, in addition to over 100,000 daily. It has maintained high user growth even during the bear market, and the team is committed to cross-promotions for its DApps. Every project in the ThunderCore community gets to benefit from the increased popularity of the underlying chain.
Using its AI-powered recommendation algorithm, ThunderCore is always steering people towards exciting new DApps. Unlike most chains, where users tend to leave after they lose interest in a particular DApp, ThunderCore has an impressive ability to retain users. It relies on organic growth techniques to ensure a steady stream of newcomers.
The chain also aids its developers with a $10M Developer Growth Fund , which carries new projects to completion with financial, technical, and operational assistance. For developers looking to build on ThunderCore, learn how to apply here .
ThunderCore is a powerful layer-1 blockchain and entertainment-focused Web3 ecosystem that delivers elite performance and cost-effective scalability for thousands of burgeoning crypto projects. Its proof-of-stake (PoS) architecture, EVM compatibility, entertainment-first ethos, and deep developer support provide a battle-tested home for the next generation of crypto innovators across Web3, DeFi, NFTs, GameFi, and the metaverse.
Thanks to its unique PaLa consensus mechanism, ThunderCore can handle 4,000+ TPS with sub-second confirmation times and ultra-low gas fees at a fraction of a cent.
ThunderCore Token (TT), the chain's popular native asset, can be stored in the feature-rich TT Wallet , together with other supported ecosystem assets.
Created in 2017 by Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur Chris Wang to help solve Ethereum 's scalability issues , ThunderCore is a rapidly growing and truly global chain, with up to 500,000 monthly active users in over 100 countries (DappRadar, December 2021 ).
As demonstrated by the steady growth of its daily active users during a difficult 2022, ThunderCore excels at user retention by introducing people to more than just what they came for. This tendency to convert new users into old friends makes it the ideal blockchain partner for Web2 companies with strong user-acquisition abilities. Founder Chris Wang believes that this type of Web2.5 collaboration will be the key driving force behind the real mass adoption of blockchain.
Institutional investors in ThunderCore include MetaStable, Hashed, Electric Capital, Huobi Capital, Pantera, Zhen Fund, Kenetic Capital, Arrington XRP, Capitaland, and Draper Dragon, among others.
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Leading NFT marketplace Magic Eden integrates Polygon to support line-up of launches from world-class games developers, including: BORA backed by Kakao Games, Block Games, IntellaX, nWay, Boomland, Planet Mojo, and Taunt Battleworld
Magic Eden ("the Company"), the leading cross-chain NFT marketplace, today announced plans to integrate with the Polygon network. The expansion will allow Magic Eden to work closely with strategic IP owners, world-class games developers, and emerging creators from the Polygon ecosystem.
The Polygon network is home to some of the biggest Web3 gaming projects and publishers, including Ubisoft, Atari, Animoca, Decentraland, Somnium Space, Sandbox, and others. Recently, Polygon has also struck up collaborations with global enterprises, including Stripe, Robinhood and Adobe. Polygon's partnership is helping to pave the way for global brands to activate new digital communities and onboard users to web3–efforts which align closely with Magic Eden's mission to reach wider NFT audiences.
Zhuoxun Yin, Co-Founder and COO of Magic Eden, commented, "Our expansion to Polygon is really exciting for two reasons: first, we've always envisioned a cross chain future for Magic Eden, and this brings us closer to uniting a broader audience who love NFTs. Second, given Polygon's popularity amongst game developers as a low cost EVM-compatible chain, integrating Polygon will continue to cement Magic Eden as the go-to web3 gaming platform. Game developers will now have the greatest optionality on Magic Eden; we can invest, launch collections, power in-game activity and drive user acquisition for developers building on Polygon with Magic Eden."
Magic Eden's integration on Polygon will first focus on providing tools for creators, including a MATIC-enabled (Polygon's native token ) Launchpad and Marketplace debuting before the end of the year. Magic Eden's Launchpad for Polygon has already attracted a line-up of world-class games publishers who are ready to tap into Magic Eden's cross-chain audience and Launchpad track record to bring exciting new games to the Web3 community. Developers who have committed to Magic Eden's Launchpad with Polygon include: BORA backed by Kakao Games, IntellaX, nWay, Block Games, Boomland, Planet Mojo, and Taunt Battleworld.
Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of Polygon, said: "We're excited to work alongside Magic Eden to introduce an enhanced NFT marketplace experience. In the short time that it has come to market, Magic Eden has become known for its ability to ship new product features and address pain points felt on the creator and collector side. Magic Eden has also proven it listens to game developer needs and we are thrilled to have them work closely with Polygon's gaming partners in order support the growth of the NFT gaming ecosystem."
To date, the Polygon network supports tens of thousands of decentralized applications and has seen 1.9 Bn total transactions processed, 174.9M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured. With the expansion to Polygon, Magic Eden users will be able to take advantage of the network's low fee, highly composable, and EVM-compatible ecosystem to deliver a more seamless trading experience–elements which are critical to efficient games design.
Since its inception in September 2021 , Magic Eden has become the leading destination for NFT discovery, ownership, and expression. Magic Eden's marketplace receives an average of 10 million unique sessions per month and sees over 20,000 NFTs traded daily. The platform has also witnessed over $2.5 billion in total NFT trade volume to date. Magic Eden's integration of Polygon will be an extension of the company's track record of bringing snappy, delightful multi-chain NFT trading experiences. By leveraging Polygon's fast and secure blockchain, Magic Eden will be able to support games developers and global brands who are promoting the long-term growth of NFTs.
Magic Eden is the leading community-centric NFT marketplace driving the next billion users to Web3. Led by former crypto , tech, and hospitality leaders, Magic Eden is building a user-friendly platform powered by market-leading minting and trading solutions. Magic Eden brings dynamic cultural moments onto the blockchain, empowering users across thousands of digital communities to create, discover and collect unique NFTs. For more information, please visit www.magiceden.io .
Polygon is the leading blockchain development ecosystem, offering scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchains for Web3. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to major scaling solutions including L2 (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid, stand-alone and enterprise chains, and data availability. Polygon's scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with unique user addresses exceeding 174.9M . The network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects such as Aave, Uniswap, OpenSea and well-known enterprises including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon is carbon neutral with the goal of leading the Web3 ecosystem in becoming carbon negative.
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Gaming-focused FinTech integrates with global Bitcoin gift card vendor to enable gamers to buy gift cards with in-game earnings
ZEBEDEE the leading FinTech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry, and Bitrefill the largest global vendor for gift cards and mobile top-ups that can be bought with crypto today announced a partnership to integrate the ZEBEDEE app with Bitrefill's services and allow users to spend the Bitcoin they earn playing games on thousands of gift cards without ever having to leave the app, creating a complete circular economy within ZEBEDEE.
ZEBEDEE is a platform for game developers to add Bitcoin rewards into their games and for players to discover those games, play them and earn. The integration of Bitrefill provides ZEBEDEE users worldwide with the option to buy over 5000 different gift cards, creating a true circular economy inside ZEBEDEE.
Users can play games to earn Bitcoin , then spend that on gift cards for almost anything they'd want to buy, without ever leaving the ZEBEDEE app. And if a user hasn't earned quite enough for a gift card just from playing games, they can simply top up their account using a credit card inside ZEBEDEE. When combined, this is a powerful proposition combining ecommerce, gaming and cryptocurrency .
"Earning in games is great, but so far, spending the Bitcoin they earn could be a challenge for less crypto -savvy users," said Ben Cousens , Chief Strategy Officer at ZEBEDEE. "At the end of the day, it's not about Bitcoin for us, it's about creating a meaningful experience for our global user base. Bitrefill is a perfect fit, because it allows users to spend their Bitcoin in a very simple way that doesn't require them to even think about it being crypto ."
"We see a lot of merit in ZEBEDEE's vision of creating a circular economy that's underpinned by Bitcoin , but the crypto and financial aspects take a back seat in favor of a very simple and understandable user experience," said Michel Gustavsson , Co-Founder and CBDO of Bitrefill. " Bitcoin is a massively useful tool for the average person, but right now, many are still a bit scared of it. What better way to demonstrate that using Bitcoin doesn't have to be technical or complicated than through earning it in a game and then using it to buy a gift card within seconds! That's how we help people truly see the value of living on crypto ."
To experience the circular economy of discovering games, earning for playing and buying a gift card, simply get the ZEBEDEE app .
ZEBEDEE is the leading FinTech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry. Its sophisticated tools enable developers to create real economies in video games for developers, players and communities. ZEBEDEE erases the boundaries between real and virtual worlds by powering instant global payments of any size for any game or application through the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Learn more about ZEBEDEE and the benefits it brings to developers and gamers alike at zebedee.io .
Bitrefill is the world's largest crypto e-commerce store andhas created a circular economy where people around the world can live on their crypto . It proudly offers a solution in 180 different countries, and counting, with a selection of over 4,000+ products available as gift cards, bill payments and mobile refills. Bitrefill allows customers to use their Bitcoin , Ethereum , Litecoin , Dash, Dogecoin , USDT (TRC20 and ERC20), or more than 40 altcoins and stablecoins with Binance Pay.
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