GameStop Enters the Metaverse With ‘Web3 Gaming’ Job Post

The video game store is hiring an Ethereum specialist after teasing an NFT marketplace in May.

Oct 26, 2021 at 1:31 p.m. UTC
Updated Oct 26, 2021 at 8:08 p.m. UTC

GameStop is looking to build an Ethereum-based Web 3 arm, according to a job listing posted by the company nine hours ago.

The retailer said it’s looking for someone with “experience with Ethereum, NFTs [non-fungible tokens] and blockchain based gaming platforms” for its “Head of Web3 Gaming” role.

The job post outlines a metaverse-esque future for the gaming industry, where “games are places you’ll go” and “blockchains will power the commerce beneath.”

“Integrations with different blockchains and Ethereum layer 2 environments” was listed as one of the role’s responsibilities.

Layer 2 is a companion system designed to help a cryptocurrency system handle a larger volume of data, typically with the goal of processing more payments, faster.

In May, the company created a page teasing an in-house NFT marketplace, which the company still appears to be hiring for.

An address on the site showed that GameStop had already created an Ethereum-based ERC-721 token, the standard widely used to create NFTs.

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