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.
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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