The FTX gaming unit is part of the company’s $100 million commitment to building the blockchain gaming industry.
FTX.US, the US arm of global cryptocurrency derivative and spot exchange FTX, appears to be launching a new blockchain gaming unit.
According to a cryptocurrency exchange job posting, the company is looking for software developers for its upcoming blockchain and gaming unit. The new gaming unit will focus on attracting more game developers to the blockchain-based gaming ecosystem that incentivizes players through crypto tokens and non-fungible tokens.
The job posting revealed that the exchange is looking for software engineers with a solid understanding of the C# programming language and the Unity game engine. FTX did not respond to requests for comment from Cointelegraph at the time of publication.
Supposedly, the new platform would be served as a “crypto as a service” that would allow game developers to integrate NFT and crypto token support.
As Cointelegraph reported in November 2021, FTX announced a $100 million GameFi ecosystem fund in partnership with Solana Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The GameFi ecosystem has become one of the top use cases for the cryptocurrency industry in 2021, with major tech giants investing heavily in the evolving P2E (play to win) gaming ecosystem.
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Blockchain games and the concept of P2E have generated quite a contrasting opinion in the gaming industry. On the one hand, traditional game companies love to hate the emerging GameFi industry, calling it a “house of cards” and a “fraud,” while supporters of Web3 see it as the future of gaming. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian recently claimed that P2E will rule the gaming industry with a share of over 90% in the near future.