Tagged: gaming

Payments Fintech Paysafe Expands US iGaming Presence with Ohio Market Entry

Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE), a payments platform, announced its expansion into the new Ohio online sports-betting market after entering the Maryland iGaming space in Q4 2022. Paysafe is now “powering play safely for a range of sportsbooks in the Midwestern state by providing their players with… Read More

Bitcoin Chess, Other Rewarded Games Released by Fintech ZEBEDEE, VIKER

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ZEBEDEE, the Fintech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry, and VIKER, the innovative mobile games studio that’s taking over the Play-and-Earn space,  announced the launch of two new rewarded games, “with more to come soon.” These new releases continue VIKER’s strategy of using… Read More

Pillz, Developer of Wearable Devices for NFT-Collectibles, Finalizes Pre-Seed Round

Pillz, the developer of wearable devices for NFT-collectibles and NFT-gaming, raised a pre-seed round from Xsolla and its Founder Aleksandr “Shurick” Agapitov. Aleksandr Agapitov, Xsolla founder and Pillz Board of Directors member, said: “Pillz represents what I always look for in teams – a passion… Read More

Blockchain Gaming Firm Wemade Announces Updates to Rise of Stars, a Mobile Game

Global blockchain gaming company Wemade announced that Rise of Stars (ROS), a mobile game developed by LightCON Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Wemade Max Co., Ltd., revamped the Silthereum system on December 28, as follows. Updated Silther Check used for item purchase and Silthereum exchange… Read More

Fintech ZEBEDEE Re-Launches App with New Earning, Digital Identity Features

ZEBEDEE, a Fintech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry,  announced the relaunch of its flagship product, the ZEBEDEE app. The revamped app “brings shopping and digital identity features to transform the previously Bitcoin–gaming-focused app into a hub of virtual economies centered around rewarded… Read More

Blockchain Gaming Survey Reveals Gamers Are “Positive” About Benefits Of Play-and-Earn Games

ZEBEDEE, a Fintech and “next-generation” payment processor for the gaming industry, announced the results of a study “surveying over 1,000 U.S. respondents who play a minimum of one hour of video games per week to gauge their feelings toward blockchain technologies, NFTs and cryptocurrencies being… Read More

Earn Alliance Announces $4.75M Raise, Launch of Web3 Game Platform

Earn Alliance, a game community platform, announced the close of its $4.75m seed raise to connect game developers “with genuine fans and gamers across the globe through a focus on fun versus crypto speculation.” The alpha version of Earn Alliance’s platform is “set to launch… Read More

Blockchain based Gaming: Magic Eden Announces Expansion to Polygon Network

Magic Eden, the cross-chain NFT marketplace, 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… Read More

Binance Labs Invests $4M in Ultimate Champions to Accelerate Innovation in Web3 Gaming

Binance Labs, the venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance, invested $4 million in Ultimate Champions, a Web3 sports game platform that will be “built on the BNB Chain.” Ultimate Champions will use the funds raised “to further develop its games, secure additional sports partnerships,… Read More

MetaMask, Game7 Unveil HyperPlay, a Web3 App, Focused on Gaming

Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) Game7 and MetaMask announce HyperPlay, which is described as “an open-source desktop application where interoperability is the default for Web3 games.” HyperPlay claims it is “the world’s first Web3-native game launcher, built to make the user experience free of friction for… Read More

Animoca Brands, TinyTap to Auction Education Publisher NFTs

Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the open metaverse, and its subsidiary TinyTap, the platform for user-generated educational games, announced “the launch of Publisher non-fungible tokens (NFTs).” Each Publisher NFT is “linked to a bundle of educational games and other… Read More

Open Source Bitcoin (BTC) Focused Fintech Initiative Now Live

ZEBEDEE, a Fintech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry, announced a new initiative that “contributes open source code and products to the Bitcoin Lightning space.” The new not-for-profit and completely open source initiative “has already resulted in several products and code repositories that… Read More

India: Directorate of Enforcement Freezes Crypto-Assets, as Part of Investigation Involving Gaming App

Directorate of Enforcement (ED) in India has reportedly frozen the cryptocurrencies WRX (utility token of WazirX) and USDT (Tether, an Ethereum token that is pegged to the value of a U.S. dollar) equivalent to Rs 47.64 Lakhs (appr. $58,000) “under the provisions ofthe Prevention of… Read More

Microsoft-Backed StarHeroes Enlists Immutable X to Power Web3 Game

Immutable X, an NFT minting and trading platform and the “first” Layer 2 rapid-scaling solution on Ethereum, is partnering with StarHeroes to bring the skill-based space shooter game into the Immutable ecosystem and “to further accelerate the adoption of web3 games.” Since starting development in… Read More

Online Gaming: Fragnova Shows “Positive Side” of Web3 Tech with its First Game

Fragnova recently announced that Ambal Duels, a “free-to-play” strategy card game, will be the “first” blockchain-enabled game to be “built using the platform’s unique game development engine, Claymore.” Using blockchain technology means the game will “have immutable assets and modding functionalities, allowing the community to… Read More

MyMetaverse, Enjin Bring Polkadot’s “Playable” NFTs to Gaming Servers

The “first” in-game NFTs have been minted on Efinity with the launch of the MetaHome NFT collection, immediately usable in MyMetaverse’s full suite of games. MyMetaverse, a game development company specializing in creator-led metaverses with play-and-earn economies, “ensured that on launch, the NFTs perform different… Read More

Metaverse GameFi Project Metaisland Joins Neo Global Development EcoBoost Program

Neo Global Development (NGD) has accepted Metaisland into the EcoBoost program. The multiplayer metaverse GameFi project is “the fourth project to join the EcoBoost program in 2022.” Through EcoBoost, Neo will “provide support and incubation opportunities to help the project enter the market.” In 2021, NGD… Read More

Datawisp Finalizes $3.6M Round to Expand B2B No-Code Data Platform

Datawisp, a no-code data exploration platform focused on web3 and gaming, has raised $3.6 million in funding. The seed investment round was “led by CoinFund, with participation from Spartan Capital, Mirana Ventures, Dweb3 Capital, and existing investors Play Ventures.” For most businesses, the ability to… Read More

Fintech ZEBEDEE Integrates “Programmable Money” into Internet-based Apps

ZEBEDEE, which claims to be the leading Fintech and next-gen payment processor for the gaming industry, announced the launch of an integration allowing any business “to implement ‘Log in with ZBD’ and instantly grant users the ability to move money to and from different online… Read More

Blockchain Gaming Firm Immutable Hires Polygon Exec Aviral Avasthi

Immutable, a global blockchain gaming company bringing digital asset ownership to billions, announced the appointment of Aviral Avasthi as Senior Vice President, Marketing. Avasthi will “head marketing, communications and community teams for Immutable X, leveraging expertise gained in prominent web2 and web3 roles for Polygon,… Read More

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