Following the infamous Wallstreetbets story a few months ago, the company Gamestop is doing much better than it did a year ago. Now a new website called nft.gamestop.com indicates that the firm is dipping its feet into blockchain technology via non-fungible tokens built with Ethereum.
‘Power to the Players’
The publicly listed company Gamestop (Nasdaq: GME) has seemingly launched a new website dedicated to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The public isn’t fully aware of what the web portal means because Gamestop has not officially announced the project. However, on April 8, 2021, Gamestop revealed it was hiring a security analyst but was looking for someone experienced with blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs. Following the offer, it was suspected that Gamestop would be leveraging blockchain technology in some fashion.
The website was discovered by a number of Ethereum community members and the news went viral on Twitter. The website dubbed nft.gamestop.com is very retro-looking and shows an Ethereum-like cartridge being inserted into a Gameboy-like portable gaming device. The device says: “Power to the players, power to the creators, power to the collectors.” The website also shows an Ethereum smart contract address as well.
The smart contract is called “Gamestop” and was created on May 25, 2021. There’s already been a few transactions sent to the ETH smart contract according to Etherscan. The website also notes that the company is “building a team.”
“We welcome exceptional engineers (solidity, react, python), designers, gamers, marketers, and community leaders,” the website says. “If you want to join our team, send your profile or something you’ve built to: firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The landing page also has a small white dot on the upper right-hand side of the page which leads to an interesting surprise game. In order to play the game, the player must leverage the space key on a keyboard to start the race. Gamestop shares have been doing well recently and shares are up 16% and swapping for $209 on Wednesday.
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