GameStop (GME) is putting together a team of blockchain and NFT professionals to work on the company’s new NFT platform.
As a consequence of the r/wallstreetbets and Robinhood saga earlier this year, the company’s GME stock has become a cult favourite among retail traders. The r/Superstonk group on Reddit has 659,000 members and is dedicated to conducting GME-related business and stock conversations.
At the time of writing, a post on GameStop‘s job advertisements had gotten over 10,000 upvotes, with many members expressing optimism about the retailer’s recent step.
In May, GameStop discreetly launched a basic website for their NFT marketplace. The site now has a Nintendo Gameboy-style game device with an Ethereum logo on it, as well as a message seeking Ethereum recruits.
Since then, the company has kept its cards close to its chest, but on Oct. 25, it posted eight positions for crypto-friendly people, including three for NFT experienced software engineers, three for product marketers, and two for Web3 based games.
GameStop is searching for someone with experience with “Ethereum, NFTs, and blockchain-based game systems,” according to one of the job postings for Head of Web3 Gaming. The company has also revealed that it is working on certain Metaverse-related ambitions.
“GameStop is looking for a unique individual who can help accelerate the future of gaming and commerce. In this future, games are the places to go, and play is driven by the things you bring. Future creators won’t just build games but also the components, characters, and equipment. Blockchains will power the commerce underneath,” the job listing reads.
Web3, billions in revenue, NFTs, Ethereum Layer 2. probably nothing. $GME pic.twitter.com/s3PiaqtWQl— Chris SilvΞstro (@vestro) October 26, 2021
Yesterday, members of the r/Superstonk community were praising the company, with “Triaspia2” calling it one of the “greatest job listings” they’d seen and promising to buy more GME since it was a “bullish signal.”
“Donnybiceps,” a Reddit user, was likewise upbeat, remarking that:
“NFTs are the future and people who haven’t gotten on board the GME train while knowing all these clues then you should be blaming yourself for not thinking this through.”
In October, GME had a turbulent performance, falling as low as $166 before rebounding to roughly $187 before tumbling down again. Nonetheless, according to Tradingview statistics, the price of GME has risen 2.8 percent this month, reaching $178 at the time of writing. GME has gained a whopping 844 percent year too far.