OPSkins Founders to Introduce 400 Million Gamers to Cryptocurrency
Menlo Park -- NOVEMBER TBD, 2017 -- Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX), a decentralized platform allowing anyone to operate an in-game virtual marketplace, today announced it was oversubscribed in $21 million WAX Token invitation only private pre-sale. Participants included Pantera Capital, Alphabit Fund, HyperChain Capital, and Crypto Asset Management. The WAX Token public pre-sale is now open until November 15, 2017, at which time the General Audience Main Sale will commence.
Developed by the founders of OPSkins, the world’s leading marketplace for online video game assets, WAX is designed to serve the 400 million online players who already collect, buy and sell in-game items. With the inclusion of WAX’s simple exchange widget, gamers will have access to a worldwide market with blockchain trust and transaction verification.
“We saw an outstanding response from partners during our invitation only private pre-sale, and we’re now working closely with the OPSkins community to educate first-time cryptocurrency users on how to create wallets and participate,” William Quigley, CEO of WAX and CEO of OPSkins.
“Based on current contribution rates, we anticipate over 10,000 gamers will participate in the pre-sale through a gamer exclusive. This supports fundamental that WAX is the onramp for mass-market cryptocurrency adoption and we remain eager to share the benefits of blockchain with millions of gamers,” Malcolm CasSelle, President of WAX and CIO of OPSkins.
The virtual item trading industry is currently fragmented across hundreds of competing marketplaces, each utilizing different business practices tailored to their region. WAX’s solution is a global virtual item repository that provides a complete catalog of all items available. By leveraging blockchain technology, WAX unites gamers and marketplaces enabling instant
payments, security, and trust services. WAX Tokens allow gamers to quickly and easily harness the power of fully developed, highly complex virtual goods exchanges.
WAX industry advisors include ‘Call of Duty’ creator and developer Dave Anthony, Interplay Entertainment and inXile Entertainment Founder Brian Fargo, Ken Cron, former CEO of Vivendi Universal Games and Ethereum Co-Founder Anthony Di Iorio.
WAX is a decentralized platform that enables anyone to operate a fully functioning virtual marketplace with zero investment in security, infrastructure, or payment processing. Developed by the founders of OPSkins, the world’s leading marketplace for online video game assets, WAX is designed to serve the 400+ million online players who already collect, buy, and sell. With the inclusion of WAX’s simple exchange widget, gamers will have access to a worldwide market with blockchain trust and transaction verification. For more information, please visit https://www.waxtoken.com/.
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