Redditors cheer as GameStop assembles team of NFT experts

GameStop (GME) is assembling a workforce of blockchain and NFT specialists to work on the agency’s upcoming NFT platform.

The agency’s GME inventory is a cult favourite amongst retail merchants on account of the r/wallstreetbets and Robinhood saga earlier this 12 months. On Reddit the r/Superstonk group boasts 659,000 members, and is devoted to internet hosting enterprise and inventory discussions associated to GME.

A submit about GameStop’s job listings yesterday has obtained greater than 10,000 upvotes on the time of writing, with many members posting bullish sentiments over GameStop’s newest transfer.

GameStop quietly unveiled a bare-bones web site for its NFT market in Might. The location at present incorporates a Nintendo Gameboy-style gaming console with an Ethereum brand, together with a message calling out for recruits to work on the platform.

Since then the agency has held its playing cards near its chest, nonetheless on Oct. 25 it listed a complete of eight jobs for crypto-friendly candidates, together with three roles for NFT skilled software program engineers, three jobs for product entrepreneurs and with two roles centered on Web3 based mostly gaming.

One of many listings for the Head of Web3 Gaming job says that GameStop is on the lookout for somebody with expertise with “Ethereum, NFTs and blockchain-based gaming platforms.” The agency has additionally hinted that there are some plans associated to the Metaverse within the works.

“GameStop is on the lookout for a novel particular person who may help speed up the way forward for gaming and commerce. On this future, video games are the locations to go, and play is pushed by the belongings you deliver. Future creators gained’t simply construct video games but in addition the elements, characters, and tools. Blockchains will energy the commerce beneath,” the job itemizing reads.

Associated: Reddit could also be making ready to launch its personal NFT platform

Members of the r/Superstonk group have been singing the agency’s praises yesterday, with “Triaspia2” calling it one of many “finest job listings” they’d seen, whereas pledging to purchase extra GME because it was a “bullish sign.”

Redditor “Donnybiceps” was equally bullish, noting that:

“NFTs are the long run and individuals who have not gotten on board the GME practice whereas realizing all these clues then you ought to be blaming your self for not pondering this by way of.”

GME has had a unstable efficiency in October, going as little as $166 earlier than bouncing to round $187 and subsequently crashing down once more. Nonetheless, in keeping with information from Tradingview, the value of GME has nonetheless gained 2.8% this month to take a seat at $178 on the time of writing. The year-to-date achieve for GME is a whopping 844%.