Named CryptoChips, this new application will provide a way of rewarding players who achieve a certain advance or milestone, will start with bitcoin support for now. As reported, the product will be piloted in the GMO-developed game Whimsical War.
The company in its press release in both English and Japanese had this to add:
CryptoChips can be mounted on the game application and allows players to receive cryptocurrency as remuneration within the game – like a ‘secret pocket money’ – depending on the players’ rankings or when players have achieved missions or acquired items.
GMO Internet Group,
This step is the latest measure into the cryptocurrency sphere for GMO, that already launches its own crypto exchange, mining operation and even pays a portion of staff wages in Bitcoin.
Earlier this year, in March, the GMO firm’s exchange promised to develop and refine data safety after regulators found its security lacking. That fact was confirmed during cross-industry inspections that were held on the heels of January’s $530 million hack of fellow Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck.