Redditors jubilate as GameStop forms a team of NFT bright minds

GameStop is building a team of blockchain and nonfungible token experts to work on the company’s planned NFT platform.

As a result of the r/Wallstreetbets and Robinhood saga earlier this year, GME stock is a cult favorite among retail traders. The r/Superstonk community on Reddit has 659,000 members and is dedicated to GME business and stock discussions.

At the time of writing, a post on Tuesday about GameStop’s job advertisements had earned more than 10,000 upvotes, with many members expressing optimism about the retailer’s recent step.

Hunting for NFT experts

In May, GameStop secretly launched a stripped-down website for its NFT marketplace. Currently, the site includes a Nintendo Gameboy-style gaming console with an Ethereum logo, as well as a message soliciting recruits for positions on the platform.

The company has kept its cards close to its heart since then. However, on Monday, it offered eight jobs for crypto-friendly workers, including three for software engineers with experience working with NFTs, three for product marketers, and two for Web 3.0-based games.

GameStop is searching for someone with experience with “Ethereum, NFTs, and blockchain-based game systems,” according to one of the job posts of the head of Web 3.0 gaming. Additionally, the organization has hinted that ideas for a metaverse are in the pipeline.

Are you the one?

“GameStop is searching for a unique person who has the capability to help fast-track the future of gaming and commerce. In this future, games are the places to explore, and play is propelled by the things people bring. Blockchains will power the commerce underneath,” the job listing reads.

On Tuesday, members of the r/Superstonk community lauded the firm, with u/Triaspia2 calling it one of the “greatest job listings” they had seen and offering to purchase additional GME as a “bullish signal.”


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