It appears that GameStop is preparing a first-party crypto wallet service to go along with its NFT Marketplace launch in the second quarter of 2022.
As GameStop continues to prepare for the launch of the NFT Marketplace in Q2 2022, the company is also clearly building out the tools users will need to effectively use its Marketplace from a first-party perspective . This includes not only a platform where users can connect to external crypto wallets while creating and trading NFTs, but apparently also a first-party crypto wallet service. On its Beta NFT Marketplace website, Gamestop has an upcoming option for something called a “GameStop Wallet” which suggests it is building out a first-party option for users to use.
A mention of the upcoming Gamestop wallet appears on the wallet page of its new NFT Marketplace beta website. GameStop enthusiasts have looked at the NFT Marketplace beta website recently, it seems that it has some of the features that can be expected from a new NFT platform. One such feature is being able to connect a legitimate crypto wallet through third-party services such as WalletConnect and MetaMask. However, GameStop also features its own first-party option. The top option on the crypto wallet connection page is labeled “GameStop Wallet Browser Extension (coming soon)”.
There is a “Connect Wallet” page on GameStop’s NFT Marketplace beta website, which allows users to connect a crypto wallet account to the platform. This includes an upcoming “GameStop Wallet” option.
It makes sense that as GameStop rolls out its own NFT marketplace platform, it would also want a first-party option to keep all cryptocurrency transfers and storage in its ecosystem. The company has acted swiftly to try to get into the NFT craze as part of its overall transformation into a more sustainable company. The GameStop NFT Marketplace has been in the works at least since its website was discovered in May 2021, with the latter offering Creator Application signups later in the year.
GameStop is expected to launch its NFT marketplace by the end of the second quarter of 2022. There are likely to be many more details that will be revealed along the way, including more details about whatever the GameStop wallet is. Stay tuned to ShakeNews for further updates as we await those new details in the coming months.
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