Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate Konami has seen recruitment rates soar to double what they were last year. The company has been targeting developers with blockchain programming experience, according to Yahoo Japan. It has listed on its website three new roles for blockchain engineers in its Bullhead City, Nevada office.
The company is hiring blockchain engineers, software and infrastructure engineers, as well as sales representatives. The job listings on the company’s website show a number of positions that require applicants to have experience with cryptocurrency, while others state their interest in working with Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH).
In an interview with Cointelegraph Japan this month, Konami revealed that it was planning on introducing cryptocurrency payments into its games by 2022 at the latest.
The company has been targeting developers with blockchain programming experience, according to Yahoo Japan.
Konami Aims To Go Big At NFT Marketplace
In addition to systems that will handle user-created assets and other non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Konami also plans on deploying its own blockchain network as part of the platform. The company said in a press release that this will be based on Corda — an open source blockchain platform developed by R3 and IBM.
Konami’s NFT marketplace is expected to launch in 2022, but details about how it will work are still scarce at this point in time.
NFT is an abbreviation for “non-fungible token” and refers to a digital asset that is unique and cannot be replaced by another one with the same characteristics. This means that each NFT has its own individual attributes, making it different from all other NFTs. One example of a Non Fungible Token (NFT) would be a baseball card. It’s impossible for two baseball cards to be exactly the same – there are different stats and information on each card which make them separate entities.
Konami has now announced its plans to create an NFT marketplace where users can buy/sell/trade their digital assets with one another on the blockchain through smart contracts, which will also allow Konami to monitor transactions made within them via its own private chain called Elliptic Chain.