EMURGO, the official commercial and venture arm of Cardano - the first third-generation blockchain to evolve out of a scientific philosophy - hosted its first meetup on the potential use cases for blockchain & gaming at its Tokyo office on November 19th, 2019!
Leveraging EMURGO’s partnership with Korean gaming association KBCCA & KMGA (Korea Blockchain Contents Association/Korean Mobile Gaming Association) and our network of industry partners, EMURGO was excited to bring together five gaming enterprises: YarukimanTokkys, Platinum Egg, ONBUFF, ANIVERSE, Mashioba, and KBCCA & KMGA for the local meetup.
This meetup offered a great opportunity for the local blockchain community to meet & listen to influential gaming enterprises in Japan & Korea on their perspectives on blockchain implementation into the gaming industry. Through EMURGO’s advisory services, EMURGO is helping these companies utilize blockchain-based services for their digitally-based businesses. As online gaming is an area where users are very accustomed to digital services & virtual assets, the usage of blockchain technology to tokenize game-related aspects, provide better security for important data, and so on, holds much potential. EMURGO;s objective is to lay the groundwork for the future by exploring mutually favorable opportunities for industries and businesses that show aligned synergies with Cardano’s third-generation blockchain solutions.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the company profiles to learn about them!
Speaker: CEO Itagaki Mamoru
YarukimanTokkys is a local Japanese gaming development company providing creative added services and value to digital games. In addition, they have partnered together with a known Japanese professional e-sports team TEAM iXA to help boost the gaming industry through added support. Through blockchain technology, they digitally tokenized the popular e-sports players through a local social media platform and offered these tokens to their fan base. YarukimanTokkys also provides other gaming-related services to consumers and companies.
Formerly, CEO Itagaki was a board member of another local gaming company, Ponos. One of their best-selling games is にゃんこ大戦争 Nyanko Daisensou（BattleCats). Due to his influence, CEO Itagaki has been well-covered in local gaming media outlets.