Worth approximately 97% of the market share as a mobile platform in Korea, Kakao is steadily entering the world of blockchain. Its latest project is a global public blockchain project, known as Klaytn, which has since secured partnerships with 34 companies to expand its reach.
Among them is the esports livestreaming platform – Sliver.tv and THETA. Consisting of nearly 3 million users at the moment, this collaboration with Klaytn will allow for the platform to be broadcast to South Korea.
Dubbed ‘Sliver.tv Korea’ is being referred to as the world’s first ‘end-to-end’ mobile esports experience.
Allowing for live esports broadcasts to be broadcast to viewers in Kora, powered by the Theta blockchain.
While also making use of the Klaytn Token, with the added incentive of earning THETA tokens for donating excess bandwidth to the community.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with SLIVER.tv and Theta Labs to launch their esports platform in the Korea market by leveraging our user base of over 50 million Kakao mobile messenger users.” Head of Business Development for GroundX, the blockchain unit for Kakao – Chase Choi continues.
“SLIVER.tv has built an impressive global game streaming platform with over 3 million users and we believe we can help them become successful in the Korea market while driving significant adoption and usage of our Klaytn blockchain.”