Chinese online and mobile game publisher The9 (CrossFire New Mobile Game, Audition mobile, Knight Forever etc) has announced it’s forming a blockchain subsidiary.
The9 has already invested in blockchain projects including Telegram’s recent ICO, but now wants to centralize that activity and expertise with its own in-house resource for developing technology and consulting.
In this way, it plans to recruit experts and become a supplier of one-stop blockchain technology to other global companies.
It says it’s already hired:
- the deputy secretary-general of the to-be-formed China Blockchain Promotion Committee,
an expert of China National Big Data Strategy Think Tank,
professor of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University focusing on blockchain studies,
an Ethereum expert,
a former senior technology architect of Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange,
a former Hewlett-Packard foundation technology architect,
a former technical director, and
a business development vice president of onshore and offshore blockchain technology companies.
The team also intends to utilize The9’s resources to expand blockchain technology usage in online games.