Chinese game publisher The9 announces blockchain technology group
It’s already invested in Telegram
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.