Amazon To Enter The Crypto NFT Market With Gaming Initiative – Here's What You Need To Know - Cryptonews

Amazon To Enter The Crypto NFT Market With Gaming Initiative – Here’s What You Need To Know – Cryptonews

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Amazon reportedly aims to dabble into NFTs and Web3 gaming with an upcoming initiative related to digital assets. 

The world’s largest retailer is planning to launch a “digital assets enterprise” focused on non-fungible tokens and Web3 gaming this spring, Blockworks reported Thursday, citing four anonymous sources familiar with Amazon’s intentions.

Per the report, Amazon’s initiative is in the relatively early stages of development and the firm is expecting to make an official announcement in April. Furthermore, the e-commerce giant has more than a dozen partners lined up for the project, including layer-1 blockchains, blockchain-based gaming startups and developers, and digital asset exchanges.

“One example in the works, per one source: getting Amazon customers to play crypto games and claim free NFTs in the process,” the report said, adding that Amazon executives leading the initiative have reached out to at least one family office in recent months. They have also allegedly planned to conduct an NFT drop with an artist.

It is worth noting that Amazon has been posting roles for developers and engineers in the Web3 realm since 2021. Back then, the company posted a vacancy seeking a “Digital Currency and