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WAX Partners with Real-Time Strategy Game “Hash Rush”

Aug 14, 2018

Hash Rush and Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX)™ today announced that the company’s in-game items will be tradeable on WAX ExpressTrade and available for purchase on OPSkins™ using WAX Tokens, Bitcoin, ETH, US dollars, Euros and dozens of other currencies. These items will include in-game skins, special boosts, tokenized planets, and more. Hash Rush items are built for cross-game functionality, meaning they can transition to be used in other blockchain games as well.

Hash Rush is a real-time strategy game that allows gamers to compete with each other for cryptocurrency and other rewards such as new skins and boosts. Players work to establish Crypto Crystal mining colonies on their planets. They can attack enemies to gain more Crypto Crystals, and in turn defend their own Crypto Crystals from threats by building and strengthening their mining colonies. These colonies help players build wealth and progress up leaderboards. Players can buy, sell and trade items using the in-game marketplace and RUSH Coin cryptocurrency.

“The possibilities that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) present are very exciting for us. Not only does this mean we can assure total authenticity and fraud protection, but we can offer players virtual goods that have value outside of the game itself,” said Rob Nicholls, Lead Game Designer of Hash Rush. “As far as in-game uses, we are already planning to integrate tokens that can be redeemed for game units, skins, titles and resources; tokens that can be traded between players in our marketplace; and limited edition tokens that are rare and collectible.”

“We will be distributing our own tokenized in-game items and allowing players to tokenize items themselves,” said Kristaps Vaivods, Co-Founder & CEO of Hash Rush. “As trading is one of the primary game pillars in Hash Rush, NFTs are going to be an important part of the gameplay. ERC-721s will allow players not only to get unique items, units and skins but also much more. As an example, we are planning blueprint cards which will allow players to craft and distribute entirely new NFTs.”

“The inception of blockchain-based games and collectibles presents a new opportunity for the crypto community to get involved, and game developers are taking notice,” said Malcolm CasSelle, CIO of OPSkins and President of WAX. “As the popularity of blockchain games and Crypto Collectibles™ grows, so does the need for a trustworthy marketplace, which is where WAX and OPSkins come in. Integrating Hash Rush to that ecosystem is an exciting move for us and for the blockchain-based gaming community as a whole.”

WAX was built by the creators of OPSkins.com — the dominant virtual item marketplace that has facilitated over 150 million purchases of digital collectibles. With the integration of Hash Rush’s in-game assets onto the OPSkins platform, WAX Tokens gain additional utility and more players are incentivized to join the ecosystem.

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