Gotta mint ’em all
Apologies to all of you who were enjoying your morning, but I’m here to bring news that The Pokemon Company has opened a vacancy for a new role within its President & Corporate Development Office — A role which, according to the job listing, requires an applicant with “deep knowledge” and who is “deeply connected” with Web3, NFTs, blockchain technology, and the metaverse.
The role itself, it should be noted, is not “King of Pokemon NFTs” or similar, and the description does not openly state that the role is purely metaverse or Web3-based. However, the listing pushes for a creative type who is open to looking at new technologies and paths to expanding and improving the Pokemon brand, which includes “monitoring and assessing technology and market players and trends in gaming, media and entertainment.” The role is extremely high-ranking within the billion-dollar organization.
Pokémon company posted a job opening that encompasses Blockchain, NFT’s and Web3 technologies.
Oh no, please no 😨 pic.twitter.com/p0XrH0Eat3
— Pory (@pory_leeks) March 12, 2023
Should the critter company be progressing down the blockchain route, one can only assume that it has been inspired by all of the success the controversial technology has seen in recent times. Whether it’s the complete collapse of cryptocurrency company FTX, the embarrassment of Meta, or the utter contempt displayed towards studios such as Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Sega for dipping their toes into various failed projects, this absolutely seems the right time to jump on the rickety, wooden-wheeled wagon for that one-way trip to the moon.
We shall see, in due time, if and how Web3 manifests itself within the Pokemon universe. And, despite the commentary above, it should be noted that many major brands are still assured that the blockchain is the way to go. Regardless of the plummeting numbers, we haven’t heard the last from chez crypto just yet.
Shocked Pikachu Face.
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