HyperPlay, a Web3-native game launcher, has raised $12 million in Series A funding round concluded on Thursday. The funding round was co-led by Griffin Gaming Partners and Bitkraft.
Other investors include ConsenSys, the parent firm of MetaMask, Ethereal Ventures, Delphi, Game7, Mirana Ventures, and Monoceros Ventures.
HyperPlay, founded in November 2022, offers Web3 gaming interoperability and frees developers from their dependence on centralised organisations like Apple, Google, and Steam.
According to the platform, it seeks to enable interoperability across all Web3 games for players, for instance, enabling them to carry their MetaMask wallet in native or browser-based games.
HyperPlay's game store now has over 33 Web3 games.
Grill.Chat Allows Ethereum Usernames, Polygon Donations
Despite running on a Polkadot parachain, Grill.chat lets users post comments using Ethereum wallets and send payments via Polygon.
Grill.chat is a conversation application based on the Subsocial network. On June 7, Grill.chat said that it now supports Ethereum Virtual Machine wallets to enable users to converse using their Ethereum identities and make cryptocurrency payments to other networks via Polygon.
Grill.chat users get access to more than 70 chat rooms, primarily to discuss cryptocurrencies. It also plans to start new fresh Web3 initiatives to integrate its communities in the system.
MetaMask to Add Fireblocks to Its MPC Platform
MetaMask Institutional to add Fireblocks to its list of custody technology providers for allowing users to perform token swaps and stake Ethereum (ETH) using the app’s dashboard.
In a statement on June 6, MetaMask announced that it will “interface” with Fireblocks' multi-party computation (MPC) infrastructure to enable the Fireblocks users to access the MetaMask wallet's portfolio dashboard. The expected launch date is June 12.
With the help of MetaMask, organisations can stake and lend cryptocurrencies. Although it doesn't manage institutional funding, it gives institutions various custody technology vendors to pick from. The list includes BitGo, Gnosis Safe, Parfin, Hex Trust, etc., which have been recently added Fireblocks.