TORONTO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Horizon Blockchain Games (Horizon), an Ethereum Web3 video game and wallet and platform company, raised US $ 4.5 million in a pre-series A SAFE round from strategic investors in games and blockchain, including BITKRAFT Ventures, CMT Digital, The Xchange Compagnie, Khaled Verjee and Zyshan Kaba. Horizon’s vision is to bring the symbiotic economies and power of Web3 and Ethereum to gamers, consumers and developers with tailor-made products for everyday internet users.
“This year will be monumental for Horizon Blockchain Games as we accelerate the adoption of Ethereum and blockchain technologies,” said Peter Kieltyka, CEO of Horizon. Sequence crypto and NFT wallet and our game Skyweaver make blockchain simple, fun and accessible for everyday users. We’re excited to launch both products this year and allow virtually anyone with an internet connection to participate and benefit from this next generation of the internet: the decentralized web. ”
Horizon helps unleash the power of Ethereum and Ethereum-enabled blockchains by providing end users with a user-friendly game and wallet to access Web3, while providing developers with tools to build the future of a truly World Wide Web. decentralized. Currently part of season 6 of Ubisoft’s Entrepreneurs Lab, Horizon will launch its development portfolio and platform, Sequence, and a genre-changing digital collectible card game, Skyweaver, in 2021. The game will change the landscape of digital card games by offering players the ability to play to own NFT cards and empower them to sell, trade or buy those cards. Players can transact through the decentralized peer-to-peer gaming marketplace that seamlessly connects to the player’s wallet where all of their digital game items are securely stored. For more information on Skyweaver, visit https://www.skyweaver.net/.
“We firmly believe that gaming and blockchain technology fit together naturally: as virtual worlds like video games become social economies in their own right, gamers are also increasingly concerned about their digital identities,” of their assets and fair participation for players and creators, ”said Moritz Baier-Lentz, partner at BITKRAFT Ventures. “The incredibly talented and renowned team at Horizon Blockchain Games have not only created a fun game to play, but also created some truly remarkable technology with their Web3 portfolio. Sequence. We believe this technology has the potential to become the norm for blockchain players and developers, while the real benefits of digital ownership will only grow. ”
“We were initially excited by Skyweaver in 2019 and we became even more enthralled when we learned about the vision of SequenceSaid Colleen Sullivan, CEO of CMT Digital. “Horizon is poised to make Web3 and Ethereum accessible and enjoyable for virtually anyone with an Internet connection, and we love working with them.”
For more information on Horizon Blockchain Games, visit https://horizon.io/.
About Horizon Blockchain Games
Horizon drives adoption of Web3 by making blockchain simple, fun, and powerful for users and developers. the Sequence The smart wallet and development platform for Ethereum, NFT, Web3, DeFi, and Dapps empower users and developers to access and create the next generation of the Internet. Skyweaver is the free digital collectible card game where players can earn, own, trade and sell their NFT cards. Horizon is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and is backed by leading investors Initialized Capital, Golden Ventures, Polychain, Coinbase, BITKRAFT Ventures, CMT Digital, ConsenSys, DCG, Regah Ventures, iNovia and The Xchange Company. Learn more about the new dimension Horizon is building at https://horizon.io.
About BITKRAFT Ventures
BITKRAFT Ventures is a global early-stage and mid-development investment platform for games, esports and interactive media. Founded by esports veteran Jens Hilgers, BITKRAFT serves a global network that spans some of the industry’s most forward-thinking startups and founders, working to build and operate the virtual worlds and economies of the future. BITKRAFT manages five venture capital funds with a total of over $ 420 million in assets under management and has over 40 companies in its global portfolio.
BITKRAFT’s experienced international team creates significant value through frank and early-stage partnerships, unparalleled domain experience, entrepreneurial history and a global ecosystem of strategic partners.
Find out how BITKRAFT and its portfolio companies are pushing the boundaries of Synthetic Reality® by visiting https://www.bitkraft.vc/vision.
About CMT Digital
CMT Digital, a division of CMT Group, has focused on crypto asset trading, venture capital investments in the crypto / blockchain industry, and legal / political engagement in the crypto / blockchain space since 2013 The CMT Digital leadership team has been together for over two decades, and has brought together professionals with significant experience in business, technology, investment and law. CMT Digital operates a crypto asset trading desk, which trades globally on centralized and decentralized platforms in the crypto cash and derivatives markets, and makes early stage venture capital investments in companies creating solutions that advance the infrastructures of the sector. Accustomed to operating in highly regulated markets, CMT Digital also participates in global discussions on regulation, policies and best practices in the crypto asset and blockchain space. Learn more at http://cmt.digital.