Horizon Blockchain Games Raises Funds From BITKRAFT and CMT Digital to Drive Web3 Adoption by Making Blockchain Easy, Fun and Powerful for Users and Developers
Horizon Blockchain Games (Horizon), a video game and Ethereum Web3 wallet and platform company, has raised $4.5M USD in a pre-Series A round SAFE from strategic gaming and blockchain investors, including BITKRAFT Ventures, CMT Digital, The Xchange Company, Khaled Verjee and Zyshan Kaba. Horizon's vision is to bring the symbiotic economies and power of Web3 and Ethereum to players, consumers, and developers alike with products tailor-made 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. "Our Sequence crypto and NFT wallet and our game Skyweaver make blockchain simple, fun and accessible for everyday users. We're thrilled to launch both products this year, and to enable virtually anyone with an Internet connection to participate in and benefit from this next generation of the Internet: the decentralized web."
Horizon is helping unleash the power of Ethereum and Ethereum-compatible blockchains by giving end users a game and a consumer-friendly wallet to access Web3, while also providing developers with tools to build the future of a truly decentralized world wide web. Currently part of Ubisoft's Entrepreneurs Lab Season 6, Horizon will launch its wallet and developer platform, Sequence, and genre-shifting digital trading card game, Skyweaver, in 2021. The game will change the landscape of digital card games by providing players the opportunity to play-to-own NFT cards and giving them the power to sell, trade or buy these cards. Players can transact through the game's peer-to-peer decentralized 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 strongly believe that gaming and blockchain technology are a natural fit: as virtual worlds like video games are becoming social economies of their own, gamers also increasingly care about their digital identity, assets, and a fair participation for players and creators," said Moritz Baier-Lentz, Partner at BITKRAFT Ventures. "The incrediblytalented and renowned team at Horizon Blockchain Games has not only built a play-to-earn game that is fun to play, but has also created a truly remarkable piece of technology with their Web3 wallet Sequence. We believe that this technology has the potential to become the standard for gamers and blockchain developers-all while the real benefits of digital ownership will only continue to grow."
"We first got excited by Skyweaver in 2019 and became even more enthralled when we learned about the vision for Sequence," said Colleen Sullivan, CEO of CMT Digital. "Horizon's 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 is driving Web3 adoption by making blockchain easy, fun and powerful for users and developers. The Sequence smart wallet and developer platform for Ethereum, NFTs, Web3, DeFi and Dapps allow users and developers to access and build the next generation of the Internet. Skyweaver is the free-to-play digital trading card game where players can win, own, trade and sell their NFT cards. Horizon is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and 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 and mid-stage investment platform for gaming, esports, and interactive media. Founded by esports veteran Jens Hilgers, BITKRAFT serves a worldwide 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 operates five venture funds with a total of over $420M USD in assets under management and has over 40 companies in its global portfolio.
BITKRAFT's experienced international team creates significant value through early candid partnerships, unparalleled domain experience, entrepreneurial history, and a global ecosystem of strategic partners.
Find out more about 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 the CMT Group, has been focused on crypto asset trading, venture investments in the crypto / blockchain industry, and legal/policy engagement in the crypto / blockchain space since 2013. CMT Digital's leadership team has been together for more than two decades, and has assembled professionals with significant trading, technology, investment, and legal experience. CMT Digital operates a crypto asset trading desk, which trades globally on centralized and decentralized platforms in the crypto spot and derivatives markets, and makes early-stage venture investments in companies building solutions that are advancing infrastructure in the industry. Accustomed to operating in highly regulated markets, CMT Digital also participates in global discussions on regulation, policy, and best practices in the crypto asset and blockchain space. Learn more at http://cmt.digital.
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