Place/Date: - June 17th, 2021 at 12:18 pm UTC · 3 min read
Source: Decentral Games
Decentral Games (DG), a next generation entertainment platform at the intersection of metaverse and blockchain technology, is pleased to announce that it has completed its latest capital raise for aggregate gross proceeds of $5 million.
The funding round welcomed partners Collab+Currency, Metaverse Ventures (Digital Currency Group), Bitscale Capital, Cluster Capital, and AU21 Capital. The additional funding will allow the company to bolster its team and accelerate the development of additional features and products.
Casey Taylor, VP of Development at Digital Currency Group, said:
“Decentral Games offers players both the novelty of avatars gambling in a virtual world and the great user experience that gamers demand. We’re excited to back Scott, Miles and team as they continue to bring the massive opportunity in blockchain-enabled gaming to life.”
Since its founding in 2019, Decentral Games has diligently executed on its mission to become the premier platform for wager-based games where players can bet using cryptocurrency. This year the company has seen its most rapid expansion yet in terms of both technical developments and user growth. The company has seized the opportunity to expand the value proposition of its virtual landscapes, and consolidate the totality of its offerings which include three virtual casinos, an NFT store, and a forthcoming virtual nightclub space.
Decentral Games intends to use the funds to continue to invest in its infrastructure including additional headcount in the areas of product development and marketing in order to continue to acquire new users as well as expedite the deliverance of key features in the product pipeline. This includes the development of new casino table games including crypto Poker, tournament style poker, and a new and improved slots game.
While the cryptocurrency market at large has faced extreme volatility in recent weeks, $DG continues to be underpinned by strong fundamentals. Since launching its token in December, 2020, betting volumes have increased quarter over quarter and recently eclipsed a landmark $80 million. The platform’s strong cash flows have contributed to the growth of the treasury, which remains well capitalized with over $8 million in assets, a 1000% quarter over quarter increase.
To meet community and investor demand, the company has scaled its team from 10 to 43 employees. DG has received accolades from the broader cryptocurrency community for becoming the world’s first metaverse employer, creating 20 hosting jobs thus far for remote workers, each of whom plays a critical role in welcoming new users into the metaverse.
Co-Founder & CEO, Miles Anthony, states:
“From day one the Decentral Games team has made community engagement a top priority. The legacy gambling industry has historically functioned by pinning the house against the player. Decentral Games’ community-first focus has flipped this dynamic effectively creating alignment between investors and players by allowing everyone the opportunity to ‘be the house’. We are thrilled to welcome our new partners to fortify our capital position and provide our team with the flexibility to continue to focus on community-driven initiatives while scaling our capabilities in order to bring more complex games and events to market.”
Decentral Games (DG) is the first community-owned metaverse crypto casino, where anyone can be the house. The company is backed by key investor Digital Currency Group (DCG), whose main subsidiary Grayscale is the world’s biggest bitcoin and cryptocurrency fund manager and manages $37 billion in assets. Decentral Games is a leading metaverse project and has become the first metaverse employer who provides employment opportunities in the metaverse.