Place/Date: Menlo Park, California - September 26th, 2017 at 11:00 am UTC · 2 min read
Today, OPSkins, the world’s most popular exchange for virtual in-video game items, announced two new members to its advisory board: Dave Anthony and Brian Fargo. This announcement follows OPSkins’ creation of the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX), a decentralized platform for the development of secure and transparent online game virtual item exchange based on the blockchain. The appointments will help propel WAX and OPSkins, which is already the global leader in the $50 Billion ‘gaming skins’ market, having completed over 150 million transactions to date.
Dave Anthony, the original creator and developer behind Call of Duty, will bring his creative and logistical expertise to OPSkins. As the visionary behind one of the world’s most profitable video game franchises at over 250 million copies sold, Dave will guide OPSkins’ new WAX platform to facilitate the massive influx of a potential 400 million new gamers on to the blockchain.
Brian Fargo, founder of Interplay Entertainment and inXile Entertainment, will add a deep understanding of game development and distribution. Fargo’s mastery will guide WAX to become the first functional blockchain-based virtual item exchange platform, offering gamers a clever new way to enjoy and monetize their gaming experience.
“We are extraordinarily proud to have these leading experts in the realms of finance, gaming and cryptocurrency on our advisory team,” said WAX President and CIO Malcolm CasSelle. “With experience serving millions of gamers and profound knowledge of blockchain and finance, Dave, Brock and Brian will use their respective talents to help us revolutionize the gaming industry through the Worldwide Asset eXchange.”
Created in 2015, OPSkins is the global marketplace leader for video game virtual assets. The company facilitates over 100 million purchases annually from millions of customers in 95 countries.
The Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) is a new project helmed by the founders of OPSkins that will allow individual virtual in-game item exchanges to be created and hosted easily, securely and transparently on the blockchain. The WAX token pre-sale begins in September with a full sale beginning October 17th.