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Former Tiktok Gaming Boss Launches Metao, a ‘Blockchain Agnostic’ Gaming Company

Jason Fung, former head of gaming at Tiktok, the video-based social media, is launching a blockchain-based gaming startup. The company, called Metao, will focus on providing “blockchain-agnostic” solutions that will allow Web3 game creators to expand their reach and not be limited to just a chain and an ecosystem tied to a certain token.

This would make the lives of developers easier, focusing just on the content while dropping the complexities of integrating these mechanisms by themselves. The solution that Metao tries to implement is also directed to increase interoperability and avoid the segregation that many startups face when trying to implement their games in one chain tied to a token ecosystem.

Right now, if you look at any developer when they implement NFTs or blockchain in their games, they have to choose a single blockchain, be it Polygon or Solana or Binance Smart Chain. But imagine a more interoperable option.

The company, which is just comprised of eight employees including Fung and an undisclosed co-founder, has developed a technology that will allow developers to publish their games using any of the blockchains available, with the benefits of allowing each user to store their tokens and items in their favorite ones. Explaining this, Fung declared:

We’ve built a protocol for game developers, and we take a flexible, blockchain-agnostic approach to their game development. With a protocol that we’re developing, developers can easily build their game leveraging strengths of different blockchains, and allow the user the flexibility of transferring their NFTs cross-chain.

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