In a press release published on 9 August, Huobi Eco Chain (HECO) announced the first three projects that will be joining its new Joint Accelerator Program. The three game-focused blockchain protocols will be the first ones to receive investment from HECO and access Huobi’s development, distribution, marketing, and customer support tools. Aside from Huobi, founding advisors Animoca Brands, Gumi Cryptos, and Crypto Art House will also participate in the investment.
Out of the 100 projects that have applied for the Accelerator Program, Huobi chose Cryptoblades, Blockchain Cuties Universe, and 0xUniverse. The three projects all provide blockchain gaming platforms and have already garnered a significant user base. In the coming weeks, the advisors in Huobi’s Accelerator Program will work closely with all three projects and promote collaboration between them.
Jeff Mei, the Director of Global Strategy at HECO, said the industry’s fast development pace has put forward much higher requirements for game-focused blockchain projects. For a successful blockchain-based game platform to succeed, it needs to provide users with innovation, security, and ease of use.
“The mission of the HECO Join Accelerator Program is to help startup projects solve these problems, as well as further the development of the blockchain game field,” he explained in the company’s press release.
To further support the cause, HECO will also launch a blockchain gaming hackathon with the first-round bonus of 100,000 USDT.