On Tuesday, November 16, Frédéric Chesnais, former CEO and principal shareholder of the flagship gaming company Atari, unveiled the highly anticipated AlphaVerse—launching Summer 2022.
The platform’s central hub is designed for MetaVerse interoperability—meaning, players will be able to connect to multiple MetaVerse neighborhoods through AlphaVerse. The players will also be able to play, earn, create and share NFT and cryptographic products and applications.
In partnership with United at Home, a charity initiative co-founded by legendary DJ and music producer David Guetta, an NFT charity sale will take place on Opensea.io from November 18 to November 21. NFT proceeds will go to support United at Home, Feeding America, and UNICEF, among other non-profit organizations. The collection will provide fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase futuristic concert highlights from Guetta’s Miami and New York City shows, Medallion Cards, virtual land parcels and buildings in the Beat AlphaVerse.
“I am very excited to unveil AlphaVerse and Beat AlphaVerse as new communities for like-minded people to join and share experiences together, support charities and engage in the exciting new metaverse technologies,” said Chesnais, AlphaVerse’s CEO. “Our partnership with United at Home's David Guetta is just the tip of the iceberg, and we cannot wait to unveil more in the coming months.”
Prior to the launch of AlphaVerse, Chesnais was in Monaco on Saturday, November 13, for the 1st Annual Forbes Monaco Art & Crypto Gala. He told Forbes Monaco, “Most cryptoskeptic investors believe that the rise of cryptocurrencies is solely driven by speculation—trading on thin or no air. I believe they significantly understate the importance of the revolution brought on by the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies—the blockchain.”
He added, “Blockchain technology has profoundly impacted many aspects of our business and personal lives, and it is here to stay for decades to come. Cryptocurrencies represent the fuel that power this technology, and ignoring them as an investment could result in a missed opportunity.”
For Chesnais, compared to Europe, the U.S. has a strong ecosystem of fundraising and private equity firms, and offers alternative types of financing. In terms of development and adoption of blockchain technologies, as well as creation of national champions, we are talking about a global business where the cards have yet to be dealt. “I believe this is why we are all investing and involved in the field of blockchain technology, as major disruptions like this always present major opportunities.”
Chesnais is the founder of the French company Crypto Blockchain Industries (CBI), whose goal is to develop, operate, and invest in video games, business applications and selected projects relating to the blockchain, NFTs and cryptocurrencies. Since October 26, CBI has been admitted to trading on the E1 compartment of the Euronext Growth Paris market.