Cronos Labs and Altura Partner to Accelerate Web3 Gaming Development on Cronos Chain
New integration leverages Altura’s gaming SDK and APIs to bolster gaming innovation on Cronos Chain, streamlining development lifecycle and propelling adoption with easier access to tools
Cronos, the leading EVM-compatible layer-1 blockchain network built on the Cosmos-SDK, announced today their partnership with Altura, a Web3 gaming infrastructure provider which supplies developers with the tools to create, update, and transfer NFTs in-game.
The integration will grant developers with access to Altura's Gaming Software Development Kit and APIs, allowing them to expedite technical complexities, such as the management of blockchain nodes and Solidity. The partnership is aiming to decrease the often lengthy lifecycle of gaming development by helping developers build, scale, and monetize games more efficiently.
In addition, developers on the Cronos Chain will be able to utilize Altura’s offering for selling NFTs on its own marketplace, and through custom, branded storefronts via Altura’s white-label solution.
Ken Timsit, Head of Cronos Labs, said: “The blockchain gaming market has undergone a paradigm shift and is hitting new levels of rapid growth and development. The partnership with Altura is yet another response to the heightened demand from our 500 developers and partners who are at the forefront of Web3 gaming development.
By collaborating with Altura, Cronos Labs is able to offer its developer community access to cutting-edge tools and technologies that will enable an expedited creation of games that are more immersive, engaging, and profitable. Following our recent milestone of reaching one million crypto wallets, we are pleased to watch the continual growth of the ecosystem, in users, partners, and dApps alike.”
Majd Hailat, CEO of Altura, said: “The Cronos Chain has spearheaded development and innovation in the Web3 gaming space since its inception, and its position within the Cosmos ecosystem is well-aligned with Altura’s interoperable approach. This partnership is poised to enhance the options available to Web3 developers, in addition to widening entryways for Web2 native developers who are interested in entering the blockchain space.”
About Cronos Chain
Cronos (cronos.org) is the leading EVM-compatible Layer-1 blockchain network built on the Cosmos SDK, supported by Crypto.com, Crypto.org, and more than 500 app developers and partners. Cronos is building an open ecosystem where developers can create their own DeFi and GameFi applications, targeting a base of 80+ million users globally. In June 2022, Cronos Labs launched a $100M-funded Accelerator Program to help developers build new projects and the future of Web3 within the Cronos ecosystem.
When developers build on Cronos, they can leverage all Ethereum developer tools (i.e. Solidity, Truffle, Hardhat, OpenZeppelin, Web3.js, ethers.js, ChainSafe Gaming SDK); leading crypto wallets (i.e. MetaMask, Crypto.com Defi Wallet, Trust Wallet); wrapped versions of the world’s top 50 cryptocurrencies; Cronos Play, a suite of developer tools for Unity, C++ and Unreal engine; inter-blockchain communication (IBC) cross-chain connectivity to Cosmos chains; and a rich ecosystem of composable DeFi and GameFi dapps.
At Altura, we assist game builders across a range of ecosystems, including Cronos, Ethereum, Binance, Polygon zkEVM, Avalanche, Fantom, Arbitrum, Optimism, and Oasys.
Altura’s user-friendly NFT marketplace allows builders to extend their reach to a broader audience of blockchain gamers. Additionally, we provide the option to launch customized, white-label NFT marketplaces, further expanding the developers' presence in the Web3 gaming world.