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Web3 firm Bondex reveals new Telegram game with $1M in rewards 

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Bondex, a web 3.0 equivalent of LinkedIn, launched a new so-called tap-to-earn game on Telegram called ‘Bunny Blitz’, the company announced on Wednesday. It comes as the race for market share in integrating social networks such as Telegram with gaming continues to grow.

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According to Bondex’ CEO, Ignacio Palomera, the game is backed by the equivalent of $1 million in BDXN, the native token of the Bondex network, which will be paid to players as a reward for completing daily tasks. The campaign comes after the company raised $10 million in funding recently.

Bondex says game ‘infuses recruitment with fun’

Bondex self-describes as a networking platform for companies, recruiters and professionals – a web3 rival to LinkedIn. Users get paid for successful job referrals and other activities. The Bondex app has been downloaded 4 million times since 2021, with 500,000 people using the app daily, it says.

Palomera said the company’s gaming approach infuses the seriousness of recruitment with the fun side of life through gaming. He also revealed that Bondex received a grant from The Open Network (TON) ecosystem for the development of a recruitment-focused app, but did not provide details.

“…we’ve seen a significant uptick in the market for Telegram-based games, and we’ve partnered with some of the most accomplished TAP game developers to make Bunny Blitz come to life,” Palomera said in a statement shared with Cryptopolitan.

“This new vertical adds a fun and fresh vertical to the Bondex Ecosystem that will help onboard users into the Web 3 talent network through gaming, rewards and education,” he added.

The company did not provide specific details on how to play the Bunny Blitz game, save to say “It’s free for Telegram users and available on both mobile devices and desktop.” Cryptopolitan prompted the game’s bot, which can be accessed via @bunnyblitz_bot, but it would not start.

Telegram-based tap-to-earn games typically pay people for tapping their smartphone screens. The model was made popular by Notcoin, which has seen $1.2 billion in volume since its launch in May. Bondex said its $1 million rewards program will end on Sept. 28, the International Bunny Day.

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Telegram is becoming a hotbed for web3 gaming

Telegram games soar in popularity

Bunny Bitz joins a growing list of projects and games launching on TON, a blockchain that allows individuals and companies to experiment with their web3 ideas through Telegram.

One such game is Hamster Kombat. The game has become so popular even Governments are getting worried. In Iran, top military officers started questioning whether the game, which purportedly boasts 239 million users, was not being used as a soft-power tool against the state.

Another wildly popular game is Tapswap, a blockchain-based game on TON, which has more than 56 million users. However, as Telegram games gain prominence, critics are raising security concerns.

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A writer on Medium, by the name LunarStorm, said while blockchain is generally safe, due to the nature of the wallets which are secured through passwords, there is a risk of scamming which remains in existence as long as there is human involvement.

“The platform you are using to play Web3 games will never ask you for your key phrase, private key, or the password to your account or wallet,” Lunar Storm wrote.

“Game devs will never ask you directly to send them funds, and you should never share your password or private keys with anyone — this is the way to stay safe in Web3 gaming when it comes to the human factors — and as for the rest, blockchain has your back.”


Cryptopolitan Reporting by Jeffrey Gogo

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