Chat and friendship app Bumble is looking at how to integrate metaverse and Web 3.0 in restarting its Friends chat, app leaders said this week.
Although there are many details about the app blockchain of Bumble is not yet clear, the Texas-based company seems to have made the transition – a term referring to the virtual world, with its digital know-how and assets – into the cut. decided when he started renovating his Bumble BFF platform.
“Bumble BFF provides the platform for Bumble to become the global leader in Web 3.0,” said Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble, when the company’s earnings call came this week.
Herd added that Web 3.0 is aimed at communities and stakeholders developing it.
“In the short term, that means more collaboration, collaboration and modeling,” the designer said.
“But in the long run, it has become a way for members to experience their own Bumble experience. This can happen through the communities they create, through virtual devices. and past experiences they acquire, or by new ways of creating themselves as they walk the metaverse path, ”Hard added.
The Bumble app is probably best known for its relationships, but it also has ways to find platonic friendships, such as Bumble BFF, and social media, such as Bumble Bizz.
The company is beginning to explore the metaverse concept by looking at how it would fit into the next issue of Bumble BFF, which Herd said would help people find a “wider community” to share. join in the joy and the struggle. “
Bumble is “carrying Web 3.0 lenses,” Tariq Shaukat, president of Bumble Inc., told the analyst during a phone call. Until the future, the company wants to know how it can use blockchain and crypto in the area of community awareness.
We still have some experiments, which we are very excited to do, which will be completed in the next few months, but we believe we have the first support here. This will be something that will evolve.
We want to make sure that we are laying the groundwork and engineering for everything that happens in the world of metaverse and Web 3.0.
Twitter users find that Bumble has announced an open source project for “Leader of Crypto and Web 3.0” on LinkedIn, with the company looking for a candidate with more than a decade of experience “in design and development. the big machines. ” , including “A broad understanding of the challenges and rewards of mobile app development”.
Bumble Inc., the parent company of Bumble and another social networking app called Badoo, saw an increase in users of both apps to 2.9 million in the quarter.
The company went public in February 2021, after raising $ 2.2 billion for its initial public offering (IPO).