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Game Boy Crypto Wallet Project Put on Hold: Keyp Shifts Focus to Open Dollar

After just six months, the highly anticipated Game Boy crypto wallet project has been put on hold. Joseph Schiarizzi, the founder of crypto startup Keyp, confirmed the news in an email to Decrypt on Wednesday. The Game Wallet, which aimed to bring a nostalgic twist to the crypto hardware wallet experience by allowing users to store their Bitcoin and Ethereum on a retro Game Boy, is no longer in active development. Instead, the company has shifted its focus to a new stablecoin project called Open Dollar. While the Game Boy project is not being shut down completely, it is indefinitely on hold as the team is now 100% focused on Open Dollar. In an email to Game Wallet updates subscribers, the company explained that the decision to pause development was made due to current market conditions. As a consolation, Keyp is offering its email subscribers access to Open Dollar's beta. However, gamers and crypto enthusiasts will now have to wait longer for their Game Boy wallet dreams to come true, with hopes that the project will be revisited in the future.

  • The Game Boy crypto wallet project, developed by Keyp, has been put on hold after just six months.
  • Founder Joseph Schiarizzi confirmed the news, stating that the project is not being shut down completely but is indefinitely on hold.
  • Keyp has shifted its focus to a new stablecoin project called Open Dollar.
  • The decision to pause development on the Game Wallet was made due to current market conditions.
  • Keyp is offering its email subscribers access to Open Dollar's beta as a consolation.
  • The future of the Game Boy wallet project is uncertain, with hopes that it will be revisited at some point.

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