GameStop bids a final farewell to crypto with the closure of its NFT marketplace

The pendulum of history has resoundingly swung back to “it’s so over” from any semblance of “we’re so back” for ailing retailer GameStop following its experiments with cryptocurrency and brief moment in the sun as some kind of Reddit meme thing. As reported by Decrypt, the company has announced that its NFT marketplace will shutter on February 2.

The marketplace has been updated with a notice to this effect, citing “continuing regulatory uncertainty of the crypto space,” the exact same wording GameStop gave when it announced the end of its crypto wallet. While users will no longer be able to buy, sell, or create on the platform, any assets they own will remain accessible on the blockchain via other platforms.