George Weiksner was only 11 years old when he launched his own crypto gaming company last year named Pocketful of Quarters. Yesterday, Weiksner announced via Market Watch that he has just signed on Grammy-winning producer Devo Harris to begin crowdfunding his initial coin offering (ICO).
Devo Harris on Board
Harris has worked with artists such as Britney Spears, Nas, John Legend, Aretha Franklin, and Kanye West.
“Kanye West, John Legend and I sparked movements by listeners that has transformed music and culture,” said Harris in the news release. “With Quarters, George and I can ignite a movement by players that transforms games and cryptocurrency.”
Pocketful of Quarters
Weiksner’s company raised $400,000 via a private presale already, and with the help of his Hollywood producer, he hopes to raise close to $1 million. The crowdfunding will be held on Republic.co.
Pocketful of Quarters was starting to solve an issue many gamers face when they are left with unused gaming credits that can’t be transferred between games. Weiksner seeks to connect providers and tokenize the credits. By doing this, his company will make those unused tokens transferable.
“I hate losing coins I bought and earned in games that I no longer want to play,” said Weiksner.
Pocketful of Quarters has almost been in operation a full year, and George became the first 12-year-old to complete an SEC-compliant token sale.
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Quarters is a universal gaming token created by a brilliant 12 year old CEO, George Weiksner. I love his drive and vision for this space. pic.twitter.com/P4UhMJfxI8
— ℳ (@MichellePhan) September 6, 2018
The 12-year-old phenom also caught the eye of the founder of Ipsy, Michelle Phan. “I grew up playing video games that shaped who I am today,” said Michelle Phan. “I believe in George and his vision to help evolve the gaming experience.” Phan supposedly will be joining Weiksner as an investment advisor and so will Chris Cross, the original designer of ‘Medal of Honor.’
Talk about accomplished before even becoming a teenager. You go, George Weiksner, you go.
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