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  Upcoming real-time strategy game Hash Rush launches ICO crowdfunding campaign
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09/20/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

20 September 2017. Riga, Latvia

Hash Rush ICO launches 8pm UTC on 20 September 2017

Hash Rush is an upcoming PC title that combines real-time strategy gaming with cryptocurrency mining. This ground-breaking project will allow players to earn cryptocurrency rewards while enjoying a deep, immersive and ever-growing strategy game.

Today, at 20:00 (8pm) UTC, Hash Rush launches its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) campaign with the Rush Coin token. Cryptocurrency start-ups commonly use ICOs as a crowdfunding method by minting a new digital asset or token. Backers of the ICO receive this token in exchange for their investment made in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.

Hash Rush is set in the fictional Hermeian solar system, with fantastical planets populated by mysterious creatures, highborn elves and space-faring pirates. Players will build a mining colony on one of these planets, defend it from predators and natural disaster, and develop their colony into the envy of the solar system.

Kristaps Vaivods, founder of Hash Rush, explains: “Many mainstream gamers are eager to learn more about cryptocurrency mining and the blockchain. Currently, this technology is limited to a very small segment of the market, as it requires a lot of technical know-how. For the first time, gamers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts alike can play a game that removes this technical threshold and makes cryptocurrency mining fun. They can enjoy themselves and play an intriguing and immersive new video game while earning different kinds of cryptocurrencies. We can’t wait to share Hash Rush with the global gaming and crypto communities and have them help make history with us.”

The Hash Rush ICO runs from 20:00 UTC on September 20, 2017 to 20:00 UTC on October 20, 2017 unless a cap of 64,050,000 Rush Coin (RC) tokens sold is reached earlier. Investors can participate in the ICO with Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC) or Quantum (QTUM). The initial conversion rate is 1,000 RC for every 1 ETH. Participants will need an ERC-20 standard compliant ETH wallet in which to receive their Rush Coin tokens, as Rush Coin is based on the Ethereum blockchain.

You can back Hash Rush on their ICO page with investments starting from 0.1 ETH ($23.53 USD at the time of writing). Early adopters can enjoy a range of bonus rewards, from additional Rush Coins through to exclusive in-game content.

Hash Rush has a growing community, and game developers and designers are active on the official Hash Rush Discord server to answer your questions.

For more information, please visit the Hash Rush website at http://www.hashrush.com

About Hash Rush

Hash Rush is a cryptocurrency start-up based in Riga, Latvia. Founders Kristaps Vaivods and Nathan Ziedonis lead the team. As passionate entrepreneurs with years of experience in blockchain, cryptocurrency mining and gaming, they joined forces to bring the gaming and cryptocurrency worlds closer together. Now working with an experienced development team headed up by Lead Game Producer Rafal Nowocien of the highly acclaimed The Witcher series, the two entrepreneurs are creating a unique title that could lead to widespread adoption of cryptocurrency technology by the consumer market.

PR contact:

Jochem Gerritsen

Email: mailto:jochem@hashrush.com

Skype: jochemgerritsen

Screenshots and promotional assets available on request.