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Games industry roundup: Women are "underserved" in mobile games, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency and the FTC is investigating YouTube

Games industry roundup: Women are "underserved" in mobile games, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency and the FTC is investigating YouTube

While PCGamesInsider.biz focuses on the world of PC gaming, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the trends, controversies and opportunities of other sectors.

To that end, each week we round up the hottest stories as selected by our expert editorial team across our network of sites that includes PocketGamer.biz, PocketGamer.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz.

This week in the week of mobile games news, via PocketGamer.biz, the CEO of Hutch Beatrice Fischel-Bock says that women are "underserved" in the mobile games market, while Small Giant Games' Empires & Puzzles has racked up 34m downloads to date. 

Over in the emerging blockchain games market, users can now create their own non-fungible tokens via WAX as Facebook releases its whitepaper for forthcoming cryptocurrency Libra. 

And in the world of influencer marketing, YouTube is under investigation from the United States FTC and streaming giant Twitch has snapped up old-school social network Bebo. 


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Editor - PC Games Insider

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he was hired to launch PCGamesInsider.biz for Steel Media before departing the firm in October 2019.

He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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