KPMG, one of the top four consulting firms is foraying into the metaverse with the launch of a so-called collaborative unit.
KPMG Launches Metaverse Collaboration Hub
According to an official press release from today, KPMG U.S. and Canada are opening a metaverse collaboration hub to allow the firm’s employees, clients, and communities to connect, engage and explore opportunities for growth across industries and sectors.
While the company did not name specific clients that it is going to work with, representatives from the said that “they are diverse in size, sector and scope.”
The company’s U.S. and Canada divisions have both formed dedicated teams with deep technology and innovation experience to provide both strategic and technical support across the metaverse ecosystem, including metaverse design, NFT use cases, crypto assets, community engagement, and broader Web 3.0 integrations.
Commenting on the move, Deputy Chair and Chief Operating Officer at KPMG in the U.S., Laura Newinski, said:
“The metaverse is a market opportunity, a way to re-engage talent and a path to connect people across the globe through a new collaborative experience. The unique experience provided by our collaboration hub will tap the creativity and passion of our people and clients to accelerate innovation.”
KPMG Goes Crypto-Friendly
In February, KPMG Canada added bitcoin and ether to its corporate treasury in February. During the same month, the company bought an NFT from the women-centric World of Women (WoW) NFT collection.
At the same time, KPMG U.S. has integrated NFT and crypto-related training into the process of onboarding new employees.
Meanwhile, both KPMG Canada and KPMG U.S. have started leveraging Chain Fusion, a proprietary tool that helps provide audit and financial services to fintech and crypto companies.