Speculation has surged within the crypto community following a recent post by Telegram CEO Pavel Durov, hinting at potential interest in the tap-to-earn game Hamster Kombat.

Durov's video update on Telegram's new features prominently featured Hamster Kombat, prompting speculation of a collaboration between the two entities.

In response to Durov's post, the Hamster Kombat team acknowledged his engagement with the game, welcoming him to their community and emphasising the strategy of upgrading gameplay elements for higher profitability rather than focusing solely on coin balances.

Hamster Kombat, which allows players to manage a virtual crypto exchange by tapping digital hamsters to earn coins, has garnered significant attention with over 200 million global users.

The game's success includes the launch of Hamster Academy in multiple languages and anticipation around an upcoming airdrop.

Durov's history of interest in tap-to-earn games, evidenced by his support for Notcoin (CRYPTO:NOT) earlier this year, further fuels community speculation.