March 31, 2023

In this week’s newsletter, read about how a science fiction comic book uses nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive, and how Web3 musicians view NFTs. Check out how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix are paying attention to blockchain gaming In other news, find out how to find a metaverse-focused fire-integrated NFTs in Minecraft despite the ban on NFTs. And, don’t forget this week’s Nifty News featuring the first Metaverse wedding in The Sandbox.

The Sci-Fi NFT comic book project lays the foundation for CCG development

An NFT comic book project created by former game developers is working to bring their vision of the GameFi comic book series to life. Speaking to Cointelegraph, 2142 CEO and Chief Operating Officer Dusan Zika described the comic’s premise as an artificial intelligence war in 2142 AD, just after the last Bitcoin (BTC) was mined and Satoshi Nakamoto’s dormant wallet woke up.

Within the project, users can mint, collect, and compile comic book series pages and participate in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that determines the direction of the story.

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Web3 is creating a new genre of NFT-powered music

One of the most hyped use cases for NFTs is music. For this reason, Cointelegraph spoke to various creators within the NFT music space to ask what comes first – music or the desire to create music NFTs.

Reveel CEO Adrien Stern describes music NFTs as “anti-genre” because it promotes diversity and freedom, while NFT musician Thomas Pipolo says NFTs are a tool to sell products. Meanwhile, Jeremy Fall, who founded a Web3 record label, says it’s not about the hype but about the use of technology.

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Bandai Namco, SEGA among gaming giants looking into blockchain gaming

Gaming giants Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix are looking into blockchain gaming, according to Ryo Matsubara, representative director of Oasis. In a Cointelegraph interview at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show, Matsubara said that these gaming companies, who are also their partners, have a long-term vision for blockchain gaming.

The executive also pointed out that companies are not only interested in making quick profits but also in creating the future of games. The executive noted that this new gaming model needs more time to mature before it can be widely integrated into traditional games.

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Metaverse Farm implements NFTs on its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers

A Metaverse-focused firm has managed to implement NFT integration between their Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 servers. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Oscar Franklin Tan, Chief Financial Officer of Enjin, and MyMetaverse CEO Simon Kertonegoro shared how they were able to integrate NFTs into Minecraft despite the ban on NFTs.

According to Kertonegoro, they don’t have any pay-to-win NFTs, and their best NFTs are free, and they host NFTs on their servers without violating the terms of service. The executive also said that they are looking to start a conversation with the game’s creator, Mojang Studios. Meanwhile, Tan also revealed that Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach out to Mojang.

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Nifty News: Sandbox Hosts Its First Wedding, Take Eye Photos As Hollywood Actors NFT And More

Sandbox has his first marriage within his metaverse. A Singaporean couple, Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, celebrated their union in a digital replica of Alkauf Mansion, a popular Singapore venue. Meanwhile, actor Javier Bardem has donated a photo of his eye as an NFT to raise funds to help restore people’s sight.

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Thanks for reading this digest of the week’s most notable developments in the NFT space. Come back next Wednesday for more reports and insights into this actively evolving space.