April 1, 2023

In this week’s newsletter, find out how sci-fi comic books are using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive, and what Web3 musicians think about NFTs. See how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega, and Square Enix are focusing on blockchain gaming. In other news, learn how a metaverse-focused fir integrates NFTs in Minecraft despite it banning NFTs. And don’t forget this week’s Nifty News, which features The Sandbox’s first metaverse wedding.

Science fiction NFT comic book project lays the groundwork for CCG development

The NFT Comic Book Project, created by former game developers, is working hard to bring their vision for the GameFi comic book series to life. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Dušan Žica, CEO and COO of 2142, described the premise of the comic as an AI battle in 2142 AD, just after the last Bitcoin (BTC) was mined and Satoshi Nakamoto’s dormant wallet After waking up.

In the project, users can mint, collect and compile pages of comic series and participate in the 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. Because of this, Cointelegraph spoke with various creators in the NFT music space, asking what came first—music or the desire to create a musical NFT.

Reveel CEO Adrien Stern described music NFTs as “anti-genre” because it promotes diversity and freedom, while NFT musician Thomas Pipolo said NFTs are tools for selling products. Meanwhile, Jeremy Fall, who founded Web3 Records, said it’s not about the hype, but about leveraging the technology.

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Gaming giants such as Bandai Namco, SEGA and more focus on blockchain games

Ryo Matsubara, representative director of Oasys, said gaming giants Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix have been eyeing blockchain gaming. In an interview with Cointelegraph at Tokyo Game Show 2022, Matsubara said that these gaming companies, who are also their partners, have a long-term vision for blockchain gaming.

The executive also mentioned that these companies are not only looking to make quick profits, but are also interested in creating the future of gaming. The executive mentioned that this new game mode will take more time to mature before it can be more widely integrated into traditional games.

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Metaverse implements NFTs in its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers

A Metaverse-focused company has successfully implemented NFT integration in its Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 servers. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Enjin CFO Oscar Franklin Tan and MyMetaverse CEO Simon Kertonegoro shared how they were able to integrate NFTs into Minecraft despite its ban on NFTs.

According to Kertonegoro, they don’t have any winning NFTs, their best NFTs are free, which is how they have NFTs on their servers without violating their terms of service. The executive also said they were looking to start a conversation with the game creator Mojang Studios. Meanwhile, Tan also stated that Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach out to Mojang.

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Good news: The Sandbox hosts its first wedding, Hollywood actors auction photos of eyes as NFTs, and more

Sandbox held its first wedding within its metaverse. A couple from Singapore, Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, celebrated their union in a digital replica of Singapore’s popular attraction, the Alkaff Mansion. Meanwhile, actor Javier Bardem donated a photo of his eye as an NFT to raise money to help people restore their sight.

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Thank you for reading this week’s roundup of the most notable developments in the NFT space. Check back next Wednesday for more reports and insights into this actively developing area.