October 6, 2022

In this week’s newsletter, read about how science fiction comics are using non-volatile tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive and how Web3 musicians are looking at NFTs. Check out how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega, and Square Enix are looking at blockchain gaming. In the meantime, find out how the metaverse is focused on integrating NFT into Minecraft despite its NFT ban. And, don’t forget this week’s Nifty News with The Sandbox’s first wedding metaverse.

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

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

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

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Web3 is creating a new genre of NFT-driven music

One of the most common use cases for NFT is music. Because of this, Cointelegraph spoke to various creators within the NFT music space to ask them what came first – the music or the desire to create music NFTs.

Reveel CEO Adrien Stern described music NFTs as “anti-genre” because they promote diversity and freedom, while NFT musician Thomas Pipolo said NFTs are a tool to sell products. Meanwhile, Jeremy Fall, who founded the publishing house Web3, said it’s not about the hype, it’s about using the technology.

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Bandai Namco, SEGA among giants eyeing blockchain gaming

Gaming giants Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix are considering blockchain games, according to Ryo Matsubara, representative director of Oasys. In an interview with Cointelegraph at Tokyo Games Show 2022, Matsubara said that these gaming companies, which are also their partners, have a long-term vision for blockchain games.

The CEO also noted that companies are not just looking to make a quick profit, but are interested in creating the future of gaming. The CEO noted that this new gaming model needs more time to mature before gaining wider integration into traditional games.

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The Metaverse firm implements NFT in its Minecraft and GTA 5 servers

The metaverse-focused firm has managed to implement NFT integrations within its Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 servers. In an interview with Cointelegraph, Oscar Franklin Tan, CFO of Enjin, and MyMetaverse CEO Simon Kertonegoro shared how they managed to integrate NFTs into Minecraft despite its ban on NFTs.

According to Kertonegoro, they don’t have any pay-to-win NFTs, and their best NFTs are free, so they have NFTs on their server without violating their terms of service. The CEO also said that they want to start a conversation with Mojang Studios, the creators of the game. Meanwhile, Tan also expressed that Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach out to Mojang.

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Great news: Sandbox hosts first wedding, Hollywood actor auctions eye photos as NFT and more

Sandbox held its first wedding within its Metaverse. Singaporean couple Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan celebrated their union in a digital replica of Alkaff Mansion, a popular venue in Singapore. Meanwhile, actor Javier Bardem donated a photo of his eye as an NFT to raise funds to help people regain their sight.

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