In this week’s newsletter, read about how science fiction comics writers use non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to make the reading experience more interactive and how Web3 musicians showcase NFTs. Find out how big names like Bandai Namco, Sega, and Square Enix are looking into blockchain gaming. In other news, find out how metaverse-focused NFTs work inside Minecraft despite NFTs being banned. 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 groundwork for CCG development
A comic book NFT project created by former game developers is bringing their vision of the GameFi comic book series to life. Speaking with Cointelegraph, Dushan Chaika, CEO and COO of 2142, described the premise of the comic as an AI battle in 2142 AD, right after the last bitcoin.
It is mined and Satoshi Nakamoto’s dormant wallet is awakened.
Within the project, users can denominate, collect and compile the pages of the comic book series and participate in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that decides the direction of the story.
Web3 is creating a new kind of NFT-based music
One of the most popular use cases for NFTs is music. Because of this, Cointelegraph spoke with several creators within the NFT music space to ask what comes first — music or the desire to create NFT music.
Reveel CEO Adrien Sterns called NFTs “anti-type” because they promote diversity and freedom, while NFT musician Thomas Pipolo said NFTs are a tool to sell the product. Meanwhile, Jeremy Fall, who founded record label Web3, said it’s not about hype but about using technology.
Bandai Namco, SEGA are among the gaming giants eyeing blockchain gaming
Gaming giants Bandai Namco, Sega and Square Enix have been looking into blockchain games, according to Ryo Matsubara, representative director of Oasys. In an interview with Cointelegraph at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show, Matsubara said that these game companies, which are also their partners, have a long-term vision for blockchain games.
The CEO also mentioned that companies are not simply looking to make a quick buck but are interested in creating the future of gaming. The CEO stated that this new gaming model needs more time to mature before having broader integrations into traditional games.
Metaverse implements NFTs into their Minecraft and GTA 5 servers
A company focused on the metaverse has been able to implement NFT integration within 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 at Although NFTs are banned.
According to Kertonegoro, they don’t have any pay-to-win NFTs, and their best NFTs are free, and that’s how they own the NFT on their server without violating their terms of service. The CEO also said that they are looking forward to starting a conversation with Mojang Studios, the creators of the game. Meanwhile, Tan also expressed Enjin’s support for MyMetaverse’s efforts to reach Mojang.
Nifty News: The Sandbox hosts his first wedding, Hollywood actor’s photo auctioned off as NFT and more
Sandbox has her first wedding in the Metaverse. A Singaporean couple, Gwan Tham and Clarence Chan, celebrated their marriage in a digital replica of Kaff Palace, a famous venue in Singapore. Meanwhile, actor Javier Bardem donated a photo of his eye as an NFT to raise money to help restore sight.
Thank you for reading this summary of the week’s highlights in the NFT space. Come back next Wednesday for more reports and insights on this actively evolving space.