Japan’s largest social media app, Line has officially launched its own non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called LINE NFT. Partnering with Yoshimoto Kogyo, a major Japanese entertainment conglomerate — the LVC Corporation, Line’s crypto and blockchain manager — will offer approximately 40,000 different NFTs to its 90 million users. The first wave of soon-to-be-released NFTs will include videos from the company’s in-house, Yoshimoto NFT Theatre, as well depictions of characters from well-known anime series, Patlabor the Mobile Police, with more to come on offer in the coming months.Also NFTs from the iconic anime series Patlabor the Mobile Police, and NFTs of other popular characters. At a later point, more #NFTs from a variety of genres will be available.#nftigoo #NFTanime pic.twitter.com/32ZGRbt0Lb— Nftigoo (@nftigoo) April 13, 2022Users will store their purchased NFTs in the LINE BitMa wallet, a product offered in conjunction with crypto-exchange BitMax. The app adds NFT capabilities to a growing list of crypto-ready features, after introducing the option of allowing users to pay for items with its native LINK token (LN) at any of LINE Pay’s online merchants, earlier this year. Line has a reputation for being among the first major technology companies in Japan to adopt cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, after launching its very own crypto exchange in 2018. Related: Japanese business giant Nomura to explore crypto and NFTs with new unitNFTs are becoming increasingly popular throughout Japan, despite the country’s relatively strict crypto regulations. The Japanese financial services conglomerate Nomura Holdings is the latest major player in the country to develop an action plan for implementing NFTs. Earlier this year, major Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten announced the launch of its own NFT trading platform, dubbed Rakuten NFT.Čítaj viac
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British telco giant Vodafone has reportedly plans to auction the world’s first Short Message Service (SMS) in the form of a nonfungible token (NFT) on Dec. 21. The SMS, that reads “Merry Christmas”, was sent 29 years ago over the Vodafone network on Dec 3, 1992, and was received by Richard Jarvis, an employee at the time. The historic 15 character-long SMS will be auctioned off as an NFT in a one-off sale conducted by the Aguttes Auction House in France, according to Romanian news outlet Ziarul Financiar. By auctioning off the world’s first SMS in the form of NFT, Vodafone intends to redirect the earnings to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency) for helping the forcibly displaced people.Source: Ziarul FinanciarThe advertisement banner above translates to “Merry Christmas. The world’s first SMS auctioned for charity as NFT”. Vodafone’s SMS NFT sale will take place this Tuesday on Dec. 21 via an online auction wherein the participants can place bids using Ethereum (ETH). The highest bidder will own exclusive ownership of the communication protocol that was used to transmit the world’s first SMS. Adding to the SMS’ glory, it took nine years for other networks to have Vodafone’s ability to transmit and receive SMS. This move of minting the world’s first SMS is another example of NFT’s ability to tokenize and digitally preserve history.Related: Adidas Originals to launch debut NFT collectionThe NFT ecosystem has catalysed crypto’s mainstream adoption as corporations find its use cases within their existing business models. Just last week, sportswear manufacturer Adidas announced the launch of an “Into the Metaverse” NFT collection. As Cointelegraph reported, the Adidas Originals NFT sale will be hosted on the company’s official website on Dec. 17 at a price of 0.2 ETH, approximately worth $810 at the time of writing.Just days before Adidas’ entry, Nike too acquired a virtual sneakers and collectibles brand RTFKT, signaling a strong interest in the metaverse.RTFKT is now a part of the NIKE, Inc. family. pic.twitter.com/5egNk9d8wA— RTFKT Studios (@RTFKTstudios) December 13, 2021Čítaj viac
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