This year, Polygon, the layer-2 scaling platform, and Flickplay, a Web3 application that allows users to discover NFTs via augmented reality (AR), were among the companies chosen for the programme. Lockerverse, a Web3 storytelling platform that connects creators and brands, is also part of the programme.
The Walt Disney Company recently posted a new job for an “experienced corporate attorney” to work on “emerging technologies” such as nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and the Metaverse.
A “Principal Counsel — Corporate Transactions, Emerging Technologies & NFTs” is seeking to work on transactions involving NFTs, the Metaverse, blockchain, and decentralized finance on September 23 on the Disney careers website.
Corporate wants someone to provide “full product life cycle legal advice and support for global NFT products” on U.S. soil and abroad, and ensure compliance with all current laws and regulations.
Beyond handling Disney’s cryptocurrency and emerging technology efforts, Disney’s account coordinator, who also handles due diligence for NFT, blockchain, third-party marketplaces, and cloud providers, helps manage Disney’s cryptocurrency and emerging technology efforts.
Disney is positioning itself around the crypto, blockchain, and Metaverse spaces as it announces a new position.
In November 2021, Bob Chapek, CEO of Metaverse Inc., said the company was preparing to mix physical and digital assets in the Metaverse.
Afterward, the company filed for a “virtual-world simulator” patent, which mentioned a metaverse theme park.
Patent application Disney describes how mobile users at theme parks could generate and project personalized 3D effects onto nearby physical spaces in the Metaverse.
It appears that at one point the “virtual-world simulator” patent was not intended to be used, but the recent job listing could signal a change in plans.
Metaverse graphics aim for community and accessibility — Not realism.
In February, Disney Accelerator selected six “growth-stage” firms to receive its business development platform as augmented reality (AR), nonfungible tokens (NFTs), and artificial intelligence (AI) were all big focuses for the programme.
Three Ethereum-based projects were chosen for the program this year, including Polygon, a layer-2 scaling platform, and Flickplay, a Web3 application that uses augmented reality to provide users with NFT information. Lockerverse is a Web3 storytelling platform that connects authors and brands.