Kertonegoro believes that Polkadot’s ecosystem will benefit from the NFTs running on Efinity, a Polkadot parachain developed by Enjin. “Adopters can create innovation,” he said.
In addition to being against the integration of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) into Minecraft games owned by Mojang Studios, the creator of the game was also against the NFTs.
Oscar Franklin Tan, the chief financial officer of blockchain gaming firm Enjin, and MyMetaverse CEO Simon Kertonegoro talked about how they were able to connect the dots and deploy NFTs in Minecraft without violating its terms and conditions in an interview with Cointelegraph.
According to Kertonegoro, the rules on NFTs in Minecraft have been designed to prevent players from experiencing unpleasant things. However, many servers have broken these norms, in particular, by offering pay-to-win NFTs. Despite this, Kertonegoro says that in their server, NFTs are allowed without violating the game’s rules. Players can earn the best NFTs for free, and there are no pay-to-win NFTs. He says:
Tan also weighed in on the topic and commented that Enjin supports MyMetaverse’s attempt to get into a conversation with the Mojang studios as the firm’s NFT-integrated Minecraft server has been around for four years before Minecraft placed its ban on NFTs.
In fact, even China, which is against cryptocurrencies has indicated its interest in supporting NFTs, the executive said. “Why not Minecraft?” he said.
Animoca’s Yat Siu says the Minecraft ban is hypocritical and NFTs are inclusive in his latest interview.
Besides Minecraft, the NFTs created by MyMetaverse have an interoperability aspect and can be used in other games like Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTAV) and Infinity Realm, which the firm owns and operates. In response to a question about whether or not the NFTs in Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTAV) could be used for in-game transactions, Kertonegoro said:
Besides this, Tan also asserted that having NFTs that work in different games is a fundamental cornerstone for the development of the Metaverse. He stated:
Enjin’s Efinity blockchain platform, created to power NFTs on the Polkadot parachain, is also helping to grow Polkadot’s ecosystem, according to Kertonegoro. “Adopters are actually innovating, which is what we do,” he said.
“Interoperability forms a greater community. It forms the foundation of what we now call the Metaverse, something we’ve been trying to build since 2018.”
These different games, read the user’s wallet, see that they own the NFT and provide them different benefits in the games. […] In Minecraft, this NFT is a sword. In GTA the NFT is a car and in Infinity Realms, the NFT is a house.”