Minecraft gets into crypto by offering in-game crypto items thanks to the partnership between Coincheck, Enjin, and Minecraft. Following the latest reports, we are reading more about the new game features in our cryptocurrency news today.
The blockchain-based in-game items will work inside Minecraft through Enjin’s EnjinCraft plugin. The project is still unofficial but there’s a slight overlap between the Minecraft and the crypto community. Minecraft gets into crypto by offering the players in-game items imported from non-fungible ETH tokens. The feature will be rolled out with a third-party plugin from the blockchain gaming platform Enjin.
Enjin is a blockchain-based company that offers in-game items and it has partnered with the Coincheck Japanese crypto exchange to support the trading of in-game Minecraft crypto tokens according to the announcement by Coincheck today. The tokens in question can be imported in the game via the EnjinCraft plugin. Each token corresponds to one item. It’s not clear whether Coincheck plans to issue its own series of Minecraft specific tokens or it intends to support Enjin’s existing line of non-fungible tokens. It should be noted that these tokens can be used in other games as well. Enjin’s Multiverse standard means that a few other games support the company’s NFT tokens.
This is not the first time that third parties attempted to integrate Minecraft and crypto. Players created unofficial servers that support BTC payments such as PlayMC, SatoshiQuest, MinecraftCC, and BitQuest. These servers reward players based on their activity or give rewards for players that find the items. Third-party developers created Minecraft clones such as Craft.cash and Cryptovoxels and these now record land ownership on the ETH and Bitcoin Cash blockchains.
Minecraft doesn’t have any official support for crypto but the lack of support has left some room for the players and the fans to integrate cryptocurrency while they are playing. Also, as we reported previously, Enjin coin surged after the world-famous technology company Microsoft and the coin platform have teamed up to make the project named Azure Heroes, a project that gives prizes to contributors to the community for posting content, creating demos, building sample code, and blogging about Azure.
Every season the Microsoft & Enjin partnership will release a new set of badgers that will also be of limited supply. The ones that will be lucky enough to be selected to become an Azure Hero will scan their QR code, and the non-fungible token (NFT), the badger will be immediately transmitted into their own for their benefit.
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