South Korean automaker Hyundai announced today, April 18th, that it has teamed up with NFT project Meta Kongz to create a limited collection of 30 NFTs to be launched sometime in May 2022.
Hyundai also created a new Twitter name @Hyundai_NFT for its NFT-related communications and released a video showing an animated Meta Kong driving through space in a 1975 Hyundai PONY.
Hyundai x Meta Kongz introduces the Hyundai Metamobility universe.
— Hyundai_NFT (@Hyundai_NFT) April 17, 2022
Included in the announcement was a teaser for another Shooting Star NFT, with a cryptic explanation that it’s a “ticket to a whole new world” and could lead to “new NFTs.”
In January, Hyundai unveiled its “Metamobility” concept, a vision for robotics to be a medium between the real world and the Metaverse, so that changes users make in the Metaverse are reflected in reality, which “makes people allows to overcome the physical limitations of movement in time and space.”
As part of its concept vision, Hyundai stated:
“As the Metaverse looks to become an everyday space for humans in the future, the company anticipates the possible emergence of a new type of Metaverse platform in which the distinction from reality could disappear and break away from the concept of VR as the world knows it , could solve today.”
Continuing its concept, Hyundai hinted at a possible “Hyundai Metamobility Universe,” a metaverse with the issuance of various NFTs as mobility vehicles.
Activision Blizzard NFTs and Play-to-Earn Polls
Activision Blizzard recently sent out a poll to players of its games, asking them to share their interest in NFTs and their thoughts on play-to-earn and Metaverse games.
Twitter user @OTadaka shared a screenshot of market research firm YouGov’s survey, which attempted to gauge interest in various categories of “future gaming trends.”
So it seems Blizzard/Activision is trying to figure out if players are interested in crypto and nf*t in games. I got a poll from them and it’s on the poll. I said very disinterested to them. pic.twitter.com/dIT4bVokDK
— Okage Tadaka BlackLivesMatter StopAsianHate (@OTadaka) April 16, 2022
In January, Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, stating at the time that the acquisition “would provide building blocks for the Metaverse,” Microsoft CEO and Chairman Satya Nadella added that games have a “key role” to play the development of Metaverse platforms.
Health data should be tested as NFTs
Blockchain services company HashCash Consultants announced on April 16 that it is working with an unnamed UK-based company to create NFTs containing information about an individual’s health.
The firms will work with volunteers who will provide their health data, with the intention of turning it into an NFT so it can be shared with healthcare providers, a move the company says can be more easily tracked and monetized by the owner.
Related: What is wash trading and money laundering in NFTs?
The release provided an example of how this type of NFT could be tracked and monetized with that of a DNA testing kit company selling its user data to a research firm. Founder and CEO of HashCash Consultants Raj Chowdhury stated:
“If your genetic data were converted into NFTs, the information would be tagged with an inherent trait to be tracked. This would allow you to monitor where your data is going and track the people who own the NFT and also find out if it is being used without authorization.”
More nifty news
Texas and Alabama securities regulators have issued urgent cease and desist orders to Sand Vegas Casino Club for illegally offering over 11,000 NFTs to raise funds for its Metaverse-based casinos.
The Sandbox Metaverse’s parent company, Animoca Brands, has added two video game publishers to their repertoire, enhancing both their motorsport and roleplaying blockchain games.
Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton is continuing its Web3 plans with the release of new NFTs as part of its mobile game, Louis: The Game. The fashion label added new levels and rewards to its app, which randomly reward players with 10 new “profile picture” type tokens.
https://cointelegraph.com/news/nifty-news-hyundai-partners-with-meta-kongz-activision-surveys-on-nfts-and-more Hyundai partners with Meta Kongz, Activision polls on NFTs and more