Mon, 18 Apr 2022 11:13:20 +0000
The number one social messaging app in Japan, Line, officially launched its own NFT marketplace on April 13th called LINE NFT, adding NFT capabilities to a growing list of crypto-ready features. Despite the strict crypto regulations in the country, NFTs are becoming more popular in Japan.
LVC Corporation, the operator of LINE’s blockchain partnered with Yoshimoto Kogyo, a major Japanese entertainment conglomerate, and will offer 40,000 different NFTs to 90 million users in Japan. Users can store their purchased NFTs in their LINE BitMax wallet, an offered product in collaboration with crypto-exchange BitMax.
Included in the first wave of the soon-to be released NFTs are videos from the company’s in-house Yoshimoto NFT Theatre, showcasing exclusive videos of comedians. The classic anime series Patlabor the Mobile Police will also be turned into a diorama art NFT to celebrate to the animation’s 30th year anniversary.
In addition, NFT videos from popular characters such as Gyuunyuu and Betakkuma will also be available on the platform. There is more coming, from April 20th original NFTs by manga artist Yashiroazuki will be added to LINE NFT as well as a variety of genres in the next few months.
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