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Hyundai Partners With “Meta Kongz” NFT Project

Hyundai, the South Korean automobile manufacturer, has partnered with the “Meta Kongz” nonfungible token (NFT) project to create a limited collection of 30 NFTs launching sometime in May 2022.

It has been reported that Hyundai also created a new Twitter handle, @Hyundai_NFT, for its NFT-related communications and posted a video showing an animated Meta Kong riding through space in a 1975 Hyundai PONY.

However, included in the announcement was a teaser for a further “Shooting Star NFT,” with a cryptic explanation that it is a “ticket to a whole new world” and might lead to “new NFTs.” In January, Hyundai shared its “Metamobility” concept, a vision for robotics to be a medium between the real world and the Metaverse so changes users make in the Metaverse are reflected in reality, which “allows people to overcome the physical limitations of movement in time and space.”

Hyundai stated:

“With the metaverse set to become a daily space for people in the future, the company expects the possible emergence of a new type of metaverse platform in which the distinction from reality could disappear, breaking away from the concept of VR as the world knows it today.”

The report said that Hyundai continued its concept, hinting at a possible “Hyundai Metamobility universe,” a metaverse with the issuance of various NFTs as mobility vehicles. Activision Blizzard recently sent out a survey to players of its games, asking them to share their interest level in NFTs, along with their thoughts on play-to-earn (P2E) and metaverse games.

Likewise, Twitter user OTadaka shared a screenshot of the survey conducted by market research firm YouGov which attempted to gauge interest in different categories of “future gaming trends.” In January, Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, stating at the time that the acquisition would “provide building blocks for the Metaverse.”

Satya Nadella, the CEO and chairman of Microsoft, said that gaming will play a “key role” in developing metaverse platforms. Blockchain services company HashCash Consultants announced on Saturday that it was partnering with an unnamed United Kingdom-based company to create NFTs which include information about an individuals’ health.

Moreover, the firms will work with volunteers who will provide their health data, with the intention for it to be made into an NFT so that it can be shared with healthcare providers, a move the company says can be more easily tracked and monetized by the owner. 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.

Thus, Raj Chowdhury, the founder and CEO of HashCash Consultants, said:

“If your genetic data were turned into NFTs, the information is then attached with an inherent feature to be tracked, this would enable you to monitor where your data ends up and track the people who hold the NFT and also figure out if it is being used without permission.”

Source: Cointelegraph



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