Blockchain & NFTs News: Hyundai, Activision Blizzard, HashCash

Hyundai Reveals Its Partnership with Meta Kongs

Hyundai, a South Korean automobile manufacturer, has announced its partnership with the “Meta Kongz” non-fungible token (NFT) project to create a limited collection of NFTs to be launched in May. 

They also created a new Twitter handle, @Hyundai_NFT, for all NFT-related communications. Further, they posted a video indicating an animated Meta Kong riding via space on a classic 19745 Hyundai PONY. 

The announcement also included a teaser “Shooting Star NFT,” indicating, cryptically, that it is the ultimate ticket to a whole new world. In January, Hyundai released its concept of “Metamobility,” which highlighted the ideals of robotics as a medium between the metaverse and the real world. This means that all the changes that clients or users initiate in the metaverse will be reflected in reality. 

One of the statements released by Hyundai said that with the metaverse expected to become a commonplace for all in the future, the firm anticipates the possible emergence of new platforms where distinction from reality will be no more. This will break away from the idea of virtual reality as the world knows it today. 

Activision Blizzard Unveils Surveys on Non Fungible Tokens and Play –to-Earn

Activision Blizzard released a survey for players for its games, asking them to share interests in NFTs and thoughts on metaverse and play-to-earn games. 

One Twitter user going by the name OTadaka shared a screenshot of the survey from the research firm YouGov that was assessing the interest in different categories of the emerging trends. 

“So it appears Blizzard/Activision are assessing the interest in cryptos and NFT in games …”

In January, Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO and Chairman said that the tech company bought Activision Blizzard for USD 69 billion, which would help in building blocks for the metaverse. He acknowledged that gaming will be vital in metaverse platforms. 

Health Data being Tried on NFTs

HashCash, a blockchain services company, has revealed that it is getting into a partnership with a UK-based firm to create NFTs that will include individuals’ health data. 

The partnering firms will work with volunteers who will provide their data on personal health, which will be captured in NFTs and shared with other healthcare providers. This will make it easy to track the information and monetize it by the owner. 

According to Raj Chowdhury, the announcement also provided an example of how the NFT could be tracked and ultimately monetized together with that of DNA testing kits firms selling user data to research companies. 

If your genetic data is converted into an NFT, the details therein would be easy to track, allowing you to monitor who gets hold of it and if it is being used devoid of your permission. 

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