Hey look, some good news about NFTs for once! Mojang has put out a new guide on the rules surrounding NFTs and blockchain.
You've probably seen the ridiculous amount of scams when it comes to NFTs especially, and companies using the "blockchain" when they have absolutely no need for it. Thankfully, Mojang have listened and put out some rules and the gist is that "integrations of NFTs with Minecraft are generally not something we will support or allow" they said.
Their news post goes over a brief intro to what NFTs actually are and giving a brief overview of why they have rules for server owners and content creators, which in brief is to "ensure that Minecraft remains a community where everyone has access to the same content". Part of the problem is how NFTs "create models of scarcity and exclusion that conflict with our Guidelines and the spirit of Minecraft".
Mojang make their position firmly clear on it all stating that "As such, to ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not permitted to be integrated inside our Minecraft client and server applications nor may they be utilized to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods.".
This is good, because it should hopefully prevent another Blockverse, which was supposed to be a "on-chain Ethereum NFT that enables a unique P2E on Minecraft". Can you guess how it went? They took a lot of money and then vanished with it.
However, they're not ruling out using blockchain in Minecraft if it might "allow for more secure experiences or other practical and inclusive applications in gaming" but they currently have no plans for it right now.
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