While some builders and video games are embracing NFTs, Minecraft will not be considered one of them. An announcement from the Minecraft group made it completely clear that NFTs are one thing they don’t assist or permit, whereas blockchain applied sciences are banned and usually are not permitted to be applied inside any mods or servers. There aren’t any plans to implement them in the future both.

Minecraft bans NFTs to advertise a secure setting


Minecraft is constructed upon its group of gamers, and the developer’s mantra is that every one content material should be accessible to everybody. NFTs, on the different hand, are supposed to be scarce and distinctive for gamers. As such, blockchain applied sciences can’t be applied inside the Minecraft consumer, nor can the game’s belongings be used to create NFTs primarily based on worlds, skins, persona objects, or different mods so that every one content material stays accessible to all gamers.

Another cause for the ban is their pricing. Aside from gross sales and provides which might be accessible for all gamers, any content material created for Minecraft, like mods, maintains a steady worth. NFTs are the reverse of this and the group believes “the speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players.” There’s additionally the problem that NFTs can disappear with out warning or carry “fraudulently inflated prices,” leaving the market open to abuse.

The group has stated they’ll proceed to watch “how blockchain technology evolves over time” to allow them to “determine whether it will allow for more secure experiences or other practical and inclusive applications in gaming.” They did add that there are “no plans of implementing blockchain technology into Minecraft right now.”

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