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Mojang bans all Blockchain technologies (and NFTs) from Minecraft

Mojang bans all Blockchain technologies (and NFTs) from Minecraft

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While Everything NFT seems to be merciful to tHe refused, there are still companies that exist –Like Square EnixAttempting to justify partnering with existing technology only as a massive fraud. Mojang is clearly not one of them.

In a lengthy statement published on Maine Craft SiteThe team delves into explaining why they haven’t embraced the technology yet, and why they have taken steps to ban any application of anything related to blockchain in Maine Craft.

While including a brief caveat, hey, if blockchain can prove to be anything other than something massive, we’ll probably look at it, the bulk of the post attacks technologies for promoting “digital ownership on the basis of scarcity and exclusion, which is incompatible with Maine Craft The values ​​of creative inclusion and playing together.”

He also explains why blockchain technology and NFTs are banned throughout the game, saying: “To ensure that Minecraft players have a secure and comprehensive experience, integration of blockchain technologies within client and server applications is not allowed, and Minecraft may not use in-game content, such as worlds, skins, or Character items or any other modifications, by blockchain technology to create a rare digital asset.”

You can read the entire policy below (focus on it, not mine).

OUR POLICY ON NFTS AND MINECRAFT

In our Minecraft Usage Guidelines, we specify how a server owner can charge access, and that all players should have the same functionality. We have these rules to ensure that Minecraft remains a community where everyone can access the same content. However, NFTs can create rarity and exclusion models that go against our guidelines and the spirit of Minecraft.

To ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and comprehensive experience, the integration of blockchain technologies within our client and server applications is not permitted, and Minecraft in-game content such as worlds, skins, character items or any other mods may not be used by blockchain technology to create rare digital assets. Our reasons follow.

Some companies have recently launched NFT apps that are associated with global Minecraft files and skin packs. Other examples of how NFTs and blockchain can be used with Minecraft include creating collectible NFTs from Minecraft, allowing players to earn NFTs through activities performed on the server, or earn Minecraft NFT rewards for activities outside the game.

Both uses of NFT and other blockchain technologies create digital ownership on the basis of scarcity and exclusion, which is incompatible with Minecraft’s values ​​of creative inclusion and play together. NFTs do not include all of our society and create a scenario for the rich and the poor. The speculative pricing and investment mindset around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we believe runs counter to the joy and long-term success of our players.

We are also concerned that some third-party NFTs may not be reliable and may end up costing players who purchase them. Some third-party NFT implementations are also completely dependent on blockchain technology and may require an asset manager who may disappear without notice. There have also been cases where NFTs have been sold at artificially or fraudulently inflated prices. We recognize that creativity within our game has intrinsic value, and we strive to provide a marketplace where these values ​​can be recognized.

As such, to ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and comprehensive experience, The integration of blockchain technologies within client and server Minecraft applications is not permitted and may not be used to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds, skins, character items, or other mods. We will pay close attention to how blockchain technology has evolved over time to ensure that the above principles are masked and to determine whether they allow for more secure experiences or other practical and inclusive applications in gaming. However, we have no plans to implement blockchain technology in Minecraft at the moment.

We hope to share more with you soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in reading our guide, you can find it over here. Stay tuned!

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