Mojang bans all Blockchain technologies (and NFTs) from Minecraft

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While All NFT seems to be merciful to tHe denied that there are still companies that exist –Like Square Enix– Only trying to collaborate with existing technology to justify massive fraud. Mojang is clearly not one of them.

In a lengthy statement published it Maine Craft websiteThe team explains why they have not yet embraced the technology and why they have taken steps to ban any use of anything blockchain-related. Maine Craft.

With a caveat, hey, if the blockchain can prove to be anything but huge, we’ll probably look at it, most of the post-attack technologies to promote “digital ownership based on 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 in the game, saying: “To ensure that Minecraft players have a secure and comprehensive experience, the integration of blockchain technologies into client and server applications is not allowed. , and Minecraft may not use content in the game., such as worlds, skins or character objects or other customizations, through blockchain technology to create a rare digital asset. “

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

OUR POLICIES ON NFTS AND MINECRAFT

In our guidelines for using Minecraft, we specify how a server owner can request access and that all players must have the same functionality. We have these rules in place 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 secure and comprehensive experience, the integration of blockchain technologies in our client and server applications is not permitted and Minecraft content in the game such as worlds, skins, character elements or other mods is not permitted. using blockchain technology to create rare digital assets. Our reasons follow.

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

Both the use of NFT and other blockchain technologies create digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which is incompatible with Minecraft’s values ​​of creative inclusion and play together. NFTs do not encompass our entire society and create a scenario for rich and poor. The speculative pricing and investment thinking around NFTs removes focus from playing the game and encourages profit-seeking, which we believe is contrary to our players’ joy and long-term success.

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

To ensure Minecraft players a safe and comprehensive experience, The integration of blockchain technologies into client and server Minecraft applications is not permitted and may not be used to create NFTs associated with game content, including worlds, skins, character elements, 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 determine whether they enable safer experiences or other practical and inclusive applications in games. But at the moment we have no plans to implement blockchain technology in Minecraft.

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

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