Sony wants to launch cryptocurrency tracking in video games

Sony is a multinational corporation of Japanese origin that offers all kinds of electronic and computer devices. The company operates in particular in the cinema, videogames, music and telephony sectors. She has has achieved great success with its PlayStation game consoles. Some time ago, Sony decided to offer a product aimed at video game players.

Sony filed its patent application in 2021

Global entertainment giant Sony has decided to implement a system to track cryptocurrencies in video games. The tool uses blockchain technology, especially NFTs. In 2021, the company filed a patent application for the new system. The document was made available to the public on November 10, 2022.

the patent which Sony claims will be of great use to gamers. Indeed, it will allow them to afford unique digital items in their games. Players will be able own the NFTs of their esports tournament stars favorites. That said, through this project, the Sony conglomerate wants to strengthen its involvement in the metaverse and NFT industry.

Sony’s announcement was widely shared by the community of players and cryptocurrency holders

In reality, the company wants to solve a problem that is commonly encountered in classic video games. Indeed, he explained:In traditional video games, there is no way to differentiate a specific instance of a game object that a famous video game player used to win a famous tournament from any other instance of the game object.“.

A blockchain and a unique token

Sony wants to use a blockchain for list digital assets, gameplay and in-game video clips. A unique token is also provided which will be linked to the digital item with a unique identifier and metadata. These will be used to identify the specific characteristics of each digital asset in play.

sony said:Changes to digital asset characteristics, such as ownership, visual appearance or metadata, can be identified in a history update request“.

If granted the patent, Sony could be a major player in the growing NFT gaming industry. However, it should be noted that this is not the conglomerate’s first NFT project. Sony partnered with Theta Labs in May 2022 to offer a limited edition collection of 3D NFTs.

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Luc José Adjinacou

Far from dampening my enthusiasm, a failed investment in a cryptocurrency in 2017 only increased my enthusiasm. I therefore decided to study and understand the blockchain and its multiple uses and to convey information related to this ecosystem with my pen.

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