The 0xcert NFT Spotlight Series is aimed at bringing to light the 50 shades of non-fungibility. From games to cards, and from protocols to supporting services, there is no shortage of uniqueness.
The sixth post of the series introduces CryptoCarz project to the non-fungible 0xcert audience and beyond. (For more interviews, read through to the end of the post.)
📢 What's the thing about CryptoCarz?
CryptoCarz is a multiplayer, VR racing game being built on the backbone of the Ethereum network. The CryptoCars team harbors a strong belief that blockchain technology will play a pivotal role in VR gaming and their collaborative experience.
💪 What nut are they cracking?
The team believes gaming will be transformed by the rise - and integration - of three technologies: blockchain, e-sports, and VR. Each of them, independently, represents a paradigm shift for game development and consumption. Their attributes will make technology more individual, inclusive and immersive. The combination of these technologies will give rise to new scenarios, where gamers can own, modify, trade and play in an unprecedented way.
🔧 How are they doing it?
To race the cars in the game, a user has to demonstrate ownership of a car that is modeled and stored as an ERC-721 NFT in the gamer’s private wallet. The car is then loaded into the game via integration with MetaMask and other proprietary tools. As PCMag put it, "it's CryptoKitties meets Fast & Furious."
⛓️ CryptoCarz in action
You can browse through the hottest of the CryptoCarz in their gallery, race with them and share your riding experience with friends by inviting them into the virtual showroom, or just enjoy owning them in your blockchain garage. No matter your driving style, a ride with CryptoCarz is always a treat.
❓ Non-fungible Q&A
Obviously, CryptoCarz believes in merging technologies to provide unique experiences. But how about the general non-fungible sphere - in what shape do they see it?
John Mandeville, CCO at CryptoCarz, joined us for the interview.
1. What do you expect to see in 10-years time in the non-fungible field? The most creative answers count double.
Every consumer interaction with creative content will be guided by a smart contract - they will be using NFTs, but they won’t even know it. Musicians will rent their music en masse or will sell unique commissions. The same economic structure will guide film, art, concert tickets, season passes, gaming, fractional real estate ownership, you name it.
2. In terms of other NFT projects, which one would you nominate for a Golden Globe and why?
We would definitely nominate Decentraland, they are building a decentralized world where ownership and content can be enforced by blockchain, and they are also incubating a lot of projects building a product in there. They already are the NFT project with the most traction, and we see this just getting better.
3. What would you rather have - your pet cat tokenized on the blockchain or a tangible, strokable 3D-version of your favorite crypto-asset?
CryptoCarz is bringing together blockchain and VR, so we are duty-bound to opt for the latter.
4. A CryptoKitty and an Axie enter the ring. Who wins?
They jump on a CryptoCarz instead and start a race.
5. Finish the joke: “A CryptoCar drives into a bar...
…and gets a glass of water. After all, it is dangerous to drink and drive!”
We appreciate John's involvement and answers, we're glad to see such an impressive project like CryptoCarz take part in our non-fungible series.
Make sure you get a CryptoCar of your own and enjoy the VR ride! Find them on:
Check out other interviews of the non-fungible series:
NFT Spotlight #1 - Kette.io, protecting your NFTs
NFT Spotlight #2 - CryptoDecks, trackers of non-fungible values
NFT Spotlight #3 - KnownOrigin, the non-fungible art platform
NFT Spotlight #4 - Mokens, helping you create and compose NFTs
NFT Spotlight #5 - OpenSea, customizable NFT marketplace