Microsoft and blockchain developer Enjin has released a unique NFT collection to celebrate the 6th International Women’s and Girls’ Day in Science in an educational game, Azure Space Mystery.
Azure Space Mystery is an interactive, fiction online game meant to celebrate International Science Day for women and girls. Players are working to save the International Space Station and will be able to request a limited edition of NFTs upon completion.
Celebrating Women in Science
The Azure Heroes extension, a program to recognize and reward participants on the Azure NFT platform, is used by Minecraft players to unlock new missions in MyMetaverse, one of the most popular servers in Minecraft.
Users can earn this limited NFT by playing the educational game Azure Space Mystery, where participants will be rewarded with tokens to save the International Space Station (ISS) with prominent European scientists’ help by solving code challenges and technical skills. The leading European females including Mary Somerville, Caroline Herschel, and Raymond de LaRoche.
Empowering a Modernized Generation
NFT is compatible and transferable with the popular Minecraft game, which had 131 million players per month as of October 2020. By playing the game, participants will improve their coding skills and learn the importance of four female scientists who support the advancement of research in areas such as mathematics, aerodynamics, and astronomy.
Bryana Kortendick, Enjin’s vice president of operations and communications, said that education is key to empowering the next generation of innovators. She added that he is proud to partner with Microsoft to create innovative ways to unite virtual worlds, bring digital communities closer together, and celebrate women in science and technology.
Similar systems have been implemented by other projects to recognize their users for achievements and participation by giving them a badge and unique recognition for participating actively in the community.
Microsoft’s interest in NFT is currently non-profitable and aims only to reward and recognize its community commitment to the Azure ecosystem. However, the entire NFT market has grown in popularity over the past year.
On January 9, the virtual plot of land in the game Axie Infinity sold for a record $ 1.5 million. It is the biggest virtual land sale for any blockchain project.
The NFT Era
Lindsay Lohan also announced the news, edited and sold her NFT on the Rarible platform, and sold it for the equivalent of $ 17,360 in an ETH package, with the actress choosing to donate the proceeds to charity.
Another NFT project, Ethernity, recently announced it would auction off digital artwork with permission from the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. Items include trading cards and 3D abstract art showcased by NFT.
While NFT offers broader uses than just gaming, the industry continues to be viewed by experts as one of the most important when it comes to keeping cryptocurrency and blockchain accessible to the masses.