Major anime platform incorporates crypto and NFTs for ebook sales

MyAnimeList, an lively on-line group for anime and manga with an estimated 10 million North American customers, is incorporating cryptocurrency funds into its e-book platform.

In a Dec. 2 press release, blockchain platform Digital Leisure Asset introduced a partnership with MyAnimeList father or mother firm Media Do, which can see the previous’s DEAPcoins circulated on the MyAnimeList platform.

The deal may even see Japanese mental property from Media Do’s community used for blockchain-enabled video games on DEA’s PlayMining platform. This rewards users with DEAPcoins merely for enjoying video games or studying manga comics via the service.

Earlier this yr, Media Do introduced that it could invest 300 million yen ($2.8 million) into distributed ledger technology over the following two years.

The distributor, which works with over 2,000 publishers and 150 on-line bookstores, reported a 20% year-on-year enhance in e-book gross sales in April, when Japan was in a state of emergency because of the world COVID-19 pandemic.

The corporate said that having a dependable transaction historical past for its ebooks would make it attainable for patrons to promote used copies whereas returning royalties to each publishers and writers.

DEA will now assist to implement this initiative by collectively creating and operating a market utilizing nonfungible tokens, or NFTs.