South Korean blockchain corporation ICONLOOP, announced today it has signed a strategic partnership with the ICON Foundation and 2bytes to establish ‘SPERA’, a blockchain-based interchain NFT game platform, and has released a teaser site showcasing the new platform.
‘SPERA’, which is planned to be fully set up within the year, is an interchain NFT game platform that connects NFTs issued on various blockchain networks and platforms, making them interoperable.
Currently, the vast majority of NFTs issued and distributed on various existing blockchain platforms do not have much use beyond ownership. Likewise, NFTs found in play-to-earn titles are currently limited in that they can only be used within the same game and platform.
The new platform will use the interchain BTP (Blockchain Transmission Protocol) technology to connect various NFTs from different blockchain ecosystems and make them operable by allowing them to be used within games on the SPERA platform, and plans to support P2E (Play-to-Earn) features as well.
BTP is a trademarked technology developed by the global interchain ICON project which connects various blockchains to make them interoperable. BTP technology differs from typically centralized cross-chain technologies in that its architecture is decentralized, providing high security and versatility.
Within the newly announced partnership, ICONLOOP will develop and support the establishment of the platform based on its technological expertise in previously developing and releasing various blockchain technologies. The ICON Foundation will support the establishment of an interoperable blockchain ecosystem by utilizing its BTP technology.
Meanwhile, game services startup 2bytes will set up the blockchain service and run the business side of the new platform. 2bytes currently provides localization, QA, and global consulting services to more than 40 game developers and has recently set up its own game development studio.
More details on SPERA can be found on the teaser site spera.world that is now live.