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Enjin has taken a potential step towards wider adoption of in-game blockchain assets with the launch of the Enjin Platform, a web interface that allows for easy creation and management of tokenized assets on the Ethereum mainnet.
The Enjin Platform lets users create what the company calls “next-generation blockchain assets” without code, including both fungible and non-fungible tokens, via a straightforward process handled through a simplistic web panel.
According to Enjin’s blog post about the Platform launch, creating assets is a four step process. After creating a new project in the Enjin Platform and linking an Enjin Wallet, users can create ERC-1155 assets with both on-chain and off-chain data. The final step is to mint the asset with Enjin coin (ENJ) to give it value and complete the process.
“For the last 12 years, minting, deploying, and managing blockchain assets has been a challenging process that required specialized knowledge, but this all changes today,” said Enjin CTO Witek Radomski, in a release. “We are beyond proud to be able to remove the barriers to blockchain adoption and make this exciting method of value creation available to individuals, developers, and businesses of all experience levels and industries.”
The multi-tier Enjin Platform subscription plan has Indie, Business, and Enterprise tiers available, and it is compatible with tools such as Unity, Java, Godot, and GraphQL. Support for Unreal Engine, developed by Fortnite publisher Epic Games, will also come via an upcoming software development kit, according to Enjin.
Beyond allowing users to own one-of-a-kind in-game assets, Enjin points to other potential benefits and uses for its Platform, including creating decentralized multiverses spread across multiple games, crowdfunding development via the advance sale of assets, and charging transfer fees for the sale or transfer of assets between users.
According to a teaser in the blog post, Enjin’s next big addition to its blockchain-driven game development ecosystem will be a way to distribute blockchain assets via QR code—so the company seemingly has much more in store in this space.