Saturday, October 16, 2021


Main Japanese web firm Yahoo! Japan has partnered with messaging large Line to launch nonfungible token (NFT) buying and selling.

Line formally announced Tuesday that its cryptocurrency-focused subsidiary LVC Company would collaborate with Yahoo! Japan to allow secondary buying and selling of NFTs issued on Line’s proprietary blockchain.

As a part of the partnership, Yahoo! Japan would place Line blockchain-based NFTs on its on-line public sale service Yahoo! Auctions, a service arrange by the corporate again in 1998 to compete with e-commerce large eBay.

To allow NFT buying and selling on the platform, the 2 companions would combine Yahoo! Auctions with the Line Bitmax pockets, Line’s proprietary blockchain pockets designed for managing digital belongings, together with NFTs. The collaboration will allow customers to commerce NFTs managed by means of the Line Bitmax pockets immediately on Yahoo! Auctions. In line with the announcement, the businesses count on to launch NFT buying and selling on Yahoo! Auctions by late 2021.

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“We’ll work with different companions to revitalize the distribution of beneficial content material and contribute to the growth of the secondary distribution market within the NFT trade,” the announcement notes.

The announcement comes quickly after Line launched the NFT Market Beta Service on its Line Bitmax pockets in late June.

As beforehand reported, Yahoo! Japan has been an lively participant within the cryptocurrency trade in Japan. The company is known for backing Taotao; a main native cryptocurrency alternate launched in 2019. The alternate was acquired by Japanese financial conglomerate SBI Holdings final October.