Harmony Launches Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport
Harmony, the blockchain platform based on the Ethereum chain, announced the launch of its Bored Ape Yacht Club Passport and support for cross-chain activities, including interoperability between Harmony, Ethereum, BNB chain, and three other blockchains.
Harmony said that the launch of the passport this time is proof that the holders “have ownership of assets across multiple blockchains, and will not transfer property for this purpose, ensuring authenticity”.
The passport enables users to import proof of ownership of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s NFTs into a game called DeFi Kingdoms on the Harmony blockchain.
The game currently has 120,000 monthly active users. When Ape owners connect their MetaMask wallet to DeFi Kingdoms, the passport can verify and display their assets in-game on multiple blockchains.
Team member Leo Chen from Harmony explained that:
“We wanted to give all NFT holders more utility and options to display their NFTs and participate in the Metaverse. Bored Ape Yacht Club holders are the first choices. The cross-chain identity creates a secure and easy way to do so without putting their assets at risk.”
Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Reddit is eyeing to permit users to have NFT-based profile pictures through a feature that is being tested on January 27. On January 20, Twitter announced that it was presenting an official verification mechanism for NFT avatars, allowing some users to set the NFTs they own as their profile picture.
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