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Minecraft Celebrates Day for Women and Girls in Science

Limited edition Minecraft NFTs celebrate International Day of Women in Science.

Microsoft and Enjin teamed up for limited-edition NFTs that work in the game, placing an official stamp on Enjin’s Minecraft plugin.

Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the Earth, still growing and bewitching some 131 million monthly players as of October. While the multiplatform game is not built on blockchain technology, crypto gaming firm Enjin introduced Non-Fungible tokens (NFTs) to Minecraft last year’s unofficial, open-source plugin, letting the players pull in NFTs as usable items on supported servers.

Microsoft, the publisher of Minecraft, is now getting in on the action with a new collaboration with Enjin to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is an extension of the companies’ existing partnership for Microsoft’s Azure Heroes comprehensive leadership training program. However, it is the first to include a playable Minecraft component.

Starting today until March 11, anyone can go to Microsoft’s website to play Azure Space Mystery, an interactive fiction web game that challenges players to save the International Space Station. The game features remarkable European scientists like Caroline Herschel, Mary Somerville, Hypatia, and Raymonde de Laroche.

Anyone who will finish the game will receive an Enjin Beam QR code, scanned with the app to get a limited edition Azure Heroes NFT featuring exclusive artwork. There is an infinite supply of tokens for the event, but they will never be available again after this promotion.

These NFTs have additional functionality; however: by logging into the MyMetaverse server in Minecraft and pairing your Enjin Wallet, a playable sequel quest within Minecraft can be accessed. Even further, completing the second quest will unlock more collectibles, like “XX & XY Certified Equal,” which is a “tokenized certificate that encourages equality of the chromosomes and all genders.”

According to Microsoft, over 32,000 NFT badges have been created in the Azure Heroes program before the launch of this event. The design of some badges can be customized in the Enjin Wallet app, and some can even be redeemed for physical rewards.

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