Today Mojang Studios revealed their position on NFT’s and blockchain within Minecraft. In short; Minecraft does not support or allow integration of NFT’s within Minecraft.
In their lengthy blogpost they share the following:
”Each of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies creates digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together. NFTs are not inclusive of all our community and create a scenario of the haves and the have-nots. The speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our players.”
As such, the Minecraft studio shares their stance:
”As such, to ensure that Minecraft players have a safe and inclusive experience, blockchain technologies are not permitted to be integrated inside our Minecraft client and server applications nor may they be utilized to create NFTs associated with any in-game content, including worlds, skins, persona items, or other mods.”
Mojang Studios will be updating the Minecraft guidelines in the near future to reflect this change.