Cardano’s research and development startup Input Output Global (IOG), and collaborated with the pioneer in Web3 infrastructure startup NMKR ($NMKR) to drive awareness and adoption of NFTs.
NMKR is a startup started by Patrick Tobler in April 2021 as an easy tool to create NFTs on Cardano. Patrick Tobler is a computer science student from Stuttgart, Germany that initially launched the company as NFT-Maker and recently rebranded it to NMKR.
According to Patrick, “NMKR (pronounced as N Maker) is a strategic rebrand of NFT-MAKER to reach new audiences with NMKR products and bring improved experiences for users in the decentralized economy.
“The transition to Web3 will require us not only to specialize in NFTs but also to provide a variety of other utility cases on blockchains for our customers. Our customers have been asking for more than just crypto-collectibles – they want real-world utility cases. The Web3 world is coming, and we’re ready to support our customers in realizing their projects.
“We will continue to mint NFTs the same way we did. However, with recent technical capability advancements, we want to do more and help others realize their dreams of building blockchain products or services or integrating blockchain into their existing ones. We are on a mission to make decentralization even more usable. In the near future, we will tackle real-world problems with blockchain technology. We see the gaming space and beyond as an incredible opportunity for making a true contribution.“
He further added, talking about the main product,
“The NMKR Studio (formerly NFT-MAKER PRO) at the core of NMKR products will provide easy-to-use development APIs and no-code building blocks for modular development needs on multiple blockchains and support various Web3 use cases. Moreover, NMKR Studio will be the backbone of our ecosystem products. We are confident that this will be a successful product in sustaining other use cases because the underlying API technology of NMKR Studio has already minted over 1 million NFTs on Cardano.“
This collaboration between NMKR and IOG is aimed at driving the adoption of NFTs on Cardano. Cardano is a blockchain platform designed for the innovators and offers the tools and technology required to bring positive global change. Built on a Proof-of-Stake algorithm, Cardano is the most environmentally sustainable blockchain protocol, an advantage also reflected on its NFTs.