• Hinata NFT Marketplace Creates Anime Community Hub

  • When an anime fan, also known as an otaku, arrives in Japan, they know exactly where to go. The undisputed anime capital of the world is Akihabara, a central Tokyo district where anime characters roam the streets like Disney princesses and nearly every store on every floor of every building caters to anime fans.

    Previously, gaijin (foreigner) otaku would have to fly to Japan or spend exorbitant amounts of money on exchange rates and shipping to obtain exclusive anime collectibles produced to the stringent standards of the island nation that gave birth to anime culture.

    COVID isn’t making travel easy these days, but diehard anime fans no longer need to look to Japan, let alone set foot in a store, to satisfy their desire to own collectibles associated with their favorite manga, video game, or series. This shift is being driven by anime-focused NFT platforms such as Hinata, which are making collecting anime NFTs easier than ever.

    Hinata’s NFT Marketplace Goes Live with a slew of New Features

    Hinata’s anime-focused NFT marketplace caters to a specific audience for NFTs by serving the anime community, and it’s building an incredible community with an incredible list of features:

    Collectibles that are unique

    Original art from creators working with the platform to create one-of-a-kind NFTs will be available to Hinata users. Users will be able to access officially licensed art from their favorite anime in the future, and they will be able to participate in subscription services to receive content from their favorite artists on a regular basis.

    NFTs, due to their coded nature, ensure that an individual owns a unique digital asset, and in addition to owning a digital piece of art, Hinata’s users can have a physical collectible based on the art they own shipped to their home. Users who want to buy collectible cards, posters, and other physical collectibles can use $HiNATA, $ETH, or $USDC on the platform.

    DeFi Innovations

    Hinata is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), and because it is a DAO, the platform’s future is determined by users who own its WAIFU ($WAIF) governance tokens. These users make decisions about future token issuances and additions to platform content, and revenues are distributed to holders as well.

    Hinata will incorporate other elements of decentralized finance (DeFi) into the platform by allowing users to stake $HiNATA tokens as LP or single assets to earn WAIFU, and the rewards for LP deposits will be boosted with incentives during the first six months of trading. Staking also enables users to pay as little as 0.5 percent per trade when buying and selling NFTs on Hinata.

    Ethereum Gas Prices Have Dropped

    Trading NFTs can put a strain on one’s crypto wallet these days, as everyone competes for space in each new block produced by Ethereum’s miners. As a result, the cost of gas on Ethereum has made transaction fees as expensive as, if not more expensive than, the highly sought-after works of art that the fees help mint.

    As an early incentive for trading NFTs on its platform, Hinata is alleviating the pain points caused by high gas fees by subsidizing a portion of the cost of using Ethereum’s network. It will do so by implementing solutions from the Gas Station Network (GSN), a network of relays that enables Hinata to help pay for gas so that users aren’t stuck with the entire bill.

    Anime Collectibles NFT Revolution

    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are changing the way super fans participate in anime culture and build their collections. An NFT is a type of crypto token that is one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable, and completely authentic due to its existence on a blockchain, one of the most secure technologies available today.

    NFTs can also be coded to represent an image or video, transforming them into a work of art with its own certificate of authenticity. Because of this marriage of art and technology, NFTs are an excellent option for fans who want to own a piece of their favorite hobby outright, and it seems natural that the world of anime collectibles would eventually find its way to NFTs.

    Hinata is making significant strides toward making this connection a reality.

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