Since this is going to be the first time that our team has talked in depth about our NFT standard publicly, we ended up covering quite a lot of territory.
To that end, we brought on our co-CEOs, David Hanson and Nicolas Gilot, to give us their vision of NFTs and how it will impact Ultra moving forward.
Valve announced that their games platform, Steam, will no longer allow blockchain-based games or those that utilize NFT technologies.
Nicolas and David discussed in depth about the impact that this will have on the wider gaming industry, and how Ultra could become the de facto platform for games that wish to deploy using those technologies.
For established platforms that have large legacy user bases, it is a huge challenge to update both their business models and the technologies that their platforms are built on. This gives rise to a generational opportunity which Ultra is poised to take advantage of in a way that no other competitor is.
The business development team at Ultra has been in close contact with a number of developers and publishers, including Age of Rust, to help those affected and provide a new home for their games.
After showing them a behind the scenes look at the backend stack we’ve been building for developers, including such critical features such as version control, CDNs for distribution, DLC support, and much more, they were hooked!
We’re genuinely excited to invite blockchain developers to deploy to Ultra, the new home for blockchain games. If you haven’t yet, you should take a moment and check out our new website, onultra.io, that dives into why Ultra’s blockchain is ideal for developers around the world looking to make the most of blockchain technology.
Ultra’s business goals defined how its blockchain network was developed, leading to such innovations like fee-less transactions and easy blockchain accounts. In the same way, the scope of the NFT standard that David and the blockchain team created was determined by these business goals and technological requirements.
Challenges like compliance with regulatory requirements and providing our partners with more advanced functionality has required us to build a unique, next generation standard.
Reliability and robustness are core pillars of Ultra’s blockchain technology and its deployed NFT solution. Ensuring that large-scale partners have guaranteed access to the network via staking, stable fiat pricing for on-chain storage, and that their customer’s transactions happen quickly means that Ultra can become the de facto platform for NFTs going forward.