Casio, the renowned watch brand, has entered into a strategic partnership with Polygon Labs, the layer-2 scalability platform built on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain network.
This innovative partnership aims to introduce Casio’s virtual G-SHOCK watch onto Polygon’s robust protocols, with the focus being on the creation of a unique Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) featuring a collection of community access passes.
According to the release, an online community dedicated solely to the virtual G-SHOCK has been launched on Discord, granting access to Casio’s new NFT path. Interestingly, there is no fee for anyone who wants to participate in the community.
Casio Launches G-SHOCK Creator Pass
The G-SHOCK Creator Pass (GSCP) NFTs will be launched on September, 23, granting access to community members to collaborate with others to create designs and participate in the project fully. Moving forward, from September 23-29, users will be able to claim part of the 15,000 NFT-based GSCP.
Any design picked from the submitted designs as the best will become the design for the real pass.
Also, the centerpiece of this collaboration will grant exclusive access to a dedicated G-SHOCK virtual community, allowing enthusiasts to engage in a range of immersive experiences related to their favorite timepieces. Through these NFTs, collectors, and fans will not only own a piece of digital history but also unlock exciting opportunities within the G-SHOCK virtual ecosystem.
According to the G-Shock website, customers who previously registered for Casio ID on the company’s website will be able to participate in the pre-distribution stage starting from September 23-26, after which the public distribution phase will follow from September 26-29.
Undoubtedly, Polygon Labs provides the ideal platform for Casio’s foray into the blockchain space. The integration of G-SHOCK watches with Polygon’s protocols ensures a seamless and efficient user experience, eliminating common issues such as high gas fees and slow transaction times that can hinder blockchain adoption.
It is also worth noting that Casio filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 22.
The company has filed a trademark application covering:
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Polygon Powering NFT Marketplaces
Recall that a few months ago, Kraken launched its NFT marketplace on the Polygon network, making it easy for anyone to access. As per the launch, the marketplace is designed to support 250 NFTs across ETH, Solana, and Polygon blockchains, compared to its initial offering of 70 NFTs on ETH and Solana.