The Blockchain Group
The Blockchain Group, based in Paris with over 20 employees listed on LinkedIn describe themeselves as:
…a global umbrella organization of engineers and entrepreneurs with end mission to create a blockchain-powered ecosystem that allows businesses to harness the power of decentralized energy through its various divisions.
They are well known in the Tezos ecosystem. Back in late 2020, it was announced that The Blockchain Group in collaboration with French bank BNP Paribas, the world’s 8th largest bank by assets and Logical Pictures were launching a $120 million STO on Tezos to tokenize the audiovisual industry including films and TV Series.
This was done through the Blockchain Group’s Xdev tokenization platform. Logical Pictures are known for financing more than 20 movies including Revenge and Pleasure.
In February 2021, it was announced that The Blockchain Group would become a corporate baker on Tezos.
The CAPES NFT Game And Tezos
It has now been announced that a new NFT card game aimed at children over 9 years old is to be launched on the Tezos blockchain.
The game called CAPES (Collective Association of Power Enabled Society) is set in the heroic fantasy genre and the project aims to help children develop a relationship with money, in turn helping to develop a better understanding of the notion of money.
The project has been developed as an initiative with well known ‘award-winning serial software, philanthropist, finance and social impact entrepreneur’ Arnaud Saint-Paul as part of his “Give Nation” project.
The Give Nation project has been set up to achieve:
…an altruistic culture in young minds by improving the planet through promoting transparent acts of kindness. Future generations achieve happiness and sustainable financial well-being through a real-world, easily accessible mobile app.
Our ecosystem provides children real-time use of digital currencies by means of blockchain and A.I. technology, all while rewarding them for meeting goals and giving back. GIVE Nation is a world for kids by kids.
CAPES will make use of Tezos ecological, efficient and cheap to use NFT technology in the launch of the card game.
Give Coin And Tezos Based NFTs
As part of this initiative ‘Give Coin’ acts rather like pocket money, where children can collect ‘Give Coins’ to spend in socially responsible ways, and these transactions are performed and secured by the Tezos blockchain.
The physical cards of CAPES become NFTs placed onto the Tezos blockchain. It was stated (translated from French using Google):
The Blockchain Group will deploy an NFT solution of latest generation based on the Tezos protocol. Play and have a positive impact on the world. In the “real” world, C.A.P.E.S. plays like any Heroic Fantasy game, butit takes on another dimension when transposed to the application.
The physical cards are virtualized in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens or NFT, managed via the new NFT platform of The Blockchain XDEV developed on Tezos.
These unique and non-exchangeable tokens give a right of ownership on the card and their value varies according to the number initial impressions. Thus, the rarer the card, the more value it takes to gain. the value.
In terms of the NFTs:
Some will be exclusive, created by artists and influencers, then sold in certain periods. Others will be the subject of rewards for players who will succeed in solving the eco-responsible challenges offered in C.A.P.E.S. around poverty, pollution or biodiversity.
Unlocked at the end of these missions virtual and always collective, part of their value will be donated in the form of donations to associations intervening in the real world on the problem solved by the players.
Comments From Give Nation And The Blockchain Group
Arnaud Saint-Paul, founder of Give Nation and C.A.P.E.S. commented (translated):
C.A.P.E.S players are going to have a real impact on the world. By uniting beyond borders, they will have to solve challenges, which will end with donations to associations working for a better world. Blockchain and now NFTs represent a unique opportunity to develop new approaches around eco-responsibility.
We needed a strong and innovative technological partner to make this project possible and that’s what we found with The Blockchain XDEV. Together, we will empower the next generation to make an impact really positive about the world “
Xavier Latil, CEO of The Blockchain Group added (translated):
We are delighted to collaborate with Give Nation on this beautiful project, which is without arguably one of the most altruistic and inspiring ever in the Blockchain.
We couldn’t ask for a better first app for our new NFT platform. Using this technology to improve the world is perfectly in line with our reason to be and Tezos. It’s a great adventure that begins.