- Moonpay and Universal Studios have launched a virtual treasure hunt based on NFT.
- The crypto payment platform will launch up to 7 million NFTs that can be claimed at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood as part of the Halloween Horror Nights event.
- Park guests only need to scan QR codes at participating attractions to claim these NFTs. There is no need for a crypto wallet.
- Mark your calendars, as the exciting event runs from September 15th to October 31st.
What you need to know about the IRL NFT treasure hunt by MoonPay and Universal
guess what? Crypto payment service provider MoonPay has partnered with Universal Studios to launch an NFT-based scavenger hunt at Universal Theme Parks.
According to The Block, MoonPay will use the HyperMint mint to unlock up to 7 million NFTs, which can be claimed at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood as part of “Halloween nights horrorTreasure Hunt NFT.
Visitors will notice QR codes at participating attractions. By scanning the codes, they will be able to unlock and receive digital collectibles that feature unique characters associated with Halloween Horror Nights.
Just so you know, horror movie villains like Michael Myers, Blissfield Butcher, and Graber are on the list this time around.
“We’re really excited about this because this is a real-world use case we’re trying to show with people,” MoonPay CEO Evan Soto-Wright said. “We’re going beyond just a profile picture identity movement with NFTs to a real-world benefit.”
The best part is that it only takes a little knowledge of cryptocurrencies to claim these NFTs. “It’s basically just a claim page where you put your email address, boom, what we do in the background is we put an NFT, we roll a wallet for that particular person and they can claim it when they do that,” Soto-Wright said.
There are seven types of NFTs available in both Orlando and Hollywood World theme parks. Those who collect all seven will be rewarded with a special NFT gold medal. As for what this unique NFT does, Soto-Wright prefers to keep it a secret.
About HyperMint and Universal
For starters, HyperMint is a self-service NFT platform that Moonpay launched in partnership with Fox Corporation, Universal Pictures, Selfridges, Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Records, and more in June.
What it does, in essence, is to provide a service that allows brands to easily create, mine and manage useful NFTs. In fact, companies can even mint up to 100 million digital assets at once using HyperMint.
So far, British luxury department store Selfridges has released NFTs on HyperMint to celebrate artist Victor Vasarely. In July, the platform partnered with New York street artist Alec Monopoly to launch Rags to Richie, a set of 6500 hand-drawn NFTs.
In the future, Moonpay and HyperMint are expected to collaborate with more big names in the entertainment, music and gaming industries to produce more NFTs with the additional facilities.