LINE Announces First LINE Blockchain-powered Third Party Services

Media2020.10.07

TOKYO – October 7, 2020 – LINE Corporation (“LINE”) announced today a list of services that were developed on LINE’s proprietary blockchain, “LINE Blockchain,” through LINE TECH PLUS PTE. LTD. (“LTP”). LTP is a subsidiary of LVC Corporation (“LVC”), operator of LINE’s cryptocurrency and blockchain-related businesses.

 

LINE Blockchain is a blockchain developed independently by LINE. LINE Blockchain Developers*1 provides an easy and efficient way for developers to build blockchain services (dApps*2) based on LINE Blockchain. Blockchain technology can also be readily added to existing services for one-of-a-kind token economies. Tokens issued by services made with the platform can be linked to and managed with BITMAX Wallet (which is in turn linked with LINE IDs), opening up the option of creating services that fully or partially leverage LINE’s userbase. Over one hundred requests were submitted within six days after LINE Blockchain Developers was launched on August 26, 2020.

*1 See press release: https://linecorp.com/ja/pr/news/ja/2020/3385 (Japanese only)
*2 dApp (Decentralized Application): Distributed apps and services based on blockchain technologies

 

LINE is proud to announce an inaugural list of third-party services that are/will be offered on LINE Blockchain. Additional services are scheduled to be launched in the near future.

 

1. Knight Story (Mobile RPG Game)

Blockchain game developer Biscuitlabs launched the Japanese version of its mobile RPG game Knight Story. Players become knights and team up with pets as they battle and collect materials to create various equipment to strengthen themselves. Combine over seventy types of materials like wood and copper, and transform them into over two hundred items, such as swords, bows, and armors. All in-game items are NFT (Non-Fungible Token) assets where players can exchange/sell ownership of the items they have.
・Launch date: September 30, 2020
・Service website: https://knightstory.page.link/app

 

2. linksign (Digital Contract Service)

Legal-tech company Comake offers linksign, a digital contract solution based on AI and blockchain. As a one-stop solution, linksign covers the entire contract lifecycle, from drafting to reviewing, signing, and execution. Users can select from available templates to easily create a contract. All contract process can be confirmed in real time, and users can be reassured that blockchain technology prevents tampering or forging of contracts.
・Launch date: September 30, 2020
・Service website: https://www.linksign.jp/

 

3. aFan (Social Media)

aFan by Common Computer is a new social media based on blockchain that connects creators with fans. Users can support creators, such as photographers and illustrators, and their creative activities by becoming their fans and making direct donations. The platform’s token, Fanco, allows deeper interaction between creators and fans than the traditional social media likes and comments.
・Launch date: Early October, 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://afan.ai/ja

 

4. League of Kingdoms for LINE Blockchain (MMO Strategy Game)

Blockchain game developer NOD Games is planning to launch the Japanese version of its MMO strategy game League of Kingdoms for LINE Blockchain in the end of October 2020. Players build their own kingdom and join allies or battles to expand their territory. Players can convert in-game assets into blockchain item tokens to gain complete ownership of assets and use them for various transactions in the game. By further leveraging blockchain technology, a new system is in planning where players get to decide the overall direction of the gameplay.
・Launch date: October 31, 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://ln.leagueofkingdoms.com

 

5. CryptoDozer (Coin Pusher Game)

Blockchain game developer PlayDapp plans to launch CryptoDozer, modeled after coin pusher games, in 2020 for the Japanese audience. Line up your coins to receive more than thirty types of cute Dozer dolls, and combine Dozer dolls to receive fancy dolls. Enhance your dolls for a more stimulated gameplay.
・Launch date: in 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://link.cryptodozer.io

 

6. SOMESING (Social Karaoke App)

Entertainment service provider Emel Ventures plans to launch its social karaoke app SOMESING in 2020 for the Japanese audience. Users can enjoy high audio quality karaoke anytime, anywhere, on their own or duet with friends across the globe. SOMESING is the first karaoke app in the world to leverage blockchain technology with an individual reward system where users can receive fair compensation for what they sing.
・Launch date: in 2020 (Tentative)

 

7. Theta.tv (Video Streaming Platform)

Video streaming service provider Theta Labs (Theta Network) plans to release Theta.tv, a video streaming platform for eSports, in 2020 for the Japanese audience. Users can receive rewards by watching content and sharing the bandwidth with other viewers. Users can also subscribe to their favorite creators and send donations.
・Launch date: in 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://www.thetatoken.org/link

 

8. Crypto Sports (Tentative) (Sports Game)

AXEL MARK INC. and OneSports Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AltPlus Inc., join hands to develop a game on LINE Blockchain that leverages professional sports license. This game is tentatively scheduled to launch in or after 2021. Players participate in games to develop athletes, and eventually trade them to other teams.
・Launch date: in or after 2021 (Tentative)
・Corporate websites:
・AXEL MARK INC. https://www.axelmark.co.jp/
・AltPlus Inc. https://www.altplus.co.jp/
・OneSports Inc. https://www.altplus.co.jp/onesports

 

※Listed in the order of service launch date and alphabetical order in Japanese

Under the concept of “LINE Blockchain: connecting with your every day,” LINE will continue striving to provide blockchain services and technologies that can be integrated into users’ daily lives.

 

■About LINE Corporation

(1) Name: LINE Corporation
(2) Head office: JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower 23F, 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
(3) Representative: Takeshi Idezawa, Representative Director, President, and CEO
(4) Business: Provision and operation of the LINE messaging app and content and services made available on the LINE platform, in addition to other web service businesses and AI businesses
(5) Capital: JPY 97.032 billion (as of March 31, 2020)
(6) Date of establishment: September 4, 2000

 

■About LINE TECH PLUS PTE. LTD

(1) Name: LINE TECH PLUS PTE. LTD.
(2) Head office: 10 Anson Road, #23-14L International Plaza, Singapore 079903
(3) Representative: HeeWoo Lee, Representative Director
(4) Business: Issuance of crypto asset “LINK”
(5) Established: April 11, 2018

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LINE Announces First LINE Blockchain-powered Third Party Services

LINE Announces First LINE Blockchain-powered Third Party Services

Media・2020.10.07


TOKYO – October 7, 2020 – LINE Corporation (“LINE”) announced today a list of services that were developed on LINE’s proprietary blockchain, “LINE Blockchain,” through LINE TECH PLUS PTE. LTD. (“LTP”). LTP is a subsidiary of LVC Corporation (“LVC”), operator of LINE’s cryptocurrency and blockchain-related businesses.

 

LINE Blockchain is a blockchain developed independently by LINE. LINE Blockchain Developers*1 provides an easy and efficient way for developers to build blockchain services (dApps*2) based on LINE Blockchain. Blockchain technology can also be readily added to existing services for one-of-a-kind token economies. Tokens issued by services made with the platform can be linked to and managed with BITMAX Wallet (which is in turn linked with LINE IDs), opening up the option of creating services that fully or partially leverage LINE’s userbase. Over one hundred requests were submitted within six days after LINE Blockchain Developers was launched on August 26, 2020.

*1 See press release: https://linecorp.com/ja/pr/news/ja/2020/3385 (Japanese only)
*2 dApp (Decentralized Application): Distributed apps and services based on blockchain technologies

 

LINE is proud to announce an inaugural list of third-party services that are/will be offered on LINE Blockchain. Additional services are scheduled to be launched in the near future.

 

1. Knight Story (Mobile RPG Game)

Blockchain game developer Biscuitlabs launched the Japanese version of its mobile RPG game Knight Story. Players become knights and team up with pets as they battle and collect materials to create various equipment to strengthen themselves. Combine over seventy types of materials like wood and copper, and transform them into over two hundred items, such as swords, bows, and armors. All in-game items are NFT (Non-Fungible Token) assets where players can exchange/sell ownership of the items they have.
・Launch date: September 30, 2020
・Service website: https://knightstory.page.link/app

 

2. linksign (Digital Contract Service)

Legal-tech company Comake offers linksign, a digital contract solution based on AI and blockchain. As a one-stop solution, linksign covers the entire contract lifecycle, from drafting to reviewing, signing, and execution. Users can select from available templates to easily create a contract. All contract process can be confirmed in real time, and users can be reassured that blockchain technology prevents tampering or forging of contracts.
・Launch date: September 30, 2020
・Service website: https://www.linksign.jp/

 

3. aFan (Social Media)

aFan by Common Computer is a new social media based on blockchain that connects creators with fans. Users can support creators, such as photographers and illustrators, and their creative activities by becoming their fans and making direct donations. The platform’s token, Fanco, allows deeper interaction between creators and fans than the traditional social media likes and comments.
・Launch date: Early October, 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://afan.ai/ja

 

4. League of Kingdoms for LINE Blockchain (MMO Strategy Game)

Blockchain game developer NOD Games is planning to launch the Japanese version of its MMO strategy game League of Kingdoms for LINE Blockchain in the end of October 2020. Players build their own kingdom and join allies or battles to expand their territory. Players can convert in-game assets into blockchain item tokens to gain complete ownership of assets and use them for various transactions in the game. By further leveraging blockchain technology, a new system is in planning where players get to decide the overall direction of the gameplay.
・Launch date: October 31, 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://ln.leagueofkingdoms.com

 

5. CryptoDozer (Coin Pusher Game)

Blockchain game developer PlayDapp plans to launch CryptoDozer, modeled after coin pusher games, in 2020 for the Japanese audience. Line up your coins to receive more than thirty types of cute Dozer dolls, and combine Dozer dolls to receive fancy dolls. Enhance your dolls for a more stimulated gameplay.
・Launch date: in 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://link.cryptodozer.io

 

6. SOMESING (Social Karaoke App)

Entertainment service provider Emel Ventures plans to launch its social karaoke app SOMESING in 2020 for the Japanese audience. Users can enjoy high audio quality karaoke anytime, anywhere, on their own or duet with friends across the globe. SOMESING is the first karaoke app in the world to leverage blockchain technology with an individual reward system where users can receive fair compensation for what they sing.
・Launch date: in 2020 (Tentative)

 

7. Theta.tv (Video Streaming Platform)

Video streaming service provider Theta Labs (Theta Network) plans to release Theta.tv, a video streaming platform for eSports, in 2020 for the Japanese audience. Users can receive rewards by watching content and sharing the bandwidth with other viewers. Users can also subscribe to their favorite creators and send donations.
・Launch date: in 2020 (Tentative)
・Service website: https://www.thetatoken.org/link

 

8. Crypto Sports (Tentative) (Sports Game)

AXEL MARK INC. and OneSports Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AltPlus Inc., join hands to develop a game on LINE Blockchain that leverages professional sports license. This game is tentatively scheduled to launch in or after 2021. Players participate in games to develop athletes, and eventually trade them to other teams.
・Launch date: in or after 2021 (Tentative)
・Corporate websites:
・AXEL MARK INC. https://www.axelmark.co.jp/
・AltPlus Inc. https://www.altplus.co.jp/
・OneSports Inc. https://www.altplus.co.jp/onesports

 

※Listed in the order of service launch date and alphabetical order in Japanese

Under the concept of “LINE Blockchain: connecting with your every day,” LINE will continue striving to provide blockchain services and technologies that can be integrated into users’ daily lives.

 

■About LINE Corporation

(1) Name: LINE Corporation
(2) Head office: JR Shinjuku Miraina Tower 23F, 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
(3) Representative: Takeshi Idezawa, Representative Director, President, and CEO
(4) Business: Provision and operation of the LINE messaging app and content and services made available on the LINE platform, in addition to other web service businesses and AI businesses
(5) Capital: JPY 97.032 billion (as of March 31, 2020)
(6) Date of establishment: September 4, 2000

 

■About LINE TECH PLUS PTE. LTD

(1) Name: LINE TECH PLUS PTE. LTD.
(2) Head office: 10 Anson Road, #23-14L International Plaza, Singapore 079903
(3) Representative: HeeWoo Lee, Representative Director
(4) Business: Issuance of crypto asset “LINK”
(5) Established: April 11, 2018


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