IOG & NMKR announce collaboration to drive NFT adoption

A collaboration to push NFTs into the mainstream
August 15, 2022

Input Output Global (IOG), the company behind the Cardano blockchain, and NMKR, the number one NFT minting and payment infrastructure on Cardano, have announced a new collaboration to drive awareness and adoption of NFTs.

The collaboration has seen NMKR build a Minting API for a new NFT ecosystem, with the goal of making it as easy as possible for anyone to mint and engage with NFTs. NMKR is providing the technology on the Cardano blockchain, providing minting services, white label NFT drops and also allow for the migration and integration of NFTs and NFT-related services between Cardano and other distributed ledger technologies.

The collaboration will see the integration of a new FIAT payment option created by NMKR, meaning that users will be able to pay with traditional currencies, as well as crypto currencies. This will enable anyone across the globe to participate in an NFT sale without needing a prior in-depth understanding of the crypto market.  

The technology has already gained high profile interest. Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence created and launched his first NFT collection on Cardano using the Minting API, which was revealed on a recent Twitter Space with Charles Hoskinson, CEO of Input Output Global, and Patrick Tobler, CEO of NMKR.

“We are excited to be officially collaborating with Input Output Global”, says Patrick Tobler, “We believe that their experience in building and deploying new blockchain capabilities will be invaluable in helping us achieve our goal of driving widespread adoption of NFT technology on Cardano."

Charles Hoskinson welcomed the collaboration with NMKR: "This is an important step for IOG and our mission to build a better tomorrow for everyone through technology. We are excited to be working with NMKR as they develop an entire minting and payment infrastructure ecosystem, making NFTs accessible for everyone."


About NMKR

NMKR is a leading blockchain technology provider creating Web3 infrastructure to empower solutions for real-world utility. NMKR provides an ecosystem to companies, artists, developers, and self-starters in the crypto space to effortlessly develop products, make integrations, open additional revenue streams for art and brands, and provide a sustainable and secure ecosystem for blockchain-focused solutions. With a strong focus on accessibility and infrastructure, NMKR delivers a range of tools that offer easy-to-use development APIs and no-code building blocks, which can be modularized and integrated into the blockchain. These four specialized tools and services in the NMKR ecosystem are NMKR Studio, NMKR Games, NMKR Agency, and NMKR Store, which provide an interconnected system that sets new standards for development and NFT management. We build to enable.

About Patrick Tobler 

Patrick Tobler is the founder and CEO of NMKR. In addition to his work in the NFT space, Tobler is also an active voice to educate people about blockchain technology and its potential applications. He has spoken at several conferences and events on the topic, for example at the House of Switzerland venue during The World Economic Forum. Patrick's vision is to create a world where everyone has equal access to opportunity and resources. He believes that NFTs can help to create this world by providing people with ownership of their digital assets. This then will help to create a more fair and equitable society. As someone who is deeply involved in both the NFT and blockchain spaces, Patrick Tobler is one of the most well-known figures in the industry.

About Input Output Global

Founded in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, Input Output Global (IOG) is one of the world's pre-eminent blockchain infrastructure research and engineering companies. IOG is a fully decentralized remote working organization committed to the highest principles of academic rigor and evidence-based software development. IOG builds high-assurance blockchain infrastructure solutions for public, private sector and government clients. It is also the driving force behind the decentralized and smart contract platform, Cardano. 

About Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson is a technology entrepreneur and mathematician who is best known for his work in the field of blockchain technology. He is the co-founder of Input Output Global, a leading blockchain research and development company, and the creator of Cardano, a decentralized public blockchain. Hoskinson has been involved in the development of several other successful cryptocurrency projects, including Ethereum. In addition to his work in the field of blockchain, Hoskinson is also a qualified teacher and has held senior positions at several universities. Charles Hoskinson is a highly respected figure in the world of blockchain and his work is helping to shape the future of this exciting industry. 

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