Renowned Japanese Manga Artist Releases 1st NFT on IOST- NFT Auction Starts Today

IOS Foundation
Apr 6 · 4 min read

To contribute to the efficient return of profits to creators and the development of Japanese manga and anime culture

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April 6, 2021, IOST digital art auctions go live on IOST Japanese NFT Marketplace- TokenLink. The first auctioned item is the NFT digital art of “An IOST warrior fighting for developers” created by Japanese leading and renowned manga artist, Chihiro Tamaki.

About 20 works of Chihiro Tamaki’s digital art and digital manga will be auctioned in the NFT Marketplace TokenLink, including “Warrior,” a work modeled by IOST co-founder, which also has a function as a gaming item.

Blockchain Technology & NFTs for Artists

In the era of Digitalization and globalization, pirated anime and manga have become the concern for creators in the existing social system. Blockchain is now expected to be a technology that can be implemented in society to manage digital content. The purpose of copyright, which is managed by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Japan, is to contribute to the efficient use of copyrighted works and the development of culture.

Blockchain technology is expected to be applied not only to identify NFTs as copyrights, legitimate owners, and authors but also to manage royalties related to the transfer and assignment of copyrights.

The advantage of IOST NFT based on IRC-722

IOST platform is practically free compared to the gas cost consumed as an energy source in other platform ecosystems, making it suitable for small transactions. We believe that NFT can contribute to digital art transactions that are suitable for transactions and can return royalties to all creators. Profit-sharing is implemented through smart contracts, programs that run on the blockchain, ensuring transparency and reliability of the business model built in the IOST ecosystem.

Manga Artist, Chihiro Tamaki, Collaborates with CROSSLINK

Chihiro Tamaki is one of Japan’s leading comic artists active on the global stage, writing in a variety of genres. Her book “Walkinʼ Butterfly” has been translated into foreign languages and made into a TV drama.

Tamaki Chihiro Official site:


TOKENLINK is an NFT marketplace for registered users.
Marketplace TOKENLINK (beta version):
*The auction is a third party service, not provided by the IOST Foundation.

IOST Blockchain as an Entertainment Platform

The compatibility of the IOST blockchain as a gaming platform has been demonstrated since the launch of the mainnet in 2019. For its innovation, IOST is recognized at CEDEC2019, Japan’s largest developer conference on entertainment and games in which two companies that develop games using blockchain technology demonstrated the advantages of the IOST blockchain platform.

Following the release of its IRC-722 NFT standard in April 2020, IOST jumped into the NFT arena through a partnership with the Japanese blockchain game developer and consultancy company Platinum Egg and the creation of the TokenLink NFT marketplace.

TokenLink was designed to allow IOST gamers to trade NFTs and game items in a secure manner.

The beta version of the marketplace launched in January and is available for community members to try out by trading items from CrossLink, a GPS-linked strategy game developed by Platinum Egg that was released in September 2020.

In the coming days, IOST will also add an “NFT +DeFi” feature on Donnie Finance. This comes just when Donnie Finance’s TVL rose above $27 million on April 5.

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