Japanese Telecom Carrier KDDI Joins Oasys Gaming Blockchain

Japanese telecom KDDI Corp. has joined gaming blockchain network Oasys, aligning itself with companies such as Square Enix Holdings Co. and Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. that are exploring the so-called metaverse.

KDDI, which earlier this month launched streaming, virtual shopping, music and a digital asset wallet, will become a validator for Oasys, it said in a statement. Validators are users that help to secure and verify transactions on blockchains. The carrier will also work with Oasys in gaming and entertainment areas, it said.