SK Telecom Teams Up with Polygon Labs to Drive Web3 Innovations
SK Telecom & Polygon Labs will develop a web3 ecosystem and seeking to identify promising startups worthy of incubation.
SK Telecom has formed a partnership with blockchain company Polygon Labs to develop a web3 ecosystem. The collaboration also aims to identify startups for potential incubation, as mentioned in their joint statement.
The agreement was formalized at SK Telecom’s headquarters in Seoul. As part of this collaboration, SK Telecom’s NFT platform, TopPort, will now support the Polygon blockchain. This move is in line with their shared objective of fostering promising Web3 startups.
Polygon, which operates a proof-of-stake sidechain network alongside Ethereum, hosts major crypto applications and is popular among web3 gaming startups.
The Intricacies of the Polygon Labs Partnership
Polygon Labs and SK Telecom’s partnership centers on nurturing a thriving Web3 ecosystem, simplifying access to decentralized platforms and applications. Through the enhancement of these systems, the aim is to catalyze a fresh era of digital interactions.
In addition to cultivating the Web3 landscape, the collaboration between both entities seeks to identify startups displaying exceptional potential. This incubation strategy underscores a clear commitment to fostering innovation and fostering an active Web3 community.
Notably, SK Telecom has integrated the Polygon blockchain “TopPort” into its NFT marketplace, thereby striving to fortify its presence in the NFT sector. According to the company, this move aligns with the increasing adoption of Polygon by numerous Web3 gaming startups, potentially solidifying SKT’s position within the gaming industry.
SK텔레콤이 폴리곤랩스와 Web3 생태계 협력을 위한 전략적 파트너십 MOU를 체결했습니다. 탑포트(TopPort)와 Web3 지갑이 폴리곤 블록체인 네트워크를 지원하고, Web3 서비스들이 폴리곤 글로벌 생태계와 결합할 수 있도록 할 예정입니다. ▶ https://t.co/xdjEHlqOup#SK텔레콤 #블록체인 pic.twitter.com/gxg02XoCpI— SK telecom (@SKtelecom) August 17, 2023
Expanding Upon the Success of Anthropic Collaboration
SK Telecom recently cemented its dedication to AI by partnering with Anthropic, where the company invested a significant sum. The collaboration aims to develop a telecom-specific language model with Anthropic’s AI, Claude, to improve customer service and app experiences in the telecom sector.
Moreover, SK Telecom revealed plans to add a multilingual LLM to the Global Telco AI Alliance’s platform to cater to a global demographic.
Building on this momentum, SK Telecom has now partnered with Polygon Labs, emphasizing their commitment to the blockchain and Web3 domain. The current collaboration aims to support and incubate startups in the burgeoning Web3 landscape and enhance the company’s NFT marketplace, TopPort, through the Polygon blockchain.
SK Telecom’s strategic moves showcases its tenacity to take the lead in both the AI and blockchain sectors.
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