Harmony is building the Metaverse. The future of game, social and work are the same... and already here. Be the Player ONE.
“Powerful enough to make a bright light but not powerful enough to burn through the back of your eyeball and broil your brain, fry your frontals, lase your lobes... a computer-generated universe that his computer is drawing onto his goggles and pumping into his earphones... known as the Metaverse.” – Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (1992)
DeFi Kingdoms Challenges Axie Infinity's GameFi Supremacy with NFT Play - The Defiant
Questioning the utility of NFTs as simple collectables may be missing the point. DeFi Kingdom, an entrant to the blossoming GameFi sector, is expanding the definition of NFTs by offering its version of the tokens, called Heroes. They are playable characters that go on quests to earn tokens.
DeFi Kingdoms is the greatest project you've never heard of
It's pretty rare that I get juiced up about a new crypto project. I got excited about Bitcoin and Ethereum back in 2015 after a friend of mine who was a senior software engineer broke down what it all meant and a lightbulb suddenly lit up.
Launch App It's the beginning of the Colony on Mars, and the first settlers just claimed 21,000 unique land plots. On 129 Sol, Mars's communication systems with Earth went off abruptly, and over 40% of the robots went out of control.
ONE World: Geospatial NFT Marketplace | harmony-one Funded Issue Detail | Gitcoin
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Messari’s 2022 Theses
The meta NFT thesis: attention is finite, the internet is vast, we’re tribal creatures driven by mimetic desire, and we’re building an insane parallel financial system that may have found a bridge to celebrities and mass retail adoption via crypto-enabled art and collectibles.
If a big part of our future lives are spent living in global, virtual, interconnected worlds (the metaverse), then NFTs are some of the primary building blocks for everything in that world... NFTs can, should, and will transcend their underlying blockchains and metaverses... NFTs will impact every sector of the economy and kids will own more stuff that “look like NFTs than physical items.”
The bigger movement in NFTs surrounding community-owned collections of profile pictures, or “PFPs”, which have exploded to $5 billion in sales through Q3 this year. PFPs derive their value entirely from their early communities and their memes.
PFP projects with engaged, talented core community members that contribute to the project’s culture and economy (like Punks’ early NFT adopters), will attract other members. Their owners might even receive preferential access to new projects and events, share community earnings (through airdrops), take on governance tasks, and leverage their PFPs as capital assets (if they become sufficiently liquid). If NFTs continue to rally, more influencers and celebrities will want the oldest PFPs with the rarest attributes, earliest on-chain records, and strongest memes.
Just like brands rely on memes like slogans, images, brand ambassadors, etc. as intangible assets, crypto collectives could leverage NFTs in similar ways, as they have a way of wrapping entire sub-cultures in a single public PFP and gated discord.
In music, film, sports, fashion, gaming, etc. Fan tokens are simply collectibles with member rights. Those rights can be financial (tickets, shared royalties), or non-financial (social signal as a super fan, experiential access).
Phase 3 - Kingdoms & Land
(For each additional 1,000 xJEWEL a player has in the bank, they will receive 2 extra entries.)
The sparkling Tranquility City is a virtual world where people can own properties, trade with each other and have fun!
Docs - ChainSafe Gaming SDK
SDK: https://github.com/ChainSafe/web3.unity/releases Bridging Unity games to the blockchain. Create your in game NFTs. Discord: https://discord.gg/gG7dZrGJaa Install JSON.NET to fix: The type or namespace name 'Newtonsoft' could not be found PlayerPrefs.GetString("Account") is the user's wallet account accessed after the LoginScene. The SDK will require variables chain and network.
NEAR.HACK has ended and here are the results!
The hackathon turned out to be highly productive, with over 20 teams participating this time. There were people from different cities of Ukraine, with different skill levels, but all united by the desire to create something that will help our blockchain grow and attract new users.
Best of Quest 2021: A Look Back at the Year's Top VR Games + Apps
From survival horror to guided meditation, 2021 was a banner year for VR. Today, we're highlighting some of the best and most popular games, apps, and experiences of the past year. Resident Evil 4 on Quest 2 transforms the survival-horror classic into an immersive adventure featuring intuitive controls and updated visuals.
What if the line between your imagination and the real world didn't exist? With augmented reality, not only is that possible, it's here. AR transforms how you work, learn, play, shop, and connect with the world around you. It's the perfect way to visualize things that would be impossible or impractical to see otherwise.
Payments, Payment Rails, and Blockchains, and the Metaverse - MatthewBall.vc
Highlights from updated Facebook org chart:- Nearly 10,000 people work in AR/VR group- Recently promoted new head of engineering (that group is 13k by comparison)- Hired Shiva Rajaraman, a former YouTube and Spotify exec, to be VP of Shops https://t.co/ZTbquE8Kes - Alex Heath (@alexeheath) March 11, 2021 If value in the Metaverse will be primarily driven through virtual worlds and virtual creations, rather than better phones, then we want the most profits going to developers of the virtual platforms and the developers on them.
DappRadar Exclusive Report: The Metaverse May be an Old Idea But It's Just Getting Started - The Defiant
Ever since Facebook, the sixth most valuable company in the world, announced its corporate rebranding to Meta, the metaverse concept has gone mainstream. The truth is that the metaverse is nothing new. The author Neal Stephenson coined the term almost 30 years ago in his seminal sci-fi novel Snow Crash.
DappRadar Exclusive Report: Play-to-Earn Revolution Leaps Beyond Axie Infinity with New Games and Tokens - The Defiant
Generating income while playing a game sounds like a utopia for most of us. However, thanks to the play-to-earn movement, that scenario is not far from reality. Since May 2021, blockchain-based games have enjoyed a significant amount of success. The number of accounts or wallets connected to blockchain games reached 754,000.
The Metaverse Canon: Reading Guide
This is a collection of my favorite articles - including those I've written myself and people have found helpful - but many others that have inspired me to think about the convergence of many social and technological trends that will power the metaverse.
The Metaverse Doesn't Really Exist But It's Huge - The Defiant
One thing the metaverse is not: whatever Mark Zuckerberg is building. That's all we actually know. Whatever it is won't be coming out of Facebook's HQ.
NFT Insights #1 - Battle of the NFT Marketplaces, Volumes Return - Delphi Digital
Disclosure: Members of our team may own NFTs related to the projects mentioned here and/or participate in the upcoming mints. This statement is intended to disclose any conflict of interest and should not be misconstrued as a recommendation to purchase any token or participate in any mint.
NFTs 101 - Why NFTs are a generational innovation
In the past three weeks, I've spent over $600,000 on NFTs (update: now over $1 million, since in the course of writing this I convinced myself to spend $400,000 on a CryptoPunk). I fully plan on...
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Dawn Of The Guilds: Settlers Of The Metaverse - Delphi Digital
DISCLOSURE: DELPHI VENTURES HAS INVESTED IN YIELD GUILD AND AXIE INFINITY. DELPHI ALSO HAS EXPOSURE TO BLACKPOOL. THESE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DISCLOSE ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND SHOULD NOT BE MISCONSTRUED AS A RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE ANY TOKEN. THIS CONTENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND YOU SHOULD NOT MAKE DECISIONS BASED SOLELY ON IT.
Q1 2021 Web3 Review: NFTs, Metaverses, and DAOs
Beyond NFT projects, crypto art sales also witness notable sales volumes as new platforms like launched and existing platforms like closed out the quarter announcing new funding rounds to further build out their platforms. While some metaverses like The Sandbox and Axie Infinity haven't fully launched yet, they have continued to make development strides.
Metaverse Wars Vol 1: The Five Worlds
In this research report Mason discusses, 1) The bull case for The Metaverse, 2) an analysis of the top 5 metaverses, and 3) three potential ways to invest in the growth of digital worlds.
Apes as an Asset Class
NFT avatar and profile-pic (pfp) collectibles have exploded in value over the past several months? Is this the sign of a bubble or the early formation of a new valuable asset class?
BGA Blockchain Game Report 2021
The BGA Blockchain Game Report 2021 tells the story and shows the numbers of some of the most remarkable movements in the blockchain industry this year: gaming. It's this corner where crypto, play-to-earn, NFTs, GameFi, DeFi and the metaverse all merge into a booming industry. In 2020, blockchain-based games were still considered a niche.
YGG: 2021 Year End Retrospective
The year 2021 was a formative journey for Yield Guild Games (YGG). In this article, we reflect on the major milestones achieved so far that have laid a solid foundation for YGG's year ahead as well as the play-to-earn ecosystem as a whole. Community is at the core of YGG.
The show must go on: Tomorrowland and Prismax get rave reviews with virtual music festival
Discover how a music festival that would normally take two years to create was rebuilt digitally-in just three months.
Niantic Opens Lightship Platform Globally, Empowering Developers to Build Their Visions for the Real-World Metaverse - Niantic
Niantic, developer of the world's first and only scaled AR platform, releases Lightship, opening the vault of technology that powers Pokémon GO First set of Niantic Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit tools now available at Lightship.dev Niantic Ventures will invest $20 million in companies building the future of AR Launch
“AR enables us to engage with Coachella fans in ways unlike ever before. At the festival, attendees will be able to experience the show in new, interactive ways. Globally, fans will be able to immerse themselves in Coachella no matter where they live. Our vision is a future where anyone in the world can experience Coachella from anywhere and AR tools from Niantic give us the unique ability to make that happen." Sam Schoonover, Coachella Innovation Coachella: For years, the Coachella team has wanted to have its beloved butterfly land on the Spectra tower, the seven-story rainbow walkway tower that made its debut at Coachella 2018. Thanks to Lightship, that’s about to become possible. Using semantic segmentation, the Coachella app will include an experience for fans to witness a large-scale, beautiful butterfly behaving as if it is truly part of the real world. The app will be available for Coachella 2022.
Tomorrowland: A 2D Video Streaming Festival that Attracted over 1 Million Viewers
Tomorrowland is one of the biggest electronic dance music (EDM) festivals that takes place each year, bringing 400 000 attendees from around the world to gather in Boom, Belgium for a two weekend extravaganza that has in the past, sold out in minutes. This year, Tomorrowland went digital on July 25 and 26, beckoning in...
Electric Daisy Carnival Becomes The First Music Festival in the Roblox Metaverse - Roblox
Held in the new 'World Party' persistent world, one of the largest music festivals in the world to broadcast live sets from top performers during EDC Las Vegas SAN MATEO, Calif. - October 20, 2021 - Roblox (NYSE: RBLX), a global platform bringing millions of people together through shared experiences, and electronic music event promoter ...
Culture & NFT
Home to MetaHero Identities, MetaHero Universe is comprised of nine planets and one moon to be owned and governed by their respective planetary DAOs. Each planet token represents one fraction of planetary DAO ownership.