What is the metaverse?
Now, it is many different virtual worlds in which you can play, collaborate, and share ideas. Each metaverse has been developed by several companies and include: Microsoft, Meta, Roblox, Spatial, Second Life, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Horizon Worlds, VRChat and Rec Room.
The metaverse is not restricted to only using the Internet in VR. A lot of it is accessible through a regular computer or a smartphone. However, soon some of it will be a hologram in our physical world, some will be displayed through AR glasses or on a mobile screen.
Eventually, with the new internet architecture of Web 3.0, it is hoped that everyone can transition seamlessly among multiple worlds offered by the various providers. This will all be on a decentralised structure with countless interoperable platforms.
Metaverse communities are loving the ability to gather, build and explore. It is a place to extend the existing real world, not to replace it. Concerts have already been organised in the metaverse, along with virtual theme parks. The underlying technology promises to offer a whole new sphere of user interaction and music opportunities.
The Sandbox Platform
The Sandbox is one good example of a decentralized metaverse platform built on blockchain technology. These utilize the ownership structure of digital items in the form of NFTs. The Sandbox is an Ethereum-based metaverse which allows users to create, share and monetize in-world assets as well as gaming experiences. The roadmap of Sandbox is looking good with Warner Music and other big companies investing in the platform.
The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform consists of three integrated products:
VoxEdit (simple yet powerful free 3D voxel modeling and NFT creation package)
Marketplace (upload, publish, and sell NFT creations made with VoxEdit)
Game Maker (build amazing 3D games)