There are many possibilities, but going a day without hearing the word “Metaverse” or something remotely similar is near impractical. That’s how much of a buzzword it has become since Facebook (sorry, Meta) declared its interest in building the Metaverse.
Away from Zuckerberg and his shenanigans, the Metaverse is more significant than the intentions of just one manor corporation. The beauty of decentralization cannot be easily smeared by one; many footprints are needed to push the innovation forward. And how’s that been so far?
The growth of Metaverse solutions hasn’t been as speedy as many would have liked. Still, the intentionality and utility of the platforms built so far are outstanding. Let’s look at four new Metaverse projects worth the attention and are very likely to make a big bang in the industry.
Altered State Machine
Have you ever thought about what it would look like if NFTs met artificial intelligence (AI)? Altered State Machine (ASM) absolves you of that burden as they have created what they call “a world-first decentralized platform for developers and NFT owners.” NFTs on the ASM platform are imbued with elements of AI to build intelligent NFTs — or NFIs (Non-Fungible Intelligence) as they call it.
Think of ASM as giving you the opportunity of owning AI agents through NFTs. The platform provides its users with the tools and features to build, train and trade AI agents for games, financial applications, the Metaverse, and a personal favorite, a virtual assistant. These applications just made the Metaverse way cooler.
Gingr World may just win the “most ingenious” or the I-never-thought-this-could-happen award ahead of all four. Gingr World is the Metaverse and NFT component of the Gingr ecosystem. It seeks to create a direct booking path between commercial sex workers and their clients. Perhaps, it’s fitting that one of the oldest sectors known to man, worth about USD 186 billion, had to enter the decentralized economy this way.
Gingr’s ecosystem is built to rid the sex-worker market of unhealthy practices that threatens to stagnate the sector’s growth. Ever overheard a sex worker and her client arguing about payment discrepancies? Or have you seen call girls struggle financially because of greedy brothel owners despite a healthy influx of clients? This is what Gingr World is all about, empowering the core players of the sector by creating a cost-effective, decentralized, and secure payment channel.
Vulcan Forged is an ecosystem that fosters the development of blockchain games through its easy-to-play and easy-to-build ecosystem. The blockchain gaming market has grown stiffer in competition, from limited credit facilities to poor launchpads structures and IDOs. There has never been a better time to be a game developer when considering the development programs, incubation, and crowdfunding.
Gain access to a hub of the most popular and exciting blockchain games and rarest of NFTs, which gives you an edge over your Metaverse buddies. Vulcan Forged is giving multinational gaming companies a run for their money as they seek to distribute the market shares more evenly.
How many projects embody all the components of blockchain? It’ll take more than a cursory look to find any beyond DeFi Kingdoms. The game takes utility to the next level. It has multi-chain capabilities with underlying play-to-earn structures, solid DeFi protocols, and valuable NFTs. Rather than dwell in the popular complexity model most blockchain products take pride in, DeFi Kingdoms takes the opposite approach. They developed intuitive and immersive gameplay by exploiting the nostalgic but golden fantasy pixel art.
DeFi Kingdoms’ gameplay targets the masses and early crypto investors who may be unaware of the wonders of DeFi, or are finding it hard to comprehend. Crush challenges for fun and actual rewards, and build operations that earn you the rarest of NFTs. DeFi Kingdoms empowers its users to defy their financial constraints the fun way.
Where’s the Metaverse Headed?
Nobody knows. Not even Meta is totally sure what part of the verse they will end up. The diversity of the sectors of the projects mentioned above buttresses this point. Speculate, guess, and second-guess; that’s the best we can do. And that we will.
Considering there’re still a lot of unknowns surrounding nascent blockchain concepts like NFIs, learn-to-earn, and adult-only Metaverse, we can rightly say that more projects will spring up in these areas. This will challenge the pioneers and spur improvements.
Which of the projects mentioned earlier do you find the most intriguing? I guess you know mine already.🌚