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The cutting edge may soon be the new normal.
Zilliqa just saw two separate price rallies with gains surpassing 100% each time. This got the crypto community to sit up and take notice, especially since Zilliqa had fallen off our radars for some time. But they’ve been hard at work and it has turned the tide.
Today, the quality of Zilliqa’s projects are unmatched. Their frontrunner, Metapolis, is one of the most ambitious metaverse projects.
It’s a big statement but one that is deserved. To explain why, it helps to first understand the value the metaverse will bring.
Democratization. Monetization. Communication.
“The metaverse is not just a ‘new Americas’ in that it’s more real estate. It’s a new canvas for individuals. It’s more like discovering the solar system, the Galaxy,” said Matthew Ball, venture capitalist and metaverse visionary.
What makes the metaverse a true game-changer is the applications that it offers creators and users, with the most common being artists’ and musicians’ galleries and NFT marketplaces. Now, it is easier than ever for artists everywhere to showcase their works to a larger audience, collaborate with peers, and even engage with their buyers.
This autonomy gives creators more options to monetize their content by engaging with followers or fans on social media platforms, and incentivizing every interaction. The beauty of it is that anyone can be a creator.
In short, the metaverse is helping to democratize the creator economy.
But this is just one application. The metaverse can also be a vehicle for a wider range of purposes.
For instance, customised avatars offer children undergoing home-based learning or those with learning disabilities an avenue to develop their social skills and self-confidence in a safe space at their own pace via the metaverse.
It also provides therapists with more ways to help patients form the cognitive, behavioural, and social skills to navigate relationships and engage with others in the physical world.
Democratisation, monetisation and communication. These are but a handful of applications made possible with the metaverse, and the list will only keep growing as more organizations, institutions and individuals make their way there.
Metaverse: Adoption through Accessibility
Despite being a vehicle for innovation, transformation and change – the metaverse remains cutting-edge technology that isn’t accessible to the average person on the street. It’s akin to being back in the early days of the internet where the ability to create software, start a website, or even configure a modem made you a highly sought-after talent.
Still, it’s 2022. Shouldn’t there be a way for everyone to build in the metaverse? A sort of Metaverse-as-a-Service (MaaS)?
Actually, yes, this technology has already arrived.
Metapolis is the first metaverse-as-a-service (MaaS) platform and it is powered by Zilliqa. As a quick refresher, Zilliqa is an L1 blockchain focusing on security and scalability, that’s providing the foundation for a digital future. Unlike other metaverses, Metapolis is an immersive always-on layer of engagement built for flexibility, engagement, and user experience.
Metapolis’ MaaS model significantly shortens the journey from idea to implementation by enabling individuals and entities to leverage ready-built infrastructure that’s already integrated into the Zilliqa blockchain.
This gives users and developers alike instant access to a vibrant ecosystem of dApps, DeFi and marketplaces, as well as an established user base. It’s a win for developers looking to create P2E games since all the core mechanics are in place right from step one.
“The metaverse is becoming increasingly integrated across every vertical – from gaming to luxury brands, retail, finance and more. When household brands and industry titans see the emergence of new channels of engagement and new markets to tap into, it sparks true digital innovation, and the end result is that everyone wins,” said Max Kantelia, serial entrepreneur & co-founder at Zilliqa.
By shrinking the timeframe needed for building, testing, and deployment, Metapolis is essentially commodifying the metaverse by removing the technical expertise and operational and maintenance responsibilities from the equation.
To put it in simpler terms, imagine being able to build an NFT marketplace back in 1996!
Metapolis: Bringing the Metaverse Closer to You
The lines between the physical and digital worlds are blurring. As the boundaries fade, the metaverse becomes ever more entrenched as the bridge between the physical and the digital world.
Within this space lies the future and all the possibilities it holds. All that’s needed is an idea and a desire to make a difference.
Metapolis takes care of the rest. Through its MaaS model, every individual and organization will have a chance to manifest their unique brand of creativity to solve problems, empower communities, and explore new modes of digital engagement.