The term “metaverse” is a combination of “meta” and “universe.” This new concept allows users to interact with each other in virtual worlds and buy and sell names, goods/services, properties, and avatars. They can also organize, host, and attend events in virtual worlds.
The consumers will be using blockchain technologies and digital currencies. Blockchain is a database that includes network computers that share information across the internet. For example, Bitcoin uses blockchain technology to update its ledgers. So, several of these newer platforms are powered by blockchain technologies that use digital currencies and non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) which allow a new type of decentralized digital asset to be designed, owned, and monetized. The NFT is a virtual asset that promotes the metaverse. It’s an intangible digital product that links ownership to unique physical or digital items (e.g., artistic work, real estate, music videos). In other words, each NFT cannot be replaced with another one because it’s unique and irreplaceable. So, for example, if you own an NFT, it will be recorded on blockchain and you can use it for electronic transactions. In fact, with NFTs, artifacts can be tokenized to create ownership digital certificates for electronic transactions.
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