Since Facebook announced that it will change its name to Meta, short for metaverse, it has opened the eyes of the whole world to a new universe in which another trend of the moment finds its place: NFTs. But in this scenario there is not only Facebook. Other platforms are emerging. The latest, which will be launched shortly, is called NFT Bunny.
NFT Bunny, where art, NFT and metaverses meet
We will hear a lot about NFT Bunny. It won’t be the usual marketplace, but a real social network where artists and digital art lovers can meet, interact, exchange contents and live highly immersive experiences. In fact, on NFT Bunny it will not only be possible to buy and sell NFTs but also to organize events, workshops, virtual galleries even in metaverse-style environments. Recently the platform has signed a partnership with OVR, leader of the NFT and metaverses sector, which will contribute in the construction of immersive spaces within the platform.
With so much courage and not a little ambition, the challenge to Facebook is launched. With a difference that is not a small one: NFT Bunny presents itself as a decentralized organization. In particular, the platform is regulated by the EthereansOS protocol, an evolution of the Decentralized Flexible Organization (DFO). This protocol allows the creation of one or more governance tokens that regulate the life and changes of the platform. In the case of NFT Bunny, the token is called BUN, and the private sale will begin next December 5th.
Facebook and the metaverse
But Facebook wants to take the stage. On October 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of the company in Meta. Zuck was visionary (and sharp). After all, Facebook was born almost 20 years ago (it was 2004) and in 20 years the world of the internet and that of social networks has been revolutionized.
The Internet is also the realm of fads, e whoever does not evolve is dead. Zuckerberg understood this well and in order not to make his creature age too prematurely, he decided that the time has come to transform it into something else. In a metaverse, in fact. He described it like this:
“The next platform will be even more immersive – an internet embodied where you are in the experience, not just looking at it. We call this the metaverse, and it will affect every product we build ”.
The metaverse according to Facebook will be a place where the user is present almost physically, together with his reference community and where he can do what he normally does in real life: work, talk, have fun.
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Glasses, the ones we already know to immerse ourselves in augmented reality, will only be part of the system. Meta’s Reality Labs team is even working on creating haptic gloves that manage to create a tactile sensation. All that remains is to see how all this can evolve and what the Facebook metaverse will be like. If the social network already has 2 billion accounts, it is easy to assume that it will be very crowded.
In principio fu Second Life
The concept of the metaverse was certainly not invented by Mark Zuckerberg. As early as 2003 there was Second Life, a kind of game, or rather, a virtual world where it was possible to meet and “live” just as it should happen in the Facebook metaverse. Second Life seemed almost a parallel reality: large companies had created their own (virtual) presence on the platform. In the 2000s, singers of the caliber of Paola and Chiara and Irene Grandi arrived on Second Life. And how to forget U2 who held a concert on Second Life in 2008. In Italy, the politician Antonio Di Pietro also held a meeting on Second Life.
The platform even had its own coin, the Linden Dollar. Then with the advent of social networks, Second Life also lost appeal. But today with the announcement of the Metaversi begins a new life also for Second Life.
NFTs in the metaverses
The concept of NFT is also unquestionably linked to the metaverse. In the past few years we have known NFTs as virtual objects to buy and hold in a Metamask wallet. The most skeptical have asked themselves a question: and what am I doing? In metaverses, NFTs have their own usefulness. The lands purchased on The Sandbox and Decentraland are in the form of NFT. Clothing to show off in the metaverse also becomes NFT. Just think that Nike is ready to open its own shop in the metaverse where the shoes will be nothing more than NFT.
With the advent of the metaverses, gNFTs become something else and no longer just crypto art or digital art. Of course, NFTs are unquestionably linked to art, if only for the millionaire sales they generate. He made history (and school) the sale of a Beeple NFT for $ 69 million. But even the famous CryptoPunk are not joking: on October 27th one of them was purchased for 532 million dollars.
That NFTs are the trend of the moment in the crypto sector is also demonstrated by the rise of tokens linked to NFTs. Decentraland, Axie Infinity, The Sandbox, have climbed the Coinmarketcap rankings. Decentraland (MANA) in one year increased by 5,600%. Axie Infinity (AXIE) by 27,000%, The Sandbox (SAND) by 14,000%. Figures to make Bitcoin pale.
All this is happening in a panorama, that of NFT and metaverses, which is constantly updated and changing. The coming months and years will tell us how much this (virtual) reality will be able to conquer the scene and the favor of users.