The world was surprised when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would develop the digital universe. This is where people present and communicate with each other in a virtual space.
Most netizens have only heard of the concept of the metaverse in the past year or so. However, this term has been around since the 90s of the 20th century, even before Facebook was born. This is a virtual world in the fantasy novel Snow Crash by author Neal Stephenson.
To put it simply, the metaverse is the world that lies outside the physical universe and exists in parallel with the real world. It is a place where people have a digital identity to interact with each other in a virtual environment. Different from the real world, in the metaverse there is no pollution, smog. In that place, people can freely create and do whatever they want.
Although it has just appeared, the metaverse has quickly become a popular trend, especially in the blockchain field.
According to Coinmarketcap statistics, there are currently 232 Blockchain projects with metaverse elements in the world. Among them, the most prominent are Decentraland, The Sandbox, ApeCoin and Theta Network, projects with a total market capitalization exceeding the $1 billion mark.
In Vietnam, recently, there have been a number of projects to develop metaverse virtual universes. However, most of them are often related to the game element and few projects are as large as expected.
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Recently, Moonlab – a Vietnamese startup wants to change this situation by building a more vivid virtual universe, worthy of the definitions set for that term.
According to the representative of Moonlab, in essence, the virtual universe will act as a platform to connect people. That will be the next, more intuitive, dynamic development of social networks .
In this world, digital assets will no longer be virtual but become real assets thanks to NFTization. Users will have full ownership and transfer of their digital assets in the virtual world.
To do that, Moonlab built a virtual universe called MCity. This is where all human activities in the real world are brought to the virtual world.
|Moonlab’s metaverse development team|
According to Mr. Dao Quang Dai – CEO of the virtual universe project MCity, residents of this world can experience all activities, from entertainment, business , travel, shopping… in a virtual environment.
In addition to becoming a resident of the MCity virtual universe, users can participate in investing, buying, selling, and transferring real estate on the metaverse.
Compared to existing virtual universes in the world, the strength of Vietnamese startups is their ability to interact and connect socially. Currently, the project has developed communication methods through audio voice and video chat to increase the ability to connect in the metaverse of users.
After many years of research and development, Moonlab’s ambition is to build a virtual universe of Vietnamese people .