Following the announcement that Facebook’s parent company (NASDAQ 🙂 would change its name in a change to the Metaverse, many projects have started similar initiatives entering the virtual space, from buying properties to testing the limits of what this universe has to offer. .
Virtual Ball Drop at NYE Virtual reality-based world, Decentraland, announced Wednesday that a New Years Eve celebration would be held in the Metaverse. Grayscale’s owner, Digital Currency Group, partnered with real estate firm Jamestown to create a virtual One Times Square (NYSE :), the iconic New York City location where a giant ball descends on a flagpole and stops at midnight to usher in the new year. The virtual event starting at 11:00 pm EST will feature a live stream of the actual Times Square, as well as crypto art galleries, games, and virtual gatherings.
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“The metaverse is rapidly evolving to bring together the most interesting and attractive parts of our favorite physical places around the world,” said Simon Koster, director of real estate for Digital Currency Group. “This event highlights how virtual events can be cohesively integrated with real ones in an effort to bring once-in-a-lifetime experiences to so many who would never have been able to participate otherwise.”
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