Top Metaverse Coins: Which Cryptocurrencies to Watch
Before we consider the top Metaverse coins, we need to understand the Metaverse. Mark Zuckerberg’s strange virtual replica as he unveiled Facebook-rebranded-as-Meta. A digital art gallery in Decentraland. Live concerts in the immersive Fortnite universe. Whatever it is, there's no escaping the internet's favourite buzzword: “Metaverse."
What is Metaverse?
This technology hybrid combines virtual reality, augmented reality, and video, which allow users to “live” within a digital universe. Supporters of the Metaverse imagine its users engaging in an activity such as working/playing and staying connected with friends through activities ranging from concerts and conferences to virtual world travel. Even though the Metaverse is still in development, some see it as the future of the internet. This includes Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who has rebranded the company as Meta.
Already, among other things, the Metaverse provides opportunities for gaming, education, commerce, virtual real estate, social networks, and entertainment. The Metaverse, unlike existing social networks, is powered by blockchain, incorporates cryptocurrencies, and gives users ownership of their digital avatars and assets.
Top Metaverse Coins
Although there are different Metaverse coins to buy, invest in, or trade, the top four metaverse-themed cryptocurrencies are:
Gala: Gala Games, with 1.3 million monthly active users, is at the epicentre of the blockchain gaming revolution. It is a blockchain-powered gaming ecosystem with several games in testing or development. Gala was founded in 2019 by an American named Eric Schiermeyer, also co-founder of game titan Zynga, with the primary goal of creating enjoyable games that incorporate essential enigma for growth, such as play-to-earn, NFTs, music, and community engagement as part of their core strategy.
AXIE Infinity: You can earn AXS, Axie Infinity's utility and governance token, by joining the 2.8 million players who log in every day. Play-to-earn accounts for 20% of the AXS supply. In addition, after the introduction of staking, to which Axie Infinity allocated 29% of the AXS supply, interest in AXS has skyrocketed. (Staking grants crypto investors the opportunity to earn rewards by temporarily locking in their coins to help verify the transactions of a blockchain network.) So, if you don't want to play the game, but want to invest in the Metaverse’s growth, you could buy AXS and stake it to earn annualised rewards currently estimated 70%-plus. While this sounds appealing, the rate of return is not guaranteed, and the monetary value of your rewards could be much lower if the price of AXS falls.
Decentraland: Enter Decentraland, a virtual world. The Metaverse is more than just a gaming environment; it's a shared digital world where you can create environments and digital exchange assets, such as NFTs, with others. Decentraland is one of the success stories from the 2017 ICO boom, having raised approximately $26 million in ether from investors.
Sandbox: Like Decentraland, the Sandbox is an Ethereum-based 3D virtual environment where users can buy, trade, share, and monetise digital assets. The Sandbox, launched in 2011 by Pixowl, was a successful mobile gaming platform with 40 million downloads before it became a blockchain-based 3D metaverse in 2020. The following year, it received a $93 million investment led by Softbank. Atari, CryptoKitties, and rapper Snoop Dogg are among the Sandbox’s 50+ partners.
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