Metaversian News Issue 006
Thursday February 3, 2022
“I wonder how the prenup will split their NFT ownership.”
Welcome to Issue 006 of Metaversian News.
I finally figured out how to get the referral program to work.
I think you'll like it.
More on that below.
I'm super excited about this issue so I'm just going to get to it.
Building the Metaverse
“It ain’t gonna build itself.”
Mentioned below in the Metaverse Events section is a pretty momentous occasion: the first ever wedding in the metaverse!
Which is why I want to showcase Rose Law Group, the legal firm handling pretty much the entire thing.
Rose Law Group is "the largest law firm in Arizona history founded by a woman."
They've been involved in web3 for a little while now.
Rose Law Group was the first law firm in the USA to accept bitcoin as payment for their myriad of legal services.
They've now branched out to handle any and all web3 needs, from digital asset protection to Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) structure and consulting, to now weddings.
They even have a virtual office space in Decentraland.
I haven't worked with this company and I can't vouch for them, but they're definitely making strides in helping build the metaverse.
I can't wait to see what the future holds for them.
“Meet me in the metaverse.”
The first ever wedding in Decentraland is happening February 4th, 2022!
To legally effectuate and formalize their marriage in the metaverse, Rose Law Group (mentioned above) is providing the following services:
- Designed and developed the bride and groom's dream wedding venue on Rose Law Group’s estate on Decentraland.
- Crafted the first prenuptial agreement in the metaverse, and recorded it on the blockchain as an NFT. The first of its kind in the USA.
- Prepared the first Metaverse Marriage License, and recorded it on the blockchain as an NFT.
They're also going to be giving away a number of free NFTs as "supplies last."
For more Decentraland events (there are a lot!) check out:
In Somnium Space on February 10th, 2022, there is a pretty cool Explorer's Club that is exactly the kind of thing I will be a part of.
The club meets weekly and their goal is to "explore and document" the Somnium Space corner of the metaverse.
For more Somnium Space events, check out:
“All the news that’s fit to mint.”
Today I'm proud to announce our exclusive NFTs that you can only get for referring new subscribers to this newsletter!
Right below, you can see the Bronze NFT, which is the next one you are eligible for.
There are currently four ranks with four exclusive NFTs, one for each rank.
Each rank will have less NFTs minted than the previous, so getting to the higher ranks is desired if you want them before they run out.
Here are the current four ranks:
- Bronze, which requires 10 referrals and will max out at 10,000 minted.
- Silver, which requires 25 referrals and will max out at 5000 minted.
- Gold, which requires 50 referrals and will max out at 1000 minted.
- Platinum, which requires 100 referrals and will max out at 500 minted.
Once all of an NFT have been minted, a new NFT will be made to replace that rank, and the only way to collect the old ones will be to buy them from someone.
The roadmap for the future of this referral program is pretty loose and will be decided on by the NFT holders.
One idea that is 99% going to happen is exclusive access to a Discord community.
Other ideas include a private (separate) newsletter, discounts on yet-to-be-announced partnerships, and exclusive access to events such as hangouts or educational sessions.
As I said, the holders of the NFTs will get to decide what happens next.
Obviously, once people start hitting 100 referrals we'll have to figure out higher reward tiers, too.
They're unlikely to be more NFTs and will likely be physical items.
And yes, referral quality is audited, so spam will not result in decreased value and rarity of the NFTs.
Feel free to hit reply to any issue of Metaversian News if you have any questions.
Metaverse (& NFT) Marketing
“Web3 is already an oversaturated market; here’s how you stand out.”
Something that makes an NFT collection successful is a good story.
It could be a good story about the creator, or the project.
Or it could be a story built into the project, usually referred to as lore.
Two examples I found on CNBC's "Make It":
- This 36-year-old went from living paycheck to paycheck to making over $109,000 selling NFTs
- This couple made nearly $120,000 in under 6 hours selling NFTs to save their home from foreclosure
These two have stories behind the people and why they got into NFTs.
Check their websites to read their lore.
Stories build an emotional connection between the collector and the project, or the collector and the artist.
As the NFT space grows, this type of emotional connection will grow more and more important for projects to be successful.
“Life is only a dream, and the metaverse is an extension of ourselves.”
Pinterest, mostly known for crafts and recipes, has added an Augmented Reality (AR) feature.
You'll be able to view furniture in your house.
Amazon's already had this for a while, and Snapchat also rolled out a similar feature recently.
Still, it's good to see Pinterest getting involved in the AR space.
This is the future of online shopping.
AR will allow us to shop for clothes, furniture, and soon the materials in our house such as wall paint colors and floor tiles.
This is even better than bringing home hand-held samples that don't really give you an accurate idea of what a whole room would look like in a certain color.
I look forward to being able to put on some glasses, drag around a color wheel to find the perfect color, and in one button click "buy" that will know, based on measurement, exactly how much paint will be needed for that room.
“So we don’t lose touch with reality.”
Almost literally touching grass, last year on Valentine's Day I bought my partner an orchid that is still alive but dying.
The small bamboo I got her did not make it, but I believe that may have been because the container it was in was not meant for maintaining small bamboo shoots.
I'm working on bringing the orchid back to life so this week I was doing research.
I picked up a grow light to help but I may be over-lighting it. I need to look into that more.
I moved it to a pot made specifically for orchids with special mulch and moss.
I trimmed back the detritus about 6 months ago but it looks like I need to do that again.
I'm considering getting a humidity tray, which it looks like are only $5 on Amazon.
Are you into plants? Do you have any advice? You can hit reply and let me know.
See you next week,
— Garrett AKA megabyteGhost
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