Top Metaverse Crypto Projects in 2022
In 2022, the metaverse will be the next big thing in gaming, and these crypto-based projects are well-positioned to take advantage of it.
The metaverse is an easy concept to understand: It’s a virtual universe that you can access through the internet. It’s a shared space where users can interact with each other and their surroundings.
In gaming, the metaverse has already started to take off with “massively multiplayer online” (MMO) games like World of Warcraft, which has more than 12 million active players. But it’s only been possible on dedicated servers, and it’s a clunky system that’s not easily accessible for most people. The barriers to entry are high: You need a powerful computer or console and reliable broadband internet to access the game’s servers.
The metaverse could be much more than just gaming — an entire universe of digital applications that anyone can access from anywhere in the world—a place where digital assets have real value and can be transferred seamlessly between different platforms and apps.
Axie Infinity is a fantasy game where you collect, raise and battle cute creatures called Axies. They’ve created a virtual world where you can own and control your digital assets, play entrepreneurship games and earn real money.
MetaHero is an online multiplayer role-playing game that uses blockchain technology for character progression, item storage, and market trading. MetaHero will feature a variety of game modes, including dungeon crawling and open-world PvP battles.
Enjin is a blockchain platform that allows users to mint unique collectibles and trade/sell them on the Ethereum blockchain. The Enjin ecosystem consists of three products: Enjin Wallet, Enjin Beam & EnjinX. All these products are designed to make the process of cryptocurrency adoption easier for both developers and users.
Enjin Smart Wallet is one of the most powerful Ethereum wallets on the market with many useful features like ERC-1155 token support, instant token swaps using Kyber Network, and integration with gaming platforms (like qTrade), decentralized marketplace support etc.
High Street is an ambitious project developed by High Fidelity Inc. It aims to create an open, decentralized network of VR worlds connected through traversable digital portals. Nodes on the High Street network are called “domain servers”. Anyone can run one by installing High Fidelity software and purchasing a domain name from High Fidelity’s app store. Domain holders pay a monthly fee to High Fidelity for hosting services, and they can then sell access to other users for virtual currency (VC) or real-world money. Users who want to explore domains must register for an account and install the High Fidelity client software on their computers or VR headsets.
Star Atlas is a blockchain-based virtual world that will allow users to visit and explore planets, moons, stars and other celestial bodies. The game is aimed at the six billion people who have never had access to telescopes or gone camping out in the countryside on a clear night. The project has already raised over $1 million in seed funding from VCs like Pantera Capital, Techstars and Outlier Ventures, and it’s planning to launch its public sale in 2022.
Epik Prime is an upcoming MMORPG in an original fantasy universe created for the game by famed sci-fi/fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. The game will feature both PvE and PvP content and an economy driven by NFTs. You can think of it as a cross between World of Warcraft and the Harry Potter franchise — but with swords, axes, bows and dragons instead of wands and spells. The project recently raised $2 million in seed funding from VC firms like BitMEX Ventures and Pantera Capital.
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