The Metaverse The Sandbox is giving a boost to NFTs with its Season 3!

News hardware The Metaverse The Sandbox is giving a boost to NFTs with its Season 3!

Video games aren’t the only ones getting a season pass – French metaverse The Sandbox is back with a bang with its brand new season. During its Alpha Season 3, the second metaverse in terms of capitalization intends to focus on non-fungible tokens (NFT) and their interoperability for the next 10 weeks.

The Sandbox, one of the largest international metaverses, was founded by Pixowl, a company created by two Frenchmen: Arthur Madrid and Sébastien Borget. With over 2 million users as of March 2022, the virtual world is the second largest metaverse project by market capitalization, just behind competitor Decentraland.

Originally launched for smartphones in 2011, the game became the successful metaverse we know today after many innovative additions. This 3D virtual world, which combines virtual real estate and a gigantic theme park, has positioned itself as the leader of the metaverse with several recognized partnerships (Carrefour, Gucci, Warne, etc.).

The cubic digital space of The Sandbox finds similarities with Minecraft, but in web3 version. Its game editing software called Game Maker allows players to create and play unique multiplayer mini-games. With NFT VoxEdit software, metaverse also integrates NFTs and allows metaverse players and creators to build and animate their own non-fungible tokens (NFTs) made of voxels, cubic blocks similar to lego. The design of NFTs has no limits: it is possible to create cosmetics for your avatar (clothes, tools, etc.) or to design animals or decorative elements for their COUNTRY.

A LAND is a digital property of sorts on the Sandbox metaverse. Each piece of land (166,464 LAND in total) is a unique NFT on the Ethereum blockchain that players can acquire to build infrastructures and levels there using the Game Maker program.

Although The Sandbox continues to assert itself as a true metaverse through its various features boosted with cryptocurrencies and NFT, the digital 3D world continues to play with the codes of video games by announcing Season 3 of its Alpha version.

Sandbox launches its alpha 3

Since the launch of its first season in November 2021, the metaverse made in France has come a long way. With its season pass system, The Sandbox reinvents itself by offering new experiences for each season like a Fortnite.

Animoca Brands, the owner of the metaverse, has announced the launch of Season 3 of the Sandbox alpha version. This new opus follows season 2 released on March 3rd. The third season pass will launch on August 24, 2022 and, as usual, will offer new features and experiences within the cubic metaverse. This time, The Sandbox offers no less than 98 new experiences.

Concretely, as a real virtual world, Sandkassen has been the subject of experiments by several brands to create unique completely digital experiences. Thus, advantageous players will be able to enjoy new solo and multiplayer content developed by several licenses and recognized brands such as:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC)
  • The Walking Dead
  • Warner Music Group
  • Rabbis
  • Atari
  • The Smurfs
  • And so many others…

In addition to these new speakers, the season will be subject to a leaderboard where players can climb for a chance to win those famous passes for Season 3, and maybe even SAND (the cryptographic token of the metaverse). In fact, by completing more or less difficult quests, the first 5,000 players on the leaderboard will be able to earn between 500 and 30,000 SAND depending on their place.

Beyond the recreational aspect of this new adventure, The Sandbox wants to put interoperability at the heart of its Season 3.

You learn nothing by telling you that the existing metaverses are not unanimous. In general, the argument of lack of interoperability of the virtual 3D world is often invoked. Specifically, most users criticize metaverses for not establishing a single system that allows a common or shared experience between the different worlds and existing tools.

In this case, virtual objects in the form of non-fungible tokens are the perfect example to evaluate the interoperability of a metaverse. For example, if you own an NFT Bored Ape, you’ll be happy to be able to “use” your avatar in multiple metaverses. In this sense, if every metaverse offered interoperability, then you could proudly display your Bored Ape in any digital world, as your NFT would be compatible.

The Metaverse The Sandbox is giving a boost to NFTs with its Season 3!

The sandbox has understood the interest of web3 aficionados for this type of functionality, and the metaverse intends to develop this aspect during season 3. Thus, Amonica Brands has announced that more than 140,000 avatars will be available from the start of Alpha 3 from The Sandbox. Among them we find the NFT monkeys from Bored Ape Yacht Club or the Cyberkongz NFTs.

It’s important to remember that the Sandbox experience is completely free. Therefore, if you don’t have Bored Ape and other NFTs of all kinds, you can still play for free via The Sandbox’s official website, even without a season pass.

About NFTs

What is an NFT?

An NFT is the abbreviation of Non Fungible Token or non-fungible token in French. NFTs are cryptographic tokens issued on a blockchain.

Leveraging this technology in the creation of cryptocurrencies, NFTs inscribe inviolable properties in this virtual registry. As a result, NFTs are true attestations of digital ownership.

Is an NFT necessarily an image?

A distinction must be made between an NFT and the associated object. In fact, the non-fungible token is above all a virtual property certificate and not the digital file as such. An NFT is usually associated with a photo or video, but it can also take the form of text, music or any other digital or physical format.

What is an NFT used for?

NFTs are generally used to assert property rights online. The owner of a token of a virtual work can thus collect royalties, ensure respect for the intellectual property of his digital object, etc.

This feature has especially allowed NFT to shine in art by creating value and rarity in digital images available online. In addition to art, this technology also offers several applications in several sectors, such as in video games, the traceability of a product, etc.

How is the value of an NFT defined?

These tokens are non-fungible ie. they have a unique value unlike cryptos which are fungible (1 bitcoin = 1 bitcoin).

The price of an NFT is therefore arbitrarily set by the owner of the token. This price is usually in cryptocurrency, most of the time in Ether (ETH).

How to buy and sell NFTs?

NFTs are generally bought or resold on trading platforms such as Opensea or Foundation.

What is an NFT coin?

“Mint” or strike in French, is the initial sale process for a token. To permanently become part of the blockchain ledger, these new tokens must be in shape. By this action, the user gets to complete a transaction with his fees to see his token appear first hand on the blockchain.

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