Kuala Lumpur, 12 Sept: A virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain, Decentraland Malaysia, represented by their Asia Pacific Head Marketing Lee Lin Liew and one of the platform developers, who is also the winner of Hackathon from UK, Tak-John have made their way to Worq, Subang in an event to promote their newly developed metaverse gaming platform made on a blockchain technology.
Organized by Bitcoin Malaysia and hosted by their Managing Partner, Jason Chew – the event has brought to the participants three amazing panelists to discuss on the future of decentralized gaming. One of the panelists that evening besides Tak was Harpreet Singh, a CEO and Co-Founder of Blocklime Malaysia has a strong opinion on why it is better not to bring the whole gaming experience on a blockchain, instead only a fraction of it.
Tak-John apparently agreed with Harpreet’s opinion and explained that Decentraland project is a mere social experiment that is being carried out. He also added that it is among the many ideas swarming in his mind.
On the other hand, the third panelist – Mark Smalley from Neuroware, a blockchain believer and gamer himself, who has been a resident in Malaysia for 22 years have had a different vision in mind on decentralized gaming world.
“I would have built a game from the real world, but from scratch where people need to work and gain in order to survive, talking about economics.” When asked what the users would be experiencing in his game, Mark replied “Very poor,” which erupted laughter from the crowd.
Decentraland, which is currently still in alpha version, has already achieved about 3,000 active users ranging from developers and investors and will open for public end of this year, Liew confirmed. Using MANA, Decentraland’s own cryptocurrency for transactions in the game, allows users to keep their own assets in the metaverse world.
Decentraland will be at Asia Pacific University (APU) on 14th September until 5.30 pm for their Bootcamp event targeting college students to participate in learning how to develop scenes in the platform, as well as a two-week online Game Jam, that starts on the 16th of September, where you can submit your creative interactive scenes to win some exciting prizes equivalent to approximately 275,000USD.
Interested public can directly head over to their website to gain perspective of the widely spoken decentralized gaming platform and grab the opportunity to be one of the firsts to dive in to the metaverse world.
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