Intelligence

The Open Metaverse OS

 Defining the Metaverse Technically the original vision and definition of The Metaverse was a point in time when the blurring of a distinction between physical and digital happens. This has typically been thought of in the context of AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) otherwise known as Mixed Reality becoming ubiquitous. However, we […]

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Closer look at the Open Metaverse OS

Equally, Web 3 technology has instead optimised primarily for high degrees of decentralisation and transaction security rather than and sometimes at the expense of enabling smooth, real-time interactions, and its applications for more 2D web based experiences on desktops and mobiles. As a consequence user experience in Web 3 has to date been poor and […]

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Protocol Whitepaper Master Guide 2021

No aspect of a protocol/crypto project is more representative of its worth than its whitepaper. It acts both as a symbolic milestone and a carefully designed story of the company’s current and future objectives. Those familiar with the market and blockchain projects should have an educating experience when reading whitepapers. However, whitepapers remain largely unapproachable, […]

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Are there competing visions for the Metaverse?

It is true there are competing visions for the Metaverse and it is not yet clear if they can and will co-exist or must be in competition. To put it simply there are at least two versions of the Metaverse we observe emerging: one dominated by closed platforms and Big Tech like Facebook / Oculus […]

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Building in the Metaverse

A way to approach this is to look at the anatomy of any given instance of the Metaverse as a platform at its various levels of the stack as we have outlined below. User persona: the identity and properties of end-users, including their name, avatar, ownership of assets, reputation. End-user hardware and software: the hardware […]

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Predicting the Long Term Value of NFTs; Cloud Streaming & the Metaverse

In case you haven’t come across non-fungible tokens already, here’s a short explainer: non-fungible tokens act as unique identifiers for digital items, allowing a creator to assign an unhackable string of data to a product, which is tradable via blockchain. This has multiple use-cases, but most importantly, we can now uniquely identify the owner of […]

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Can blockchain technology prevent the imminent financial conflict between the United States and China?

What are the benefits of the reserve currency status? The global reserve currency is a currency that the world’s central banks use as their foreign exchange reserves. Foreign exchange reserves are typically used by countries to: Balance international payments Manage the exchange rate of their domestic currencies  Balance of international payments is the difference between all […]

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What is the Secret to Building Valuable Tokens?

 What is the Secret to Building Valuable Tokens? What are Token Architectures? Architecture is both the process and the product of planning and designing structures, while tokens represent assets or utility on a blockchain, which is a decentralised ledger or database. Token architecture is thus both the process and product of planning and designing […]

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Tech

Blockchain Development Trends 2021

An open-source report Outlier Ventures’ development trends report was motivated by the need to provide insights for the teams in our Base Camp accelerator, so that they can choose their blockchain platform with confidence and identify major trends beforehand. No one wants to build their business on a platform that will die out, and how […]

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The Web 3 Toolbox

The Web 3 Toolbox Web 3 consists of several principles, protocols and standards which could be said to form a stack that will inform and can and is being leveraged by the entrepreneurs and architects in The Metaverse. In combination these technologies can be seen as a highly composable Web3 Toolbox for The Open Metaverse, […]

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