The Metablox NFT – A quick Introduction

Jan 13, 2022

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This will be a brief introduction to the Metablox project. However, the best way to get up to speed is reading their whitepaper and blog. Getting involved and becoming part of the exploding community is best done by joining the Discord server and engaging with the team.

Metablox Overview

The Metablox project aims to preserve real world experiences and memories using NFTs in the metaverse.

Co Founders Jun Loayza and Yu-kai Chou explain how the Metablox economy works.

The Founders

Metablox was founded by Jun Loayza and Yu-kai Chou.

The Mission

Preserve humanity’s most important memories.

With a noble mission as the foundation, they are building a community to accomplish just that.

The Vision

Our vision is to build a meaningful bond between metaverse and the physical world by anchoring real life memories and virtual assets to real world locations that are owned by people.

The concept is simple, but powerful. We often associate memories with a place - set and setting if you will. Accordingly, Metablox is a novel way to build on the advantages of Web3 without abandoning the physical world. This is not merely a place to upload photos for storage - rather a place, as they say, to store your most important memories for generations.

You are the owner…not Google, not Dropbox, etc. As a result, saving memories on the blockchain become permanent and completely under your control, at least as long as you own the Blox.

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Technology of Metablox

Metablox is being constructed on Ethereum and Polygon. to ensure longevity (Ethereum) and keep gas fees low (Polygon). Once minted, NFTs will be interoperable with any platform that supports Polygon, such as Open Sea.

Metablox NFT Neighbor Types

There are four types of “Neighbor” archetypes the Metablox team anticipates participating on the platform, both individually and organizationally.

Individual Neighbor Types

  • Nostalgic Neighbors
  • Museum Curators

Organizational Neighbor Types

  • Neighbor Collectives
  • Real Estate Mogul

As a result of anticipating these different Neighbor types, the team is building mechanics into the system to keep it healthy for many decades. The main goal being to allow for participation by a wide variety of people.

metablox nft neighbor overview

Experience Design & Game Dynamics

With Yu-kai Chou co-piloting the ship, there’s a significant amount of game dynamics in the experience. Because the motivational influences are a part of the platform, driven by his Octalysis Framework, they are already paying dividends with an active Discord server. You can read more about it in the whitepaper.

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MEtablox Project Phases

Metablox is will roll out in 6 phases. To begin with, the MVP is Phase 0 and limited to 5,000 Blox covering the City of San Francisco. The phases are available in the whitepaper and outlined here:

  1. Purchase Homes
  2. Add Memories
  3. Add Memories to Other Blox
  4. Neighborhood Collectives
  5. Landmarks
  6. New Cities

Summary

Metablox is a NFT project worth engaging in. It promises to bring together the best parts of the real world and Web3.

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