Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 462,792 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,975 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,243 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 320,975 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,215 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 462,792 cutting edge ideas.

Blockchain-Powered Virtual Worlds

Cryptovoxels is a User-Owned Virtual World and You Can Buy Land

— April 11, 2021 — Business
Cryptovoxels is a user-owned virtual world where players can "buy land to build stores and art galleries." The platform, powered by the Ethereum blockchain, has been around for a while—but recent interest in NFTs and digital environments has certainly boosted its popularity.

Information Age defines what it is like to enter the user-owned virtual world through your browser: "you are greeted with a boulevard stretching off into an infinite purple haze." Once loaded, the immersive experience leaves you "standing in an art gallery filled with image and sound from the latest cryptocurrency gold rush: non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a cryptographically-signed asset taking the art world by storm."

Spaces like Cryptovoxels offer interesting opportunities for artists to showcase their work and better control their distribution. Information Age also signals that even the virtual space of Cryptovoxels is an NFT—"with parcels of digital real estate being be traded on secondary markets like OpenSea."

Image Credit: Information Age
Trend Themes
1. Virtual Real Estate Investment - The rise of blockchain-powered virtual worlds presents new investing opportunities for those interested in virtual real estate.
2. Nft-based Art Exhibitions - Platforms like Cryptovoxels offer new ways for artists to showcase their work and profit from it through the sale of NFTs.
3. Decentralized Virtual Communities - User-owned virtual worlds powered by blockchain technology allow for the creation of decentralized virtual communities with greater user control and autonomy.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - The use of blockchain technology to power virtual real estate investment opportunities may disrupt traditional real estate markets and open up new opportunities for investors.
2. Art - NFT-based art exhibitions and sales on platforms like Cryptovoxels have the potential to disrupt traditional art markets and change the way artists monetize their work.
3. Gaming - The development of user-owned virtual worlds may disrupt traditional gaming models and allow for the creation of more decentralized and autonomous communities.
6.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness