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."
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