Tokens.com Corp., a publicly-traded company that invests in crypto assets linked to the Metaverse, Decentralized Finance and Non-Fungible Tokens today announces that its subsidiary, Metaverse Group, has partnered with GDA Capital, RENOVI, and Decentraland to launch the first of its kind buildathon competition for architects, 3D designers and developers.
The start-up competition is encouraging university students, architects, and design professionals from around the world to create a variety of digital infrastructure including: buildings, museums, NFT galleries, casinos, and festival grounds. Participants will be competing for the opportunity to win a plot of land worth $250,000, granted by the Decentraland Foundation, $50,000 of RENOVI tokens, and software subscriptions to design tools such as Adobe and other key software programs.
The competition will be open to entries from January 30th until March 31st, 2022. The contest winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and sponsors who are leaders in the crypto and architectural industries. For full contest rules, details, and registration please visit https://topmetaversebuild.com/. All entries uploaded to the RENOVI marketplace will be available for sale, with proceeds going to contestants.
“We are excited to work with the next generation of students and architects to identify leading designs that can be displayed across Metaverses,” commented Metaverse Group CEO, Lorne Sugarman.
“We are witnessing a Metaverse revolution that is going to be bigger than the dot.com boom or the Internet,” said Michael Gord, GDA Capital Co-Founder. “This is a unique opportunity for early adopters to become part of modern history. The RENOVI marketplace is the perfect platform to showcase your metaverse build.”
“This year has seen unprecedented growth in Decentraland and this competition is focused on ensuring this momentum continues in the new year and brings a large number of new builders to the metaverse,” said Decentraland Community & Events Lead, Sam Hamilton. “We are thrilled to be working with GDA Capital, Renovi, Tokens.com and the Metaverse Group to provide resources that cultivate and nurture the next wave of eager blockchain developers, designers, and users.”
Tokens.com is currently developing the Tokens.com Tower, in Decentraland’s Crypto Valley which will serve as an innovation hub with capabilities to host crypto conferences, events, and immersive experiences. The Tower will also hold office space for lease. The Tower is set to be completed in Q1 of 2022.
In addition, Metaverse Group has partnered with Decentraland to host the first of its kind, spring 2022 digital fashion show on its Fashion Street Estate which will feature avatar models, catwalks, pop-up shops, after parties, and immersive experiences connecting virtual to physical fashion from March 24th to 27th.