Tech company HTC is building a metaverse of its own, coined the VIVERSE, which was first announced in February at the Mobile World Congress. The company promises its metaverse will fluidly connect users over multiple platforms while also being secure. VIVERSE will allow participants to showcase their NFTs and other virtual assets within their personal space in the metaverse.
The central hub of the VIVERSE, VIVE Connect, was recently announced by HTC. Via VIVE Connect, users can socialize with each other, trade Pods and show off virtual assets. Now, HTC is announcing two more aspects of the new metaverse, VIVE Wallet and VIVE Bytes.
VIVE Wallet promises to allow users to manage their digital assets securely. Likewise, users can pay using any currency from any device via the new platform. VIVE Wallet utilizes Ethereum and Polygon Blockchain technology, allowing all virtual purchases to be seen within the user’s VIVE wallet. Additionally, the new digital wallet is the first to support VR.
HTC’s VIVE Bytes
HTC is also introducing its new metaverse’s digital marketplace, VIVE Bytes. Users can trade NFTs and other digital assets via the platform and access their VIVE wallets.
HTC promises that its new metaverse will seamlessly connect all its platforms and services. VIVERSE is hosting Shu Yamamoto’s Cat virtual reality art exhibit and users can purchase NFTs from the digital gallery via VIVE Bytes.
Shu Yamamoto says in a VIVE blog post, “About a year ago, when I heard the proposal to recreate my cat art in the world of virtual reality, I couldn’t quite predict what it would look like. And I watched it gradually complete, but the finished product was far beyond my imagination.”
HTC aims to boost the number of creators that join its metaverse by promoting Yamamoto’s virtual gallery.
In related news, HTC VIVE recently teamed up with Holoride to create VR experiences for car passengers.