Long-term investment opportunities with the metaverse

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Gaming and eSports / 10 December, 2021

Karla García Gil Journalist

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The metaverse is an industry with enormous potential for the future. Investors have put it in the spotlight as they consider it a great long-term investment opportunity, because, although it is still in the development phase, it is and will be one of the megatrends of the coming years. It is estimated that the size of this market will reach 800 billion dollars by 2024.

The metaverse will also set the course for cryptocurrencies, since in the ecosystem of virtual worlds, a common factor for participating companies is that cryptocurrencies are present in all transactions. Likewise, the blockchain will be used to issue the cryptocurrency called “token” or “altcoin”. It is also expected that the Bitcoin will be the main currency in most transactions.

The metaverse from the hand of the blockchain will use NFT’s (non fungible tokens). Cryptoassets will play an important role, as they should move virtual assets transparently within the virtual universe and can be used, for example, to make purchases within video games.

The metaverse and its influence on technology investments

The metaverse and its influence on technology investments

Companies are promoting the creation of the metaverse, so much so that the market valuation currently amounts to 800,000 million dollars and by 2030 it is estimated that this valuation could reach 2.5 trillion.

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Participating companies

The ecosystem of the metaverse is huge and is composed of various categories such as:

  • Digital property and NFT’s (Upland, OpenSea and Sandbox)
  • Cryptocurrencies and payments (PayPal, Coinbase and Alipay)
  • E-commerce (Alibaba, Amazon, Ebay)
  • Social media and messaging (Facebook, Telegram and TikTok)
  • Virtual and augmented reality (Unity, HTC, Snap Inc.)
  • Communication and computing (Apple, Nvidia and Microsoft)
  • Streaming (Disney, Netflix and Fox)
  • Developers and publishers (Nintendo, Epic Games and Tencent)
  • Video games and virtual spaces (Fortnite, Roblox and Rec Room)

Among the companies that have made their biggest bet on the metaverse are: Facebook, which recently migrated its name to Meta, in reference to the virtual world it plans to develop and which it defines as the next level of the internet. We can also find Amazon, one of the most important e-commerce platforms.

In addition to these companies, Microsoft has presented a solution that combines the capabilities of mixed reality and allows people to join holographic experiences through Microsoft Teams tools.

There is also Disney, which plans to build a universe of virtual theme parks, and of course Nvidia, which designs graphics processing units for the video game market, as well as chips for mobile computing.

Last but not least is Roblox, one of the pioneers in metaverse, which has created a version of the metaverse in its own video game. In fact, there is a new game on Roblox for Nike fans, called Nikeland, which allows you to enjoy physical exercise through your avatar.

 

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