Bullieverse enthusiasts have much to look forward to as the platform continues to reach new heights through gaming tournaments, user acquisitions, and strategic collaborations. The latest development is an exciting partnership that will propel Bullieverse further into the metaverse landscape as Mantle and Bullieverse Announce Strategic Partnership.

Bullieverse has officially joined forces with Mantle, a cutting-edge project backed by BitDAO, one of the largest DAOs in the Web3 ecosystem. Mantle is a high-performance Ethereum layer-2 network with modular architecture delivering low fees and high security, which essentially translates to greater Web3 adoption through various means, such as improved UX, reduced fees, and enhanced security, among others.

This partnership brings multiple advantages to the users and gamers of Bullieverse:

  1. Enhanced Security: With scams and hacks running rampant in the ecosystem, and sidechains sometimes lacking adequate security, Mantle is at the forefront of resolving these issues while maintaining scalability. This partnership ensures that Bullieverse users can enjoy greater security and peace of mind.
  2. Reduced Gas Fees: Thanks to Mantle’s technical prowess, the Bullieverse ecosystem as a whole will experience comparatively lower gas fees, ensuring a more cost-effective experience for users.
  3. Increased Credibility and New Horizons: As Bullieverse partners with reputable names like Mantle, it gains more leverage and influence within the ecosystem, paving the way for future user acquisitions and potential partnerships.

Moreover, Bullieverse has received a grant from Mantle, which serves as a strong validation of the platform’s achievements and future plans. This grant further solidifies Bullieverse’s commitment to its goals and the overall development of the ecosystem, including the exciting Necrodemic game.

About Mantle Network:

Mantle is a high-performance Ethereum layer-2 network built with modular architecture delivering low fees and high security. Builders can leverage Mantle’s unique design to build dApps with exceptional UX, all while relying on Ethereum’s unrivaled security.

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About Bullieverse:

Bullieverse is an Open Metaverse where NFTs come to life through an immersive gaming experience built on the Unreal engine. This ecosystem is rapidly expanding, with new players joining the community and new games being created with in-game assets & fair incentives aligned alongside Web3 ethos, such as Necrodemic. Through Bullieverse DAO, Bullieverse will progressively decentralize to become a community-owned metaverse governed by the $Bull token holders.

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At least one metaverse executive hasn’t tired of insisting the digital realm remain open to all.

The Sandbox COO and co-founder Sebastien Borget highlighted how other metaverse firms like Roblox and Fortnite do not allow users to move their digital assets between platforms freely.

“That’s why we still need to say ‘open metaverse’ in opposition to the closed-walled garden platform,” he told Decrypt at this year’s NFT Paris.

The Sandbox, which first launched in 2012, allows users to purchase digital real estate as NFTs called LAND, which can then be customized and monetized in-game.

Ownership of in-game assets is also key. Unlike Web2 games, users should be able to move their creations or purchases from realm to realm and retain their digital property throughout.

“It is essential that users have true digital ownership of that content,” he told Decrypt. “They are the true owners of their avatar, but also their wearables, their equipment, their land, their house, and the content they create and earn as they engage.”

The COO told Decrypt that creators should get up to “95% or 100% of the revenue they bring and they generate as they contribute to the development.”

The Sandbox metaverse concert

The Sandbox is also set to host its first concert later this year. Borget was tight-lipped, revealing only that the project has been “in the works” for quite some time.

The Ethereum-based metaverse platform has already formed several relevant partnerships in the music industry.

Major label Warner Music Group—the record label hosting artists such as Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers—opened a virtual outpost in The Sandbox in January 2022. The space was earmarked for use as a metaverse concert venue and amusement park.

The move would again put Sandbox in competition with rivals such as Roblox and Decentraland.

Roblox recently partnered with the NFL to host a virtual Super Bowl concert, featuring a vocal performance and motion-captured movements from hip-hop artist Saweetie.

Decentraland rolled out the Metaverse festival as far back as July 2021, during the height of pandemic social distancing regulations.

The festival, hosted at KnownOrigin’s virtual headquarters within Decentraland, featured performances by electronic music artists such as Ookay, SNBRN, Fred Thurst (aka Dr. Fresch), Autograf, and Win and Woo.

The word “metaverse” is one of three in the running to be crowned the Oxford Word of the Year (WOTY) in a competition run by the Oxford University Press (OUP) — the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary.

OUP officially announced the launch of the competition and its three finalist words for 2022 on Nov. 22, with this year marking the first time the public can participate in voting for the WOTY.

“Metaverse” will compete against the terms “#IStandWith” and “Goblin Mode.”

In OUP’s video pitch for the metaverse, it described it as “a hypothetical virtual reality environment in which users interact with one another’s avatars and their surroundings in an immersive way.”

“The term dates back to the 1990s, with the first recorded use in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1992 in the science fiction novel Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson,” the video stated.

Oxford noted that “metaverse” has quadrupled in usage in Oct. 2022 compared with that of Oct. 2021. The video stated that more lifestyle and work-related activities taking place in virtual reality environments may bring about “more debates over the ethics and feasibility of an entirely online future.”

As for the other two WOTY candidates, “#IStandWith” has become an increasingly used phrase for political activism, while “Goblin Mode” emerged as a post-COVID-19 lockdown concept in which one rejects “returning back to normal” and instead does what they want to do.

As for how the three phrases were chosen, OUP stated that they ran an analysis on a language data system in order to narrow down the candidates to three.

In order to officially vote for “etaverse” or the other two candidates, voters must cast their vote on Oxford Languages’ website.

Over 237,000 votes have been cast so far, with voting set to close Dec. 2.

Oxford did not state when the winning word would be announced.

Metaverse and Twitter Poll

In what could spell how the votes are panning out, at the time of writing, a Twitter poll by OUP shows 63% of 929 voters favored “Goblin Mode,” followed by “metaverse” at 22% then “#IStandWith” at 15%:

Whatever the results of the poll, the metaverse is predicted to be a significant industry in the near future, with a recent report by international consulting firm McKinsey estimating metaverse-related technologies to be worth $5 trillion by 2030.

Investment bank Citi upped that prediction, saying the total addressable market for the metaverse economy may fall within the range of $8-13 trillion over the same time frame.

The understanding of the metaverse has been most significantly influenced by the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, along with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s rebranding of Facebook to Meta in Oct. 2021 and its recent developments on its Metaverse products through its Reality Labs business.