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Cardano Island the First Land Sale in the Virtua Metaverse goes live – Press Release

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Metaverse platform Virtua is collaborating with IO Global on the blockchain platform Cardano to create the first island in the Virtua gamified metaverse, with plots now available.

Cardano Island will be located on the Virtua ecosystem’s first habitable planet, Virtua Prime, where the Cardano community will have access to 9,999 plots of various size and value. In addition, there will be three Cardano Towers where apartments will be available.

The island will be divided into districts and zones, which will provide Cardano community members with the ability to create a truly immersive experience and an interactive world where they will be able to learn, play, build, showcase, and socialize with a range of exciting projects.

Cardano Island is part of an ongoing relationship between the Cardano community and Virtua, which began at the Cardano Summit in 2021 and has continued with the project’s announcement at the Cardano booth at Consensus 2022.

The five main zones that make up Cardano Island are:

  • The Virtua Hub – Connects all Virtua metaverse islands and worlds together, and is the central hub for community engagement.
  • Cardano Island HQ – Cardano Foundation and other linked projects, will have access to headquarters on the island.
  • Academy Centra – Where the Cardano community can run training sessions and meetups for its community members.
  • C Zone – A total of 9,999 plots available on Cardano Island where users can create their base in the metaverse.
  • Coastal Cardano Towers – Where users can purchase affordably priced condos with unique features and access to the island community.

Plots in C Zone range in price from 775 ADA for small plots, to 2500 ADA for bigger plots. Plots can only be purchased in ADA using a Nami Wallet and are limited to ten per wallet. Whitelist registration and NFTs redeemed from the Cardano Summit, granted community members access to purchase the first plots of land available.

Owning a piece of virtual land on Cardano Island will allow users to build a customizable Fancave – a space to socialize, display NFTs and interact as an avatar. Land owners will also be able to build unique structures, and later landscape and personalize their environment, as well as play exclusive Virtua metaverse games. 

When users mint their land plots, they will receive a Land Deed containing detailed information about its rarity, the resources it contains, and how many slots are available for Cardano Summit NFTs, Land Bots, and NPCs. Users will be able to obtain certain rewards, drops and upgrades on their lands based upon the resource rarity they possess and unlock special land attributes through Land Bots. 

Talking about the land sale, Virtua CEO, Jawad Ashraf, said: “The first land sale within the Virtua metaverse ecosystem is something we have been planning since we founded the company back in 2017. In Cardano and its community we have found the most trusted and innovative collaborators to take that step with. We want to provide every user who enters the Virtua metaverse with an experience that is truly accessible, immersive, fun and engaging.”

IOG CEO and co-founder, Charles Hoskinson, added: “It’s wonderful to see Cardano NFTs continue to grow in size and utility, with more than 5 million native tokens on the platform, and more to come. NFTs have the potential to widen access to arts for people who have previously been excluded from it, providing easier access to payment and protecting the artists. This new demonstration of NFT utility is hopefully another step in the creation of a democratized creative industry where anyone can participate, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”

The Cardano Island land sale has begun and you can find more information on the Cardano Island microsite

Issued by the Virtua Team

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