NFT virtual land refers to the digital land that can be owned on the metaverse platform. Popular NFT land projects include Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Axie Infinity. NFTs can be used to represent land titles because each land title is unique and digital ownership is easy to prove. NFT land can be used for advertising, social, gaming and work, among other use cases.
Landowners can often use their plots to host online experiences, display content, or monetize games. Big brands and celebrities including Adidas and Snoop Dogg have also started investing in and using NFT land.
The value of a parcel of land is affected by its utility, project and market speculation. You can buy NFT land from land sale projects or secondary markets through NFT exchanges such as Binance NFT Developement or OpenSea. Before buying, make sure you understand the risks and use cases of the land and its associated project. In some cases, leasing may be better than buying NFT land.
The development of the Metaverse has rapidly established interesting new blockchain use cases. With 2020 being such a big year for the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), it’s no wonder that virtual land is such a hot topic.
In the real world, some NFT lands have sold for more than real estate, making it difficult for some to understand the concept. In fact, there are many similarities between NFT land and typical real estate. But as a digital asset on the blockchain, NFT land has some unique properties to be explored.
What is the Metaverse?
The Metaverse is an online virtual world that combines multiple aspects of our digital lives with real ones, including work, socializing, and play. In 2021, many tech giants , including Meta (formerly Facebook), Microsoft, and Epic Games, began to develop and explore this space. With digital ownership, identity, and economics becoming core concepts, blockchain technology plays a vital role in the metaverse. For a more in-depth explanation, read our introductory article on the Metaverse .
What is NFT virtual land?
As mentioned earlier, Metaverse projects are digital worlds that users can explore using 3D avatars. For example, SecondLive provides venues and venues for concerts, conferences and expos. While programs like SecondLive don’t allow users to buy permanent virtual reality spaces, other metaverse worlds are. Developers build large tracts of land maps and break them up into smaller pieces to sell on the market.
To represent unique ownership of the area, users purchase NFTs associated with specific land parcels . These plots can be purchased directly from the project through a land sale, or on the secondary market. Exactly what the NFT land can be used for depends on each project.
What are the use cases for Metaverse Land?
Besides speculation, landowners can use their virtual space in different use cases:
- Advertising — If your lot is in a popular area or area that attracts a lot of visitors, you can charge for advertising space.
- Social — You can host events on your digital land including concerts, conferences and community gatherings.
- Gaming — Your NFT land may play a role in NFT video games . For example, lands in Axie Infinity can provide additional resources, tokens, crafting materials.
- Work — Lands that can be explored using 3D avatars can be used as virtual workplaces, or to provide digital services. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Hong Kong will use The Sandbox land in its Web 3.0 consulting services.