从底层到应用，一文纵览热门元宇宙概念区块链项目From the bottom layer to the application, this article overviews the popular metaverse concept blockchain project Metaverse is undoubtedly the hot “popular fried chicken” at the moment. In addition to the social giant Facebook resolutely changed its “face” and renamed it “Meta”, technology giants such as Tencent, Google, ByteDance, Microsoft and Baidu have also “came up” and rushed to the Metaverse track. At the same time, the capital that moved by the wind has also “boiled”, and the phenomenon of obtaining high financing is also everywhere.
Although the definition and scene of the Metaverse are still quite vague, there are various ways to shape it. The social, games, entertainment and other tracks all have a dream linkage with the Metaverse, and various applications seem to have a “random flower becoming more and more charming” eye” trend. At a time when the metaverse has become an incessant talk, this article, PANews, will take stock of some popular projects in the blockchain field that focus on the concept of the metaverse.
The underlying facility, Flow, is a blockchain platform specially created for games by Dapper Labs, the development team behind popular chain games such as CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot. Flow has attracted many partners, including NFL, UFC, World’s top brands like Warner Music, NBA and Ubisoft. At the same time, Flow has also been invested by well-known investment institutions such as a16z, Coinbase Ventures, DCG, and USV. Flow, which has developed so far, has attracted more than 650 companies, covering art, fashion, collections, DeFi, games and sports, and many other fields, and projects built on Flow in 2021 have raised more than $700 million. It is worth mentioning that Dapper Labs recently completed a $250 million financing led by Coatue, with a valuation of up to $7.6 billion.
Flow ecological map Source: Flow official website In addition, Flow and Dapper Labs have each applied for 108 parcels of land on the metaverse project Matrix World to build a virtual headquarters.
EnjinEnjin’s vision is to create a multiverse of gaming for players. In the early days, Enjin was a company providing website creation and hosting services for gamers. Later, it launched the first NFT creation platform and used the token ENJ as its raw material for minting NFT. At the same time, Enjin CTO Witek Radomski also created the ERC-1155 token standard with semi-fungible characteristics.
Efinity developed by Enjin is a scalable NFT cross-chain network built on the Polkadot network. Users can mint and trade NFT on the chain. On November 4th, Enjin announced the establishment of the $100 million Efinity Metaverse Fund, which aims to support Enjin and Efinity developers in building the Metaverse. More pioneering projects to support.
According to Enjin’s official website, there are currently 27,000 commercial projects running on the platform, the value of ERC-1155 assets generated is $1.16 billion, and the number of wallets installed exceeds 1.7 million.
RoninRonin is an Ethereum sidechain specially built for the leading chain game project Axie Infinity at the end of 2020, a POA network operated by verifiers appointed by Sky Mavis, the core development studio of the game. Blocks require approval from two-thirds of the validators to be approved. Validators are responsible for writing and validating blocks, updating price language machines, and handling transactions such as the deposit and transfer process of assets (ETH, ERC20, and ERC721) to and from Ronin. Among them, the first batch of validators include Ubisoft, Binance, Animoca Brands and Nonfungible. At present, Ronin has been launched on the main network.
Rangers ProtocolRangers Protocol was incubated by chain game publisher MixMarvel, which integrates cross-chain, NFT and EVM protocols, and aims to provide DApps and assets with frictionless interactions with multiple different chains (Ethereum, BSC, Tron, etc.) function and become the blockchain infrastructure of the Metaverse. Previous projects such as HyperDragons Rocket Arena and HyperSnakes have adopted the Rangers Protocol. At present, Rangers Protocol has been officially launched on the test network, such as the fixed rate lending protocol BlueStone has been successfully migrated.
In June of this year, Rangers Protocol completed financing at a valuation of $63 million. Investors include Framework Ventures, Alameda Research, Hashkey Capital and the former co-founder of Ele.me.
Middleware Chainlink encryption and real-world communication require oracles, and Chainlink is one of the representative projects of middleware that connects two different worlds. At present, Chainlink has developed smart contracts that connect other on-chain services and other codes. Users can not only flexibly choose the core blockchain where the application runs, but also flexibly access any required off-chain data and computing resources.
Metaverse projects such as Brokoli, NASH Metaverse, XCarnival, Metasaurs, and FireStarter have all integrated Chainlink in the past.
Mask NetworkMask Network is a portal that helps users seamlessly transition from Web2.0 to Web3.0, allowing users to seamlessly send encrypted messages, cryptocurrencies, and even decentralized applications (such as DeFi, NFTs and DAOs).
At present, Mask Network has achieved seamless publishing of encrypted tweets on Twitter, support for multiple chains such as BSC and Polygon, sending and receiving encrypted red envelopes, Gitcoin donation, access to DEXs such as Uniswap, SushiSwap and QuickSwap, and support for NFs such as OpenSea and Rarible. Identification and display of URLs of works in the trading platform, yi ji NFT Gallery, NFT Avatar, NFT red envelope functions, etc. In addition, the current Mask Network ecosystem has covered social, storage, DeFi, DAO, NFT, transaction and privacy fields.
Identity Spruce From “not your keys, not your coins” to “not your keys, not your identity,” digital identity company Spruce is building crypto-native tools to help users manage identities and data across platforms . In September of this year, Spruce won the bid for a project jointly initiated by the Ethereum Foundation (EF) and the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), which enables third-party application technology to be logged in through an Ethereum account.
Recently, Spruce completed a $7.5 million financing led by Ethereal Ventures and Electric Capital. Other investors include BITKRAFT, Coinbase Ventures, Alameda Research, A.Capital Ventures, SV Angel, and Protocol Labs.
LitentryLitentry is the first decentralized cross-chain identity protocol on Polkadot. It is compatible with different DID standards to provide reliable decentralized identity aggregation computing services. In short, it is a cross-chain identity aggregator. As early as 2019, Litentry received Web3 Grants.
In fact, Litentry launched the metaverse identity application My Crypto Profile in August this year, which allows users to display their NFT collections on Twitter by linking their Ethereum identity and Twitter account. The game has also established a metaverse project, The Sandbox, etc. cooperate. It is worth mentioning that Litentry also recently announced to participate in the auction of the first 5 slots of Polkadot, and will reward 20% of the total supply of tokens.
BrightIDBrightID is an anonymous social identity network that solves the problem of identity uniqueness by creating and analyzing social graphs. Users can prove their unique identities to various applications through this platform, and the applications do not need to collect personally identifiable information or communicate with them. Centralized organization cooperation. BrightID has achieved good donation results in the seventh round of donation activities of the open source software funding platform Gitcoin, and has been praised by Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum.
Game AxieInfinityAxie Infinity is a popular P2E game by Yield Guild Games (YGG), a Philippine game guild, and has frequently won the top market transaction volume. Ultrasound.money data shows that since the official launch of EIP-1559, Axie Infinity has destroyed more than 14,000 ETHs, ahead of mainstream applications such as 1inch V3 and Sushiswap. At the same time, Token Terminal also shows that in the past 30 days, Axie Infinity’s revenue has reached 190 million US dollars, ranking second among all blockchains and DApps, second only to Ethereum.
Axie Infinity and other DApp and blockchain revenue comparison sources: Token Terminal It is worth mentioning that Sky Mavis, the Vietnamese developer behind Axie Infinity, has recently completed a $152 million Series B financing. Other well-known investment institutions include Paradigm, Accel, Konvoy Ventures, FTX, Libertus Capital, etc., and the funds will be used for Axie Infinity and Ronin.
IlluviumIlluvium is a decentralized NFT collection and automatic battle game built on Ethereum. The core mechanism is that players capture beasts by fighting monsters and upgrade them, and mint them into NFTs and then transfer them to the trading market for sale. Since Illuvium is integrated with the Layer 2 scalability scheme Immutable-X second layer solution, neither players nor developers need to pay any gas fees for minting or trading NFTs. In April, Illuvium raised $38 million through Balancer LBP. At present, IIlluvium is not yet online, and the public beta version will be launched in the first quarter of 2022.
Alien Worlds Alien Worlds is a space exploration game that provides players with land ownership, deployment tools, soldiers and weapons, and customizable game characters, and integrates DeFi, NFT, Metaverse and DAO, and currently supports Ethereum, WAX and BSC .
Dappradar data shows that Alien Worlds has more than 240,000 users and more than 12 million transactions occur every day.
Treeverse Treeverse is a 2D pixel-style massively multiplayer online game deployed on Ethereum. It was founded by NFT investor Loopify and co-founder Aizea. It aims to become an NFT chat place and social experience game. Treeverse has built-in trading markets, guilds, NPCs, mini-games and pets. During the IPO, Treeverse’s 10,000 block NFTs sold out within 1 hour at 0.125 ETH.
In October of this year, Treeverse completed a seed round at a valuation of $25 million, led by IdeoCo Labs and Animoca Brands, and other investors including SkyVision Capital, Stani Kulechov and Krybharat.
Star Atlas Star Atlas is a Solana-based space multiplayer online metaverse game with similar gameplay to EVE Online. Players are divided into three factions. In a starship battle, the victorious side will receive loot rewards, and some of the assets of the losing side will be randomly destroyed. If the player’s starship is destroyed during the battle, the corresponding assets will also be destroyed.
In January this year, Star Atlas completed a seed round led by Serum and MoonWhale Ventures, of which FTX and Alameda Research are the Serum Foundation’s core ecosystem advisors. In addition, the official website shows that Star Atlas partners include Sino Global Capital, Crypto, Animoca Brands, LD Capital, Yield Guild Games, Solstarter, and Mechanism Capital. Although Star Atlas is not yet online, an alpha version will be released in the first and second quarters of 2022.
The virtual world DecentralandDecentraland is an Ethereum-based metaverse platform managed by the community in the form of a DAO. Users can use their token MANA to create, experience and monetize content, games and applications on this platform, all in a virtual world. completed on the land of three-dimensional space.
According to data from the NFT trading platform Opensea, among all virtual world categories, Decentraland ranks first with sales of over 157,000 ETH.
The Sandbox The Sandbox is a virtual game world under the game developer Animoca Brands. Through the Ethereum-based functional token SAND, players can create and own different game experiences and earn money from them. The Sandbox has achieved a strong “out-of-the-circle” effect by virtue of its cooperation with well-known IPs such as the American TV series “The Walking Dead”, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari and Nubi Dog.
Not long ago, The Sandbox received $93 million in financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, which will be used by the platform to expand beyond gaming into areas such as fashion, architecture and virtual concerts.
According to Opensea data, The Sandbox’s sales exceeded 32,000 ETH, and its holders exceeded 23,000.
CryptovoxelsCryptoVoxels is aAn Ethereum-based metaverse world, similar to MineCraft, where users can build, develop and sell digital assets on the streets using custom pixel monochromatic blocks. Unlike other projects, CryptoVoxels was developed independently by founder and former Decentraland member Ben Nolan. As of November 4th, CryptoVoxels have sold nearly 20,000 ETH.
In October of this year, Cryptovoxels announced that it had supported Facebook logins with 2.7 billion users. Not only that, according to CryptoVoxels officials have also revealed that they are considering supporting Twitter.
Somnium Space Somnium Space is an open and social virtual reality world based on Ethereum launched in 2018. It is committed to applying VR technology to games. The ultimate vision is to become a virtual reality world similar to the one created in the movie “Ready Player One”. In Somnium Space, users can buy land, build or design buildings, and construct or import objects to create shared virtual worlds.
Currently, Somnium Space has moved from scalability solution Loom Network to Matic Network to enhance its scalability.
Matrix World Matrix World is a developed virtual world where users can build 3D immersive applications on multiple blockchains, and NFTs are permanently stored on chains such as Ethereum and Flow. At the same time, Matrix World can provide beacons for the metaverse world, integrate the multiverse space through code, and provide rich scenarios and cooperation resources for the innovation of the metaverse.
Social Friends with BenefitsFriends with Benefits is a private club based on Discord with more than 2,000 members. Joining the organization not only needs to pass strict identity verification (requires written application), but also needs to purchase nearly 10,000 US dollars of tickets, as well as a certain amount of membership. Amount of native token FWB. However, starting in October, Friends with Benefits introduced the concept of city subDAO, and those who are willing can apply for a city membership with a ticket price of $600.
Friends with Benefits has launched a “token-gated events” app, NFT galleries, a Web3-centric editorial business, a virtual music studio, and more, in addition to a series of parties around the world. Recently, a16z announced that it has invested in Friends with Benefit and will guide its next phase of development and will actively participate in governance by empowering key community members.
RallyRally is a creator-driven network where digital creators, crypto influencers, brands, and celebrities can build their own customized personal tokens on the platform. Through personal tokens, creators can be incentivized, and fans can support by purchasing their favorite creator tokens with tokens RLY, and receive unique experiences and content such as limited edition content and merchandise, direct communication and participation in private events, such as Portugal the Man and Twitch streamer Alliestrasza have both issued personal tokens.
DAOYield Guild GamesYield Guild Games is a DAO and gaming guild founded in the Philippines, consisting of players and investors. In Yield Guild Games, all participating members are investors and players. Among them, investors are responsible for the NFT assets of different games in their ecosystem, and lend these assets to game players in the community. Players are responsible for participating in game gold, and the guild surplus is reinvested to purchase virtual assets and land in the game. According to the Yield Guild Game Assets Report in September, the total number of guild students has reached 4,710, and YGG, students and community managers have earned a total of 10.13 million US dollars.
In addition to the red Axie Infinity, Yield Guild Games has also invested in ZED RUN, Star Atlas, Guild of Guardians and Ember Sword. In addition to investing in chain games, Yield Guild Games has completed three rounds of financing this year, in addition to the $1.325 million seed round led by Delphi Digital in March this year, and the $4 million A round led by e-sports fund BITKRAFT in June In addition to the round of financing, in August this year, Yield Guild Games once again completed a $4.6 million Series A financing led by a16z. Other investors include Kingsway Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto and Atelier Ventures.
WHALEWHALE was founded by WhaleShark, one of the largest individual buyers of NFT, and the value of tokens is determined by his own NFT assets such as Gods Unchained and The Sandbox. In addition to being used to purchase NFT works, the token WHALE can also rent real estate or artworks on the chain, participate in voting, and liquid mining.
DeFiXCarnivalXCarinval is a mortgage lending platform for Metaverse assets, providing mortgage lending services including various NFT assets and long-tail assets, providing effective value release for assets with limited liquidity. XCarnival’s first revolutionary time-limited auction and liquidation mechanism is dedicated to building non-standard asset leasing, pawning, and lending businesses, and it also provides a variety of flexible and adjustable synthetic asset templates to help users quickly create financial products to gain profits.
At present, XCarinval has obtained four rounds of security audits by CertiK, and its mainnet has also been launched.
AavegotchiAavagotchi is an NFT digital collectible that combines DeFi. Each Aavegotchi NFT token is both a collectible and an asset that can generate income, and the properties of NFT depend on its value and rarity in the Aavegotchi universe.
On November 2, Aavegotchi’s metaverse game Gotchiverse completed the first round of land auctions, with a bid of about 40.6 million GHSTs worth about $100 million.
VeraVera is an open financial platform that aims to provide decentralized financial functions for NFT assets. Users can use the platform token VERA to obtain financial services such as financing, leasing, financing and asset verification on NFT applications without going through any centralized intermediaries or intermediaries.
In August this year, Vera completed a $3 million seed round led by Animoca Brands. Other investors include OKEx Block Dream Fund, Genesis Block Ventures, Krypital Group, and Shima Capital.
Sports Chiliz Chiliz is a blockchain service provider for the sports and entertainment industry invested by Binance. It aims to help fans and clubs in the traditional sports industry communicate and communicate, and provide sports clubs with fan economic solutions. At present, Chiliz’s partners Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, OG, Heretics, etc. have launched fan tokens. Among them, OG Fan Token (OG), AS Roma Fan Token (ASR), and Atlético de Madrid Fan Token (ATM) have all been listed on Binance.
REVVREVV is the utility token of REVV Motorsport (REV Motorsport), the world’s largest motorsports licensed game platform, and is used as the game currency for various racing games released by Animoca Brands, including REVV Racing, F1? Delta Time and MotoGP? Ignition et al.
Music OpulousOpulous is a music financing platform launched by Ditto Music, one of the world’s largest digital distribution and record labels, which helps music artists get financing directly, bypassing traditional institutions such as banks. In April of this year, British rapper Big Zuu and American musician Taylor Bennett successfully sold most of their unreleased records through the platform in April; An NFT platform releases music NFT works.
Currently, Opulous has raised $6.5 million in financing. Not long ago, Tech Plus (LTP), the blockchain and encryption business unit of Japanese communication giant LINE, also reached a cooperation with Opulous, and the two parties will jointly develop NFT products.
AudiusAudius is a decentralized music sharing and streaming protocol designed to facilitate direct transactions between listeners and creators, enabling everyone to freely distribute, commercialize and stream any audio content. Through the native token AUDIO, users can participate in voting weights, value-added services, etc. Currently, Audius has tracks from well-known music labels such as deadmau5, 3LAU and Zed’s.
In September, Audius raised $5 million from investors including Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Nas, Jason Derulo, Pusha T, Mark Gillespie, and former Sony Music CEO Martin Bandier.
It is worth mentioning that Audius has also reached a cooperation with the short video platform TikTok not long ago, which will allow musicians on the platform to upload and share their works directly to TikTok’s Sound Kit, and musicians can also refer to the follower link on TikTok. Go back to Audius.
RockiRocki is a music streaming service and digital payment ecosystem built on the Binance Smart Chain, aiming to solve the thorny issues of platform playability and participant revenue distribution in the music industry. Rocki has launched two unique music NFTs on the platform, the ERC 721 “Royalty Income Right” NFT and the ERC 1155 “Exclusive Listening Right” NFT.
In October this year, ROCK cooperated with Binance and 1001 Tracklists to launch a $1 million artist relief fund, aiming to help artists affected by the epidemic to carry out artistic creation normally.
Trading platform OpenseaOpensea is the largest NFT trading platform. Users can trade collectibles, art, music, built-in game props and other NFTs at will. According to data from ultrasound.money, as of November 4, Opensea has destroyed more than 94,000 ETHs, ranking first on the list. At the same time, Dappradar data shows that Opensea’s total transaction volume exceeds 10.14 billion US dollars, and the total number of users exceeds 620,000.
In July this year, OpenSea completed a $100 million Series B financing led by a16z, with a post-investment valuation of $1.5 billion.
RaribleRarible is an NFT exchange and minting platform running on Ethereum that allows any user to create and sell digital collectibles without coding skills. And users can mint coins, buy and sell digital collectibles through Rarible without any coding skills. The token RARI launched by Rarible can be used for platform upgrade voting, work management and auditing, etc.
Dappradar data shows that Rarible’s total transaction volume reached 260 million US dollars, and the total number of users exceeded 83,000.
EthernityChainEthernity Chain is an NFT charity platform chain dedicated to exploring the world of digital art through NFT and providing opportunities to participate in charity and social welfare. So far, players including football king Pele, Muhammad Ali, Lionel Messi, Messi, and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal have all issued NFTs on the platform.
Commercial HighstreetHighstreet is a commercial metaverse platform created by computer vision-based VR retail company LumiereVR, which aims to create a shopify game experience for brands, allowing brands to establish a sense of presence in the MMORP world. Through direct integration with existing e-commerce systems, players can purchase physical products to use in-game or choose to redeem items purchased in Highstreet in real life.
In August, Highstreet closed a $5 million funding round from Mechanism Capital, NGC Ventures, Palm Drive Capital, Cherubic Ventures, Jump Trading, GBV, Panony, and Shima Capital; in October, Highstreet again secured Binance Labs and Animoca Brands Lead the second seed round of strategic investment.
AR/VROVROVR is committed to creating the first open source AR metaverse platform based on the Ethereum blockchain, called “Pokémon Go Evolution”, aiming to become the AR/VR for anyone who wants to create or explore geolocation The preferred spatial web reference platform for content. OVR divides the real Earth into 1.6 trillion hexagons of land, each representing 300 square meters, which can be auctioned, traded or leased in a decentralized manner.
BloktopiaBloktopia is a virtual reality metaverse project based on Polygon. By using a 3D creation engine to build a skyscraper with a total of 21 floors in the virtual reality world, the visualization effect greatly improves the user experience, and people can experience it on different floors Immersive content, mainly including learning and education, monetization, games and content creation, etc. The reason why Bloktopia chose the number “21” is to commemorate 21 million bitcoins.
In September this year, Bloktopia completed a $4.2 million private equity round led by Animoca Brands, with other investors including Anti Fund, Polygon, Bitboy, Wendy-O, X21, GenBlock, AU21 and Avalanche et al.
Storage/rendering Arweave Arweave is a blockchain-based file storage protocol with one-time payment and permanent storage of files. The core principle is redundant and repeated decentralized storage to form a snapshot of the contract state.
Viewblock data shows that the storage data of blockchain storage protocol Arweave reached 7.91 TB in October, a record high, an increase of more than 79.3% compared with September, and a three-month surge of more than 10 compared with 708.21 GB in August. times. At the same time, the number of transfers on the Arweave chain in October also reached 3,792,650, a significant increase of 43% compared to the 2,650,759 transactions in September, simultaneously hitting a record high.
FilecoinIPFS is an open source decentralized network protocol designed to provide a decentralized addressing method supplement to the traditional centralized HTTP. Filecoin is an economic layer on top of IPFS to incentivize nodes to host IPFS data.
Not long ago, Filecoin founder Juan Benet revealed at the Wanxiang Blockchain Summit that Filecoin has reached 12 EiB bytes and has 3,362 nodes worldwide. At the same time, there are currently more than 6,500 customers storing more than 6.5 million NFTs in NFT STORAGE.
RNDR Network RNDR Network is a completely decentralized network under OTOY, an authoritative cloud rendering company in the United States. It consists of artists and GPU (graphics processing unit) computing power providers. It aims to become the computing and technology that brings a new generation of 3D and holographic media to the public infrastructure. RNDR Network is building two types of infrastructure: the first is decentralized GPU computing; the second is technical protocols and products in 3D, holographic media and NFT.
Since this year, the RNDR network has completed nearly 250,000 rendering tasks, and creators and artists in the ecosystem have generated over $500 million in cumulative NFT sales. Among them, among the first batch of RNDR archive projects of RNDR Network, there are many high-quality works such as DC, Marvel legendary cartoonist Alex Ross, famous digital artist Beeple and “Star Trek” creator Gene Rodenberg.
作为加密猫、NBA Top Shot等热门链游背后的开发团队Dapper Labs专为游戏打造的区块链平台，Flow以快速和低成本交易等优势吸引了很多合作方，包括NFL、UFC、华纳音乐、NBA和Ubisoft等世界顶级品牌。同时，Flow也被a16z,、Coinbase Ventures、DCG、USV 等知名投资机构投资。发展至今的Flow已吸引超650家公司，覆盖艺术、时尚、藏品、DeFi、游戏和体育等诸多领域，且2021年建立在Flow上的项目已筹集超7亿美元。值得一提的是，Dapper Labs不久前还完成了Coatue领投的2.5亿美元融资，估值高达76亿美元。
此外，Flow和Dapper Labs还在元宇宙项目Matrix World上各申领了108块土地，以建立虚拟总部。
Enjin的愿景是为玩家打造游戏多元宇宙。早期的Enjin是为游戏玩家提供网站创建和托管服务的公司，后推出了首个 NFT创作平台，并将代币ENJ作为其铸造NFT的原材料。同时，Enjin CTO Witek Radomski还创建了具有半同质化特性的ERC-1155代币标准。
Enjin开发的Efinity则是一个建立在波卡网络上可拓展的NFT跨链网络，用户可在链上铸造和交易 NFT。11月4日，Enjin宣布成立 1 亿美元 Efinity Metaverse 基金，该基金旨在支持 Enjin 和 Efinity 开发者建设元宇宙，将对Enjin生态、元宇宙、链游、去中心化基础设施、NFT DApps，以及更多开拓性项目提供支持。
Ronin是专门为链游龙头项目Axie Infinity于2020年底构建的以太坊侧链，由验证者运营的POA网络，验证者由该游戏核心开发工作室Sky Mavis任命。区块需要获得三分之二的验证者的批准才能获得批准。验证者负责编写和验证区块，更新价格语言机，并处理往返于Ronin的资产（ETH、ERC20和ERC721）的存放和转移过程等事务。其中，首批验证者包括育碧、币安、Animoca Brands和Nonfungible等。目前，Ronin已上线主网。
Rangers Protocol是由链游发行商MixMarvel孵化，集成了跨链、NFT和EVM协议，旨在为DApp和资产提供与多条不同链（已支持以太坊、BSC和Tron等）进行无摩擦交互的功能，成为元宇宙的区块链基础架构。此前大火的HyperDragons Rocket Arena和HyperSnakes等项目均采用了Rangers Protocol。目前，Rangers Protocol已正式上线测试网，如固定利率借贷协议BlueStone已成功迁移。
今年6月，Rangers Protocol以6300万美元估值完成了融资，投资者包括Framework Ventures、Alameda Research、Hashkey Capital和饿了么前联合创始人等。
Mask Network是一个帮助用户从Web2.0无缝过渡到Web3.0的门户，允许用户在传统社交巨头的平台上，无缝发送加密信息、加密货币，甚至是去中心化应用（比如 DeFi 、NFT 和 DAO）。
目前，Mask Network已在推特上实现了无缝发布加密推文、支持BSC和Polygon等多链、收发加密红包、Gitcoin捐赠、接入Uniswap、SushiSwap和QuickSwap等DEX、支持对OpenSea、Rarible等NF交易平台内作品URLs的识别和展示，yi ji NFT Gallery、 NFT Avatar、NFT红包功能等。此外，当前Mask Network生态已涵盖社交、存储、DeFi、DAO、NFT、交易和隐私等领域。
近日，Spruce完成了Ethereal Ventures和 Electric Capital领投的750万美元融资，其他投资方包括BITKRAFT、Coinbase Ventures、Alameda Research、A.Capital Ventures、SV Angel和Protocol Labs等。
Litentry是波卡上的首个去中心化跨链身份协议，能兼容不同的DID标准提供可靠的去中心化身份聚合计算服务，简单来说就是跨链身份聚合器。早在2019 年，Litentry就拿到了Web3 Grants。
实际上，Litentry今年8月推出了元宇宙身份应用My Crypto Profile，通过关联以太坊身份与推特账户让用户在推特上展示自己的NFT藏品，该游戏还与元宇宙项目The Sandbox等建立了合作。值得一提的是，近期Litentry还宣布参与波卡前5个插槽拍卖，并将代币总供应量的20%作为奖励。
Axie Infinity是一款菲律宾游戏公会Yield Guild Games（YGG）带火的P2E游戏，并频摘市场交易额桂冠。ultrasound.money数据显示，自EIP-1559正式上线后，Axie Infinity销毁了超1.4万枚ETH，领先于1inch V3、Sushiswap等主流应用。同时，Token Terminal也显示，过去30天，Axie Infinity的收入达1.9亿美元，在所有区块链和DApp中排名第二，仅次于以太坊。
Axie Infinity与其他DApp和区块链收入对比 来源：Token Terminal
值得一提的是，Axie Infinity背后的越南开发商Sky Mavis近期还完成了1.52亿美元 B轮融资，其他知名投资机构包括Paradigm、Accel、Konvoy Ventures、FTX、Libertus Capital等，而该笔资金将被用于Axie Infinity和Ronin。
Illuvium是基于以太坊构建的去中心化NFT集合与自动战斗游戏，核心机制在于玩家通过打怪升级来捕获野兽，并将其铸造成NFT再转至交易市场中进行出售。由于Illuvium与Layer 2可扩展性方案Immutable-X第二层解决方案进行了集成，因此玩家和开发者均无需为铸造或交易NFT支付任何Gas费。今年4月，Illuvium通过Balancer LBP筹集到了3800万美元。目前，目前IIlluvium尚未上线，将于2022年一季度推出公测版本。
Treeverse 是一款部署于以太坊上的2D像素风的大型多人线上游戏，由NFT投资者Loopify 和联合创始人Aizea创立，旨在成为NFT聊天场所，将社交体验游戏。Treeverse内置了交易市场、公会、NPC、小游戏和宠物等玩法。在首次公开发售中，Treeverse的10,000枚地块NFT以0.125 ETH的价格在1小时之内就全部售罄。
今年10月，Treeverse以2500万美元估值完成种子轮融资，IdeoCo Labs和Animoca Brands领投，其他投资者包括SkyVision Capital、Stani Kulechov和Krybharat等。
Star Atlas是一款基于Solana的太空多人在线元宇宙游戏，玩法与EVE Online相似。玩家共分为三个阵营，在星舰交战中，胜利方可获得战利品奖励，失败方的部分资产将被随机销毁。如果玩家的星舰在战斗过程中被摧毁，那么对应的资产也将会被销毁。
今年1月，Star Atlas完成了由Serum和MoonWhale Ventures领投的种子轮融资，其中FTX和Alameda Research是Serum基金会的核心生态系统顾问。此外，官网显示，Star Atlas的合作伙伴还包括Sino Global Capital、Crypto、Animoca Brands、LD Capital、Yield Guild Games、Solstarter和Mechanism Capital等。虽然Star Atlas尚未上线，但将会在2022年第一、二季度发布Alpha版本。
The Sandbox是游戏开发商Animoca Brands旗下的虚拟游戏世界，通过基于以太坊的功能型代币SAND，玩家可以创建和拥有不同的游戏体验，并从中获得收益。The Sandbox凭借着与美剧《行尸走肉》、蓝精灵、爱心熊市、雅达利和努比狗等知名IP的合作，取得了很强的“出圈”效果。
不久前，The Sandbox获得了由软银Vision Fund 2领投的9300万美元融资，这笔资金将被该平台用于拓展游戏外的时尚、建筑和虚拟音乐会等领域。
CryptoVoxels 是一个基于以太坊的元宇宙世界，类似于《MineCraft》，用户可使用自定义的像素单色块在街道上建造、开发和销售数字资产。与其他项目不同，CryptoVoxels是由创始人、前Decentraland成员Ben Nolan独立开发。截至11月4日，CryptoVoxels的销售额已近2万枚ETH。
Somnium Space 是2018年推出的一个基于以太坊的开放且社会化的虚拟现实世界，致力于将VR技术应用到游戏中，最终愿景是成为类似于电影《头号玩家》中所营造的虚拟现实世界。在Somnium Space中，用户可以购买土地、建造或设计建筑，构建或导入对象以创建共享的虚拟世界。
Matrix World是一个开发的虚拟世界，用户可在多条区块链之上构建3D沉浸式应用，NFT则在以太坊和Flow等链上永久保存。同时，Matrix World能够为元宇宙世界提供信标，通过代码融合多元宇宙空间，为元宇宙的创新提供丰富的场景和合作资源。
Friends with Benefits
Friends with Benefits是一个基于Discord有着逾2000名会员的私人俱乐部，加入该组织不仅要通过严格的身份审核（需书面申请），还需购买近1万美金的门票，以及需持有一定量的原生代币 FWB。不过，从10月份开始，Friends with Benefits引入城市subDAO概念，有意愿者可以600美元的门票价格申请成为城市会员。
Friends with Benefits除了推出了世界各地的一系列派对外，还推出了“token-gated events”应用程序、NFT 画廊、以 Web3 为中心的编辑业务、虚拟音乐工作室等。近期，a16z宣布投资了Friends with Benefit，并将为其下一阶段发展提供指导，并将通过授权关键社区成员积极参与治理。
Rally是一个创作者驱动网络，数字创作者、加密影响者、品牌和名人可在平台上建立自己定制化的个人代币。通过个人代币，创作者可以获得激励，粉丝则可通过使用代币RLY购买喜爱的创作者代币进行支持，并获得限量版内容和商品、直接交流和参与私人活动等独特体验和内容，如Portugal the Man乐队和Twitch主播Alliestrasza都已发行了个人代币。
Yield Guild Games
Yield Guild Games是个成立于菲律宾、由玩家和投资者组成的DAO和游戏公会。在Yield Guild Games中，所有参与成员均为为投资者和玩家。其中，投资者负责其生态系统中不同游戏的NFT资产，并将这些资产出借给社区的游戏玩家，玩家负责参与游戏打金，公会盈余又被再进行投资以购买游戏内的虚拟资产与土地。根据Yield Guild Game 9月资产报告，公会学员总数量达4710个，YGG、学员以及社区经理累计赚取了1013万美元。
除了带红Axie Infinity外，Yield Guild Games还投资了ZED RUN、Star Atlas、Guild of Guardians和Ember Sword等。除了投资链游外，Yield Guild Games今年完成了三轮融资，除了今年3月完成由Delphi Digital领投的132.5万美元种子轮中，以及6月获得由电子竞技基金BITKRAFT领投的400万美元A轮融资外，今年8月，Yield Guild Games再次完成a16z领投的460万美元A轮融资，其他投资者包括Kingsway Capital、Infinity Ventures Crypto和Atelier Ventures等。
WHALE是由NFT最大个人买家之一WhaleShark创立，代币价值维度由其本人持有的Gods Unchained、The Sandbox等NFT资产。代币WHALE除了可被用于购买NFT作品外，还可租用链上房产或艺术品、参与投票、流动性挖矿等。
Aavagotchi是一个结合DeFi的NFT数字收藏品，每一枚 Aavegotchi NFT 代币既是收藏品，也是能够产生收益的资产，而NFT 的属性取决于其在 Aavegotchi宇宙中的价值和稀有性。
11月2日，Aavegotchi的元宇宙游戏 Gotchiverse完成第一轮土地拍卖，竞价数额约4060 万枚GHST，价值约1亿美元。
今年8月，Vera完成了由Animoca Brands领投的300万美元种子轮融资，其他投资机构包括OKEx Block Dream Fund、Genesis Block Ventures、Krypital Group和Shima Capital等。
Chiliz是一家币安投资的面向体育和娱乐产业的区块链服务提供商，旨在帮助传统体育行业内的粉丝和俱乐部的交流和沟通，为体育俱乐部提供粉丝经济化方案。目前，Chiliz的合作伙伴巴塞罗那、尤文图斯、巴黎圣日耳曼、AC米兰、OG、Heretics战队等，并已推出了粉丝代币。其中，如OG Fan Token（OG）、AS Roma Fan Token（ASR）、和Atlético de Madrid Fan Token（ATM）等均已上线币安。
REVV是拥有全球最大的赛车运动的授权许可的游戏平台REVV Motorsport（REV赛车运动)）的实用型代币，被用作Animoca Brands发布的多款赛车游戏的游戏货币，包括包括REVV Racing、F1® Delta Time和MotoGP™Ignition等。
Opulous是由全球最大的数字分销和唱片公司之一Ditto Music推出的音乐融资平台，帮助音乐艺术家绕过银行等传统机构直接获得融资。今年4月，4月，英国说唱歌手Big Zuu和美国音乐人Taylor Bennett分别通过该平台成功出售了未发行唱片的大部分股份；6月，Opulous还与知名音乐人Lil Yachty和Kyle等合作在币安NFT平台发行音乐NFT作品。
目前，Opulous已获得650万美元融资。而在不久前，日本通讯巨头LINE旗下的区块链及加密业务部门Tech Plus (LTP) 还与Opulous达成合作，双方将共同开发NFT产品。
今年9月，Audius获得500万美元融资，投资者包括Katy Perry、The Chainsmokers、Nas、Jason Derulo、Pusha T、Mark Gillespie和前索尼音乐CEO Martin Bandier等。
值得一提的是，Audius不久前还与短视频平台TikTok达成了合作，将允许平台上音乐人将作品直接上传并分享至TikTok的Sound Kit，同时音乐人还可以将TikTok上的关注者链接引回 Audius。
Rocki是一个基于币安智能链搭建的音乐流媒体服务和数字支付生态系统，旨在解决音乐行业棘手的平台可玩性和参与者收益分配问题。Rocki在平台上推出了两个独特的音乐NFT ERC 721“版税收入权”NFT 和 ERC 1155“独家收听权”NFT。
Ethernity Chain是一个 NFT慈善平台链，致力于通过 NFT 探索数字艺术世界，并提供参与慈善事业、社会公益的机会。至今为止，其中包括球王贝利、穆罕默德·阿里、莱昂内尔·梅西、梅西、前NBA球员奥尼尔等均在平台发行了NFT。
今年8月，Highstreet完成了由Mechanism Capital、NGC Ventures、Palm Drive Capital、Cherubic Ventures、 Jump Trading、GBV、Panony和Shima Capital等投资的500万美元融资；今年10月，Highstreet再次获得Binance Labs和Animoca Brands领投的第二笔种子轮战略投资。
今年9月，Bloktopia完成Animoca Brands领投的420万美元私募轮融资，其他投资者包括Anti Fund、Polygon、Bitboy 、Wendy-O、X21、GenBlock、AU21和Avalanche等。
Viewblock数据显示，10月份区块链存储协议Arweave的存储数据达7.91 TB，创下历史新高，相比9月份环比大增逾79.3%，相比8月份的708.21 GB更是三个月暴增超10倍。与此同时，10月份Arweave链上转账数量也达到3792650笔，相比9月份的2650759笔大幅增加43%，同步创下历史新高。
不久前，Filecoin创始人Juan Benet在万向区块链峰会上透露，目前Filecoin已达到12个EiB字节，全球范围内有3362个节点。同时，目前有超过6500个客户在NFT STORAGE存储了650多万个NFT。
RNDR Network是美国权威云渲染公司OTOY旗下完全去中心化的网络，由艺术家和GPU（图形处理单元）算力提供者组成，旨在成为将新一代3D和全息媒体推向大众的计算和科技基础设施。RNDR Network正搭建两类基础设施：第一类是去中心化GPU计算；第二类是技术协议以及3D、全息媒体和NFT方面的产品。
自今年以来，RNDR网络完成的渲染任务接近25万件，生态系统中的创作者和艺术家们创造了超过5亿美元的累计NFT销售额。其中，RNDR Network首批RNDR档案库项目中，不乏—DC、漫威传奇漫画家Alex Ross、著名数字艺术家Beeple和《星际迷航》创作者吉恩·罗登伯等优质作品。