Blockchain company rolls out new metaverse platform that features video call technology

Dunamu, South Korea’s leading blockchain business, has created a new metaverse platform featuring video call features to help blur the lines between online and offline locations. 

Users can use avatars to travel anywhere, and when avatars get close enough, video calls are established. On PCs, an open beta service will be accessible starting November 30.

“2ndblock,” according to Dunamu, is South Korea’s first metaverse platform that uses video transmission technology to maximize real-world scalability. 

Socializing in the metaverse

A metaverse is a virtual environment accessible by smartphones, computers, and virtual reality headsets. A customized character known as an “avatar” is used to represent each user.

Users can hold real-time meetings in a virtual place called “block.” They can open several blocks for private gatherings, university lectures, and corporate meetings, depending on their concept and purpose. 

The platform’s loudspeaker capability can be used to organize and showcase music performances in public.

Anyone may simply operate their avatars and explore the virtual environment because 2ndblock uses a 2D-based user interface. 

It is simple enough for anyone to understand without any further learning or sophisticated procedures, and even those who are unfamiliar with digital devices may enjoy it thanks to the basic use techniques. 

A block can hold up to 1,000 people. Anyone can organize an open meeting and ask other members to attend.

2ndblock has a total of 20 avatars, as well as five pre-designed blocks for each purpose, such as party rooms and auditoriums. 

Individual users can customize their spaces using six own blocks. In four public blocks, several people can congregate to speak or play games together. 

Hybe partners with Dunamu

Users can log in using their Google, Kakao, Apple, or Facebook accounts without having to create a new account.

In the first half of 2022, Dunamu plans to begin the platform’s formal service. 2ndblock will have its own mobile app. 

Entertainment and other firms have invested in the startup recognized for its nonfungible token (NFT) technology. 

Hybe, the agency of K-pop sensation BTS, formed a joint venture with Dunamu in early November to turn artists’ intellectual property into digital assets that can be shown and exchanged in fan communities.


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