The immersive social experience platform now allows users to create unique member profiles and introduce their owned NFTs into Topia’s virtual worlds.
Topia, a platform of interactive digital worlds that unites content creation, social networking, and live events, announced two new features on Wednesday: support for both verified NFTs and the creation of unique user profiles across its metaverse.
Additionally, the brand announced an investment from Thirty Five Ventures, which follows a previous seed round earlier this year led by Bonfire Ventures and Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six.
“The emergence of NFTs represents a major milestone for Web3, decentralized technology, and the interoperable creator economy. Until now, it has been challenging to showcase NFTs in real-time social experiences online. We wanted to replicate the ability to socialize around art, as you would in our home, at a gallery, or museum,” said Topia CEO and co-founder Daniel Liebeskind in an official release.
Additionally, the new functionalities permit users to create custom non-fungible token galleries inside Topia’s worlds, both individually or collaboratively with other users, by connecting their Ethereum wallets directly to their Topia accounts. It all serves to reimagine the ways in which people build communities and share experiences with one another.
“Decentralized databases are great for creators, who get to add assets to a shared public backend and leave it up to platforms like Topia to build interoperable frontends that increase the value of their creations,” Liebeskind said.
Topia, a free platform that launched in April 2020, is home to hundreds of live, virtual events on a weekly basis — some with thousands of participants each.
“Since founding Topia two years ago, we’ve been on a mission to empower the creation of social experiences for real-time connection and play. Verified NFTs and owner profiles represent our commitment to the growing interoperable metaverse and enable Topia world-builders to create hybrid on-chain, off-chain social experiences that showcase NFTs and are accessible to everyone,” said Liebeskind.