Starcoin & Move build Metaverse infrastructure
Move’s Resource is born NFT with good security, so Starcoin & Move is a safe and secure meta-universe infrastructure.
In 2018, the movie “Top Gun” was released, and the Oasis game in the show showed us the meta-universe concept of the game, where people can do almost anything in the game, with diversified and immersive content, which set off a craze for VR and AR after the release of the movie. in April 2020, Travis Scott held an online virtual concert in the game “Fortnite”. More than 12 million people were attracted and attended, and in this month, the handheld installation of “Fortnite” grew by 6 million and drew up to $44 million. 2021 March, GreenPark Sports reached an agreement with the NBA and received $14 million in financing, the company created a virtual space available for fans to watch NBA ball games together. 2021 September Before and after that, Byte Jumping contributed $9 billion to acquire VR company Pico, laying out the meta-universe. Before that Facebook, Nvidia, Microsoft, Epic Games, Tencent, NetEase and other companies also joined the meta-universe concept layout in various ways. With the continuous maturity of VR, AR, blockchain, artificial intelligence and other technologies, the discussion of the meta-universe concept became hotter and hotter, and major companies began to gradually make efforts, the meta-universe seems to be really coming, but many people still don’t What is the metaverse? What elements does it include? What does it have to do with blockchain technology? Then we will explore the concept of metaverse together.
The word “ Metaverse” consists of the prefix “ meta” (meaning transcendent) and the stem “ verse” (derived by reverse construction from The term “metaverse” is composed of the prefix “meta” (meaning beyond) and the stem “verse” (derived from “universe” by reverse construction); it is often used to describe the concept of future iterations of the Internet, consisting of persistent, shared 3D virtual spaces connected to a perceptible virtual universe. The meta-universe in a broad sense refers not only to the virtual world, but also to the entire Internet, including the entire scope of augmented reality.
Origin of the Metaverse
The term was coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, in which humans, as avatars, interact with each other and software clients in a three-dimensional virtual space that uses real-world simulations. Stephenson used the term to describe a virtual reality-based successor to the Internet. Metaverse-like concepts appeared early in the cyberpunk fiction genre under various names, dating as far back as the 1981 middle grade novel Real Names. In an afterword to Snow Crash, Stephenson said that after completing the novel, he learned about Habitat , a massively multiplayer online role-playing game similar to the metaverse.
Understanding the Metaverse
- What is a metaverse
The metaverse is a huge concept, in a nutshell it is a parallel digital world that can be composed of a mixture of software, hardware, Internet, mobile network, IoT, AI, VR, AR, MR, smart wearable devices, IPFS, blockchain, etc. Through the organic combination of these technologies and some technologies that will emerge in the future, the metaverse is not a real universe, it exists in the Internet, enhances the existing ecology and may create a whole new ecology.
2. Elements of the Metaverse
Roblox, the pioneer of metaverse games, has proposed eight elements for the metaverse: identity, friends, immersion, low latency, diversity, anywhere, economic system, and civilization.
●Identity: the ability to acquire a virtual identity
●Friends: can be socialized
●Immersion: the ability to process visual and other perceptual data in the same way as in a real environment
●Low latency: any event in the metaverse happens simultaneously
●Diversity: Multiple and differentiated content can be provided
●Local: access to the metaverse is possible anytime, anywhere
●Economy system: trade using the economy system in the metaverse
●Civilization: virtual digital civilization can be built through player interaction
The metaverse can display the virtual world through VR, AR, MR, etc. while using wearable smart devices for interaction to provide a high level of immersion. By using communication means such as 5G, Wifi6 and with multi-platform can make users enter the metaverse anytime and anywhere. The private key of blockchain for authentication and transaction can make users integrate into the metaverse, and the construction of civilization can also be created and decentralized community management using blockchain, which can make civilization sustainable in the long run. Since most of the elements of the metaverse are stored in the blockchain, data changes in one node will be transmitted to all nodes within seconds, thus also ensuring the low latency of the metaverse.
3. The most important elements of the metaverse
For the whole metaverse, the most important element is the “economic system”, because the concept of metaverse needs socialization and resource flow, just like the real world, there is an economic system in almost any game, for example, there is an economic system in the web farm to steal vegetables and grow vegetables, using gold to buy seeds, fertilizers and sell the results for gold, for example, in King of Glory hand game, using gold to buy But in the concept of metaverse, the transaction can happen not only between players and the system but also between players and players, and players can freely trade items, which means the economic system of metaverse needs a safe and stable medium of transaction, as well as an identity and safe asset management, which are the advantages of blockchain.
Starcoin and metaverse
- Move language helps Metaverse
The development of blockchain technology can be said to have started with Bitcoin, a decentralized transaction system that used Turing’s incomplete scripting language as a contract language, with the aim of solving the problem of proving the attribution of funds, and peer-to-peer transactions. In the following years Vitalik Buterin received inspiration from Bitcoin and launched the Ether project, on which he provided a Turing-complete scripting language to allow users to build smart contracts that could be arbitrarily defined, but as decentralized applications developed, more and more contract vulnerabilities were discovered, such as the Poly Network project, which was hacked and transferred a large amount of money due to contract vulnerabilities, and many other projects. The Move contract language on Starcoin can reduce errors in development, and the Move language’s “move transfer” feature also allows resources such as Tokens or NFTs to be transferred between accounts by transferring them, so that there will be no increase in issuance due to resources being copied and transferred and then forgetting to release the body. The problem of Token or NFT being minted and incremented can also be controlled in the Move language through the “minting ability” to ensure that only those who have the “minting ability” can increment, others do not have access to the above features Starcoin can safely protect trading assets.
2. NFT help Metaverse
Starcoin’s core concept is “resource-oriented programming”, Starcoin has a secure, combinable NFT protocol, which enables Starcoin’s standard NFT protocol is very flexible and can be adapted to different NFT scenarios. For more information about Starcoin’s NFT content, please click on the “NFT Protocol” link at the end of this article or directly. Starcoin’s standard NFT protocol and other protocols can be combined to safely create a variety of NFT with practical significance, such as NFT issued in Starcoin can be used as a membership card, vouchers, etc., art NFT collection can also be safely collected, Starcoin’s StarMask plug-in wallet supports NFT preview, you can convenient to view the NFT already owned.
3. Asset management helps Metaverse
When different meta-universes are in Starcoin, it is even possible for different meta-universes to have the same costumes and attributes. This is different from traditional games, which need to re-upgrade, collect equipment, accumulate resources, etc. When the era of metaverse really comes, the economic system established on Starcoin can be mapped by assets on different applications, so that resources on other applications can be displayed and used on the new application.
4. Flexible layered structure to help Metaverse
Starcoin supports the concept of layering. In the first layer of the network, Starcoin mainly builds “value precipitation” and “value empowerment”, which can be reflected by “PoW consensus”, “on-chain governance”, “state billing”, and “Move contract language”, while for the popular and future-oriented metaverse concept Starcoin’s second layer network hopes to unify such as state channel, Rollup, and sidechain. These features make Starcoin suitable for the metaverse and can continue to empower it. At the same time, as the metaverse continues to improve, Starcoin’s on-chain governance can flexibly make different proposals to upgrade and improve Starcoin, and truly achieve a secure new generation of layered smart contracts and distributed financial networks at all times.
NFT Related Protocols
Starcoin’s NFT protocol introduction: https://starcoin.org/zh/developer/protocols/starcoin_nft/
NFT implementation and extension protocol SIP22: https://github.com/starcoinorg/sips/blob/master/sip-22/index.zh.md
NFT implementation code: https://github.com/starcoinorg/starcoin/blob/master/vm/stdlib/modules/NFT.move