To many the metaverse is just a hype. But, metaverse is hype that just can’t be ignored because many global companies and tech giants entering the metaverse. So, I think you too don’t want to get left behind and want to enter the metaverse?
You can enter the metaverse through the android, iOS devices and web browser you use today. But above that you must have some other things like a crypto wallet, tokens etc. There are some steps required to follow which are explained in this post.
In this post, I bring you step by step guide to enter the metaverse. But at first, I will walk you through some terms and basic requirements if you need to enter the metaverse. After that I will explain a 5 step by step guide to enter the metaverse.
- HOW TO ENTER THE METAVERSE?
- REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER METAVERSE
- STEPS TO ENTER THE METAVERSE
HOW TO ENTER THE METAVERSE?
Maybe a decade ago, while you were still getting hooked to the idea of mobile phones, I am pretty sure you couldn’t imagine that the idea of communication in the virtual world would be possible.
You might have wondered what would replace today’s mobile phones and Internet. The answer is the Metaverse. For the folks who have not heard this buzzword, I have explained the metaverse in many of my posts. But still I will explain it in the next section.
Many of you must be intrigued by all the metaverse projects announced by big global companies and companies like Nike, Adidas, JP Morgan, Sasmung, HTC, etc entering the metaverse.
Multiple characters (avatars) from different words can co-exist, explore, play, socialize and even work in the metaverse. This makes the metaverse so fascinating.
You are seeing and hearing the inception of a fully functional virtual universe happening right before our eyes. This fully functional virtual universe is dubbed as the metaverse. You can get a good concept of metaverse from the following blog articles topics.
ENTER THE METAVERSE
So, now the big question is how to enter the metaverse? The answer is simple but complex to understand presently due to its evolving nature. Right now to enter the metaverse you need the following things.
- Some requirements to enter the metaverse
- Steps to follow to enter the metaverse
The requirements and steps to follow to enter the metaverse is discussed in detailed in the section to come.
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER METAVERSE
Anybody can enter the metaverse anytime and from anywhere in the world. But there are 2 requirements to enter the metaverse as listed below.
- Hardware Requirement
- Software Requirement
HARDWARE REQUIREMENT TO ENTER THE METAVERSE
For anyone to enter the metaverse you need hardware. You can’t enter the metaverse through the thin air at least as of now. So, you need some kind of hardware.
Don’t worry you don’t need to buy new hardware so have a taste of metaverse. You can enter the metaverse through your mobile phones or PC/Laptop you already have.
If you want to have an immersive experience of the metaverse you can do so. The immersive technologies will enable you to have an immersive experience of the metaverse. You can buy VR/AR headset to enter the metaverse that will be fully immersive.
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT TO ENTER THE METAVERSE [MUST]
To run any hardware you need software. So, as of now most of the metaverse platforms available do support the following.
Metaverse apps are available for mobile phones and tablets running iOS and Android. You can also enter the metaverse through your web browser. Some metaverse platforms offer standalone software for Windows OS and Mac OS.
STEPS TO ENTER THE METAVERSE
You have follow simple 5 steps in order to enter the metaverse. The steps are listed below
- Choosing A Metaverse Platform
- Crypto Wallet
- Buying Native Token Of Metaverse
- Personalization Of Digital Representation
- Buying Digital Assets
Each steps is explained in details
#1. CHOOSING A METAVERSE PLATFORM
Many metaverse platforms are coming now and then. Most of the new metaverse platforms are mostly in the form of play-to-earn (P2E) games.
But metaverse is not only for gaming, you can do everything as you do in the physical world. Here is a blog post about the things you can do in metaverse.
Basically there are 2 kinds of metaverse. They are
- Closed Metaverse (Centralized Metaverse) like Roblox, Fortnite, Facebook Horizon, etc
- Open Metaverse (Decentralized Metaverse) like Decentraland, The Sandbox, Axie Infinity, etc
You can know more in detail about the type of metaverse from here.
It would be wise to choose open metaverse or decentralized metaverse as all the big companies are rushing into decentralized metaverse. All the digital assets are fully yours in an decentralized metaverse.
DIFFERENT METAVERSE PLATFORM
In this section I will list the major Metaverse platform available as of now. This list will get updated now and then.
|Open Metaverse (Decentralized Metaverse)||Closed Metaverse (Centralized Metaverse)|
|The Sandbox||Facebook Horizon|
|My Neighbor Alice||Microsoft Metaverse|
#2. CRYPTO WALLET (LOG IN TO ENTER THE METAVERSE)
You have created a login account to enter any metaverse. The login account differs depending on the types of metaverse you are going to use.
For a Closed Metaverse like Roblox, Fortnite, etc you have to create an account using your name and email. After that you can enter the metaverse using the username and password only.
But for Open Metaverse, you just have to have a crypto wallet like metamask, wallet connect, phantom, etc. The crypto wallet acts as a loin id.
So, basically to enter the metaverse you need to connect your crypto wallet like metamask to the metaverse platform. You can read this blog post about what MetaMask is used for other than a crypto wallet.
DIFFERENT CRYPTO WALLET FOR METAVERSE
Some of the popular crypto wallets you need to enter the metaverse are listed below.
SUPPORT OF CRYPTO WALLET BY DIFFERENT METAVERSE PLATFORM
In this section I will list the crypto wallet supported by some of the major metaverse platform I have listed above.
|Metaverse Platform||Crypto Wallet Supported|
|Decentraland||Metamask, Formatic, WalletConnect|
|Axie Infinity||Ronin Wallet|
|Illuvium||Metamask, Trust Wallet, Formatic, Portis , Torus, Coinbase wallet, Wallet Connect|
|My Neighbor Alice||Metamask|
So, MetaMask is common for all of them and the most popular wallet till date.
#3. BUYING NATIVE TOKEN OF METAVERSE
Now, you have a crypto wallet. The next thing is to buy some native token or in metaverse currency of the metaverse platform you have chosen. But where you have to understand some basic thing about buying cryptocurrency or tokens.
The native token is essential to buy digital assets to do anything in the metaverse, Using this token you can buy anything in the metaverse platform you choose. Some metaverse platforms provide free digital assets and some don’t. In the next section I will list the native token of some metaverse platform
NATIVE TOKEN OF METAVERSE PLATFORM
You will need native token to enter the metaverse. Each metaverse platform has its own native token built on any blockchain technology. I will list them for your ready reference.
|Metaverse Platform||Native Token|
|Axie Infinity||AXE, SLP|
|My Neighbor Alice||ALICE|
#4. PERSONALIZATION OF DIGITAL REPRESENTATION
You are known by your name and appearance in this physical world. The same is for any digital world or virtual world. You need a digital representation in the metaverse like your twitter handle in twitter , name in your Facebook profile, etc.
The digital representation in the metaverse is known as avatar. You have to have an avatar in order to enter any metaverse platform. You have to follow the metaverse platform guidelines on creating your avatar.
You can customize how your avatar will look like. You can customize your body shape, head, and upper body. Lower body, etc. In some metaverse the avatar is an NFT. You can also buy apparels and other things for your avatars. There is marketplace fin the metaverse for you to buy and sell your digital assets.
#5. BUYING DIGITAL ASSETS [OPTIONAL]
You can buy digital assets to enter the metaverse but it is optional. Digital Assets in Metaverse are in the form of the following
- In game rewards
- Virtual Land
NFT or Non-Fungible Tokens are part of the metaverse. Every digital asset in the metaverse may or may not be NFT. In most of the metaverse Avatars, Virtual Land, etc are in the form of NFT. Some metaverse provide in-game rewards in the form of NFT also but some don’t.
The digital assets like Tokens, NFT can be stored in you crypto wallet like Metamask, Coinbase wallet, Wallectonnect, etc
Instead of buying digital assets, you can earn digital assets to enter the metaverse by the following things.
- Directly by Airdrop
- Doing some task in the metaverse
- Playing play-to-earn games in the metaverse.
So, is the metaverse going to be just a hype or more than that. As of now we can play some games that have the same dynamics and architecture. As of now you can make NFT, earn tokens , and socialize in metaverse.
Metaverse is just in its infant stage as the Internet was during 1994-1995. See, now you cannot live without it. It will be same for metaverse So, it is the best time to know about metaverse a and enter the metaverse.
After reading this blog post, you have come to know that you need some basic requirements to enter the metaverse. I have provided you with simple steps and ways to enter the metaverse. If you do enter the metaverse, don’t forget to say hi to me .