A plan to build a virtual reality underpinned by a blockchain is moving ahead with the launch of a new test network.
It's that kind of concept – using blockchain data to prove ownership of something at a particular point in time – that is applied in Decentraland, which uses its own blockchain network.
Essentially, its blockchain acts as a registry of land, with each new transaction block signifying a new plot. If a player mines that block, they get ownership of the land allotment, which can be later traded away to other players.
Aráoz said the testnet release gives prospective players the ability to start shaping their environment, adding that other functionality will continue to be added for users of the virtual world.
He told CoinDesk:
According to the project's website, other goals on the development roadmap include support for VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift.
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