Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Discovery of the Day! MSQ recently moved into its Open Beta, meaning you can sign up for a profile and explore all the site has to offer. From Monday to Friday we bring you our top picks from the world of NFTs, Blockchain gaming and the metaverse in the form of a Discovery of the Day. In today’s edition we zoom in on a metaverse project that’s quite literally building ‘up’…this is Ethereum Towers!
The Sky’s the Limit
Over the years, human beings have managed to build some of the most incredible structures imaginable—the pyramids of Giza, the Colosseum, Stonehenge, and the Taj Mahal are just a few of the most extraordinary pieces of architecture that have endured for hundreds or even thousands of years. Soaring cathedrals, massive universities, complex waterways and gigantic monuments can be found in just about every continent on the planet and are testament to the ingenuity and strength of the human spirit.
In the last few decades we have dedicated a tremendous amount of time, effort and capital towards the construction of skyscrapers, and as technology has advanced, we have managed to build bigger and higher than before. As of 2020, the world’s tallest buildings are:
- 3rd place - Shanghai Tower in China - 632 m (2,073 ft), 128 floors + 5 underground
- 2nd place - Merdeka 118 in Malaysia - 678 m (2,227 ft), 118 floors + 5 underground
- 1st place - Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates - 828 m (2,717 ft), 163 floors + 1 underground
At a staggering 828 meters high, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building
The unrelenting ambition of engineering and design to constantly push the boundaries of what is achievable have led to the creation of structures that almost defy logic and physics. Sci-fi movies like Blade Runner (1982) depict a future in which cities consist of multiple monolithic skyscrapers and high-rise buildings for as far as the eye can see. According to the United Nations, in 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in cities, and if their projections are correct, this figure will increase to 66% (almost two-thirds of the world’s population) by 2050!
Regardless of whether the future will feature massive levels of urbanization and the creation of Megacities ala Judge Dredd, the metaverse is a place (or even multiple places) where just about anything can exist. While some projects are looking to build out and spread across a horizontal plane, others are reaching for the stars…so, without further delay, let’s get stuck in!
Premium Metaverse Real Estate
Ethereum Towers is what you might consider to be a (or even the first) ‘vertical metaverse’ project owing to its rather unique approach. Simply put, Ethereum Towers will consist of:
- 2 hyper-modern spiraling towers
- 202 floors (101 in each tower)
- 4,388 apartments, and
- 1 incredible community
Upon closer inspection of the project’s website, it’s clear that a huge amount of time and attention has gone into constructing the two massive skyscrapers that make up Ethereum Towers. This gorgeously rendered jewel of virtual engineering was designed by award-winning architects and is strongly influenced by the design considerations and conventions of the megastructures we see in the world today. According to its creators, Ethereum Towers will be the premiere residence in an ever-expanding metaverse that promises to provide visitors and residents with a dynamic social experience like no other.
IBC DAO recently announced a collaboration with Ethereum Towers—check out this video one of their community members put together to celebrate it:
The Way It All Works
Ethereum Towers is a community-centered ‘vertical metaverse’ that exists in two identical 101-story towers. Simply put, players will acquire their own virtual apartments which exist in the form of ERC-721 tokens (or NFTs) on the Ethereum Blockchain. By holding an apartment, players will have full access to the Ethereum Towers Metaverse.
Every apartment can be customized and designed in any way a player sees fit. They may choose to furnish their apartments according to their own specifications and divide it up however they wish. Players will also be able to access an in-game marketplace that contains a wide variety of furnishings and accessories. Furthermore, the options available will increase and become more diverse as time goes by. Each and every item will be deployed as an NFT, thus providing players with full ownership over anything they acquire via purchase or exchange.
The main objective is to provide players with an authentic and immersive online experience. Players will be able to interact with one another in their apartments as well as any communal areas located throughout the Towers. By socializing and talking to one another, a real sense of community and togetherness will arise, leaving players with a lasting sense of belonging and wholeness.
The Ethereum Towers ecosystem will make use of its very own native in-game currency that will exist as an ERC-20 token. As such, players will be able to use the token to:
- Mint in-game items
- Trade in-game items
- Participate in events, and
- Much more!
By owning an apartment in Ethereum Towers, players will belong to a truly unique collective and have the honor of living in one of the most exclusive and sought after locations in the Ethereum Worlds Metaverse (and likely the metaverse as a whole). There’s no way you want to miss out on this one!
Learn more about Ethereum Towers in their Lightpaper
Virtual Real Estate Developers
And just who is the team behind Ethereum Towers? Well, the core team consists of the following individuals:
- Jason - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
- Shane - Chief Operations Officer
- Brandon - Chief Product Officer
- Emma - Culture & Events Director
In addition to the core team, Ethereum Towers recently appointed Dominic Ryder, the CEO of vEmpire, to their advisory board. Dominic was largely responsible for vEmpire’s ascent in the latter half of 2021 and already holds several advisory positions in other upcoming Blockchain/metaverse ventures. He will be assisting Ethereum Towers with their business model, tokenomics, service provider networks and several other aspects of their development for the foreseeable future.
You can find out more about the team and their credentials on page 18 of their Lightpaper
Building Plans and Blueprints
The final quarter of 2021 was a busy time for Ethereum Towers. Much of the team’s efforts focused on laying the foundations for the project, community relations, creating architectural assets, metaverse discovery and technology development. Much more is still planned for 2022 and beyond - just take a look at Ethereum Towers’ current Roadmap:
To view the full Roadmap, please click here
Ethereum Towers’ apartments are selling like hotcakes, and if you want one, you’ll need to visit their OpenSea page and make an offer there. And now let’s take a look at some important stats:
Please Note: Stats are accurate at the time of writing, but be sure to check the original source for the most current information.
- Total Items - 1.8K
- Owners - 1K
Ethereum Towers is a serious endeavor with an active team and growing community. On top of this, the project is truly community-centric and has already collaborated with several other reputable projects including The Doge Pound, World of Women, and The Anatomical Project. By leveraging the power of the community, Ethereum Towers has been able to grow their following and cater to a wider audience in a relatively short space of time.
The question is not, ‘should I follow Ethereum Towers?’ No. The real question is, ‘Why haven’t I followed them yet!?’ Well, in case you haven’t, you’d best check out their Twitter and join their Discord so that you can get all the latest news and developments ahead of the masses. Oh, and there are also games of Bingo in their Discord (I love Bingo!), so that’s just another great reason you should join!
That brings us to the end of this trip into the metaverse. What do you think of Ethereum Towers? Be sure to let us know on any of our social media channels. If you don’t have a MSQ profile yet, do yourself a favor and get signed up so you can stay informed and enjoy new content as it’s published. That’s all for now fam—take care of yourselves and see you all again next time! Later!
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