NFT news: The Sandbox game wedding and much more
Blockchain-based, decentralised Metaverse, The Sandbox game hosted the first hybrid digital-real wedding.
On September 17, the newlyweds from Singapore, Joan Tam and Clarence Chan, the CEO of the music label Bandwagon, had a '70s Disco Glam' theme wedding at a digital recreation of the renowned Arkaff Mansion in Singapore.
The couple's digital avatars also existed within the Sandbox game Metaverse. They were visible to visitors who joined remotely, even though they were physically present in the actual hotel venue with some guests. Sebastien Borget, the COO and co-founder of The Sandbox, presided over the event as an online avatar.
The newlyweds shared their first virtual kiss before leaving the Metaverse to continue their celebrations offline.
The Alkaff Mansion and its distinctive architecture were recreated in The Sandbox by Web3's design agency, Smobler Studios, for the wedding, which was the result of a partnership between 1-Group, Smobler Studios, and The Sandbox. The mansions in the real world are managed by 1-Group.
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• A new NFT eatery, the Vinyl Fish Club, has opened in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida (VFC).
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