The decentralized blockchain-based metaverse Sandbox hosts the first hybrid wedding.
Singaporean couple Joanne Tham and Clarence Chan, CEO of music label Bandwagon, held a wedding ceremony with the theme of “70s disco glow” last weekend at the digital replica of Singapore’s famous Alkaff Mansion.
❤️ A @TheSandboxGame wedding just happened a few hours ago. Congratulations @clarcrypto ! A special thank you to @borgetsebastien . A feature video dropping today. @thecobbleland #wedding #metaverse pic.twitter.com/141o915Hew
— Smobler Studios (@smoblerstudios) September 17, 2022
While the bride and groom physically held their wedding in a real-world hotel with some guests, their digital avatars were also featured in the Sandbox metaverse, and the wedding could be viewed remotely by guests attending. The digital avatar of Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox, who got married in Metaverse.
The couple, who had their first kiss virtually after being announced as husband and wife, left the metaverse and continued their celebration offline.
The wedding, held in The Sandbox metaverse, was the result of a collaboration between 1-Group, Smobler Studios, and The Sandbox, who manage the real-world mansion. Web3 design agency Smobler Studios recreated the Alkaff Mansion and its striking architectural representation in The Sandbox.
Palm Beach gets its own NFT restaurant
Downtown West Palm Beach, located in the US state of Florida, has started to host a new NFT restaurant, the Vinyl Fish Club (VFC).
Using blockchain technology, Vinyl Fish Club uses NFTs as membership symbols to enable diners to attend special events both on and off the premises, and access room services.
Customers with a special membership are given access to a special food menu, whiskey tastings, and VFC’s private room for after-hours cocktails and tastings.
In addition, the restaurant’s NFTs are offered at a base price of Ethereum (ETH), limited to 50 units.
On the other hand, while the restaurant is open to the public, Vinyl Fish Club said it will prioritize private members when it comes to finding a spot.
More NFT news:
Mojang Studios, the creator of the world famous game Minecraft, takes a stance against the integrations of NFTs. Despite this, a metaverse-focused company has incorporated NFTs into many games, including its own Minecraft server.
However, Japanese game giants continue to prepare for blockchain games to become mainstream, despite possible reactions from the gaming community.