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Over 50 firms, celebs join hands as D.OASIS launches metaverse

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Tech company D.OASIS has launched a metaverse platform in collaboration with 30 businesses and 25 celebrities to help businesses make an easier entry into the virtual world of new opportunities.

As a new technology platform, D.OASIS said it plans to speed up providing facilities for businesses. It has purchased space in the world-class Sandbox Metaverse.

Sandbox Metaverse is a virtual reality blockchain platform that already has several major brands on board, including Adidas, Gucci, HSBC, Atari, Walking Dead, Shibuya109, Snoop Dogg, and Paris Hilton etc.

Metaverse is a collective virtual space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality.

Gartner, a global research firm, has forecast that by 2026, 25 per cent of people will spend at least one hour a day in the metaverse for work, shopping, education, social media and/or entertainment.

Over 50 firms, celebs join hands as D.OASIS launches metaverse

"Thailand missed the boat with Web 2.0. However, with Web 3.0, we should take the lead and get enterprises into the metaverse as soon as possible," said Sirikiat Bunworaset, CEO of D.OASIS.

He predicted that in the next eight years, one-third of Thais will enter the metaverse.

Sirikiat has been working in the management consulting business for more than 25 years. He has been focusing on corporate finance, financial modelling, investment planning, corporate strategy, and value-based management.

He emphasised the strong integration of alliances across industries into the same global platform metaverse and has positioned D.OASIS to become one of Asia's Web 3.0 leaders, with plans to extend its partners in Thailand and Asia to 100 enterprises within the next year.

Sirikiat Bunworaset, CEO of D.OASIS, dressed up as Dante from the game franchise Devil May Cry

Web 2.0 refers to the internet version that most people are familiar with today. Web 3.0, in this context, refers to blockchain-based decentralised apps.

D.OASIS announced the names of its partners at the launch on Tuesday. They include J Ventures, Index Creative Village, Eventpass, Warrix Sport, Prakit Holdings, Asava Group, Dhurakij Pundit University, LDA World, Mission to the Moon, and Smallroom, etc.

There are also 25 well-known Thai celebrities, business people and athletes who have joined the platform such as Tattoo Color, Polycat, Pyra, Mike Angelo, and Vj Woonsen, etc

Sirikiat said that newcomers to the metaverse don't have to worry about incurring high expenditure on technology or attracting new consumers because jumping into a platform that already has a client base will allow their businesses to flourish together rapidly.

To grow D.OASIS, Sirikiat said that "Human X Club NFT" has been established to bring together customers and followers of the major celebrities for a privileged event and other activities.

"Human X Club NFT" will host concerts, games, and meetings with celebrities.
D.OASIS aims to profit from the platform's space as well as the celebrity's character designs as "Human X Club NFT".

Over 50 firms, celebs join hands as D.OASIS launches metaverse

NFT is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos.

D.OASIS is expected to generate around THB40 million from selling 7,000 unique character designs as NFT from the first collection. Each character is priced in the range of THB 5,000-7,000, said Sirikiat.

This year, the platform plans to release 4-5 collections. Each collection has different characters, he said.

"The NFT buyers will receive privileges, such as priority to attend a concert, a discount, for instance, or a fan club meeting," said Sirikiat.

CUSCUS, a well-known designer who creates all of the characters, will produce designs for each celeb. Each celeb will have 100 different designs in “Human X Club NFT”.

Apirak Apisarnthanarak, the managing director of Prakit Holdings, said that Creator District is key to help leverage brand experience in D.OASIS.

The future of the creative advertising world is emerging to provide a space for people with ideas and brands to meet and generate income in the form of create-to-earn, he said.

Dr Darika Lathapipat, President of Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU)

In the field of education, Darika Lathapipat, President of Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU), revealed that DPU is ready to lead Thai youths into the world of Web 3.0. It starts with the creation of the Learn-To-Earn platform, as well as collaborating with D.OASIS to push NFT in the education world for students of all grades, starting this academic year.

Published : May 18, 2022

By : THE NATION