Korea’s Metaverse Cities and NFT Citizenship Captivate Users
- South Korea’s Seongnam city that reproduces the city in the Metaverse.
- Metaverse City citizenship is provided through NFTs.
- Operations in the virtual city will begin by June 2023.
Seongnam, South Korea’s 12th most populous city, has decided to recreate the entire city in the Metaverse, announcing plans to offer citizenship to its residents through NFTs.
According to an announcement published by South Korea’s local news outlet YNA, NFT citizenship will also provide access to local government information.
Furthermore, Jonan aims to complete the service plan by April 2023 and start operating within the virtual ecosystem by May or June 2023.
Seongnam is home to about 1 million residents, so NFT citizenship works perfectly to promote the Metaverse among its people. The city government said more news and updates on the Metaverse and NFTs will arrive in October when the next meeting will be held.
However, Jonan is not the first to launch a metaverse city. A closed test run of the first stage of Metaverse Seoul is underway in Seoul, South Korea.
The commissioning will allow participants to participate in interactive games and activities during the virtual reconstruction of Seoul City Hall and Seoul Plaza. With a virtual counseling room for young people in South Korea, the city of Seoul has placed mentors in the metaverse to address the concerns of young people who may be uncomfortable speaking directly to them.
The City of Seoul will also include a Metaverse Complaint Center with digital services for citizens, various documentary evidence, and live chat capabilities. In addition, the initial stage will introduce 3,200 participants from Seoul City’s online learning platform, the Seoul IT Tech Governance Group, and Seoul learning experts.
South Korea’s Metaverse Cities and NFT Citizenship Fascinate Users first appeared in Coin Edition.