- Czech presidential candidate Karel Janecek will conduct his campaign for the 2023 elections in the Somnium Space metaverse.
- The Somnium Space metaverse is powered by Ethereum Layer-2 scalability solution Polygon.
We have been hearing politicians accepting cryptocurrency donations for a while now, however, we are now set to witness something completely new. A presidential candidate from the Czech Republic has decided to conduct their political campaigns in a Metaverse powered by the Polygon blockchain network.
This is for other very times that politicians are now using the Metaverse to sway the voters. As per details, the election campaigns will happen in the Metaverse dubbed Somnium Space. The official announcement from Somnium Space came on Sunday, July 3. The announcement read:
We are extremely excited to announce that Karel Janecek (@janecek252) has officially partnered with @SomniumSpace as a #Metaverse to officially run his 2023 Czech presidential campaign. Stay tuned for more announcements soon.
This is an exciting development considering a large number of people have been positive of the Metaverse developments. Facebook has been leading the Metaverse revolution by changing the company’s official name to Meta.
Presidential campaigns coming to Metaverse.
Pioneering stuff from one of the top metaverses @SomniumSpace #PoweredByPolygon https://t.co/VaCioK53xx
— Sandeep | Polygon 💜🔝3️⃣ (@sandeepnailwal) July 3, 2022
A number of other BigTech companies have also been working in this space. Meta, Microsoft, and Epic Games have joined hands for the Metaverse Standards Forum (MSF). This group intends to create open forums for new technologies like AR, VR, Web 3, and the Metaverse.
As per the current developments, many people expect that many will move into the Metaverse virtual environment. Also, the Metaverse caters to applications across a wide range of sectors.
Somnium Space and the Ethereum Blockchain
The Ethereum blockchain network powers the virtual reality (VR) universe of Somnium Space. On the Somnium Space platform, gamers can purchase residences, virtual lands, and other in-game assets in the Metaverse.
Also, the immersive dynamics of the Somnium Space platform allow users to construct, script and monetize places. Interestingly, users can do this all while exploring the contribution of other participants in the virtual world.
Besides, users can also enjoy multiple experiences in the Somnium Space Metaverse. This includes indulging in activities like going swimming, dining, visiting a museum, etc. Somnoum Space seeks to provide unique experiences to people in the Metaverse.
Sandeep Nainwal, co-founder of Polygon also tweeted about the recent developments. He said that his company has formed a partnership with Karel Janecek to run his presidential campaign during the forthcoming election in the Czech Republic in 2023.
Polygon, the Ethereum Layer-2 scalability solution has been the go-to choice for many players due to its low gas fee over Ethereum. This will be an interesting case in place wherein Polygon will help in powering the Metaverse for presidential candidates.