8SIAN with Smobler Launched 8SIANTOWN on The Sandbox
Women-founded 8SIANTOWN launches as the world’s first Southeast Asian inspired experience in The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world
The partnership between 8SIAN NFT project founder Nicole Yap and Smobler CEO Loretta Chen aims to promote diversity, creativity, and inclusivity in the tech industry
8SIANTOWN will feature iconic Southeast Asian landmarks and diverse cultural heritage within a decentralized 3D world, offering creative opportunities like Digital Tourism
Southeast Asian celebrities will have a platform to expand their influence and connect with global audiences in the Metaverse through this collaboration
The joint venture aims to revolutionize the Web 3 industry, positioning Southeast Asia as a frontrunner in digital innovation and the Metaverse
Two visionary female founders are making history in the tech industry by launching 8SIANTOWN, the world’s first Southeast Asian inspired experience in The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world.
The collaboration between Nicole Yap, founder of the successful NFT project 8SIAN, and Loretta Chen, CEO of Smobler, a top-tier metaverse architect, aims to revolutionize the Web 3 industry while promoting diversity, inclusivity, and creativity.
This landmark partnership promises to introduce Southeast Asian culture to a global audience and establish 8SIANTOWN as a pioneer in the Southeast Asian Metaverse space.
Fostering Creativity and Inclusivity in the Metaverse
The partnership between Smobler and 8SIAN is a significant milestone in the tech industry, showcasing the achievements and contributions of women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.
Nicole Yap’s 8SIAN project has already demonstrated its success in the NFT space, trending among the top 10 projects on OpenSea and generating over 3,000 ETH (approximately USD 9 million) in secondary sales within a day.
Now, together with Loretta Chen’s metaverse architecture expertise, they aim to create a unique virtual environment, 8SIANTOWN, that celebrates and promotes Southeast Asian culture on a global platform.
Bringing Iconic Landmarks and Diverse Heritage to the Metaverse
8SIANTOWN will showcase globally recognized Southeast Asian landmarks, including the Twin Towers, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Batu Caves, and Singapore’s multicultural heritage.
The Sandbox, backed by Animoca Brands, will provide the perfect canvas for this ambitious project, giving users the freedom to explore and interact with these iconic landmarks within a decentralized and immersive 3D world.
The founders’ vision is to introduce popular IPs into 8SIANTOWN, creating a sea of creative opportunities, including new businesses like Digital Tourism.
Empowering Southeast Asian Celebrities in the Metaverse
Inspired by the involvement of celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton in The Sandbox, the partnership aims to open avenues for Southeast Asian celebrities to expand their influence and connect with global audiences.
With nearly 75% of Southeast Asians being aware of the Metaverse and eager to make social connections in this digital space, 8SIANTOWN provides an exciting platform for regional talents to shine and collaborate with international brands.
Says Chen, “There is no lack of creative talent in Southeast Asia and the region is very digitally savvy. According to Yahoo, close to 75% are aware of the Metaverse and look forward to creating and making social connections in the space. They espouse the freedom of building a virtual world different from the existing real world and want to make connections globally even without leaving their homes.”
Yap adds, “The collaboration between Smobler and 8SIAN highlights the strength of Southeast Asia’s tech sector and sets the stage for groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of what is possible in the Metaverse and blockchain spaces.”
A Gateway to the Future of Web 3 in Southeast Asia
The launch of 8SIANTOWN is a remarkable achievement, representing a landmark partnership between two visionary female founders in Southeast Asia’s tech industry.
This project aims to introduce Southeast Asian culture and landmarks to the global stage, fostering creativity, diversity, and inclusivity within the Metaverse.
With the support of The Sandbox, 8SIANTOWN is set to become a pioneering force in the Southeast Asian Metaverse space and a gateway to the future of Web 3 innovation in the region.
As this collaboration unfolds, it will undoubtedly shape the way we experience virtual worlds and open new opportunities for Southeast Asian talents to shine on the international stage.
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