Taken directly from the Earth 2 website.
Provides on-chain, non-custodial ownership and transaction capability for Earth2 users
Offers the option to move assets and transactions onto the public Ethereum mainnet
Earth 2 and Polygon Studios will collaborate to enhance blockchain gaming and scale metaverse platform
Sydney, Australia – December 2021. Earth 2, the metaverse platform and virtual twin of our real world, today announced its decentralization plans and upcoming blockchain deployment to put it’s digital properties on-chain, and onto the public Ethereum ecosystem using the Polygon protocol and framework.
Earth 2’s player-owned digital economy has experienced hyper-growth since it’s late 2020 launch and now, via its decentralization plans, will convert select in-game digital assets to crypto, effectively transferring them to the blockchain. This will provide immediate value to Earth 2’s community via direct, on-chain, non-custodial ownership of their digital properties with the ability to buy, sell and trade on a permissionless basis without the consent of any 3rd-party.
Earth 2’s upcoming integration with Polygon’s commit chain solutions also provides its users with increased transaction volumes with predictable costs and settlement times, and the option to move transactions and assets onto the public Ethereum mainnet. In addition, Earth 2 is partnering with Polygon Studios to scale it’s platform and create new models to enhance blockchain gaming and metaverse experiences while leveraging Polygon’s full-stack scaling solutions and industry leadership in the use of zk-proofs and rollups.
“Our partnership with Polygon Studios allows Earth 2 to move our platform and community to Web3, enabling direct user ownership and control of digital property, and providing a trustless means for players to accrue real economic value created from their participation in the metaverse” said Shane Isaac, founder and CEO. “Integrating with Polygon will enable reduced gas fees, faster transactions, and a seamless crypto user experience for all Earth2 users.”
“Collaborating with a metaverse and virtual economy leader like Earth 2 highlights our commitment to the blockchain gaming and NFT ecosystems” said Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon. “Our powerful set of tools to scale transactions will enable Earth 2 to continue to innovate, close the gap between Web3 and Web2 gaming, and bring truly novel experiences to their digital economy and beyond”.
Earth 2® is a futuristic concept for a second earth; a metaverse, between virtual and physical reality in which real-world geolocations correspond to user generated digital virtual environments. These environments can be owned, bought, sold, and in the near future deeply customized.
About Polygon Studios
Polygon Studios is the Gaming and NFT arm of Polygon focused on growing the global Blockchain Gaming and NFT Industry and bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3 gaming through investment, marketing and developer support. The Polygon Studios ecosystem comprises highly loved games and NFT projects like OpenSea, Upshot, Aavegotchi, Zed Run, Skyweaver by Horizon Games, Decentraland, Megacryptopolis, Neon District, Cometh, and Decentral Games. If you’re a game developer, builder or NFT creator looking to join the Polygon Studios ecosystem, get started here.
Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 3000+ applications hosted, ~600M total transactions processed, ~60M unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.
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