Decentraland celebrates 1 year anniversary with virtual party


User-owned virtual world Decentraland is celebrating its one year anniversary with a virtual party open to all.

“Experience the past 12 months of events, competitions, exhibits, gatherings and more with community news and the results of the # DCLFilmClub promo video competition that was shown for everyone,” the party’s announcement blog post said .

Participants will receive an NFT (Proof Of Attendance Protocol) and get a first look at The White Rabbit, an in-game club. Community members join the effort as well, as a land rental service offers legendary giveaways to celebrate.

DJ and crypto fan RAC posted on Twitter that he would play a “live” DJ set:

play a special set in less than 1 hour!
happy bday @decentraland

– RAC (@RAC) February 20, 2021

While the project has been open to investors and early supporters since 2019, the virtual world welcomed the wider world in February of last year. The project met with immediate success and quickly sold $ 1 million in virtual land. Since then, the world has been home to numerous NFT art galleries, casinos, and other attractions.

More recently, new features like a virtual casino, Layer 2 scaling via Polygon (nee Matic) and voice chat have pushed the native tokens LAND and MANA up in early 2021.

The platform also frequently makes headlines about the high-priced sums of money their virtual properties can fetch in the open market. Digital land is an especially hot commodity for NFT investors, and LAND is no exception as it often provides news for six-figure sales.

It’s been a similarly strong year for the broader metaverse. Several digital worlds have made advances in functionality, player base, and interoperability – enough that Fortnite game studio founder Tim Sweeney said the technology was “on the rise”.

Players interested in the celebrations can now hop in and follow a trail of confetti to the party where RAC is currently on stage.