Decentraland users watched SpaceX launch on May 30 from the virtual reality world’s auditorium.
Users of the Ethereum-based virtual reality world Decentraland was able to view the historic launch of a space vehicle built in and launched from the United States in almost a decade.
Decentraland announced on May 30 that the recent SpaceX launch would be available live in its VR world.
Join us in Genesis Plaza for the launch of SpaceX’s first human mission into space. We’ll be live-streaming from 18:00 UTC. Don’t miss it!https://t.co/V8qwTPd00K pic.twitter.com/MFalDmnAWm — Decentraland (@decentraland) May 30, 2020
Users were able to watch the event in the environment’s virtual auditorium as Elon Musk sent two humans into orbit in the first private, manned spacecraft launch in history.
SpaceX launch in Decentraland 🧑🚀🚀 from ethtrader
This isn’t the first time inhabitants of the VR world, over 12,000 as of February 2020 have had unconventional access to major events.
The Treasure Hunt has ended! 66k rewards were given to over 6k users, incl. 700k+ MANA, 590k ANJ, 82k+ MATIC, 10k+ wearables, 2k+ Cryptokitties, 33 Axies, 25 LAND and two HTC Exodus 1 phones. Congrats and thanks to the 12k+ active users who joined the fun! pic.twitter.com/XlDMMgebXb — Decentraland (@decentraland) February 26, 2020
While many countries were still in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, Decentraland virtually hosted the annual Coinfest Conference in March.
The platform raised $1 million during its ICO in 2017, allowing users to buy virtual parcels of land with the platform’s currency, MANA.