Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is the freshest celebrity to enter Web 3.0. On July 13th, Mr. Hawk announced a partnership with Autograph and the Sandbox to build the “biggest skatepark” in the digital world.
What to Expect in Hawk’s Digital Skatepark
The virtual land of the Sandbox will consist of 36 plots. First of all, the Sandbox players will be able to customize their experience with editing tools made in collaboration between a pro skateboarder and the top developers.
Secondly, there will be a marketplace uniting skateboarding enthusiasts and metaverse players. You can expect some NFT collectibles from Hawk himself, as he has already released The Last Trick NFT collection in partnership with Autograph late last year.
Dillion Rosenblatt, the CEO of Autograph, is excited about another partnership with the Hawk: “At Autograph, we strive to build otherwise impossible experiences for communities of fans and this is a step towards our goal of connecting them uniquely and at scale to Tony Hawk and each other.”
The Sandbox Is Building a Mega City
Another fascinating project by the Sandbox is the forthcoming Mega City. Multiple partnerships with big names from Hong Kong have been signed. The cultural hub is going to consist of the work of many talents that Hong Kong has to offer. The entertainment, music, film industries are all aboard.
However, the Sandbox is not trying to mimic real life Hong Kong, as explained in the official blog post: “The soul of Mega City is the talent of Hong Kong. More than a strict metaverse reflection of Hong Kong, Mega City is its expansion into the future, a place of dreams and fun.”
🌆 We’re going back to MEGA CITY! 🌆— The Sandbox (@TheSandboxGame) April 25, 2022
We are expanding upon the finest of Hong Kong culture with the second part of our LAND sale centred around the Mega City district inside #TheSandbox!
👉 Thursday 28th April @ 1pm UTC! https://t.co/xHu9xeBw4z pic.twitter.com/NkgJvUHIZu
The Sandbox (SAND) Is Down by 10% in the Last Week
The Sandbox metaverse might be one of the most prosperous projects in crypto right now, but the blockchain game couldn’t manage to avoid the crypto tornado, and has lost 10% of its value. At press time, the Sandbox (SAND) is trading at $1.14, according to CoinGecko.
In spite of bad luck this week, the Sandbox (SAND) still has impressive gains of 163% since a year ago. Even amid the crypto storm, SAND is 35% up monthly and 7.7% in the last fortnight.
Why You Should Care
Celebrities and big company names are betting on Web3 as a popular means of communication in the future. Recently, A Metaverse Standards Forum was launched for cooperation between IT firms.