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DoubleDown Interactive Taps into Metaverse Through Investment in Epic Games

DoubleDown Interactive Taps into Metaverse Through Investment in Epic Games

SEATTLE, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — DoubleDown Interactive (NASDAQ: DDI) (“DoubleDown” or the “Company”), a leading developer and publisher of digital social casino games, announced today that it has recently completed a $1.5 million investment in Epic Games. Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic Games operates [...]

More than 16,000 Joined Year-end Bell-ringing Festival in Metaverse

More than 16,000 Joined Year-end Bell-ringing Festival in Metaverse

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 16,000 people joined a year-end bell-ringing festival hosted by the Seoul city government in the metaverse, the digital arm of the city said Thursday. The Seoul Digital Foundation said an accumulated 16,067 people joined the metaverse festival marking the new year during its eight-day run from Dec. [...]

VCORE, New International Metaverse Token, Closes Oversubscribed Presale

VCORE, New International Metaverse Token, Closes Oversubscribed Presale

LONDON, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Today at the Enter the Metaverse conference in London, Together Labs, announced VCORE (www.getvcore.io), an ERC-20 token that rewards active, international players, creators and earners across the metaverse. Together Labs, the parent company launching the token, announced VCORE will be available to users outside of the U.S. and Canada via its [...]

S. Korea Opens Metaverse-based Online Exhibition Hall for Overseas ‘Hallyu’ Fans

S. Korea Opens Metaverse-based Online Exhibition Hall for Overseas ‘Hallyu’ Fans

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The government opened a metaverse-based online exhibition hall Tuesday to help overseas “hallyu” fans learn more about South Korea and its culture amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. “Korea World” will offer various articles and videos about Korean culture created by foreigners interested in the culture from around the world, [...]

Expansion of Metaverse Industry and YouTube Encourages Tech Startups

Expansion of Metaverse Industry and YouTube Encourages Tech Startups

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The pandemic has expedited the process of digital transition, increased information and communications technology (ICT) investment and encouraged tech startups. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups reported a 26.1 percent increase in the number of tech startups between January and September of this year, adding a total of 34,240 [...]

IBK to Offer ‘Dotori’ Account Service in Cyworld’s Metaverse Platform

IBK to Offer ‘Dotori’ Account Service in Cyworld’s Metaverse Platform

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The financial industry is beginning to explore the possibility of businesses in the metaverse space, where digital assets could serve as a new growth engine for the banking sector. Cyworld Z, operator of Cyworld service, announced on Thursday that the state-run Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) will enter the [...]

Metaverse Ceremony to Virtually Celebrate Homecoming of Late Independence Hero Kim Gu

Metaverse Ceremony to Virtually Celebrate Homecoming of Late Independence Hero Kim Gu

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A metaverse event on Wednesday will conjure up late national independence hero Kim Gu in the virtual space to welcome him back home from China, 76 years after his little-celebrated homecoming amid complex post-independence politics. The Seoul Museum of History said the event, set to be held on the [...]

Singularity Studio Launches and Receives VC Investment to Develop the Singularity Metaverse

Singularity Studio Launches and Receives VC Investment to Develop the Singularity Metaverse

SINGAPORE, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Singularity Studio (SS) is a metaverse development company and creator of the successful GameFi dapp, Zoo Crypto World (ZooCW) on the Binance Smart Chain. SS has brought together experienced blockchain pioneers and talented traditional gaming experts with the goal of connecting the digital and physical into a dual-metaverse. It [...]

Academia, Businesses Join Metaverse Frenzy

Academia, Businesses Join Metaverse Frenzy

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Elite colleges and universities appear to be riding the metaverse wave as Yonsei University recently held an exotic off-campus team-building outing — commonly referred to in South Korea as “membership training” (MT) — using popular virtual platforms including Gather Town and Roblox. Over 100 college students from Global Leaders [...]