May 17, 2024

Futureverse News - May 2024

Welcome to the May 2024 edition of Futureverse News, your monthly update on everything from the Futureverse ecosystem.

Message from Leadership

We couldn't be more excited to have launched the first step in our partnership with Reebok, our Reebok Impact activation, a personalized AI-infused experience that generates custom digital sneakers all through a DM on Instagram.

It would be an understatement to say I’m proud of the mind and heart-bending approach we’ve architected to impact the future of fashion; a masterclass in strategy, creativity, innovation and technology. Almost everyone at Futureverse touched this execution in some way. It took exceptional collaboration to create something this unprecedented. We speak every day about our commitment to making the complexities of web3 and metaverse technology invisible. While many in web3 talk about bringing people in, we believe the best way to do that is to build where they already are - go to them, don't expect them to come to you - and this activation is an incredible showcase of that belief.

We set out to make it simple, and we did. My Mom and Dad made a shoe. That's what this is all about. Finding ways to make fun, engaging experiences that are so simple that anyone can do it. Of course, my parents are not our core target demographic, but they were an amazing test case of the ease we aimed to achieve. We built Reebok Impact on Instagram to meet consumers where they are and allow them to do something they’ve never done. Accessibility. Possibility. To dip their toes into AI for the first time and make a digital sneaker.

At Futureverse, we also pride ourselves on building with purpose. With connection. With a why. Why and how would a digital shoe connect to your soul? We wanted it to truly feel personal. From soul to the sole, we designed this experience to take a photo from one of your favorite memories and use it to inspire a custom digital shoe while simultaneously storing the image in the sole as a capsule of the moment.

As we said, this is just the first step. We have so much more to come in our partnership with Reebok. But we're incredibly proud of this launch and the incredible response. We've seen so many amazing shoes so far, and it's just the beginning.

Thank you for your continued support, enthusiasm and for recognizing how special this one is.

Shara Senderoff - CSO, Futureverse


Reebok Impact

Last week, we proudly rolled out the first phase of the Reebok Impact Experience - an immersive creative journey brought to you by Reebok and Futureverse.

Reebok Impact starts where our favorite moments are shared - on Instagram. Simply DM the official @reebokimpact account a photo of a cherished memory, an unforgettable getaway, a loved one, or a wild moment you'll never forget, and our virtual sneaker designer will work its magic, transforming your memory into a one-of-a-kind digital Reebok splashed with AI art.

From there, dive into our AI creative studio and explore our customization tools. Experiment with different sneaker models, create new AI art, and refine your design until you've crafted the digital shoe of your dreams.

Through the experience, we aim to share the message that every action you take leaves an Impact, and the memories that shape you can serve as powerful vehicles of self-expression in the metaverse and beyond.

Like you, your digital Reeboks are going places. With 3D files available for download, each pair is a game-ready asset that can be used in compatible game experiences like Fortnite, Roblox, OP3N, and more.

Continuing our mission to blur the lines between the digital and physical, each sneaker purchase also unlocks discounts on sneakers and merch at reebok.com and the chance to win a custom pair based on your designs IRL.

Ready to #CreateYourImpact? Try it for yourself at reebokimpact.com.

RAICERS Official Launch

RAICERS is Officially LIVE!

A heartfelt thank you to our incredible community! Your tireless testing and invaluable feedback have fuelled our journey. We're thrilled to unveil the official V1 launch of RAICERS.

Harness strategic thinking and explosive speed, and lead your Raicers to AI-driven glory! Download the game now at http://raicers.com.

The Third Kingdom: Cataclysm

Your kingdom is taking shape with every stone placed and every line of code conjured. Our team is weaving together gameplay and narrative to craft a realm truly worth fighting for in Episode 1 of Cataclysm.

Your journey in The Third Kingdom begins on an Origin Island. Here, you’ll construct buildings to extract essential materials, strategically deploy Prysms and SurrealScapes to enhance your resource production, and develop your domain. As Episode 2 unfolds, Prysms will also play a pivotal role in extracting Mycelium from SurrealScapes.

Stay tuned on FLUF World X as we continue to unveil more details about the game. Remember, every strategic choice you make will shape the destiny of your empire.

Rainbowtopia Surrealscapes Have Been Gifted to Eligible Doodles Holders

This resource-rich biome and your own slice of The Third Kingdom has been gifted to eligible Doodles holders.

Doodles can now join forces with other inhabitants of The Third Kingdom to venture into the uncharted wilderness and return the kingdom to its former glory. Equipped with Prysms, you’ll develop your Rainbowtopia SurrealScapes, manage resources, forge your production empire, and put your strategy skills to the test to win a share of up to 312,500,000 ROOT in the first season of the game.

Check out enterthethirdkingdom.com to find out more about the upcoming game, SurrealScapes land release, and Prysms harvesting devices.

The Next Legend Gear Equipping Has Arrived!

The much-anticipated The Next Legends gear equipping feature has finally arrived, bringing a new level of customization to your gameplay experience.

To get started, ensure you have the gear! You can either buy and open a Gym Bag, or visit Mark to acquire your gear. Next, head to The Locker Room to choose and equip your legend with their iconic new look!

Once you've customized your Boxer, take a screenshot, share it on socials, and tag @TheNextLegends so we can admire your style!

FutureScore Quests

Quest 009: The Discovery

Thank you to everyone who participated in Quest 009: The Discovery!

If you completed the Quest, your rewards will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Quest 010: The Race

Quest 010: The Race is now live! To complete this quest, choose your kart, select an All-Star driver, pair it with an ASM Brain, and race for glory in a ticketed race. The Race closes on the 27th May PT. Rewards are based on Quest completion and your FutureScore will be distributed after the Quest’s conclusion.


Futureverse x Denarii Labs

If you're a builder who shares our vision for the open metaverse, applications are now open for the Futureverse x Denarii Lab Tokenomics Accelerator, backed by Red Beard VC with a $100k investment. This program aims to support those developing projects on The Root Network.

Galxe Campaign

The next wave of The Root Network Galxe campaigns is starting today! If you’re not familiar with Galxe, it is a community-building tool designed for a web3 audience. You can use it to learn about new projects building in the space and earn rewards by trying out their products and engaging with their social account. Learn about our Quests program, ROOT’s role in The Root Network, and staking!


Catalyze x Tradeverse Partnership

Tradeverse, building on The Root Network, has announced a strategic partnership with Catalyze, aimed at strengthening the bond between The Root Network and XRP Ledger ecosystems. By leveraging Catalyze's expertise in research, design, and testing, this collaboration seeks to elevate Tradeverse, an upcoming NFT Marketplace, to new heights of innovation and user satisfaction within the digital asset realm.

This partnership aims to expand globally, especially in APAC. By promoting and onboarding major IPs from Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia, Tradeverse will offer diverse content and enhance platform usability across borders. This initiative seeks to attract a broader user base, positioning Tradeverse as a hub of innovation and community engagement in the blockchain space.

Moai Finance Presents XPAND 2024

XRP Ledger APEX 2024 kicks off in Amsterdam this June, with Moai Finance’s pre-event XPAND. Futureverse is thrilled to be a Title Sponsor of XPAND designed to accentuate the expansion of the XRPL ecosystem, with emphasis on multi-chain opportunities for builders.

Moai Finance stands at the forefront, streamlining processes and unlocking latent value in liquidity across diverse side chains. Within its arsenal of DeFi solutions lie LP pools, swaps, lending, borrowing, and yield strategies, all aimed at empowering users within the decentralized finance landscape. Follow Moai Finance for more.


CEO Roundtable with Aaron McDonald

Revisit the captivating Roundtable discussion, hosted by Meta Mona and featuring Futureverse Founder and CEO, Aaron McDonald, alongside other distinguished figures in the Metaverse Space! If you weren't able to attend the live event, you can still delve into the enriching conversation by watching the recording below.

Doodles x Futureverse Spaces

TGID hosted an X Space with Aaron McDonald and Alex Smeele to talk about the Rainbowtopia Surrealscape, Futureverse and doodles role in the upcoming game, The Third Kingdom.

Spotlight - Ella Cane

Psst, I thought since it is Reebok month I could share a photo of a memory and what this looks like transformed into a digital Reebok using AI art.

What is your role at Futureverse?

Product Owner for Reebok Impact

What do you enjoy most about your role?

The comradery within the teams is second to none. In my career, I have never worked with so many dedicated and enthusiastic people who feel a strong personal commitment to the success of a product. This drives me to do my best every single day.

What is your favourite FV collection?

I love Reebok Impact and not just because of the effort my team put into this. I feel it signals opportunity for FV in terms of expansion and adoption. Outside of the sneakers, I love goblins for the sheer personality and sass of those green and grey skinned creatures.

What are some of your interests outside of work?

Outside of curating digital sneakers, I love to play Dungeons & Dragons (including a dungeon master stint), go on motorbike road trips, and play nostalgic games on my Switch. Say, any of these moments could make a great digital sneaker ;)

If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, on a project for Futureverse, who would it be and why?

Alex Osterwalder for sure. He’s had the biggest influence for how I frame products and value mapping. I just know myself and my team would learn so much from him especially in the early phases of product roadmapping.

Content Creator of the Month - NFTbroo

In the April spotlight, we're thrilled to honor @nftbroo, a valued OG community member and now a two-time CCOTM champion. NFTbroo's talent for delivering concise educational content, weekly updates, and meticulous transcriptions of AMAs and voice events sets them apart in our ecosystem. Their impact extends to their Coriander News website, a hub of Futureverse insights. NFTbroo's unwavering commitment shines through in his regular educational content and notes, going above and beyond to support our community. Let's give a resounding round of applause to NFTbroo for their dedication! Stay connected and show your support by following NFTbroo on their socials: X.com, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Discord. Congratulations once again, NFTbroo, on this well-deserved honor and for your ongoing contributions to our vibrant community!