Introducing Pavia: The First-Ever Cardano Virtual World that Believes in Metaverse for the Good

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We are all witnessing a rapid convergence of emerging technologies like the 5G, Blockchain, Virtual Reality and the like. The playing field will soon be levelled and our economies will no longer solely be in the hands of governments and central banks. is being built to evolve with the changes that lay ahead by providing a fully immersive virtual world with a self-sustaining economy for those new to cryptocurrencies and the metaverse.

Named after the birthplace of Gerolamo Cardano, Pavia is built upon the fertile soil of the most environmentally sustainable blockchain, Cardano. NFTs form a key part of the Pavian economy and NFT landowners along with the creator community can conceptualize, create, deploy, and monetise Pavia Compatible Assets (PCAs). The Land parcels in Pavia are owned by the growing community as Non Fungible Tokens giving owners full control over their scenes and PCA deployments. Single Land parcels and estates comprising nine or more land parcels can be freely traded by owners. A real-world comparison to each Cardano NFT asset is the freehold to a plot of land in the ‘traditional world’ with the PCAs becoming akin to a park, a house, a shop or some other interactive scene, digitally deployed onto the Land parcel or estate. Starting with interactive deployable 3D models, and evolving into gallery experiences, games and fully-fledged businesses, all drive the utility of the $PAVIA in-game token.

Launched in September 2021, Pavia is a metaverse game in development and its implementation of fully decentralized governance will not be immediately possible due to existing transaction size limits on the Cardano blockchain. The Cardano development team is planning a series of improvements to address these issues, mostly focused on performance optimization and scaling. The game is a work in progress for now – player avatars can be customized, land can be developed but not ‘deployed’ yet.

The months of October and November 2021 saw the initial two land sales of 60,000 NFT plots at Pavia, witnessing an unprecedented level of interest in the project. February 2022 will see the final land sale of 40,000 land parcels, taking the total Land NFTs to 100,000 plots. Behind the scenes, Pavia’s ever-expanding team is building the V1 Pavia experience complete with creator tools, economy trading tools both on and off-chain, social and connected experiences and much more. In 2022 their goal is to lay the foundations of a world that will continually evolve with their community and strategic partners, and adapt to emerging technology over time. The platform aims to become an extensible hub of creativity that can evolve over time, all centered around the Cardano blockchain.

Cardano is now entering the Basho stage of its evolution, where more resources will be invested in the roll-out of sidechains connecting Cardano with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and offloading some of the network’s computation so that transactions can partially happen outside the blockchain, improving the network’s overall efficiency.

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