The concept of the metaverse is very popular recently. What is the metaverse? Simply put, it is a virtual world in which we can shop, entertain ourselves, play games, and have various immersive experiences. So, the metaverse can act as a virtual substitute for the physical world.
With the popularity of the metaverse, NFT and Filecoin also seem to have found a major application scenario and are expected to become indispensable elements in the metaverse.
Indeed, NFT is an essential element in the metaverse. NFT is a digital encrypted asset, which represents a unique item, such as a certain piece of land in the metaverse, a certain tree, a knife, or a tool in the metaverse game. This is turning everything in the physical world into a unique digital asset with a unique ID.
Therefore, in the metaverse world, everything can be turned into NFTs as digital assets, and these digital assets are indispensable to the worlds in the metaverse.
After understanding the relationship between the metaverse and NFT, the role of Filecoin in the metaverse is obvious. There must be a large number of unique items in a metaverse, and the data of each item must be stored somewhere after being digitized through NFT. And Filecoin provides a very suitable medium of storage, and this distributed storage method precisely coincides with the characteristics of the Metaverse.
If Filecoin stores the NFT data in the Metaverse, Filecoin will inevitably bring a large amount of valid data, which is what Filecoin lacks at the present stage. Therefore, the Metaverse and Filecoin are mutually reinforcing each other. Metaverse needs stable and reliable storage, and Filecoin requires effective commercialized data to store. The two can promote each other and develop together.
In a word, NFT is the basic element in the metaverse, and Filecoin is the infrastructure of the metaverse. They both are important parts of the metaverse.