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How to join an event in Decentraland

The metaverse is a promising concept for the future of the web and social interactions among users. The metaverse basically focuses on shifting real-world experiences into VR, AR and mixed reality. In fact, the metaverse aims to present a massive decentralized, immersive and interoperable digital community.

The Decentraland metaverse also makes use of the basic principles of the metaverse mentioned above. Therefore, Decentraland metaverse is also like a decentralized virtual world with its unique virtual economy alongside the provision of social experiences.

Decentraland is mainly used to empower virtual social experiences. Such experiences may range from playing games to taking part in an event all through the metaverse. In the following, We will explain how to join an event in Decentraland metaverse.

What is Decentraland?

Decentraland was first launched by Ari Meilich and Esteban Ordano in 2017. Decentraland uses a three-layered protocol system. This consists of the Consensus Layer, which tracks land ownership, Land Content, which relies on a decentralized distribution method to provide assets, and the Real-Time Layer which provides the peer-to-peer network interface. The layers tie together to create Decentraland’s communications.

Decentraland metaverse uses the Ethereum blockchain. Ethereum is best known as the foundation of metaverse crypto. Besides, Ethereum blockchain includes smart contract features meaning that the blockchain can provide automatic processing for secondary functionality. This helps Decentraland work with most in-system assets as unique entities.

Like any other metaverse, ownership plays a big part in Decentraland’s appeal so that users can buy their own plots of land within Decentraland using its native cryptocurrency MANA. Each plot of land purchased in Decentraland is a unique NFT resource known as LAND. Lands can be chained together, built on, or resold for the native MANA currency. Decentraland provides a platform for exploration, creation, and investment.

What to do in the Decentraland metaverse?

There are lots of opportunities to create content in Decentraland. Decentraland also provide its users a whole digital world of opportunity to discover. The following options are the basic opportunities Decentraland offers its users to do in this area of the metaverse.

Explore the Virtual World

Explore the Virtual World decentraland

Focusing on LAND ownership, Decentraland provides a lot to explore among the 90,601 plots of land provided within the system. Decentraland currently has 39 approved districts. The largest area is Aetheria (cyberpunk) with 8,008 LAND pieces. Next impressive areas on list are Vegas City with 6,776 LANDs and Dragon City with 6,485. Members can make use of their avatars to explore all areas.

Socialize with Others

Decentraland provides an open-world system where there is no set goal. It means that, just like real life, users can determine what they want out of the world. Communicating and meeting other people are the choice of many people attending Decentraland metaverse. Therefore, Decentraland provides a lot of opportunities to socialize. You can meet like-minded people while enjoying the nightlife of clubs or even listening to music in a virtual concert. Others may discuss art in the museum district. Decentraland has created a plentiful friendly environment.

Attend Virtual Events

Decentraland Event

All metaverses are host to startup companies since the industry collaboration has significantly increased. Decentraland shows that these collaborations can be exciting. In fact, Decentraland has proven that almost any business can operate within this digital world. As an example, Decentraland has featured a wide variety of renowned DJs. There is an impressive selection of casinos, GolfCraft Island, concerts and many more types of events. Joining such events in decentraland allow businesses to advertise themselves in Decentraland metaverse.

What is a POAP in Decentraland?

To attend Decentraland events, you need to have a special Proof Of Attendance Protocol (POAP) token. These tokens work with the Gnosis Chain Ethereum side-chain. In fact, it is similar to a ticket stub in the physical world. Many of us hold the stub from cherish memorable great concerts or movies.

Proof of attendance tokens, in other words, are a little piece of digital history. These tokens are recorded in the blockchain. If you wish to plan an event or attend one, you need to have these POAP tokens. The Decentraland Foundation has set up an accessible server specifically for POAP creation by Decentraland members.

How to join Decentraland?

Here are some of the basic steps to create an account in the Decentraland metaverse.

  1. The first step is to launch your web browser. Open the official website of Decentraland on your preferred web browser and click “start exploring”.
  2. Then, specify whether you want to access Decentraland metaverse through your browser or a dedicated application. You can also find the Explore on Web option if you only wish to explore the metaverse.
    Decentraland download or play on web
  3. You are required to choose between exploring the Decentraland metaverse as a guest or connecting your blockchain wallet to the metaverse. In case you choose to explore the metaverse as a guest, your progress in Decentraland will be saved locally which is not permanent.
    Decentraland sign in or create an account
    By connecting your blockchain wallet to the Decentraland metaverse, you can save all your progress on a blockchain. The most common choice of digital wallet for Decentraland metaverse users is Metamask. Metamask wallet, or other well-known crypto wallets, allows you to confirm the sign-in process for moving to the next step.
    If you want to choose to Play using you wallet follow these easy steps to install and setup your metamask:
    Step 1: Open a Chrome browser window on your desktop computer.
    Step 2: Log in to your Google account in Chrome.
    Step 3: Click on the Settings menu in Chrome (look for the three dots in the upper right corner).
    Step 4: Select More tools and then select Extensions.
    Step 5: Click on the menu in the upper left corner of Chrome next to Extensions.
    Step 6: Select Open Chrome Web Store at the very bottom of the browser window on the left.
    Step 7: Search the Chrome Web Store for MetaMask.
    Step 8: Select MetaMask (one word) and select Install.
    Step 9: MetaMask should now show up in your Chrome extensions.
    Step 10: After it is installed, click on the MetaMask extension and follow the instructions to continue.
    Step 11: Be sure to save the 12-word MetaMask passphrase you receive during registration. It’s important to keep the passphrase in a safe and secure place, like a safe deposit box or home safe, because it is required to access, use and trade your NFTs.
    Step 12: For maximum security, do not take a photo or upload the passphrase to the web unless it is stored in a password protected file.
    Step 13: You will also be asked to set up a password to access MetaMask. Keep this safe and secure.
    Step 14: Once your MetaMask wallet is set up in Chrome, you can log on to Decentraland and sign in.
  4. Confirming the sign-in process, you need to choose your specific avatar. The “Avatar” selection section provides different options, such as color and types of clothes, skins, etc., for creating your digital character. Users can use different mix-and-match combinations to customize their avatars. You can change the appearance of your digital avatar anytime within the metaverse. Finish the step by choosing a name for your avatar.
  5. You are all set. Click the Done button. Now, you have everything required for experiencing the immersive world of the Decentraland metaverse.

Then, you immediately enter the Decentraland metaverse. You will find yourself in the Genesis Plaza, which offers access to all you can explore in the Decentraland metaverse. You will see the digital avatars of other people walking around in the Genesis Plaza.

Decentraland Genesis Plaza

How to join an event in Decentraland

All you need is to have your Decentraland passport and avatar.

  1. If you already have an account in Decentraland, enter your password and go to your account. If you do not, you must create your account with the help of the above guide. It’s possible to join Decentraland events with or without connecting your digital wallet to your account.
    Decentraland choose avatar
  2. You might have a link to teleport to the event directly. Otherwise click the ‘Event tab’ on the page. A list of current events and future events will appear on the screen. You can search for the name and date of an event to find it in the list.
  3. Choose the event you look for. If the event is live, use your POAP token, if required, click the icon and ‘jump’ in it.
  4. If you wish, you can save your favorite Decentraland events and ask for a future reminder.

Now you can walk around the event location and explore the area. You also can try out the different emotes, type something in the chat, or directly speak to other Decentraland users. It will be fun!

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About Motahareh

How to join an event in DecentralandMotahareh Khalvandy is an applied linguist currently writing for NFTNEWSPRO. She is fascinated by creativity and innovation of NFTs and web3. In her free time, she enjoys translating books and articles.

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