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Open Metaverse Alliance starts operations, challenges Meta on the future of internet




The Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA3), a collaboration of Web3 metaverse platform creators, was officially launched on 1 November, and now is offering its memberships across two tiers, sponsors and creators, reports Blockchain.News.

Initially disclosed in July, OMA3 officially opened up its operations on Tuesday, 1 November, when it was announced at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

The OMA3 is backed by Web3 companies that seek to solve interoperability challenges for the metaverse. The alliance aims to unite Web3 creators for the sake of creating standards to help push for an immersive future internet where people interact via digital avatars in a decentralised manner.

OMA3, which is governed by a decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO), invites all blockchain-based metaverse platform creators to join the association.

Web3 companies backing the OMA3 are concerned that a single powerful company could dominate the metaverse landscape and make everyone use a closed system. This has been witnessed in different generations of technology over the years. But these web creators are advocating that the metaverse should not be under the control of the Dark Lord.

The members include web3 companies such as Decentraland, Dapper Labs, Space, Superwold, The Sandbox, Alien Worlds, Yuga Labs, Upland, Metametaverse, SuperWorld, Voxels, Decentral Games, Animoca Brands, and more. These firms are doing the necessary tasks to ensure that the metaverse remains open, according to the report.

The OMA3 team aims to address interoperability challenges within the metaverse by establishing uniform standards for blockchain gaming so that users will be able to take their digital items from one world to another within the metaverse, a network of interconnected virtual worlds where people can meet, work and play, using virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, smartphone apps or other devices.

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