Uhive is the world’s first social metaverse and there’s no other way around it
What journalists, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and just about everyone else are talking about right now is Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook aspires to become the world’s first metaverse. But the only one problem with this is that he couldn’t be more wrong – the world’s-first metaverse is already here, and it’s called Uhive! So let us prove it and introduce this wonderful project to you.
Uhive, the British startup out of London, launched its social metaverse back in 2020, after two-years in development. Is a revolutionary first social network that has made it its mission to turn current social networks business models on their head. The project began as a whitepaper that was written by Muayyad Shehadeh, Uhive’s Founder and CEO, entrepreneur, and global leader in the cloud backup space. Muayyad dreamed of a platform that would blur the line between the physical (real) world and the digital one. Instead of keeping the two separate, the idea was to build a space, an economy, and experience that transcended both worlds. Somewhere you could be yourself, or be someone else for that matter, but at the same time, earn and spend those earnings anywhere, make friends and join communities that have as much to offer offline as online, and create experiences that are so much more than linear and two-dimensional.
So, what exactly is Uhive doing to bring the metaverse to everyone’s daily lives? They’ve built a world within their app called the ‘Oasis’ and this is where the journey into the metaverse really begins. Within this world content is brought to life, by exploring spaces (profiles) in 3D and being able to go in any direction, users can randomly explore a neighborhood, a cluster of communities, or stay on a fixed path, all mimicking exactly how we interact in the physical world with information and people. You can purchase virtual real estate (spaces) by virtue of an interactive map that shows you what assets your potential space is surrounded by, and by way of proprietary AI tech, get a valuation for that space based on thousands of data points. High-valued spaces have already begun to spring up around influencers who have joined Uhive and turned that little part of the metaverse into a high-traffic and highly desirable neighborhood. The Oasis is primed for virtual reality, and will launch it’s VR experience in the near future.
When you engage with, or create content on Uhive, committing any time or energy to building the experience for others, you’ll be rewarded with cryptocurrency payments. Again, exactly as you would be compensated in the physical world, where we are continually paid for the same amount of effort and contributions we make. Also within the Uhive Metaverse lies infinite possibilities to create, customize, integrate and explore – you make the rules that apply to your space, you build and own everything, and this transcends both digital and physical worlds. According to Uhive and its new world order – our digital life should be as much about ownership as our physical one!
What to take from this outstanding project ?
- A Value-Based Social Network – Their financial ecosystem is powered by the Uhive Token (HVE2), their very own cryptocurrency. This allows users to tip creators, send P2P transactions, create paywalls, buy awards, and digital assets like NFTs, by setting their own prices, without any impediment from a financial institution.
- No Censorship – A social network’s content moderation should be decentralized, not a small group acting as judge, jury and content-executioner. Uhive created the world’s first decentralized content moderation platform (DeMo) that means millions of you are in control, not them.
- Own the Experience – Uhive don’t stop at content ownership – they want you to take ownership of the entire Uhive experience. You’re able to select the type of content you see, engage with and follow, using Uhive’s proprietary AI engine, creating an experience entirely customised by you, not an advertiser’s agenda.
- Own Your Content & Earn from it – In a world where ‘content is king’ Uhive wants to hand you the keys to your kingdom, by allowing you to literally own all the content you create on their social network and profit from it (if you want to)!
Important thing to notice is that Uhive and its metaverse ambitions in general, hold no aspirations to become a replacement to the physical world – a hug from your mum is not something VR, AR, Uhive or the metaverse can substitute, or would even want to. But Uhive’s ambitions lie within levelling the playing field. By understanding what the metaverse means and what it can do for you, and then taking your place within it, is a way to take back control from Big Tech. Digital exploitation is rampant in this world, but it’s impossible in the metaverse!