According to a local media article, the fourth largest city in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, Seongnam, plans to launch a ‘Metaverse Special City Seongnam’ platform by the first half of next year.
Using metaverse technology, the platform will allow users to digitally verify the key city administration and policy status.
To enliven the virtual city, the city decided to provide residents access to extra municipal information on the metaverse platform via non-fungible tokens (NFTs), effectively bringing NFT citizenship to life.
When the service results are revealed in April of next year, the full implementation plan will be validated based on the results, and the virtual city will go live in May or June of next year.
The practice of replicating physical cities in the metaverse seems to be popular. These may, in reality, allow people from all over the world to explore them and enjoy international events, reducing travel distances and other barriers.
Last week, Miami Gardens launched a digital version of the city in the metaverse in order to attract new residents and investors. In June, the city of Beverly Hills filed seven trademark applications to enter the metaverse with virtual concerts and NFTs.