This week Metafluence is celebrating an important milestone. The one that is the fruition of our non-stop journey towards realizing our visions and building an influencer-centric metaverse for everyone. So sit closer:
Half a year ago, we had our IDO and launched our $METO token. Over the past six months, we have gotten bigger, stronger, and wiser. Today we would like to share some of our success stories under three main categories: Business Development, Products, and Marketing.
Advisors and Backers
From the very beginning, the Metafluence team was guided and advised by well-known top industry experts. We’ve always been seeking new opportunities to help the project grow further and have been open to new connections that can add significant value to the project.
And today, we’re proud to have 5 advisors on board, including Jedidiah Taylor, Chris Coll-Beswick, Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki, Raj Kapoor, and Ergi Sener.
Metafluence has also sparked great interest among notable VC funds and has been invested and backed by Sheesha Finance, BlueZilla, Kommunitas, Interstellar Ventures, and many others.
$METO IDO, Listings, and Holders Count
On January 24, 2022, Metafluence launched an IDO exclusively on BlueZilla, the leading launchpad network on Binance Smart Chain, which includes prominent launchpads such as BSCPad, NFTLaunch, and MetaVPad.
The IDO was completely sold out within hours of listing. The same day, $METO was listed on MEXC Global and PancakeSwap. Today, $METO is traded on four exchanges, of which three are popular CEXs: MEXC Global, Gate.io, Bitmart, and PancakeSwap. Listing on several exchanges has numerous benefits such as higher volume, wider network, higher liquidity, more credibility, further exposure, bigger community, enhanced sustainability, etc.
Furthermore, regarding the token holders’ amount, $METO currently has 13K+ holders on WEB3 wallets alone (excluding CEXs and staked tokens), meaning thousands of people worldwide believe in the Metafluence ecosystem & its native currency.
Throughout these six months, we’ve partnered with some of the leading projects in the industry, including SolChicks, SupraOracles, NFTb, and many others.
Each of these partnerships has its own goal to strengthen and benefit all the parties involved. Some, for example, are more focused on developing the technical side, others on the community and Metaverse integration sides, etc. The total partners count as of today is 13, and many more are on the way!
Metahut and Land Plot Private Sale, INO, and Public Sale
The early VCs who participated in the private sale of Metafluence City virtual properties were 2A Ventures, Pack Capital, and TUAL Group. The INO of Metahuts and Land Plots was held on five different launchpads on various dates, while the Public Sale of Metahuts and Land Plots was launched on June 27 on the designated Metafluence City Map.
Some remarkable platforms that held the INO were NFTb, Babylons, and Bitforex. Currently, we’re also developing our own NFT Marketplace, where users will be able to trade their Land Plots and Metahuts with each other. More updates on that will be shared soon.
PRODUCTS WE LAUNCHED
$METO Staking Model
On the 5th of March, we introduced the $METO Staking Model to our community members. This model offers 4 pools in total:
- NANO Pool (3 months)
- MICRO Pool (6 months)
- MACRO Pool (9 months)
- MEGA Pool (12 months)
Each pool has its own APY and capacity. Our largest staking pool, MEGA, has been filled as of July 20, with 20M $METO staked in it for 1 year. This is a strong indication of how strong and supportive our community is and has been throughout the project’s development. We’re also planning to launch new staking pools in the near future; more details are to be announced as we advance further.
With the launch of the Public Sale of Metahuts and Land Plots on June 27, we’ve also introduced Metafluence City Navigation Map. This Map portrays the city’s plan, locations of the Land Plots, parks, City Center, Lake, Influencers and Investors’ Metahuts, and so on.
The map is also where the magic happens; everyone who wishes to can connect their MetaMask wallets to the website and acquire their desired properties in Metafluence City.
Virtual Properties: Land Plots and Metahuts
One of the foundational blocks of Metafluence City is virtual properties. And the launch of our first virtual properties, Land Plots and Metahuts, was celebrated enthusiastically by our community.
Land Plot is a virtual 100M x 100M spot within Metafluence City. The Land Plot is unique in that it allows users to purchase, own, and develop their virtual real estate. You will also be able to acquire a Metahut on your empty Land Plots in the future.
On the other hand, Metahut is a Metaverse residence consisting of various rooms such as the NFT Room, Event Room, and Shopping Room. Each room is designed for a specific purpose.
The Event Room is perfect for hosting parties or other events, while the NFT Room is ideal for those interested in collecting and trading non-fungible tokens. Finally, the Shopping Room is a great place to buy & sell virtual goods and to collaborate with brands.
Metafluence v1.0.0 (Alpha Testing)
On August 10, we will launch the Metafluence City Alpha Version. Users will be able to create their own personalized avatars and use them to explore the Metahuts in 3D, meaning they’ll be able to walk around the Metahuts, visit NFT, Event, and Shopping rooms, and appreciate each of these rooms’ beautiful details.
In addition, multiplayer voice chat functionality will also be available for users to communicate and socialize with each other.
BIANNUAL MARKETING REPORT
Our team has traveled worldwide, from Dubai to Istanbul, from Antalya to Amsterdam, and participated in and organized various online events and AMA sessions to showcase opportunities Metafluence City offers to broader and diversified audiences. A few of the most important events we’ve participated in or organized:
- Binance Live Event — Elvin Aziyev, our former CEO, shared some of his thoughts on SocialFi, Web3, and Sharing Economy on March 24, 2022
- World Ecom Expo 2022 — Metafluence Co-Founder and CEO, Emin Vali, was a speaker in the Metaverse Talkshow during the Gala night of World Ecom Expo 2022. He elaborated on the concept of virtual Land Plots & Metahuts and why brands, influencers, and individuals must join the metaverse trend before it’s too late.
- Expo 2020 Dubai — Our participation in the WEIF 2022 within the scope of Expo 2020 Dubai was another critical step in our mission to attract investors, brands, and people from various industries to the Metafluence ecosystem.
- NFT Summit Istanbul — We were the Diamond Sponsor of the event, which took place on May 28–29, 2022, and focused on Web 3.0 technologies and the future perspectives of the NFT industry with the participation of 100+ professional speakers.
- MET AMS — After participating in various industry-related events in UAE, Turkey, and Asia, we’ve entered the Europe Metaverse market in Europe’s leading metaverse festival in Amsterdam during June 14–17, 2022.
- Blockchain Wave 3.0 — An event focusing on the Metaverse, NFTs, Web 3.0, and Blockchain in Antalya on May 18, 2022. We were a Diamond Sponsor of the event, and Emin Vali was one of the speakers.
- Asia Metaverse Conference — Emin Vali was also a speaker at Asia Metaverse Conference, an online event including 5,000+ global companies, organized by the Metaverse Club, on May 24–26, 2022.
- BUSIAD Event — Emin Vali participated in “The True Digital Twin in the Production: Metaverse” event, which was hosted by BUSIAD, Bursa Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association, on June 17, 2022.
- 12 AMAs in 3 different languages (ENG, TUR, RU)
As an influencer-centric metaverse for everyone, one of the critical missions of Metafluence is to gather hundreds of influencers from all over the world under one roof. The logic behind Metafluence is simple yet powerful: If influencers with millions of fans come together under one roof in the Metaverse, then everyone may follow. Throughout these 6 months, we’ve been continuously running various Influencer Marketing activities, and so far, Metafluence has been covered by more than 500+ influencers worldwide!
100+ influencers with 50M+ audiences have already got their virtual properties in Metafluence City and became Metafluence citizens. Janice Hung, Youssef Bouba, Abdelouahed Benomar, Dallas Hart, Ray Diaz, Bader Mohammed, Lucas Clash On, Felipe Viktor, The Moon Carl, Salim Hamidi, Hamza Taiss, Mahmut Erdal, Jimi Jackson, Anyuta Rai are only a few of them.
The influencers in Metafluence City have also started creating their virtual avatars to prepare for the launch of the MVP (Demo version of Metafluence City and Metahuts). And we must say, the majority of them got super creative and built absolutely superb avatars that pretty much look like them!
Another step our influencers took towards expanding their metaverse presence is to start utilizing their NFT Rooms. Influencers such as Ozan Sihay, Salim Hamidi, and Janice Hung have already been showcasing their NFT collections in their Metahuts’ NFT Rooms.https://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?type=text%2Fhtml&key=a19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07&schema=twitter&url=https%3A//twitter.com/metafluence/status/1540688911231373313&image=https%3A//i.embed.ly/1/image%3Furl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fabs.twimg.com%252Ferrors%252Flogo46x38.png%26key%3Da19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07
Our PR team got Metafluence City highlighted in many places, but some of them are too good to skip. For example, our billboards have been shown to people in Times Square (New York), Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, California), Boston, and SOGO (the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong).
While we have been busy with our products’ fast development according to our roadmap, many authoritative sources have covered our story:
Yahoo Finance: Metafluence is set to address the challenges and unleash the full potential of Influencer Marketing in Metaverse.
Forbes: Is Bitcoin Becoming Just Another Tech Stock? (Elvin Aziyev’s thoughts on the topic)
Cointelegraph: Influencers are invited to become ‘metapreneurs’ as social media moves to Web 3.0.
Investing.com: Metafluence: The First Influencer Platform Connecting Influencers, Brands and Audiences in The Metaverse.
Webtekno: Markalar ve Influencerlar İçin Geliştirilen Metaverse Projesi Metafluence, Gate.io’da Listelendi. (in Turkish)
Nasdaq: The Next Generation In Influencer Marketing And Entrepreneurship In The Metaverse.
Benzinga: The Metaverse Economy: Metafluence Announces Date of I.D.O. Launch.
Besides being seen on authoritative sources, we have also been creating various helpful, informational, and educational blog posts to keep our community updated with the industry news and Metafluence’s updates. These include but are not limited to:
- Metafluence Raises $3M in Oversubscribed Funding Rounds
- How to Stake $METO? — A Step-by-Step Guide
- Land & Metahut Sales Started — Early Landowners Settle in the Metafluence World
- Virtual Properties Sale in Metafluence City
- How to buy Land Plots in Metafluence City
In our efforts to build a stronger community involving people from around the world, we’ve launched 6 Community Groups on Telegram, five of which are local. These groups let our community members engage with one another and contact us directly when they need it. Here’s the list of them:
Social Media & Website
Six months aren’t a long period, but it was for us to gather over 360K followers on social media in total. Find our social media accounts and the number of their followers to date below:
- Twitter (129,200)
- Telegram (83,211)
- Discord (48,200)
- Instagram (41,200)
- Facebook (16,248)
- LinkedIn (12,697)
- YouTube (23,900)
- Reddit (11,891)
Besides our significant social media success, we have also had 500K+ visitors from 214 countries on our website so far.
Metafluence is an influencer-driven social metaverse with a limited number of virtual properties neighboring brands and influencers followed by millions of loyal fans. Thanks to its influencer-driven nature, we believe that it’ll bring together audiences of various influencers from all nationalities and industries.
Metafluence City will give everyone a stage in the Metaverse. Our residents will have a chance to become a Metapreneur, a metaverse entrepreneur, thanks to our influence-to-earn platform. They will be given the needed tools to shine with their creativity and monetize their social influence. For example, they’ll be able to showcase and sell their NFTs, organize virtual events, create a MetaCommerce shop, acquire virtual properties, and be a pioneer of the emerging Web3 civilization.
With various rooms designated specifically for certain purposes, Metahuts, are one of the main architectural elements of the city that combine in itself all the needed mechanisms for their owners to welcome their guests and provide them with an unforgettable experience.
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