Multifunctional Metaverse for Citizens
The city of Seoul, South Korea, announced on the 16th that it has started a virtual space project called Metaverse Seoul, which provides administrative services.
The project is a concept to provide services in a virtual environment in all fields such as economy, education, administration, taxation, and communication. Various contents are planned to be developed, including a creative space for citizen participation, a business support center, tourist spots in Seoul, and a counseling room plaza with avatars for young people.
In line with the development of information and communications and the mainstreaming of the digital age, Seoul is formulating the Metaverse Seoul Basic Plan for administrative services. It was a period.
What is the Metaverse
A multiplayer 3D virtual reality world built on the Internet. You can enjoy various ways using avatars. For example, the in-game metaverse called “The Sandbox” provides voxel art creation tools and game creation tools, allowing users to create their own games and facilities.
Soul metaverse concept
The City of Seoul cites the following as concepts for this Metaverse.
- Space for free and creative expression and communication
- A world where you can be active regardless of your body, age, environment, etc.
As for the first, Seoul Plaza where you can read e-books published by the city of Seoul, seasonal mini-games, public participation exhibition, etc. will be set up. Citizens can participate in the community space 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
As for the second, by using an avatar (your own character), everyone can spend time together without worrying about physical characteristics, age, environment, etc. Specifically, he mentioned a space for interacting with fintech companies, a business support center, and a Seoul tourism experience.
There is also a counseling room for young people, where you can transform into an avatar and consult with them in a virtual space composed of 6 themes, and you can receive learning guidance using the document sharing function.
By using avatars, young people who are hesitant about face-to-face counseling can feel free to consult with them. In addition, it provides consultation on certificate acquisition and tax matters, as well as the provision of virtual meeting rooms.
Metaverse Code of Ethics
The city of Seoul has stipulated the Metaverse Code of Ethics for the operation of the Metaverse space.
As a background, in the Metaverse, problems such as sexual crimes against avatars, verbal violence, and information infringement are emerging. In order to create a healthy space, contact between avatars is prohibited, and safety measures such as rant filtering and unhealthy behavior reporting functions are provided.
Movement of Busan City
In South Korea, the city of Busan was designated as a regulation-free zone for blockchain technology in 2019, and there are plans to utilize blockchain in various fields such as finance and logistics.
In 2022, we will announce partnerships with FTX, Binance, Crypto.com, Gate.io, Huobi Global, etc. to launch a digital asset exchange from Busan. However, after the FTX bankruptcy, it has shown a stance of proceeding with its own plans without partnering with such exchanges.
Relation: FTX partners with Busan, South Korea to launch an exchange and promote blockchain