With a distance of 26 miles, marathons are challenging feats of physical endurance. Long-distance runners will train for weeks, carefully measure their stride, O2 levels, and caloric intake. Failing to do so can cause severe damage to occur during and after the race. Like marathons, technology companies need to make similar preparations to stay competitive and make sure they have enough resources to survive. Unfortunately, blockchain companies feel constant pressure to release updates, iterate on their designs, and somehow increase their reward token value. While token price is a challenging topic, the previous ones are a little more straightforward and well within Terra Virtua’s grasp.
Perhaps the most visible way to stay competitive in the blockchain space is to innovate or deliver new features to the ecosystem. Having the first mover advantage means that competitors need to reverse-engineer, then improve upon the original design. As blockchain is built on transparency, some companies choose to open-source their code, allowing others to create variations and copies overnight. But Terra Virtua keeps their cards close to the chest, considering that they are working with established brands like The Godfather, Pacific Rim, Lost in Space, and Top Gun. Tying a custom interface, back-end, and recognizable intellectual properties together are reinforcing Terra Virtua’s first mover advantage and will ultimately deliver a better experience to users.
By building on the industry trends, Terra Virtua has been able to leap over the current generation of NFTs and gone straight to 3D animated models, viewable in its FanCave and AR. We have previously covered these examples, but a recent Medium article introduced another concept that could quickly propel Terra Virtua into the mainstream.
“Imagine exclusive Game of Thrones finale merchandise available only during the episode. If you could grab exclusive team merchandise when a player hits a home run. Merchandise that becomes available at a concert during specific performances. Owning action figures that come to life — these are the types of things you will experience from Terra Virtua ” — Jawad Ashraf , CTO and Cofounder of Terra Virtua.
Scanning a QR code at the beginning of the episode could redeem an exclusive dragon NFT, Dothraki, or any iconic characters from the show. Obsessive fans who scan all episodes at the time of broadcast could gather a roster of characters. Once a full set is acquired, they might interact in a scene, reveal an easter egg, some deliver some new hidden content. This kind of fan interaction is a novel concept in a marketplace full of imitators. Those who doubt that fans will enjoy this level of detail need only to peruse Reddit forums, some of which have thousands of threads dedicated to show and movie theories.
Building upon the redeemable NFTs, police dramas could use this to drop “clues” to viewers. The Pacific Rim Anime could use this to give people a palette-swapped version of Gypsy Danger. While upcoming media is a no-brainer, older shows and movies could find renewed interest by allowing users to scan QR codes for NFT props, characters, etc. The has been no word if the Robocop franchise is in the works, but there are at least a few thousand fans who would be excited to hear a digital Robo proclaim, “Dead or Alive, you’re coming with me.”
Fans and collectors are more sophisticated than ever. Between internet groups discussing Pokemon cards to TV shows glorifying antiques and collectibles, it seems that everyone is a fan of something. However, unlike antiques, NFTs will never degrade or develop a patina over time. Upon reflection, it is theoretically possible for NFTs to develop a patina, as rust textures should be implementable with a time-lock function within the smart contract. Whatever tricks the Terra Virtua team decides to implement, they will undoubtedly keep the platform in the lead of the blockchain marathon.
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