CNET Founder Halsey Minor’s Voxelus to Issue Its Own Cryptocurrency
Virtual reality and 3-D design content creation platform developed by technology entrepreneur and media outlet CNET founder Halsey Minor has started the pre-sale of its in-game cryptocurrency “voxels.”
The pre-sale of voxels is a part of the platform’s upcoming launch of a new marketplace for VR assets, animations and games in the first quarter of 2016.
Introduced at a virtual reality forum and conference Oculus Connect, the Voxelus platform has processed more than 20,000 downloads of its Creator software despite the relatively small market that the company is targeting.
The rising popularity of the platform derives from its simplicity -- the Voxelus platform and technologies enable all users regardless of artistic abilities and technical skill levels to design virtual spaces and virtual reality games such as RPG and MMO games without writing a single line of code.
“Voxelus is using voxels to make the content accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world, including the 2.5 billion people with no access to a bank account,” Voxelus adviser Michael Terpin told TNW in an interview . “Uphold will help make this universally accessible. It will also trade on exchanges globally and by early next year, it can be purchased on Uphold using traditional credit/debit cards.”
The Voxelus team will be offering 31.5 million voxels in a private crowdsale . Built on Litecoin Core, Voxelus engineers added extra security measures and two-minute verifications on the original core.
Over the next few years, a total of 178.5 million coins will be issued and stored in an online wallet designed by Uphold, previously known as Bitreserve