Private investors are already printing money into the metaverse
Stop what you are doing and read this now.
Before you dismiss this topic or get lost … know that 99% of the population is completely ignoring this new trend.
Most people don’t think it’s real.
Or they think it’s too complicated …
Or they think it’s a passing fad …
Or they just think there’s no way to get involved …
But as I’ll show you today, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
Trend alert: the metaverse will hit billions
I’ll be honest with youâ¦ I’m not much of a tech geek. I don’t play video games and can use a computer at the high school level at best.
I prefer to get my hands dirty while camping or surfing.
However, when I see an obvious trend that most people ignore, I immediately know that there is a huge opportunity to create massive amounts of wealth.
I did it with real estate in Central Americaâ¦ I did it with cannabisâ¦ and more recently I did it with psychedelics.
This is exactly what I see with the “metaverse”.
To be fair, there is already a lot of traction in this market. The metaverse is not as âhiddenâ as other private investment opportunities. But the scale of this new trend makes up for the fact that there are already billions of dollars being made.
For example, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella said:
“When we talk about the metaverse, we are describing both a new platform and a new kind of app, similar to how we used to talk about the web and websites in the early ’90s.”
Jensen Huang, billionaire co-founder and CEO of Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) said:
“I’m pretty sure at this point Omniverse or the Metaverse is going to be a new economy bigger than our current economy.”
These are not passing statements from random internet trolls. It’s the CEOs of some of the world’s biggest tech companies who vouch for the power of the metaverse …
And their businesses are embracing this trend.
Of course, you’ve heard of the rebranding of Facebook and the change of its name to Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:FB).
CEO Mark Zuckerberg described exactly what his company does in a recent letter from the founder.
âWe are at the start of the next chapter for the Internet, and this is also the next chapter for our businessâ¦ In the metaverse you will be able to do almost anything you can imagine: get together with your friends and family, work, learn. , play, buy, create – as well as completely new experiences that don’t quite match the way we think of computers or phones today.
(You can read the entire letter from Zuckerberg’s founder here.)
Whether or not you “buy” the idea of ââthe metaverse, if you’re here, I know one thing about:
You are an investor looking for unique opportunities with enormous upside potential that you can exploit to your advantage.
This that’s why we need to learn more about the metaverse …
Define our conditions
The ancient Greeks used the word “meta” to refer to “after”, “behind” or “beyond”. When combined with “-verse” (referring to “universe”), the metaverse is, in essence, an alternate universe.
Logistically, a metaverse is an alternate digital reality where people socialize, work, play, and transact. If you’ve used virtual reality or massively multiplayer online (MMO) video games like Second life and World of warcraft, you participated in “proto” versions of the metaverse.
Now, developers are building metavers on blockchains, where autonomous cities and virtual economies simulate real-world interactions. This is what Facebook / Meta Platforms plans to do.
Think of a metaverse as the social media part of the internet that comes to life. The current generation of social media is all about sharing, but the next generation – the metaverse – will be all about participating.
It’s a virtual environment that you can walk into, instead of just staring at a screen.
It’s a game or a virtual world that has everything you could possibly want.
It is essentially a world of endless, interconnected virtual communities where people can meet, work and play using virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, smartphone apps, and other technology.
Metaverse can also integrate other aspects of life online, such as shopping and banking.
It’s the next evolution in connectivity.
The metaverse is gaining ground
Look, you don’t have to like the idea of ââthe metaverse to make money from it. The metaverse is gaining ground …
Just look at some of the things that have happened over the past few months …
- Decentraland (CCC:MANA-USD), a blockchain metaverse platform, recently saw a “property” sell for $ 1.3 million.
- According to Financial post, “Tokens.com Corp. has purchased a 50% stake in Metaverse Group [in September] valued at around $ 1.7 million. Metaverse Group is a Metaverse real estate company. It is poised to compete with other virtual real estate companies that are already gearing up to launch marketable real estate investment trusts (REITs).
- Animoca brands, a company that issues digital property rights to players via non-fungible tokens (NFTs), recently raised nearly $ 90 million. The fundraiser was based on the company’s valuation of $ 1 billion and included investors such as the Rothschild Investment Trust.
Keep in mind that these are examples of âdigital real estateâ.
This means millions of dollars are changing hands for the rights to own âplots of landâ in a digital universe.
If this sounds completely crazy to you, don’t worry, you are not alone.
This is why most people ignore what is going on. It seems too far-fetched and ridiculous to even spend time learning. (On the other hand, those of you with children or grandchildren who play Roblox (NYSE:RBLX) Where Fortnite 22 hours a day might start to figure things out.)
But I’m sure the Metaverse will be one of those things you’ll regret if you don’t get involved. (Think Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD), around 2010.)
From an investing standpoint, you can take the easy route and just buy stocks in companies, such as Meta / FB, which are jumping on the metaverse trend.
But that’s not how I maximize feedback on new trends.
The most strategic and cost effective way to target a new trend is to find private companies that have not yet reached public markets.
There is much, much more potential in private business … especially private companies that are targeting trends in their infancy.
To get started, here are three ways to invest in private metaverse right now …
- Invest in a REIT and let him take care of your investment for you. Ideally, you can just go to MetaverseREIT.com.
- Rent out properties if you have any goods or services to sell. At the moment you can rent a space in Cryptovoxels (CCC:COLR-USD), Decentraland, somnium (CCC:CUBE-USD), The sandbox (CCC:SABLE-USD), and Uplands (CCC:UPX-USD)â¦ All metaverse.
- Buy NFTs. These are virtual tokens struck on the blockchain for digital scarcity, security and authenticity. They are unique, indivisible and not interchangeable. This allows true digital ownership of game assets. Buy utility tokens or NFTs on these platforms: OpenSea or Republic.co.
It may seem overwhelming and / or downright impossible to understand.
Its good. It was also for me when I started my research.
While there have already been many mind-boggling deals with billions of dollars changing hands every week, we are only scratching the surface of this metaverse trend.
Where things will end is up to everyone to guess. But as private investors, this is an opportunity that we cannot ignore.
By learning all of this now (and taking a few small investment positions), we will put ourselves in a very strategic position to make huge gains over the next few years.
We will come back to this trend in the coming months.
And we keep an eye out for attractive private investments. Specifically, I’m looking for companies that build the infrastructure that facilitates the functionality of the metaverse.
If you can’t wait another second to get involved, you can speculate on Metaverse Cryptocurrencies. Just be prepared for a mad rush of volatility.
Editor, Venture capital collection
As of the publication date, Cody Shirk does not have (directly or indirectly) any position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publication guidelines.
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