When talking about a fully decentralized or open world, decentralization means not only user-generated content and an interconnected environment, but also the ability to interact between "different worlds". It is the application of blockchain technology that is currently bridging the gap between different worlds, a distributed bookkeeping method that allows users to track the origin and ownership of digital tokens. Almost all the companies developing metaverse components are focused on a future characterized by blockchain-enabled decentralization.
Let's use an analogy to help you understand the important role that blockchain plays in the metaverse. If we think of the metaverse as an Earth, then think of each virtual world as a country separated by an ocean. The introduction of blockchain is as revolutionary to this world as the invention of the ship. Users can store their digital items (tokens) on their ships (blockchain wallets) and travel between virtual worlds, and blockchain technology provides a third-party area for users to store their items and allows them to take them anywhere. Suppose one day the world where a user originally purchased an item no longer exists, he/she can still have the item. If a user wants to sell the item in a different world from the one in which they originally acquired it, they can do so as well, which is true ownership in a virtual world.
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