Metaverse, the popular virtual world always offers unique and unpredictable things for us.
The virtual world is not only a place for spend your time and money, but you can also earn money.
You can do various thing to get the money, including playing a game.
Yup! you aren’t wrong, playing a game in the metaverse then earn the money!
Dominic Lumabi sits on the computer in his Manila bedroom pitting his puffer fish-like cartoon NFT characters against others.
He is earning cryptocurrency to support his family during the COVID-19 pandemic from the game.
He plays the Axie Infinity, a blockchain-based play-to-earn game that exploded in popularity in developing nations such as the Philippines as the fallout from the pandemic destroyed jobs and forced many to stay home.
Its fans, financial backers and creators, Vietnam-based Sky Mavis, say it is a revolutionary step towards the future of the Internet.
But detractors warn the game is a “house of cards” with some likening it to a fraud scheme driven by hype and speculation.
Lumabi, 26 years old man who losing his job at an advertising firm due to pandemic.
Firstly, he plays the last June, previously he tried to open an online store, but failed.
“At first, I was sceptical because I thought it was a Ponzi scam,” Lumabi said.
In Axie Infinity, players participate in battles using colourful blob-like Axies, and are mainly rewarded “Smooth Love Potion” (SLPs) that can be exchanged for cryptocurrency or cash – or invested back into the game’s virtual world, Lunacia.
Lumabi plays for two hours a day in the tiny house he shares with his parents and four sisters.
He successfully earning 8,000 to 10,000 pesos (€136- €170) per month.
Nearly half of what he makes at his current job as a content moderator working nine-hour graveyard shifts.