Liquid Avatar Technologies to Host All Things Metaverse Mainstage Panel Featuring Aftermath Islands at Los Angeles Comic Con
Panel to focus on emerging metaverse platforms and technologies, and showcase Oasis Digital Studios programs
Toronto, Canada – November 10, 2021 – Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. (CSE: LQID / OTCQB:LQAVF / FRA:4T51) (“Liquid Avatar Technologies” or the “Company”), a global blockchain, digital identity and fintech solutions company, together with its wholly owned NFT-and metaverse focused subsidiary Oasis Digital Studios (“Oasis”), is pleased to announce that the Company, recently announced as the Digital Innovation Partner at this year’s Los Angeles Comic Con (“LACC”), will be presenting a Mainstage panel entitled All Things Metaverse on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. PST. Featuring its client’s Aftermath Islands metaverse and their recently launched Virtual Land (VL) platform, the panel will focus on the state of the metaverse and how business, industry, and consumers can benefit from this emerging immersive experience. According to Aftermath Islands, VL and special limited-edition items are expected to be released at the event for attendees and subscribers.
At its last live event in 2019, LACC was attended by more than 123,000 people and is projecting a significant turnout this year as one of the only live major industry events in 2021. Liquid Avatar Technologies will showcase Oasis, Aftermath Islands, comic and graphics art partner Apex Comics Group, and some exciting new programs in more than 1,500-square feet of prime floor space. Liquid Avatar Technologies is also hosting a digital, augmented reality (AR) scavenger hunt for all attendees, allowing participants to visit a range of booths and experiences and claim digital items to complete the scavenger hunt and then redeem them for prizes at the Liquid Avatar Technologies booth.
Oasis’ client, Aftermath Islands, will be prominently featured throughout the event including front and center at the Mainstage panel on Sunday morning, and will feature special discounts and offerings, including exclusive in-game items at the Company’s booth, #1241. All visitors can claim a voucher at the Liquid Avatar Technologies Booth that can be exchanged for a FREE NFT Commemorative Banner that can be planted within the Aftermath Islands metaverse. Other special items will only be available at the show on a first-come, first-serve basis through Aftermath Islands as well as special access to the online store during the event.
“Los Angeles Comic Con represents an amazing opportunity for Liquid Avatar Technologies, Oasis Digital Studios, and its clients to introduce all our offerings, including a new metaverse platform, Aftermath Islands, to potentially tens of thousands of gamers, comic book, anime, and other industry fans and players,” said David Lucatch CEO – Liquid Avatar and Managing Director – Oasis. “With Phase 1 Virtual Land sales well on the way and a host of new items and surprises planned over the next several weeks together with exclusive event items, we believe that LACC is the perfect venue to accelerate awareness and players for Aftermath Islands.”
On November 4, 2021, Aftermath Islands launched its VL sales for Phase 1 of its metaverse platform on Shopify using the Waxify App offering Digital Collectibles on the Wax blockchain.
While some key land has already sold out, a limited number of single plots of VL representing 1,000 square meters are still available at introductory prices starting at $35 USD, and larger limited parcels of VL starting with four and as large as 100 plots, are also still available. According to Aftermath Islands, just over 7,500 parcels on themed, community and estate islands, with an aggregate opening list value of approximately $1.4 million USD, have been released in the opening sale with other phases currently in development. Buyers may purchase VL with fiat, (traditional currencies), as well as select cryptocurrencies using PayPal and Coinbase, with no gas fees, and then have the assets automatically dropped to their connected wallets.
Aftermath Islands is a planned metaverse, which is under an exclusive agency contract with Oasis. Previews are available for all themed, community and estate islands. Additional assets, such as thematic dwellings designed for each island, are under development along with other interactive items which will also ultimately be available for sale as NFTs. All NFTs can be resold at the discretion of the holder using 3rd party unaffiliated marketplaces and private sale programs.
Aftermath Islands is designed to provide online users with theme-based first-person, AR and virtual reality (VR) experiences, quests, games, and integrated eCommerce activities, creating a virtual world supported by users and brands. Under its exclusive agency contract, Oasis, will receive up to 30% of the revenue from all sales, including primary VL and items, a portion of land and item resales, property management fees, together with a significant grant of VL, and exercisable equity in the platform. The Liquid Avatar Mobile App is also slated to play a role to support digital credentials required to manage Aftermath Islands metaverse accounts and asset verification.
All Aftermath Islands players will have access to create a Liquid Avatar account allowing them to manage their digital identity and certain “crossover” assets and activities connecting in-game activities to real-world activities and engagement. Potential opportunities include managing avatars, items, integrated AR events and programs, and purchasing conventional items like sneakers or trainers through KABN KASH and earning exclusive bonuses, like matching digital assets for use in Aftermath Islands.
Limited brand and private island partnerships that will allow consumer, entertainment, sports, DeFi, fintech, and commercial organizations to build and manage their own experiences inside the Aftermath Islands metaverse are currently in discussion.
Aftermath Islands advises that in the coming months updated white papers and technical reviews will be available, the initial governing counsel will be formed, and additional themes, new communities, and estates will open allowing players to own VL across a wide range of islands. For entertainment, financial, game, product, and other brands, select island environments will allow commercial operations and ownership, providing enterprises with the tools to create and support economic opportunities.
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About Aftermath Islands – www.aftermathislands.com
Aftermath Islands as first described in the initial whitepaper published in 2017 and then subsequently updated, was based on the premise of a water-world with islands that represented destinations in a global virtual game. Since then, the Aftermath Islands metaverse has evolved and now represents exciting themed based islands, communities, and estates where players can experience a wide range of adventures and opportunities.
In Aftermath Islands’ virtual world, users can buy, develop, trade, and sell Virtual Land (VL), property and assets, like buildings, crafted items, transport, and other items all through NFTs, a non-fungible token that represents the ownership of virtual and other assets. Each plot or parcel of VL is unique and owners get to choose what content they want to publish on their VL. This can range from simple scenery and structures to an interactive game, store, warehouse, dwelling, facility, or destination. Users can purchase VL as well as all other goods and services in Aftermath Islands with CREDITS, the current code name for in-game currency, fiat and other authorized currencies, coins, and tokens.
Aftermath Islands is a shared virtual world, much like the Metaverse described by author Ernest Cline in his science-fiction novels Ready Player One and Ready Player Two. Expected to launch mid-2022, Aftermath Islands will allow users to connect and interact with each other, create content, craft, participate in activities and quests and play games. Aftermath Islands will have a virtual economy where users can engage in a myriad of in-world economic transactions as well as monetize the content, items, quests, and applications they build.
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About Oasis Digital Studios Limited – www.oasisdigitalstudios.com
Oasis Digital Studios Limited (“Oasis”) brings together leading individuals and organizations in blockchain technology, computer graphics, augmented reality, entertainment, art, sports, gaming, music, media, comic book, memorabilia, and pop culture arenas to support the fast-paced and growing digital collectible and NFT marketplace. The Oasis business model is to create storytelling, experiential and collectible partnerships with artists, sports personalities, talent, brands, and commercial enterprises to create digital offerings and digital / physical product programs via digital collectibles and NFTs. Oasis uses multimedia, cinematics, animations, and other techniques to create unique products together with the latest Augmented Reality and virtual technologies to tell the Artist and Talent stories providing immersive experiences for Digital Collectibles and NFTs. The Oasis AR Enhanced NFT experience, powered by ImagineAR, will be available exclusively through the Liquid Avatar Mobile App, which features the ability for users to create digital icons that allow them to manage, control and create value from their biometrically verified digital identity, and is available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
About Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. – www.liquidavatartechnologies.com
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. focuses on the verification, management and monetization of Self Sovereign Identity, empowering users to control and benefit from the use of their online identity.
The Liquid Avatar Mobile App, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play is a verified Self Sovereign Identity platform that empowers users to create high quality digital icons representing their online personas. These icons allow users to manage and control their digital identity and Verifiable Access and Identity Credentials, and to use Liquid Avatars to share public and permission based private data when they want and with whom they want.
The Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) has been developed to support all participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies initially as a node on the Indicio Network. The Company is a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, DIACC, the Covid Credentials Initiative (“CCI”), The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.
The Company has a suite of early-stage revenue generating programs that support the Liquid Avatar Mobile App program, including KABN KASH, a cash back and reward program that has over 500 leading online merchants. In Canada, the Company also has the KABN Visa Card, a “challenger financial” platform that allows users to manage and control a range of financial services for traditional and digital currencies. The Company is currently exploring expansion of the KABN Visa Card program to other geographic regions, including the USA.
The Company’s subsidiary, Oasis Digital Studios, is a creative and development agency that supports a wide range of artists, talent, and enterprises with Non-Fungible Token (NFT) solutions.
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol “LQID” (CSE:LQID).
The Company also trades in the United States, on the OTCQB under the symbol “LQAVF” and in Frankfurt under the symbol “4T51”.
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