We’re excited to introduce Avatars for Decentraland! Express your virtual self and explore the metaverse in style with a truly one-of-a-kind avatar. Find out more at https://t.co/g24dIcDu8l pic.twitter.com/0UKfA5kUtH
— Decentraland (@decentraland) April 23, 2019
According to the announcement, for a small MANA fee, users will be able to create an Avatar from hundreds of different characteristics, ranging from facial features to outfits. Additionally, users can claim a unique name on the blockchain.
Each Avatar also gets a Passport that functions as a single sign-on identity across the metaverse.
While the functionality has not been released, users can sign-up here to receive alerts and become an early adopter. The project notes that 50 lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive limited edition accessories from a not-yet-disclosed partner.
This news comes less than a month after MANA was added to the AltDex Blockchain Gaming Index (ALTGME), a crypto index that focuses on coins and tokens directly related to blockchain gaming.
MANA is currently down 8.6% on the day to $0.051202, giving the token a $53.7 million market cap.
Related: AltDex Blockchain Gaming Index
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