• Tokens in the metaverse soared on Monday due to the integration of a sense of touch and smell into the metaverse experiences.
• Zilliqa price surged by 50%, leading crypto gains, and other tokens such as Sandbox (SAND), Decentraland (MANA), and ApeCoin (APE) also rose significantly.
• The integration of senses into the metaverse experiences was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 by metaverse-focused companies.
The blockchain sector saw a surge in activity on Monday as the integration of a sense of touch and smell into the metaverse experiences caused tokens to skyrocket. Zilliqa (ZIL) was the biggest beneficiary of the announcement, with its price rising by 50%, leading the crypto gains at the start of the week. This was followed by Sandbox (SAND) which was up 14.34% to trade at $0.5189, Decentraland (MANA) which rose 13.5% to $0.4 and ApeCoin (APE) climbing 11.5% to exchange hands at $4.67.
The development of the metaverse and its human aspects was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 which took place in Las Vegas between January 5 and 8. OVR Technology, a firm based in Vermont USA, showcased a VR headset with a container holding eight primary aromas that could be mixed together to create various scents. The CEO of OVR Technology, Aaron Wisniewski, said: “Extended reality will soon be integrated with commerce, entertainment, social connection, education, and well-being. […] The scent gives these experiences “unmatched power.”
The integration of a sense of touch and smell into the metaverse experiences could revolutionize the way people interact with each other in the digital world. This could lead to further gains in the value of tokens as more users are drawn to the benefits of the metaverse. The development of the metaverse and its human aspects is still in its early stages and it remains to be seen how the integration of senses into the metaverse experiences will affect the future of the blockchain sector.