IOST has announced a partnership with NeoWorld to bring IOST Land — a blockchain virtual world built by users — to its community members.
The partnership was announced by IOST in a Medium blog post.
NeoWorld is the world’s first large blockchain virtual world has been online since June 2018 and has over 50,000 residents now, with an average daily active users of over 5,000.
IOST has placed strong emphasis on its decentralised application (dApp) ecosystem development since its beginning. The announcement cites an interview with IOST’s CEO, Jimmy Zhong, stating:
“We don’t want a lot of zombie dApps with only miners and short-term users. We diligently select development teams in order to secure success by quality and to provide optimal infrastructure for excellent dApps. We aim to guide more developers to create valuable and multifaceted applications on IOST.”
The new partnership should help bring a more multifaceted dApp ecosystem for IOST and, in return, it will be providing NeoWorld with user acquisition, dApp exposure and technical support through multiple dApp discovery platforms.
IOST Land is scheduled to launch in May 2019 with the goal of delivering an “amazing virtual world gaming experience for the IOST gaming community.”