Daniel Peres, CEO of Tropix, in exclusive interview with EXAME IN
In an exclusive interview with, Graziella Valenti for EXAME IN on Youtube, Peres says that “In the long run, the metaverse is revolutionary. The ability to create a digital universe on top of our own. NFTs will be your possessions in this world, like a digital placenta with the physical world inside, but not only that.” He exemplifies “You’ll be able to wear a piece of clothing in the real world and another one in the metaverse, only those who are wearing augmented reality glasses will be able to see.”
During the talk, the CEO concluded that in order to make the metaverse a reality three things are essential: education, widely disseminating information about cryptoactives and blockchain; technology and infrastructure; and regulations.
Tropix is a great explorer of the world of digital art, enabling artists to negotiate their works as NFTs in auctions. Through that, we can clearly see how the metaverse will open up possibilities in the physical world and how it has been looked at by great companies, like the recent change of Facebook to Meta, as a meeting place between the real and the digital world.
Peres also mentions the limitless possibilities presented by blockchain and NFTs, with an astronomical rise in adoption that made between US$ 150 million and US$ 200 million circulate in 2020. Until September, NFTs amounted to over US$ 10,5 billion in transactions, 35% of it in the art market.
About this impressive growth, Peres says that “NFTs empower artists and the whole community surrounding it. They completely eliminate the risk of fraud and allow for proper compensation on the artist’s resale rights. Illegalities disappear because blockchain is decentralized, where anyone can keep up with transactions and verify changes in ownership. With that, artists can easily receive royalties for secondary market sales”.
To our CEO, in the same way it revolutionizes the art world, NFTs will serve a purpose for everything in the physical world, real estate, cars, fashion, soy, livestock and anything else you can imagine. “We’re being approached by a vast array of companies trying to understand this potential.”
When asked about the possibility of using blockchain and NFTs in a similar fashion to stocks in the financial market, Peres explains that “they already are. In the United States we already see it being used in debt buyback operations” and claims that “in the long run, the metaverse is revolutionary. The ability to create a digital universe on top of our own. NFTs will be your possessions in this world, like a digital placenta with the physical world inside, but not only that”, he exemplifies “You’ll be able to wear a piece of clothing in the real world and another one in the metaverse, only those who are wearing augmented reality glasses will be able to see.”
For that reason, the next steps for Tropix are already laid out. The idea is not only to tackle other aspects of the art world, but also turn the platform into a tokenizer. Which means, going beyond a marketplace. Tropix will become like an NFT emitter, unique and irreplicable certifications.
Still during the interview for EXAME IN, Peres tells us that he chose to start with digital art because that was the first market to adopt NFTs, other than the fact that he has always been a great admirer of the arts.
When asked about his predictions on the time it’ll take for the metaverse to become a reality, Peres quotes William Gibson, an American-Canadian speculative fiction writer, “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed”.
These and many other speculations and news about the roadmap for Tropix among NFTs and metaverses were discussed between Graziella Valenti e Daniel Peres.
You can check out the full version on EXAME IN’s channel on Youtube.