The Ifland metaverse, run by South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom (SKT), is allowing users to earn money by hosting meetups in the virtual world, the company announced Monday.

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Fast facts

  • SKT has adopted an “ifland point” system to usher in its metaverse economy — any Ifland users can earn points by logging in at a specific time and completing missions. There also are points given as daily rewards, attendance rewards and surprise rewards. 
  • Users can donate their points to other users who host virtual meetups on Ifland. These hosts are eligible to liquidate earned points to their private accounts.
  • Currently, users can only cash-out donation points they received through hosting meetups, SKT told Forkast.
  • Ifland’s newest upgrade also includes “ifland studio,” where users can create their own costumes for avatars. The costumes will be tradable with points in the future.
  • Ifland says there will be three more large-scale updates to further expand the metaverse ecosystem.
  • The company is also developing a digital wallet for crypto management and Web3 access.

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