TLDR; what is Your Open Metaverse (YOM)?

YOM is the first distributed metaverse that enables creators to create and host their own metaverse on their own site and channels.

YOM augments existing game engines with SDKs to ensure content standardization across engines and introduces a webapp where YOM-enabled Web3 content can be deployed, hosted and monetized on any cloud, domain and chain with our distributed cloud infrastructure.

How do I pay for hosting?

To pay for hosting costs, you can either do that by sending tokens to your escrow account or via regular invoicing. The amount of $YOM needed to operate your metaverse is dependent on the quality of your metaverse and starts with $0.32 per user per hour onwards.

With the release of the peer-to-peer infrastructure update, prices will be even lower.

Are there burning mechanics in place?

Of all streaming minutes (= $YOM tokens) circulating on the platform 2.5% of that amount gets burned until a predefined token circulation treshold is achieved. This predefined treshold is 0.25% of daily tokens in circulation due to streaming minutes on the platform. This effect has a stabilizing effect for the ecosystem as well as providing upwards price momentum.

How do users access my metaverse?

Users can access your experience in multiple ways: ‍ 1. Traditional: users navigate to your website and connect with your metaverse, either as guest or with their web3 wallet. ‍ 2. Metaverse: users open a hyper-portal from another metaverse and by entering it, seamlessly navigate to your site and metaverse.

How do I deploy my Unreal Engine project on YOM?

Since building, deploying and managing multiplayer web3 experiences is quite complicated, YOM offers a webapp from where you can build, deploy and manage your metaverse from a simple user interface. In order to link these two together you need to 1) configure the SDK into your Unreal Engine project and 2) invite YOM to the Github project that you want to convert into a metaverse. We handle the rest - as easy as that.

Can users authenticate without web3 wallet?

Yes, a user may decide to login as a guest without wallet. ‍However, guests cannot collect NFTs or chat - and their accounts are wiped afterwards.

Can I integrate my own data sources, screenshares or equipment?

You are in complete control over your application. ‍That means you can send any type of data to it - as long as you whitelist the address where it is coming from.

Can I make my metaverse part of an integrated customer journey?

Yes you can - your metaverse can communicate back and forth with your website. That means you can create product configurators or interactive virtual catwalks to showcase the fashion that users can directly add to their shopping basket after they experienced it. Or mini-games that provide top players a uniquely branded baseball caps (example) or discounts on their next order.

Which blockchains are supported?

So far, only authentication via your Phantom Wallet on Solana is supported. Support for integrating Metamask and NFTs on EVM based chains is expected in the beginning of 2023.

Can I airdrop items to users from any existing NFT collection?

Currently, you can use YOM to directly airdrop NFTs from any (existing) Solana collection. The reason for Solana is that the gas fees are close to zero - whereas with Polygon and Ethereum the associated costs are significantly higher.We are working on a solution to cover these chains as well.

Can I pause or limit the amount of users in an experience?

You own the experience - so you can pause it. You can ban users that violate the rules set by you. You can also limit the amount of users that can concurrently can access the experience.

Which devices are supported?

All are devices are supported except for VR at this moment in time. Do note that only the Brave browser for Android and iPhone support true web3 wallet authentication.Depending on the adoption of VR, we will be integrating VR at some point in the future.

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