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The Wistaverse The Sandbox has launched into the open metaverse as the first global platform for virtual protest with real impact.
It is a forum to educate the public about causes, feature appearances by influencers and speakers, organize and fundraise for actions, enable participation and hold virtual mass protests, and provide safe, nonviolent alternatives to those who cannot participate while alive. real.
It opens today with the inaugural protest that will take place from May 13 to 14. It will be a demonstration in support of the right to abortion organized by International Amnesty.
The platform’s launch is timely in what has been dubbed the “Era of Mass Protests,” when global issues like political repression, climate change and economic recession define the day and protests have grown by 12 % worldwide in 10 years, the creators said. saying.
Wistaverse founder Grégoire Laugier said in a statement: “Using a virtual avatar and proxy system, Wistaverse is able to reduce the violence that characterizes protests in the physical world and enable universal inclusion and access to events, regardless of background. the location of participants in distant geographies or authoritarian regimes. .”
Amnesty International will organize the first mass protest for abortion rights and will feature key activists and celebrities from the movement, who will be revealed during the event.
The Wistaverse itself is a neutral space that provides a platform for other players to organize and run campaigns on their chosen topics. Human rights organization Amnesty International is behind the platform’s inaugural protest for the right to decide.
As part of Amnesty’s efforts to maximize reach, Amnesty has created HU.RRA, its first non-fungible token (NFT) project, aimed at using Web3 technology to support abortion rights around the world. For this event, users can purchase Amnesty’s NFT HURRAY to raise money for the cause. Future fundraisers will be amplified through the use of the Wistaverse utility token $WISTA.
Amnesty International Belgium Director Philippe Hensmans said in a statement: “Amnesty International sees the blockchain environment as a way to sensitize a new audience to its work by addressing issues in a more interactive and decentralized way than ever before. We are delighted with this collaboration with Wistaverse because it allows us, as a brand, to begin to imagine what will be possible in the coming years to educate and engage new audiences about defending human rights.”
All proceeds from NFT sales are paid in a decentralized way directly to AI and other causes via automatic wallet transfer without the middleman. Payments and plans for supported protests will be documented on the Wistaverse platform and its Discord channel, while the identities of users and donors will remain anonymous.
Wistaverse will debut in The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world. Sandbox COO and co-founder Sebastiean Borget said in a statement: “With over 4.5 million registered wallets, having Wistaverse as part of our community ensures their voices are heard and that diversity and empowerment stay at the center of the metaverse that we are. building together. We look forward to seeing our community announce, organize, and follow social action to enact change in The Sandbox and beyond in the physical world.”
In addition to the extensive social media coverage of the metaverse protests, other operational digital actions are possible based on community proposals and popular vote, such as mass emailing or educational content and links to petitions to the stakeholders and decision makers to whom the protest is directed.
Powered by its $WISTA utility token, the Wistaverse code will eventually become completely decentralized, immutable, and unstoppable like that of Bitcoin. Its decentralized treasury will provide a pool to finance protests and platform development, fueled by a 0.5% fee for transactions on the platform. Wistaverse aspires to be a safe, non-violent forum for compliant and responsible protest. Where necessary, the platform will use zero-knowledge evidence that can confirm but not reveal user identities, to ensure that no violent or extremist organization can misuse the platform to raise funds. The website will have practical information on how protesters can protect themselves.
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