Metaverse has created a buzz in the decentralized space. It is not only about playing NFT games and experiencing a highly immersive virtual world but also about investing in futuristic technologies.
While creating an advanced version of the internet and decentralized finances, blockchain technology and Web 3.0 has touched all aspects of our life. From enhancing our communication to generating a source of income and providing multiple investment options, the metaverse is transforming everything.
Metaverse investment seems attractive to all. Be it buying land on metaverse platforms or investing in stocks of companies developing metaverse, investors are head over heels for it.
However, investing in the metaverse is profitable only when you have the insight and skill to analyze the industry and the market. Similar to crypto, metaverse comes with its share of risks and rewards.
If you want to enjoy the rewards you will have to take risks. But the risks should be calculated risks and not the ones based on intuition.
Let us understand the pros and cons of investing in metaverse in detail.
Metaverse with blockchain and web 3.0 is the future of the internet and the human race. Investing in futuristic technologies in their early stages is a wise investment decision.
That is why every Fintech investor is after metaverse, NFTs, and crypto.
Let us have a look at some of the pros of investing in the metaverse.
In metaverse platforms like Decentraland, you can buy land as well as build buildings like shopping malls, theaters, art galleries, shops and other commercial properties on it. Afterward, you can rent these and generate rental income.
Moreover, while you enjoy your rent, the value of your land will continue to appreciate. Most importantly, you will receive rent in native tokens which you can trade into cryptocurrencies. Thus, you can reinvest your earnings from metaverse into crypto to ensure huge benefits in future.
Today art galleries, musicians and big brands are running over to ensure their presence on metaverse. Adidas is opening virtual stores and brands like Gucci are coming up with their fashion shows in the virtual world. Even musicians like Daler Mehndi have bought land on Metaverse to open their merchandise store.
It’s a boon to be a landlord in the metaverse. With every small and big brand getting into the metaverse, everyone needs a space. Thus, you can easily find a commercial tenant for your property.
Instead of constructing houses and apartments, go for virtual offices, shops and malls. You can easily rent out these commercial properties with good rental returns. If your real estate is in the prime location in the metaverse, you have the chance of getting even higher rents.
Most importantly, you will hit a jackpot if a big brand shows interest in your property.
Maintenance costs in the virtual world are way cheaper than in the real world. Even if you hire a virtual structure designer, the input cost is not much.
In the virtual world, you do not have to deal with property inspections, municipality rules, and restrictions. You are free to construct anything you wish on your land.
Moreover, you do not have to comply with tenant rules and fixed rents. You are the owner of your property and can sell or rent it at the price favorable to you.
With big tech companies, gaming platforms, musicians, artists, and apparel brands jumping into the metaverse, its future seems bright. Everyone wants to take a bite of the pie.
However, the pie might not be as sweet as you may think. Metaverse platforms are flooded with brands and creators claiming their own space. In such a competitive platform, you need to be very wise and calculative while investing.
Moreover, if you are investing to buy lands or stocks in the metaverse you have to consider the risk factors. Here are some of the risks of metaverse investing.
Metaverse is a niche-specific sector where only those who are interested in the niche will invest. You have to keep in mind that your market scope is limited and small.
There is nothing wrong with having a small market. But your investment strategy should reflect it.
You can buy lands and real estate in the metaverse. However, you should always keep in mind that only those who have a clear understanding of the blockchain and metaverse concept will be interested in your virtual land or property.
Virtual lands on Decentraland and Sandbox are selling for millions. Even people are renting out their buildings and earning profits.
But have you ever thought about what will happen if the platform disappears?
In real life, you can touch and stand on your land or property. Moreover, you have government-registered property papers. All these assure you that your property and investment are safe.
Unlike real life, in a virtual world, you cannot visit, touch or feel your land. You can only see it on the metaverse platform on your computer screen. Though you have NFTs stating your ownership but are not recognized and authorized by any government.
Most importantly, if the metaverse platform disappears or dysfunctions due to technical or financial reasons, you will end up losing all your investment. Your virtual land exists as long as the metaverse platform exists.
As crypto and metaverse are gaining momentum, the scams have also coinhabited the space. Make sure that you don’t fall into the trap of any fraudster. Always research well before you buy any virtual real estate NFT.
Check the authenticity of the land NFT, its owners and the platform it exists on.
There are a number of metaverse platforms evolving in the market. You have to choose the most credible and secure platform to invest in.
Do not fall for new platforms or the ones that claim attractive returns. Go for the popular platforms like Decentraland or Sandbox that promise steady returns.
Metaverse virtual lands are in high demand. But before you jump into the emerging virtual world, do in-depth research about it. Read about the market risks and advantages. Also have a basic understanding of the crypto, blockchain, and metaverse concepts. Lastly, invest in metaverse only the amount that you can afford to lose.