Metaverse Key Technologies and Blockchains: Impacts & Considerations

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings - 2023 IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications, MetaCom 2023


As of October 2021, Facebook officially renamed itself Meta, and social networks and three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have adopted Metaverse as a new model. The metaverse offers consumers 3D immersive and individualized experiences through various innovative technologies. Although the metaverse is widely popular and beneficial, protecting user data and digital material is a natural concern where the transparency, decentralization, and immutability of blockchain make it a conclusive answer in this aspect. We intend to present the impact of blockchains on different metaverse key technologies and their applications. The work proves the technical challenges of the metaverse in each perspective and emphasizes the importance of blockchains. The article investigates blockchain's role in different metaverse enablers, such as immersive apps, digital twins (DTs), the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and artificial intelligence (AI). This article shows the blockchain's role in metaverse applications and services. Finally, we describe promising directions for future study, innovation, and development that will enable blockchain to be applied to the metaverse.

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Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, Key enablers, Metaverse, Privacy, Security


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