Metropolis is integrating its marketplace platform onto Polygon PoS.. The Metropolis collab marketplace, MetropolisX, is a new generation commerce platform where consumers can shop for exclusive content, products and experiences using their digital identity.
Metropolis’ White Label solution will offer their exclusive services to brands and companies building on Polygon PoS.
Founded two years ago by international siblings Rania and Rashid Ajami, MetropolisX is now home to more than 300 high profile partners including Steve Aoki, Christian Cowan, Yung Gravy, RAC, Elise Swopes. Together these brands have a cumulative reach of more than 300 million people.
The launch is celebrated by a major giveaway for one of a limited edition Assouman eyewear piece from designer Adrian Muller. These eyepieces are the first digi-physical offering on Metropolis. Visitors can purchase (or one lucky visitor will win) NFT wearables that can be redeemed for the physical item.
Only 300 Assouman eyepieces were ever crafted and feature Japanese titanium frames, custom UV protection and scratch resistant glass. These glasses, inspired by geometry Adrian uses in architecture, fit perfectly with the shapely design of Polygon’s Metropolis collection.
Metropolis is launching a free to mint Polygon avatar collection specially for the Polygon ecosystem, designed with a futuristic flair that would feel at home in the digital AND physical worlds.
Rania Ajami, co founder and CEO of Metropolis, believes the Polygon PoS blockchain will offer a more seamless experience for visitors and creators to the MetropolisX marketplace.
“Polygon is well known for its speed of transactions and low fees which will allow our artists and brands to drop collections for easy minting and purchase. This collection with Adrian Muller is a first where we combine physical with digital – and one lucky person will actually win one of the exclusive eye pieces,” says Ajami.
“The MetropolisX marketplace is much more than a simple NFT platform. We have curated the best of art and design. The brands bring their huge communities and in return, their fans and supporters can enjoy interacting with their artists in immersive and collaborative ways. Already we have launched many successful projects – the only limit is imagination. Our goal is to have a marketplace where no one knows they are using the blockchain,” she says.
MetropolisX began as a world-class avatar builder meets commerce platform and is onboarding Web2 audiences with easy social logins.
“And we are doing this first through the avatarization of visitors where the borders between physical and digital assets are blurred,” says Ajami.
“We are excited to work with Metropolis which is bringing both Web2 and Web3 creators and audiences onto Polygon PoS. And we are delighted with the curation and onboarding of such leading artists, musicians and fashion designers into the ecosystem.” said by Kendre Rodriguez, NorthAM Business Development, Polygon Labs.
MetropolisX compares its avatar building excellence to AAA games. It is targeting games that want to commercialize inworld assets through gamified commerce. It is looking to fashion and beauty brands that want to appeal to younger audiences through immersive experiences. Also targeted are media houses who wish to revitalize existing intellectual property and unlock new revenues.
“Anyone or brand that has a community, needs to service them online. From music to art to sports – people will want to experience their passions online as well as offline.”
Unlike other metaverses, the team behind Metropolis have worked hard to deliver utility to both brands and visitors with many reasons for visitors to return to the platform. The cumulative reach of the partners is in excess of 300 million and enjoy weekly activations and drops.