On September 30, Transmira Inc. founder and CEO Robert Rice took the virtual stage at CoinGeek Live 2020. Rice’s presentation, “XR (Experiential Reality) Applications: Greater Power with Bitcoin SV,” explored XR—the seamless blend of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)—and the possibilities it could create and has created, thanks to the work being done by Transmira’s Omniscape team.
On Omniscape, AR/VR experiences become business transactions, branding opportunities, and loyalty points for consumers.
Omniscape works through an app on your phone that gives the end-user a similar experience as Pokemon Go; except instead of catching pokemon, you “catch” 3D items that are offered by brands that can be redeemed for money or a discount on goods and services.
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If you are looking to start using Omniscape today then you are in luck. The Transmira team has partnered with the CoinGeek Live to give conference viewers the opportunity to earn a bit of Bitcoin SV as well as vote for the hackathon winner through Omniscape.
“We built an app for the conference that will allow people to vote on the hackathon, answer some daily trivia questions about the presentations, and the highlight is an AR experience with 3D logos for each of the gold sponsors,” said Rice. “If you click on the logos, they convert into a BSV deposit into your linked BSV wallet. The amounts per object are somewhat randomized and will range from a few cents to several dollars, with multiple drops every day through the duration of the conference. Users will need to link their BSV wallet to the app using their handle.
As far as we know, this is the first time ever that 3D objects in AR are directly linked to digital currency, and a near-instant deposit into a wallet (all on-chain). It is a pretty simple experience, but the implications are huge and probably the big news item here I think. These 3D objects could just as easily be a pair of 3D Nike’s that can be collected and then redeemed at the mall for a discount on or a free pair of shoes (or any other product or special offer).”
Omniscape has the potential to change the game when it comes to advertising and marketing. With Omniscape, individuals and businesses can buy digital real estate on which they can create 3D objects that others can collect and redeem at businesses or that could simply serve as advertisements. Seeing that Pokemon Go was a hit and there was not even a monetary aspect to the game, giving brands and individuals the opportunity to offer their customers discounts and rewards through an AR/VR experience can have a significant impact on a business’s bottom line.
If you missed Rice’s presentation, you should watch his video once it goes live. But in the meantime, we recommend that you download Omniscape’s CG App in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store so that you have the opportunity to collect rewards throughout the CoinGeek Live conference. In addition, Omniscape is hosting a giveaway for a new 128GB Oculus Quest; as long as you download the app and register an account with a valid email address, you will be entered into the raffle!
Watch CoinGeek Live 2020 Day 1 here.
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