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First airport metaverse takes flight in India

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Bangalore International Airport has launched Metaport, a metaverse airport built on the Polygon blockchain.

Inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Nov. 11, the metaverse features a virtual reproduction of Terminal 2 at Bangalore International Airport and allows users to network with other travelers, access entertainment and go shopping in the digital space.

Arpit Sharma, vice president of enterprises at Polygon, posted a Nov. 12 video of Metaport in action.

In the video, a user logs into the Metaverse airport, customizes their avatar’s appearance and clothing and then wanders around the virtual space.

The avatar interacts with several other users through a text-based chat, goes on an art tour and gets the chance to purchase digital items before a boarding call prompts the user to leave the metaverse.

The project is the result of a joint venture between Bangalore International Airport, Polygon, Intel and Amazon Web Services and is being called the first metaverse airport in the world by its creators.

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