Zome creates Hub Metaverse
Zome, a Portuguese real estate agency, has set up a Hub Metaverse which allows property viewings in the virtual world with the help of a browser in its stores.
With this, the brand claims to be the “first Portuguese real estate agent to have a business unit” with this concept.
In May 2022, Zome real estate announced the “first transfer of a digital asset to a physical asset”, in Europe – that is, the sale of a house in a process in which the transaction was only made with cryptocurrencies. (https://cryptohouses.pt/)
At the time, the house (a T3 in Braga) was sold for three Bitcoins, around 110 thousand euros). For this operation, Zome partnered with the law firm Antas da Cunha ECIJA and Crypto Valley.
Currently, Zome houses that can be bought with cryptocurrencies can be found for sale on the Crypto-houses platform, using Bitcoin only: a T8 house in Braga, where the company made its first sale, cost around 65 BTC (about €1.3 millions).
This Zome digital hub will also allow the «entrance of multi-users using avatars» and, in 2023, further developments are expected; using virtual reality glasses to visit properties without leaving home.
«We want to be at the forefront and provide new experiences for our customers, giving them the opportunity to explore this new world of virtual reality that is the metaverse, in a highly convenient format», says Carlos Santos, Zome’s chief technology officer.