The Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA3), headquartered in Zug, meets for the first time at the Web Summit in Lisbon. In its announcement, the OMA3 explains that it wants to create standards for the decentralized metaverse. Early entrants include Animoca Brands, Alien Worlds, Dapper Labs, MetaMetaverse, SPACE Metaverse, SuperWorld, The Sandbox, Upland, Voxels, Unstoppable Domains, and Wivity.
OMA3 aims to ensure that virtual countries, identities, digital assets, ideas and services are interoperable across metaverse platforms and transparent to all communities. Several working groups will focus on defined goals, including creating standards that allow users to move between virtual worlds. It is also about standardizing the infrastructure for moving digital assets between virtual worlds or exploring the protection and fair use of intellectual property in Web3 applications, as well as monitoring regulatory evolution.
The alliance invites interested companies to join. “OMA3’s vision is to move from a platform-driven Web2 world to a user-centric Web3 metaverse. To achieve this, we have formed an alliance of Web3 companies that want to solve interoperability problems in the metaverse, and we want to use the knowledge of the alliance and the Web3 native vision to help deliver and set the standard for operational interoperability in the metaverse,” said Dirk Lueth, co-founder and co-CEO of Upland, founding member and chairman of OMA3.
For the record: earlier this year a consortium was launched that also aims to standardize the metaverse and that brings together Meta, Microsoft and Nvidia, among others. However, these large groups have not advanced the vision of a decentralized metaverse.