The metaverse and digital reality experiences are headed toward consumers, whether they are ready or not. However, there are certain parts of the world that are more technologically ready to embrace a digital future.
A new study from Uswitch, an internet and phone services researcher, looked at a mix of fixed broadband speeds, broadband package prices, the number of blockchain financial start-ups, and the price of high-bandwidth exports. technology to determine which countries have the ability to embrace the metaverse.
The Netherlands tops the list, with the most hospitable conditions to accommodate this technology. According to the study, the Netherlands has one of the highest average fixed broadband speeds, at 106.51 Mbps. The country also produced some USD 6,000 per capita in high-tech exports last year.
The Netherlands also ranks first for metaverse interest from a consumer point of view, according to another survey.
Following the Netherlands are Switzerland, Lithuania, Malta and France. All the countries in the top five are known to show interest in the emerging Web3 space.. Malta especially has been a center for cryptocurrencies and blockchain for a long time.
The United Kingdom and the United States, two big players in the development of the metaverse, rank 7th and 12th, respectively.
Despite the recent turmoil in the Web3 space, development around the metaverse continues to move forward.
Recently, Animoca Brands announced that it was acquiring a majority stake in a new metaverse music gaming platform. This came shortly after the company announced its plans for a billion-dollar metaverse development fund.
Facebook’s parent company Meta is also back in the metaverse’s crosshairs after its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he’s not going to let criticism and significant monetary losses stop his plans to build a platform in the metaverse.
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