Securing the metaverse: The Sandbox and Ledger partner to increase security and ease-of-use for users
Blockchain gaming platform and leading security company will safeguard the open metaverse by providing utility to their communities, as well as education on digital ownership and security
HONG KONG, APRIL 4, 2022 - The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming metaverse and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, and Ledger, the world’s leading hardware and software security company in crypto and Web3, have partnered to bring Ledger’s best-in-class security technology to The Sandbox’s global user base.
The partnership will empower The Sandbox’s 2.2 million registered users with essential security, support, and best practices, as well as engage Ledger’s millions of users in over 180 countries to secure their metaverse holdings.
Both The Sandbox and Ledger are working to substantially reduce the number of hacks and scams in the cryptocurrency and NFT space by creating unique experiences that serve to educate and empower community members to safeguard their crypto assets.
Getting Ledgered in The Sandbox
The Sandbox and Ledger are creating an appealing and safe space for crypto newcomers and beginners as the open metaverse expands. The Sandbox gaming platform provides the perfect environment for users to learn through unique gamified Ledger experiences while enjoying support from the Ledger team.
As part of the partnership, The Sandbox will provide the Ledger team with 36 LANDs to build its security and education hub in the metaverse, which will include basic support functions, such as an office hours bar, where The Sandbox users will be in direct contact with Ledger’s customer support, as well as a school where users will be able to access unique gamified education experiences and Ledger’s Academy.
Ledger and The Sandbox both believe that learning is best accomplished via direct experience, therefore Ledger will tap into a core value proposition of The Sandbox - digital ownership in gaming - to design educational gamified experiences. Built alongside creative agency Swipe Back, these experiences will reward gamers with unique collectibles while building utility around these prizes to provide the winners with access to exclusive experiences.
Accessing The Sandbox with Ledger-level security
The collaboration extends beyond the essential aspect of ensuring that users are well informed on how to protect themselves in the metaverse: Ledger’s best-in-class hardware devices will provide The Sandbox users with the most secure and accessible experience to access The Sandbox and its various digital assets.
Ledger will also produce exclusive co-branded Ledger hardware devices for The Sandbox LAND owners to enable them to safeguard their digital assets. Moreover, The Sandbox’s marketplace will eventually be integrated into Ledger Live to enable users to access its assets and collectibles directly from within the security of their device.
“The metaverse should offer limitless possibilities for creators and communities to collaborate, build, and share ownership of ideas and experiences in a worry-free way,” said Sebastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “We’ve joined forces with Ledger to further develop, enable, and secure these experiences with easy on-ramps. As The Sandbox metaverse grows, we’re putting emphasis on balancing user autonomy with security. Ledger is the perfect partner to help us innovate while protecting users' assets in The Sandbox.”
“Anyone using Web3 should understand how to secure their assets from hackers and scammers,” said Ian Rogers, Chief Experience Officer at Ledger. “This partnership with The Sandbox enables Ledger to launch unique metaverse initiatives for education, security, and support. We will always create new ways to provide security for our users, wherever they are. The LedgerVerse will enable you to learn how to own your keys, protect your assets, and experience Web3 securely.”
Founded in 2014, Ledger is the all-in-one digital asset management solution serving retail and institutional clients in 200 countries. Headquartered in Paris, with offices in New York, Singapore, London and Vierzon, Ledger has a team of over 700 professionals. From inception, Ledger has become the de-facto standard for securing digital assets through its line-up of hardware wallet devices. Launched In 2020, the Ledger-Live platform allows users to trade, swap, and lend all on one secure platform, making it one of the securest platforms for investors to begin their crypto journey.
About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that has been fueling the recent growth of virtual real-estate demand having partnered with major IPs and brands including Adidas, Gucci, Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Deadmau5, Atari, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, The Smurfs, and more. The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations. For more information, please visit www.sandbox.game and follow the regular updates on Twitter, Medium and Discord.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights. It develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Bondly, Lympo, and Grease Monkey Games. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 170 investments in NFT-related companies and decentralized projects that are contributing to building the open metaverse, including Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.