The Sandbox welcomes PwC Hong Kong to the metaverse

PwC Hong Kong acquired LAND, virtual real estate in The Sandbox

23 December 2021 – The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, today announced that PwC Hong Kong has acquired a LAND site in The Sandbox metaverse. PwC Hong Kong thus becomes the first member of an internationally recognised professional services network, and the first member firm of the PwC global network, to publicly enter The Sandbox.

 

PwC is a global network of firms in 156 countries with more than 295,000 people delivering assurance, advisory, and tax services. PwC Hong Kong is the particular entity that acquired LAND in The Sandbox.

 

William Gee, Partner at PwC Hong Kong, commented: “The Metaverse offers new possibilities for organisations to create value through innovative business models, as well as introducing new ways to engage with their customers and communities. We will leverage our expertise to advise clients who wish to embrace the Metaverse on the full range of challenges presented by this emerging global digital phenomenon.”

 

Recently featured as a metaverse pioneer by the Wall Street Journal and CNBC, The Sandbox is a metaverse where users can create and monetize their own distinct worlds and game experiences on  LANDs, which are non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that represent virtual real estate in The Sandbox.

 

Professional services firms such as PwC Hong Kong can play a valuable role in the growth of the open metaverse, particularly by helping to build an ecosystem where companies and brands that may be less familiar with Web 3.0 can get the advice they need to explore the new and exciting opportunities created by this technology.

 

Sebastien Borget, COO of The Sandbox, said: "The metaverse is open for business. We welcome PwC Hong Kong to experience how The Sandbox fosters new immersive experiences and ways for brands to connect with customers. It's an exciting time - and PwC is at the forefront of this emerging frontier."


 

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, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Deadmau5, Atari, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Care Bears, The Smurfs, and more. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, 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 TwitterMedium and Discord.

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner that is ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. 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 Formula 1®, Disney, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. The company has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, and Lympo. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 150 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), Bitski, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.


Animoca Brands global contact: press@animocabrands.com

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