The .xyz community is home to forward-thinking innovators making creative use of blockchain technology. Ethereum-based exploration game Sipher.xyz is centered around customizable NFT characters within a vast online universe. Music-focused platform Relics.xyz helps fans to collect and display music collectibles as digital assets. DAO-governed Universe.xyz helps artists mint NFTs and launch community-driven NFT universes. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a web3 platform that aims to help you store, own, and relive your memories using blockchain technology: MemoryGardens.xyz.
MemoryGardens.xyz is the online home of Memory Gardens, a blockchain-based platform for the storage and display of digital memories. The platform is designed to help you secure your memories for 200 years using Arweave, a Decentralized Storage Network (DSN). You can revisit your minted memories using a VR headset, mobile device, or computer. In August 2022, MemoryGardens.xyz was selected for Newchip’s Seed-Stage Global Accelerator Program. This fully digital program is designed to provide the skills and tools needed by seed-stage founders in order to rapidly fund, build, and scale their companies. Newchip has helped over 1,500 founders to raise over $450 million in funding with an estimated portfolio of over $9 billion.1
The metaverse-based gallery features customizable virtual spaces known as “capsules” that help you to save and revisit pictures, videos, and audio clips from your life’s best moments. MemoryGardens.xyz helps you to create unique capsules of your own design. You can create a living room scene, complete with a decorated Christmas tree, working fireplace, couches, and picture frames adorning the walls that feature your NFT memories. You may choose a virtual banquet hall to commemorate the memories of your wedding day, a virtual gallery space to exhibit your child’s artwork, or specially designed memorial spaces to appropriately honor your departed loved ones. Visit the Marketplace to purchase upgraded gallery spaces for your capsule, like the Night Sky Gallery, which includes additional slots for pictures and videos.
Once you have customized your capsule, you can then mint it as an NFT. The individual media files saved within your capsule will also be uploaded as NFTs. Capsule owners are the only ones with the ability to modify the contents of a capsule. When you mint your capsule, it becomes an immutable block of information on the blockchain that cannot be changed or modified. MemoryGardens.xyz uses NFT technology, but claims that you don’t need to be fluent in web3 or crypto to use the platform. The platform’s technology creates your crypto wallet for you. Assets can be purchased with crypto or a credit card. MemoryGardens.xyz can then use your wallet to store the tokens that are needed for minting. There are more advanced ownership options available through popular crypto wallet Metamask for those more familiar with web3. You can connect your Metamask wallet to your MemoryGardens.xyz account and pay using cryptocurrency instead of a debit or credit card. Your capsule can then be stored as an NFT on your Metamask wallet.
MemoryGardens.xyz is founded by web3 and IT professional Ben Peeri. Ben has a background in building and securing Fortune 500 enterprise solutions, with roles including DevOps Tech Lead at crypto lending platform Maple Finance, Technical Team Lead at security software company Check Point Software Technologies, and Systems Administrator for asset management company Hudson Advisors. Ben has industry certifications from key vendors in the IT and network industries such as firewall vendors Palo Alto Networks and Cloud infrastructure providers VMWare and Microsoft. Web3 mavericks like Ben continue to use .xyz domains to bring their exciting new blockchain projects to life. You can learn about the platform by joining the Discord, following along on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and by visiting MemoryGardens.xyz.
XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.