Harambe in the RFOX VALT – Weekly Blog No. 14

By RFOX VALTNovember 01, 2021

The fourth quarter of 2021 is shaping up to be the most consequential for the formation of the RFOX VALT. In the past few weeks, we have started adding Avatars in RFOX VALT and explored their possibilities, including customization and monetization, as well as focused on optimizations for a more efficient metaverse formation  

This week, we welcome a new partner in metaverse-building. Harambe has officially taken residence in the RFOX VALT, thanks to our collaboration with NFT makers Harambe Protocol. Today, we’ll discuss what this partnership does to help complete our metaverse. 

Make sure to get updated by reading this weekly blog on all things RFOX VALT. 

Update 15/OCT/2021: 

If you missed last week's blog, never fear; you can read it here. Here’s the summary of what you missed: 

  • Avatar enhancements on RFOX VALT 

  • Internal updates for interoperability and working with many blockchains 

  • Quartermaster search on its final stages 

This week, let's welcome Harambe in the RFOX VALT

As we build out the RFOX VALT, we are constantly engaging with potential partners in metaverse-building, including artists, technology providers, and crypto companies and communities. Recently, we have managed to secure a partnership with Harambe Protocol, creator of the RIPH utility token, which fuels an ecosystem of NFT ventures including Harambian NFTs. 

As part of our partnership, NFTs inspired by the well-known gorilla-turned-popular meme Harambe will take official virtual residence in the Callinova arts-themed quarter of the RFOX VALT metaverse. Up to 18 Harambian NFT designs will feature exclusive RFOX branding.  

The RFOX VALT will heavily feature blockchain and NFT-based projects, including the RFOX-branded Harambian NFT collection. The Harambe Protocol project is ambitious, and it’s great that they can see the value of providing holders with additional utility than just a surface-level NFT. Our teams are actively developing new ways to bring the NFT and metaverse communities alive and together, and we think this partnership is a great fit for the RFOX VALT. We are excited to see the products, solutions, and collaborations that will emerge from this partnership. 

Avatars, NFTs, and the Metaverse

So far, our major updates this month for building the RFOX VALT metaverse are Avatars and NFTs. How do these elements converge? In a recent paper by Hyun-joo Jeon et al. (2021), researchers have mapped out the interactions between NFTs, Avatars, and the Metaverse.*

“In the metaverse, people appear by scanning themselves in 3D or transforming them into avatar characters. Characters in the metaverse are recognized as beings like clones in real life, not just game characters. In the metaverse, besides their own avatars, they create things that can express their uniqueness. And to prove this, the NFT technology of the blockchain is used,” researchers Hyun-joo Jeon, Ho-chang Youn, Sang-mi Ko, and Tae-heon Kim noted. 

The researchers further noted that NFTs are a core part of creating a new digital content business, through its integration into the metaverse. The nature of NFTs as a blockchain-based asset is instrumental in turning the metaverse into a venue for economic interactions that are equivalent to the real economy. In other words, NFT-based blockchain technology further activated the metaverse. 

At RFOX VALT, we are turning this vision into reality by working with NFT makers such as Harambian Protocol and hosting their creations into a metaverse where Avatars can fully interact with digital assets. 

Harambian NFTs: A Sign of Things to Come

The creation of RFOX-themed Harambian NFTs is just an opening salvo to the upcoming slate of digital assets, features, and innovations that we will feature in the RFOX VALT. On behalf of the team, I look forward to securing and revealing more partnerships like this, and I aim to create an alliance of forward-thinkers who would advance us to the metaverse-driven world. 

In the bigger picture, more partnerships like these help us in getting the RFOX VALT closer to reality and strengthening the metaverse community in the process. “A great community is everything, particularly within the NFT space. ‘Harambe’ is Swahili for "all pull together," which means to work together, to make light work, and improve the community," Harambe Protocol CEO Jai Turnor said. “The potential is limitless, and that's something that Benny and the RFOX team understand well.” 

You might be the next Quartermaster we’re looking for! Apply now before it’s too late. 

We are currently in the process of selecting candidates for the role of Quartermaster. We will likely close the application process soon, so if you still haven’t thrown your hat in the ring for the role of Quartermaster in the exciting virtual marketplace we’re building, you better finish your applications soon

What do you get from being a Quartermaster? Aside from playing a huge role in building the future of the metaverse, you also gain benefits from the SHOPs you help maintain and manage. More details about the duties of a Quartermaster below: 

  • As a quartermaster, you are not only a manager, but you are a master in customer service, operations, marketing, and sales. You are savvy and adept at interacting with clients. Your main goal is to make your clients happy. If they are happy, their customers are happy. You are responsible for everything that goes on in your quarter, including making sure that all the shops are running smoothly. If something is broken, you will have to find a way to fix it. 

  • You are unique and one of a kind, so too is your role. You are entering a new realm where few before have travelled. You are ready to take the challenge and be a pioneer and part of history as we reshape e-commerce, media and gaming as we know it by being a catalyst in making our fully interoperable ecosystem a success. 

  • Focusing on client retention is one thing, but you are also top-notch in acquiring and attracting brands to your quarter. You are successful when your clients are happy, their customers are happy and that your quarter is buzzing with traffic and sales. 

Responsibilities 

  • Manage and oversee operations, maintenance, administration, rent control and improvement of the shops 

  • Address client complaints and resolve problems 

  • Enforce governance, rules, and regulations 

  • Prepare detailed budgets, financial reports and KPIs 

  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate events, advertising, promotional and marketing strategies 

  • Deal, negotiate and facilitate contracts 

  • Review rents to ensure that they are in line with the market 

  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events aligned with the quarter’s theme 

  • Discover and explore business opportunities by attracting clients and brands 

Qualifications 

  • Must have experience managing multiple clients 

  • Preferably someone who has experience in the retail/e-commerce sector 

  • Commercial acumen, understanding and management of revenue-based targets, budgets, and drivers 

  • Strong exposure to multiple global brands 

  • Experience in marketing and advertising is an advantage 

  • Motivation for sales 

  • Prospecting skills 

  • Sales planning 

  • Meeting sales goals 

  • Strong customer service and client management skills 

Enough already, how do I apply?

Although we expect the process to take a while, as finding the right people will not be easy, we do want to start the process. So, if you think this role sounds like you, OR you know someone who might be interested, you can go to this link

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In Summary 

  • Harambe NFTs in RFOX VALT 

  • Interactions between Avatars, NFTs, and the Metaverse 

  • Harambe Protocol partnership a sign of things to come 

Coming up in RFOX VALT 

We’re keeping this one under wraps this time, so you’ll have to read our next RFOX VALT blog to find out what it is. See you next week! 

* Hyun-joo Jeon, Ho-chang Youn, Sang-mi Ko and Tae-heon Kim (August 3rd 2021). Blockchain and AI Meet in the Metaverse [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.99114. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/77823 

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