By Pat Bumpus | October 18, 2023 | perspectives

Virtualness Unveils Gratitude OnChain

Image of Virtualness founders, Kirthiga Reddy and Saurash Doshi.

By Ravi Kumar, September 21, 2023 - Alexa Blockchain

Virtualness, a mobile-first platform at the intersection of generative AI and blockchain, has unveiled its innovative initiative, Gratitude OnChain. This new program invites the community to express their gratitude on the blockchain, leaving an indelible mark that withstands the test of time. The activation of this initiative coincides with World Gratitude Day on September 21, 2023, and will extend for 21 days through October 12, 2023.

At the heart of Gratitude OnChain lies the collaboration of top creators who will design, gift, and sell their unique digital goods using Virtualness’ user-friendly, end-to-end platform. Renowned artists, authors, psychologists, musicians, journalists, entrepreneurs, and influencers are joining forces to participate in this transformative program.

Notable participants include award-winning artist Leah Ibrahim Sams, NYT bestselling author Firoozeh Dumas, performance and sports psychologist Shayamal Vallabhjee, Emmy-nominated Host Shira Lazar, musician and TikToker Nathan Piland, technology journalist Taylor Lorenz, entrepreneur Daya Burton, and vlogger Nuseir Yassin (Nas Daily), among others.

In an era where digital engagement knows no bounds, these creators have found distinctive ways to express gratitude by crafting their digital goods. These creations unlock a realm of experiences such as innovative audio story releases, physical and digital goods, one-on-one online sessions, and exclusive content. Throughout the 21-day gratitude festival, fans will have the opportunity to purchase these digital goods through the Virtualness platform.

Virtualness secured additional funding from Shrooq Partners, Ankurit Capital, and Others

Virtualness has been empowered by recent funding from global technology investors, Shorooq Partners and Ankurit Capital, propelling their total funding to an impressive eight figures. This funding further solidifies Virtualness’ mission to democratize the digital world and reshape the landscape of fan engagement and monetization.

Virtualness raised $8 million in seed funding in late 2022, with a round led by Blockchange Ventures with participation from Polygon Ventures, F7 Ventures, Micron Ventures, Better Capital, FalconX, Impact Venture Capital, Neythri Futures Fund, Oceans Ventures, Perot Jain, VC3 DAO, Carolyn Everson, Randi Zuckerberg, Nuseir Yassin, Nikki Farb, and Stacy Brown-Philpot.

Organizations Amplify Gratitude OnChain Through Social Engagement and Empowerment

Participating organizations, including HUG, Liftery, and 100 Girls In Blockch(AI)n, amplify the program’s impact by fostering social engagement, supporting working mothers, and empowering young girls to engage with web3 and AI.

Virtualness’ platform stands as a remarkable stride towards making generative AI and blockchain accessible to a wide demographic of users. Creators, brands, and organizations can seamlessly share across social media channels, interact directly with their communities, enable unique experiences, and unlock new channels for monetization. The platform offers easy login options, varied payment methods, choice of wallets, and a simplified journey to claim rewards and experiences, enhancing the overall user experience.

Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi, Co-founders of Virtualness, acknowledged the immense potential it holds in shaping the future of the creator economy and digital goods frontier.

Virtualness has previously secured significant funding from a diverse global investor base, further reinforcing its commitment to transforming fan engagement and monetization dynamics worldwide. Tamer Azer, Partner at Shorooq Partners, emphasized the significant impact Virtualness is making in the realms of blockchain technology and the creator-fan dynamic, not only in the Middle East but on a global scale.

Prominent participant Shira Lazar expressed her honor in being part of Gratitude OnChain, underlining the simplicity yet profound importance of showing gratitude. She emphasized the innovative approach of Virtualness in providing opportunities for creators and fans alike to express gratitude and make a meaningful impact in the digital goods landscape.

In essence, Gratitude OnChain marks a significant leap forward in leveraging technology to perpetuate gratitude, foster goodness, and democratize the digital world. With a powerful network of creators and influencers joining forces, this initiative is set to redefine fan engagement, digital goods creation, and the way we express gratitude in the ever-evolving digital realm.

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