Snoop Dogg is now a member of a metaverse based game. And someone really wants to live right next door to the hip-hop icon.
An NFT collector spent over $450,000 on an NFT to become Snoop Dogg’s metaverse neighbor. It is an Ethereum-based metaverse game called ‘The Sandbox.’ The NFT collector paid nearly half a million which was enough to catch Snoop Dogg’s attention.
Earlier this year, the Snoopy teamed up with a cryptocurrency metaverse game called The Sandbox to create his own Snoopverse. The legendary rapper recreated his California mansion inside the decentralized metaverse game. This virtual idea gave the fans a chance to become his virtual neighbors.
The metaverse game on Ethereum minted its first wave of virtual lots in the “Snoopverse” yesterday. Virtual land in The Sandbox is being sold as NFTs. These are unique tokens that grant ownership rights over digital items. In this case, plots of digital real estate can be bought and sold just like any other NFT on platforms like OpenSea.
A user named P-Ape purchased one of the three estates offered in the Snoopverse LAND sale. He obtained a spot next to Snoop Dogg’s virtual property by spending 70,903.8222 SAND, which is equivalent to $458,038 in the Ethereum-based game’s native tokens.
Snoop Dogg reacted to the hefty price paid by his new neighbor, alongside the staring eyes emoji on Twitter.
“Won’t u be my neighbor,”
The Snoopverse LAND NFT sale lists three virtual estates in total that were sold. Apart from plot that hiked nearly half a million dollars, two other estates were sold at the auction. One for 55,000 SAND and another for 67,000 SAND. It’s about $338,000 and $410,000, respectively.
H/T to HipHopDX.