Lamina1: Neal Stephenson, the Snow Crash Author, Is Building “Free Metaverse”

In an interview with Decrypt, Stephenson and Lamina1 co-founder Peter Vessenes, a crypto pioneer and co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, elaborated a bit on the project. “Lamina1 is a purpose-built blockchain for building the open metaverse,” Vessenes explained.

The project describes itself as a “free metaverse” aimed at “helping get artists and other value creators paid properly for their work, helping the environment (Lamina1 will be provably carbon negative), and seeing a truly Open Metaverse get built instead of seeing the Metaverse vision co-opted by monopolies.”