The Catalonia government, Barcelona is working towards building a Catalonian metaverse called ”Cataverse”. This was made known by the Innovation Minister, Daniel Macro.
The minister revealed this during an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph’s managing editor Alex Cohen. Macro’s comment came during the European Blockchain Convention (ECB) 2022.
Catalonia government is hoping to make Barcelona a digital hub by offering various skills programs to university students and boot camps to cultivate talent.
Speaking about the Catalonia Metaverse, Macro said ”Cataverse will be linked to the Catalan language and the Catalan culture. That is what we want to have in this metaverse.
….that Catalan entities that are doing things for the culture can do that in the metaverse .”
The Catalonian Innovation minister went on to shed light on the government’s plans to make Barcelona the digital hub. He said a lot would depend on the talent and the government has passed several policies and university programs to cultivate that talent among the young.
The metaverse is a virtual space created with the new internet using 3D technologies. It is used to imitate, simulate or enhance physical reality by technologies. Metaverse technologies are in virtual reality, blockchain and augmented reality.