Long-time tech entrepreneur Halsey Minor has now revealed his latest company – Voxelus. Voxelus is a marketplace for virtual reality assets, games, and experiences that runs on the voxels cryptocurrency. The company hopes that virtual reality fans will come on and use virtual currency for the first time – it’s only fitting to use virtual currency to pay for stuff to do with your virtual reality (VR) headset. The VR game industry is estimated to alone will be 12 billion USD market in the coming five years. The Voxelus marketplace will be online in Q1 of 2016, just in time for the shipping of consumer grade VR headsets.
With the planned release of the Samsung Gear VR, the budding technology is going to finally reach mainstream adoption. Previously, VR headsets were too prohibitively expensive even for developers to use, let alone end-user gamers. To get voxels into the hands of developers and gamers, Voxelus is partnering with ShapeShift to host a coin sale. The pre-sale of 15% of all voxels starts tomorrow for large investors. End users will be able to buy voxels in packs of 100 starting on November 2nd.