Decentraland joins a long list of companies and individuals helping to fund Blender, the excellent free and open source 3D creation suite that just recently released the big 3.0 version. Becoming a Patron member for at least two years, Decentraland will be providing at least €120,000 to Blender per year along side NVIDIA, Epic Games, AWS, Facebook, Unity and AMD.
So what exactly is Decentraland? It's a "a decentralized virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Within the Decentraland platform, users can create, experience, and monetize their content and applications". It pretty much sounds like a Second Life for crypto fans.
The fight for an open metaverse will define the 2020s and Blender is one of the most important open source projects in the 3D creator ecosystem. “A rising tide lifts all boats.”Jin, founding Decentraland member
The idea behind funding Blender was originally made by a member of the Decentraland community, which quickly gained "unanimous" support across it, with the original creator of the idea connecting Decentraland's DAO Committee with the Blender Foundation to finalize the agreement.