Chevron, one of the world's largest oil companies, is entering the cryptocurrency metaverse. In its app, the company says it wants to sell items like lubricants and virtual gasoline through NFT.
The oil company's intent can be found in the patent application found on the U.S. government's U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website, and we've highlighted some of the text below. So if the idea becomes a fad, players may also need to pay to get around in the virtual world.
“Downloadable virtual products, i.e. convenience store products, gasoline, fuel, lubricants and renewable energy products for use online and in online virtual worlds”
The text then states that such items will use the technology of irreplaceable tokens (NFT). Since it does not state in which metaverse you will be operating, your product may be used in multiple virtual worlds.
Gasoline in the virtual world
Although the idea of selling virtual gasoline may seem like a joke, it is worth noting that some well-known brands are already marketing and selling such virtual products in the virtual world.
For example, we can mention Adidas and Nike, two of the largest companies in the shoe industry. In addition, the sale of the virtual yacht for R$ 3.7 million also shows the potential of this market.
Speaking of yachts, it's worth noting that they need fuel to run. Thus, the entry of oil company Chevron may add this real-world feature to these metaverse.
The biggest problem is that fuel prices for gasoline and diesel have been rising in recent weeks, which raises questions about the cost of the virtual world. However, for those who paid R$3.7 million for the aforementioned yacht, this should not be a problem.
More patents from Chevron
In addition to wanting to sell virtual gasoline in the virtual world, Chevron also wanted to offer its customers digital collectibles. While it does not specify its use, it is worth noting that such items can be used to reward your customers for their loyalty in both the real and virtual worlds.
“Cryptocurrency Collections and Application Tokens Used and Transferred in Software as a Service”
The patent application, filed on March 2 of this year, is currently awaiting analysis. However, it will probably be accepted and we will soon have to pay for virtual gasoline in some games.