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NY mayoral candidate Andrew Yang joins the metaverse with a Zepeto avatar


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When politicians embrace games and the metaverse, you know we’re getting somewhere with mainstream recognition. And yesterday, New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang dressed up as a metaverse avatar at one of his events.

Yang donned a 3D animated avatar from Zepeto on Thursday night to make an appearance in the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One. Zepeto is an early metaverse platform with over 200 million lifetime users, and 90% of its users are Gen Z people who are hard to reach with traditional media. Zepeto is the largest avatar company based in Asia, and the company ...


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