Welcome to the Cornerstone

A volcanic island in the middle of the photorealistic metaverse where land is auctioned off in NFTs.

The Cornerstone.land is divided into 100 regions of soil. Each region is unique in terrain geography and shape. The number of regions will grow exponentially after the Cornerstone volcano erupts once land ownership is 100% complete.

Buying Land

When you buy land from Cornerstone, you become a Cornerstonian. As the landowner, you gain access to the island and receive credits to start building a metaverse presence. Your region is your playground, design it for your needs and we’ll make your dreams come true. There will be many future perks for the Cornerstonians as the community grows.

In the Cornerstone, virtual land is bought and sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), crypto assets that live on the blockchain. NFTs guarantee the authenticity of land ownership by registering every transaction on the blockchain.

NFT Land Drop #1

Buying Land

When you buy land from Cornerstone, you become a cornerstonian. As the landowner, you gain access to the island and receive credits to start building a metaverse presence. Your region is your playground, design it for your needs and we’ll make your dreams come true. There are many future perks for the cornerstonians as the community grows.

In the Cornerstone, virtual land is bought and sold as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), crypto assets that live on the blockchain. NFTs guarantee the authenticity of land ownership by registering every transaction on blockchain.

NFT Land Drop #1

Land Composition

73.3% is base stone that is a great construction material for building foundations and hard-surfaced stone structures.

26.4% is
organic soil that is used for the construction of more complex architectural structures because of its soft and sculptable nature.

0.3% is a stream of shape-shifting and active mineral,
Noza. This material is programmable by nature.

Land Composition

73.3% is base stone that is a great construction material for building foundations and hard-surfaced stone structures.

26.4% is
organic soil that is used for construction of more complex architectural structures by its soft and sculptable nature.

0.3% is a stream of shape shifting and active mineral,
Noza, This material is programmable by its nature.

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    Break Ground

    Every region of land has a pre-defined amount of building credits that can be used however you want. More construction work can be purchased separately for complex buildings.

    Build Up

    As a Cornerstonian, you can build structures with the material from your land and building credits. You can build offices, galleries, stages or homes to make your world your own. Your art and experiences aren’t visible to the public. 

    Ownership

    As a Cornerstonian, you can use building credits and materials to build custom solutions for your needs. You own and control all the 3D assets in your land area. 

    A New Dawn

    In Cornerstone, there’s natural light for most of time, reflected from the nearby moon. The moon starts setting every Friday on the Earth´s day cycle and starts rising again on Monday, casting light over the entire island.

    Cornerstonians

    The living beings of Cornerstone are human-featured avatars called “Cornerstonians”. It’s up to them to grant the right to build in the region they own. 

    Cornerstonians can invite guests to their own regions as a foundational right of land ownership. Avatars are crafted based on your instructions utilizing the latest metahuman technology.  

     

    Own and Build

    Land buyers are granted the right to build whatever they want on their land based on the building credits and construction materials they own. Cornerstonians hold ownership of everything they build.

    Explore and Invite

    Cornerstonians can explore the land outside their region according to the access rights of other landowners and invite guests on to their land.

    Create and Sell

    The land can be resold to people outside the community, in which case the new owner will become a Cornerstonian. Anything that’s built can be resold to other Cornerstonians. Building materials and construction credits can also be resold within the community. Even guest invitations can be sold to other Cornerstonians.

    Roadmap

    Q4

    2021

    Release

    The project is launched and the website opens.

    Q1

    2022

    Auction

    NFT land drops begin and construction can start immediately.

    Q2

    2022

    Construction

    Cornerstonians receive their avatars and exploration can start.  

    Q3

    2022

    Opening

    Cornerstone.land opens for invitation-only exploration.

    Q4

    2022

    Expansion

    The land expands and secondary market opens. 

    Future Development

    After the basic functionalities are deployed during the first year, the next chapter of the Cornerstone.land will be the expansion of the community with the secondary market and the welcoming of new Cornerstonians. In the beginning of Q1 2023, the number of invitations will be expanded to enable large-scale gatherings like concerts or keynotes. Later, when the land has expanded and more construction material is available, the creation of new islands will be possible. 

    Platform Technical Specifications

    The 3D metaverse is being built with the Unreal Engine, which allows real-time rendering of the high quality graphics. The user experience is based on pixel streaming technology that will allow users to explore the island on their web browser.

    Cornerstone.land plots are stored on the Ethereum blockchain as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), specifically ERC-721 tokens. ERC-721 is a standard for representing ownership of NFTs where each token is unique. The users can easily verify the ownership and transaction history of each NFT. Each piece of land is unique and digitally certified by the Ethereum smart contracts.

    All solutions in Cornerstone.land are built on Amazon Cloud Services (AWS) that enable a global scalable infrastructure in virtual reality and the meta browser. AWS will allow Cornerstone.land to function 24/,7 allowing hosts access in any time zone.

    Platform Technical Specifications

    The 3D metaverse is being built with the Unreal Engine, which allows real-time rendering of the high quality graphics. The user experience is based on pixel streaming technology that will allow users to explore the island with web browser.

    Cornerstone land plots are stored in Ethereum blockchain as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), specifically ERC-721 tokens. ERC-721 is a standard for representing ownership of NFTs where each token is unique. The users can easily verify the ownership and transaction history of each NFT. Each piece of land is unique and digitally certified by the Ethereum smart contracts.

    All solutions in Cornerstone.land are built on Amazon Cloud Services (AWS) that enable a global scalable infrastructure in virtual reality and the meta browser. AWS will allow Cornerstone.land to function 24/,7 allowing hosts access in any time zone.

    Deliverables

    1.

    NFT

    Ownership proven by blockchain

    2.

    Avatar

    Custom metahuman created by ZOAN

    3.

    Community

    Access right to Cornerstone.land

    4.

    Credits

    For architecture and construction

    Hello, neighbor

    Cornerstone.land is a passion project we’ve been dreaming up for years. It all started with the idea to build our virtual office and since then it’s grown into the creation of a whole land drop powered by blockchain technology.

    Our award-winning team is made up of some of the most talented people on the planet – all obsessed with working on new and extraordinary projects. Every one of our professional world-builders and content creators guarantee the quality of every detail that will be built in the Cornerstone.land.

    FAQ

    General Questions

    What is this?

    Cornerstone is a virtual environment and community for individuals and businesses to start to create their presence in the metaverse. Once you buy a piece of land, you can design what you want to build and we will take care of the technical construction process. 

    What is the purpose?

    We want to offer individuals and businesses a photorealistic virtual environment where they can host events, organize launches and showcase their products/services.

    Who has made this?

    Cornerstone.land is created by ZOAN, a virtual studio based in Helsinki, Finland. We are specialized in high-quality graphics and immersive technologies for the past 11 years.

    Who runs Cornerstone?

    Cornerstone.land is run by ZOAN in the beginning but we are extremely interested in finding a way to make decentralized governance for the Cornerstone.

    What can I do there?

    You can build, explore, interact and invite people to your virtual space. The future roadmap allows you to host events, launches and showcase your offering.

    How can I get there? Mobile, VR-headset, etc?

    First, the experience is built on a web browser to guarantee that everyone user can access it easily. In our roadmap, VR headset is highly prioritized to get a fully immersive experience.

    Can I invite others?

    At first, the number of invitations is limited to a few invitations per day, but as we are able to scale the cloud infrastructure more invitations will be granted.

    What makes this different from others?

    We wanted to create a close-to real-life virtual experience. Hence, we are building photorealistic virtual environments using the Unreal game engine and making it available via web browser we guarantee that the experience will be something that the users have not experienced before.

    For Buyers

    How can I buy land?

    All the transactions are handled by a Fun.gi platform. To buy land from Cornerstone.land, you need ETH cryptocurrency. Smart contracts are stored on the blockchain.

    When can I buy land?

    The first NFT drop is scheduled for January 2022. The land plots are sold as sequences.

    Can I build my own building and create 3D assets?

    When you buy land, you receive a predefined amount of building credits that permit you to build structures and assets. All the constructions are done by ZOAN. You own all the 3D models and assets that you build on your land. If you have existing 3D models that you would like to implement to your virtual space, feel free to contact us.

    How can I access my land?

    Via web browser (desktop/mobile). And later VR-headset.

    Can I move freely on the Cornerstone land?

    At first, the exploration of the cornerstone.land is restricted to your own land and public areas. As the construction phase is completed, the landowners can choose if the other members of the community or invited users can enter their land for free, with an invitation or with an admission fee.

    Can I resell my property?

    As the NFT is verified in the ETH blockchain, the ownership is transferable, and the secondary market will be part of the community that is happy to welcome new members through the land sale. Even you would sell your land your access as a member to the public and explorable virtual spaces will remain.

    Can I talk or interact with other cornerstonians?

    In the first version, communication happens via chat functionality.

    Want to know more?

    [email protected]

    Want to know more?

    [email protected]