Pioneering Web3 Innovation:

Darewise Entertainment and Horizen Labs Join Forces to Shape the Bitcoin Metaverse

3 min readOct 5, 2023


In the ever-evolving realm of Web3 technology, a groundbreaking partnership was forged to change the landscape of metaverse ecosystems forever. Darewise Entertainment, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, and the visionary force behind the Life Beyond Gaming Metaverse, embarked on an extraordinary journey. Their destination? The creation of the world’s first metaverse ecosystem token for the Bitcoin network. And to navigate this uncharted territory, they joined forces with a trusted companion: Horizen Labs.

Unlocking Bitcoin’s Cultural Evolution

In the bustling TOKEN2049 Singapore, on the 14th of September, 2023, the stage was set. Darewise Entertainment announced its strategic engagement with Horizen Labs, a name synonymous with expertise in blockchain and tokenized experiences. This partnership was more than just a collaboration; it was a convergence of dreams, knowledge, and the unwavering belief in the potential of Web3.

The vision was audacious: to launch a token that would power an entire ecosystem on the Bitcoin network. It wasn’t just about gaming; it was about brands, real-life experiences, and the intersection of the digital and physical worlds. This token would be the cornerstone of Life Beyond, the first gaming metaverse ready to utilize it for in-game assets, virtual lands, and much more.

Leaders in the Web3 Space

Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, expressed his enthusiasm for this transformative endeavor. With the Ordinals protocol on the horizon, Bitcoin is on the brink of a cultural evolution. Yat belives that high-quality gaming is the key to mass adoption. Darewise Entertainment, an AAA studio, is poised to unlock the untapped potential of Bitcoin in collaboration with Horizen Labs, the pioneers in their field.

The Darewise Entertainment team, comprising seasoned AAA gaming veterans, supported by the Animoca Brands network, and Horizen Labs, masters of blockchain and tokenized experiences, embodied the epitome of experience in the Web3 space. Their collective expertise is the wind that fills their sails on this adventurous journey.

A Mission to Redefine Web3

Founded in 2019, Horizen Labs had a noble mission: to build a secure and equitable digital world, a mission deeply rooted in the decentralization revolution. Their expertise lay in zero-knowledge cryptography and the creation of essential Web3 tools and features that enabled programmable, scalable blockchains and protocols.

Benjamin Charbit, the co-founder and CEO of Darewise Entertainment, had a message for the world. He saw immense potential in Bitcoin beyond just being a store of value. To realize that potential, they were ready to roll up their sleeves and build. It was a partnership rooted in collaboration, community, and the shared effort to redefine the digital landscape.

Horizen Labs, their trusted ally, would provide technical services, consultation on tokenomics, and the development of essential tools and applications to further the Ordinals ecosystem. Vincent Marty, the chief product officer at Darewise Entertainment, tantalizingly hinted at technological breakthroughs on the horizon. These innovations would not only power Life Beyond Chapter 1 in 2024 but also have a ripple effect across metaverses and games worldwide.

Robert Viglione, CEO of Horizen Labs, shared the excitement. Their longstanding history with Bitcoin, the foundation upon which the Horizen ecosystem had grown, made this project especially inspiring. It was an opportunity to contribute to a technological innovation that could redefine the space. They were eager to propel the Bitcoin and Ordinals ecosystems forward while expanding their own footprint in the realm of Web3.


This remarkable partnership brings together dreams and technology, expertise and innovation, and Bitcoin’s reach expanded beyond its horizons. It is the junction of collaboration, dedication, and the relentless pursuit of a digital world where the possibilities is as vast as the metaverse itself.