Editors Update: DCL Plazas now has a full dedicated section to learn about Decentraland avatars here.
The highly anticipated release of Decentraland avatars finally took place this week. In just a few days, thousands of new users have already created their avatar, and a further 1600 usernames have been registered on the blockchain.
Official launch video below – You can register your Decentraland avatar here.
Here are some facts about Decentraland avatars:
You can create and design your own Decentraland avatar with just an email address. Registering / paying for a username is optional.
- A maximum of 1 username per email and digital wallet can be registered.
- Ownership of each registered avatar username is represented by an NFT and recorded on the blockchain.
Usernames cost 100 MANA + Ethereum gas fee (total cost approx $6 USD).
- The 100 MANA fee is burnt and removed from the total currency supply.
It is not currently possible to transfer a registered username from one account to another.
If you register a username, but later decide to change it, your previous username will become available for somebody else to register.
For more information about Decentraland avatars read the official post here.
To check registered usernames in real time within the contract, you should first navigate to ‘Events’, then click on the 4th hex in the list, followed by clicking on ‘Text’. See image below.
There is currently no way of checking a full list of all registered usernames
- The total number of transactions = the total number of registered usernames. This number only represents the number of people who have paid to register their username. It does not include users who have chosen to register by email only.
How To Get a Decentraland Avatar
If you click here you can create your Decentraland avatar with just an email address.
However, if you also want to register your own username, then you will need:
Metamask installed on your browser.
Have 100 MANA token + a small amount of Ethereum to pay for the transaction (gas) in your Metamask account. If you don’t own either of these currencies, then you should visit an exchange and purchase some. Here is a list of where you can buy these cryptocurrencies.
Visit the official website to register your avatar.
The release of Decentraland avatars, the Decentraland Builder tool and the Decentraland SDK (the tools used to build on Decentraland LAND), means that all that remains is for the world to be released. It has been a long time in coming, but we are getting close. Patience Decentralanders, the metaverse is almost upon us.