Blockchain and media company, MetaDhana rises – Manila Bulletin

As the country and the rest of the world move toward an increased understanding, heightened awareness and appreciation for crypto ecosystems, a group of Filipinos with proven track records, expertise, and performance in their respective industries have come together to form the MetaDhana consortium.

Mikhail Jon Peñalosa, Founder and CEO of MetaDhana Studio and Michael John Peña, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of MetaDhana Studio

Mikhail Peñalosa, CEO of MetaDhana explained that the group is focused on the democratization of artificial intelligence, blockchain, game development, and creative development for Filipino creators and various crypto ecosystems.

“MetaDhana aims to push the boundaries of innovation through the marriage of blockchain and artificial intelligence within a metaverse,” Peñalosa said.

The young CEO further mentions that the consortium believes that the key to creating a true metaverse, a virtual space within digital spaces such as online games, and virtual reality is an independent, sustainable environment that can open new paradigms in storytelling, productivity, and finance when blockchain and artificial intelligence are combined.

“Because data on the blockchain is immutable and highly valuable, the training set of AI becomes more reliable and accurate,” Michael John Peña , CTO of MetaDhana, further adds.

The MetaDhana Roadmap

MetaDhana has been working on a number of projects using Microsoft Azure and OpenAI that are slated for launch in the last quarter of 2021 and first-half of 2022.

  1. AI Powered NFT Metaverse. The Metazoan Chronicles: Order of the Felix is the first AI NFT Metaverse of its kind with art, lore, culture, and world created by humans that will be expanded generatively and evolve using AI and is slated to launch late October 2021.
  2. Non Fungible Token (NFT) Art Drops. With an established team of more than 20 artists MetaDhana will create a series of production level quality art in partnership with multiple local writers and artists. The NFT will have utilities like, games, comics, access to Anime produced via NFT sales.
  3. A Play-to-Earn NFT fighting game utilizing our proprietary fighting game engine.
  4. The MetaDhana Token, a metaverse ecosystem token that combines both Blockchain and AI.

Powerhouse Metaverse Creation team

To ensure world class technical execution, MetaDhana formed a joint venture partnership with Sydney based technology firm Datachain Consulting headed by Michael John Peña, a Microsoft MVP for Azure since 2015, with over 10 years of working experience ranging from Mobile, Cloud, Web and DevOps. Michael has worked on blockchain technologies since 2014, and has been involved in various enterprise grade blockchain and AI applications such as AU based Lumachain, a comprehensive end-to-end solution for food supply chains.

To further push the concept, MetaDhana entered into a joint venture partnership agreement with Ranida Games, an established game development studio in the Philippines with millions of active players globally. Ranida will extend the tech capabilities and will publish the MetaDhana Play-to-Earn games.

For creative production needed by the ecosystem, a joint venture partnership agreement with Studio 9 Lives, an animation studio established in 2015 with clients from Japan and USA was also formed. Studio 9 Lives is known for its work in popular Netflix animated titles and many other popular Japanese Animation.

The consortium also has existing partnerships with top comic publishers, creators and artists from the Philippines, USA, and Abu Dhabi; most notably, Noir Caesar Entertainment, owned by Milwaukee Bucks player, Johnny O’Bryant III.

In addition, MetaDhana has existing working relationships with influencer agencies in the Philippines that have a talent pool of over 200 influencers. The marketing team is headed by Dexter Paglinawan a top 5% Affiliate Marketer, consultant, speaker and NFT gaming influencer with 60K subscribers on Youtube.

And lastly, MetaDhana through its owned digital marketing agency, has managed and developed Products for global B2B and B2C companies and produced results via campaigns exceeding $20M in value. The

agency has access to owned and rented social media assets such as Facebook Pages, Groups, and Tiktok accounts and boast combined follower count of more than 50-million followers.

“We envision MetaDhana to truly be a launchpad, a new way for creators to engage an audience and monetize their work. We aim to educate and propagate a universal protocol, a world for game developers to design and earn, a space where comic and E-book creators, readers, and even game players earn, all within blockchain and AI powered technology,” Peñalosa closed.