Exploring the vast expanses of the metaverse

Kirk Allen Chief Executive Officer Kaloscope

Kirk Allen Chief Executive Officer Kaloscope

“Kirk was also invited to speak about NFTs and the Metaverse at some of the world’s largest NFT, Metaverse and Cryptocurrency events.”

The Metaverse is a paradigm-shifting concept that is just beginning to spread around the world. Do not confuse with virtual reality. It is a fusion of virtual, augmented, physical, mixed, augmented, simulated and multisensory augmented reality.

If you invest in the right real estate and choose the perfect asset at the right price, you can have huge growth potential in the metaverse. It is not intended to replace the Internet, but rather to improve upon the latter.

One young and adventurous guy who has fearlessly ventured into this new frontier is 27-year-old Kirk Allen, CEO of Kaloscope, the company he founded and introduced in March 2021.

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“Arriving in Dubai with no contacts and limited funds, my business partner Ryan Lee and I started buying and selling NFTs (non-fungible tokens) online, converting them into cryptocurrency,” Kirk recalls.

“We turned $500 into $35,000 within four months, which we then used to pay the cost of living and market research to create the Kaloscope concept.”

Kaloscope describes itself as the world’s first social media metaverse platform where users can “project, collect, communicate and interact” with their NFTs through augmented, virtual and augmented reality.

“As a player, I’ve always been interested in the metaverse,” Kirk said. “I’m constantly excited about the fact that you can create a new identity and play with friends for hours and travel to other virtual worlds to experience something new.”

Already immersed in the blockchain space since 2014 when he was still a teenager, Kirk became involved in some of the projects aimed at tokenizing sustainable farming in Europe. “I got into NFT around March 2021 after my passion for collecting digital items was sparked by an app called Veve,” he said.

Kirk studied law and business at Kingston University in London, which is also his father's alma mater, Nicholas Allen.  His mother is the Queen of Philippine Feng Shui Marites Allen.

Kirk studied law and business at Kingston University in London, which is also his father’s alma mater, Nicholas Allen. His mother is the Queen of Philippine Feng Shui Marites Allen.

“The pandemic has really accelerated the use of the metaverse as people stayed at home more and interacted with most of their colleagues online,” Kirk said.

“One of the main benefits of the Metaverse is that brands, artists, games, organizations and individuals can create immersive mixed reality for their fans, users and supporters. Thus, people may be more emotionally involved when they offer new products or Services. “

The metaverse is very new

The Metaverse is very new, if not still unknown, to many people. Kirk explains it this way: “I’m describing the metaverse by describing it as being on the Internet, not the Internet,” he noted.

“It means it’s a more immersive experience where you can potentially enter the metaverse to learn about a brand, rather than just reading about it in flat 2D through a screen.”

In order for the metaverse to be widely understood and appreciated by many, Kirk says, it must become widespread. “There needs to be a social media metaverse where people can share their experiences and invite their friends to try it out,” he added.

“I believe that since the core of the metaverse is its community base, the experience in these virtual worlds will come from the community that built it, and not from a centralized entity managing content for the sake of interaction.”

“In this way, mental health can improve as it also relieves people of the anxiety they feel when they meet new people in real life. But of course, technology is still quite early to talk about the positive or negative effects of the platform. One thing’s for sure, it’s a necessity.”

Shares your knowledge

On May 1 last year, Kaloscope became a sponsor of NFT, Metaverse and Gamefi 2022 in Manila, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. “We’ve presented some of the technologies we’ve been developing over the past year,” Kirk said. “I was also the speaker during the Metaverse keynote where I shared some of the knowledge about how this new technology will impact businesses in the future.”

Kirk has also been invited to speak about NFT and the Metaverse at some of the world’s largest NFT, Metaverse and crypto events such as Crypto Expo Dubai and most recently at the largest conference of its kind in New York or NFT. .New York.

The caloscope comes from two words: “kalos”, which in Greek means “beautiful”, and “sweep”, another word for vision. “So together Kaloscope means ‘beautiful vision,'” Kirk said. “I named it that after a solo trip to Greece the year before we built the business. The name just suited the app we were developing.”

During the pandemic, two of Kirk’s biggest challenges were building the Kaloscope team and keeping up with the established schedules. “Working with people remotely and keeping the team motivated during difficult times is also challenging,” he said. “I love building teams that share my passion and building communities that support our innovation.”

Kaloscope claims to be the first social media metaverse platform where users can

Kaloscope claims to be the first social media metaverse platform where users can “project, collect, communicate and interact” through augmented, virtual and augmented reality.

Kirk’s biggest goal in life is to change the world and create something that will impact the lives of people all over the world. “Nothing has changed since then,” he said. “Only the means I use to achieve this. I sincerely believe that with the Kaloscope we can do this.

Kirk studied law and business at Kingston University in London. “The skill I learned the most from this experience is the ability to interact with people and have an intelligent conversation,” he said. “I didn’t get any college education, just self-taught my skills that I could use to build a business.”

He doesn’t believe in balancing work. “Instead, I coordinate my personal activities with work,” he argued. “Having to go to the office every day also keeps me grounded so I have a place to work instead of always bringing my tasks home.”

He still finds to break away and relax. “I spend time with friends, walk on the beach, listen to music and eat delicious food in Dubai,” he said. “I spend time with my family when I meet them in the Philippines, visit El Nido or eat delicious British food when I visit them in London.”

He occasionally manages to play football, “but my passion is playing the guitar and writing music in my spare time.” He also watches “movies that can expand my knowledge about business or life.”

A typical day starts with “a nice cold shower that wakes me up” followed by a trip to the gym. “After that, I watch and read the news to keep up with world events when I go to the office,” he said. “After 7 or 8 p.m. I go out for a nice dinner with friends or attend other networking events. I usually spend my weekends at home learning about the metaverse, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies.”

Kaloscope sponsored the NFT, Metaverse and Gamefi 2022 event held last May in Manila, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.  photos provided

Kaloscope sponsored the NFT, Metaverse and Gamefi 2022 event held last May in Manila, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. photos provided

Kirk is the son of the Queen of Philippine Feng Shui, Marites Allen. His mom is an “important source of inspiration” when it comes to entrepreneurship. They constantly help each other. His father is Nicholas Allen, also a graduate of Kingston University.

“If I do something in my industry that could potentially help improve her business, then I go out of my way to make it happen for her,” he said of his mom.

Kirk also counts on a number of people from whom he gets advice, which depend “depending on the situation I’m in and the time and the mood.” He added that “in general, I always want to improve, so I hang out with the people who I feel bring me the most value and help me become a better man, as an entrepreneur, as a leader, as an influencer, and more. “

About me

FIRST PAYMENT

My first paycheck was a £20 note (about 1,323 pesos) from a week’s work delivering newspapers.

MORNING RITUAL

Cold shower to lift your spirits.

AVERAGE TIME ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

About 10 hours a day.

ROLE MODELS

Steve Jobs; my mother, Marites Allen, the queen of feng shui; and my dad, Nicholas J. Allen

BEST SKILL

The ability to read people.

GOAL

My goal is to change the world, hopefully by creating a platform that allows more users to enter the metaverse.

FACT OF LIFE

I love traveling, writing music and solving difficult puzzles.