Amidst a backdrop of new-age tech, EV hype, and a revolving race for the Covid-19 vaccine, decentralization was a prominent theme of 2021; slowly becoming more of a reality as cryptocurrency and blockchain started to plant roots amongst emerging cultural trends. The word ‘metaverse’ started to gain serious traction; to which NFT’s and the creation of digital worlds followed in a natural progression.
As a new step in social technology, the metaverse is still a relatively new concept, especially for investors. Roblox (NYSE: RBLX), a platform that allows for users to build and share their own games – was one of the flagbearers for the metaverse – but as retail excitement died down, Roblox followed the path of the other depreciating meme stocks.
Roblox as it stands is a leader in its respective field, yet you wouldn’t think so looking at recent stock movements. Roblox stock showed a steady increase from its March IPO, before really taking off in November, reaching heights of $135. Since then, however, sellers have dominated the stock, pushing price down to all-time lows of $58.
Albeit, investors shouldn’t lose faith just yet. Today’s 13% price surge came irrespective of any particular company news or announcement; so it seems that metaverse investors might be beginning to stir once again. The special thing about Roblox is its infinite space for diversity; the platform can be used for advertising, e-commerce, gaming, and more; with Nike illustrating its social possibilities with the creation of NIKELAND, followed by a similar project by reality TV star Paris Hilton.
Roblox has a head-start in the social, decentralized space that is the Metaverse. Investors today might have been merely opportunists cashing in on the company’s sharp sell-off, but whatever the reason, my belief is that Roblox is a stable long-term option as decentralization creates entirely new economic and social landscapes.
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Oliver is a financial writer and analyst specialising in the US stock market, with years of personal experience in understanding micro/macroeconomic structures, market trends and fundamental analysis.