Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain XVII: What is “The sandbox”

Chris Pace
2 min readSep 6, 2022


Image: Sandbox metaverse / Article by Chris Pace

Hello crypto bros and welcome to our series of articles “Beginners Guide to Blockchain”, in this episode we will be talking about the crypto-related videogame called “The Sandbox”.

But before we start I do recommend you read these short articles, as they will give you more context so you can understand this topic better, the articles are the following:

  1. What is the Metaverse
  2. What is an NFT
  3. What is Ethereum
  4. What is blockchain

If you want to read more crypto-related stuff make sure to check out my profile.

Now with nothing more to say, let's get right into it.

What is The Sandbox

The sandbox is a very special Videogame, you may ask why.

Unlike other blockchain-based play-to-earn games, the Sandbox is entirely based on user-generated content.

Also, this game has a huge social aspect, by allowing people to interact with their own creations and even earn rewards by making games for others, playing games built by others, or adding interesting stuff to others’ games, The Sandbox has created a unique entry point into the metaverse, thus making it the third-largest metaverse based on the Ethereum blockchain.


The utility token SAND is the basis for transactions and interactions within The Sandbox ecosystem. It is an Ethereum blockchain-based ERC-20 utility coin.

There is a finite amount of sand, it being 3,000,000,000 SAND.

It can be used to play games, buy items, or customize avatars.

Users may earn the token while playing the game. SAND is also a governance token, which means that holders of the token can vote on game-related decisions.


In The Sandbox metaverse, LAND is a digital piece of real estate that users may buy to create experiences on top.

You will be able to fill a LAND with Games and Assets after you’ve purchased one.

Each LAND is a one-of-a-kind (non-fungible) token that exists on the public Ethereum network (ERC-721).

Sandbox Marketplace

The marketplace is where players and developers advertise their ASSETS for sale in return for SAND.

The marketplace also allows users to make money in the metaverse by allowing producers to sell their NFTs or by allowing them to become virtual real estate brokers and resell LAND parcels.

Closing thoughts

Well, this was a quick explanation of what The Sandbox is, I hope you liked it and as always, see you next time.


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Chris Pace.



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