Free Republic of LIBERLAND opens its first virtual embassy inside Somnium Space

Jillian Godsil
3 min readMar 24, 2020

The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” as it prides itself on personal and economic freedom for its people and this is also something we at Somnium Space strongly believe in. Our open, persistent, virtual reality world can and will serve as a platform for the global audience to gather, socialize and express their freedoms without any outside controls of their views and beliefs, same as our decentralized, blockchain based, economy which gives everyone entrepreneurial freedom and for the first time in history an ownership of digital assets that can be assigned to the individual in an transparent, auditable way and an digital ownership that can’t be taken away.

Liberland’s embassy opening inside Somnium Space is the start of virtual representations of organisations that share the free and decentralized world view and are ready to enter the 21st century and use it’s technological advances. The immersiveness of virtual reality will make diplomatic matters and talks between all counterparties feel very real while commercial contracts can be recorded on the blockchain to be verifiable and auditable, making the exchange of digital goods and services seamless.

Liberland will pay a symbolic sum of 100 Somnium CUBEs, the in-world currency, for a one year rent of Somnium Space VR land parcel. This goes in the tradition of real embassies that pay usually a fraction of the market price as a sign of friendship and welcomeness of the hosting country.

Artur Sychov, the Founder and CEO of Somnium Space, says: “We have built Somnium Space to allow freedom of expression and communication. I am happy to see thousands of people use our platform for exactly these reasons and Liberland representation is a very important step towards creation of an alternate life and complete digitalization of humanity.”

Vit Jedlicka, the President of Liberland, says: “We are excited not only to open our embassy in Somniumspace, but also hold part of our conference. We will be hosting prominent speakers like David Friedman as well as members of the EU Commission and members of Serbian government. It is great alternative way how to hold events for up to 500 people without risk of spreading the coronavirus. It is also a…