Friday, May 20

Lonely Ape Dating Club: The NFT-Centric Dating App | Digital Trends Spanish


NFT fans finally have a place to find a partner and share the love of virtual tokens. We’re talking about Lonely Ape Dating Club, a dating app like Tinder, but specifically for people interested in NFTs.

Created by Year 4000 Labs—a motley team of NFT hackers and collectors interested in integrating crypto and Web3 into the dating space—the new platform is hailed as the “first NFT-centric dating app.” expendable)”.

While at some point the app plans to be aimed at any NFT collector, for now it has started with enthusiasts of the famous Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection. In fact, the website indicates that to enter the platform you must have an NFT of that series. So gym selfies and filtered profile photos are a thing of the past; have been replaced by caricatures of apes.

In Lonely Ape Dating Club, there is the “Match to Win” feature, which allows users to connect their crypto wallets and earn tokens by swiping dating options and interacting with the people they match with.

Additionally, the app can further narrow down the pool of potential dates by filtering users based on the net worth of cryptocurrencies and NFTs they have in their wallets.

Users can also attract the attention of others by sending them cryptocurrency tips and displaying other metrics on their profile. For example, they can expose their personal net worth and portfolio, as well as brag about their history of “diamond handing,” a term for someone who plans to hold an NFT long-term, without worrying about market conditions. short term.

According to brief statementthere will also be a feature called “Coin Digger”, which allows non-Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) users to connect with higher net worth individuals for “mutual benefits”.

What is the Bored Ape Yacht Club?

The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of NFTs that has 10,000 units, and each one has some distinction.

Several celebrities have bought pieces from this series, such as Eminem, Paris Hilton and Jimmy Fallon; the latter paid more than $200,000 for one. And since there is a limited supply of BAYC units, as more famous people buy, that fixed supply is perceived as increasingly valuable.

If you spend time on social media, more specifically Twitter, you’ve likely seen a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT there, as figures like Steph Curry and even the Adidas brand have used these pieces as profile pictures. In that way, they act as avatars and tickets to the online social club of people who have a Bored Ape.

Generally speaking, there are two types of NFT art. There are the unique images that are sold as non-fungible tokens, just like paintings in real life. And on the other hand, there are the NFT collections or “projects”, such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club.

Similar to Pokémon cards, these sets take a template and produce hundreds or thousands of variations, each ranked in terms of rarity. In the case of BAYC, all the units are apes, but each one has different “properties”, so facial expressions, clothing, accessories and more vary.

Returning Lonely Ape Dating Club, while having a waiting list where you can sign up for early access—with your email, wallet address, and gender—the impact of this dating app remains to be seen, considering all the requirements it demands.

Also, will it end up being a meaningful place to find a partner or will it just morph into another platform to discuss which NFT is a better long-term investment? We’ll see.

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