SoulMapes At a Glance
- 10,000 “apes-in-love” tokens
- Minted in pairs on Ethereum
- “Digital Lovelock” and metaverse plans
- Minting price TBA
- Launching March 2022
Inspired by the famous Pont de Arts, Love Lock Bridge in Paris, France, SoulMapes is a NFT project looking to capture the feeling of love within its community. Planning on launching the first “Bridge of Love” in the metaverse, the team behind the project is hoping to bring sweethearts together wherever they may be in the world.
Focussing on love, the SoulMapes NFT project collection will comprise 10,000 tokens, featuring ape-inspired characters looking longingly into each other’s eyes. The collection is generative, meaning the traits and features of the tokens are randomly assigned.
Unlike other projects NFT projects, SoulMape tokens are minted in pairs. This means collectors can keep one token for themselves and give the other to their significant other. Each pair of NFTs are linked together by a unique Digital Lovelock that exists on the blockchain as a smart contract, known as a Lovelock ID.
This lovelock can hold secret messages of love written within it and be locked onto the Bridge of Love within the metaverse, using the blockchain’s immutability and permanence to represent the commitment between couples. The message can either remain secret or be revealed to all those who wish to discover it.
The project is female-led, helmed by Celine Chan. After being in a long-distance relationship herself, Celine was inspired by the possibility of blockchain technology and the metaverse to allow couples to express their love, regardless of their location.
Celine found herself browsing the web one night looking for a Valentine’s gift for her boyfriend. Stifled by the Covid-19 pandemic, the couple’s plans of visiting Paris together and putting their own lock on Pont de Arts had been put on hold. Still, keen on the idea, however, Celine came upon the idea of recreating the bridge and what it stands for within the metaverse.
Leveraging the power of the metaverse to bring people together despite their physical distance, Celine is now going about building this virtual bridge, creating a place where soulmates can celebrate their love
As with all up-and-coming NFT projects, collectors are now looking for ongoing utility from their tokens, and SoulMapes doesn’t disappoint. As well as dishing out exclusive airdrops, SoulMapes is doing something a little different. The main utility of the tokens involves the Lovelock feature where couples can record love notes to each other and have them remain on the blockchain forever. These will be revealed at a set date and can remain private or be revealed to the world as a declaration of love.
With the theme of love and relationships playing such a central part in the project, the utility here involves fostering an atmosphere of care and attention. All SoulMape collectors will, therefore, be able to suggest and vote on topics and questions that will be put to relationship experts. These experts will then help members within the community by imparting their knowledge and giving advice to those who should want it.
All those within the community will therefore have at their fingertips the ability to form healthy and happy relationships, a form of utility unseen in any other collection in the NFT space.
Members will also have exclusive access to future events such as retreats where couples can spend some time alone, and enjoy a meal together with a dinner date.
Upon the whole collection being minted, Celine and her team will be airdropping exclusive tokens to Soulmape holders.
These 1/1 exclusive tokens will be hand-designed by Celine and will feature some familiar faces from the world of love, albeit ape-inspired! Already giving us a sneak-peek on Discord and Twitter, the team have already revealed a couple of token design including one inspired by Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, and another by Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum.
Next in the roadmap is to release some Soulmapes inspired merchandise.
The team is at pains to explain that this won’t be your typical merch, however, with some creative and thoughtful ideas up their sleeve that will make great gifts for him or her.
Halfway through the roadmap will see the Soulmapes project transform into a platform for relationship advice. Leaning on the expertise of qualified relationship professionals, holders of Soulmapes NFTs will be able to ask questions and receive answers on love. The community will vote on what questions get fielded, increasing engagement.
The project then aims to give holders exclusive access to events, dinner dates, and couple retreats, hoping to help relationships blossom.
As with most NFT projects, Soulmapes then plans to take up its position in the metaverse where it will establish the Bridge of Love. Thanks to the Lovelock ID mechanic, couples will then be able to meet up and express their commitment to the metaverse by fixing their lock to the bridge for the world to see.
Upon entering the metaverse, the initial roadmap will be complete. The team then plans on releasing a new roadmap and outline their future plans.
Set to launch in March 2022, the project’s community is now in the mood for love, ready to use the project as a platform for romance in the metaverse, date nights, and love advice.
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- Twitter: https://twitter.com/soulmapes
- Discord: https://discord.gg/cxDZWgPGV4