Lost Worlds, a location-based NFT platform, has announced LOST.NYC, an immersive event happening in New York from April 11–14. The one-of-a-kind event will take place during NFT.NYC, the premier conference for the NFT community.
The idea behind LOST.NYC is to provide NFTs a chance to leave their digital comfort zones and establish roots in the never-sleeping city. NFTs have often only been available as a desktop experience, leaving limited room to explore their practicality. Using location-based NFT minting, Lost Worlds is striving to provide NFTs an experience similar to Pokemon-Go.
New and fascinating ways to engage with digital assets may be unlocked by geofencing NFTs to actual locations. Owners of these assets may receive access to token-gated merchandise, real-world events, unique NFT drops, and more in addition to the experience itself. Lost Worlds has teamed up with some of the top names in the industry for NFT.NYC in order to highlight the new usefulness that this technology offers.
STEPN, a Web3 lifestyle app, uses geoNFTs from Lost World to provide remarkable IRL to URL experiences. STEPN will drop its geoNFTs, which are like scavenger hunts, in running places during NFT.NYC, including Central Park. In the MOOAR NFT platform, minters may get a badge and qualify for unique STEPN mints.
The makers of DeGods and Y00Ts, DeLabs, are using the Lost Worlds platform as a component of their multi-day DeNYC experience, which also includes a tour of notable landmarks and a treasure hunt with more than $100,000 in rewards that can be claimed. The geoNFTs quest features 5 landmarks for users to gather across the city. In the Polygon blockchain, 500 mintable geoNFTs will be available for each location.
The locations comprise:
- Grand Central
- Empire State Building
- Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital
- Central Park
- Brooklyn Bridge
23 of the most well-known artists in the world have successfully collaborated with Lost Worlds to release their first geoNFT collections on the Ethereum blockchain. Prestigious auction houses and venues like Sotheby’s have displayed the works of these artists. Derry Ainsworth, Gabe Weis, Cult Class, and rising talent Anton Conolly are a few well-known names. The individual who finds and mints Anton Conolly’s geoNFT in New York will also get a 68″ x 50″ physical painting, bridging a hybrid experience for collectors and bringing NFTs into the real as a kind of certification.
Chikn, a groundbreaking play-to-earn NFT game for the Avalanche AVAX, is the first location-based NFT to include in-game assets. Chikn provides mystery box geoNFT mints called “Loot Boks,” a smart play on the phrase “loot box,” that contain things that can be transferred to and used in the chikn.farm game and ecosystem. An amazing chance for gamers to obtain priceless in-game items in the real world will be presented by one such minting event that will take place at the farm perched atop the Jacob Javits Center.
Further geoNFT scavenger hunts will be held by Lost Worlds throughout NFT.NYC. The reward for successfully collecting geoNFTs from various locations across New York City is a non-tradable NFT Badge that grants access to VIP side events and exclusive geoNFT drops.