Q&A: Find Out More About Dropverse And Their AIP That's Currently On The Ballot
The ApeCoin DAO is currently voting on An Ape Improvement Proposal this week that aims to onboard new people to the $Ape ecosystem via a “Pokémon Go” style platform.
AIP-105 titled “ApeCoin Drops in the Real World” is an ecosystem allocation fund proposal written by the company Dropverse.
Dropverse is an app that “transforms the world into a digital playground, allowing you to navigate the world to find collectibles, complete challenges, and earn rewards,” according to the company’s website.
In its proposal, Dropverse asked the ApeCoin DAO to allocate 6,000 $Ape over the next 12 months to its app so it can distribute the tokens as rewards to its users.
“Distributing ApeCoin via the Dropverse platform will bring new holders into the ecosystem, educate new audiences about the benefits of ApeCoin, and help incentivize behaviors beneficial to the broader ApeCoin Community,” Dropverse wrote in its proposal.
At the time of this article’s publication, Dropverse’s proposal is extremely popular with 96.4% of voters casting their $Ape in favor of the proposal.
To find out more about Dropverse and AIP-105, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to company for an interview. Check it out below:
1: How did Dropverse begin? Why’d you start this?
“Dropverse as an idea has existed in our minds for a long time. We have always been passionate about merging exploration and travel with emerging technologies like AR, and I have really been fascinated by the concept of making the world more like a video game where you can collect items, complete missions, and get rewarded for exploring the world around you. NFTs were the perfect catalyst to make this idea a reality because the concept of decentralized ownership and self-custody really teleports the idea of owning digital items from one that would operate in a closed sandbox like Pokemon Go, to one that exists within a broader digital landscape with endless possibilities (e.g. the open metaverse). NFTs really tied the idea together, and we got totally consumed by this vision, so we thought it was perfect timing to leave our jobs in big tech and media to make it a reality.”
2: How does the Dropverse game work?
“We like to think of Dropverse as a platform, but a gamified platform. The core idea is simple: we provide a digital layer on top of the real world populated with NFTs, crates, event drops, and more. Get within the radius of any of these points or items to collect or interact with them. One core aspect of our gamification is our spawned drops. Orbs of different rarity levels are dynamically spawned around the user and they have 2 hours to collect as many as possible. Collecting any orb triggers the countdown, after which a fresh set of orbs are spawned. The goal is collect as many orbs as possible by exploring your immediate surroundings. Orbs can then be used within Dropverse for different purposes such as unlocking crates which contain rewards including Partner NFTs and ApeCoin. We also have many more gamification elements like DropCharges (power-ups), weekly leaderboard challenges, and scavenger hunts. With some more in the pipeline (missions, achievements, etc.)
3:How can the $Ape community get involved with the project and use the app?
“It’s available on the App Store! https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dropverse/id1595941412. As members of the $APE and BAYC community, we’d love to see the $APE community participate, share feedback, and earn ApeCoin reward. Please join our Discord and follow us on Twitter @getdropverse to join the community and stay updated.”
4: Why should the ape coin DAO get involved with Dropverse?
“We think there is perfect synergy between ApeCoin DAO and Dropverse’s visions for the future . We want to expose NFTs to a mainstream audience alongside the best NFT communities like the Ape community. We believe Dropverse can help introduce new members to the DAO, incentive community engagement, and create engaging experiences for current community members. We also see opportunities for collaboration by creating activations at APE Community events like ApeFest and Web3 Village. We think there are lots of ideas we can both bring to life and are excited to work with members of the community to make them a reality.”
5: Where do you see the ape coin DAO and Dropverse going after this first year? What’s your long-term goal for Dropverse?
“This first grant will be about proving that we can add value to the community and learning what strategies work best to do. We then hope to scale these learnings to build creative real-world experiences for Ape events in collaboration DAO. We want Dropverse to be the go-to platform for interacting with digital collectibles in the real world. We’re really excited about technologies like AR and how it will impact how we see the world around us. We think it’s going to be the next frontier for Dropverse, but for now we’re focusing on building a solid experience on handheld devices.”
6: Do you have anything you’d like to add or say?
“Enjoy Dropverse, join our Discord, share feedback, participate in the community!”