DeLabs, the brainchild behind PFP NFT projects DeGods and Yoots, has rolled out a fresh website as a precursor to the anticipated launch of DeGods Season III and the yoots2 feature expansion set for July 2023.
Drawing inspiration from Facebook’s initial days, the enigmatic site has been described by DeLabs’ founder, Rohun Frank Vora, as “performance art.”
Departing from the traditional written roadmap formula, which the company views as arcane, the website boldly declares, “Roadmaps are stupid.”
Potential Features of Upcoming DeGods and Yoots NFTs
Following the website’s debut, the community began a fervent hunt for hints about concealed bonuses and additional features, termed ‘Easter eggs’. There’s widespread speculation about what might be on offer for NFT holders with the imminent features.
Hints scattered across the website indicate that DeLabs might unveil female DeGod avatars in the forthcoming Season III and implement changes to its DUST token game mechanics.
Furthermore, the website hints at a novel approach concerning the intellectual property rights of NFT owners, suggesting an expansion of the existing paradigms.
Should these IP rights materialize, they might enable NFT owners to be recognized as official licensees of a specific brand.
In August 2022, DeLabs released a whitepaper for Yoots, detailing a novel proposal concerning NFT intellectual property.
Nevertheless, the creators of the NFT emphasized that this whitepaper, which isn’t hosted on the Yoots website, merely offers “a rough outline of the plan.”
Within the whitepaper, there’s a suggestion of introducing a copyright-style registration exclusive to the Yoots collection. During a Twitter Spaces Q&A, Frank provided a deeper dive into the development process of these IP rights.
He revealed that the past seven months had seen the team collaborate closely with the legal firm representing DeLabs, aiming to conceptualize this innovative IP rights framework.
The Thought Behind DeLab’s New Website
After the website’s unveiling, Frank delved into his fondness for impactful branding during a Twitter Spaces Q&A.
He reflected on the nascent days of Facebook, reminiscing about a time when social media was purely about forging connections with one’s immediate circle.
Explaining the rationale behind launching the teaser website reminiscent of an early Facebook page, Frank expressed concerns about the waning sense of social bonding on the internet. While he acknowledged that its vast expansion offers creators ample opportunities to monetize quality content, he emphasized the paramount importance of maintaining genuine social ties in the digital realm.
Frank opined, “NFTs, in my perspective, are tools to discover your community or tribe online. As someone who essentially grew up on the internet, finding my tribe has always been a desire. Our aim is to create what we’ve always yearned for.”
Since Frank introduced DeGods in 2021, the NFT initiative has fostered a sense of community, centering around exclusive real-world gatherings and fostering genuine social relationships. One such event was a beach gathering exclusively for DeGods NFT owners, held on July 29.
This community-building approach propelled DeGods to the pinnacle, making it the most esteemed NFT project on the Solana blockchain in 2022. This success subsequently encouraged DeLabs to roll out their next venture, Yoots.
In a significant move, both DeGods and Yoots transitioned away from the Solana blockchain in January 2023. While DeGods chose the Ethereum mainnet for its new home, Yoots migrated to Polygon, a layer-2 scaling solution built on Ethereum.
A notable factor influencing Yoots’ decision to adopt Polygon was the enticing $3 million grant they received from Polygon Labs.
At the current moment, the market shows a decline in the value of DeGods NFTs, dropping by 15.2% over the last 24 hours. The going rate, or floor price, stands at 7.469 ETH, translating to roughly $14,632 in secondary markets.
Similarly, Yoots NFTs experienced a decrease of 15.8% in the last day, with its floor price resting at 1.45 ETH, which is approximately $2,839.