If you’re sick of algorithm-generated NFTs, here’s something different for you. The Lost Poets NFT collection features 65,536 Poets from 1,024 different Origins. Each NFT is uniquely generated by an AI specifically developed for this purpose. Intrigued?
Here’s how the Lost Poets NFT collection works
Many creators today build on each other’s work, adding new elements to old ideas. Well, not Murat Pak. This genius of a creator brought this unique idea to life. It is not surprising that it immediately stood out from the crowd, at the peak of the NFT boom. So who are these Lost Poets anyway?
Aeons ago, there were tons of poets sitting on the dusty shelves in the Library of Babel, waiting to be discovered. They roam around the 256 hidden shelves, patiently waiting. On September 3rd, 2021, the wait came to an end as the poets were finally discovered. Given that they do not use modular components, all the 65,536 Lost Poets are one of a kind, diverse, and sophisticated.
In the beginning, each wallet that contained 25 or more $ASH tokens was eligible for the Lost Poets NFT airdrop. For those that missed the airdrop snapshot, having 25 $ASH tokens granted them access to the pre-sale. Ultimately, the 48-hour sale ended in just 2 hours, with fans all over the world sweeping up all 65,536 poets. You can check them out on OpenSea, where they currently have a floor price of 0.229 ETH and a total trading volume of 30k ETH.
During the sale, all collectors were sorted based on the number of Pages NFTs they acquired. Among them, the top 100 collectors received multiple Origin tokens depending on their position on the leaderboard.
A couple of weeks after the sale, ACT II (The Reveal) finally kicked off. The Lost Poets NFT owners were only able to see a fraction of their poets’ attributes. Over time, more attributes started to show, revealing the complete product.
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As part of the reveal process, the Lost Poets will also be able to speak more words. After all, what good are poets that speak no words?
In Act III (The Explorer), the Lost Poets NFT collectors will make discoveries about the mechanisms as more traits come to life. In this stage, collectors can feed Pages to the Lost Poets. With each Page, collectors will get the ability to rename them, and the poets will be able to speak more words.
As this process unravels, the NFTs’ uniqueness and rarities will change accordingly. But that’s not the end of the story. There will be a final Twist in Act IV. Nevertheless, nobody knows what is going to happen yet.
At the end of 365 days, all the Lost Poets NFTs will achieve their final form. In addition, all the collectors will receive their $ASH rewards. This will officially mark the end of the journey for most collectors. However, Pak has saved some Origin Poets to strategically auction in the future, or to give away during important occasions.
Knowing Pak, we will never truly know…