The blockchain-based investment company Crypto Blockchain Industries (CBI) in collaboration with Crypto Meta LLC (CM), announced the creation of the first-ever LGBTQ focused Metaverse – Qtopia.
Set for release in early 2023, Qtopia will provide a welcoming online space for its community within CBI’s Alphaverse.
Rachel Kimelman and Jordan Weiss of CM are the co-founders of the former Qutie LGBTQ Social App, who are now working on developing the Qtopia virtual world.
Qtopia aspires to be an online hangout and meeting platform for members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to interact within.
Prior to the full launch of Qtopia, there will be crypto real estate pre-sales, which include houses, apartments, and other properties within its metaverse. This will allow people to directly invest in virtual space that will generate value for the community.
Additionally, there will be a special Qtopia currency, UniQoin, which grants the community access to a unique cryptocurrency, dedicated to supporting LGBTQ-friendly businesses both online and offline. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of selected properties and UniQoin currency will go to LGBTQ charities.
The Qtopia project will be supported by partners including the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, Hudson Pride Center, Ali Forney Center, Princess Janae Place, Open Finance, Playout Apparel, and Stuzo Clothing.
The Qtopia team will also be working with celebrity DJ, TV host, and advocate Joshua Zeke Thomas, son of famous NBA All-Star Isiah Thomas who will interact with his fans and offer an exclusive virtual world experience.
Rachel Kimelman and Jorden Weiss showed their excitement for the launch by saying – “We’re very excited to announce the first LGBTQ-focused Metaverse and partner with Alphaverse to launch it.”
They also stated that Qtopia will encourage the community by not only offering them a space to come together virtually across the globe but also financially, as part of the sales will be donated to charity. Moreover, the UniQoin currency will focus on helping LGBTQ-friendly businesses.
Decentralized culture is extending its arms to communities that otherwise go unnoticed, and if encouraged enough can revolutionize the whole crypto community.
Recently, Moscow-based feminist art group Pussy Riot launched UnicornDAO in partnership with popular names from the NFT space. It is an investment fund dedicated to women, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ artists in Web3. LGBTQ-focused metaverse and DAO are just the beginning, there is more to come that will truly diversify the space.