At 02:00 p.m UTC, October 1, 2021, PolkaFoundry’s team held an AMA with BLOKTOPIA - a tokenized decentralized VR crypto skyscraper.
Bloktopia is a VR skyscraper made up of 21 floors to commemorate 21 million bitcoin. In other words, this project acts as a central hub for all levels of the crypto experience.
The AMA session was conducted in PolkaFoundry’s Telegram channel, with the participation of Mr. Carrol - -Founder and CMO of Bloktopia. He answered questions about the project’s features, potential opportunities, and upcoming plans, etc.
The AMA included 3 segments:
- Segment 1: Guests and Project Intro
- Segment 2: Twitter Questions
- Segment 3: Live Community Questions
Winners shared a pool prize of $200.
Below is section 1: Guests and Project introduction
Host: Hello and Welcome to RedKite by PolkaFoundry Community, Mr. Paddy Carroll - Co-Founder and CMO
Mr Paddy: Hello, how are you? Hi everyone nice to be here.
Host: Before we start, I would like to share the AMA format for this Session:
Segment 1: Guest and Project Intro
Segment 2: Twitter Questions
Segment 3: Live Community Questions
Are you ready Mr Paddy ?
Mr Paddy: I am ready, lets do it.
Host: Here is the first question for the Introductory part !
Q1: Let’s start off with a brief introduction into BLOKTOPIA for any people who are not yet familiar, can you please give us a brief intro into what you guys are building please ?
Mr Paddy: Yeah of course. Bloktopia is a beautifully crafted virtual reality skyscraper, with world class user experience. Visitors can engage in basic or advanced learning from some of the world leading minds in the Crypto industry - earn revenue, play games with friends, build networks and much more.
Host: Wowww, it sounds interesting.
Surely community will become more interested after this AMA today
Mr Paddy: I hope so. Think of Bloktopia as a shopping mall, where instead of just retail, each store has a different project, exchange, influencer or crypto brand offering an immersive customer experience.
Host: Q2: Great now we are more familiar with BLOKTOPIA.
Please tell more about the team behind the project, tell us about yourselves, your backgrounds and experience please?
Mr Paddy: OK sure. The founders of Bloktopia are myself and Ross.
We met at University. Ross really started to get involved in the crypto space in 2015. As his experience and understanding of crypto evolved, Ross felt like there was a gap in the market for a central area which contained everything about the industry. As NFT and Metaverse demand and technological capability grew, it made sense to focus the idea within that medium.
I am from a slightly different background, I am an experienced marketer, working for some of the largest brands in the UK such as BT Group and Flutter Entertainment. After digesting and understanding the concept, I have helped to craft the commercial and advertising opportunities within Bloktopia
It’s also worth mentioning our CTO Simon Benson. He was a co-founder of Sony Playstation VR, and is directing the team that are building our metaverse out in the Unity Engine.
Host: Wow! It is incredible and impressive ! It is reassuring for investors for to know especially the background you and your team have for building the game.
Q3: Can you explain further about your roadmap and plans for the game in the future?
Mr Paddy: Yeah of course. Currently our focus has been on closing our private sale round, and building out Level One of Bloktopia. As I mentioned, it has all been created in Unity, so we have a real game there ready to go, which we have made a trailer to show some of the highlights of.
We are obviously concentrating on our IDO, and are looking forward to launching with you guys on 5th! Shortly after that we will open our land sales for NFT. We will continue to build Bloktopia in Unity, there are 21 floors, so 20 more to go. And we will also be working on integrating it into the Blockchain.
Our vision is to be the only place that anyone will every need to visit for anything cryptocurrency related. We have made a great start with getting the likes of Animoca Brands, Polygon, Avalanche, Dextools, DuckDao, Anti Fund, Polkastarter, Travala, Kucoin, Collateral and influencers Jake Paul, Bitboy and Wendy-O into just Level One. Our big focus will be on continuing to grow and improve the level of content within Bloktopia, so it becomes the best that there is to offer.
Host: Guys, please check this video out !
Sure ! I am also looking forward all of them !!!
Now let’s jump in our next segment - Twitter Questions
In the 2nd segment, Mr. Tushant Suneja answered 5 questions picked from AMA Announcement on the Twitter channel.
Can you explain the growth plan that BLOKTOPIA has adopted to go global? How committed and committed are you to building a brand that is well positioned to outshine all your competitors?
So look, as I have mentioned, I am from a marketing background.We have three parts to our growth plan, brand development, demand generation and amazing content. My experience is in brand building and nurturing. So my focus has been on creating a brand, positioned to meet the needs of our customers and to challenge the status quo. This has included a lot of propositional and target audience work. We are also going to be doing giveaways, there will be free to play games in Bloktopia where people can win BLOK daily. There will also be opportunities to enter a prize draw to win a real lamborghini . All of this will be supported by paid marketing. And we are also concentrating on attracting the best brands inside and outside of crypto. If it is cool, engaging content that people want to see - then it belongs in our metaverse.
I wonder if the #bloktopia is specifically for gamers? What about non-gamer users? Can they still generate income even without playing your game? If so, what are the other possible ways?
It’s a really interesting point this one. You might look at our trailer (and please do!) and think it looks like a game, and may not be interested. But that’s not what Bloktopia is here for. We are solving the problem of the ubiquitous nature of crypto, instead of checking 3 or 4 websites for news, social media, exchanges - you can come to Bloktopia and get it all in one place. Plus you can socialise, win BLOK, and benefit from revenue generating NFTs.
BLOK will act as the currency within Bloktopia, allowing people to purchase items within our world. BLOK will initially be used to purchase NFTs which will be sold for Real Estate (Reblok) and Advertising space (Adblok) in Bloktopia. which both generate incomes from advertisers and rental fees. This means that all NFT’s within Bloktopia, whether Reblok or Adblok, generate revenue for the holders as well as the more typical asset appreciation.
BLOK obivously launches in the IDO on the 5th, but then will be the only currency with which you can buy these NFTs, in phased sales over the course of the next few weeks/ months.
A Iot of bIockchain projects are on paper onIy and no product or product has no practicaI meaning. pIease teII us which products are currentIy focused on?
I am going to shamelessly plug it again.But if you watch our trailer, I can confirm that this has all been captured in the Unity Gaming Engine: Bloktopia Trailer - This Changes Everything
We have built Level One, and will be sharing a walk around of it in the coming games. We also have the game to play and will be testing it out with gamers. From here, as I have mentioned, it is about building up the levels and integrating with the blockchain. The beauty of Bloktopia is that it’s a virtual reality world, so anything is possible!
Only getting users, holders etc is not everything. In my opinion, a project needs to deal with solving a real world issue or problem What is the problem that your project primarily focuses on?
At present, crypto users don’t have a platform which has been built specifically for them, and is easy to navigate all of the crypto content that they could ever need. There are a few metaverse projects live already and many of them are about roaming in an expansive world. In comparison, Bloktopia is more of a gateway to everything Crypto. Unique content will live in Bloktopia which will command large audiences. People will know exactly what they can go to see, where it is, and how to get there quickly. We think, this is exactly what sets Bloktopia apart.
What do you think about NFT? Do you have any plan for implant NFT on your ecosystem? What actually you trying to acheive in this highly competitive Blockchain space ?
What I will add is that our Land Sale starts after the IDO has taken place next week. We are selling Reblok and Adblok in phases and a reminder that BLOK is needed to purchase both. Our starting prices are all very achieveable for all in phase 1, so we expect demand to be quite high.
NFTs are great, and obviously at the moment are appreciating value. But is this a bubble or a moment in time? Our NFTs are revenue generating, making you either a landlord or ad space owner. That means they will always generate you revenue on top of the asset appreciation. And that, I think, is the future for NFTs.
Thank you for answering the Twitter Questions, Mr. Paddy Carroll . That ends our Segment 2
Is everyone ready for their questions for this Live Community Questions Segment?
In the last segment, Mr. Paddy did answer several short questions from the PolkaFoundry community. Best 5 questions will share a pool of $200
1. What is PROJECT’s revenue model? In which ways do you generate revenue/profit?
This will be through advertising. We have a deal with Anzu who are a major gaming advertising agency and will supply us with global clients from day one. Basically if you own Adblok, you will be gaining a fair amount of revenue too.
2. Do the token holders have right to the participate in the governance of the project? On what kind of decisions can they vote on about the project?
The Reblok owners will effectively be landlords for each virtual store. Each NFT holder will form a DAO and they will be the decision makers for things like tenancy agreements and key changes to their space.
3. When will your tokens be listed on the exchange and which exchanges do you plan to list on in the future ?
I can’t say yet, sorry!
What I can say is that we will be on a DEX and CEX next week. Look out for our Twitter and Telegram channels for updates.
4. While you build your project, do you take into account community feedbacks and demands?While you build your project, do you take into account community feedbacks and demands???
Yes absolutely. This is key to us. I am very focused on our target audience and what their likes and interests are, and once Bloktopia is live, we will get a clearer picture through analytics of what people engage with and how they navigate around our world.
5. How do you deal with the security threats of your project? DO you have any AUDIT in recent times for trust?
Absolutely, this is top of our priority list. We have had an audit with Zokyo and received 100/100, we have also built out our NFT portal through Venly who have audited us too. We will continue to audit and make this a key focus.
Host: Alright, thank you for picking and answering questions from the Community. And, that is the end of today AMA Session with BLOKTOPIA guys.
Would love if you can share as well official links of BLOKTOPIA.
And if possible, please share some parting words before we conclude this AMA
Mr. Paddy: My pleasure. Again everyone, if you can, please watch our trailer, it really gives a nice picture of what we are doing. I can’t wait to see how Tuesday goes and wish everyone the best of luck.
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