The co-founder of Bloktopia is eager to build a meta universe with “hundreds of best crypto projects”
Bloktopia is a virtual skyscraper in Metaverse composed of 21 levels to pay tribute to the total maximum supply of Bitcoin of 21 million (Bitcoin). The owners of its BLOK tokens will be called Bloktopians. Users will be able to buy and sell irreplaceable tokens or NFTs, buy digital advertising venues, and own real estate in Bloktopia virtual reality. At the same time, Bloktopians can also earn income by selling or renting virtual properties in skyscrapers to interested buyers.
Bloktopia game screen | Source: Bloktopia
The project will be launched sometime next year. It is built on the Polygon network, which is a layer 2 Ethereum (Ethereum) Expansion and infrastructure development networkIn addition, the blockchain Elrond Fragmentation The agreement will become the main tenant of Bloktopia, and its virtual headquarters is located on the first floor, where all players are generated.During the exclusive AMA Cointelegraph Markets Pro Paddy Carroll, a user on Discord and Bloktopia co-founder and chief marketing officer, discussed key aspects of its virtual ecosystem:
Cointelegraph Markets Pro: First, how do ordinary people visit Metaverse? Do you need special glasses? How do you move around and interact?
Paddy Carroll: We will enter Bloktopia as easily as possible. We are finalizing our roadmap and will share it soon. We envisioned a version with VR glasses and a downloadable version.
CT Markets Pro: Where is Bloktopia now? What is the next step?
personal computer: We are building the 1st and 6th floors and the auditorium. We will hold some events in the near future. We hope that the beta version of Bloktopia will be ready in March 2022.
CT Markets Pro: What is a polygon? Does the company effectively control Bloktopia?
personal computer: Have you heard of polygons? If not, Polygon is a scaling solution designed to provide multiple tools to increase speed and reduce the cost and complexity of transactions on the blockchain network. We are building Bloktopia on top of it.It does not control Bloktopia; more [to] Facilitate transactions.
CT Markets Pro users: Also a long time ago, 1) I entered the lucky winner for ReBlok’s Google form, and there was no communication about it. 2) I kept my BLOK to buy Level 1 ReBlok; I even selected some from the maps they released last month, but now this JOBE thing has taken over. I don’t know when the real land sale will happen. 3) I heard that there will be a Bloktopia wallet last month, but there is still no wallet. If possible, I would be happy to communicate on the above matters. thanks.
personal computer: As you mentioned, we issued a statement on token economics, and I think you have admitted to clarifying your first point. In order to solve other problems, they all stem from the fact that Bloktopia NFT Land Sale Portal is still under development and is not yet ready for release. But I hope this will be ready soon. I promise there will be more.
CT Markets Pro users: Will there be other Bloktopia skyscrapers? Is it geographical or time-based? How important is VR to the experience? Who is the main target audience for the beginning? The central position in the Metaverse seems to be contradictory. When did you realize that you were doing something?
personal computer: We currently have no plans for other skyscrapers. VR is part of our thinking, but it is not mandatory. The main target audience is anyone with a vested interest in encryption. We like the decentralized nature of encryption and don’t want to change it, but in the end, it is fragmented and time-consuming; Bloktopia integrates everything together to make it easy. It will not change the decentralized nature of encryption. When we realized that this was a big issue in the crypto world and started a few conversations with those who agreed, we realized that we were doing something.
CT Markets Pro users: Can you share more information about BlokPad? There are many game launch pads, and there is already a Metaverse board. So what is unique about yours (except this is one reason why people hold BLOK).
personal computer: Of course, this is the new launchpad we just announced this week.We have a lot Reading material About our BlokPad on Medium. We are in such a position that we have a Metaverse, which will have hundreds of the best crypto projects.We also have one of the most successful IDOs [Initial Decentralized Exchange Offerings] There have been. So the project needs our help, and we have a tried and tested formula. We are in a lucky position where we can selectively choose only the best items on the market. Of course, we now have another utility for BLOK, which is great.
CT Markets Pro: Is there an NFT market in Metaverse? Is this unique to Bloktopia, or can other projects create their own?
personal computer: Yes, there will be, and it will be ready in the next few weeks, and more detailed information will be shared at that time.
CT Markets Pro: Why do you think some NFT collections are worth 10 million U.S. dollars, while most other collections are worthless?
personal computer: There is a view that NFT sales are a bubble waiting to burst. This is not necessarily something I subscribe to, but I do see more value in the NFT with utility.
CT Markets Pro: What are the actual use cases of Metaverse? For example, what is the difference between using the zoom window next to the screen?
personal computer: Well, you can’t have multiple immersive experiences in Zoom at the same time. You cannot interact with more than one person. Meta Festival is a more socially attractive tool. You can interact with people/brands. Watch live or recorded content, including concerts or sports events. Order food/clothing. Customize your avatar. There are private rooms where you can hang out with friends. Or meet new people and share experiences/learnings. In addition, you can participate in the game and win free BLOK or even Lamborghini and the like. You can do anything you can do in the real world, and you can do more in the comfort of your home.
CT Markets Pro: Understood, so Metaverse is unlikely to integrate with open source technology. For example, how does Bloktopia expect to integrate third-party NFT-based multiplayer online games?
personal computer: We are studying the possibility of integrating other games; there are many questions about whether we want to do this, and if so, what those games will be. But we do know that we can do it; it is possible. This is the beauty of the virtual reality world.
CT Markets Pro: Is there a separate company/project to help companies get up and running on Bloktopia? For example, “Metaverse Developer”?
personal computer: We have BlokPad, which will help launch new encryption projects. We also have a real estate management team to help tenants with space design, functions and basic navigation. So yes, we do provide it as part of the Bloktopia service.
CT Markets Pro: How can businesses and ordinary people use Bloktopia to generate income? How much does it cost in the beginning?
personal computer: BLOK will serve as a currency in Bloktopia, allowing people to buy items in our world. BLOK will initially be used to buy NFTs, sell real estate and advertising space for Bloktopia, both of which can generate income from advertisers and rent. The higher the daily active users in Bloktopia, the more revenue generated by the big data generated and the impression that the brand paid for advertising and renting space on the totem in Bloktopia. This means that all NFTs in Bloktopia, whether ReBlok or AdBlok, will generate income for holders and more typical asset appreciation.
CT Markets Pro: Does the BLOK token have any exclusivity for the products and services commercialized in Bloktopia?
personal computer: BLOK is very important in Bloktopia. Exclusivity is what unlocks certain parts of the metaworld in our minds.
CT Markets Pro: What programming and design skills are needed to create spaces and applications?
personal computer: We are currently building Bloktopia in the Unity engine. Therefore, if someone wants to participate in the creation and have a deeper understanding, they need to understand Unity design.
CT Markets Pro: For people who buy real estate during the pre-sale, there is a token lock, so how exactly will newcomers develop their virtual land and services?
personal computer: This could be two problems? Yes, if you buy tokens privately or at IDO, there is token lock; we will always release enough tokens to enable people to buy NFTs (REBLOK and ADBLOK). Newcomers need to purchase BLOK to participate.
CT Markets Pro: When will DAO governance be in place? Is there a protection mechanism for large holders such as exchanges, ETFs or custodians?
personal computer: The tenant will not be part of the DAO. The DAO will be composed of NFT holders. Therefore, if you have REBLOK in the Binance store, then you are part of the DAO. Each REBLOK wins you 1 x votes. There are 50 in each store.
CT Markets Pro: What is the relationship between Animoca Brand and Bloktopia? What can we get from them?
personal computer: They are our main investors. They have opened many doors for us, so we attach great importance to their input.
CT Markets Pro users: Will there be token burns in the future?
personal computer: We are currently planning something in this area. We are in a humble and grateful situation. The price of our token has risen so much from our IDO, and it has changed the way we need to look at things a little bit and re-plan. Burning tokens is a consideration, and there are other options.
CT Markets Pro: So, once all 21 floors of real estate are filled, where will the project go? That is, will a similar skyscraper be built next to it and an auction floor will be set up?
personal computer: I now really want to create, fill and operate 21 levels. Let us make the skyscraper fully operational, and then we will wait and see. The beauty of Metaverse is that no restrictions will restrain us.
CT Markets Pro: Can you provide more color to the integration between Bloktopia and Elrond blockchain?
personal computer: Well, we are very happy that Elrond is the main tenant on the first floor of Bloktopia. We have announced a partnership and are exploring with them, but at this stage I cannot confirm anything. However, we are very happy to let them join and see a lot of potential for cooperation.
CT Markets Pro users: Can you talk about when we can look forward to our Bloktopia wallet? thanks.
personal computer: Ready! It is actually testing. Before the NFT portal is also ready, we really don’t need to go online, so we will thoroughly test both of them first, and then share our new products with the community.
CT Markets Pro users: The last quick recommendation paddy-Bloktopia community management needs some improvement. It looks rude and bans people for no reason. Even I was banned for praising the project. Obviously, this frustrated the holder. Would you please improve the non-rude community communication? thanks.
personal computer:I try to follow the Telegram group as much as possible, but it is impossible to do so 24/7. We know that some moderators are a little overwhelmed by the speed at which our growth takes over the team, so we have taken steps to strengthen our team. Sorry if your experience so far is not very good; we are working hard for this. I think maybe we need a Discord channel?
CT Markets Pro users: Hey Paddy! Can you talk about any details of the cooperation with MetaHero?
personal computer: Metahero are tenants and they have a place in Bloktopia. They are currently telling us what they hope to get from their virtual space, and we have some exciting plans.
CT Markets Pro users: Sorry if this has been overwritten, but will Bloktopia be used on Oculus Quest?
personal computer: Yes, it will be timely. More content will become clear in our roadmap.
CT Markets Pro: So how will community management work? It will be more like a laissez-faire ecosystem, where players/users can do their own things with little supervision?
personal computer: The quality of Bloktopia depends on what happens inside it. We don’t want to be restricted, but safety is our top priority, so we will monitor illegal activities. That is absolutely not allowed.
New lease announcement
Welcome to the Bloktopia Festival @solana
A new headquarters, focusing on technology integration in the NFT field
-Bloktopia (@bloktopia) November 18, 2021