HOST: Hello Sas Vlad, Could you please introduce yourself and the core members behind DystoWorld? What are your past experiences?
Vlad Sas: Hello! My name is Vlad Sas and I am the CEO of DystoWorld. I’ve been an entrepreneur in the IT industry since my college days. I founded one of the biggest blockchain outsourcing companies in Romania, MbnTech. I managed a team of over 20 blockchain engineers who worked with some of the industry’s biggest players such as Near Protocol and Filecoin.
My colleagues, Codrin and Alexandru have similar backgrounds, being there with me in growing the outsourcing company since day one, each with a different role. Shantanu is a good friend of mine with vast experience in finance and the crypto-space. He has been helping projects grow and has been active in the space since the early days of crypto.
HOST: How do you know about blockchain and crypto ?
Vlad Sas: I’m a programmer in essence. I’ve been always passionate by technology and implementing different tools, products, etc…
It all started with Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper. One of the most on point scientific works regarding economy and technology. I instantly knew this is the future of money. Since I’ve went through it in 2016, I’ve been passionate about developing great things with blockchain tech.
HOST: What are some of the impressive milestones that you have achieved with DystoWorld ?
Vlad Sas: We managed to create an immersive ecosystem and metaverse, all while providing the much-needed curation in the NFT space.
Our launchpad executes a careful curation project for the NFT projects listed there, providing an element of trust for the users interested in acquiring digital goods (NFTs).
Our portal hosts the metaverse and gives utility to the NFTs sold through the launchpad.
Dystowarz, our game provides an immersive experience for the users looking to explore and thrive in a digital dystopian universe.
HOST: What is DystoWarz about? Why did you decide to build a GameFi in this market when there have been tons of existing games?
Vlad Sas: Dystowarz is about risk and reward. It’s the first NFT game of its kind and it is highly intertwined with the DystoWorld ecosystem. In a Dystopian world, things don’t always go as planned. There’s always a struggle for evolution and survival. Dystowarz is the first NFT game where the users risk their digital goods for the sake of evolving them. It has unique mechanics and a never-before-seen risk/reward mechanics, granting players rewards from outside the game ecosystem and making the game economically viable and sustainable for the long run.
HOST: Please explain your fundraising strategies and token sale statistics to us. Who are your strategic investors and partners ?
Vlad Sas: We rely on our partners and on the solid product when it comes to fundraising. We’ve completed the seed round and we are filling fast the strategic and private rounds. We are lucky to be backed up by some of the biggest players in the space. We have the full support of our seed investors and VC’s. The most notable partners are Rarestone Capital, Exnetwork Capital, Twin Apex Capital, Vulcan Forged, and Hasu Digital.
HOST: It would be great if you can introduce about the main features of DystroWorld?
Vlad Sas: The main strength of Dystoworld is that it provides the much needed safe haven for NFT collectors. It protects them from scams and money-grabs, by curating all the collections in the Dystoworld launchpad, all while also providing them utility in our Metaverse.
Guest: Can you share with us your tokenomics? What are some of $DYSTO use cases? Is it audited?
Vlad Sas: The tokenomics is public and can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YgiRSal-ReeB0YABWx3nx9t2iLahSCkn
$Dysto is the core token powering our economy. It has utility in both Dystoworld Launchpad and DystoWorld Portal, and it is provided as a reward in Dystowarz as well. We’re also planning a DAO based on $DYSTO in which users can shape the ecosystem and the lore of the Dystowarz game, making you the storyteller. The smart contract will be audited before TGE by one of the biggest names in the industry.
HOST: Do you have tax/fee for buying/selling ?
Vlad Sas: The tax for buying NFTs on our launchpad is entirely supported by the collections, not the users. As for the tax of buying tokens, there is none other than the price of the token
HOST: So what is the benefit if we hold the token for longterm ?
Vlad Sas: Good question. $Dysto is the core of the ecosystem. The benefits are as follows:
Staking: Staking $DYSTO yields rewards. Owning PARCELS at the time of staking, as well as at the time of un-staking grants even higher APR.
Buying Parcels: The only way to acquire PARCELS, and therefore a spot in the DystoWorld Portal and Launchpad, is by minting via $DYSTO.
DystoWorld Launchpad currency. We do not restrict the sales in the Launchpad to $DYSTO only, however, there is a substantial fee reduction when buying digital goods in $DYSTO.
Bringing in-game economies together: We will encourage games hosted on the DystoWorld Portal to include $DYSTO in their economy. By doing that, they get the chance of getting curated by our team and receiving rewards granted in $DYSTO for their users. In the future, we will aim to push $DYSTO as the main currency in as many play-to-earn games as possible, aiming to become the first gaming currency distributed across a wide variety of platforms and games.
Dystowarz Utility Token: We will periodically grant $DYSTO for usage inside Dystowarz, especially as a play-to-earn reward, promoting and supporting the core ideas of DystoWorld: play-to-earn and true ownership.
DAO token for DystoWorld Ecosystem : The metaverse is to be run by a DAO, not by a centralized entity. We will decentralize the important decisions for the entire ecosystem: for staking, for the DystoWorld Portal, for the DystoWorld Launchpad, for Dystowarz and for future utilities of $DYSTO
HOST: Please walk us through the future plans of DystoWorld in 2022. Will there be any major targets set out to be achieved?
Vlad Sas: The main focus is to launch the whole ecosystem with a BOOM. The various elements of the ecosystem are all tailored in such a manner that they will establish DystoWorld as one of the most interesting and trustworthy ecosystems for Digital Goods, allowing us to fulfill the plan for 2023, which is bringing big names in the gaming industry on Web3 and to Dystoworld Launchpad.
AMA Part 2: Questions from Twitter
1. “According to the roadmap, what are your most important next priorities? Does your team have enough funds and strong community to achieve those milestones?”
We have different priorities in different departments of the project. For the technical team, the priority is to have a flawlessly implemented Metaverse, providing the best user experience that our programming years taught us to implement. For the community, the target is to reach the audience which is interested in gaming and NFTs, and empower them to choose only from the highest quality projects, thus driving their economic achievements up and protecting them from scams and money grabs. We have all the necessary resources and the proper team to make this happen.
2. “Are you afraid some day there will be another project with more innovative technology can replace your project ? if yes, what you will prepare for it ?”
Everyone should take that as a challenge and reinvent themselves constantly to keep up with the market. We plan to develop more and more on top of the Metaverse. Our aim is to have an immersive world that will suffice as a gaming and virtual experience for every user who tries our ecosystem. For that, we need to have a fluid, engaging and everchanging Metaverse, which is what we plan for.
3. “ What is your strategy to attract new users and investors to your project and keep them long term because Marketing is a central element for every project, so that everyone know the potential that a project can bring is vital to achieve the goals set? “
We will be closely working with the teams and communities of the collections we’re launching, merging our users together, and offering them the best experience possible, together. We also planned extensive resources for marketing, and we have one of the best incubating teams out there.
4. “Can you describe What is the Meaning of DystoWorld, means for you and why you think that this Name is absolutely perfect for your Project and what is your vision associated with it ?”
Nice question. I’m a strong believer in education by example. I think we are at a turning point in our history as humans. With great technology comes great power, and with great power, comes great responsibility. DystoWorld universe is centered around a dystopian world, in which peaceful survival is not taken for granted, as it is today. I want each of us to experience a virtual world full of threats and struggles, which makes construes an awesome gaming experience but also an example of what misused technology can lead to if we don’t “remember the human”.
5. “Can you list the features that your project have and other similar projects don’t and Can you convince me to invest in your project as compared to others which are similar to yours?”
We cover a much-needed gap in the NFT space, and we do it properly: curation for NFT collections. We introduce an immersive metaverse, with lore and utility that keeps players engaged and always in the search for the next game or NFT collection introduced. We have one great development team (over 20 blockchain devs) at our disposal, ready to create the perfect user experience. Other projects do not have our development capabilities, don’t have the very well-designed economy that we’re establishing, and do not have the same vision and plan for bringing traditional games into the metaverse. I’d also like to emphasize that we put you, the user, in the shoes of the storyteller and we are building this together: a story made by gamers for gamers. It is an investment and an adventure as well ?
Part 3: Live question
Aurelia Vick: Do you have tutorial videos so we can get to know your project more clearly or do you have a YouTube channel or something? can you share it with us?
Yes. I’m glad you asked this. We have released a video of our alpha metaverse. Users can check out and get a sense of how the metaverse will begin here: https://twitter.com/DystoWorld/status/1522568780269953025
Abram Sims: Currently from where i can buy ? Is it possible that I can get only by holding it?
You will be able to buy amongst the first users and also get whitelisted for minting NFTs for Dystowarz if you stay active in our tg and discord. I’d avise you guys to join and be active in our discord ( https://discord.gg/RgjgMTKHSY ), because the higher level users from there will get the first chances of whitelist for the NFT collections, which we expect to bring some nice returns ?
Horne: A common problem is that nowadays most investors are only interested in initial profits and ignore long-term benefits! So can you give them some reasons why they should buy and hold your tokens in the long term?
Yes. I believe we all want to make profit from this market, but a good strategy for a project to be profitable long-term is to keep releasing and creating value for the community. This is what we intend to do at DystoWorld.
We are planning to create long term value for the holders in the following manner:
1. We will have land sale in $Dysto token, which will determine the market to buy into the $DYSTO token to acquire land.
2. We will have NFT mints on the launchpad. Some of them will be executed in $DYSTO, which will, again, determine outside users to buy our token and drive the price up.
3. We will have A constant revenue comming from the Launchpad, so we have a sustainable business model that allows us to grow and expand and build.
All factors above make $DYSTO a very promising ecosystem and investment.
Arlean Foreman: I want to support your project, Tell us more about the Ambassador Program and in what ways can we participate ?
You can find many more details about the community manager campaign we are running right now here: https://medium.com/@Dystoworld/dystoworld-community-moderator-and-meme-campaign-rewards-worth-up-to-5000-usd-to-be-won-36f91bfba86c
We will also have a very very nice Ambassador Program, so starting with reading the medium article above is the way to go. Also, the most important factor of all is to stay tuned in our TG and Discord groups. We have a lot of nice stuff coming for the early adopters, and you guys can be amongst the first people joining us ?
Sweat: What are the benefits of holding your token as long term investment? Can you tell us about the motivation and benefits for investors to keep the your token in the long run?
I think it’s safe to say: if nothing else from the NFT space, Metaverse space or gaming space interests you, the incentive can be money. We are building a token that will be the core economic engine of a product that is trully a great startup.
Long-term and short-term, holding $DYSTO, or NFTs from our future collection will enable you to get hefty rewards, awsome NFT upgrades that will increase their value, a game which has a breath-taking lore, and a Metaverse in which you can create your own personal mini-verse and earn from that while doing it.
Now that everyone has read the answers and the AMA is almost done, i’d like to thank you guys for having me and for the super nice questions, and also remind you that for further great and rewarding activities, you will be very welcomed in our telegram: https://t.me/dystoworldchat and discord: https://discord.gg/RgjgMTKHSY
End of AMA Summary, Thanks DystoWorld for trusting and organizing AMA with us !!
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