On Monday, August 9th, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
Mostafa Salem, The Community Manager at Blockasset.
We asked him questions about the development of Blockasset.
Q~ Thanks for joining us today. Please start off by introducing yourself to the Blockchain Space community and your role in the team ?
A~ Absolutely, well to make it short Blockasset is here to connect fans and athletes like never before. We leverage strategic relationships with athletes, agencies, and clubs and connect them to fans on a one-stop platform that will include an NFT marketplace, blockchain NFT ticketing, and blockchain NFT gaming. We are the number one athlete-verified NFT marketplace, and will continue to be in the future.
The goal? To create new stories with a unique combination of sport and tech.
This includes launching NFTs officially licensed from athletes in the NFL, UFC, NBA, Rugby, Baseball, and of course, football.
Xiaolin : Seems you already touched the next question but let’s learn some more about you and your role in the Blockasset team ?
Mostafa : Oh my bad, absolutely
I am Mostafa Salem, the Community Manager for @blockassetofficial. I have over 4+ years of experience in successfully cultivating and nurturing strong and vocal communities. Add on top of that several years of gaming journalism and talent management experience, I bring the know-how knowledge and connections to make sure Blockasset’s gaming and NFT future is a success while bringing every single one of you.
Our whitepaper will be out later this week so stay tuned for a more official introduction on my background and the entire team behind Blockasset.
Q~ Tell us what Blockasset is, how it works, and what kind of value it adds to the ever expanding NFT ecosystem ?
A~ As I said, Blockasset is on a mission to become a one-stop platform that will include an NFT marketplace, blockchain NFT ticketing, and blockchain NFT gaming. We are the number one athlete-verified NFT marketplace, and will continue to be in the future. This means that the NFTs we sell on our website are all real and verified by the athletes themselves. The real world use cases of NFTs are few, but what about real world use cases for athlete NFTs? They are very much possible and our great partnerships and connections we have with our signed athletes allow us to add real world incentives to every NFT you purchase. This is the original idea and purpose behind Blockasset’s existence. To bridge the gap between the community and their favorite athletes through holding their verified NFT.
To give you an idea, the Chiellini NFT sold for over $60,000 included:
- Meet and greet with Giorgio over the next 12 months, this will be done in the city where he resides.
- 1 x Match worn and signed shirt by Giorgio.
- 2 Tickets to watch Giorgio play for either Italy or his domestic club.
- Physical Artifact, this includes an Infinite Objectives frame of Giorgio’s 1/1 NFT.
- Signed Autograph card by Giorgio. All costs will be covered by Blockasset.
This means when you buy an NFT from Blockasset. You don’t just get a regular NFT that you can resell. You get real world value with it as well.
Q~ Can you share with us detailed information on the $BLOCK tokenomics and it’s usecases ?
Our $BLOCK token has many use cases. It is not yet launched, but as mentioned before, it is part of our Q3 roadmap and will be out very soon within the next couple of months once the platform is revamped and everything is set in place. The way you can use our $BLOCK token includes the following use cases and staking is definitely one of them because we know how much the crypto community loves staking haha 😍
Staking. $BLOCK tokens can be transferred into a staking smart contract to access NFT rewards and various other airdrops. They can also be staked to earn discounts on platform fees, reduce the list price of NFTs, boost NFT resale listings, and win VIP experiences.
NFT Yield Farming. From time to time, Blockasset may list exclusive items and NFT drops. These will be denominated in terms of a secondary currency, the $nBLOCK token. To earn $nBLOCK tokens, holders would need to separately farm the $nBLOCK token by locking up $BLOCK tokens for a period. Users can then use $nBLOCK to purchase exclusive NFTs only available to yield farmers.
Governance. $BLOCK will also be used on the platform for governance purposes. We want fans to engage in building custom NFTs and choose their adventures. $BLOCK holders will be able to vote on the creation of new NFTs, experiences, and tiers. Various methods of blockchain-based governance will be used to make this an inclusive process. These include tools like token curated registries and lists.
Q~ Did you raise funds so far? If so, how did you handle them? Are you planning to do any future raises ?
A~ Yes, we have been approached by a number of extremely big VCs that we can’t disclose just for the sake of legal matters till everything is settled but at the same time, we are taking a community first approach and want to make sure they are as much part of this project at this stage as VCs and big investors. That’s why we have been running our community private sale through this form:
and it will be closed really soon once we move on to the next round of funding. All this capital will be used to develop the platform, sign athletes, marketing campaigns, and much more. Basically anything that accelerates the development of the Blockasset platform.
Q~ Can you give us an update on what the team at Blockasset has accomplished till date and your future plans for Blockasset ?
This is a summary of our roadmap till the end of the year. So far, we have had an incredible roster of athletes officially announced, including Euro 2020 winner Georgio Chiellini, legendary UFC fighters Darren Till and Michael Bisping, France legend David Trezeguet, and many many more. We are not stopping there as there dozens of more incredibly athletes that will be announced once they are ready. In Q2, we launched our platform, but it is currently undergoing a major improvement in all its features and our Platform 2.0 will be launched very soon.
For Q3, as you can see, we plan on launching our $BLOCK token once the platform is launched and everything is set in place. Currently, we are in the private sale phase and we have put the community first, giving them the chance to help become part of this before anyone else through signing up here and getting their token allocations at a better price than anyone else for believing in us and coming with us on this journey. Other plans and scaling is under development, this includes:
NFT event ticketing
Blockasset productions (Exclusive behind-the-scenes content!)
For the Blockchain Space community to be really convinced we are on our way to be the best athlete verified NFT platform out there.
The list just keeps growing every week haha.
QUESTIONS FROM TELEGRAM
Q~ How do you plan to become the market leader in verified athlete NFTs?
A~ We plan to be the market leaders by signing the top athletes from almost every sport there is. Of course, we are starting with MMA and football as you saw from the signed athletes, but the ones under negotiations are nothing short of spectacular. Think world champions and title contenders only 😉
Q~ What kind of values and community culture do you have in the community you are building?
A~ Yes, absolutely. The community feedback will always be taken into consideration. We have plans to include ambassador programs and we are currently running two votes per day on our Telegram channel to make our community used to voting. Even the $BLOCK token has a governance use case to it, allowing you to directly influence the direction and future developments of Blockasset.
Q~ I can see that Blockasset 2.0 is coming, so is this an upgraded version of your platform Blockasset 1.0 and and its mentioned on pre registering we are able to get personalised Blockasset NFT, How does this works?
A~ Yes, exactly that. The pre-register allows you to be one of the first to mint their NFTs on our platform. A fully personalized and customized NFT based on your creation.
Q~ What can I do to assist in the development of your project? Do you have a way of involving Community members to participate actively in project apart from GOVERNANCE?
A~ You can assist by being part of our community and interacting with our community till the $BLOCK token is out and once it is out, it will have a governance feature attached to help you decide on the future of Blockasset.
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Q~ Can you elaborate on the experience of the development team who developed Blockasset?
A~ The development team and the entire members of the Blockasset team will be revealed once the whitepaper is out and I can assure you we have some incredible people on this team. Make sure to keep an eye out on our space for the whitepaper announcement. It has everything to get you excited about Blockasset and its $BLOCK token.
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