Bloktopia is a virtual skyscraper in the Metaverse, consisting of 21 levels that pay homage to the maximum total supply of 21 million Bitcoin (BTC). Its BLOK token holders are known as Bloktopians. In Bloktopia’s virtual reality, users can buy and sell unusable tokens or NFTs, buy digital ad space, own real estate, and much more. In the meantime, Bloktopians can also generate income by selling or renting virtual assets in the Skyrcraper to interested buyers.
Scenes from the game Bloktopia | Source: Bloktopia
The project, slated to start next year, is based on the Polygon Network, a Layer 2 Ethereum (ETH) scaling and infrastructure development network. In addition, Elrond, a blockchain sharding protocol, will be using its virtual. to an anchor tenant in Bloktopia HQ at level one where all players spawn. In an exclusive AMA with Cointelegraph Markets Pro users on Discord, Bloktopia co-founder and CMO Paddy Carroll discussed key aspects of his virtual ecosystem:
Cointelegraph Markets Pro: First of all, how do ordinary people access the metaverse? Is it special glasses? How do you go around and interact?
Paddy Carroll: We’re going to make importing Bloktopia as easy as possible. We are in the process of finalizing our roadmap and will publish it shortly. We expect a version with VR glasses and a downloadable version in good time.
CT Markets Pro: What phase is Bloktopia currently in? What are the next steps?
CALCULATOR: We are building the 1st and 6th floors and the auditorium. We will soon be holding several events. We assume that the beta version of Bloktopia will be ready by March 2022.
CT Markets Pro: What is polygon Is the company effectively controlling Bloktopia?
CALCULATOR: Surely everyone has heard of Polygon? Otherwise, Polygon is a scaling solution that aims to provide a variety of tools to improve the speed and reduce the cost and complexity of transactions on the blockchain network. We build Bloktopia on that. It doesn’t control Bloktopia; as [to] Facilitate transactions.
CT Markets Pro users: Also a long time ago, 1) I entered the lucky winners list for ReBlok’s Google form. No contact information on this. 2) I hold my BLOK to buy Level 1 ReBlok; I even took a few from their map they posted last month, but now this JOBE thing has taken over. I don’t know when the real sale will take place. 3) I heard last month that there would be a Bloktopia wallet, but not a wallet yet. I would like to discuss the above if possible. Thanks very much.
CALCULATOR: As you mentioned, we made a statement on tokenomics which, as I think you admitted, makes your first point clear. To answer other questions, it all boils down to the fact that the Bloktopia NFT Land Sale Portal is still under development and not ready to go. But I hope this will be ready for action very, very soon. I promise there will be many more.
CT Markets Pro users: Will there be more Bloktopia skyscrapers? Geographically or temporally? How important is VR to the experience? Who is the main target audience to start with? A meeting point in the Metaverse that acts like an oxymoron. When did you realize that you were involved in something?
CALCULATOR: We currently have no plans for any other skyscraper. VR is part of our thinking, but not a must. The main target group is everyone who is interested in cryptocurrencies. We love the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency and don’t want to change it, but in the end it is fragmented and time consuming; Bloktopia brings it all together to make it easy. It doesn’t change the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies. When we realized this was a big deal in the crypto world and we started having a few conversations with people who agreed, we realized we were on to something.
CT Markets Pro users: Can you share more about BlokPad? There are also many gaming launch pads and metaverse pads available. So what’s unique about you (aside from why people keep BLOKs).
CALCULATOR: In fact, this is our new launch pad that we just announced this week. We have a lot of BlokPad reading material on our media. We are in a position where we have a metaverse that will keep hundreds of the best crypto projects there. We also had one of the most successful IDOs [Initial Decentralized Exchange Offerings] that used to be. So projects ask for our help and we have a proven recipe. We are in the fortunate position of sifting through and selecting only the best projects on the market. Of course, we now have another utility for BLOK too, which is great.
CT Markets Pro: Is there an NFT market in the Metaverse? Is it specific to Bloktopia or can other projects create their own?
CALCULATOR: Yes it will, it will be ready in the next few weeks and then there will be more details.
CT Markets Pro: Why do you think some NFT collections are worth $ 10 million while most of the others are worthless?
CALCULATOR: It can be argued that NFT sales are a bubble that is about to burst. It’s not necessarily something I subscribe to, but I see more value in NFT with utilities.
CT Markets Pro: What are the current use cases for Metaverse? For example, what is the difference between working with the zoom window next to your desktop?
CALCULATOR: Well, you can’t have multiple immersive experiences at the same time in Zoom. You cannot interact with more than one person. Metaverse is a much more powerful social engagement tool. You can interact with people / brands. Watch live or recorded content, including concerts or sporting events. Order food / clothes. Customize your avatar. There are private rooms where you can hang out with friends. Or get to know new people and exchange experiences / learnings. Plus, you can join the game and win things like free BLOKs or even a Lamborghini. You can do anything you can in the real world and more, from the comfort of your home.
CT Markets Pro: Got it, so Metaverse doesn’t seem able to integrate with open source technology. And how will Bloktopia integrate third-party NFT-based multiplayer online games?
CALCULATOR: We are working on the possibility of integrating other games; There are a lot of questions as to whether we want to do that and if so, what these games will be like. But we know we can; That is possible. That’s the beauty of virtual reality.
CT Markets Pro: Is there a separate company / project that supports companies in introducing Bloktopia? Like a “Metaverse Developer”?
CALCULATOR: We have BlokPad that helps start new crypto projects. We also have a property management team that help tenants with space layout, features and basic navigation. So yes, we are offering this as part of the Bloktopia service.
CT Markets Pro: How can businesses and ordinary people generate income from Bloktopia? How much do you need to get started?
CALCULATOR: BLOK will act as currency in Bloktopia and allow people to buy items in our world. BLOK will initially be used to purchase NFTs that will be sold for real estate and advertising space in Bloktopia, which will generate both advertiser and rental fee income. The higher the daily active users in Bloktopia, the more revenue is generated from the generated big data and the number of impressions the brand pays for when they advertise on totems in Bloktopia and rent space. This means that all of the NFTs in Bloktopia, whether ReBlok or AdBlok, generate income for owners and a more typical asset valuation.
CT Markets Pro: Is there a certain exclusivity of the BLOK token for commercialized products and services in Bloktopia?
CALCULATOR: BLOK will be very important in Bloktopia. Exclusivity is something on our minds to unlock certain parts of the metaverse.
CT Markets Pro: What programming and design skills are required to create spaces and apps?
CALCULATOR: We are currently building Bloktopia in Unity Engine. So if anyone wants to get into the creative process and go deeper, they need to understand Unity design.
CT Markets Pro: There is a token key for those who buy real estate before selling it. How exactly will the newcomers develop their virtual properties and services?
CALCULATOR: Maybe two questions? Yes, when you buy tokens privately or in an IDO, there is a token key; We will always be issuing enough tokens to allow people to buy NFT (REBLOK and ADBLOK). Newbies must purchase BLOK to participate.
CT Markets Pro: When does DAO governance apply? Is there a protection mechanism against large owners such as exchanges, ETFs or custodian banks?
CALCULATOR: Tenants do not become part of the DAO. The DAO will consist of NFT holders. So if you own REBLOK in the Binance Store, you are part of the DAO. Every REBLOK brings you 1 x vote. There are 50 per store.
CT Markets Pro: How is Animoca Brand related to Bloktopia? What can we expect from them?
CALCULATOR: You are our top investors. You open many doors for us, so we really appreciate your contribution.
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