31 Aug 202010:08
Polkamon AMA Recap
Cryptodiffer TeamHello, everyone!😁
We are glad to meet here:
Leif Eric Leiser, CEO - @leif93
Lennart Brandt, CMO - @brandtnew
Lennart BrandtHi everyone. Happy to be here with you!
Leif Eric LeiserHi guys, thank you for joining !
Cryptodiffer TeamOur team has prepared 3 questions for you to start with!
Let`s start with the introduction !
Q1: Can you introduce yourself to our community?
Leif Eric LeiserHi Maks, I am Leif from Hamburg in Germany, CEO at Polkamon. I'm working as a software engineer for quite some years now. In the past, I already founded a few Startups, so Polkamon isn't my first business. I grew more and more passionate about the crypto space in the last few years, especially about NFTs. My excitement about NFTs, combined with a few beers and discussions with Lennart and other close friends, led to Polkamon.
Lennart BrandtThanks Maks for having us. I'm Lennart - also from Germany - and I'm the CMO & Co-Founder at Polkamon. I've been working with Leif together for about a year now. We're longtime friends. So I'm happy we're on the same team now with this fantastic project.
Before Polkamon, I founded a few App subscription startups and worked in the crypto space. I've been a die-hard fan of Anime & collectible monsters during my whole childhood. So when Leif approached me with the idea about Polkamon, I didn't think twice to join the team!
Cryptodiffer TeamPerfect, thank you for the introduction! 🙂
Let's talk not about Polkamon!
Q2: Can you introduce Polkamon to us?
Leif Eric LeiserWell, the Polkamon are beautifully animated digital collectibles with varying scarcities. Each Polkamon is backed by a truly unique NFT and can be unpacked from booster packs with $PMON tokens. The combination of high-quality, animated NFTs within booster packs, and our own, deflationary token, is what makes Polkamon unique in the crypto space.
Cryptodiffer TeamPerfect, thank you for an answer!
We have the last question from our team before we move on to community questions round!
Q3: Let`s now talk about the milestones you have achieved so far and about your upcoming plans?
Leif Eric LeiserSo, In the last months, we primarily focused on the technical side of the project. And of course, we also polished the design of the Polkamon!
I really don't know how many sketches we made for the various polkamon types out there. We're so excited to show you all the fantastic details about every Polkamon. We really put a lot of work into this. But now I am super excited about the animations, and we also have the one or another surprise already prepared.
Right now, we do a lot of technical- and UI-polishing and are already working on expanding thePpolkamon ecosystem. That includes, for example, an app, something Lennart is very experienced in as a designer & developer. Our vision here is that your Polkamon become your daily companion and are integrated into your daily life as much as possible.
Lennart BrandtOn the business side, we are already working on new (external) layers of utilization, which ultimately is one of the keys to a sustainable collectables ecosystem.
One of the highlights in the last weeks was definitely working together with our strategic investors that include moonrock capital, Morningstar Ventures, Ascensive Assets, Divergence Ventures, Carnival Ventures and DFG. They helped us incredibly in terms of strategy and funding and now we really have a more than solid base for our mission.
Since coming out of stealth last week, we’ve seen a huge amount of support & interest from the community. We’ve grown to over 15000 followers on Twitter & over 8000 followers on Telegram. That’s incredible!
If you don’t already follow us on Twitter, here’s your chance: https://twitter.com/Polkamonorg
You can find our Telegram group here: https://t.me/polkamonorg
We’ve got some pretty cool community campaigns starting very soon as we want to let you all claim your stake in the Manifold Universe of Polkamon, right from the beginning.
Cryptodiffer TeamAmazing, really excited about your product and eagerly awaiting for launch 😊
Thank you for such detailed and interesting answers!
It is time to move to the community questions part.
Cryptodiffer CommunityHow important is community to the Polkamon ? and What is your strategy for building a strong community? Do you agree that the power of the community will lead your project to develop globally?
Leif Eric LeiserHi Lysanne, regarding your question: I think a solid and happy community really is the one key to a sustainable collectables ecosystem. So I can promise that we always will listen to our community. We plan to integrate the community as much as possible. As Lennart already said, there will be community campaigns in the following days, so make sure to join the Polkamon community on Twitter and telegram for updates on that!
Cryptodiffer Community--- How many Polkamons will your collection have? According to your website there are only 5 polkamons available, when will the others be released? Are the polkamons designed by the team itself? Will there be partnerships for the creation of exclusive Polkamons?
--- Can you explain a bit about your NFT staking system? How will it work and what will be the reward for those who participate in this staking?
Lennart BrandtThe initial collection will include 10 different Polkamon, each with different visual properties, like different kinds of horns, colors and glitter (ulta-rare!). That means, there are over a thousand different combinations possible. These will be available right from the start.
We also plan to partner with other Crypto Projects to create amazing special editions. For example, on our website polkamon.com, you can already see the beautiful Bitcoin Dragon.
Cryptodiffer CommunityHow can users distinguish rare NFTs from other cards? Can $PMON holders cast their own rare NFT cards or can only use $PMON to buy on MarketPlace NFT?
Leif Eric LeiserHi LuckyLife : For example our app will show details about the rarity of one Polkamon and even how often a Polkamon of that kind was pulled in the past. So it is gonna be very comfortable to get information regarding the rarity.
Cryptodiffer CommunityHow can Polkamon contribute to people's real lives digitalized with NFT technology? How do you think NFT will develop and how will you keep up with this change? Is your team experienced in this?
Leif Eric LeiserHi CoinTravolta, well I really believe into the future of NFTs and I think that a lot will happen in that space in the next years. I think that the contribution to the real life of people really comes with the utilization layers, where your Polkamon NFTs can be used. This includes "internal" layers, we create on our own, like e.g. the mobile app. But other, external layers are also easily possible with NFTs, because you can safely prove ownership to other utilization layers. This is not really possible with centralized ownership, like it still is e.g. in many games.
I also think that new standards for NFTs might eveolve in the next years. But these new standards are usually not challenges but i rather see them as opportunity. I mean, ERC721 was a huge game changer and really changed the NFT game and ERC1155 is also a great improvement.
Cryptodiffer CommunityHello, this project sounds super exciting, I think it will be a huge success! Question 1) will users be able to submit or create their own Polkamon, or at least, win the chance to name one, perhaps not at launch but maybe in the future? Question 2) Can we interact with the Polkamon in any way, like feeding them, grooming them, getting them a bed, petting them, buying them clothes and accessories, etc?
Lennart BrandtWe’re always looking for amazing new ideas about new Polkamon variants. That’s why we listen closely to our community here. As a community member, seeing the idea you contributed, live in the Polkamon ecosystem, will be such an incredible experience. We’ll definitely do some kind of community campaigns in this area in the future!
Leif Eric LeiserHi echapa , regarding 2.) Yes, that definitely can be possible in the future. The bigger question here is actually if we ourselves are the first to develop that kind of utilization layer for the Polkamon NFTs or if it is an external application. Thanks to their NFT-proven ownership, the Polkamon can easily integrated into an application that would allow that kind of gamification.
I mean that is really what makes NFT collectibles so exciting - not one organization has the control about the collectibles but you as an owner and the whole community can contribute to the ecosystem by building own applications that utilize the Polkamon NFTs
Cryptodiffer TeamThank you guys for your time!
Everyone, thank you for participating