AMA Recap Vol.116 — — Starly: a launchpad and marketplace for gamified NFT collections
At 11: 00 am (UTC) on Jan 14th, Katrina Aboltina, Head of Global Community was invited to be the guest of AMA in TokenHunter Official Telegram Group. During the AMA, Katrina Aboltina introduced Starly and its unique advantages in detail. Katrina also shared the RoadMap of Starly. Not only that, but she also answered many questions from users.
Launched on September 22, 2021, Starly is a launchpad and marketplace for gamified NFT collections. Aimed to make the NFT creating, selling, and collecting as simple as possible, it offers the ultimate experience to creators and their fans.
Katrina Aboltina’s sharing knowledge points are full, and here we will sort out the essence of AMA for everyone to review.
Q1. Could you introduce yourself and your project briefly?
Katrina Aboltina: I’m all things Content and Community person at Starly Working with the founding team for a decade now, on several projects. I have an extensive background in localization and content creation and management, but — above all — I love building connections with the community. We call Starly a launchpad for gamified NFT collections, as it offers content creators an end-to-end solution to launch and sell their own NFT collections. Fans own, trade and sell these NFTs to bring their relationships with the creators to the next level. We have a pretty neat and simple introduction video for you to watch now or later
Q2. Who is your competition ?
Katrina Aboltina: NFT market of course is quite saturated and growing. But already today Starly is very different from biggest players Opensea and Rarible, it’s not just a marketplace, but a launchpad for gamified collections, all new features adding to the ultimate collecting experience. We also aim to open our platform to all kinds of creators, offer personalized collection creation, adding our own level of gamification. Therefore I will say we are one of a kind.
Q3. What are some of the major milestones you have hit so far and why are they important?
We recently hit a 100 day mark since launch — we have been doing a lot of othr activities, like hosting FlowFest and stuff, but our own platform still has produced 14 amazing collections — we are very proud about it. It is very important for us to be that place great Creators want to return and we see that happening. That is amazing.
Q4. What is Token Utility?
Katrina Aboltina: We are introducing utility token, with a mission to continuously evolve $STARLY token as a centerpiece of Starly ecosystem to benefit creators, collectors and token holders. We will use it as means for rewarding, payments etc. The plan is to fully integrate it into https://starly.io platform and add more usage with all new features.
Q5. What is the RoadMap?
Katrina Aboltina: The very detailed description of the roadmap and token can be found here: https://starly.io/token In the meantime, the main milestones would be already mentioned token integration, Collector Score, First Mint feature implementation, and, of course as a Community person — I believe that founding a strong Starly DAO is very important.
The questions from community question part.
Q1. Staking programme is very important for any project, Can I stake your token? Do you have any plan of starting staking programme?
Katrina Aboltina: That is a good question. We do plan on implementing 3 staking tiers for token holders — Silver, Gold and Platinum. The amounts of tokens to be staked have not been calculated yet, as everything happens so fast at the moment and there is so much to do. However, the benefits for staking tiers are already described on our token page and will be evolved. The ultimate target is involving holders into decision making process as much as possible, giving them voting rights etc.
Q2. Some NFTs are very rich in artistic value, however, how can you ensure that the NFTs showcased on your platform can meet customer demands and “needs”? Thus, can you explain in detail how you can evaluate NFT and connect artists with subscribers?
Katrina Aboltina: The whole NFT collectibles concept is still very new and has it’s challenges as well as undiscovered potential. In the long run we believe the future of NFTs is mass adoption. At the moment we hand pick creators very carefully, looking for the most passionate ones with stories to tell. That will be also the criteria for featured artists in future. However our ultimate target is to open platform to every creator with a devoted community and bring their relationships to the next level.
Q3. “Starly” has the most advanced NFT market equipped with all the existing NFT market features, but what features have been upgraded to have the most advanced market? Can you tell me about staking and gamification in the market?
Katrina Aboltina: We have previously created Ask.fm (150M users at the moment of sale) and F3 (30M users) — so we really wanted to implement this is experience into crypto space. We saw there is a room for this — in previous decades people have built connections and micro communities on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc, it is time to enable them to bring those relationships to the next level. Collectibles sold in sealed packs adds a gamification level to collections, also making this an exciting experience we all have had in childhood. All features we continuously add are meant to make it even more excting for everyone.
Q4. Is there any step-by-step direction for generating collections on StarlyNFT? Do creator’s have complete creative control of their #NFTs, the respective descriptions . Are they allowed to set initial prices of their NFTs？
Katrina Aboltina: Creators have a complete creative control over their collections — visuals, titles and descriptions. We help them as much as indeeded technically on every step of the way. There are also several price models Creators can choose from. In the meantime — we aim to offer personalized, custom made collections for agencies, brands and so on. Everyone can get in touch and share their vision with us.
Q5. I observed that StarlyNFT is building a powerful platform for NFT collecting, with unique pack opening mechanics and premium artists. How have you been able to enable this ?Can you tell us the reason for powering Flow Fest Mystery Packs on StarlyNFT?
Katrina Aboltina: Starly is built by amazing, devoted and super professional team. In the meantime — we have been incredibly lucky with amazing partners and advisors. And even more so — while building a premium product is not enough, our luck extends also to having be able to attrack the most amazing creators. Regarding FlowFest — big shoutout to DapperLabs, who chose us — a baby of a project — to be strategic partner of the FlowFest. It has been our honour and privilege.
Q6. Since cards on Starly are obtained in just 3 types of sealed packs; common, rare and legendary, does that mean that when users purchase any of the packs, the cards they’ll get will be limited to the rarity of the pack? For example, if a user purchases a Common pack, does it imply that all cards in the pack will be common? Finally, are there fees associated with NFT minting for creators on Starly?
Katrina Aboltina: Hey, this is a good one. So, in the standard collection we have 21 card: 11 Commons, 6 Rare and 4 Legendary. They are sold in sealed packs — Common packs have 3 Common cards, Rare packs — 1 Rare card and 3 Commons, but Legendary pack — 1 Legendary card, 1 Rare card and 3 Common cards. Rare and Common packs also have Easter eggs — randomly mixed in Legendary and Rare cards.
Q7. How can I buy this token? Is it available on any exchange?
Katrina Aboltina: At the moment registration for IDO is open on Occam and Blocto (we are very proud to be the first IDO on Blocto), soon will be followed by DAO Maker. Listing on Kucoin and other exchanges soon. Please follow our official communication channels to find out more news as they come: https://linktr.ee/starlynft
Q8. What is the most ambitious goal of your project? What is the ultimate vision that Your project is trying to achieve within the cryptocurrencies market? I would appreciate it if you could share with us any Upcoming Updates?
Katrina Aboltina: We are very ambitios. Our ultimate target is enable mass adoption of NFTs and Starly to be a household name. And we might just do it — as we are moved by passion and vision. Loving every step of the journey.
End of AMA.
Let’s witness the future of Starly !