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AMA RECAP : DeFi Raccoons x Dotmoovs.

Date : 14 May 2021
Host : @DeFiNaut
Guest :DOTMOOVS TEAM (Pedro — CEO , Salomé — COO & Ricardo — HOG)

INTRODUCTION .

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Hello everybody, thank you for joining us today for another DeFi Raccoons AMA session! Today we’ll be talking with the team from DotMoovs!

Turning everyone’s training at home into powerful competitions. Challenge others in your favourite sports and earn $MOOV and NFTs.

Q1.I hope you’ve made yourself comfortable and will enjoy today’s session, so let’s get started. Welcome, please tell Raccoons a bit about yourselves!

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
Thank you! Hi everyone, my name is Pedro, I am the CEO of dotmoovs. I trained as a Biomedical Engineer with a specialisation in Neurotechnology and neuro-inspired AI algorithms. For about 10 years me and Salomé have been dreaming of working in sports performance and competition, but life lead us in other ways, and I ended up specialising in the development and deployment of data and AI solutions in different industries, from medical startups to large telecom companies. And now it’s time to revive that dream — and make dotmoovs a reality

Salomé Azevedo:
Hello, I’m the COO at dotmoovs. I’m a biomedical engineer by training. My first research field was in biomechanics, where I developed a passion for sports kinematics. In the last years, I’ve been focusing on technology strategy and innovation and developing new digital services and products in the healthcare industry.
I’ve been trying to come up with this project for almost ten years now. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ricardo Martins Costa:

Hi! I’m Ricardo. I’m the Head of Growth of dotmoovs. I’m a services engineer and manager by training and an entrepreneur by heart. I’ve founded a couple of companies, and I’ve dedicated my last few years working as a communicator, marketer, and manager. I’ve helped scale several innovative companies and startups in the tech industry. I’ve joined dotmoovs not only because of how interesting the project is, but also because of its highly ambitious plan and disruptiveness. Looking forward to share my enthusiasm about it with all of you!

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
ok thank you for the introduction

So next you guys imagine you are in an elevator with a raccoon

and the raccoon says, hey guys!

I wanna hear about DotMoovs!

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
Ahaha well let me tell you, my raccoon friend! dotmoovs is the product of a passion that has been lingering for about ten years. We have always wanted to work on sports, competition, and performance improvement from a biomedical perspective. In the meantime, technology evolved, we gained experience in the medical and AI fields and successfully built projects from the ground up — and that is why this is the right time to launch dotmoovs. It was founded officially in January, although work had been developed for months before. We are here to revolutionise sports competition, and enable everyone to play and monetise their skills in peer-to-peer challenges!

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q2.ok so how do you bring blockchain experience in this venture?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
The challenges will be powered by our $MOOV token, and people will use this in the app to invest on themselves. We will also launch exclusive NFTs with our ambassadors, creating a fully digital experience with these new (and more exciting) collectibles!

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q3.That I know but I mean team wise

who in the team will bring the blockchain experience

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
We’re all in our blockchain journey, but I would say that our awesome team of advisors (and incubators!) are the absolute experts in this space, and we rely on them to guide us throughout

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q4.Can you tell us about the origins of the idea for DotMoovs? How far back does it go, what inspired you to start building?

Ricardo Martins Costa:
This idea goes back more than 10 years. We wanted to work on sports performance, from a biomedical and biomechanical perspective, but at the time the technology was very expensive and you could not do it with just a smartphone and some videos. We have worked in different fields in the meantime and gathered the expertise necessary to now make dotmoovs a reality!

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q5.Tell us about the team working on the project! What are their backgrounds? How many of you are working on DotMoovs at the moment? How many of those are devs?

Ricardo Martins Costa:
dotmoovs is an ambitious project and to build the first crypto mobile worldwide competitive environment we needed some diversified talent with different backgrounds and experiences.

Pedro, leading the company, is an AI professional with experience implementing technology and AI R&D across a variety of fields. He worked in some worldwide renowned companies and has founded and led a few others along the way. MSc in Biomedical Engineering with a specialisation in Neurotechnology by the Imperial College London.
Salomé, the person in front of all operations, is an MSc in Biomedical Engineering who developed studies connected to the implementation of a computational method for modelling skeletal muscle wrapping. Salomé is an expert in technology strategy and new services and product development in the healthcare industry.
Like I said in the beggining, I’m an experienced communicator, marketer, and manager. Along the way, I’ve helped scale several innovative companies and startups in the tech industry.
Together with us we have two other data scientists, Gonçalo and Guilherme, performing research on advanced computer vision algorithms and proven experience deploying computer vision algorithms.
Besides this core team, we have community managers doing an awesome job answering everyone in our channels, and designers and developers who are working hard on getting our MVP ready

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q6.How far along is the project at the moment? Is it live? Can we try it out? What are you guys currently working on?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
We are working hard on our technology and on developing and deploying our app. Our focus right now is on making sure we have a safe, secure environment that can provide a seamless experience for everyone. We will then start looking into the development of new sports in the app so we can expand our reach! Our goal is to show you very soon how the technology works while we develop the rest of the infrastructure and the app, so stay tuned while we clean up the house — we’re getting ready to show you some really cool stuff!

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q7.So people will be able to challenge each other while practicing their favorite sport. Then the AI video-referee will rate each performance and select a winner. Can you tell us a bit more about how this will work?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
We follow a two-step algorithm where our AI detects the human body, its various limbs and any objects of relevance (e.g. a soccer ball). After this we run our scoring algorithm, which takes advantage of biomechanics and some (really) cool filtering to ensure we can translate as much as possible of the real-world assessment of skill into our digital experience. The goal is to mimic a human judge (to the extent possible and without the subjectivity to make it fairer for everyone!)

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q8.There are 2 very famous advisors to the project, can you tell us more about their specific roles?

Ricardo Martins Costa:
Luis Figo and Ricardo Quaresma are not just famous — they’re absolute SUPERSTARS! And we could not be prouder of having them on board. Their role is to help us spread the word and showcase the project around the world — we want to make this global, and they want to be on that journey with us!

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q9.What blockchain is DotMoovs running on and why did you choose that one? Is it compatible with other blockchains?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
We will be launching our tokens on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain, with our IDO on Polkastarter. Our idea is to enable as many blockchains as possible so that we can be flexible. For now these two will cover a large amount of users, which is what we intended to do 🙂

DeFi Naut | Owner @DeFiRaccoons:
Q10.We like to finish off by taking a look into the future, can you share what can the community look forward to in the upcoming months?

Ricardo Martins Costa:
Keep an eye out for the alpha release of our first MVP scoring algorithm during the 3rd quarter of 2021. We will also start the community data collection with token rewards, plus we’ll be launching the first NFT collectibles with our Ambassadors!
By the end of the year, we will keep with data collection and further arbitration engine tests, plus we will be launching the beta version of our app just for you to try the whole experience at dotmoovs challenges. This is when we are going to test the scoring algorithm with the first player pool.
Btw, our development is focused on our users, therefore during the last quarter this year, we will be improving our app based on your feedback!

LIVE AMA QUESTIONS .

Andrei — Q1.On moving forward through your roadmap, what are your most important next priorities? Does your team have enough fundamental (Funds, Community, ect) to achieve those milestones?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
Very good question! We have worked hard at our roadmap to ensure we enable the development of the technology and the deployment, as well as our whole infrastructure. We are building the right communities, we have the best possible ambassadors and we now have the investment to accelerate all of this. We will be growing the team, doing some solid marketing, and ensuring that our algorithms are trustworthy and our platforms are safe. One of our main priorities is user experience and data privacy and security, to make sure we are doing what we are setting ourselves up for: changing the way sports competitions work, forever!

Roshan — Q2.Do you plan to collaborate with sports brands and clubs like Soccer Clubs? RealMadrid , FC Barcelona, and maybe Boxing federations?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
Yes indeed! We are focusing on the launch and the tech development for now, but this is a main priority of ours. Imagine a fully digital experience, where players, fans, athletes, brands, clubs can all come together and enable real competition with a fair scorer, seamlessly, at a global scale. That is what we are aiming for — so stay tuned as we have big big things planned!

Redandi Dece — Q3.I see you have great ambassadors like Luis Figo, Ricardo Quaresma. Do you have plans to add bigger ambassadors like Cristiano Ronaldo / Lionel Messi?

Ricardo Martins Costa:
Both players are considered to be an important part of the project and have been involved in the promotional aspect of the company as well as contributing with their talent to the further development of the arbitration engine. But yes, we do plan on increasing our ambassadors list — not only in football, but also in other sports that we will launch in the future. So the plan is to have a bigger lineup! 🙂

Smirnov — Q4.Earn NFTs and $MOOVs with every victory powered by our AI-based scoring algorithm. Can we only play and compete in sports game only are there any other games like educational, entertaining game and so on to play and compete. ?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
This is something we are working on in the background 😉 the development effort required for the first sport is always the highest so we have been focusing on making sure we can trust our algorithm but we have plans to expand the support to new sports and into other areas where our technology can be applied — unfortunately we cannot reveal more right now, but we are working hard at it — freestyle soccer is only the beginning! 💪

Fudgepack upon Humber — Q5.Why did the dotmoovs project decide to host its IDO on Polkastarter?

Pedro Rente Lourenco:
Polkastarter will help us with minting the token and doing the public raise. They also enable us to do cross chain swaps through polkadot, and we will do the initial raise directly on both binance smart chain and ethereum, which gives us more flexibility. Furthermore they scan for bots and scam accounts and basically make our lives so much easier 🙂 it’s good for everyone though because we want the process to be fair and trustworthy!

IMPORTANT LINKS .

Visit their website https://DotMoovs.com
Here’s their telegram: https://t.me/DotMoovs
And twitter: https://twitter.com/DotMoovs

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