Gravis Finance — Telegram AMA — February 18
On Friday, February 18, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:
Darth Andeddu, Founder
We asked him questions about the development of Gravis Finance.
Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Please introduce yourself. Tell us about your crypto journey so far
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: I’m Darth Andeddu, the founder of Gravis Finance. I’ve been in crypto since early 2017. I’ve participated in a lot of projects as a Founder, Product owner, CEO, and stuff. It has been a long time since I’ve been here. Before crypto, I was running a traditional business and spent 2 years as VC LP
About Gravis Finance
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What is the Gravis Finance project about in a few simple sentences?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Gravis Finance — a unique ecosystem that unites DeFi with the G Mart NFT marketplace for in-game assets and the highly anticipated online game — Evervoid. At Gravis Finance, we provide all the necessary tools for managing your crypto assets on any chain.
It’s a common definition. But inside the definition is our mission: to provide a tool that gonna help peep to earn (have a basic income in crypto).
But right now, there are 3 main products inside that are really connected:
🎮 Evervoid — a revolutionary game that comes out on mobile devices in 2022 with a well-balanced economy, colorful graphics, and unique features from the ecosystem.
🛍 Gmart — the first NFT marketplace for gaming assets, “STEAM” on the blockchain. Buy and sell your favorite NFT assets from any game on any blockchain. Coming out on mobile devices in 2022.
💸 Gswap — multi-chain AMM DEX which combines high functionality with a simple interface and advanced DeFi functions: liquidity migration from other exchanges, staking, Yield farming, Auto-farming, etc. By using a multi-chain bridge you can quickly move assets from one blockchain network to another. We use our own blockchain nodes to quickly process transactions and orders. Now on BNB, Polygon, and Heco, coming soon on Solana, Polkadot, Avalanche, and Near.
Q — Telegram user Anitax: I read that you will release lands that will represent not only your game but your entire metaverse. But could you give more details about the characteristics of these lands? What role would these lands play in your ecosystem? Are developing these lands among your main objectives?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: It will be the last answer. Lands gonna be the main concept for this year. We’ve been carefully examining them. We tried to make it reasonable and affordable. We changed our Evervoid slightly for MMO and saved all the characters that were important before. So Captains still rules, lol
Q — Twitter user @Akash97321: Gravis Finance represents a funny way to acquire NFT, but how can we the users be certain that these NFT will really have a significant value in the market, how can you show us that the effort, time, and capital invested in your gaming platform will be rewarded?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: You know, any asset is just an asset. With no demand — it’s useless.
We built-in a value into our NFTs from the beginning. This value can be expressed as a playable asset or admission to a particular product. The basic essence of our NFTs is valued, which you can count on.
I am absolutely certain that very soon, those collections that are hugely popular on OpenSea now, will be replaced by new ones. And the value of these new NFTs can be counted one way or another.
And the last thing but not the least. We do BELIEVE in the community. Anytime anywhere I just answer — community is the key! Our community has been our main support from the emotional and commercial side. I do remember all the names of early supporters, I do remember all the talks and philosophy. I enjoy chatting with people, listening to people, and improving our project for the comfort of customers. Yes, sir, I just named them customers, not users or backers or whatever.
Of course, in crypto, speculation is the best option. But I guess a trusted and healthy community can be a monster, the biggest power. Technology is a tool, marketing — just a trick, but the community is the key. With no community any project is dead.
Q — Telegram user Anastasia Vector: On GMART NFT Marketplace, What are the Main benefits users will have? Can you state some features?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: The main benefits:
1. Multichain (we will try to add as many chains as possible)
2. For gamers only *
3. You can save on commissions using our Gov token
4. NFT bridge (jump from any network for the lowest commission one)
5. Smart NFT portfolio management tool (helps you to see your PnL and stuff)
Q — Telegram user Waluyo Benjo: What are you doing in the future to develop mobile versions of your application for Android or iOS?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Yes we do. Personally, I believe that 2022 should become a mobile era for crypto. We still have some restrictions from Govs or AppStore, but whatever. Peep live with their devices, sleep with them, go to bathrooms with’em. So it’s better to go mobile ASAP
Q — Telegram user Titan: Since ships can be combined to build a stronger one, can ships also be dismantled into smaller ships to sell on the NFT Marketplace? Does this come at any cost?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: No, it can’t be. It’s the logic of the game and game economy
Q — Telegram user Nico: The concept behind Gravis Finance is the fusion of both a blockchain game and a DEX. So, could you explain to me how this hybrid between the DeFi and GameFi space is able to be thriving and revolutionary in the current paradigm of the crypto space?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Well it’s a one-window model. Most commonly you need to use 3rd party providers to swap your tokens, buy NFTs, etc. Creating an ecosystem we are providing the maximum comfort for our users
Q — Telegram user Fatima Shekh: You have introduced Gmart NFT Marketplace that mainly focuses on in-game assets, There are other NFT Marketplaces that focuses on in-Game Assets,
How will GMart NFT Marketplace move differently?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Can you name me at least 5? I bet no. I know just a few of them and they are pretty poor and at a super early stage. Though I can say — we are ready to rock. We have developed it earlier and now can provide for Games some features that aren’t available anywhere.
Q — Telegram user F*CK WEEBS EVERYDAY: What is the ultimate vision that GammaRoSigma is trying to achieve within the cryptocurrencies market? Obviously, the whole space will experience huge growth in the upcoming years, but what role would you like GammaRoSigma to play in this?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: We are to help people. We don't give a damn on rating or whatever, sure we want to succeed, but more importantly how many children will be fed, how many of them got schooled, etc.
Q — Telegram user Shiva: You say that “YOU CONNECT GAMES”. How do you connect games?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: By creating a marketplace for them
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Let’s talk about the token. What will be its utility in the Gravis Finance ecosystem
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: So, we have two own tokens. GRVS is the platform’s native governance token.
GRVS holders form part of Gravis Finance’s decentralized organization and can help shape the development of the platform — such as by deciding how treasury funds should be spent or how the ecosystem fund is allocated. Also, GRVS can be used to buy premium in-game items such as unique ship skins, elite-tier equipment, or even asteroids.
Also, we have GRVX. It’s earned by playing the game and as a reward from staking/farming/auto farming. Can be used to buy in-game assets, such as loot boxes, characters, etc. Is a cross-chain bridge currency that can be exchanged for any asset in any supported network.
We’re exploring the possibility of using our token not only as a DAO token, exclusively for the purchase of premium assets in the game but also as a universal token of the entire ecosystem. Indeed, it’ll also allow you to save on commissions; we’re adding a feature that offers reduced commission when trading on Gmart (if you’re a token holder). There’s also an opportunity to trade with zero commission on Gswap. Of course, Gswap, as a result, becomes more attractive for its users as the total commission is reduced, ending in larger profits.
We have nice infographics that show all utilities of GRVS:
Q — Twitter user @semon4202: I understand that Gravis Finance is easy to use for GRVS and GRVX tokens on 3 networks. However, how important is Gravis Finance to have dual tokens? How useful is each? And what are compatible networks and what benefits do they provide?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: To be precise, on two networks. Indeed last June there were three, however, we do not support HECO at this time. There are several questions in your question, I will try to answer them sequentially:
“However, how important is Gravis Finance to have dual tokens?”
It’s super important! As a rule, projects don’t really think about what a token is for in the first place. That’s how it is in crypto — we’re developing a project, we need to make our own token, and then we’ll figure out why. It’s a token for the sake of a token. And this is not uncommon.
Now about the two tokens we have. We proceeded from several thoughts:
1. There is an economic paper from the 1970s explaining why a state should have two currencies (for the outside and for the inside market) and how this creates a balance
2. Look at any game (e.g. Mortal Combat 11), there are always two kinds of currencies — gold (which is easy to earn, easy to spend and you need a lot of it) and souls (which is very difficult to accumulate, you can buy for donations and it is a rare and valuable resource
But we came even further and made our Governance GRVS token even more utility (just look at the chart)
Q — Twitter user @DjCat45: Almost 4/5 of investors are focused purely on the price of a token in the short term instead of understanding the real value and health of the project. Could you tell us the motivations and benefits for investors to hold your token in the long term?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Honestly, it’s hard for me to recommend anything to investors. The fact is that most of them are really not particularly interested in long-term cooperation, no matter what they say when they enter a project. However, if the project does something interesting and long-term, if it can show traction and profit, then why get rid of such an asset.
We have laid out a lot of benefits for the holders. But any token has cycles. It goes up and down, that’s normal. As a project, we first and foremost want to provide a benefit for the user, which will strengthen and grow the value of the token itself. And if the token can make a profit, why get rid of it?
Q — Telegram user ▫️🇩Venditte▪️: There are Obstacles as serious as the bridges between blockchains that hinder the development of the entire decentralized exchange and allow the big players to manipulate the assets of the users by placing them in a black box. So what are the most effective features that Gravis will use to provide solutions to this problem? What alternatives will you implement?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: It’s really a pity, but today’s solutions are barely safe. To be honest, it doesn’t matter if the bridge is decentralized or not, anyway it could be compromised. It’s because of standards and early years of development. It’s gonna take a ton of time to manage it. So we just took the best practices.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: Did you raise funds so far? If so, how did you handle them? Are you planning to do any future raises?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: We have split our fundraising into a couple of parts. We raised 150K on an early community round named “Big Bang” in June 2021. By the end of the year (2021) we almost closed our Private round on $1.5M. And we’re going to have a Public+IDO round in late March/April (it’s a final raise).
We try to spend our money on product development and necessary marketing. But in the beginning, we spent 80% on development and 20% on marketing. But for the time of IDO, we plan to change this ratio to 40/60.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: What makes Gravis Finance stand out in the sea of crypto projects that are released daily?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: I think the main thing is that our project is live, not a Whitepaper or Pitch Deck or idea. We have almost developed all the main modules and products and now just shaping and smoothing them.
We always have been as DEVs more than others. So we truly believe that we bring a solid working product.
But from the product line, we’ve got very interesting solutions like NFT marketplace for games only, one-click DEX migration, Smart NFT portfolio management, etc.
Q — Ayeley from GAINS: How far along are you with your roadmap and what should we expect in the next weeks and months?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Our Roadmap is pretty long. Not all we have put at the papers, but by the end of last year, we decided to go mobile and develop Evervoid as a mobile game. It’s going to take at least 12 months on that. We’re moving steadily through the roadmap and have met almost all of our marketing goals. Ahead of us is the listing and entering the public round. We have 2 roadmaps: Evervoid’s and Gravis Finance’s. You can check them and understand our next milestones.
Q — Telegram user suzuki: In my opinion, community development is one of the success factors of any project, so what are the efforts of the Gravis Finance core team to attract more users to their interesting project and create a strong community?
A — Darth from Gravis Finance: Actually I’m trying my best to build trust with the community. Do I know the exact way to attract millions of users? I don’t know. But all of our efforts and changes are directed to users. There is no universal trick, I guess. But we try to update our stuff very often, we try to hold up an interest in what we do. But faith and trust are very sensitive things. One believes and waits, another does not. Someone gets rid and someone supports it.
My personal goal was not to make money on the project but to help as many people as I can. Being more successful you can help more people, that’s all. And I need no Lambo, but the smiles of people who made a profit on our project and fed their families or bought some desired stuff. Money still matters.
Darth, thanks for coming into our community, and taking the time to answer our questions. Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley from GAINS
Please feel the love of Gravis from Denver, Colorado. It was a brilliant morn. Stay safe and wealthy! But please be healthy! My pleasure — Darth from Gravis Finance