Community AMA #6, Feb. 7th
Hello everyone, shall we have a little chat ? 😊
a short update from my side. The past 10 days were marked by preparations to switch V2 on minted.vodka live and deploy the current marketplace as legacy system that will be accessible after the switch. Several things have been completed, including port of the token wrappers and adding meta information to all pages so that the shared links from V2 contain all the important information.
There are few last steps left before the switch. The most important one is porting the bridge, which I am currently working on. I hope that by the end of this week everything will be ready for the switch. There might be a short downtime on minted.vodka . We will make sure to inform the users at least 48 hours before the switch.
Apart of that, we did important work to organise our DevOps in a way that will allow working in a multi-dev environment. The idea is to complete the required infrastructure by the end of the month so that the road is clear for new developers to join the effort.
We are also conducting many conversations with new potential partners (especially regarding funding and EVM chains) — these things take time.
Regarding GATe: WGAT has been now renamed on all explorers and is now called “GATe”: https://bscscan.com/token/0x41d5c3ed01b72ecb5c99d3b838553098ecda9ef9
This is the same contract. So GATe = former WGAT. The new MV2 swap will reflect this name as well.
In coming weeks we will present a plan to switch liquidity (at least partially) from GAT to GATe on the DEX.
There is nothing you should be doing. GAT and GATe will co-exist some time and you can always swap GAT to GATe in the years to come.
to remind you: GAT is always 1:1 to GATe 😊
The team is also brainstorming about special uses of TOY NFTs in the future of MV.
This brainstorming is in early stages, however we would love to see TOYs used in MV in one way or another.
By the way, there is a GATiger #1 and #888 that you can have. Have a look at https://medium.com/gat-network/make-your-offers-for-gatiger-1-and-888-125fdacf81d4
💪💪💪 looking forward to new deals
Could there be an announcement in the near future?
There is a bigger partnership that we cannot announce yet. We are depending a bit on the marketing process of the partner here. You may see something in the coming weeks 😉
Thank you very much I hope everything will be better
By the way, as @romangat said, we will be switching to MV2 interface as the principal UI of MV. The current MV will be accessible (probably under v1.minted.vodka). In any case: if you have a pending deal on MV1, you may want to switch it to MV2 in he near future (but you do not have to!). 👍🏼
As we know,bsc is developing its side chain.Do we have a business plan or relationship with them?
side chains are in early stages. There are no imminent plans on our side. However, if it is something that will allow faster confirmation times and less crowded chains, we will definitely consider switching things to the new infrastructure. MV2 itself is built from ground up with multi-chain support. So it will have no issues to work on any side chain.
For our future games deployed on BSC, having a custom side chain might very well be a possibility worth considering.
side chains is the future of chain scalability 👀😅👍🏼
how about a GAT sidechain on BSC 😉
I really like hearing about DevOps for new developers. 👏👏👏
I have one more question
Are you considering recruiting new people to the team?
We are targeting to onboard additional dev resources as soo nas possible. There was no time to prepare everything during the incubation. The plan is to have the infrastructure ready shortly after V2 deployment so that we can start scaling the team.
Good things take time. We can expect success. Hope the new developers will be good to us
As a multichain marketplace, will Mintedvodka have a plan to bridge to Solana in the future?
All EVM chains are on the table — we are discussing partnerships with several of them. So, EVM “side-chains” on Solana are also possible networks for MV :-)
bigger than binance labs?
Let me have a guess: NFT-Game Project
I changed my mind: not a project, but EVM chains’ Grant, I guess polygan or Near
👀🤷🏻♂️ Depends what you measure 😂😂 We’ll see
Marketing-wise and in order to boost usage of our products — definitely, i think!
Something very strange happened…
A user on Twitter called attention to the occult symbols on the cards, stating that he did not agree that they are there. I replied that I saw an intention of Fud. And that the team has nothing to do with those things (I hope so😅) But since his concern is plausible. The team will take that into account for future NFTs.
what do you have to say about that
Yes — we have discussed that internally already. The symbols are purely decorative, and are not meant to indicate anything, however we are considering retiring the template from future use.
I think it was a troll. Our games are all “alchemy”-themed. The users may look up what Alchemy is on wikipedia. Users that feel offended by harmless decoration can play Pokemon or something else instead.
It’s like complaining that “God of War” game has devil-looking characters in it. You can translate it to any other game. TOYS are alchemy-themed game assets. Those contain alchemy related symbolism.
The all seeing eye? It’s been used so many times in crypto. I think it’s becoming more a meme. 😅
You can’t make it right for everyone.
It’s even on the currency of the USA…
Ha — indeed, I only just realised, but it’s also on the banner for a non-GAT related crypto Discord server that I’m on.
This can be pushed ad-absurdum
I think such a complaint should be addressed, but respectfully ignored.
I think everybody has the right to have medieval superstitions, simply don’t impose them on others.
I didn’t even notice it before until right now.
yes, I suppose that only the community in general would have the power to require a change
it was not meant to offend anyone and has no meaning to us. We didn’t pay enough attention to the design template that was used. Will avoid that from no on.
This topic requires too much space, let’s talk about something else 😊
Hi team I have few questions:
1. Where we at with bringing marketing person on board. I also think community manager would be necessary as sometimes group goes quite for a day or two. I think constant engagement with community is really important.
2. Any new games on horizon?
3. Can we expect new staking pools in near future. This would sway potential wanna be traders to just hold.
The last one is more of a statement but as many predict huge alt run in a near month or two I hope team is ready to take full advantage of it with new CEX listings, partnerships etc
Games: this was addressed in the past community hour. We will concentrate on games after the whole palette of services on MV is launched, especially the minting part. MV will be a way to attract communities from various chains, which will be beneficial for all future gaming projects.
Regarding 1.: yes we will try to engage the community more. This is one of the main reasons of the community hours. As a small ambitious team our resources have been focused on incubation and product development in the past months. Community is the centerpiece of GAT Network — and we will work on it, of course!
Staking will be launched around the time when first version of minting goes live
Also regarding games: we should have new GameAce games in coming months. Apart from that all resources are currently in MV2 development — which has the biggest potential for the community and GAT value to grow.
Also a side note: there will be more GAT staking for GameAce NFTs soon.
Since there is a question about the new games. I see so much potential in Alchemy toys that I have the impression that all efforts should be made to maximize it. I just keep thinking that the economic dynamics of Alchemy toys is a true work of art. Anything on plans for our flagship game?
Part of the fees in MV2 are planned to continuously flow into Alchemy Game Treasure — this is our best idea to make the “E” (Earn) part of “P2E” sustainable. If we can do that, we think Alchemy Arena could become one of the most long-term sustainable on-chain games out there. So I hold my old TOYs for a few years, just in case 😉
So if the game treasury is continuously filled, there is always an economic incentive to play — making TOYs more valuable (especially the old ones)
Apart of that, there are follow-up games in the drawer, based on TOYS. But MV first!
as i thinking, when bsc being a muti-chain,does it means that some nft in bsc mainnet need to bridge to side chain?does it means that mv2 will play a part in
There is a concept ready to be deployed which I call “bottles”. You could bottle anything into a bridgeable container, which can be easily bridged to any other supported chain. So in that regard, we could definitely offer something to make this process easier.
Everything minted on MV will be bridgeable by default
Alright guys, we will be heading back to work. It’s always a pleasure to chat to the community — let us repeat next week!