Wizardry, product, transparency

RAWG was in two places at once and participated in crypto-startups competitions in Astana and Vilnius. And won!

Samat, on the left, holding the grand prix

We are building RAWG as an international project with the clear goal of creating a global community around gamers. So we’re always searching for a way to make RAWG known all over the world.

“International conferences are essential part of business development in the cryptoworld. Block Forum in Vilnius was very important to us in regards to our expansion in Europe. The event was organized with the help of Startup Europe from European Commission so we expected a number of prominent startup incubators and investors. Blockchain conference in Astana was vital to us in terms of networking and testing out the waters for the project. Kazakhstan is a perfect place for such tests as there’s no language barrier,” said our COO Dasha Lyalin about both events.

Our CTO Samat Galimov was pitching in Vilnius. His story is a bit more start-up like and contains a little bit of technological magic which awed one of the journalists present at the event.

Originally Dasha Lyalin was supposed to be the spokesperson but her flight got delayed by 24 hours so Samat had to step up to the challenge. Not surprisingly, he did. Here’s his story:

“The competition was fierce and we were the last to pitch. The rules were strict and there were only 5 minutes. And to make matters worse, the presentation remote was broken. With such strict rules a phrase “next slide” throws your pitch out of the window. So I asked the organisers to switch the slides whenever I raise my right arm. Which made our pitch much more dynamic. So a little bit of magic and a strong project itself were all that we needed to grab the first place at Blockhain Forum.”

Samat being a telekinetic genius

Just an hour before Samat showed his magic tricks, our founder Gadji Makhtiev stood on the stage in Astana. The conference was running late so the speakers were hurried which left Gadji only 8 minutes to wow the crowd and the judges. This hurdle was cleared with ease as the working product, a clear structured presentation and our notion of transparency secured the win. And with his victory speech Gadji doubled down on our transparency and trust, saying:

I’d like to highlight how important trust is in business. It is currently at zero on the credibility scale. We visit many conferences where we see tired people, with glassy stares uninterested in what’s happening around them. They pitch their projects, but they don’t believe in their own product and as a result they don’t believe in the success of ICO. There are many entrepreneurs stating competence and professionalism, but as soon as they position themselves on the market — they fail. That’s the main reason we have a problem in trust between the investor and the fund-raiser. It’s important to understand that ICO is an amazing business instrument. The ones ruining its credibility are people. When working on our project we don’t distinguish between our venture investors and our crypto investors. We believe that each and every one of them has the right to know what we spend their money on. They have the right to check what transactions we make, why we make them. Press-releases are not enough. Telegram news or quarterly reports are not enough. ICO model has set its course to self-destruction and the only way of fixing the problem is transparency.

This is RAWG’s promise to become one of the trustworthy projects in the sea of fraud and scam.

We’re happy to see that our colleagues in the crypto world have acknowledged the value of RAWG! We’d like to thank you, the community, as you’re one of the integral parts of these wins with your support and belief in our project.