AMA with Astro Curation

On the 8th of February, 2022 at 12:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Barış Gürbüzler (Co-Founder) from️ Astro Curation for an Ask-Me-Anything session on their Telegram page with a community of over 70,000 people. It was hosted by DC Admin, May.

The session was divided into three segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter community were answered in Segment 2 and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 3.

If you missed this event and would like to know what Astro Curation is all about, you can find a recap of the interview here. Information here should be researched and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Also note that slight edits have been made for clarity, and links in this recap lead to images, documents, or other media.

Segment 1 - Introduction

[May]

Hello, Merhaba, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!

My name is May and I'll be hosting the AMA with Astro Curation.

We have a special guest today from the team!

https://t.me/addstickers/MayTheHost

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Hi everyone! super excited to be here

I'm the Co-Founder of Astro Curation. Sadly I'll be the only one joining today due to our co-founders being COVID. I hope that I'll answer as many questions as possible :)

[May]

It’s good to have you, Sir!

We wish them a quick recovery.

On behalf of everyone, you’re welcome to the Decentralized Club.

How’s your day going?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

It's going great, hoping the same for everyone :)

[May]

Affirmative 🥳

Let’s get right into the session!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Sure!

[May]

Can you tell us what the motivation behind developing Astro Curation is?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Sure, Our journey started in early 2021. As time went by, we started to realize that NFT is becoming more and more important for artists and the world in general. I’m not only talking about the financial aspect of it. It’s a new way to express and appreciate art.

All of our team members either devoted their lives to making art or big supporters who do. However, it's not easy to exist in this world. Especially if you're new to it. It's hard to understand what is happening and it's hard to follow the news.

We started Astro to become the voice of the artists that are devoted to their work, want to change the world in their own unique way. Thus, we also want to have an impact on the Cryptoverse and show that it's not just about flipping collections; there's more to it.

I can basically summarize it like this :)

[May]

Beautifully done!

Impressive too! Can’t wait to hear more about Astro Curation!

Can you tell us what global problem the Astro Curation Project aims to solve?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

As some of you might be artists, you know that it's not easy to be creative. Being creative, following the latest updates, keeping track of the innovations, and trying to promote yourself in the NFT world is even harder. We've talked with several artists to understand their needs and how we can enable them. We plan to work with each artist and curate their next big project in meta. We'll support them in marketing, network, knowledge, safety, and curation :) In return, we'll ask them to be creative. We want to become our artists' voice and guide in the NFT World

[May]

It’s good that you drew inspiration from the artists themselves by reaching them directly. Thank you!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

🖤

[May]

How does Astro Curation provide a virtual NFT museum for artists?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Our goal is more than a virtual museum, to be honest. It’s more about the artists creating their own virtual world. Existing and guiding their own community. We are still working on creating our own space in the NFT World. The most important part is the safety and security of artists and investors

Our team has two cyber security experts creating this structure.

The time will show the end result, but we are more than excited and pouring more funds into it :) Finally, Our Astro community will decide on our existence in the decided Metaverse :)

[May]

Awesome!

We’re glad that you are taking security seriously! Gives us more faith in the project! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Thank you!

[May]

You’re welcome!

How many collections does Astro Curation have currently? Could you talk about the art and the artists?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Right now we have our genesis collection. It’s a collection called Story of Istanbul. We wanted to skip all the hype creation and start more silently. You can check it on the OS. This collection is acting as the gateway and an opportunity to show the belief to the project. Investors will have a huge saying in this project's future.

We’re planning to launch 3 more in the upcoming Quarter.

We are also planning to have our first NFT movie with a prominent director. Hopefully this summer

[May]

That’s great news!

Could you please share the link to the collection?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Sure!

https://opensea.io/collection/story-of-istanbul

[May]

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

What are the major plans on track for completion this year by Astro Curation?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

We are planning to launch our own platform with high security and easy access to everyone. Right now, we are also fundraising to fund our upcoming projects. We’re hoping to launch them in Q2.

This being said, the most critical part for 2022 is to build a conscious community. We are recruiting new people to the team and hoping to grow x3 at the end of the Q3

There are some big updates, but I’ll keep them to myself for now :) I don't want to create hype right now but we're really excited about 2022 🙂

[May]

Beautiful! We’re excited for you too!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Thanks! We are too!

[May]

Let’s now take some questions from our Twitter community!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Sure! Exciting :)

Segment 2 - Twitter Questions

[May]

I saw on Instagram the profile of Mustafa Seven and he really is a genius and expert of photography, but there I did not see anything concerning the NFT space. Will he soon announce this link to the same, and finally why did he decide to immerse his arts in this space?

Twitter Username: @Pirry05Universe

[Barış Gürbüzler]

A really nice question

That’s one of the key aspects of it. We are not necessarily looking for artists that have a relationship in NFT Space.

We are collaborating with artists that actually need a voice in the space. We are the guides that assist them in this journey. We’ve worked together to show the aspects and dynamics of this world. Right now, he’s more than excited to exist in this world. We’ll see more of him soon :)

Thank you Pirry05Universe :)

[May]

Great answer!

Dear community, isn’t this great?

Let’s take the next question

[Barış Gürbüzler]

🖤

[May]

What are the requirements for us to apply to be a creator under Astro Curation? Do you have any public invitation for NFT creators to be part of your project's team and collaborate with you?

Twitter Username: @Vicky79583658

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Happy to get a question like this :) As I stated, this is just the beginning. Our doors are wide open for every artist. We don’t care about the awareness of that artist. He/she might be well-known or not. The most important aspect is the mark they want to leave in the NFT world. We are looking for artists that have a goal, something that they want to achieve. It should be more than just money. If you believe that I’m talking about you, you can reach us via hi@astrocuration.com :)

[May]

hi@astrocuration.com is the update! Get on this train if you’re an artist! Refer to your artist friends ;)

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Yes! please do :)

[May]

I can see that OpenSea will be the marketplace where you would feature your first NFT series. Besides from OpenSea, do you plan on listing your NFTs into other NFT marketplaces? If so, what marketplace would you consider?

Twitter Username: @0JeanWayne

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Right now we're sticking with OpenSea. But to be honest, our hopes are not high with the platform. We are considering LooksRare. We're also huge believers in SOL. There might be future projects in SOL Marketplaces 👀👀👀

It wouldn't be fair to say anything about it before its 100%

[May]

Yesss 👀👀👀

I agree!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Thanks!

[May]

In recent statements you made it clear that you are not here to grab short-term money, so could you tell us the long-term benefits you'll offer to your artists and investors? How will their work be protected all the time?

Twitter Username: @HumbertoAnttoni

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Another cool question, thanks HumbertoAnttoni!

As you all know, we are in a high-demand season. Nobody knows how long it will take. One can easily create a project, build up hype, and then rug.

We want to be a part of the NFT evolution. We are in the early stages of NFT. This requires long-term money, time, and effort investment. We plan to increase our funding, grow our number of artists, and increase our effect on the market and trends. Right now, we are offering people a chance to be early believers in the project :)

Plus, as mentioned before, our team is working hard on the secure system. We are positive that we won’t have a problem. But even if we do, we are building a treasury to back up any hacking activity that our investors might face.

[May]

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

As I know, the Holders of this collection will be treated as OGs at Astro. But are there any other benefits for holders? how Can a non-artist user get benefits too from this platform?

Twitter Username: @Gb_asdfg

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Our OGs are important :)

We'll do our best to support them: They will get free airdrops, WL opportunities for new collections, and other project collaborations.

Plus, they will have a saying on all the Astro Projects. We’ll decide together on the next steps. We’ll ask their opinion before moving forward. Basically, they’ll have access to our vault :)

Right now, we are building partnerships with possible upcoming projects.

[May]

https://t.me/addstickers/Cheese

Astro Curation is an impressive project as it is!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Thank you May!

[May]

A big round of applause to the team working night and day to make sure it's a success!

And also to the wonderful artists and creative minds there!

[May]

It's now time to take questions from our live audience 🥳

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Yay :)

[May]

In this 3rd segment, I will open the group for some seconds for the live community to shoot you some pressing questions.

Please pick five original questions to answer.

Try to ignore generic, vague, and copy-paste questions 😊

Ready? :)

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Let's go

[May]

As a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, could you please pick one emoji that will be included in the questions so you can tell original questions apart?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

🌐 :)

[May]

What is your favorite sport as well? :)

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Tennis 😀 Haha

[May]

Nice!

Dear community, please include the emoji and sport in your questions to prove originality 🥳

The group will be unmuted now

---Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions---

Segment 3 - Live Questions

[May]

So many questions!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Wow!

[May]

Good ones too!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

There are some great ones 🙂

[May]

Dear guest, please prioritize the questions with your selected sport (Tennis) and the chosen emoji (🌐)

They’re the original ones! 🥳

[Barış Gürbüzler]

yes of course!

[Ayesha]

Where can we get Updates on the Astro Curation Project? Do you have any supporting channels or any discord?

🌐 🎾🏸🎾🏸🎾🏸🎾🏸🥎🏸

[Barış Gürbüzler]

There are similar questions like this one

I think it makes sense to address them

Our main channel is Twitter right now. We'll definitely bring Telegram and Discord in. The main reason we're not opening them to everyone is to build them up in patience. These will be the main channels in the future but we want to build them with our OGs

Thank you, Ayesha!

[May]

Thank you @AyeshaESE2017 🥳

[Dhir]

Merhaba Mr. Gürbüzler 🌐

Can you give us the names of artists currently in your collections? Also, how can we contact you for partnerships?

Tennis 🎾

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Hi Dhir! Thank you for your question

Right now our first artist is: https://www.instagram.com/mustafaseven/

We have 3 deals agreed upon. Hopefully, I will have two Spanish artists in the project really soon. We'll announce them via Twitter:

you can easily get in touch with us via Twitter or hi@astrocuration.com

[Bentaygaª]

Tennis 🌐 Would you have a contest or whitelist spot for this project-Astro Curation?

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Yes, we'll have a contest really soon on Twitter! We'll share it this week :) keep watching for it 👀

https://twitter.com/astro_curation

Thank you Bentayga and Dhir!

[May]

Thank you @zelafet and @dhir007 🥳

[Memo]

I read that you are not liking the way the NFT process and WL draws are being done, but could you really explain why? What makes it disadvantageous? and what other idea or alternative do you have that would be much more beneficial and attractive to everyone? Tennis 😀

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Hi Memo. The main reason is that the community is filled with people who are beginners or do not have enough budget

making them run from one WL giveaway to another is not right. It's against the NFT's main purpose.

It's tiring and most of the time unfair.

People should be able to publicly mint or take similar actions.

Thanks!

I guess now it's the last question :)

[May]

Thank you @KASG95 🥳

[Maria Fuentes]

If Curation Astro is not really here to make money in the short term, but they are here for the long term, does that mean that they will gradually incorporate new features and functions to gradually grow the project? or is it really for other reasons? Tennis 😀

[Barış Gürbüzler]

This is a really cool one :)

That's so true! "Gradually" is the keyword! We'll take the growth, collaboration, partnership, new projects step by step

thank you so much, Maria Fuentes

Thank you all for your questions!

It was great to be here :)

[May]

Thank you, dear guest!

It was an amazing session!

Very informative and enlightening.

Our warm regards to the rest of the team at the HQ! Amazing people!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Thank you so much! It was great to be here, thank you all

Great moderation too, May!

[May]

Thank you for your time and patience!

[Barış Gürbüzler]

Thank you so much!

Bye, everyone 🌐🌐🌐

[May]

Everyone, please follow https://twitter.com/astro_curation

[Barış Gürbüzler]

🖤

[May]

Until next time, do enjoy the rest of your day

[Barış Gürbüzler]

You too!

[May]

https://t.me/addstickers/MayTheHost

The AMA with Astro Curation is now over

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