AMA with Formless
On the 1st of December, 2021 at 09:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Harrison Goldsmith, the CEO of Formless, 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 four 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 Formless 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
Hello, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!
My name is May and I'll be hosting the AMA with Formless.
Today, we have with us a guest from the Formless Team.
Hello everybody, it's a pleasure to be a part of this AMA, happy to answer any questions.
Good to have you with us.
You're welcome to our community.
How's your day going?
not too shabby, pretty productive today, solidifying a few collaboration methods with an important partner.
the cold does help with focus I must say
Good to know!
So, who is Harrison Goldsmith of Formless? 😊
I am the current CEO of Formless and joined the team around August this year, very hard-working people.
I have always been in the startup space in the past and got into the blockchain space in 2017 starting with education and events, then progressing to doing marketing, operations, and Financial Advising consulting for various projects throughout the years
The space sure has matured a lot compared to those early wild west days
We'd like to know more about your project.
What is Formless?
We are currently building a go-to platform for the Blockchain Gaming Space. Our Slogan is "Where GameFi Begins"
Essentially a Steam version for blockchain gaming which includes functions such as:
1. Non-custodial Wallet
3. Game Access
We are a node to link games, gamers, and guilds together to better promote the development of the blockchain gaming industry
Our goal is to make blockchain gaming more easily accessible because the current UI is not friendly to blockchain gamers, and a nightmare to non-blockchain gamers
What's the mission of Formless?
In the early stages, adhering to the concept of building the Gamefi version of Steam, we will focus on game evaluation, publishing, incubation, and pushing or non-custodial wallet system which is designed for P2E
In later stages, we will focus on the platform infrastructure and derive various GameFi peripheral services to enrich and improve the platform ecosystem and help optimize the blockchain gaming ecosystem.
and all-in-all increase the accessibility of blockchain games to the masses
How can I experience the Formless Testnet event? Can you briefly introduce the process for the participants?
People who are interested in participating in our testnet event can follow the steps below by going to our website, www.formless.me:
1) New users register and log in to the Formless platform;
2) Complete the collection of test coins for the Formless testnet;
3) Complete the process of buying NFT mystery boxes from the FLES test coin marketplace
4) After completing the above steps, you can check the received NFT card in your wallet address or "My Assets"
5) After the event, Formless will count the wallet addresses of users who participated in the test marketplace purchases to the game project party
6) Qualified users go to the game official website to receive the mainnet mystery box airdrop
can register here: https://formless.me/register?type=0
Here you talked about the Formless Team. Could you tell us more about them?
Ok, let me introduce our core team
Harrison Goldsmith (CEO)
Serial entrepreneur, the former co-founder of Landing Block, participated in the production of a large number of blockchain training courses and consulted for several projects
connecting overseas companies, media organizations, and community resources
Expert in the Blockchain Founders Fund, responsible for project acceleration and publicity resource accumulated connections
with numerous blockchain game teams
Served in the business of VR startup Accelerator
Robin Chappelle (CMO)
Previously led the commercial division for NexChange Group’s Media, Advisory, and Events business units, events organized by the company include Hong Kong Blockchain Week, Singapore Blockchain Week, Greater Bay Area Blockchain Week, Gulf Blockchain Week, and more
As Ambassador for NexChange Group, Robin led the company’s commercial objectives and global ecosystem growth, which made up of key industry groups from Government, Startups, Developers, Exchanges, Game Publishers, NFT Projects, Investors, and more
In his latest role as Director of HustleFlow, he built a leading Growth Agency within the Innovation space, focusing on Blockchain GameFi and entertainment sectors.
Icaros Chen (CTO)
Previously the CTO of Gentlebros in charge of Dragon Ball Z development (Card Battle game) and received 3 M angel investment Leading game design and research and development, covering NFT card gameplay, equipment card, game algorithm balance mode, and NFT token mining mechanism, etc
Independently developed ONFS&ONFT, a game project based on Ethereum ERC 721 NFT, and launched on OpenSea auction
Proficient in ERC 20 Solana, TRC 20 OEC, HECO, BSC, and other chains, and implement the Defi project to achieve a TVL scale of 20 M USD
Leading a team from zero to one to develop RFID radio frequency traceability products to realize commercial value realization
Kimble Ngo (Head of SEA)
As an experienced blockchain expert from Vietnam, Kimble is a serial entrepreneur with multiple investments and business
Worked as a Blockchain ICO advisor at AMBlockchain His work included Advocacy, Education, Tokenization, Strategy, Product Integration, and Marketing
He was the Head of NEM for Vietnam, SEA Director for Cyclebitgroup, and advisor to several projects in Asia including traditional investment
Previously, Kimble was a Client Relationship Manager for financial institutions in UBS, a leading Swiss Investment and Private Bank
Such an experienced team!
Formless is surely formidable with these great people!
hahaha thank you, we do want to make an impact in the space, and definitely can't do it without the core team members
Yes! They're the backbone!
Please introduce the Mystery Boxes Event, and tell us the benefits for users of this testnet that is of great interest to everyone.
During this event, users can receive testnet tokens from the home page once for free on the official website of Formless. Users who get $FLES test tokens according to the page direction can purchase testnet NFTs at the marketplace.
The testnet event is strongly supported by the following game projects:
Light Year has provided 20 mystery boxes in the form of card packs, each containing 1-2 heroes, 1-2 spaceships, and some resource tokens.
CryptoMechaKing: 50 mystery boxes of mechs are provided
Evolution Land: Provided 50 gold treasure boxes containing adamantium and Iron diamonds, which can be drawn from the mystery boxes
Users who draw for these mystery boxes during the testnet can be redeemed from these specific games
Looks really good!
We are also curious about the official Formless Bug Bounty plan for bug finders, please tell us more about it.
The details of the bounty plan are as follows.
(1) If the bug you submit has been submitted before, you will not be rewarded.
(2) Bug reward will be issued according to the severity of the bug, ranging from 300-10,000 points rewards
(3) When submitting the bug form, the description of the bug should not be less than 50 words
(4) The winners will be announced on the official social media within 7 working days after the end of the activity
Please participate actively, thank you for your support.
This is a very good plan! That way Formless gets to beef up security and the community gets rewarded for helping out.
Let's now take questions from our Twitter community
Segment 2 - Twitter Questions
You have a lot of projects and online websites. What is your main focus right now, are you focusing on community or market/exchange or products?
Twitter Username: @AklaBari
Our current main focus is to get our platform as complete as possible through the testnet event, via debugging.
Can follow our social media links to get more updates about our development
Do the token holders have the right to participate in the governance of the project? What kind of decisions can they vote on about the project?
Twitter Username: @mahim
Absolutely, Formless Ecosystem will be a DAO in which users can participate via voting on the platform's general direction
As at this moment, which community is focusing on, what's your area of interest. Can everyone access Your project?
Twitter Username: @IbrahemSobhy
The platform is accessible around the globe, and we are putting key emphasis on onboarding users from Vietnam, Brazil, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, and Dubai.
What are the advantages of Your project?
Twitter Username: @IbrahemSobhy
We vastly decrease the barrier of entry on blockchain gaming accessibility, users can essentially register an account, create a non-custodial wallet (or integrate Metamask into it), and be able to play various blockchain games set up in Ethereum, Binance Chain, Polygon, and Flow Network currently
besides users being able to do fiat on-ramp via our Paxful API integration
We also increase user engagement via PGC and UGC in the form of evaluations and gaming strategies, with Social Mining
Do you have any
1. Telegram Group
2. YouTube channel
4. Discord channel
For this project from where we can learn something? Kindly share the link with us!
Twitter Username: @HarisKhan
Absolutely, kindly check us out at the links below:
Let us now take five questions from our live community.
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 😊
As a measure to deter bots and reward hunters, could you please pick two random emojis that will be included in the questions so you can tell original questions apart?
---Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions---
Segment 3 - Live Questions
Kindly prioritize the questions with the selected emojis 👾🤩
You can start answering now 😊
Please pick the five best questions.
In the aspect of staking and DeFi, do you support both aspects?
How and in what ways can I earn passively on the Formless platform?
We will be supporting staking rewards for our users, and the APY's will vary by membership Tiering system.
Four more questions to go 🎉
"Token-burn" will help maintain the value of a token. Does Formless offer any form of token burn?
We have numerous Token burn mechanisms in place:
20% of the platform’s quarterly revenue is used to repurchase and burn FLES
5% of each commission fee goes to the black hole address
According to the token circulation and project operation, the team destroys part of the locked tokens
FLES can be used with in-depth cooperation with games, with specific consumption scenarios
Three more questions to go 🎉
Where and how will users be able to play those games, is it available for Android & iOS users? Will it be suitable for non-crypto users?
We currently are working on the Web version, and the mobile version will be available in 2022, with our optimized UI we are working on marketing plans to convert non-blockchain gamers into the blockchain gaming space via our platform
Two more questions to go 🎉
Mr. Goldsmith, what games are available on your platform? Are they P2E or W2E games? Are they also free to play?
We have about 60 games of various networks already listed on our platform, you can access and see them on our rankings tab on our page at:
One more question to go 🎉
I really like the testnet program but at this end, I've been a little busy. Can you tell me when the testnet Formless will end? so I can take a minute to follow the testnet Formless and yes is the Formless Testnet program open to everyone? 👾🤩
Our testnet event is open to everyone from December 3rd to December 9th, feel free to join!
Aaaannnndddd it's a wrap 🎉
Thank you so much Sir for your time with us today!
Any final remarks for our community?
It's very nice to speak to you all, hope to see you all participating in our testnet to earn those rewards, and hope to see you all experiencing a smoother blockchain gaming experience through us
It's been a pleasure hosting you! Hope to hear good news from Formless soon!
Until next time, do have a splendid day.
The AMA with Formless is now over.