NEVERDIE (NDC) ICO
Crowdsale Details and Interview
“The key is to get all game developers and gamers who want to take advantage of what blockchain gaming has to offer to agree to monetizing the core infrastructure that is most common in all games.” – NEVERDIE
NEVERDIE ICO is complete
Interview with NEVERDIE
Bitcoin Chaser: What kind of problem, market deficiency or opportunity inspired you to launch your project?
NEVERDIE: The Problem is three fold. First, there is a massive potential for a trillion dollar global virtual goods economy which has been proven by the GNP of various MMORPG’s and virtual worlds. A virtual goods economy of this scale could support millions of gamified jobs and provide economic opportunity to people anywhere and everywhere in the world. This is a different type of opportunity than simply trading in cryptocurrency. People can use gaming skills in a virtual goods economy to earn crypto.
The challenge is that all existing virtual worlds and MMORPG’s are stand alone. The virtual goods are not inter-operable. The Ethereum blockchain provides a foundation for tokenizing virtual goods that can be moved from one world to another. But, without gamified infrastructure and some type of common currency to connect the economies of these worlds, they remain separate.
The second problem is a lack of trust between gamers and developers in games with real cash economies because the mechanics of the games is hidden and easy to manipulate
The third problem is how to address the threat that AI and robotics pose to the global work force.
BC: How will your project address this problem or opportunity in a unique way?
NEVERDIE: The Blockchain alone doesn’t solve the problem, but it provides the means to. The key is to get all game developers and gamers who want to take advantage of what blockchain gaming has to offer to agree to monetizing the core infrastructure that is most common in all games. And to utilize a common currency specific to using this infrastructure and, also, to let the currency be earned within these games and require player-to-player trading to gamify the crafting of the tokens. What this does is allow the gamer’s to benefit directly from the monetization of the infrastructure.
To address the problem we have created two Universal tokens to be used in all games that adopt the system. The NEVERDIE Coin, which you will need to buy new lives when you die in a game, and the Teleport token, which you need in order to bounce around inside worlds or to hop from one world or one game to another. We are also developing the API and SDK to enable to developers to integrate the system into new games and as well as pre-exisiting games.
To address the trust issues between gamers and developers we will utilize Smart contracts in the development of new games that use the NEVEDIE coin and Teleport token. This will ensure that the game mechanics are transparent and provably fair.
To create new jobs, to replace those lost to AI, we will use the market cap of our coins to create self replenishing funds to create gamified employment.
BC: How do you think that competition will develop following your ICO?
NEVERDIE: Currently there are a few other developers working on designs to support a blockchain virtual goods economy, but nobody is tackling the issues we have identified. The answer for the competition is not to compete on these issues but for us all to agree to use this system so that we can build on top of it and compete in productive ways.
Often new industries fail to flourish until a common standard is adopted. Some examples include Betamax vs VHS. Going back to the early days of cinema, it wasn’t until three sprocket film was invented, which reduced tearing when projecting movies, that all theatres were able to embrace the same projection system, resulting in a huge boom.
Our system is inclusive, so we will do our best to work with our competitors to merge ideas if it will result in a better infrastructure and more robust economy, or at least we will work to connect competing systems to best serve the economy.
BC: What are you planning to do with the proceeds of your ICO, and why?
We will develop API, SDKs, and smart contract templates so we can accelerate mass adoption of the system. We will create funds to finance game developers and jobs to pay gamers to play. We will use our funds to prove our concepts and accelerate mass adoption.
BC: For all those who have read your white paper and are still on the fence about investing in your ICO, what can you tell them that could lead them to invest in your project?
NEVERDIE: After our white paper is published, if someone is still on the fence, then I think the question for them to ask themselves is how hard do these guys work to bring their ideas to fruition? How committed are they to their ideas?
Its very easy to google Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs and see that I have a very long history of championing wild visions and fighting to succeed. I think if people fund ICOs in which they have confidence that the founders are truly committed and have a real understanding of marketing to spur adoption then there will be a market for those coins.