ICO Spotlight: Interview with Sergey Sholom from MobileGO
We had a chance to talk to talk to Sergey Sholom from MobileGO and ask him to share some of his views about the highly anticipated ICO.
Sergey, we are just a few hours from the start of the MobileGO ICO. I see a lot of people talking about it in forums, Slack. Why do you think there’s so much interest in your project?
Well this has really been a long time coming. GameCredits started over three years ago, and the project has been entirely self-funded. Since then we have grown tremendously, and have produced a number of innovative gaming solutions. Right now we are incredibly close to being totally done, with a demo version of our store released to the public last week. If we can manage to capture just a couple percent of the 50 billion dollar mobile gaming industry, we could be looking at tens of millions in revenue. Our community realizes the massive potential of creating a competitive gaming experience for the mobile industry. And the best part is everything is housed inside one application. You can buy, play, exchange items, and wager in tournaments or against friends all from the mobile store.
That sounds really exciting! So what is MobileGO, give me the elevator pitch.
MobileGo provides three main functions. Using smart contracts MobileGo will be used for a virtual item marketplace, player to player wager matchplay, and player run wager tournaments. Each of these are billion dollar untapped markets in the mobile gaming industry. Also, 10% of all profit from the GameCredits Store will be used to buyback and burn MobileGo tokens from investors. This will offer MobileGo holders quite large returns.
What problem does it solve?
MobileGo is a marketing project and fund that will enable GAME to reach millions of new users. MGO does not compete with GAME, but complements it by ensuring that gamecredits can function as intended ñ as a payment protocol suitable for mass adoption.
Without MobileGo, the gamecredits coin would still exist, but it would struggle to achieve the degree of market penetration for which it has the potential, without the funding to push it forwards.
With MobileGo funding its expansion with millions of dollars of investment, gamecredits has a strong chance of breaking into the mainstream ñ increasing its value many, many times over, as well as rewarding MGO investors directly. Additionally, the ability to execute smart contracts will mean that MobileGo can be used in the course of gaming tournaments.
One characteristic of your ICO, which is not yet very widespread but seems to be becoming more popular is that you are making it dual chain right? Ethereum and Waves. Why did you choose to do it like this?
Both the Ethereum and Waves blockchains offer unique functionality. Ethereum’s smart contracts open the way for player-led tournaments that pay out automatically to the winners, amongst many other use cases. Meanwhile Waves allows the easy creation and management of tokens and numerous other facilities around them. Consequently, we have decided to host MobileGo on both blockchains, allowing people to buy them with WAVES and ETH as well as BTC and GAME. Holders will be able to switch between blockchains quickly and easily using a new piece of tech called BlockSwap, developed by Incent Loyalty.
Tell us about your team!
Our roughly hundred man strong team is consisted of veterans and professionals from various areas: Crypto, gaming industry, finances, software development.
Our team has roughly 100 people working on the projects, with experts from both the gaming and blockchain industries. For instance, my brother Maxim and I have over 25 years of experience in the world of game development. We are using our knowledge to harness the power of cryptocurrency to better the gaming experience for gamers and developers alike. We’re also working with the Incent team who are the minds behind dual blockchain technology. Utilizing their extensive experience, we’re able to gain the benefits of both the Ethereum and Waves platforms, while also creating blockchain redundancy.
Some of them:
Sergey and Maxim Sholom, Jon Comer, Fran Strajnar, Jack Kuveke, Rob Wilson…
What will be the first steps after the ICO is over?
First and foremost we will be working toward releasing our Mobile Store. The store has been in development for nearly 2 years now, and recently we released a demo version which you can find here: https://play.gamecredits.com/. Releasing the store will mark the beginning of mainstream adoption for the MobileGo and GameCredits platforms. After the store is released, we will begin working toward deploying part of the marketing funds we raised with the MobileGo crowdsale. All in all, we have an incredibly exciting and busy couple months ahead of us.
Sergey thank you very much for your time, I imagine you must be extremely busy preparing for an exciting launch. I wish you the best of luck! For everyone reading this interview, what’s the best way to learn more about the MobileGO ICO?
Read our Whitepaper: https://mobilego.io/white-paper/
In case you still have any doubts or uncertainties after reading it, please join our quickly growing slack community (http://tiny.cc/gamecredits) where all your questions will be answered.