Qaptale is a brand-spanking new NFT-startup, creating the future marketplace for in-game items (weapons, skins, gear, consumables, animations, etc.) on the Flow blockchain.
We are looking for AMBITIOUS crypto-nuts: Talented web-developers, designers, mobile-developers, backend-developers, UI and UX specialists, and of course growth-hackers / digital marketeers (indeed so) are all welcome to reach out.
But first and foremost, we're looking a CTO and/or talented Swift-developers, who can quickly learn the Cadence language, in order to build our platform, and the integration with Flow.
--- THIS IS WHAT'S UP ---
Buying and selling in-game (virtual) items has grown into a $50B market (according to Juniper Research), and is growing at nearly 14% per year vs. 10% growth in the overall gaming market. However it is currently plagued by much fraud and uncertainty. Furthermore, ownership is riddled with challenges, and is very hard to document and prove — making circumstances for legitimate transactions far from optimal.
By leveraging innovative NFT tech on the blockchain, Qaptale is about to change all this.
Owning an NFT is basically like owning a piece of the internet. A “Non-fungible token” (non = not, fungible = interchangeable, token = voucher) is a distinct, easily verifiable digital asset, that can represent everything from virtual real estate, to The Orb of Osuvox.
NTFs are perfect for legitimising the trade of in-game items, and the timing to create the means to do so is perfect:
The NFT market is simply blowing up right now. It tripled in 2020 to $250+ million (according to Emerging Tech Brew). But no one is grabbing the biggest opportunity out there — the emerging (and literally game-changing) industry of Mixed and Virtual Reality, and the explosive count down for coming into its true potential with the roll-out of 5G!
--- BUSINESS MODEL ---
As a marketplace, we will naturally sell listings. Like eBay, we will also take a cut in the transaction-business across the marketplace (as they do with PayPal). But this is where the similarity ends, because we will also be creating a new currency, meaning we will be unleashing an entirely new economy in its own right. Like Satoshi Nakamoto and Vitalik Buterin, we will literally be creating our own money out of thin air, and then accelerate its value by means of its utility and usefulness. Adding to that, all major game publishers will be minting their in-game assets via our platform, which of course also will be a mutually lucrative endeavour. A partnership with one of the largest cross-platform game engines in the world, will ensure a dominant market position, and will grow the userbase of our marketplace faster than you can say blitzscale.
--- OUR GOAL ---
Qaptale is aiming for an ICO in 2022, but first we need to set the team that can take us there.
Our strategy is to raise a small amount of seed capital, that will take the ICO to a best-case scenario, by means of rallying passionate gamers to opt-in early, and be rewarded with our token Playthora (PLA, ᚦ), that in turn can be used on the Qaptale marketplace as a Flow token equivalent, or converted to other currencies on popular crypto currency exchanges, such as Binance and Coinbase.
If you believe you can contribute towards conquering the world, please let us know how you see it play out, and we'll be in touch!
--- MISC INFO ---
We primarily live in Copenhagen, Denmark, but are soon spread across Scandinavia as a primarily remote workplace.
We are currently a tight group of individuals, with a proven track-record within fintech and commercial excellence.
Our founder is a serial entrepreneur, currently doing this as a stealth project. You will be put in direct contact with him, if your application meets our criteria.
About the name: 'Qaptale' is ancient Elvish for 'Exchange'
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