Dear Jason Dekker, thanks for taking the time to join me in this interview to educate our community on Dragon Mainland. Can you give us a brief introduction to you? What is your story, dating back as far as you wish?
My quick background is I started off as a stock market trader in the late 1990’s trading Internet stocks. Did very well and started my own hedge fund and ran it up to $300 Million USD at its peak.
Then I was a founder of a Biotechnology company sold to a publicly listed Nasdaq company. Had an organic food and beverage company sold to my former business partner.
Then I was the CEO and Founder of GoChain where we successfully raised $15 million USD and won the Binance community listing vote by the largest margin ever. At GoChain we partnered with several Fortune 500 and public companies like Microsoft, Dish Network, and Enviva. GoChain has primarily turned its focus to Supply Chain with its Chainsparency platform. They also have an NFT platform called Zeromint.
There’s more but I’ve had a very successful corporate background and been active in the blockchain crypto space for the past 6+ years.
Why did you get involved in the cryptocurrency industry, and where do you think the industry will be in 5–10 years?
The encryption industry is a trend in the future and it is also the best solution for traditional companies to break the ice. According to the development of the encryption industry in the past few years, more and more traditional investments or companies have joined that. The crypto market is huge. And I think the crypto market will usher in a spurt of development in the next 5–10 years.
That’s amazing. Now can you give us an introduction to Dragon Mainland and its history?
Dragon Mainland is a brand new “play to earn” game that’s a fully immersive 3D encrypted NFT collectibles game. We aim to create a fully decentralized community or a DAO. The community will be able to validate all transactions and activities inside the game which provides a level playing field for everyone. It’s the intersection of gaming + DeFi + NFTs in a Dragon Ecosystem.
So how did you get started with Dragon Mainland, and why? Early on, did you see an opportunity to fill a void in the market?
The idea of Dragon Mainland came from How to Train your Dragon. Dragons have long captivated both Eastern and Western cultures. Most recently with movies and TV shows like Avatar, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and many others.
We feel like the idea of breeding, raising, and fighting Dragons will captivate gamers and is something exciting.
As for filling the void in the market, actually we have been laying out in the gamefi field since 2018, and have incubated many projects as an operating agency. In the hot market of gamefi this year we want to create a game that is suitable for all people to earn while playing through our rich experience.
What has been the biggest challenges for you and Dragon Mainland since you started the project?
Dragon Mainland is developed based on BSC. As we all know, BSC is compatible with EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine). It is easy to make BSC clones of Ethereum dApps and NFT. This problem has also caused criticism from the crypto community, such as Binance Punks (Bunks) This project is very similar to the CryptoPunks on the Ethereum blockchain. Bashmasks is also considered to be a “copy” of the Ethereum NFT art project Hashmasks, and Musical Beats also seems to be “copying” EulerBeats. Plagiarism is inevitable, but the “first entry” advantage brought by innovation is beyond their fomo. In addition, we will continue to optimize and update products to meet the needs of different users in the market and provide targeted solutions based on existing projects. If it is just a copy, it will be difficult for them to make special improvements to the project, which is inevitable for users.
Understood. Now what has been your greatest achievement thus far, and what has been the biggest failure or setback personally or in the history of the company?
Serving as CEO and Founder of GoChain where we successfully raised $15 million USD and won the Binance community listing vote by the largest margin ever
What is the next step for Dragon Mainland in the next 1–2 years?
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