Crypto Society AMA recap with GEMS -11th May 2022

GEMS is an Esports 3.0 aggregator platform within an O2O ecosystem. It propels Esports into 3.0 by integrating Gamefi, Metaverse and Socialfi elements, and leverages on its founding partners’ chain of Esports hotels.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Hi @andykohbh

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Hey hi

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

It’s our pleasure to have you with us today. I would like to welcome you here on behalf of our entire community.

Could we begin with a brief history of yourself and your team, and your roles at Gems and what you were doing before Gems?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

My name is Andy Koh from Singapore and currently based in Vietnam. I am the CEO and co-founder of GEMS, which is an Esports 3.0 aggregator platform within an O2O ecosystem.

My background has always been in the Esports, tech, and hotel industries. I have 20 years of experience in the IT and Esports industry. I believe GEMS would become the ultimate destination for gamers that integrates the young population into the new sharing economy.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Very quickly; what are Esports? In general.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Esports have many definitions and perceptions by others. For GEMS, is actually ESPORTS + BLOCKCHAIN. In this case ESPORTS means competitive competition through online games.

So we decided to name it ESPORTS 3.0=ESPORTS + BLOCKCHAIN

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Excellent. Thanks

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

And why ESPORTS 3.0? How is ESPORTS 3.0 Connected To Web 3.0? How is ESPORTS 3.0 Connected To Web 3.0?

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Could you now please explain to us a little further what is GEMS Esports 3.0 ? And when do you plan on launching?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

ESPORTS 3.0 Create Multiple Monetization For Gamers and Players.

Our main objective is to become the next STEAM version but in this case BLOCKCHAIN STEAM version.

Where we connect gamers, companies and merchants (Gamefi, Metaverse and Socialfi blockchain projects).

Launch date target end month or early June

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

What is GEMS advantage over its competitors?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

I am glad that I am answering this over AMA but surely I won’t mind to stand in front of my competitors to also ask them join me instead.

So first of all, BLOCKCHAIN projects are mainly ONLINE product hence in order to out reach to users where language could poised a challenge. We decided to adopt a O2O (Online — Offline) business model;

Online ~ Offline (Where we install GEMS Platform in all the ESPORTS HOTEL ROOM

O2O Business Models

Through our offline hotel, we can help many projects to do marketing and attract gamers to their games.

Another example where users can also can QR code from their phone and download P2E games.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Thank you. This is really cool and will surely revolutionize the gaming and hospitality markets

Which chain have you selected and why?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

We currently are on BSC.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Why did you choose BSC?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

A few reasons:

1. Binance Chain, the first blockchain from Binance, is optimized for fast decentralized trading.

2. Smart contracts and strong programmability.

3. There are alot of GAMEFI projects using BSC.

4. Binance is currently №1 Ranking Exchange.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

All good reasons. Also helps that its multi chain 😀

Can you describe the Tokenomics and the vision behind it? And What are token utility of GEMS? When will be the token launch for GEMS?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

$GEMS Tokenomics

We will launch once we have firm up TOP TIER exchanges and also based on the market.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

How’s the fundraise of GEMS going? Are there any partners that you would like to highlight?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Bilo, this is my proudest moment.

I am going to steal more AIR time from you because of this question.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

5M USDT!!!

32 BACKERS

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Haha. made a guess

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

How much of that $5M went for that billboard

…..Just kidding

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

I can only whisper to you on this.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

lol

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

“GEMS is an Esports 3.0 aggregator platform within an O2O ecosystem. It propels Esports into 3.0 by integrating Gamefi, Metaverse and Socialfi elements, and leverages on its founding partners’ chain of Esports hotels”.;

Kindly describe O2O and what that means? And how do Hotels fit into the equation.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

O2O means Online 2 Offline. So first we build a online platform that focus on ESPORTS.

We are onboarding traditional gamers by offering traditional and esports tournament creation on GEMS. So adopting a hybrid duo platform that allow non-crypto and crypto gamers, we are confident that such a system will resolve the blockchain complexity by making blockchain fun and easy to understand for all type of gamers.

So adopting a hybrid duo platform that allow non-crypto and crypto gamers, we are confident that such a system will resolve the blockchain complexity by making blockchain fun and easy to understand for all type of gamers.

We are seeing a strong movement and trend from traditional hotel equipping with high end PC to serve the hungry needs of PC gaming hoteliers. Therefore with GEMS and other partners we collaborate together to help hotel do the ESPORTS transformation.

By doing so we are also allowing GEMS to be broadcast and being use by many targeted audience of ours in this case gamers, players etc.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Will people need to buy an NFT to start playing Gems?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Nope. We are a platform hence NFT is not necessary. However we offer 2 great financial Web 3.0 tools for you to easily own NFT for investment or to use those NFT to enter play-2-earn games.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

We offer the following NFT financial tools:

1. Rental payment.

2. Instalment payment.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Tell us about the NFT bridge and the interoperability it will bring.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

NFT Bridging works by way of having NFT tokens whitelisted & minted as “Bridged Collections” on the other networks.

Technically, this is how NFT Bridging works: A user deposits an NFT into a Smart Contract of Network A. The NFT gets locked. Afterwards, the user has to get signatures from the oracles who will confirm that the deposit was made in network A. With these signatures, the user can call the same contract in network B where a duplicate NFT will be minted & sent to the user.

the whole interoperability benefit it will bring is to reach a wider audience and give NFTs more exposure through cross-chain capabilities.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Love this!!! Thanks for the explanation

Tell us a little about your Defi Union and which coins will be available?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

GEMS DEFI UNION is to create a sustainable ecosystem by incorporating staking and loan system.

Our Services:

- Collateralised loan

- Staking

We are still finalizing on that however for now it will be $GEMS token.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

I see, thanks. Kindly tell us little about your P2E arena and its features.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Definitely

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Do you wish to let us know anything else that was not covered in the questions above?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Yes, Let me share you a video on why “GEMS is the next gaming platform for all gamers”

We are here to own the gaming world with BLOCKCHAIIN and ESPORTS!!!

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

I want to thank you for your time in answering our questions here today. We are all very appreciative of your time and of the answers you have provided

With this, we will open up the chat for those who wish to personally thank you for your time with us here today.

Bilo | CRYPTO SOCIETY

Chat is open.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Thanks u so much Bilo

DJTown

Gaming has been at the core of a lot of what I am and will be. How can gems help me convince my wife that staying in a gems hotel is a great thing. Will you offer spas for gaming partners…. Asking for a friend

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

We offer not only SPAs but how about SPA in Metaverse as well.

Julius

Thanks for the detailed AMA.

What is YOUR favourite and most anticipated crypto game?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Tough one. GEMS have 38 partners.

Watch out for Cross The Ages!

Also, GEMS is currently WORLD RANK NO.1

DJTown

With the centre around gaming and games online / offline. What other things can clan and gamer alike expect in the meets / hotels.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Socializing, NFT Museum, Workstation Works, Blockchain events etc

Julius

Is it possible to give some more details about the Design of the gaming hotels? And will there be first in the Asian market or worldwide?

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

We are the first and biggest in SEA.

DJTown

Will gems provide all of the hardware to in person meet and game? Would there be a chance to bring and use your own. This time I am asking for me.

Andy Koh | GEMS CEO

Definitely we understand professionals and semi-pro love their own gears hence we have external ports that allow them to connect their own devices.

Relevant Links:

Gems Website: https://thegems.gg/

Gems Telegram: https://t.me/thegemsgg

Gems Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemsgg_official

Crypto Society Chat: https://t.me/cryptosocietyy

Crypto Society Announcements: https://t.me/CryptoSocietyyy

Crypto Society Twitter: https://twitter.com/

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