SOLPAD AMA recap with Crypto Society on 22 May 2021 -featuring Julian Ong & Ape

Bilo 2000

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

Julian Ong

Thanks @Bilo_2000 ! It’s my pleasure too. I am glad to be here to share about SolPAD with this great community. Support from all of you towards SolPAD is much appreciated.

Bilo 2000

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

Julian Ong

Sure!

I shall start with myself. I am the CMO of SolPAD. I graduated with a major in Finance, started my career in investment banking, ventured into the insurance industry and finally landed in this great crypto industry back in the year 2019. I was the Country Manager of SnapEx in Vietnam, a crypto trading platform with a strong presence especially in Asian region.

Bilo 2000

❤️

Julian Ong

Our Ceo is Rayane, he graduated with a Master of science in Business entrepreneurship & innovation. He was CEO & founder of Magna Numeris, a blockchain startup based in Paris. Magna Numeris focused on building decentralised applications for retail, bringing traditional companies from web 2.0 to web 3.0.

Bilo 2000

That’s awesome — Great experience in the team 🦾

Julian Ong

Next will be the CTO, Mr Abdelhamid . He is an experienced technology guy with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Management, BlockChain, DevOps, Software as a Service (SaaS), Micro Services, and Agile Product and 4 years working at Google where he has a lot of experience in professional project management.

Bilo 2000

As a matter of curiosity, How and where did you first encounter crypto?

Julian Ong

The information of team members are published on https://www.solpad.finance/ :)

Bilo 2000

Cool thanks

Julian Ong

I first knew about crypto back in 5–6 years ago, while I was still in the traditional finance industry. One of my friends told me about Bitcoin but I didn’t pay much attention at that time (since I came from “traditional finance” back then). Then the industry went through the bull run in the year of 2017, which really caught my attention. Finally I decided to take up the job offer when an opportunity to jump into this industry arised. Since then, I never look back.

Bilo 2000

Me tooooo😩 I was told to buy when it all started and I didn’t🥺

Julian Ong

Feel you! hahaha

Bilo 2000

How did SolPAD start?

Julian Ong

SolPAD started with a very simple idea, to provide an alternative to current market situation, especially the spiked fees and delayed transactions due to the network congestion. As we can see, the congestion on Ethereum networks have caused high gas fees, which actually deter users from joining in the crypto industry. This is especially important for the new crypto users, where the “joining cost” is very sensitive and decisive. With the skyrocketed growth in Binance Smart Chain, we foresee the same thing will happen over BSC. Hence, we come out with the idea of launching a Solana-based Launchpad. High performances, cheap fees and growing ecosystem are among the factors that make us to pick Solana to go for SolPAD.

Bilo 2000

That’s fantastic — I think all of us here have felt the pain and frustration with gas fees and are all looking forward to the speeds of the Solana network. In fact, our FA dept. have singled out Solana for a report that is coming out real soon. 👀

How would you describe SolPAD if you were talking to someone unfamiliar with digital assets?

Julian Ong

Exactly!

SolPAD is a Solana-based Launchpad. Launchpad in the crypto world, works like a combination of “IPO (initial public offering) in the traditional finance world and a crowdfunding platform (for example kickstarter). Projects can choose to raise funds on SolPAD by issuing the relevant digital assets (tokens) to the buyers.

Bilo 2000

Ok thanks — With so many launchpads coming out, please tell us why SolPAD will stand apart from the others.

Actually before you answer this question

We would like to introduce @Aperum surprise presence for this AMA — He is the CEO of SolPAD — Welcome ❤️

Julian Ong

First, we are aiming to be the first launchpad on Solana. As we mentioned earlier, due to issues on other networks, we are expecting Solana to be the “next big thing”.

Second, we will be doing a multichain Dex. We understand Solana is still a new player, hence bridging across multiple networks is necessary to succeed in this industry.

Third, we will be doing a fair allocation to our PAD holders which will guarantee their allocations of IDO on SolPAD.

Fourth, we are a team with individuals’ experience in different aspects of the crypto industry as well as influences over different regions. Put all of us together, we shall make something happen.

Fifth, we are well supported by well-known VCs and Influencers. For example, Crypto Society. Recognition from every respected party like these put us in a very good position in the market,

And last but not least, because we are SolPAD.

Ape

Hey guys, pleasure to be here

Bilo 2000

👀

We at Crypto Society are very proud to be early backers of SolPAD

Julian Ong

Likewise, we are glad to have Crypto Society on boarding with us.

Bilo 2000

What is the SolPAD token used for? Can you describe Tokenomics and features such as staking etc…?

Julian Ong

SolPAD’s ecosystem is powered by the PAD token that enables a number of unique mechanics and potent flows of monetizable utility to its holders and, most importantly, powers the SolPAD’s governance layer. PAD is SolPad Utility Token running on Solana (SPL). PAD token is having multiple purposes within SolPAD

-Voting with the Token

-Governing with the Token

-Staking

-Liquidity Mining

And within the Ecosystem :

-Listing at SolPAD App wallet

-Airdrop to PAD holder users

-Staking to participate in SolPad IDO

-Incentives/ Liquidity Rewards: will be used to reward those who provide Liquidity to our Farming platform

Bilo 2000

🚀🚀🚀

So many usecases🔥

Julian Ong

👍👍👍

Bilo 2000

A quote from your website: “SolPAD prides itself for being the first omnipad in crypto. Participants have the flexibility to collect their token allocation on Solana or wrapped on BSC, ETH, AVAX or DOT for higher liquidity.” This is not a question but more of a congratulatory note from my end. This is a great feature!

Julian Ong

Thanks @Bilo_2000 ! With the support from all great people here, I’m certain that we are able to bring SolPAD to the next level together!

Bilo 2000

Your website says that you have made sure that Bots can’t compete with humans for allocations on the SolPAD launchpad- how do you achieve this?

Julian Ong

Other than the seaweed tier (lowest tier), the other four tiers will have the allocations split equally. In another word, every investor stands an equal chance of grabbing the allocations of each IDO on SolPAD.

Bilo 2000

That is so great — especially with how we see other launchpads working and people not getting fair shares — congratulations on this also

Julian Ong

Thanks @Bilo_2000 !

Bilo 2000

I find its obvious but for those less familiar with Solana, Can you let us know why you decided to build on Solana?

Julian Ong

Alright, the answer is actually quite similar to the previous questio

Where we get the idea of building SolPAD

Due to its high performances, cheap fees and growing ecosystem, Solana is the way for us to go for SolPAD :)

Bilo 2000

Fair enough — Thanks — We are just very Excited to grow awareness of Solana

Julian Ong

Cool!

Bilo 2000

When do you plan to achieve being the first IDO platform integrating all major Layer 1 chains. 👀

Julian Ong

We will integrate ERC and BSC by the end of next quarter, if everything goes as scheduled. We are also exploring the NEAR and Avalanche Blockchain, and hopefully will be finished before end of the year.

Bilo 2000

👀

What are you currently working on and can you describe your future roadmap?

Julian Ong

We have actually finished our first core product — the launchpad. It’s scheduled to be online soon. Technically speaking, the first IDO on SolPAD will be our tokens — the PAD tokens, which will be on 2nd June. We are in the process of developing the multichain AMM Dex, which is scheduled to be released in the next quarter. Our multi-chain wallet should be available by next year, which is the year 2022.

Bilo 2000

⚡️June 2, 2021 ⚡️

Julian Ong

You can always follow our progress on https://docs.solpad.finance/

👍👍👍

Bilo 2000

Can you tell us more about the SolPAD governance process

LB

https://t.me/solpadfinance_chat

Julian Ong

By using the DAO structure, PAD holders can use PAD to participate in Governance decisions of the platform, such as deciding pools ratio on upcoming IDO, or vote which IDO will be launch on SolPad

Bilo 2000

Thanks

Could you please provide us with some challenges SolPAD has faced but overcome?

Julian Ong

As ERC, BSC and Solana have different programming languages, it’s quite tricky to integrate all these together. Luckily, we have a strong dev team. They have worked hard for the solutions and we have successfully overcome the challenges.

Another thing is the difficulty of communication due to the covid-19. As we’re a global team made up of people from different regions, for instance our CEO is in Europe, CMO and CTO are from Asia, differences in time zones have caused some problems. However, we are a team, we want to work hard together to be able achieve the goals as a whole. Sometimes, we will host meetings/discussions at midnight.

For example, it’s actually midnight in my time zone now haha

Bilo 2000

hahaha — really appreciate these insights into your teams challenges and really glad to see you came out on top

Where do you see the SolPAD project next year?

Julian Ong

By the time, we hope SolPAD will have our three core features available, with Solana blockchain and all the promising newcomers (DFINITY, AVAX, etc…) launching more and more powerful protocols working in these low fee and efficient chains. Ethereum, which for sure is a fantastic chain, is getting so much attention that it has clogged the network, but its fee rise caused so many talented teams and developers to slow down or even stop their personal projects.

Bilo 2000

🤩

Julian Ong

🙌🙌🙌

Bilo 2000

What do you look for in a strategic partner and can you tell us about other partnerships you are working on?

Julian Ong

We are looking for long term strategic partners who can bring great values to SolPAD. For instance, as a launchpad, we are always looking to on-board as many quality new IDO projects as possible on SolPAD.

Bilo 2000

Can’t wait to see which projects you partner up with❤️

Julian Ong

💪💪💪

Bilo 2000

So this next question is very important to me personally -

Don’t make me sad

I expect answers

😂

Is there any exclusive breaking news about SolPAD that you could share with us here today?

Ape

Let me answer this, but apologies by staying vague

amm will come sooner than expected ;)

Julian Ong

💪💪💪

Bilo 2000

Thanks for obliging ❤️❤️❤️

Ape

Our devs are doing fantastic job

Bilo 2000

I’ll be right back

BUY BUY BUY (gif)

Julian Ong

So guys, @Aperum will be taking over the AMA session as he really want to have a chat with the community :)

Bilo 2000

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

Julian Ong

It’s my pleasure to be here. Thanks everyone!

LB

♥️

Bilo 2000

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

Ape

[In reply to Julian Ong]

Cheers @Julianongzz for the great job on the first part, great job 🙌

[ 😌 Sticker ]

Bilo 2000

With this, we will open up the chat for those who wish to personally thank you for your time with us here today and for the open Q/A portion of the AMA

3 questions will qualify for a $50 USDT prize from SolPAD

Tommy Rocket 🚀

What makes YOUR PROJECT standout in comparison to other blockchain projects?

Ape

[In reply to Tommy ROCKET 🚀]

Cross chain. on the long run, be truly believe that’s where SolPAD will stand out from competition

With addition of BSC & eth first, then later on avec and others

where the need is and what community wants the most first but we think that especially this summer will be fire on Solana and Avax

crazy ideas coming

Hendra sico ©®™ /Sico_SadBoy

Could you give me 2 or 3 key points to convince me and other angel investors invest in SolPAD in long-term?

Ape

[In reply to Hendra sico ©®™ /Sico_SadBoy]

Outside the crazy product will are about to ship, the IDO’s we will on-board will be the ones that make you and the SolPAD community decide. we do have some ready for mid June

Phuong Kisra

Are you mainly looking for bigger investors or is your platform friendly also for the smaller investors ? Is there any whitelist to participate in presale ?

Ape

[In reply to Phuong Kisra]

Seed and presale already done. public sale will come Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 and whitelist ends the 1st now. we decided to ship the product a bit later on due to current market situation, you know cars dealers have influence on tech nowadays 😂 and yeah, as Julian explained, SolPAD focus on fair IDO’s

Bilo 2000

2 out of 3 selected — who will be the lucky 3rd winner?

Congratulations to @mmmaaa3 @Hendrasico @phuongga24 for winning one of the three 50USDT for the SolPAD AMA — please contact @neptunesolpad to claim your prize.

LB

Amazing AMA. Thx so much for the Time and the Infos @Aperum & @Ju

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