Last week, I spoke with Oleg Boytsov, the CEO Artifacts, metaverse GameFi with NFT economy. He explains what makes the project special and shares his views on the future of metaverses. Let’s hold an interview!
U.Today: Tell us about your first encounter with cryptocurrency. Why did you make the decision to work in this particular field?
Oleg Boytsov: I have always been interested in modern technology and at university I chose to specialize with IT. I originally heard about Bitcoin in 2016 and was immediately inspired by the idea of decentralization. I began to study blockchain technology and began to actively increase my portfolio with various cryptocurrencies.
Then in 2017 I opened my own crypto fund, which is still successful to this day and, in general, the only thing I have access to is not knowing about Bitcoin and the blockchain before. In addition, fundamentally I believe with this technology, blockchain decentralization, I assume that this is the future. Every year, this industry is becoming more popular and it is clear that the world is heading in the right direction and is not hindering the development of this technology.
U.Today: We all regret not knowing about this before! I’ll tell you more about your project. What is your role in that?
Oleg Boytsov: I’m the CEO and creator of the idea. Artyfact is a GameFi metaverse with NFT economy. Artyfact is a virtual world of the future divided into urban and gaming zones. In the city zone, Artyfact residents can visit NFT exhibitions, 3D markets, buy and sell NFT, virtual land, property, clothing and also participate in various events including concerts, socials, virtual fashion shows, training seminars, and more. as an arena where Artyfact residents can play a variety of play-to-earn games. The game is divided into 3 types: Battle Royale (this is a multiplier, where you can play against multiple players), as well as races and adventures.
U.Today: What distinguishes Artyfact from metaverses of past generations?
Oleg Boytsov: In addition to the standard features of metaverses that I’ve described before, such as buying land and assets, using avatars, hosting events and more, our metaverse has some distinctive features or, as it might be called, advantages. We can start with the fact that Artyfact is built on an innovative game engine, Unreal Engine 5. this engine offers the most level of detail and immersion in the virtual world. I also consider NFT gaming to be one of its distinctive features. To participate in the game, players must contribute in NFTs or ARTY, the original token of the Artyfact metaverse. The winner of the game will receive contributions from all participants. I mean you can make money by playing AAA quality games that are available.
In addition to games, Artyfact also has the ability to create a 3D NFT marketplace. This, you could say, is the next generation market where NFT 3D will be in space, with three -dimensional shapes. I can also briefly describe the typical features for influencers and brands such as cooperative games, event sponsorship, creating virtual merchandise, and more. Artyfact will also have virtual billboards and VR technology support.
U.Today: Can you say more about ARTY tokens?
Oleg Boytsov: yes already. As I’ve said before, ARTY is a genuine token of the Artyfact metaverse but also a government token in our ecosystem. A total of 100 million ARTY tokens have been issued. ARTY is used for all service payments in our ecosystem, for receiving in -game prizes and for voting in the DAO Artyfact. In addition, you can earn prizes for staking ARTY and earn various privileges. I want to add that we recently launched the first round of our ICO on us Launchpad, which is located on our website, and we have reached the soft cover of our project. I would also like to mention that participants in the current round will get the opportunity to purchase ARTY at the lowest price.
U.Today: Tell us about the major accomplishments of the project so far and which ones are most important to you?
Oleg Boytsov: In two months we have been able to reach over 100 thousand subscribers on our multilingual social network. We are also negotiating partnerships with Eternity, X8 Fund, Blockchain Invest, Ulfin Investment, BTT Group SA Investment, Merehead and this is just the beginning. But I consider making a complete MVP in this world a major achievement. Unlike most projects, which start development after ICO or IDO, we already have a workable product and our development has progressed.
U.Today: What are your main plans for the current year?
Oleg Boytsov: The main thing is to launch a beta version of our metaverse. We will also have many high-profile announcements, partnerships and contests, to be made public later. In addition, adding ARTY tokens to major exchanges is also on the list of major plans. We will also be holding a lot of competitions between NFT artists and performers. In general, we will try to do everything we can to create one of the most innovative and fun metaverse and also let the world know about us.
U.Today: I think metaverses are the top subject this year.
Oleg Boytsov: I agree.
U.Today: How do you see metaverses and NFTs continue to evolve and how do you think it will affect the entire cryptocurrency industry?
Oleg Boytsov: I’ll start by saying that every past year, all human beings go deeper into digital. I think that the development of metaverses is the next step in this immersion into the digital world. Even many think that in the future this technology will evolve until the virtual world is no longer indistinguishable from the real one, and metaverses can change our real world. But this is still at least a few decades old. In the future, I think that we will see the emergence of new generation metaverses, these metaverses not only have AAA graphics and very detailed VR support, but will provide additional opportunities for gamers, NFT artists, collectors, influencers, brands. , marketers and event creators. These metaverses will have full Web 3.0 support and NFT -based economy. I assume that these technologies, Web 3.0 and NFT, are an integral part of metaverses and will therefore evolve together. And as for the Artyfact metaverse, I think we’re moving forward with time and we’re really one of the projects I mentioned above.
U.Today: How much are you interested in NFTs? Do you have a favorite digital artwork, artist or project?
Oleg Boytsov: Yes in general I am very fond of art. In the past I used to draw a lot, I was also fascinated with fashion photography as a hobby and I still sometimes, when time allows, do fashion shoots. Like many people, I love the work of Beeple, Philip Colbert and Sam Pratt. In my collection there are works by artists like Shavonne Wong, Kideight, Chuvabak and others. I would also like to add that we plan to release our own NFT collection, which will allow NFT holders to have additional privileges regarding the use of the metaverse.
U.Today: Do you have a crypto portfolio? If so, what are the major cryptocurrencies?
Oleg Boytsov: Of course I have a portfolio. I prefer to keep about half of my funds in Bitcoin, Binance Coin and Ethereum. And the rest I split between projects that look promising and that I try to invest in at an early stage, which is in the ICO or IDO stage. From the most recent, I can mention the Colizeum. I have also invested in Sandbox, Blocktopia, My Neighbor Alice and more.
U.Today: And the last question: What do you expect the price of Bitcoin to be at the end of this year?
Oleg Boytsov: In general, I think, even based on technical analysis, if you look at Bitcoin’s monthly chart, the final price up to $ 33,000 is nothing but a correction. On the monthly chart, Bitcoin is still on a bullish trend and, in general, I think that Bitcoin is not going down below $ 30,000 in the future, so we can see a movement to ATH or higher.
U. Today: Hopefully! Thanks for the interview, Oleg.