Binance Smart Chain AMA Featuring Our Very Own CEO of Bondly — Brandon Smith!
On Friday, June 4 at 8 a.m. EDT, we had an AMA with Binance Smart Chain to discuss NFTs and our highly anticipated partnership with Binance’s soon to launch NFT Marketplace!
Question: If you are ready let’s start the AMA, can you please introduce yourself?
My name is Brandon and I’m the CEO of Bondly. I have spent most of my career working with the largest banks and companies via PwC , GE, and others and my conclusion was that we are all moving to a more digital goods economy.
Question: Can you please introduce your project and the problems you want to solve / Solutions you are proposing ?
Answer: Yes! So we’re Bondly and we are one of the few end-to-end NFT platforms in the market. We execute every step of the process to bring authenticated digital first goods in sports, music, gaming/Esports, and collectibles with a suite of products and services designed to support the entire blockchain ecosystem.
Question: A 360 NFT platform right? How would you summarise Bondly in a sentence?
Answer: Bondly is the next generation of collectibles infrastructure and fan engagement, we are the Web3 platform to enable creators to have brand new experiences directly with fans using natively digital asset interaction.
Question: Very Clear!
What have been your biggest milestones to date?
Answer: We’ve had so many great partnerships it’s difficult to choose a favorite, but our recent launch with Lewis Capaldi for his Big Fat Sexy Digital Collectible Cards was a massive moment not just for Bondly but for the wider music industry. We had a lot of coverage and of course the sale itself was a huge success.
With that said, in terms of milestones as a business, our recently-announced partnership with Spring is a game-changer. We’ll be powering the creation of NFTs for Spring’s creator community — over 450,000 of them! They will use Bondly technology on the Spring platform to create, mint and market their own NFTs, and Bondly will provide expertise in developing new digital experiences for them.
Question: What makes Bondly different?
Answer: As well as providing industry-leading full stack technology infrastructure for the trading and minting of NFTs we often point to the experiences we create through NFT technology. While other companies have focused on NFTs as a media format to sell, we see it as a gateway to incredible and immersive fan experience. Our creators are here for the long-haul, and are committed to releasing new utilities for their NFTs over time, ensuring that any NFTs sold in partnership with Bondly really do have value to fans beyond the short-term.
Question: Extremely exciting news, tell us about your recent partnership with Binance for their upcoming NFT Marketplace?
Answer: Partnering with Binance and its global community will bring Bondly one step closer to achieving our goal to introduce the next 1,000,000 NFT owners to the DeFi ecosystem.
Through our collaborative efforts we’re proud to say that from late June people will be able to buy NFT’s of the two-time BRIT Award Winner, Lewis Capaldi, who will offer on the new marketplace the highly anticipated sequel to his massively successful initial card offering, ‘Big Fat Sexy Collectable Card Experience. We will be unveiling additional top tier creator partners in our sports, music, collectibles, and gaming catalog as time goes on.
Question: Can you give us any clues on which creator is next to be announced?
Answer: We can’t reveal much, but what I can say is we’re working with a world-renowned combat sports athlete and a platinum-selling music artist, both of which may find their way onto the Binance NFT marketplace… More details to come!
Question: What’s coming up for Bondly that our followers should know about?
Answer: Our NFT marketplace product, codenamed BondProtect, is the next major release from Bondly — and it’s going to be huge! It will allow people to buy, sell and trade NFTs in a decentralised ecosystem, but with an additional layer of protection through our unique suite of products that give both buyers and sellers reassurance. More details to be announced this month!
Question: Amazing news, Ok last question then i will open the chat to let our community ask you questions, Where do you think the future lies for NFTs, and how will Bondly be at the forefront of that?
Answer: Honestly, I’m so excited about it, because we’re just scratching the surface with how this process works. I think that what’s going to happen is we’re shifting the concept of an NFT being just an item, and we’re shifting it to being an identity. And what that means is people want to say “I bought this stuff, and I want to show off my stuff”. We’re creating a tool called Showcase that will allow you to do just that, show everyone who you are through the NFTs you own! That’s the other thing about a collector, once you create these kinds of tools, I think it’s going to be immensely disruptive to social media. The next leg is really about enhancing brands to move away from platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo and Patreon. They start to make these fan connections in a very private public setting with their fans — literally their fans’ wallets. They might never know their name and their actual identity, but they know their wallet identity. So for us, the entertainment drops are really interesting.
Questions From The Community:
Question: What is special about BondProtect products? Can you guys turn BondProtect into a really big explosion in the NFT field in the near future when Binance NFT is about to be launched?
Answer: Thanks, this is a great one! So this will be one of the first platforms that takes world class IP and combines it with DeFi concepts to make really cool and really sticky NFT metagames. Aside from all of the security and financial features we think this will set us apart from other marketplaces
Question: Do you have any plans to attract non-crypto investors to BONDLY ? Because it is the success of a project to get more investors who are still not in the crypto world specially as a new project entering crypto. What are the plans to increase awareness about BONDLY around in non-crypto space? And which region is in your mind?
Answer: Yes! So we see the amazing deals with top tier artists and brands to be a way to integrate bondly. Using Bondly as a native currency for purchasing items and a portion of our revenue going to a buy back program for Bondly to be distributed using a gov vote
Question: How do you choose celebrities for Bondly? Do you sign contracts with them?
Answer: We are always improving our selection process to find brands who are fully committed to long term partnerships and are willing to make this part of their schedule
Thank you very much Brandon, I hope you enjoyed this AMA
Brandon: I definitely did thanks!
Bondly is an interoperable, transparent and portable swap protocol designed to revolutionize traditional escrow methods and make everyone into their own digital marketplace. Our family of trust-enabling products is designed to be a part of everyday buying and selling giving peace of mind for swap or online purchases. Our product BondProtect is a Defi enabled eCommerce gateway specializing in integrating into your favorite online marketplaces very simply and easily with no integration fees, just staking tokens.Follow the latest updates on Bondly Finance here: