Ethlas x DFKChain

Ethlas Metaverse is a leading game portal with a unique mission of providing Endless Entertainment - producing a variety of entertaining and fast-paced dynamic games to a base of 700k+ players across mobile and online platforms in over eight countries. Our stacked founding team is situated in Singapore and has been working with talents across all pillars.

Founded in 2021, Ethlas is an All-In-One casual game platform that aims to be truly interoperable to bring about the age of mass-market gameplays. By turning gaming from a hobby into a passion, Ethlas believes that we are in a position to be bringing in a new wave of players into the gaming industry.

We are proposing 2 phases of integration with 2 of our marquee products:

Phase I: Battle Showdown Integration (already live)
Battle Showdown is a 2D side scroller battle royale game that has integrated more than 30 NFT projects from the Polygon and Ethereum community. We are in the process of building different game modes and in the spirit of true Web3 asset interoperability, we would like to integrate DFK heroes into the game to feature alongside NFT assets in other chains.

Phase II: PokPok Integration (pending launch)
PokPok is the industry’s first gamified options protocol that aims to bring options trading to the masses. With PokPok, every action involved in the lifecycle of an option is represented by an in-game action related to caring for your chicken NFTs. These actions are minting (entering a position), feeding (servicing the position), harvesting (taking profit), and farming (profit-sharing).

Team Information
0xWui: Previously Head of Technology (Integrity, Mobility Engineering and Grab Patent Office) at Grab, Wui was one of Ethlas’ early believers and backers before the founding team developed and rolled out the Ethlas Metaverse in November 2021. Wui, who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering from the National University Singapore, has spent more than a decade with the likes of Credit Suisse, Google and Grab. Wui’s time in Grab saw him building and managing large tech and ops teams across a wide spectrum of domains, from Mobility Engineering to Trust & Safety, Growth, AI and Financial Risk. A passionate gamer since young (Wui actually considered quitting college to pursue a career in Dota 2 at one point), Wui is excited by the marriage of decentralised technologies with games and marketplaces, and believes that Ethlas can be the bridge to onboard the next billion users into the cryptoverse.

Elston_ethlas: A founding member of Grab’s Growth team, Elston is Ethlas’ “growth hacker” building on his expertise and experience in driving product growth with Grab, Airbnb and Chinese e-commerce platform, Jumei. At Grab, Elston led the expansion of the Grab Daily news feed into major markets such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, which was pivotal in shaping Grab’s ‘everyday app’ strategy. The Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University graduate with a Bachelor of Business, Data Analytics, was instrumental in helping Ethlas garner more than 2.5 million gameplays and over 80,000 unique wallet holders within 10 weeks of its launch. He will be driving Ethlas’ growth strategy and product roadmap as it works towards achieving its vision of one billion users.

medv_ethlas: Based in Redmond, United States, Ari has more than 20 years of experience in software engineering and security architecture: he has built products and platforms with some of the world’s leading tech companies such as Microsoft, Grab and more recently Google. In his time with Google – over two stints that saw an interlude with Grab – Ari’s contribution included leading a team responsible for onboarding and integration of Cloud IAM service with Google Cloud Platform. As Grab’s Head of Engineering, IAM from 2017 to 2020, he founded and grew a team of 20 IAM engineers in Grab’s Redmond office. His team built GrabID - Grab’s proprietary authentication and login system - that now supports hundreds of millions of Grab accounts across Southeast Asia and enabled third-party integrations on interfaces of GrabPay and merchant partners. In his eight years with Microsoft, some of his achievements included co-designing an anti-piracy solution for Microsoft Xbox for PC and console gaming, as well as co-architecting the security design for the now defunct Microsoft Kin One phone. The United States citizen has a PH.D. in Computer Science from University of Southern California. His publications and thesis (1997) on “NetCash: a framework for electronic currency” were cited by over 160 academic papers; NetCash was one of the early experimental systems in the 90s that foreshadowed today’s cryptocurrency wave. Ari’s technical skills and knowledge in crypto will be vital in achieving Ethlas’ moonshot vision of becoming the world’s foremost game-fi platform.

0xParz1val.eth: Henry leads engineering and game development at Ethlas. The avid gamer developed and launched the Ethlas metaverse single-handedly within two months. A believer of the zero to one ethos, espoused by Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, Henry started building tech products from the age of 17. He has been ideating and prototyping minimum viable products, as he derives a sense of fulfilment when users like what he created. While in his second year in university, he launched a dating app, UniChat, for university students, which eventually chalked up more than 10,000 users across Southeast Asia. He hopes to empower and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. The University of Malaya graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering had worked in Grab and Micron Technology, whilst also launching four startups of his own.

Requests from DFK Team
Design assets: For Phase I (Battle Showdown integration), we require design assets from DFK team for the look and feel of the Hero NFTs that would be integrated into Battle Showdown. For Phase II (PokPok integration), we are open to launching on DFKChain/Klaytn/future chains where DFK may launch, with substantial visibility on the main map.
Co-marketing efforts: Twitter spaces, Discord AMAs, co-launch announcements with DFK team would be required to raise awareness of the partnership and integration

Connection to DFK Game and DFK Blockchain
Phase I: Integration of Battle Showdown into DFK. Integration can be via the Jester or a customized NPC.
Phase II: Integration of PokPok into DFK in a special land filled with chickens. Chickens can do battle based on DFK’s duel system (subject to future exploration)

Timeline with Milestones
Q4 2022: Battle Showdown Integration
Q1 2023: PokPok Integration

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So glad to see you here Ethlas! I am really excited about the ways we are working to build together. Thank you for submitting here to give our community a taste of what we are working on and exploring together.