BOOTSTRAPPING A LAUNCHPAD — HOW WE’RE BUILDING (& LAUNCHING) ATLO

Fuzion
3 min readDec 18, 2021

OUR APPROACH

We’re building this launchpad from the ground up. Everything we are creating has to be reusable, and built in a way that project launchers can pick and choose what best suits their needs based on the nature and objectives of their projects. For Atlo, the perfect test case is $ATLO itself.

We kept things simple, taking a launch approach which brings the community along with us. We’re building the project out in stages; as each feature set is ready we’ll get community members on board to both use the product and get started on what they need to complete the launch itself.

FROM TELEGRAM GROUP TO TGE

We have 3 rounds between now and TGE: Seed, Early Bird and Public.

Step 1. Grow the Telegram group big enough to meet our goal of 2500 Early Bird participants. This is done.

Step 2. Build out Atlo.app to include the core functionality required for our customers to get a taste for the product and connect their wallets. This is in testing.

Step 3. Allow early birds to validate their status and claim their spot on the whitelist for Atlo’s second round sale. This will happen in the next 7 days.

Step 4. Introduce KYC functionality for Early Birds. This will follow shortly after Step 3.

Step 5. Introduce the Public Sale Process, and onboard them in a similar manner to Step 2 through 4.

Step 6. Token Launch. We’ll share sneak previews of the dashboard used to pre-fund your wallet for the TGE for Early Bird and Public Sales.

Step 7. Token Generation Event. We’ll allocate $ATLO to Early Birds and Public Sale members. Your dashboard will show your claimable $ATLO, vesting periods and options to claim and swap your tokens. You’ll be able to stake your tokens to contribute toward your participation value on Atlo.

Step 8. Post TGE, the $ATLO launch will go up for evaluation in our Governance to allow investors to vote on its success. You’ll also be able to vote on the next project. We are in discussions with possible launchers.

REVIEWING THE WHITEPAPER

Our whitepaper is ready for public review and will be released for feedback shortly. We’re going to hold feedback and discussion sessions to get input from the community, most likely on Discord. It details a lot of the launchpad mechanics, amongst other things like governance and the launch proposal process.

The steps listed make perfect delivery modules for our product, meaning we’ll deliver Step 1, roll it out to the site, test, get feedback, then start on Step 2, and repeat until we get to the token generation event. This iterative process builds in user feedback and quality every step of the way. It also means you don’t have to sit on your hands for too long!

WHY LIKE THIS?

Good software is built in small enough chunks so each can be delivered and tested to a level of quality we require for our launchers and investors. It allows us to have very logical interaction points with our early adopters to get feedback and test the feature sets we are adding.

Every module we build, every contract that’s deployed will be reusable for new launchers, offering them a growing variety of tools and services to use. Each challenge overcome and refinement added improves the services offered to our community to manage and invest their tokens. Each new launch will bring new experience and ideas to assist teams. We’ll take feedback on our roadmap from the community and build new product types that investors request.

Launchpads are a perfect opportunity to onboard crypto users unfamiliar with Terra, and one of our goals is to become the default entry point into the Terra ecosystem. It’s a task we will eat away at, one chunky mouthful at a time.

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Fuzion

A team building on Kujira. Our first product is Plasma, the OTC platform for everyone. Our second is Pilot, a launchpad in collaboration with the Kujira team.