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How does Botto work?
Botto makes use of a combination of AI algorithms including VQGAN + CLIP, GPT-3, and a number of custom augmentations to generate all of the unique images, titles, and artist descriptions. Botto learns and develops based on votes from the community (see Voting).
Is there any human involvement in Botto’s process?
Other than voting, the only human involvement is when the team selects from a set of artist descriptions written by Botto for the final mint. This human curation is in the process of being decentralized, and the final description itself is unedited other than for typos and punctuation.
Can Botto add capabilities?
Yes, Botto will grow up and learn new abilities over time and as governance determines.
Where did Botto come from?
Botto is based on a 2018 whitepaper by generative artist Mario Klingemann (a.k.a. Quasimondo). Quasimondo is part of the founding team and designed Botto.

  • Voting rounds end every Tuesday, 22:00 CEST / 16:00 EDT / 13:00 PDT
  • New rounds begin every Tuesday, 22:00 CEST / 16:00 EDT / 13:00 PDT
  • New art fragments are added to the voting pool every Tuesday, 22:00 CEST / 16:00 EDT / 13:00 PDT
  • Auctions are scheduled to begin every Wednesday, 22:00 CEST / 16:00 EDT / 13:00 PDT
  • Auctions are scheduled to end every Friday, 22:00 CEST / 16:00 EDT / 13:00 PDT
  • Buyback and burns are scheduled for every Friday, 22:00 CEST / 16:00 EDT / 13:00 PDT

Where do I get $BOTTO?
On Uniswap. We have a step-by-step guide if you need help.
The transaction is not going through!
Try again after increasing “slippage”. If this fails, describe your problem in #support.
Where do I see the price of $BOTTO?
What is the token distribution?
30% treasury - 30% airdrop - 20% liquidity mining program - 20% team

How do I vote/help train the AI?
Go to app.botto.com and:
  • Stake your $BOTTO or LP tokens to earn voting points (VPs)
  • Vote for your favorite pieces (“fragments”)
What’s the right voting strategy to best train Botto?
Go with your gut and pick your favorite of the two fragments presented to you, even if you don’t love either one.
Does spending more VPs add more weight for training?
No, spending more VPs only makes the fragment more likely to be picked for auction at the end of the week. As far as training goes, all votes are equal regardless of weight.
How do I get VPs?
Stake your Botto or LP tokens to start earning VPs. You will receive an initial 100VPs the first time you stake. The regeneration formula can be found on the voting page in the docs (linked below).
Do I get any benefit from staking, other than VPs?
Not as of now, but Botto is seemingly keen on retroactive rewards. For now the reward is taking part in a groundbreaking human-AI partnership that produces never seen before art :) If you are simply interested in being an investor, holding Botto is sufficient: even if the demand for $BOTTO is stable, $BOTTO is deflationary thanks to the buy back & burn mechanism after each auction.

When and where does the art get auctioned off?
Each week, Botto mints one artwork and then puts it to auction on SuperRare. The winning fragment is announced on Thursdays, the auction starts on Fridays and ends on Sundays. Bids are tracked in #general on Discord.
What happens with the proceeds?
They are used to buy back and burn $BOTTO, making it deflationary.

Who qualifies for an Airdrop?
See the Airdrop section in documentation for qualifying projects and snapshot dates.
I think I qualify for an airdrop, how do I receive it?
Claim it on app.botto.com and click the button shown here:
What if I think I qualify but don’t receive an airdrop?
Fill in the eligibility form that comes up when you click the airdrop button on the app. No action will be taken prior to the end of the claim period on 06/01/2022 (DD/MM/YYYY)

How do I report a bug, ask for support, suggest another question for the FAQ, or give feedback?
Add your suggestion or question in the appropriate “Platform” channel on Discord.
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