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The Future of NFTs Beyond Collectibles, w/ Robby Yung, Co-founder and CEO of Animoca Brands

Episode Summary

The World Wide Web was the first big tech revolution. Mobile was the second and we think blockchain is now the third. This is a period where we're going to have a solid 10-year run of tremendous growth and adoption of this new technology. It's going to bring enormous changes to all sectors that the technology touches upon: entertainment, financial services, e-government, and more.

Episode Notes

Robby Yung is the CEO of Animoca Brands, the developer of a broad portfolio of blockchain games, traditional games, and other products, many of which are based on popular global brands including Formula 1®, Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Doraemon. Animoca Brands is also a prolific investor with more than 50 investments in NFT-related blockchain companies, including Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds. Yung previously was the co-founder of Redgate Media, acquired by Inno-Tech Holdings Limited. 

Yung recently sat down with Oscar Ramos to talk about all things NFT, digital entertainment, and what excites him about the future of blockchain.

Show Notes

02:35 How Animoca made its foray into blockchain games with Dapper Labs and CryptoKitties
04:25 How blockchain revolutionizes gaming with digital ownership
09:02 Incentives for people to spend more money on blockchain games
11:24 A fully decentralized game is a lot like a democracy
12:50 Behind the rise of NFTs: companies at the intersection of gaming and DeFi such as Sky Mavis
15:52 Could blockchain the third tech revolution?
19:11 Robby Yung's investment philosophy
22:15 How virtual experiences will change the traditional business model
24:21 What we need to speed up blockchain adoption
27:27 Why regulations will increase clarity and transparency
32:16 The attraction of collectibles and art
36:05 The metaverse 10 years from now

Many thanks to our guests Robby Yung; host Oscar Ramos; producers Sagar Chaudhary and Lace Nguyen; editor David; organizer Chinaccelerator; and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website

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