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May 5th, 2022

Gaming is now one of the fastest growing verticals in crypto. Powered by a permissionless, global financial system, blockchains help both unlock new gaming primitives and activate latent demand for existing ones. Compared to the analog route, going crypto native lends itself to a better gaming experience for players and a better development experience for game studios.

The crypto economy shares economic mechanisms, digital assets, and user coordination models with in-game economies of traditional MMOs (massive multiplayer online games). A native integration between these two economies unlocks more equitable distribution models for players, aligns incentives for players and developers, and introduces the concept of true ownership of assets and progression. Similar to how innovations in mobile spawned a $95 billion dollar mobile gaming industry and democratized access to gamers worldwide, the infrastructure and composability standards that universal, permissionless blockchains bring will usher in the next generation of gaming.

The "layering" and integration of gaming economies into the broader cryptoeconomy. (Figure 1)
The "layering" and integration of gaming economies into the broader cryptoeconomy. (Figure 1)
0x1abD
January 19th, 2022

A brief recap of the past year for me.

  • Split my time between Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu
  • Interned at an early stage consumer startup
  • Interned at a crypto exchange, fell down the 🐇 🕳️
Sunny Los Angeles.
Sunny Los Angeles.

I learned a few things about myself over the past year as well. I’ve always been more interested in entrepreneurship and startups rather than working in a large corporation. For that reason, I focused most of my efforts in late 2020 recruiting for roles at startups.