Cryptocurrency and EsportsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Future of Finance Meets the Future of Sports and Entertainment
There is a natural intersection between cryptocurrency and esports, both new industries experiencing rapid growth and finding popularity amongst digital natives. The tech-savvy Gen Z and millennials have created an accessible, global community in online gaming, and within that community there is excitement around the burgeoning cryptocurrency market and its uses as well.
Though initially seen as niche interests, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are on the brink of unlocking mainstream adoption with real-world utility and a compelling user experience through the esports and gaming industries. Recently, there has been a flurry of activity between esports organizations and crypto companies, as blockchain and esports entrepreneurs seek to capitalize on the opportunity to converge the markets. These extremely lucrative partnerships have included crypto exchange FTX’s $210 million acquisition of naming rights to esports giant TSM; Crypto.com’s partnerships with Twitch Rivals APAC division, Fnatic, UFC, and Formula 1; and Coinbase’s deals with Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses.
This panel of thought leaders will explore how esports and crypto are intertwining to create the future of finance and entertainment. They will discuss strategic partnerships advancing to new industry-leading initiatives and why esports is at the forefront of the massive growth in the digital currency ecosystem.
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As a former business analyst at ConsenSys, Chris Gonsalves shaped the company’s blockchain gaming investment strategies, fueling his desire to support the growing gaming community through the Play2Earn movement. Now, as the CEO of Community Gaming, Chris aims to revolutionize the esports industry by creating the easiest to use tournament platform, facilitating instant and automated player payout that leverage blockchain payment tech. Chris has hosted over 250 esports events and helped grow Community Gaming into the largest esports events company in New York City.
Walter Wang, Jr. began his career in esports creating and developing from the ground up the esports/gaming division at HTC. There he built a small and agile team that was able to quickly make an impact across the esports industry. Wang brought this valuable expertise in the gaming and esports ecosystem to TSM, first as an investor and consultant, and now Head of Operations.
Miles Yim, a former esports journalist for ESPN and The Washington Post, joined The Story Mob seeking to apply his years of insider expertise to broader industry initiatives. Beyond esports, his background includes eclectic stints in independent film finance, public radio production, traditional sports writing and equity options trading. Yim brings a keen editorial eye to every project, always emphasizing the importance of character and story in any successful campaign. In his more esoteric moments, Yim can be found rhapsodizing about gaming as a force for societal good and its potential to spearhead digital entertainment for decades to come.
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