What is Crypto Gaming? Why is it important? What about Gaming NFTs? This is what we explore in this episode with Amy Wu, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is Crypto Gaming 101.

The Web3 Gaming space is emerging from all sorts of angles, from normies to hardcore gamers to crypto natives—and each has a role to play as the ecosystem matures.

Here are the 5 questions to answer in this episode:

1. What is Crypto Gaming and why is it important? What about casual & mobile gaming?
2. How do you identify the next Axie Infinity?
3. Why are Guilds important? Are they a good investment?
4. How do you earn in Crypto Gaming?
5. Where does meaning, value, and identity come into play? What about fun?

With the Crypto Gaming Revolution well under way, Amy walks us through the fundamentals of the space and how to approach the future.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:00 Amy Wu
9:11 Crypto Gaming for Normies
14:13 Crypto Gaming for Gamers
22:15 A Cultural Divergence
26:28 Anti-NFT Gamers
35:57 Generating Value for Users
41:49 Owning Digital Things
45:17 Solving Pay-to-Win
51:48 Crypto Natives & Current Games
56:12 Speedrunning Games
1:00:00 Crypto Game Investing
1:06:54 Guilds, Assets, and Studios
1:09:19 Play AND Earn
1:11:48 The Role of Communities
1:15:04 Meaning, Value, and Fun
1:19:29 Making Games Sustainable
1:22:50 People, Timing, and the Market
1:28:25 What to Expect in 2022
1:30:40 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Amy on Twitter
https://twitter.com/amytongwu?s=20
Lightspeed Venture Partners
https://twitter.com/lightspeedvp?s=20
The Crypto Gaming Revolution
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-crypto-gaming-revolution
The Rise of Axie
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-rise-of-axie-infinity-jeff-jiho

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

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