Thursday, January 27, 2022

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An Open or Closed Metaverse? - And the Opportunity for Start ups vs Incumbents
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE
Hiro Capital, General Partner
Marc Petit
Marc Petit
Epic Games, General Manager, Unreal Engine
Luke Alvarez
Luke Alvarez
Hiro Capital, Managing General Partner
Kuleen Nimkar
Kuleen Nimkar
Solana Labs

How will the metaverse emerge? Will it be open or closed, and how will that be determined? It's clear that all parties will need to focus on interoperability to give the metaverse more utility and meaning. How do you improve the fidelity of the experience of being in the metaverse? This panel will address the challenges in getting the metaverse’s leading companies to cooperate on their common interests in building a metaverse where both startups and incumbents can thrive.

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How Blockchain Gaming Will Go Mainstream
Jerome Collin
Jerome Collin
SuperTeam Games, CEO
Kuleen Nimkar
Kuleen Nimkar
Solana Labs
Chris Akhavan
Chris Akhavan
Forte, Chief Business Officer

Investment into blockchain games has been immense. But to critics, questions remain as to whether this new frontier of gaming can truly become an industry stalwart. In this session, leaders from blockchain, investment, and gaming will discuss why so much money is flowing into blockchain games. You'll learn what it takes to build titles that are immersive, fun, and capable of supporting sustainable economies that provide real value in-game and out. How companies should approach NFTs, interoperability, and the greater blockchain ecosystem. And, of course, what paths blockchain games could take to enter the mainstream.