Many of you who have been following us over the last six months will have seen the commitment we have made here at London Real to being at the forefront of educating the world on decentralised finance, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. And, to be honest, it’s been one of the most rewarding things I’ve done.
Back in 2013, I invited a certain Max Keiser down to the studio to get the lowdown on this new technology that everyone was talking about… Bitcoin… It was a fascinating and enlightening discussion, after which I had the opportunity to speak with Andreas Antonopoulos where it became clear then that this emerging technology was going to have a profound effect on the world.
Earlier this year, I started to really look at DeFi and crypto, and as a former derivatives trader on Wall Street, I was absolutely blown away by the amount of innovation that had taken place in just the last two years. In fact, I hadn’t seen anything like it in my career.
Since that moment, I have spoken to the leading voices from across the entire spectrum of the industry. Be it Bitcoin maximalists such as Michael Saylor and Roger Ver, platform creators and blockchain pioneers such as Stani Kulechov and Alex Mashinsky or NFT and gaming experts such as Witek Radomski and Tarun Chitra.
It has been a remarkable and accelerated journey, and my eyes have been opened to a whole new world of technology, business, financial instruments, opportunities and, perhaps most importantly, content. Which is where today’s guest comes in. Robby Yung is a technology entrepreneur, investor and CEO of Animoca Brands.
Many of you will know Animoca Brands not least because we spoke with their leader and founder Yat Siu last month. Animoca Brands is a global leader in the realm of digital entertainment, specialising in blockchain, gamification, and artificial intelligence technologies.
And Robby Yung has been at the forefront of their incredible growth this last 12 months. Robby began his career in technology, building wireless telecom networks in China and Indonesia. He has experience as an investor, publisher, marketing expert and was exactly the kind of visionary Animoca was looking for when he joined the team in 2012 and took the company public in 2015.
Only recently, Animoca Brands was valued at $2.2 billion and yet that comes at a time when as Robby himself explains, the industry is still in its infancy. Many experts believe 2022 will represent the Year of Blockchain Gaming and the true birth of the Metaverse, which is why I’m really looking forward to sitting down with Robby to discuss all that lies ahead in both the short and long term.
Robby firmly believes “we must create an open Metaverse” that is managed and run by the community and has the sole mission to deliver digital property rights to all the world’s gamers and internet users. As Robby points out “the train has left the station” and with that, you can expect to see growth, unlike anything we’ve seen previously whether it be in mobile gaming, or the internet itself.
That growth will depend on many things, not least a willingness from the global population to learn and embrace what is going on in the realm of technology which is why you must stay ahead of the curve.
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In the meantime, sit back and enjoy my interview with Robby. He is a very smart man and someone who understands the relevance and magnitude of what is happening when it comes to DeFi, the blockchain, NFTs and of course cryptocurrency.
As Robby himself points out,
“We’re all benefiting from the fact that what we’re doing is essentially the biggest open-source movement that we’ve ever seen in technology.”
A number of clips from this exclusive interview are now available to download, share and repost. Spread the word: grab these clips today!
00:00 | Trailer.
02:59 | Brian’s introduction.
04:41 | Explaining the metaverse to anyone new to the space.
09:40 | The Metaverse is not just gaming, VR and AR but also includes blockchain and information ownership.
15:33 | The freedom of Web 3.0 enabling ownership of our own information.
21:33 | How capital investment participation is being opened up to all rather than private equity.
24:53 | How the economics and guild system of the play-to-earn game Axie Infinity has been such a success.
41:38 | Explanation of NFTs, their importance to gaming and the possible next version of NFTs.
50:57 | What is ownership of NFTs telling us about humanity?
53:50 | Robby Yung’s thoughts on the pros and cons of the rebranding of Facebook to Meta.
1:00:52 | The dire threat of Meta, and potentially Tencent, to the world.
1:03:41 | Will Amazon, Google and Apple become involved?
1:05:43 | Robby Yung explains what the Animoca Brands business does.
1:08:37 | How Animoca Brands became involved in the potential of cross chain usage.
1:11:09 | Robby Yung’s view on the problematic gas fees.
1:15:39 | Is Snoop Dogg right when he says we all have one job to do every day, to wake up and do you?
1:18:34 | What The Sandbox is and Snoop Dogg’s involvement in it.
1:21:06 | Robby Yung’s views on China’s future involvement in the blockchain.
1:22:31 | Robby Yung’s final thoughts and how to learn more about him or Animoca Brands.
1:23:38 | His excitement for 2022.
1:23:53 | Brian’s summing up.
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