[Talk] Blockchain gaming: Big Hits and BS
The top firms in blockchain gaming are collectively valued at well over $12 billion dollars. That’s a lot of money for a handful of companies that have yet to release any blockbuster titles. Web3 is pregnant with promise, but crypto-currency, decentralized finance, and non-fungible tokens remain abstractions and have yet to attract mainstream audiences.
In this talk we’ll review the current state of play in blockchain gaming. We’ll talk about current successes and failures, the drivers of change, how legacy game makers look at this phenomenon, and a possible outlook on what’s to come.
Joost van Dreunen
Lecturer @ New York University Stern School of Business
Considered “the top academic” in the video games industry, Joost teaches at the NYU Stern School of Business and is author of One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of SuperData Research, a games market research firm, which was acquired by Nielsen in 2018. Joost works as an advisory board member for a portfolio of both publicly traded firms and startups in gaming. He publishes a weekly newsletter on gaming, tech, and entertainment called SuperJoost Playlist.