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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Jul 9, 2021

Aleksander Larsen, co-founder and COO of Axie Infinity, discusses Axie Infinity’s recent growth, which has seen the platform do 20X the volume of NBA Top Shot in recent days. Show highlights:

  • what is Axie Infinity?
  • why there has been such an uptick in network activity and profitability
  • how the Axie Infinity team came together 
  • how Axie Infinity uses blockchain technology within its game
  • how Axie Infinity leverages the ‘play to earn’ mania sweeping across Web3 applications
  • what problems may arise as Axie Infinity starts to decentralize 
  • how Axie Infinity is attempting to lower the expensive barrier to entry that comes with blockchain-based games
  • why the Philippines is going crazy for Axie Infinity
  • why building out a sidechain has been such a positive development for the company
  • the two ways Axie Ininity makes money
  • what’s next for Axie Infinity


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