Blockchain Gaming CEO: Cryptographic Tokens Will Usher Gaming â€˜Renaissanceâ€™
Speaking to Cointelegraph, entrepreneur and blockchain gaming executive Yat Siu described NFTs as driving a property rights revolution that will redefine the gaming industry.
Prominent online entrepreneur and the founder of blockchain-focused gaming firm Anomica Brands, Yat Siu, has likened the impact of cryptographic non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to the advancement of property rights in early-modern Europe.
Speaking to Cointelegraph, Yat Siu compared the established gaming industry to feudal kingdoms â€” where â€œall the benefits flow to the lords and kings [who] get everything, and the peasants and serfs […] rent the land essentially.â€�
â€œWhen the black plague happened, all these people died off in Europe […] and the birth of the Renaissance really only became possible because these noblemen started dying off, […] and you didnâ€™t have enough people to do the work, and suddenly you had to rebalance the economics [and] give different incentives,â€� he continued.
Gaming industry faces creative destruction
Despite the severe disruption to the social order, Yat Siu asserts that the post-plague era saw â€œmassive growthâ€� as the former-serf class became vested in the progress of society, resulting in a greater output overall.
â€œNow, we’re spending so much time in these virtual worlds, in many cases, more than we do in the real world, especially because of COVID-19, that, actually, it’s about time that there is a little bit of a revolution that happens in games, just like we had with the French Revolution during The Renaissance,â€� he added.
â€œBut that shaking-up can then […] open up this completely new dimension of essentially property rights for a virtual asset class that wasn’t possible before.â€�
NFTs allow new virtual asset classes
â€œIt was property rights, in the real world, that actually created this economic, capitalist, democratic boom â€” and that’s missing in the virtual world,â€� the entrepreneur said.Â
â€œWe’ve seen that obviously a little bit with Bitcoin in terms of currencies, we haven’t yet seen this virtual asset ownership, and that’s why we’re so excited about NFTs and blockchain gaming.â€�
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