Originally spawning from an iGaming career that started at the age of 17 during the early days of the online poker boom, Pierre Co-founded the event management company Ambassadör Events in 2013. The company specialises in B2B & B2C event concepts targeting the gaming sector with more than 600 successful projects behind them for most of the major organisations within the industry. In 2016, Pierre Co-Founded the primary award show of the gaming industry, iGaming IDOL followed by the content driven conference, iGaming NEXT in 2018.
???? Topic: The Metaverse Rabbit Hole
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This podcast is also sponsored by Hub88.
In this podcast we cover:
???? 00:00 – Introduction
???? 00:33 – Welcome Marcus Bläsche
???? 00:55 – The backstory of how Pierre owns land in The Sandbox
???? 02:10 – About Marcus Bläsche
???? 02:54 – What is NFT and how does it work?
???? 03:56 – Marcus’s journey in NFT
???? 05:25 – The background of The Sandbox
???? 07:15 – The Sandbox ecosystem
???? 08:57 – A game with Blockchain-based economy
???? 09:38 – Monetizing assets in the game
???? 11:49 – Play to earn: career opportunities in the metaverse
???? 13:27 – Traditional real-estate companies are exploring the virtual space
???? 14:28 – Notable partners and celebrities who have joined The Sandbox
???? 16:55 – The currency $SAND, land quantity and values
???? 18:43 – The Sandbox is unrestricted in onboarding partners
???? 20:05 – The finite number of lands attribute value to the property
???? 20:56 – Lands can be bought on the secondary market
???? 21:56 – The number of metaverse lands sold in USD so far
???? 23:02 – The Sandbox Marketplace
???? 24:30 – A summary of the discussion so far
???? 26:26 – Some barriers Pierre had to face when buying his virtual land
???? 27:27 – How does The Sandbox plan to make itself more accessible?
???? 32:06 – Ethereum gas fee is too expensive
???? 33:35 – Ethereum 2 will lower the gas fees and carbon footprints
???? 34:26 – The Sandbox is determined to reduce carbon footprints
???? 38:38 – Marcus’s approach towards marketing strategy
???? 42:46 – The hype has slowed down, but NFT is here to stay
???? 44:23 – Gartner Hype Cycle, decreased value of CryptoPunks
???? 45:35 – Are we seeing a crash in the NFT space right now?
???? 46:30 – The Bored Ape Yacht: The beginning of the second wave of NFT collections
???? 47:33 – Marcus says that he is not worried about the future of NFT
???? 48:48 – Pierre’s perspective on the purpose of CryptoPunks
???? 51:58 – Marcus agrees that NFT is a symbol of achievement
???? 52:43 – NFT will provide a virtual identity in the future
???? 55:44 – Atari to open a real-money casino in Decentraland
???? 58:26 – The Sandbox’s regulatory processes for casinos
???? 1:00:26 – Possibility of A-list games implementing Blockchain, and joining the competition
???? 1:05:00 – Release time of Alpha and 1.0 version
???? 1:06:45 – Is The Sandbox open to partnership with iGaming companies?
???? 1:07:51 – Where does The Sandbox see itself in 5 years?
???? 1:11:07 – Marcus encourages to learn about NFT and Blockchain
???? 1:11:50 – Closing off