ep. 21


Web3 Gaming: A False Hope or Crypto's Path to Mass Adoption? | Ryan Wyatt

Ryan Wyatt is the former Head of YouTube Gaming and President at Polygon Labs. He is a master at business development, strategy and product. In this episode, Ryan explains why crypto gaming is here to stay. We discuss Ryan's time at YouTube and path to Web3, the value of Web2 business development, what crypto unlocks for gaming, the consolidation of crypto's infrastructure layers and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:49) How Ryan Became the Head of Gaming at YouTube

(11:44) The Jump to Web3 and Polygon Labs

(20:12) Web2 vs Crypto-Native Talent

(23:08) Business Development Matters

(30:28) Why Gamer’s Hate NFTs

(35:26) What Crypto Unlocks for Gaming

(44:11) How Generative AI Will Impact Gaming

(47:22) What Games are Best Positioned to Integrate Crypto

(52:56) The Shift From Infrastructure to Apps

(57:02) Is Gaming Crypto’s Savior?

(59:46) What Ryan Wants to Work on Next

(1:02:15) Rapid Fire

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