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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 30, 2021

Leah Callon-Butler, director of Emfarsis, discusses her documentary, “Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines,” and the real-world impact that crypto is having in the Philippines. Show highlights:

  • how the Axie Infinity movement started in the Philippines
  • how much money players can earn through Axie Infinity compared to normal wages in the Philippines
  • how Filipino crypto exchanges are catering to Axie Infinity players to make it easier to cash out their earnings
  • what percentage of Axie Infinity players live in the Philippines
  • why the game is so popular in rural areas
  • what about Axie Infinity is bringing in non-crypto native players
  • why Axie Infinity now has high barriers to entry
  • how players have created their own system for helping bring new users into Axie Infinity
  • how Axie Infinity scholarships work
  • what Leah thinks about Yield Guild Games’s relationship with Axie Infinity

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Episode Links

Leah Callon-Butler: 


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Leah’s NFT/Axie Infinity writings: