😎 Worked with Ronaldinho and BigONE Exchange on a NFT collection
👍 Including working with Andre Figer, the son of Juan Figer, whom
Pele said was, “the first businessman in Brazil to respect the football player!”
⚽ See Andre in the panel below..with Matt House of SportQuake
and Daniel Liu CEO of Influxo, in a discussion I hosted on NFTs in football!
💵 My fav article for BigONE was a piece on ‘Why DeFi holds the key to metaverse success’ which appeared in Forkast.News.
📚 Contributed to Dr Mark Van Rijmenham’s book, ‘Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy’
📔 Edited a book on NFTs (that sold out its own promo NFT) for Anndy Lian after the LUNA crash.
🤩 At DappRadar I organised a top NFT influencer event for NFT.London (in a Westminster pub in the heart of Government), which attracted top crypto influencers including Travis Wright of Bad Crypto.
📺 Secured top coverage from cyber reporter Joe Tidy at the BBC in a story about the growth of the metaverse (see on iPlayer, YT and the BBC news website)
🤝Worked on crypto wallet partnership at DappRadar with browser Opera — four years after their first crypto browser launch at Rise in London (me, in the audience 😇)
🏖️🩴DappRadar’s Barcelona ‘workcation’ highlight for me?
The Axie Infinity event.
🏅Where I went to my first eSports contest!
🎩 And where I met and chatted with top crypto investor
and entrepreneur Yat Siu, Chairman of Animoca Brands.
📰🗞️ BREAKING NEWS: 2023
Yat Siu has just (17 Jan) facilitated a merger between Forkast.News and
CryptoSlam to form a new web3 info hub, Forkast Labs (Bloomberg report)
😇 However, the recent (4 Feb) FT article ‘Can the pioneer of blockchain gaming survive the crypto winter?’ takes a distinctly sceptical look at Yat Siu and his Animoca crypto empire. (But with such a sceptical story angle, there’s no mention of the smart merger work Siu facilitated between CryptoSlam and Forkast;)
And through all that crypto fun I somehow managed to sell a Grade II listed apartment that stunk of diesel, with help from crypto-friendly Boris Johnson! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stuartgh_86m-boost-for-leicesters-pilot-house-regeneration-activity-6951168009273040897-f2wo