In today’s episode, we’re talking to Jiho, Co-Founder of Axie Infinity, an NFT-based video game.
Jiho talks about his early experiences with NFT projects like CryptoKitties and how this converged with his love for gaming. We discuss how collectors might be more drawn to NFTs and Web3, and Jiho explains how Axie was developed.
We delve into the game Infinity and how it works. We talk about the importance of user experience and onboarding people with no experience with blockchain games. Jiho describes the fast early growth of Infinity and tells us how he expects the trend to develop in the future.
We go on to talk about some of the problems with the current Web3 gaming infrastructure, and the significance of ownership when it comes to Web3 in-game assets. We also discuss the idea of identity in the games. Jiho shares interesting ways in which reputation and identity have evolved within Axie Infinity.
Finally, we chat about the importance of regulation in Web3 games and address the qualities of a good Web3 leader. Jiho also answers some questions from the community.
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1:13 How did Jiho get into crypto?
3:59 Is being a “collector” a prerequisite character trait for people getting into NFTs?
6:01 Jiho’s Axie journey
10:37 The 60-second breakdown of Axie
13:11 How’s the UX of Axie for someone who has no crypto experience?
17:10 What was the inflection point for Axie’s success?
19:44 What are the problems with the current gaming infrastructure?
23:40 Why is ownership of a game asset so significant and different from web2 gaming?
27:21 Is there anything interesting happening around reputation and identity within the Axie ecosystem?
28:29 Can recognition within Axie come in the form of badges?
30:04 How is UX better in web2 games that need to be improved on web3?
32:01 Why is it important to align incentives with open source technology?
34:40 What would be the next best incentive in the short term for the Axie community?
36:47 What does being a leader in a web3 community mean to Jiho?
41:15 Are there groups within the Axie community that are really identifiable?
43:11 What is Jiho’s take on the Otherside?
44:03 If Jiho had to start all over again, what would he do differently?
45:29 Who’s an influential web3 creator, entrepreneur, or collector that has inspired Jiho?
46:25 What is Jiho’s favorite NFT?
46:57 In 5 years, what’s the craziest thing we’ll be doing on the metaverse?
47:36 Where can you find Jiho?
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