The event was made possible by the support of Playbetr a cryptocurrency-focused casino & sportsbook with social gaming and the official Latin America Paris Saint-Germain Official Betting Partner.
The event saw new innovations in the gaming industry put under the spotlight by a number of speakers including Michael ‘MJ the Fellow Actuary’ Jordan – a member of Polygon – who shared his metaverse philosophy with the audience.
Also speaking at the event was Alex Hilton, who gave an attendee-favourite talk around the play and earn gaming ecosystem titled Nifty League: Pioneering the Future of Digital Gaming.
Grey Jabesi of Mamba Gaming also addressed the audience in a discussion centred around the latest developments in the African gaming scene and the potential for growth.
Clint O’Shea of the African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) took to the stage and shared some incredible insights about the future of eSports.
In his talk, he touched on some of the issues of interest to the audience as far as whether esports can compete with traditional sports and what the role of technology is in the eSports gaming industry.
Shafee Abrahams of Limited Run Shop – a space and platform for sneaker enthusiasts and collectors of rare or exclusive sneakers gave a compelling presentation of how the team is planning to introduce non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to complement their existing business model.
According to Shafee, their hope is to enhance their current offering, making it more attractive to their consigners, but also more appealing and value-adding to their customers.
Ashton Wolfe of Crypto Fight Club gave a compelling talk about the Crypto Fight Club metaverse in which participants are able to mint a fighter in order to participate in play-to-earn games while taking true ownership of their in-game assets and participating in a new economy.
Other participants at the Digital Gaming Experience included Cyber Rhino Squad – an ecosystem aiming to utilize NFTs to create virtual safari experiences with the intention of helping with wildlife conservation.
Heath Muchena, Founder of Decentralised News and the event host thanked all who participated and spoke about their common vision to create a thriving gaming and tech ecosystem on the continent.
“The common vision for all who participated was fostering community building and information sharing with the hope to help facilitate the creation of a thriving gaming and tech ecosystem locally,”
“There were plenty of opportunities for attendees to network and create synergies for future collaboration.”
“The audience was well-equipped with the know-how needed to leverage new innovations in the gaming space and the key takeaway was that blockchain-powered innovations are here to stay and will continue to disrupt and reshape traditional business models, making them more equitable and inclusive.”