Web3 gaming powerhouse Animoca Brands isn’t playing around; it takes its work with governments and educating a skeptical audience seriously.
"Web3 is much more than cryptocurrency," Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, said on stage at this year's TED2023 conference. It was a message they may not have wanted to hear.
In an interview with CoinDesk, Siu said he encountered a skeptical audience – many of whom thought the metaverse was Facebook. "It was probably the most difficult talk," he said, describing his first – and hopefully not last – TED experience.
2023 was a volatile year, to put it mildly, but Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong-based Web3 gaming giant, continued to invest, build and educate. That is why Yat Siu, the firm's public face and lead investor, is on the most influential list for the second year in a row.