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Refereum, Reality Clash, Lucid Sight and more to speak at Blockchain Gamer Connects San Francisco 2018

Refereum, Reality Clash, Lucid Sight and more to speak at Blockchain Gamer Connects San Francisco 2018

The Blockchain Gamer Connects conference schedule features 40 of the sector’s most notable innovators and entrepreneurs across four tracks entirely dedicated to the most exciting innovation to happen in games since Pong.

Taking place for the first time within Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco on May 14th to 15th, the seminars cover a wide range of topics to suit every level of interest.

Whether you want to monetise your game through cryptocurrency or find out how you could incorporate the technology to find new ways to play, you’ll find it at the show. Book your ticket now!

Here are the latest thought leaders who have confirmed to speak at the event.

Crowdfunding and ICOs

Reality Gaming Group co-founder, Tony Pearce, is one of the most notable of the new breed of developers leading the charge in using an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to fund games development - in this case the augmenteded reality FPS, Reality Clash. The London-based studio more than doubled its original target last August, raising $3m in just 48 hours - now, Pearce will share the secret of his success with you in an essential seminar.

Picking up the same thread, Shirley Lin from Discovery of Game Innovation (DOGI) will take her place on a panel debate that we know a lot of delegates will put at the top of their list of must-see seminars as she discusses how to use the blockchain for crowdfunding.

And don’t miss Dylan Jones, founder of San Francisco’s decentralised marketing platform Refereum, as he shares his insights on the ICO process, highlighting the high level steps, obstacles and solutions that you need to know about.

Collaboration and disruption

LA developer Lucid Sight have a track record for pioneering work in emerging technologies such as virtual reality, and is now fully focused on blockchain with Cryptibles and Crypto Space Commander. Co-founder and CEO Randy Saaf will speak about why the technology isn't just a fad when it comes to games and detail some of the profound opportunities for disruption.

Beyond gaming, Andrew Carter, CEO and co-founder at Fathom, the data science token economy, takes a broader look at blockchain and how it can be used to empower collaboration.

Case studies and cryptography

Kilian Kunst, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based developer Streamstars UG, will share his experience of developing ‘visionary space journey’, Age of Chains. Kunst will share the lessons learned since starting development of the trading card game in 2016 and the benefits of blockchain integration for any game developer.

With a background in cryptography, few are as well placed as Ulas Bilgenoglu, CEO and co-founder of Turkey’s RadMule Labs, to explain the unique benefits and opportunities of blockchain and what it means for the future of games.

The names keep on coming

We’re also delighted that joining those speakers will be CEO Chase Freo from blockchain-based solutions provider to game developer Alto.io; and Terra Virtua’s COO and games industry veteran Doug Dyer.

And we’re just getting started - check back for more announcements in the coming days and weeks.

Come see us!

If you’re working in the blockchain sector or want to find out more about the tech and how you can integrate it into your games, you need to be at Blockchain Gamer Connects next month. Book now!


Editor

Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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