Tell me something that’s true, that almost nobody agrees with you?
Unfortunately, you need to sacrifice something.
What is your definition of web3? Why should we care about it?
Open-source and fair systems that don't need trust.
How did you get interested in Web3 and what you're currently working on?
Supply chains, where does the money go, stopping waste and corruption in finance, charity, and all things involving money. Helping account for what we do, is something that could end world hunger, poverty and help things work as intended.
Working on Play to earn, where people are rewarded for gaming. Rather than be the product, they are seen as essential and paid to make it work.
What hard and soft skills have been most helpful to help you succeed in Web3?
Open mind and asking if there is a better way, is a character trait goes a long way. Reading and understanding the industry is very key and without a foundation of solid knowledge in the industry, you won't go far even with luck.
Hard skills: Computing and programming.
Language skills in multi-languages.
What would you say is the best thing about your job? The most challenging?
Explaining why the new technology is better is always hard, especially when we already have amazing tools that, generally work very well. We had the same issues for computers, mobiles, the internet, and now again with blockchain and all that lies within.
Being a part of the first adopters is both a reward and a responsibility. It's not easy to tell people what you do, but it's great trying to help and drive something better, forward. It's good to remember that with so much new tech, things can get better. While it's important to enjoy what we have, it's also equally important to at least look into new options, as generally, they do improve many things.
We went to the moon on computing power that now is inside our mobile. So while tech can seems amazing at the time, it can also be much much better.
Tell us the greatest working day of your life. You're at home in the evening, thinking of what you accomplished. What made you so happy that day?
Our Campaigns ran and finished with expected results. The team and I went home to enjoy our evenings with family, doing hobbies or whatever they wanted. We got back to it the next day.
Teamwork is important, being connected, but so is downtime and recharging to keep standards high.
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What part should CMOs play in web3?
Work hard but smart. Life balance is where people have really made it sustainable. Be healthy. Be successful. Spend time with your loved ones. Being great doesn't mean being burnt out and having nothing more than work. Many new companies in web 3 have big dreams, and young people are working long hours, and putting in a lot of effort. While this will definitely bring results, it's something I've seen tend to end up in high turnover or people quitting the industry entirely.
Generally, new tech means start-up conditions, no process for HR, finance, or any company culture. It’s not an easy place to last from what I've seen, and experienced in the past 5 years in fin-tech.
As the CMO of Idle Mystic, are you currently looking to recruit new talent to your organization? Are you looking for partners or helpers?
We are always open to those with passion and knowledge in space. Without good people, our company wouldn't make it very far.
What are the best decisions and the worst decisions you have made in this industry?
Learn as much as possible about the basics. Unfortunately, I didn't buy crypto but studied instead. One would have given me a fast track to being rich, but slowly through hard work, the knowledge is paying my bills.
What do you focus on to differentiate Idle Mystic from other competitors?
We want to be a top game, not a top blockchain game, or mobile game, but a top game. This is where our parent company PTEG wants to go. Sitting beside rockstar and Ea Sports, but with the benefit of giving power to the players.
What is your favorite Web3 project?
Polkadot is interesting in bringing blockchains together. Why separate when it can all work together as one?
What is your vision for your niche? What do you expect to come in the next few years? What development in the field do you find to be the most exciting?
Play and earn gaming should ultimately replace E-sports. Or combine with it to be a fairer, more open palace for people of all levels, in gaming to make a living.
I would expect within 2 years for the industry to have some top games, and for one of the traditional players such as Esports or Rockstar to be involved even with a partnership taking the industry into the next generation of gaming.
Any tips for beginners who aspire to work in this domain, but feel completely overwhelmed to even start competing?
Read some news, articles, or go to Reddit. If you can understand enough, you'll start to find yourself in situations where companies need your skills.
I started by writing articles and getting paid in crypto, after 50 articles I had some knowledge in the space, and some crypto to use and play around with.
Study and get involved. It doesn't need to be major, just bit by bit. You will learn best by doing, and it's still an extremely early time to get involved. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say 90% of the world still don't have a solid knowledge of web 3, blockchain, crypto, or any of the 10 + year concepts we are working on.