How a Crypto Skeptic Built Web3’s Most Anticipated Game

Mar 12, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Gaming industry veteran Paul Bettner (Words with Friends, Lucky’s Tale, Age of Empires) once recoiled at the mere mention of crypto, but now he’s building Web3’s most anticipated game, Wildcard, and laying the plans for a next-generation spectator sport and media company. Paul will share his philosophy of fun over finance, his journey to Wildcard (including a decades-long track record for leveraging the newest tech to connect people across time and space) and why he believes Web3 unlocks a powerful opportunity to create an expansive IP entertainment ecosystem.

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Paul Bettner

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Dean Takahashi


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