Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA), an organization that advocates for the use of blockchain within the game industry, welcomes Piers Kicks, Head of Crypto at BITKRAFT and Venture Partner at Delphi Digital as their newest board member. BGA is optimistic that more companies and organizations will be educated about the use of blockchain in gaming to engage with the projects they are building.
“We are thrilled to have Piers join us as a board member. With the growth of blockchain game adoption, Piers’ vision and demonstrated ability in venture capital, crypto, and games can help our members, and provide more opportunities in this space. What we are looking for in a board member is the passion and experience that can further grow the industry. With Piers’ network access, and experience, we are adding variety in the line of expertise of our board members,” said Sebastien Borget, President of BGA.
The use case of non-fungible token (NFT) in gaming has created player ownership and virtual economies never before seen in the world of gaming. Growth in user adoption has been seen with blockchain games such as Axie Infinity, which surpassed Ethereum’s daily protocol revenue at the height of its popularity in mid-July. As the industry is still in its early stages, education, collaboration, and funding are needed if these new applications are to realize their full potential.
“As gaming and the metaverse collide, I look forward to engaging with our members to ensure that we tackle some of the major issues ahead of us so that blockchain gaming and crypto adoption continue to empower players and studios alike. I am excited to foster conversations, share learnings and insights that can be beneficial for the industry to progress. Definitely, I am optimistic that there will be more developments coming in the blockchain gaming industry.” said Piers Kicks, Head of Crypto at BITKRAFT.
BGA members represent an array of games, developer solutions, protocols, NFT marketplaces, legal firms, and media. Membership to the organization has grown by 54% in 2021. Current BGA board members such as Sebastien Borget of Animoca Brands, & The Sandbox, Gabby Dizon of Yield Guild Games, Aleksander Larsen of Sky Mavis, Shaban Shaame of EverdreamSoft, Nicolas Pouard of Ubisoft, Ludovic Courcelas of ConsenSys, Nicolas Gilot of Ultra, and Marc Coupal of Enjin, have been creating an open and inclusive platform for discussion, collaboration, and engagement in the blockchain gaming industry.
The Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) is an organization committed to promoting blockchain within the game industry. BGA’s goal is to spread awareness about blockchain technologies and encourage adoption by highlighting their potential to foster new ways to create, publish, play, and build strong communities around games.
BGA also provides an open forum for individuals and companies to share knowledge, collaborate, create common standards, establish best practices, and network. Some of BGA’s activities include a BGA Demo Day and New Members Presentation, where members get to present their projects; and focused webinars involving members to speak about different topics such as DeFi in Gaming, Women in Blockchain Games, NFT games, and Virtual Land and Collectibles.
About Piers Kicks
Piers is Head of Crypto at BITKRAFT, where he identifies and evaluates new investment opportunities with a particular focus on the rapidly evolving crypto landscape. Prior to joining BITKRAFT, he was a Founding Partner in the investment arm of the leading institutional research firm covering the digital asset market—Delphi Digital. He remains a Venture Partner in the fund to cover the earliest-stage crypto opportunities across NFTs, gaming, and interactive media.
Piers acquired his first bitcoin at 13 years old in exchange for virtual currency in Runescape. He reached a top 100 global position in the videogame Rainbow Six Siege, is a first-generation virtual-reality user, and has grown up immersed in crypto. With a computer science and philosophy background, he leverages his insight into the undercurrents of the web to uncover exceptional opportunities. Piers also runs a podcast called Metaverse Musings where he hosts conversations with founders and investors at the bleeding edge of decentralized technologies.
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