Today's guest shows the power of community by sharing a personal story of how Discord changed the trajectory of his life. Jiho (@Jihoz_Axie), the Co-Founder of Axie Infinity, tells the story of how he went from community manager to C-Level Executive at Axie Infinity. As the co-founder of one of the most successful play-to-earn games to date, Jiho has tons of knowledge about NFTs and video games. He joins us on the pod to discuss the player-owned economy, the new GDP, and the value of crypto money markets.

An important note: We recorded this episode before the Axie Infinity hack. So while we wish we could’ve brought it up with Jiho, it happened prior to the incident. However, we discussed takeaways on the Axie Infinity hack in our episode with Danny Trinh. (

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00:00 Sneak peek
01:08 ButcherBox Ad
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03:07 Video games
04:51 Rabbit Hole and learn-to-earn
06:59 The future of job applications with blockchain
10:37 Learn-to-earn opportunities
11:12 Diving into play-to-earn with our guest Jiho
11:40 How Discord changed Jiho’s life
13:55 Axie: from community member to C-Level Executive
18:33 The player-owned economy
21:50 The power of community
24:34 NFTs: Applying physical collectibles to the digital world
27:44 The challenges of play-to-earn
30:11 Will traditional gaming become obsolete?
31:16 Axie’s Vision: Building for archetypes
33:14 The Axie Economy
38:42 Game Domestic Product — The new GDP
40:46 Stabilizing the community
41:43 Aave and Compound: Crypto Money Markets
45:10 Play-to-earn: one big world or multiple connected worlds?
47:16 Can traditional games make the switch?
50:47 Takeaways


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