Virtual

Tuesday 16 November 2021

09:00

Yat Siu

Co-Founder & Chairman at Animoca Brands Founder & CEO at Outblaze

Are we ready to live in the Metaverse?

Yat will open our eyes to how the Metaverse has the potential to end data feudalism & wealth inequality

Yat Siu

Yat is the co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, a global leader in blockchain and gaming. He was an early advocate for the use of blockchain and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the gaming industry, which will allow gamers to enjoy true ownership of their own game assets, data, and, consequently, time.

He began his career at Atari Germany in 1990 before moving to to Hong Kong in 1995 to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first free web page and email provider in Asia. In 1998 he set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. In 2009, he sold Outblaze’s messaging unit to IBM, and pivoted Outblaze to become an incubator of projects and companies to develop digital entertainment services and products.

Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards, and recognition as one of the Cointelegraph top 100 notable people in blockchain in 2021.

 

Photograph courtesy of Kevin Abosch