Alex has been involved in cryptocurrency since late 2012 as a consultant, investor, and advisor. In that time he has worked with institutions, high level politicians, startups and other investors. As an award winning game industry veteran of over 15 years, Alex’s current focus is on how blockchains can be used by the game industry, including fundraising, virtual items, and decentralised publishing.
Fig helped make equity-based crowdfunding successful and turned traditional games publishing on its head. Now they are helping developers understand the value of blockchains in gaming. Join Alex Amsel, Head of Blockchain Development at Fig, for this informative session, which will begin with a primer on blockchain technology and its first use case, Bitcoin. Alex will then introduce the potential uses of blockchains to game developers whilst providing a balanced view of the nascent blockchain sector. He'll wrap the session by taking a look ahead and offering some opinions on the future of decentralised technology and its use in the games industry. Anyone curious about blockchain and cryptocurrency for their next game project will want attend this session.
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A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
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