We discuss the future outlook and potential emerging opportunities for blockchain gaming.
Who better to discuss than:
1. Chong Ahn, VP of Product at Mythical Games (Blankos Block Party)
2. Brian Peganoff, Ex-Senior Dir of Corporate Development & Strategy at Glu Mobile
3. Mitch Zamara, Lead Designer, Million on Mars
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