Axie Infinity’s July Revenue Tops $200 Million. Here’s How Filipinos Drove It

Axie Infinity’s July Revenue Tops $200 Million. Here’s How Filipinos Drove It

Leah Callon-Butler, director of Emfarsis, discusses her documentary, “Play-to-Earn: NFT Gaming in the Philippines,” and the real-world impact that crypto is having in the Philippines. Show highlights:

  • how the Axie Infinity movement started in the Philippines
  • how much money players can earn through Axie Infinity compared to normal wages in the Philippines
  • how Filipino crypto exchanges are catering to Axie Infinity players to make it easier to cash out their earnings
  • what percentage of Axie Infinity players live in the Philippines
  • why the game is so popular in rural areas
  • what about Axie Infinity is bringing in non-crypto native players
  • why Axie Infinity now has high barriers to entry
  • how players have created their own system for helping bring new users into Axie Infinity
  • how Axie Infinity scholarships work
  • what Leah thinks about Yield Guild Games’s relationship with Axie Infinity

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Episode Links

Leah Callon-Butler: https://twitter.com/leah_cb 

Emfarsis: https://emfarsis.com/

Axie Infinity:

  • Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-BrASMHU4 
  • Coverage

    • https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/14/people-in-philippines-earn-cryptocurrency-playing-nft-video-game-axie-infinity.html
    • https://venturebeat.com/2021/05/13/how-a-rural-filipino-community-is-earning-a-living-playing-an-nft-game/
    • https://hypebeast.com/2021/5/axie-infinity-nft-cryptocurrency-game-philippines-documentary
    • https://www.esquiremag.ph/money/industry/axie-infinity-mobile-game-cryptocurrency-nft-a00289-20210521

Leah’s NFT/Axie Infinity writings:

  • https://www.coindesk.com/the-metaverses-emerging-economics 
  • https://www.coindesk.com/how-axie-infinity-creates-work-in-the-metaverse
  • https://www.coindesk.com/nft-game-filipinos-covid 
  • https://www.coindesk.com/artists-who-now-make-a-living-because-of-nfts
  • https://www.coindesk.com/for-filipinos-axie-infinity-is-more-than-a-crypto-game
  • https://www.coindesk.com/here-comes-the-virtual-real-estate-boom
  • https://www.coindesk.com/vindicatio-nft-pioneer-looks-ahead 

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