Originally aired on October 12, 2023
In this episode of The Edge of NFT, hosts Joshua Kriger and Richard Carthon interview Dreamer from DeFi Kingdoms, a cross-chain fantasy RPG game. Dreamer shares his journey from being a Vice President at Goldman Sachs to becoming the President of Kingdom Studios and discusses how DeFi Kingdoms stands apart from other fantasy RPG games. They also talk about the recent charges brought against Stoner Cats by the SEC for an unregistered securities offering and the importance of regulatory clarity in the NFT space. The episode concludes with a discussion about the upcoming Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai.
DeFi Kingdoms and its Unique Features
- Dreamer explains that DeFi Kingdoms is a fantasy RPG game where players can build their own Legion of unique Heroes and engage in PvP duels.
- The game incorporates blockchain technology, allowing for tokenized resources and Hero NFTs.
- DeFi Kingdoms focuses on the in-game economy, with players collecting and leveling up their Heroes through activities such as questing, fishing, mining, and more.
Dreamer’s Transition from Banking to Gaming
- Dreamer shares his background in banking, including his time as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs specializing in hedge funds and alternative investments.
- He discusses the similarities and differences between the banking and gaming industries, emphasizing the importance of self-belief and resilience in both fields.
- Dreamer highlights the unique challenges and rewards of working in the web3 gaming space and the importance of teamwork in the development of DeFi Kingdoms.
DeFi Kingdoms’ Success on “The Next Crypto Gem”
- Dreamer talks about his experience competing on “The Next Crypto Gem,” a reality TV show focused on blockchain gaming.
- He explains that DeFi Kingdoms made it to the top four out of sixteen total projects, showcasing the game’s unique features and its ability to differentiate itself in the market.
- Dreamer emphasizes the importance of the show in raising awareness about the web3 gaming space and educating the general public about the potential of blockchain technology.
The SEC Charges Against Stoner Cats
- The hosts discuss the recent charges brought by the SEC against Stoner Cats, an NFT project, for an unregistered securities offering.
- They highlight the SEC’s allegations of promising financial rewards and suggesting a return on investment, based on screenshots from the project’s Twitter and Discord.
- The discussion emphasizes the need for caution and adherence to regulatory guidelines when launching an NFT project, focusing on the pure utility of the project rather than financial promises.
The Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai
- The hosts mention the upcoming Future Blockchain Summit taking place in Dubai, which focuses on blockchain, crypto, NFTs, and other emerging technologies.
- They highlight the networking opportunities, speakers, and investor programming offered by the event.
- The hosts encourage listeners to check out the event’s website for more information about attending and participating.
DFK’s Focus on Collaboration and Interoperability
- Dreamer discusses DFK’s focus on collaboration and interoperability in the web3 gaming space.
- He explains that DFK aims to create an ecosystem where players can move between different games with their assets, allowing for greater flexibility and value for users.
- Dreamer mentions partnerships and developments aimed at making the onboarding process easier for players and enhancing the overall gaming experience.
00:00 – Introduction: Who is Dreamer – and what happened in Singapore?
04:09 – DeFi Kingdom’s Humble Beginnings: From Final Fantasy to the Blockchain!
06:59 – From Wall Street to DeFi Kingdoms: the Road that Shaped the Dreamer
11:03 – What Makes DeFi Kingdom Unique Among Blockchain Games?
16:11 – The Next Crypto Gem: Dreamer’s Behind The Scenes Thoughts and How YOU can Win too!
30:27 – Edge Quick Hitters: Get to Know Dreamer
47:55 – The Edge of NFT Hot Topics: the SEC’s penalty on Stoner Cats NFT and the upcoming Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai!
55:01 – Start Earning with DeFi Kingdoms by Following Dreamer and his team!