Originally aired on August 29, 2023
In this episode of The Edge of NFT, the hosts interview On Yavin, co-founder of Syndika, a web3 and AI consulting firm. On shares his journey from being a serial entrepreneur to building a vast blockchain ecosystem. He discusses his passion for out-of-the-box problem-solving and how it led him to invest in web3 gaming. The episode also explores Syndika’s unique membership model, which allows members to contribute and be rewarded with equity shares. On highlights the importance of justice and the challenges of the blockchain industry. He also mentions projects he has been following, such as Kratos, an open space game, and Ethereum Towers, a virtual reality project. The conversation touches on the inclusion of AI in Syndika’s services and the potential for AI and blockchain to intersect, particularly in the gaming industry.
Building a vast blockchain ecosystem
- On Yavin shares his journey from being a serial entrepreneur to building Syndika, a web3 and AI consulting firm.
- He discusses the role of blockchain in the future of financial markets and various industries, emphasizing the potential for decentralization.
Syndicate’s unique membership model
- The membership model allows members to contribute to Syndika and be rewarded with equity shares.
- Members can contribute in various ways, including business development, marketing, sales, and providing services to Syndika itself.
- The members’ committees play a key role in the decision-making process of Syndika.
The inclusion of AI in Syndicate’s services
- Syndicate offers AI development as one of its core services, recognizing the growing importance of AI in various industries, including gaming.
- On Yavin emphasizes the potential for AI and blockchain to intersect, particularly in the gaming industry, where AI can be used for non-player characters (NPCs).
Projects in the web3 and blockchain space
- On Yavin mentions projects he has been following, such as Kratos, an open space game that incorporates NFTs and allows for changeable NFTs.
- He also mentions Ethereum Towers, a virtual reality project where users can buy and customize their own virtual apartments.
Challenges in the blockchain industry
- On Yavin acknowledges the negative perception of the blockchain industry due to scams and bankruptcies, which has led to a skeptical view from the wider world.
- He emphasizes the importance of addressing these issues and working towards a positive change in the industry’s reputation.
The role of justice in personal traits
- On Yavin values justice as an important personal trait and expresses a desire to pass it on to the next generation.