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/

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