Kevin Chou, Rally + Kabam // Evolution Of Gaming, Crypto + The Creator Economy


🎮 Who is Kevin Chou?

Kevin is the co-founder + CEO of Rally, a platform that allows creators to launch their own digital currency + build independent economies with their communities.

He’s also Chairman of Gen.G, an esports enterprise bridging Asia and North America.

Previously, Kevin co-founded Kabam, a top mobile gaming company that grew to $400M/yr in revenue, 500+ million players and sold for nearly $1 billion.

Let us know what you think on Twitter, I’m @bzaidi and he’s @kevinchou


🧠 What You’ll Learn

After listening to this conversation, you’ll understand:

– emerging waves like AI, crypto, climate change + biotech
– evolution of the gaming industry + its business models
– rise of social gaming, esports, live streaming + where we’re today
– gartner’s hype cycle + how this applies to crypto
– how Rally is empowering creators to develop their own economies
– why there’s a need for decentralized alternatives


⏳Time Stamps (YouTube)

0:00:00 – Snippet
0:01:30 – Intro + Kevin’s Interest In Gaming
0:05:22 – 50 Games + 500mil Users
0:06:45 – Moment You Understand Ownership
0:13:21 – Hype Cycles + “Finding Something New”
0:19:19 – Other Waves: AI, Climate Change, Biotech
0:21:33 – What Is Rally?
0:22:25 – How Creator’s Use Rally
0:29:24 – What Are The Alternatives?
0:31:44 – NFT vs creator coin + creating an economy
0:36:11 – Why is it beneficial for a game to have its own currency?
0:44:26 – Kabam – Building A Billion Dollar Gaming Company
0:47:01 – Evolution Of Gaming Industry – 2.5bil People Playing Games
0:50:28 – Impact Of Social + Mobile On Gaming
0:52:00 – Gaming Business Models – Virtual Goods, Micro Transactions, Ads
0:54:26 – Fortnight
0:55:46 – Psychology Of Buying Virtual Goods
0:58:53 – Streaming – Watching People Play Games
1:03:16 – Rise of esports
1:07:55 – esports vs traditional sports
1:10:47 – NFTs + Vectors Of Opportunity
1:11:38 – Crypto Transcends Nations
1:15:18 – Digital Gold + Oil
1:17:06 – Problems with government money printing, dollars are worthless
1:21:53 – Price Volatility + Stable Coins
1:24:21 – Putting Bitcoin On Your Balance Sheet
1:28:05 – What does a decentralized alternative look like?
1:31:59 – Decentralized social networks?
1:33:05 – “there is no corporation who runs email”
1:35:30 – Investing
1:37:56 – How to participate in crypto


⏳Time Stamps (Podcast)

0:00:00 – Preview Of Convo
0:02:19 – Sponsor Break
0:03:08 – Intro + Kevin’s Interest In Gaming
0:07:00 – 50 Games + 500mil Users
0:08:23 – Moment You Understand Ownership
0:14:59 – Hype Cycles + “Finding Something New”
0:20:57 – Other Waves: AI, Climate Change, Biotech
0:23:11 – What Is Rally?
0:24:02 – How Creator’s Use Rally
0:31:02 – What Are The Alternatives?
0:33:22 – NFT vs creator coin + creating an economy
0:37:49 – Why is it beneficial for a game to have its own currency?
0:46:04 – Kabam – Building A Billion Dollar Gaming Company
0:48:39 – Evolution Of Gaming Industry – 2.5bil People Playing Games
0:52:06 – Impact Of Social + Mobile On Gaming
0:53:38 – Gaming Business Models – Virtual Goods, Micro Transactions, Ads
0:56:04 – Fortnight
0:57:24 – Psychology Of Buying Virtual Goods
1:00:31 – Streaming – Watching People Play Games
1:04:54 – Rise of esports
1:09:33 – esports vs traditional sports
1:12:25 – NFTs + Vectors Of Opportunity
1:13:16 – Crypto Transcends Nations
1:16:56 – Digital Gold + Oil
1:18:44 – Problems with government money printing, dollars are worthless
1:23:31 – Price Volatility + Stable Coins
1:25:59 – Putting Bitcoin On Your Balance Sheet
1:29:43 – What does a decentralized alternative look like?
1:33:37 – Decentralized social networks?
1:34:43 – “there is no corporation who runs email”
1:37:07 – Investing
1:39:34 – How to participate in crypto


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