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Top 25 Players of the Metaverse

The word means “beyond” or “after” in Greek, while the English prefix “meta” connotes transcendence.

The world was introduced to the word back in 1992 when it was coined by author Neal Stephenson in his science-fiction novel Snow Crash. 30 years later, it is the buzzword across the tech industry. The word implies that it’s not just one app, device or experience, but an overarching system of apps, devices and experiences. And it’s not even here yet. Or is it?

The Metaverse.

And everyone seems to want to be a piece of it. But who are the players at the table ready to serve up the initial offerings of this new, digitised world?

TechRound gives its rundown of the top 25 names who are set to regulate, create, finance, influence, augment or play in it…welcome to the Future Players of the Metaverse.

 

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1. Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs, Meta & Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta

 

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Last year, Facebook, one of the most globally recognised brand names, changed its name to Meta Platforms and said it planned to spend more than $10bn to ready itself for the Metaverse. It will be creating its own polices and regulations and has selected the European Union to develop the technology for creating more employment in Europe. 

Which prompted CEO Zuckerberg to bring in a real-world expert in government, policy, regulation, and the European Union to lead it. Step up, President of Meta’s Global Affairs, UK’s former Deputy Prime Minister and Europhile, Nick Clegg. 

They Say:

“Nick will now lead our company on all our policy matters, including how we interact with governments as they consider adopting new policies and regulations, as well as how we make the case publicly for our products and our work.” Mark Zuckerberg. 

Fun fact: Despite leading his Liberal Democrat party to very disappointing result in the 2010 General Election, Clegg subsequently emerged as a ‘Kingmaker’ and became Deputy Prime Minister in a British coalition government.  

 

2. Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

 

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As a major player in technology, Microsoft is not being left behind by demonstrating big plans for the Metaverse. In January this year, the company announced that it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard, the enormous video game developer and publisher, as a segue into securing a major spot in the Metaverse. This acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft’s gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud and will provide building blocks for the Metaverse.

The $70 billion deal is Microsoft’s biggest ever and will allow the company to develop Microsoft-backed games and software within the Metaverse in the coming years.

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella is spearheading the Metaverse strategy and recently said the company was adding 3D virtual avatars and environments to its Teams chat system, as part of its push towards the Metaverse.

“You can have intelligence in a meeting room, for example. We have now, when you go to a Team’s room, it will even segment everybody in a conference room into their own square, put them back in a meeting as if they were joining remotely. That way then the remote participant can find people who are even sitting in a conference room, identify them, get their profile, and what have you. 

They Say:

“First of all, I think that this entire idea of Metaverse is fundamentally this: increasingly, as we embed computing in the real world, you can even embed the real world in computing. That’s kind of how I think about it. Both because in some sense, one of the metaphors that I always use which is helpful is that as both an outside-in and inside-out. For example, you can have a space in which there are lots of cameras and microphones. And you can digitize the space. You don’t need to wear anything on your head.” Satya Nadella

Fun Fact: Nadella was born in India and therefore becoming Microsoft’s first non-American CEO.

3. Marguerite DeCourcelle, CEO Blockade Games 

 

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Marguerite DeCourcelle is the CEO of blockchain game studio Blockade Games and is an avid NFT collector. She goes by the online alias “coin artist.” 

DeCourcelle’s first game for the studio, the play-to-earn role-playing game Neon District, allows players to earn and buy NFT items. 

Dedicated to building up the rapidly maturing Metaverse, DeCourcelle was recently featured in Fortune’s NFTy 50 list of the 50 most interesting people in NFTs.

They Say: 

“Sometimes you can feel “wrong” because you were too early, when you are actually right. If you’re an ambitious developer, try to find solace in the small wins.” Marguerite DeCourcelle

Fun Fact: DeCourcelle tokenized herself to gauge how influencers can create ownership for their brand.

 

4. Ari Meilich & Esteban Ordano, Co-Founders, Decentraland

 

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If ever there was a company geared for the forthcoming Metaverse it would surely be Decentraland which is set to become one of the leading developers of the Metaverse.  

Anyone can get started using the simple builder tool to create scenes, artwork and challenges resulting in events, social games, and applications to win prizes. 

People and brands are buying and selling virtual land and estates in their droves across Decentraland, alongside Avatar wearables and stocking the very best digital goods and paraphernalia – all on the platform. 

Argentinians Meilich and Ordano co-founded and launched Decentraland in 2017. They both remain on the company’s board. 

They Say:

“With Decentraland, we’re creating an ecosystem that combines many of the solutions being implemented on cryptocurrencies with the impending mass adoption of VR systems. The result is a Metaverse, a social 3D world with a native economic network.” Esteban Ordano. 

Fun Fact: Ari Meilich has recently founded another company, called Big Time Studios, which makes NFTs for VR games.

 

5. David Baszucki, Founder and CEO, Roblox

 

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Roblox has been a worldwide gaming sensation, but its only just beginning, according to Baszucki who founded Roblox in 2004 alongside Erik Cassel to “connect the world.” 

Roblox offers its own virtual reality experience via its online games, with users able to interact with friends and strangers from around the globe. With more than 40 million daily users and millions of developers who create these virtual reality worlds for gamers, Roblox is arguably first at the gates of the Metaverse.

They Say:

“Our business plan for 17 years ago predicted this new category where people can come together. We’ve been innovating on this category, building an amazing community not just of players, but an amazing developer community of two million strong that makes everything on our platform a rich economy. Our whole company is really focused on the innovation to drive and shepherd this vision of what some people call the Metaverse, forward.” David Baszucki.

Fun Fact: Roblox gender distribution is currently almost equal with 51% male, 44% female. 5% are unknown.

 

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6. Sarojini McKenna, Co-founder, Alien Worlds

 

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McKenna is a co-founder of the breakthrough NFT Metaverse, Alien Worlds, one of the world’s most popular blockchain games and one of the biggest dapps overall, according to DappRadar.

Alien Worlds, which lives on the Ethereum, WAX and Binance Smart Chain blockchains, is a Metaverse spread over seven planets and at its core is the concept of not one but six competing decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). 

McKenna previously worked on the EOS blockchain previously and was part of the team that worked closely with the micronation Liberland, a tiny 8-square-kilometer nation on the banks of the Danube River. McKenna’s role was to examine how to install a system of governance on one the world’s newest nations using blockchain and the concept of DAOs.

They Say:

“Metaverses are the new social media – where people will come to socialize. We have given them a world, or rather worlds, where people can come together and talk about what they want to do and achieve. And the competitive element between the planets makes for interesting conjecture.” Sarojini McKenna

Fun Fact: McKenna holds an MA Hons from Oxford University where she was a Mrs. JH McKeown scholar.

 

7. Tim Sweeney, CEO, Epic Games

 

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When Epic Games announced a $1 Billion Funding Round to Support the company’s long-term vision for the Metaverse last year, it propelled the company’s valuation to $28.7 billion. The round included an additional $200M strategic investment from Sony Group Corporation, yet still CEO Sweeney remained the controlling shareholder of the company.

Sweeney is as well recognised as his brand having won “Person of the year” in 2019 by the British video game industry magazine MCV as well as the Forbes Media Awards “Person of the Year” following the success of the world’s most popular game, Fortnite, which has 350 million monthly active players. 

They Say:

“This Metaverse is going to be far more pervasive and powerful than anything else. If one central company gains control of this, they will become more powerful than any government and be a god on Earth.” Tim Sweeney.

Fun Fact: Fortnite hosts online events such as Travis Scott’s in-game concert with 28 million viewers and collaborated with Ariana Grande to host the “Rift Tour” concert gameplay.

 

 

8. John Riccitiello, CEO, Unity

 

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Unity recently completed a key $1.6 billion acquisition of Weta Digital whose visual-effects technology has been used in the production of movies including Avatar, Black Widow, Lord of the Rings series as well as Game of Thrones. The deal with Weta Digital will allow players in the future to design and create their own characters in the Metaverse.

Unity’s tools have developed approximately 70% of the top 1,000 mobile games and CEO John Riccitiello is leveraging this success as a springboard to persuade developers to create content in the Metaverse using his platform. Riccitiello’s goal is for Unity’s technology to be used extensively in the Metaverse for analytics and monetization.

They Say:

“Now for me, the word Metaverse is plural. When I say this, I’m trying to make an important point. We don’t think that one company will represent the Metaverse as, say, for example, it was imagined in Ready Player One. We believe there’s going to be hundreds of thousands of destinations in the Metaverse.” John Riccitiello

Fun Fact: John Riccitiello featured in a Sports Illustrated list regarding the most powerful people in sports, coming in at number 39 out of 50. Not bad for someone who is not an an athlete.

9. Carolina Arguelles, Global AR Product Strategy & Product Marketing Lead, Snap Inc.

 

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Arguelles leads a team for Snap’s augmented reality, visual search, computer vision technologies, augmented reality creator ecosystem, business augmented reality offerings, and camera developers SDKs. Her vision of how 5G will change augmented reality and fashion has brought interesting projects to Snap Inc’s Snapchat by working with renowned fashion brands like Ralph Lauren or Dior.

She was part of the early team that helped Snapchat scale its camera monetization products and is passionate about helping marketers, brands, and partners find success with Snapchat’s industry leading formats. 

They Say:

“At Snapchat we think about a world where computing is seamlessly overlaid on the physical world around us. The Metaverse is an area where you can take and see and interact with things that are both physically in front of you and with a digital content overlay.” 

Fun Fact: Prior to Snap Inc., Arguelles worked for Nielsen in their New York and London offices.

 

10. Snoop Dog, World-renowned Hip Hop artist

 

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Snoop Dogg has already made his moves in to the Metaverse after he acquired the music label Death Row Records, the label which launched his career. 

Through the use of NFTs and virtual reality, Snoop plans to transform Death Row into the first music label fully integrated in the Metaverse.  

An NFT collection that includes a Snoop Private Party Pass which provide access to VIP parties he throws in the Metaverse, access to virtual concerts he performs on his estate, events, Q&A sessions, and early access to exclusive drops are all in the offing.

They Say:

“Death Row will be an NFT label. We will be putting our artists through the Metaverse, just like we broke the industry rules as the first independent label to be a major, I want to be the first major in the Metaverse,” Snoop Dog.

Fun Fact: Someone bought plots of virtual land surrounding Snoop Dogg’s digital estate for $1.23 million just to be his neighbour.

 

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11. RJ Pittman, Chairman and CEO, Matterport

 

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Pittman is CEO of Matterport which is collaborating with Meta and acquired Enview, a company that develops Artificial Intelligence for 3D spatial data analysis through object recognition and feature extraction. In addition, Matterport also announced a partnership with Midland Holdings, one of the leading real estate brokerages in China. 

The partnerships will enable Matterport to “virtually furnish or stage its properties, allowing customers to more easily visualize how an empty space can be used, and, if interested, customers can also purchase the furniture they see on a property through a virtual marketplace with just a single click.” The revolutionary approach to real estate will be easily replicated through Matterport’s world leading digital twin technology, giving the platform huge advantages on entering the Metaverse.

They Say:

“The way that we think about the digital universe is to turn physical buildings or vessels and digitise them into a digital twin. As the world starts to shift to digital, Matterport is in a fantastic position as our pipeline for creating special data fits in perfectly with the Metaverse. The Metaverse is what we’ve been about from the very beginning.” RJ Pittman

Fun Fact: Pittman has held senior leadership positions at eBay, Apple, and Google

 

12. Sandra Helou, Head of Metaverse & NFTs, Zilliqa & Max Kantelia, Co-founder, Zilliqa

 

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Metapolis is the first ‘Metaverse as a Service Platform’ (MaaS) built and powered by a leading blockchain, Zilliqa. 

Metapolis has its sights set on becoming ‘The Next Internet’ and is set to launch publicly in April this year with hyper-realistic graphics and ability to engage through gamification and e-commerce and NFTs. 

Partners already include Agora, a global talent awards app; Swedish esports juggernaut, Ninjas in Pyjamas; Indonesian esports organisation, RRQ; and Spanish esports team, MAD Lions. Additionally, Metapolis will collaborate with new music NFT platform, TokenTraxx across all its music elements. 

Leading the project is Helou, Head of Metaverse & NFTs at Zilliqa and Zilliqa’s co-founder, Max Kantelia, a serial entrepreneur investing in tech ventures in blockchain, privacy, digital advertising and digital banking.

Kantelia is currently focused on working with the Zilliqa ecosystem to create and grow a Metaverse for the rapidly growing NFT space, which is focused on creating digital products for luxury brands and all things automotive.

“NFTs will become the digital products that will populate the Metaverse, an emerging new immersive version of the web, where we will be represented by digital avatars and be able to view and purchase digital assets as we do in the physical world but through our smartphones and laptops. Metapolis is a space which will allow luxury brands and enterprise clients to create new digital products.” – Max Kantelia

Fun Fact: Kantelia is an avid collector of classic cars and fine wine and enjoys jazz

 

13. Luis Carranza, CEO, Fayre Labs.

 

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Luis Carranza started running crypto and Fintech events worldwide from 2014–2019 before taking a role as Head of Marketing at Boson Protocol. In 2021 he launched Fayre, an NFT marketplace for brands and fans, bringing together his background in brands and crypto.

The Fayre marketplace is building some Metaverse opportunities in their longer-term roadmap including a Spanish-language Metaverse and a Portuguese-language Metaverse.

Fayre is also going big on eSports activations as Carranza sees the Metaverse and e-sports as technologies converging perfectly in the future. This year he has signed long term deals with La Liga football club Espanyol and the International Professional Pool Association (IPA).

They Say:

“Fayre is an old English spelling of “fair” or “fare”. It’s a place where people buy, sell and trade, and there is also entertainment. I thought it would be a good name since we’re creating a marketplace and also exploring Metaverse and P2E.” Luis Carranza

Fun fact: Carranza, a cryptocurrency expert, was born in El Salvador, the first country in the world to classify Bitcoin as a legal currency.

 

14. Jensen Huang, CEO, NVIDIA Corporation

 

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Huang founded NVIDIA to solve the problem of 3D graphics for the PC. Then Nvidia jumped to the next era of computing: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Huang contacted the Metaverse creating NVIDIA’s Omniverse, which is now available in beta version. NVIDIA Omniverse is an open, cloud-native platform that makes it easy to accelerate workflows and collaborate in real-time. Omniverse allows creators, engineers, and researchers to collaborate in virtual worlds that are all connected.

What they say:

“In the future, websites will not require me to point and click and drag and search. And I’ll just ask it a question… that’s the whole point of the Metaverse. The whole point of the Metaverse is that in the future, instead of search, it will be conversational.” Jensen Huang

Fun Fact: Huang’s net worth is US$14.3 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index

 

15. Cathy Hackl, CEO, Futures Intelligence Group

 

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Cathy Hackl has been dubbed the Godmother of the Metaverse and is a globally recognized tech futurist and business executive with deep experience working in Metaverse-related fields with companies like HTC VIVE, Magic Leap, and Amazon Web Services. 

She advises Fortune 1000 and top luxury fashion brands on Metaverse growth strategies, NFTs, and how to extend their brands into virtual worlds. 

BigThink named Hackl one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and in 2021 she was included in the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

They Say:

“The Metaverse is coming and it’s a very big deal.”

Fun Fact: Hackl is currently writing an anticipated book on the business opportunities of the Metaverse that will be published by Bloomsbury Publishing. 

 

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16. Sebastien Borget, Co-Founder and COO, The Sandbox

 

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Borget is a veteran of blockchain technology and mobile gaming industries and is the co-founder and COO of The Sandbox. The Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their own voxel gaming experiences on the PoS blockchain platform, which reduces the carbon footprint of NFTs by up to 99%. 

Users can create their own game assets, which they can then use in GameMaker to create games, experiences, or events. In addition, users can sell their creations to other players through the official The Sandbox Marketplace. The Sandbox combines social and gaming elements while providing easy tools for non-technical people to create great content.

Big brands and stars are flocking to the Sandbox which include musicians Snoop Dogg and Deadmau5 and Care Bears, plus Animoca Brands and Skybound Entertainment which has teamed up to bring The Walking Dead to The Sandbox.

They Say:

“Web 3.0 and the Metaverse are enabling each of us to become an explorer of our human imagination, inventing new parallel universes where we can choose the experiences we want to live.” Sebastien Borget

Fun Fact: Borget speaks French, English and German fluently, and has a beginner’s level understanding of Spanish and Chinese.

 

17. Jamie Burke, Founder and CEO, Outlier Ventures

 

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Burke is the Founder of one of the top venture funds in Europe and a platform dedicated to blockchain technology and Web 3. Outlier Ventures has developed an award-winning Web 3 accelerator working with 30 pre-seed start-ups during a year, helping raise over $130 million in growth capital. 

Burke founded Outlier Ventures in 2014, and now has a growing portfolio of 100+ start-ups and several multi-billion token economies.  Burke is a passionate advocate for the sovereignty of the individual, their data and wealth over platforms and the power of blockchains to enable ‘fluid collectivism’ and host of the Metaverse Podcast.

They Say:

“The Metaverse is composed of many verses, and the idea is that the Metaverse is this unifying thing,” he said in a video interview. “It’s this kind of Metaverse, this meta-economy, which sits above all of these different instances of the Metaverse, these verses.” Jamie Burke

Fun Fact: Jamie Burke is a collector of weird jpegs

 

18. Mike White, Head of Metaverse Strategy, Disney

 

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When Disney gets involved in the Metaverse, you sit up and take notice. 

Now Disney has just appointed an executive to specifically lead the entertainment giant’s strategy for the Metaverse. Mike White will become Disney’s senior vice president for Next Generation Storytelling and Consumer Experiences. In the newly created role he will allocate resources, explore partnerships and encourage knowledge sharing on the Metaverse.

Disney said it sees the Metaverse as the next evolution of its almost 100-year-old storytelling tradition.

They Say:

“Teams across the company are exploring this new canvas, and I have been blown away by what I’ve seen. Today, we have an opportunity to connect those universes and create an entirely new paradigm for how audiences experience and engage with our stories. The Metaverse is the next great storytelling frontier to be explored. The Metaverse is the perfect place to pursue our strategic pillars of storytelling excellence, innovation, and audience focus.” Bob Chapek, Chief executive, Disney

Fun fact: White has been with Disney for more than 10 years

 

19. Avery Akkineni, President, VaynerNFT

 

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Akkineni serves as the President of Vayner NFT leading the company’s mission to build long-term strategic NFT projects for the world’s leading intellectual property owners serving brands, celebrities, athletes and associations looking to incentivize and reward brand advocacy and customer loyalty. A

Akkineni previously led VaynerMedia’s expansion into APAC, growing a team from 0-150+, opening offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, and Sydney, and was awarded SEA Independent Agency of the Year, within 2 years. Prior to joining Vayner, she spent six years working at Google, in both Silicon Valley and New York City. 

Akkineni is on a mission to drive meaningful cultural relevance to unlock the potential of one of the biggest technology shifts of our time, the Metaverse. 

They Say:

“It’s been a blast to help educate brands in this space and guide them on the way to think about it right. It’s all about delivering value. To show an interest — a real vested interest in this community — I think is the best way for brands to get started.” Avery Akkineni.

Fun Fact: Akkineni was handpicked by NFT and marketing guru Gary Vaynerchek to lead his company in to the Metaverse.

 

20. Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud, Adobe

 

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Adobe is a tech giant which is positioning itself expertly for the Metaverse and Scott Belsky is the man behind it.  

The company released a playbook for brands and previewed its upcoming Substance 3D Modeler as well as augmented reality (AR) shopping tools. In addition, Adobe has unveiled collaborations with leading brands – including The Coca-Cola Company, Epic Games, NASCAR and NVIDIA – on an array of technology advances and experiences that include the key ingredients of Metaverse readiness.

Adobe previews new 3D and augmented reality (AR) tools for immersive experiences

They Say:

“The Metaverse is not just the “next new medium” but actually a final frontier for owning our digital identity and destiny. From this lens, the only digital assets with value will be those decentralized assets that you truly own.” Scott Belsky

Fun Fact: The main message of the Adobe Summit 2022 was: “The Metaverse is going to blur the distinctions between the digital world and the physical world, and Adobe will provide the tools to enable that.”

 

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21. Greg Solano (Gargamel) & Wylie Aronow (Gordon Goner) Co-Founders, Yuga Labs

 

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The secretive NFT millionaires behind the NFT phenomenon of 2021, the Bored Ape Yacht Club have just raised $450 million in funding at a $4 billion valuation, for their company Yuga Labs. 

The pair, who have previously only been identified by their pseudonyms, now plan to use the money to build a media empire around NFTs, starting with games and its own Metaverse project called Otherside, as an MMORPG meant to connect the broader NFT universe. The company is already looking to use a potential Metaverse platform to reward its existing community. Apparently, Yuga Labs plans to include a total of 200,000 plots of land, and 30% of the first 100,000 plots will be distributed to existing Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club holders.

They Say:

“We hope to create an interoperable world that is gamified and completely decentralized. We think the real Ready Player One experience will be player run.” Wylie Aronow.

Fun Fact: Yuga wants to take the natural next step and let Bored Apes hang out with each other. And where better than the Metaverse?

 

22. Beeple, Digital Artist 

 

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Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple is one of the world’s leading and richest digital artists with NFT art sales of more than $100m.

Beeple frequently straddles between physical and digital spaces and is therefore primed to be a big deal in the Metaverse given his record sales of NFTs as artworks

Before becoming synonymous with NFTs, he was a Computer Science graduate who initially wanted to create video games. Despite having no formal art training, Winkelmann leaned into creating digital art and cultivated a passionate fanbase over the last 20 years. He said that everything really clicked when he started minting NFTs. 

They Say: 

“The term ‘Metaverse’ is very loaded, I don’t think anybody knows what the hell it means. My definition of the Metaverse, I would say we’re already kind of in this weird quasi-digital world.” Beeple

Fun Fact: Beeple’s Everydays: the First 5000 Days” sold for $69,400,00 at Christie’s auction house, and is now one of the most expensive artworks by a living artist.

 

23. Jing Sun, Co-Founder, IoTeX

 

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For over 13 years, Jing has been successfully driving innovation, investment and ecosystem building. She’s been at the forefront of early-stage start-up incubating and seed investing. Jing has led over 60 investments and innovations in blockchain, security and the internet of things (IoT). Jing defines herself as a builder of infrastructure for the new Web3.0 economy, MachineFi and the Metaverse. 

She is a true believer of open and decentralized networks. At IoTeX she heads operations and investment. Her vision at IoTeX is to lead this top blockchain project to the machine economy and into the Metaverse, where she says, people will be able to securely and successfully monetise their data and value generated by machines. MachineFi, she adds, bridges the physical world and the Metaverse. 

They Say:

“My vision for the future is one where people will control and monetize their data and devices from within the Metaverse.” Jing Sun 

Fun Fact: Jing Sun’s other appointments include a managing partner at Sparkland Capital, as an LP investor at Polychain Capital and an angel investor at Rippling. 

 

24. Lindsey McInerney, Digital Futurist

 

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Named as ‘The Most Prominent Digital Futurists to Watch Out For in 2022’, McInerney is a future leader in web3 and the Metaverse. Until recently McInerney was the Global Head of Technology and Innovation at Anheuser-Busch InBev. McInerney has deep working knowledge of the global software industry and has direct experience building hyper-growth start-ups, as well as advising Fortune 500 companies, the Royal Family or the United Nations. Her specialties are the Metaverse, crypto, blockchain, NFTs, commercial strategy, and digital marketing. 

They Say:

“The future of sports, media, and entertainment is virtual. Almost 2.5 billion people are already participating in the virtual economy. This is the direction of the world’s evolution. There is no doubt, and as in the real world, brands need to find a foothold in the virtual parallel world.” Lindsey McInerney

Fun Fact: McInerney led the collaboration between Stella Artois and the virtual horse racing platform ZED RUN to give users exclusive horse breed NFTs. It was the world’s first NFT horse auction.

 

25. Matthew Ball, Metaverse Expert and Author 

 

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Matthew Ball is one of, if not the, best known Metaverse experts and a strategist, essayist, investor, advisor, and futurist. He is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo, a company that operates a pre-seed and seed venture fund and a venture and corporate advisory arm.

Ball has launched The Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF which allows people to invest in companies making the Metaverse happen now or are situated to do so in the future.

They Say:

“I thought Matthew Ball’s essays on the Metaverse were great. He wrote a nine-part piece on a bunch of the different aspects of what the Metaverse could be, and I highly recommend all of them.” Mark Zuckerberg.

Fun Fact: Ball’s book, The Metaverse and How It Will Revolutionize Everything, is out in July 2022

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