“The mission at 9GAG was always to give people a platform to connect with others. You might see a user in Singapore talking about how difficult relationships are and a guy from Brazil resonating completely. That’s the kind of interaction that we always found interesting.
And these boundaries are blurring even further in the Web3 space.
When 9GAG started moving into the NFT space with Memeland, we did it for survival. We had to. If we aren’t moving forward, we are falling back.
NFTs are a game-changer for community, creators, and many many industries. The whole idea of “true digital ownership” enabled by blockchain is one of the biggest disruptors in the space. Allowing people to easily own and trade virtual assets in the form of NFTs changes consumers to stakeholders and investors.
This significantly increases user engagement and leads to a win-win for all parties involved.
So it was a no-brainer to me when I was invited to be part of ARC. A community backed by NFTs to enable co-creation and collaboration, and more importantly, a platform where people can honestly share their wins, their failures and lessons learned.
And I now get to tell people I’m one of the coolest kids in town!