A new essay argues player-driven digital economies create new economic opportunities.

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

The broader crypto sector encompasses more than just policies and price action: Decentralized technology has given rise to immersive play-to-earn digital economies where players can maximize their gaming experience.

In this “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW takes a step back from the recent regulatory focus to take a look at the world of gaming. He reads the piece ”A Play-to-Earn Account Beats a Bank Account“ from Beryl Li, co-founder of Yield Guild Games.

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