In our Spotlight Asia series, we’re celebrating some of the leading innovators and game-changers in the emerging iGaming sectors across Asian markets. It’s a guide to who-to-know and how they’ve shaped the industry for the future, an invaluable source focused on the up-and-coming and established minds in the emerging iGaming space.
As the rate of innovation increases exponentially through technologies such as blockchain, AI, and IoT, there’s a new breed of high-achievers entering the space. Others have further solidified their place in the sector with years of experience informing their ideas.
Rosalind Wade is constantly pushing Asia Gaming Brief to work with experts living and working in Asia
Rosalind Wade is the Managing Director and co-founder of Asia Gaming Brief, an outlet that aims to be the premier platform for information and connections for gaming executives worldwide who are interested in Asia. She is an experienced business manager with nearly 15 years living and working in Asia in both information dissemination and organizing networking events in a variety of industries.
Asia Gaming Brief consists of a weekly eBrief reporting on recent regional news and developments in the Asian gambling industry, and articles are written by experts living and working in Asia and cover a range of legal, operational and market issues.
Jez San is using his programming acumen to push FunFair Technologies by using blockchain ecosystems
Jez San is originally a game programmer who founded Argonaut Software as a teenager in the 1980s, and contributed to the games Starglider and Star Fox. After Argonaut Software, he returned to the video game industry in 2004 by founding what would later become the online poker company PKR. He then co-founded mobile application developer and publisher Origin8 which produced iPhone and BlackBerry software.
In 2017 he co-founded FunFair Technologies.
FunFair Technologies is a decentralized casino provider that allows for an entire blockchain ecosystem of gambling companies to work seamlessly to create content, accept deposits and pay out winnings and commissions – all developed on the Ethereum blockchain.
Jeremy Longley is working on FunFair Technologies’ decentralised network
Jeremy Longley is a programmer by trade, and has worked on a number of projects with a number of companies. He co-founded PKR and worked as the Chief Technology Officer and designed the original system from the ground up.
Longley is now building a pioneering the Ethereum blockchain-based gaming platform for the company he co-founded – FunFair Technologies.
The FunFair Technologies network is powered by the FUN token currency with which players bet and receive their winnings, and which are then converted into real money or retained to keep on playing.
Oliver Hopton is using his experience to help develop the necessary tools for FunFair Technologies success
Oliver Hopton is a developer with over 15 years of experience building gaming products. He spent 10 years working at PKR as a Software Development Manager working on a huge variety of administration tools and integrations with 3rd party gaming content and providers. Hopton was also heavily involved in technical compliance for gaming license applications in a number of countries.
He is also a co-founder of FunFair Technologies where he holds the position of Developer.
FunFair Technologies recently enabled card payments via cryptocurrency payment processor MoonPay and has added fiat currency card payments to make blockchain gaming more accessible.
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What do you think of our list? Do you agree with our choices? Tell us who you think should be featured in November for the European edition – or create a list of your own and share it with us!
About SiGMA Digital Summit:
The SiGMA Manila expo might have got postponed to May 2021 but that won’t stop SiGMA Group from bringing gaming scenes closer together. From various gaming sectors to an outstanding line-up of speakers we’ll be having a look at how the main markets across Europe and Asia will adapt and thrive. SiGMA Digital, in partnership with ICE Asia, AIBC and MGS Entertainment Show will take place on the same week of the original show dates, 8 – 10 June 2020. Register now to be part of this global digital revolution!