The Money Movement

Ep 37 | The Metaverse & Future Human Potential with Michael Wagner, Co-founder & CEO of Star Atlas

October 22, 2021

The metaverse can be a puzzling concept. Is it just an immersive gaming experience or a type of virtual reality? No – it’s much more. The metaverse is taking hold in gaming but has wide-ranging implications for art, culture, finance, “corporate” governance, the future of work, and more. In short, the metaverse will change the way people globally interact and generate economic activity. Just as public blockchains allow for a new, global economic infrastructure for shared truth, digital property, and economic interactions, the metaverse immerses people into a brave new world. To help illuminate the metaverse, not just the concept but also the adoption cycle, the risks and rewards, and why it’ll work best if it becomes a global public utility, we are joined this week on The Money Movement by Michael Wagner, Co-founder and CEO (and often called Captain) of Star Atlas. Star Atlas is a grand strategy game of space exploration, territorial conquest, political domination, and more. It has played an important role in helping grow adoption of Solana.


About the show


The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money.


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