Introduction - How I Got Here
As a young kid growing up in the 831, I always wanted to do something that would impact the world. I quickly noticed the internet's impact on my life and those around me. I would always be bummed out because I missed working in the early days of this once-in-a-lifetime technology that was starting to mature. For years I tried to look for a career that would have the same impact on society as the internet did. At first, I thought that the cannabis industry would fulfill my aspirations. I quickly realized that I would not be taken seriously for two reasons: 1. I didn't have money 2. I was young.
In my junior year, about 2 years ago, I discovered crypto through NBA Topshot. I dove deep into the rabbit hole. My gut was telling me that this "NFT" trend, could have enormous implications for our society. As I dug deeper, I discovered the entire web3 / crypto ecosystem and fell in love.
I quickly looked to find my footing and found the Axie Infinity ecosystem a viable option to gain skills within the industry. I started my guild with over 30 scholars. I used this experience to join a Net Marble F&C subsidiary, GamerSpeak, to help them start and run their guild program. At its peak, we had over 250 top-tier scholars competing on the Axie Infinity leaderboards. This was a fantastic opportunity as I had the chance to network with industry leaders, as well as learn more about the gaming/crypto ecosystem.
After graduating, I stuck with GamerSpeak for a while before looking for my next opportunity. While doing BD work for a GamerSpeak product, MyMetaFi, I met the team at reNFT. I instantly understood the problem they were looking to solve and jumped on board. The interview process was lengthy but understandable. Their team is packed with fucken legends. Shoutout to the team at reNFT.
What is reNFT?
From the reNFT docs, "reNFT is a multi-chain NFT rental protocol and platform that can be white-labeled and integrated into any project to enable collateral-free in-house renting, lending, and reward sharing (scholarship automation). reNFT is built for developers who are working on web3 projects. It's our goal to make your life easier by rapidly enabling rental functionality. NFT rentals have many use cases, just like rental has in the real world. Currently, NFT rentals are gaining traction in the gaming industry, but they are also becoming popular in token-gated events and communities."
In my words, reNFT is a protocol that aims to provide developers with the tools needed to enable renting within their ecosystems. We also aim to provide users with a seamless platform to rent digital assets with other users. We provide 3 leading solutions; traditional rentals, reward share rentals, and collateralized rentals. Although we are getting a lot of traction within gaming, we are starting to see other industries reach out for our solutions.
reNFT is a future DAO that will act as a sort of index fund for all of the projects on the protocol. We are slowly moving towards an open sea platform run by the DAO and an open-sourced protocol that enables anyone to provide rentals to their community.
What I Love About reNFT
reNFT puts me at the front lines of NFT innovation and utility. Where a potential user finds enough value in a digital asset is a place reNFT can thrive. Although we see this in gaming, we also see it in ticketing, token gating, subscriptions, etc. The definition of "rentals" is quite broad, and we haven't explored all the different use cases.
Daily, I get to speak with individuals creating the future of web3, mainly in gaming but in every industry. I am beyond grateful to have the opportunity to be the "gatekeeper" of reNFT as head of partnerships (HOP).
My Learnings as HOP
I have had to learn a lot to feel confident in speaking with potential partners, clients, etc. Although I am still learning, I would like to speak about some of the major things I have noticed in HOP.
Top Tier Projects Focus On Their Core Projects
Understanding The Product Value Is A Must
Understand Market Players And Direction Is Key
Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Business
Quality Over Quantity
I am happy to write more about this in a separate article. I have a lot to say about this, so I most likely will. Comment below if this would be helpful.
reNFT is an excellent opportunity for me to learn and grow professionally. I can not imagine a better place to be to set up my future in the web3 industry. The road will be extended. The blockchain industry, gaming included, is no way near where it has to be to reach mass adoption. I believe tools such as reNFT is uniquely positioned to help the industry move forward in ways we have never seen. I am excited to be a part of this journey and am even more excited for the future!
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