[2018 The 19th World Knowledge Forum] Mitch Liu - Blockchain for Media & Entertainment and the Potential Industry Disruption file -





[Blockchain for Media & Entertainment and the Potential Industry Disruption]
Netflix, Uber, Snap -- what’s the common thread that ties these services together? They are all fueled by the new digital lifestyles of Millennials and Gen-Zs, the next generation of mass media consumers. This demographic of 13 to 25 years old pushes the boundaries by being early adopters of new technologies, demanding more engaging experiences, and looking for more transparency, sharing and democratization. They represent the next generation of Media & Entertainment (M&E) consumption. 
With true “digital natives” in mind, we’ll go into a few high level trends that will shape the future of M&E. Blockchain and distributed technologies not only support inherent trust and openness, but also incentivize participation in communities and democratize content. Ultimately, blockchain technology will fuel the thirst for a completely different way to engage in digital experiences - particularly if you were born after 2000.
This session will not go into blockchain 101, technologies or concepts, but instead we will demo cutting edge, early blockchain pilots with key Korean media platforms and learn by seeing them in action. Hopefully, you will come out of this session with a glimpse into the future of M&E.


[Mitch Liu - Theta Labs and Co-Founder and CEO]
Mitch Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs and In 2010, Mr. Liu co-founded Gameview Studios best known for its Tap Fish mobile game franchise with nearly 100 Million downloads. The company was acquired by DeNA, a leading Japanese mobile gaming company within 6 months of launch. Prior to that, he co-founded Tapjoy in 2007, a pioneer of rewarded social and mobile video advertising, and grew that company to $100MM in revenues. He holds a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.




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