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    CoinGecko Virtual Meetup Featured Guest: Devin Finzer (CEO & Co-Founder of OpenSea)

    Jolene Tan October 20, 2020 - Posted by Jolene Tan on Coverage

    CoinGecko will be hosting our Virtual Meetup #7 on October 21 @ 10AM EST. Held monthly, CoinGecko Virtual Meetup is our live online community event where we explore different key topics in the crypto sphere and invite industry leaders to share their two satoshis.

    This month, we will be exploring non-fungible tokens and one of our featured guests is Devin Finzer, founder of OpenSea. OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for user-owned digital goods, which include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and other assets backed by a blockchain. 

    Read on to get to know Devin better!

    1. Can you share with us a bit about yourself?

    I’m the CEO and co-founder of OpenSea. I started my career at Pinterest, where I worked on the growth engineering team and got to experience a high growth consumer startup environment. I later founded a personal finance company that was acquired by Credit Karma, where I worked as an engineering manager.

    2. What inspired you to start your company?

    My co-founder and I were really excited about use cases for blockchain that were more accessible to mainstream consumers, outside of trading and finance. CryptoKitties was the first of these applications, and drove a wave of excitement across consumer tech and gaming. We were excited to build an open marketplace for these new types of user-owned digital assets.

    3. Currently, is there any project(s) that you are carrying out?

    We’re working on expanding OpenSea to other blockchains, and making it easier for users to explore the vast landscape of non-fungible digital assets.

    4. Can you briefly tell us your thoughts on NFTs? 

    I think NFTs are an incredibly powerful and generic primitive for a brand new internet. I wrote a long write up on all of the diverse use cases for NFTs called the NFT Bible.

    Join us at CoinGecko Virtual Meetup this Wednesday (21 October 2020) to learn more about the future of NFT.

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