Global Blockchain Technologies’ Shidan Gouran on the Disruptive X2 Games Merger
“We are merging with X2 Games which is a gaming company focused on blockchain applications in the gaming industry. It was started by two pioneers in that space, Nolan Bushnell, who started Atari and then Chuck E. Cheese and who has had a illustrious career in the gaming sector apart from Atari, and Zai Ortiz who is a lead operational person and has worked on amazing projects in the animation and gaming space. He is the guy who did the animations for the Marvel movies.” States Shidan Gouran, CEO & President of Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. (CSE: BLOC), in an interview with InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky.
Tracy Weslosky: Congratulations. Let us just start with your big deal here with X2.
Shidan Gouran: Thanks very much Tracy. Thanks for the congratulations. We are merging with X2 Games which is a gaming company focused on blockchain applications in the gaming industry. It was started by two pioneers in that space, Nolan Bushnell, who started Atari and then Chuck E. Cheese and who has had a illustrious career in the gaming sector apart from Atari, and Zai Ortiz who is a lead operational person and has worked on amazing projects in the animation and gaming space. He is the guy who did the animations for the Marvel movies. Zai and Nolan are people that we have been speaking to for close to a year now, actually a bit more than a year. I have been really working on getting them involved with one of our projects called Game Galaxy. We have become very good friends. We just realized that there is so much synergies. Our visions are so aligned as far as where the entertainment and media sector can really benefit from blockchains. It just came down to it we were like, well, why do we not actually merge because as an incubator we really need good operational staff to manage the verticals that we create anyways? That has always been the plan from day 1, to find the best of breed people to manage these projects that we develop and to work with them. We have that in Zai and Nolan. I am very excited about what we have announced today.
Tracy Weslosky: I have so many questions. Undoubtedly your stock is going to skyrocket. We need stories like this from the CSE. This is very exciting. Can you tell me how you two met? What was the occasion?
Shidan Gouran: I reached out to everybody who was involved in the gaming and applications of blockchains to the gaming space very early on. I found out that Nolan and Zai were doing stuff in that space so I reached out to them. Introduced myself and said, well, this is what we are doing, let us align ourselves and work together on building something great. Game Galaxy is a consortium of gaming companies that are building a common exchange and a common underlying cryptocurrency for trading virtual goods inside of games. That is only one small piece of what we are doing. It is a big piece because that is potentially 400 million users that will be using this platform out of all the members of the consortium that we have together. What X2 is doing is even more interesting because they are actually developing what will hopefully be the main wallet inside of games. It is way more advanced than anything I have seen out there. It is something they can share with a lot of people because of where they are located and who they are obviously as far as business development. They are the perfect people to really tackle that for the gaming industry. The synergies were amazing. They are building solutions for keeping track of competitions…to access the complete interview, click here
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