Market Drivers interviews Global Blockchain Technologies CEO on the future of media

“On one hand you have the future of media. Then on the other hand you have applications of blockchain technology to the media and entertainment industry.  I think Nolan and Zai and the technologies we have developed will be definitely one of the potential incumbents in this space. There are 3 projects really in the blockchain space that are really taking hold in the gaming world. I definitely think that what we are going to be offering very soon will outmatch them.” States Shidan Gouran, CEO & President of Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. (CSE: BLOC.U), in an interview with InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky.

Tracy Weslosky: Let me ask you, since you are one of our first features on the Market Drivers we are going to start with, where are you heading? 

Shidan Gouran: Fortunately you are actually taking me to my next meeting. This kills 2 birds with 1 stone. I really love this idea of driving around and talking.

Tracy Weslosky: Your next meeting is to market and explain what you guys are up to because you have just announced that you have partnered with the founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell. That is some fairly big news because Global Blockchain is evolving into a gaming company. 

Shidan Gouran: Absolutely. Global Blockchain, as you said, is evolving into a gaming and entertainment company. It is really taking over the future of TV and film as well in a sense because TV and film and video games are all going to be the same thing essentially. They are interactive media. Right now there are 2 amazing projects in the pipeline. One of them is actually a board game that involves cell phones. It involves social networking and voice narratives through Alexa. That is really amazing. Nobody has done that before. It has a huge blockchain component to it as well, which is very interesting. I am not going to go into the details of what X2 is working on. I think that is more for Nolan and Zai to share with you. I am definitely going to recommend for them to come and see you about that. Really it is the future. Right now what is really interesting to me is that American Idol gets maybe 18 million views on a good day. The top streamer on Twitch gets many multiples of that on an average day, viewers. When you see that dynamic you see where video games are going. By top streamer I mean the top video game player who streams his video games on Twitch gets more viewers than American Idol does. That is why this is important. The world is moving online. Gaming is a big part of it. X2 is really tackling the future of entertainment and media, which is super exciting.

Tracy Weslosky: In other words we have a great opportunity as investors to get involved right now. This is arguably groundbreaking and revolutionary with what you are trying to do, very large picture. 

Shidan Gouran: Yeah. On one hand you have the future of media. Then on the other hand you have applications of blockchain technology to the media and entertainment industry.  I think Nolan and Zai and the technologies we have developed will be definitely one of the potential incumbents in this space. There are 3 projects really in the blockchain space that are really taking hold in the gaming world. I definitely think that what we are going to be offering very soon will outmatch them. 

Tracy Weslosky: Alright. Let me just back you up to. Having been an investment firm and been a leader in the blockchain technology space, I do not think a lot of people really truly understand what blockchain technology is or how it can actually be applied here. Can you just talk to us a little bit about that market…to access the complete interview, click here

Disclaimer: Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.




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

Disclaimer: Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.