 Yat was born and raised in Austria. He moved to HK in 1995 and set up HK’s first internet service provider, eventually sold to IBM. His company Animoca Brands is focused on providing true digital ownership to games through use of blockchain technology.

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:

“𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑐𝑘𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑑𝑜𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑔𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 … 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟 𝑎 𝑤ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑑𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑎 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦.”

“𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐 𝑡𝑎𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑖𝑝𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑒. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘𝑒𝑟. 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑎𝑡 𝑎 𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑜𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠.”

“𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦… 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ.”

“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑙𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠. 𝐼𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑟𝑢𝑙𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑥𝑡.”

“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒. 𝐼𝑛 𝐻𝐾, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑥𝑖𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒.”

“𝑃𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑐, 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑦. 𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑣𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑏𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑟𝑢𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑢𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘, 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡.”

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞:

Yat is an entrepreneur and angel investor focused on internet and technology companies in Hong Kong.  He is Co-founder of Animoca Brands and Outblaze.  Animoca aims to be a world-leader by delivering true digital ownership to gamers by use of blockchain technology.  Outblaze focuses primarily on digital consumer entertainment.

Born and raised in Austria, and having studied Music and Arts, Yat started his tech career with Atari in Germany.  He moved to HK in 1995 to establish HK’s first internet service provider company.

Yat has won several prestigious awards over the years, including, Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.  He is also Director of Asian Youth Orchestra and a member of British Academy of Film & Television Arts.

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