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Why Gaming is the Future – And Crypto Is Not

Adam Hartung, Manny Teran
Gaming, NFL, NBA, MLB, egames, esports, crypto, ftx, sbf, sam bankman-fried, elon musk, trends, innovation

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The world is abuzz about the World Cup.  But esports is actually much, much bigger than soccer – or the NFL, NBA or MLB!  Do you realize that gaming is a $200B business?  And while all major team sports are flat to declining, Gaming is growing at 25-50% PER YEAR!  This podcast overviews how to interpret the data so you can understand just how big a trend Gaming is, and why this should impact your investments.  

Simultaneously, the long fad of crypto is under attack due to the failure of FTX, incarceration of Sam Bankman-Fried, and trading halts at exchanges like Binance.  This podcast overviews how the same sort of analysis that spots Gaming as an important trend shows with clarity that crypto – despite the media hype – is a fad.  And a fad quickly losing interest.

Thinking points:

• Are you using trends to guide your investments, or merely relying on history?

• Are you able to tell the difference between trends and fads?

• Did you let hype influence you to invest in crypto?  Or to think soccer is a fast growing sport?

• Are you using high growth in sectors like gaming make an influence or where you invest in growth?