Guardian of the Week — Edition #4 — Meet ‘Crypto Ninja’
Welcome to Edition #4 of the ‘Guardian Of The Week’ series!
Every week, a special member of the community will be chosen by the team to be featured in the latest edition.
This is our way of acknowledging and celebrating all the contributions, love and hard work you have all given to this family.
We appreciate every single person who has contributed, and we hope this series gives everyone an insight into the people that make this community what it is!
This week’s Guardian of the Week recognises and celebrates the contributions of Guild of Guardian’s community member, Crypto Ninja.
A long-time participant in the crypto space, Crypto Ninja is a passionate advocate and mentor in the world of NFTs, web3 and blockchain gaming.
Co-hosting a high-energy and interactive GoG Twitter Space alongside fellow community member StepFam, Crypto Ninja has made an immediate impact catalysing participation and learning in the Guild of Guardians community.
Crypto Ninja’s leadership and enthusiasm carry over into his DOJO community, which he founded as an open space for others to share their knowledge and passion for NFT games. Serving as the Guild and home for many Guardians, DOJO is helping to onboard and guide members through the Guild of Guardians and broader NFT gaming ecosystems.
Crypto Ninja also works as an executive producer in Hollywood, Los Angeles, presenting exciting creative possibilities in the future!
To learn more about his motivation and dedication to the Guild of Guardians community, we caught up with Crypto Ninja. Here’s what he had to say.
Can you share a little background about your personal and professional life?
I’ve been a film and television producer since I arrived in Los Angeles, for about 15 years now. Absolutely love it. I produce primarily television shows and commercials. I’ve directed commercials for Mattel, Ford Motor Company, Kim Kardashian, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Sony, Apple and GoPro. I’ve also produced TV shows for non-profits on Lifetime Network. So, I’ve worked with lots of major studios.
I’ve been in crypto since 2016. I started trading and flipping Bitcoin, not knowing what it was at the time. Then, I went down the rabbit hole, started trading alts and have just been in the space ever since. Recently last year I dove into NFTs, and now NFTs and gaming are my primary thesis. I’ve been gaming since a kid and absolutely love it. I really believe in the space in a huge way. I just think this is the take-over. Gaming is going to eat up everything.
What do you love most about Guild of Guardians?
Of course, the community! 100% the community! I have made some really amazing friends and connections. I’ve learned so much and have so much fun with the Guild of Guardians community. Like hands down the best part about Guild of Guardians is the community and just the people it has brought together. We’re so positive, so fun, just dope and really great.
I could go on and on. It’s just a pleasure discovering people within this community and getting to know all the great people that have come together with a shared vision.
Aside from the community and team, my second favourite thing about Guild of Guardians is the artwork. The actual art is so dope and high quality, colourful, vibrant, shiny and beautiful. I love looking at the art.
You co-host a Guild of Guardians themed Twitter space alongside StepFam. What is your motivation and vision for the Twitter Space?
My motivation and vision for the Twitter Space are to bring as many of our community members together so we can communicate and share ideas, our thoughts and just have a good time. Even more so, I want to bring new people into this Guild of Guardians family. We know that Guild of Guardians is one of the best communities with a really solid game. I see people all the time, in bad communities and bad projects. My ultimate goal is to bring people into Guild of Guardians and create a space where people can really feel safe, have fun, interact, come alive, learn, bond and have a great time. I truly enjoy the Twitter Space a lot and have such a good time with StepFam and everyone. I want to create the best experience possible for our Guild of Guardians community to learn and grow.
How has your experience in crypto helped you evaluate the quality of the Guild of Guardians project?
My experience in crypto has taught me that you have to DYOR. Not just for a day or a few hours, but for weeks, days, months. You have to study these projects and learn about them over time. Not just pop into the discord or look at the trailer and say it looks cool. I had been looking at Guild of Guardians for months before I first got involved.
I took all the mistakes that I made from trading altcoins in traditional crypto and applied them to NFTs. I told myself I’m not going to FOMO. If an opportunity passes me by, it passes me by.
Every time I look at Guild of Guardians it checks all the boxes. The community, game, development team, integrity, clear communication, artwork, money to produce it and track record. There really isn’t anything lacking in this game.
DOJO is a community you founded and is the Guild and home for many Guardians. Can you speak about what the DOJO community means to you and how it has shaped your participation and understanding of crypto and web3?
The DOJO community is pretty much everything that I would want our community to be. It’s definitely an extension of Guild of Guardians. But it’s more than that: we’re a family. What it means to me most is the ability to share information for us all to come up and succeed. We constantly have members posting different giveaways, whitelists, quality alpha, games, strategy and knowledge that we can all share. It’s about us all coming together to better each other and to take that knowledge and flip it in the market and be able to provide more for our families.
That’s what I love about the DOJO community. The shared information, knowledge and love. Just a place where we can go and talk freely and not worry about being judged and have an open discussion about things that matter to us.
Will your experience in Hollywood tie into what you’re getting involved in with Guild of Guardians in the future?
Absolutely! 100%. My goal is to elevate Guild of Guardians in all ways possible, within our space but also beyond. Can’t say a lot now, but I am working, not directly with Guild of Guardians yet, but I’m definitely working with some major streaming platforms and some other big Hollywood entities at introducing Guild of Guardians and some of these play-to-earn games I am invested in and studying, to give them more exposure. I’m not going to guarantee anything, but know that it is at the forefront of everything I do in Hollywood. It’s elevating Guild of Guardians, web3, blockchain, NFTS and anything else that’s going to better our society through the use of these tools.
What’s your long-term goals with Guild of Guardians?
I would love to collaborate with Guild of Guardians in some sort of franchise, television, or movie where we bring Guild of Guardians IP and game experience visually and interactively to people in a form of television, film, VR experience. That would be my long-term goal, to bring awareness to Guild of Guardians through my skills as a producer and director.
How can people get in touch with you?
We hope you enjoyed our fourth edition of ‘Guardian of the Week’. Each week, we’ll introduce a new community member, to acknowledge and celebrate their valuable contributions and achievements.
Until next time, Guardians.