Professional Profile

Currently, I work as an advisor and consultant in the blockchain space. The teams I help tend to be around a few common themes: gaming, NFTs, Polkadot.

Previously, I worked at the Web3 Foundation, covering the grants program. In the past I covered collaboration, community, communications, security, and more!

One of the main projects of the foundation is the Polkadot network. A next generation blockchain platform. To read more about the innovation that Polkadot is bringing to the blockchain industry I invite you to read the following blog post: [link].

LinkedIn – Find me on LinkedIn if you wish to see my professional career profile. Feel free to connect and say hello!

Blockchain Gaming

Recently, I’ve been blogging a lot about blockchain gaming. In the first post I argue for putting more of the game state on-chain [link]. In later pieces I discuss how to verify the actions of players and how that fits with using Polkadot to power them. I also consider how we can fund and govern such a game too, which is tricky if such games will be open source by default.

If that doesn’t sound crazy enough, I postulated that we could turn gaming guilds into securitized DAOs. I naively suggested they can be companies, but a friend suggested that they should potentially be either mutuals, partnerships, or actual guilds.

What if we could take the Golem project and turn it into a Decentralised version of Google Stadia? [link]

Personal Profile

The following links lead to the various places on the Internet where you can read my blog posts.

Social Media

I can be found at various other places on the web:


Best way to contact me is via LinkedIn, although email can also work:

hello@. edthomson .com