“The Phillipines are a great test market for games, because there is a high level of English knowledge and the cost of labour is quite cheap.”
Sky Mavis co-founder Aleksander Larsen, on how Axie Infinity was rolled out and tested in Southeast Asia. With its governance token surging 400% (to $18 USD) in recent weeks alongside the game’s expontential growth, Filipino workers are capitalizing on its increasingly lucurative “play to earn” NFT economy, echoing World of Warcraft-era gold farming in the Global South.

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