Animoca Brands’ Yat Siu appointed to Hong Kong Task Force on Promoting Web3 Development
03 July 2023 - Animoca Brands, the company advancing digital property rights for gaming and the metaverse, announced today that its co-founder and executive chairman Yat Siu has been appointed to the Task Force on Promoting Web3 Development (“Task Force”) newly established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Government”).
In October 2022, the Government issued the Policy Statement on Development of Virtual Assets in Hong Kong, setting out the policy stance and approach towards the sector. Recognizing that virtual assets are an integral part of a vibrant Web3 ecosystem, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary announced in the 2023-24 Budget the establishment of the Task Force to provide recommendations on the sustainable and responsible development of Web3 in Hong Kong.
Chaired by the Financial Secretary, the Task Force comprises 15 non-official members from the relevant market sectors, with the participation of key Government officials and financial regulators.
Yat Siu, the co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands, commented, “I am honoured to be appointed to the Task Force and I look forward to contributing to this forward-thinking initiative. The Task Force firmly establishes Hong Kong as the leading example of a mature and highly modernized economy that embraces the remarkable opportunities presented by Web3, blockchain, virtual assets, and the open metaverse. I believe that the work of the Task Force will help to shape not only Hong Kong but also globally in the adoption of blockchain technologies, particularly in the areas of regulation, ecosystem building, industry development, and talent development.”
Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands
For more information including membership list, please refer to the Government's press release at https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202306/30/P2023063000579.htm.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, Phantom Galaxies, Life Beyond, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Life Beyond Studios, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of over 450 Web3 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.