Open Campus, ForbesWeb3, and Animoca Brands launch OC100, the definitive list of creators driving learning and growth in Web3
Open Campus ID holders can nominate and vote for the top 100 influential creators in Web3 alongside a panel of industry thought leaders
1 February 2024 - ForbesWeb3, Open Campus, and Animoca Brands announce OC100, a pioneering competition to spotlight the best creators who are promoting learning and growth within Web3 through their educational content. This collaboration combines the three organizations’ collective expertise in media, education, and technology to recognize and elevate the content creators who are driving the next phase of Web3 adoption through educational online content.
From right to left: Ray Chan, Yat Siu, and Diana-Luk Ye, three of the OC100 Judges.
The OC100 competition will unfold in multiple phases starting on 1 February 2024 with the opening of nominations, followed by a public voting phase on a dedicated online platform created for the OC100 competition. The OC100 will have 8 nomination categories including Cultural & Artistic Impact, Content Creation & Storytelling, Technical Educators & Developers, Community Builders & Leaders, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Investment & Financial Insight, User Experience & Design, and Social Impact & Ethics. The OC100 will culminate in a high-profile announcement to showcase the top 100 creators.
Creators who make the OC100 list will receive a prestigious spotlight by Forbes, an opportunity to connect with leading Web3 innovators at OC100 events hosted by Animoca Brands, and enjoy early access to Open Campus's groundbreaking products.
The OC100 selection process will be judged by an esteemed panel of Web3 luminaries, including Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Chairman of Animoca Brands; Ray Chan, Founder of Memeland; Diana-Luk Ye, Head of Strategic Accounts for World of Women; Kenneth Shek, Project Lead of Mocaverse; All City, the ApeCoin Governance Steward; Fonz O., Founder and CEO of tokenproof; Ishan Bhaidani, Co-founder of SCRIB3; Nathan Head, the renowned Web3 artist; 0xChanglu, Web3 gaming expert and creator; Alex Salnikov, Co-founder of Rarible; RPH, Founder of Steady Stack; Virtual Bacon, Web3 investor and educator; Charles Wayn, Co-Founder of Galxe; Brian Evans, Web3 entrepreneur and investor; Amanda Cassatt, CEO of Serotonin; Axel, Founder of AOI; Chris Sirise, Co-Founder of Pixelmon and Rodri Fernández Touza, Co-Founder of Crossmint.
Taha Ahmed, Forbes’ Chief Growth Officer said, “OC100 is not just an event; it's a movement to redefine the educational paradigm within the Web3 ecosystem. In collaboration with Open Campus and Animoca Brands, we're harnessing our collective strengths to unlock new potentials in digital learning.”
Jonah Lau, Project Lead at Open Campus, said, “By collaborating with ForbesWeb3 and Animoca Brands, we're creating a platform to propel forward-thinking educators into the spotlight, showcasing the transformative power of Web3 in reshaping how we learn, teach, and grow."
Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Chairman of Animoca Brands and a judge in the OC100 contest, said, “We are excited to be at the forefront of this innovative educational venture with Forbes Web3 and Open Campus. OC100 will help shape the future of learning in the digital age while bringing much-deserved attention to educators for the content they create. We seek to foster a community-driven approach in Web3 education, where innovative creators are recognized and elevated by the community.”
An Open Campus ID or Moca ID is required to nominate and vote in the OC100 initiative. Open Campus ID is a decentralized identifier (DID) launched in partnership with Terminal 3 on 23 January 2023. Since the launch, more than 52,000 Open Campus IDs have been claimed. Open Campus ID offers users a unique .edu identifier and self-sovereign data storage, revolutionizing how educational achievements are recorded and verified. Moca ID is a decentralized identifier (DID) that provides access to Animoca Brands’ 400+ portfolio companies alongside its growing partner ecosystem.
To participate in the OC100 competition, holders of an Open Campus ID or Moca ID can go to 100.opencampus.xyz to nominate themselves or a creator that they think deserves recognition as a thought leader of Web3.
About Open Campus
Open Campus is a community-led protocol for educators, content creators, parents, and students. It puts decisions about learning back into the hands of educators and their students by fostering a collaborative environment, enabling teachers to create materials that appeal to the exact needs of students. Additionally, Open Campus recognizes the achievements of teachers and content creators who help students seek new knowledge, opening new revenue streams for effective educators around the world.
ForbesWeb3, an NFTNYC Brand Innovation winner, is Forbes’ arm focused on developing innovative product initiatives, cultivating engaging communities, and delivering valuable experiences within the dynamic Web3 space.
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 Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as 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, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be., PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, Gryfyn, and Azarus. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a portfolio of over 400 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, Alien Worlds, and many more. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on X (Twitter) or Facebook.