Bountie is a local gaming platform that aims to connect gamers across Asia.
Today we have the huge privilege of having Bountie’s CEO, Lex Na to share with us how Bountie can help gamers in Asia make gaming a profession. Enjoy!
Lex Na: Hello readers! I’m 31 this year. 15 years ago, I was 8th in the North America server for Random Team ladder games for Warcraft 3.
My love for gaming grew my interest in tech. So I started my digital agency right after University, instead of being a Banker and going after what I studied in University.
10 months ago, my co-founders and I got together and started what would have eventually became Bountie.
Bountie is a platform for gamers in Asia to make a living while playing the games they love.
Lex Na: Start-ups are full of ups and downs.
As founders, we feel the highest of high and the lowest of lows throughout this journey.
My most inspiring moment was a day that I got rejected for a major deal from an investor. I thought the deal was confirmed and nothing can stop this from going through. Yet, somehow it did fall through.
I was also surviving on 4 hours of sleep and sleep deprivation significantly affects one’s mood. At that moment, I felt terrible and lost but thankfully my co-founder Jose He was beside me.
He has been with me since the start and for this rejection so he understood what I was going through. He brought me back into perspective and told me a story about “The farmer who lost his horse”/ “塞翁失马 焉知非福”.
For those who haven’t heard of this story, Google it! The moral of this famous story is to not judge or react too much to good or bad outcomes. Because we’ll never know if this good or bad outcome will eventually turn out to be a blessing or curse.
This inspired me personally to focus on what I can improve and change rather than what I can’t.
My most difficult moments have always been dealing with people. Because people are dynamic and we all have feelings.
It’s sometimes tough to navigate this without affecting another because of a business decision that has to be made.
Lex Na: People think that Bountie is a gaming start-up but we are actually a technology company.
Our processes, direction and mythologies are all tech-driven and inspired by tech start-ups instead of traditional gaming companies.
Lex Na: Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. This was introduced by an investor who is friend’s with the author Chris Burniske.
This book has a concise overview of crypto, evolution of it and lots of information if you’re planning to start investing into this space.
Lex Na: I personally feel that 2018 is the year where ideas becomes applications. There were lots of ideas floated around in 2016 and 2017.
This year is when the ideas become crystallised. Early adopters, investors and supporters can expect to start seeing use cases for their Coins/ Tokens other than speculative use or store of value.
Lex Na: I would like to seek for help in a world where people are expected to know it all.
Specifically for talents, hustlers and people in the tech and gaming space to join our gaming revolution, join Bountie to evolve this space from paying to play to get paid to play.
We imagine a world where Ready Player One becomes a reality not in a dystopian way but in one that gaming becomes a huge part of everybody’s lives.
And Bountie would be in this vision. (: