Michael Huynh joins us to discuss on the Biggest DeFi + NFT Conference – DCENTRAL Miami.
Michael Huynh is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of DCENTRAL. Michael has been involved in crypto marketing, tokenomics, and community building for multiple high reputation crypto companies including Matic Network (Polygon), Unilend, Chromia, Quickswap, and Persistance since 2017.
Passionate about bringing people together to grow the crypto industry by fostering community growth, he enjoys optimizing operations and marketing strategies.
More than just a pure ‘NFT Conference’, at DCENTRAL we bring together the DeFi builders and protocols to connect with NFT collectors, artists, and creators. This is a place where DeFi, DAOs, Metaverses, NFTs, Protocols and developers meet and collaborate all under one roof. Then add in a mix of culture, music, art and entertainment.
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00:00:19:08 – 00:00:45:16
Richard Carthon: Oh, everyone, welcome to another episode of cryptocurrency hosted here, Richard Cawthorne. And today I have a very special guest building out one of the most amazing events that has graced both Austin and is now about to go Grace Miami, trying to make the industry feel a lot more loosens and getting away from the rigid ness of the Web 2.0 world and now getting into what is the fun of what? 3.0 we have Michael Huynh , who is part of the Central. How are you doing today?
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Michael Huynh: Good, good. Thanks for having me on and excited.
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Richard Carthon: Well, thank you for being here. And before we dive into your event, that’s coming up in this November 1st, let’s discuss a little bit more about you. Can you give us some background on yourself?
00:00:59:11 – 00:01:29:13
Michael Huynh: Yeah, definitely. So a little bit about me like what I do in the industry. I started crypto full time in 2017. I kind of drove down the Bitcoin rabbit hole and just kind of like never looked back. So I initially started working with a marketing firm called Lunar Digital Assets. So they were one of the ones that was they were one of the ones that kind of like pushed me into learning deeper about, you know, Yemen, a lot of other a lot of the other blockchains as well. And from there, I got a lot of different industry experiences by helping helping a lot of their clients.
00:01:29:15 – 00:02:01:21
Michael Huynh: And one of the notable ones was Polygon. So from there, build that relationship with a from Matic network all the way to Polygon and was able to understand kind of like their work ethic and the work mentality of what it really meant to be what three company and from there went over to kind of like did a did a few other things quick swaps economics and then after that we decided to say, hey, look, me and friends got together and said, you know, there’s a industry that really needs, really needs to find a way to creatively and, you know, be a part of a community within an event.
00:02:02:11 – 00:02:32:22
Michael Huynh: So we found that little, little vertical and we decided to start hosting conferences. And last year, we hosted our first physical conference in Miami called Decentral Miami. And we had 5000 people show up. We also had over 130 sponsors, 30 plus layer ones and layer twos. And just like we had like five stages and it was just kind of like a really good environment because we let everyone hang loose. There was not a lot of restrictions in terms of like what they could have could do. As long as you’re building within the space. We wanted to include you.
00:02:33:20 – 00:02:42:21
Michael Huynh: And the reason for that is because we wanted to make it to where it’s like a safe haven. Come in, you enjoy an event, you go home living happy, and you know, you get value out of the event through the connecting.
00:02:43:24 – 00:03:15:26
Richard Carthon: Definitely, man. It’s always great to be able to meet in person, especially in this web3 space. We all went through COVID together and we had to build a lot of online communities, so be able to have an event that kind of brings everyone together. Posts this are during rather and and to really start to connect. It’s really amazing that you’re able to put on an initial conference and have that many people show up like kudos to you all. I know a lot of work that goes into putting out events and what it means to be able to get that many people, get those sponsors, etc..
00:03:16:06 – 00:03:42:27
Richard Carthon: But going back to your your your background just for a second, you gave a quick shout out to Quick Swap. We had them on the show awhile back, so I want to give a quick shout out to them, but it’s really interesting to be able to see like how you were first building in this space and really seeing how do you go about. Of building a really superior product, but then also figuring out how do you build that community aspect as well? How are you able to take those experiences and then be able to translate that over into building out the central?
00:03:43:29 – 00:04:14:20
Michael Huynh: Yeah, it was kind of like I would say the beginning part was becoming a student. So me trying to learn as much as I can about blockchain and learning as much information as I can, and then from there, looking at different resources, I spent hours just scouring telegram groups, discord groups, you know, Twitter, YouTube, trying to find the resources. Because for me, I really, really wanted to learn. And in order to be proficient, I wanted to find a way to actually provide value back. So that’s where the kind of like the skill sets come in and get applied.
00:04:14:22 – 00:04:47:08
Michael Huynh: When I was working at your assets, it was able to, you know, go into communities, manage them, and then find ways to interact with them that and see what takes and what’s good and what’s bad and from there, optimize, too. So then once we come to events, it’s kind of like we’re now wanting to give back. Like it’s been five, five years for me in this industry. I want to find a way to give back and I want to find a way to connect the community that has been there for me since that everyone is very nurturing and everyone is really caring as long as you find the right people and they’re willing to help.
00:04:47:17 – 00:05:23:04
Michael Huynh: You just have to find a way to provide value back to them as well. So for me, even like for example, this background is from, as John Bays tweeted this out. And basically what happened was they have like five or six different Zoom backgrounds, but this was before kind of like the NFT wave kind of kicked off. But almost all of that was there was like a little donation button for like a Bitcoin address. So, you know, if you provide value to you, you provide value back to him by donating to the artist that’s creating the graphic. But we want to give back to the communities that are going to be the next generation or the previous generation that is going to continue.
00:05:23:06 – 00:05:26:15
Michael Huynh: On pushing the movement of web3 and crypto across the world.
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Richard Carthon: And I love that about this industry and especially about more and more the people who I meet who are building here really do have that giving back aspect of how do you pay stuff for it, how do you not just pay it forward with providing a ton of value? But then also, as other people are entering the space, bringing them up faster, paving the way to make their path a little bit faster and straighter, and giving them resources to either build their product, build their community, etc., and just have this be a really good ecosystem of sharing and giving.
00:06:00:04 – 00:06:26:09
Richard Carthon: And you know, along that you originally started Decentral first one to dive into that a little bit more like at what point were you like, okay, I want to do this and let’s plan this out? So for a lot of people who’ve never been on an event, they don’t necessarily know the finer details of what really goes into throwing this. So if you can walk us back through that first journey of putting on the first event and kind of fast forwarding into where you are now putting on another event in Miami, can you kind of just walk us through that?
00:06:27:09 – 00:06:59:04
Michael Huynh: Yeah. So for us we wanted to kind of use so our first brand, the first one that we launched was called Defi Summit. It was a virtual summit. We did have like preview like previous event experience in terms of like hosting smaller meetups like for our team, but nothing on the scale of like Miami. So what we did was we wanted to see if we can test ourselves to find a way for speakers to come on and how can we manage that as a team. So we, we decided to launch Defi summit first virtual brand, but all the videos are all online for free.
00:06:59:06 – 00:07:33:06
Michael Huynh: So if you guys want to go check them out, by the way. The thing about our conferences is that we do not like to have we set boundaries first. The rules and the foundations of every event has to be followed across all of our brands. So number one is basically non-exclusive. We wanted it to be where if competitors are coming on stage. I rather put them on a panel and talk to each other then to kind of keep those hidden words across and kind of like keep the hate on each side. I want the walls to kind of like fall down from the silos of everyone because I know everyone is building towards the same path.
00:07:34:27 – 00:08:15:05
Michael Huynh: Also from that too is like we would have to for the virtual ones. We would have to continue on doing marketing, finding ways to kind of push avenues, getting those connections, and then getting reaching out to previous connections and previous friends to kind of see if there was an interest. So like the first event went really well. We had over 200 speakers, a lot of notable names on there, including like Mark Cuban, Sandy from Abe, Sandy Manuel from Polygon, and a plethora of people as well. But the thing about that is like we want it to be blockchain agnostic, so anyone and everyone was included instead of just having it where it’s just separated into one silo and that everyone resonated with that.
00:08:15:07 – 00:08:46:15
Michael Huynh: We, we stuck to kind of like our core fundamentals and we, we stuck to kind of like the base foundation of what we want out of the event because like we wanted this information as well. We wanted some of the alpha. So it was good, kind of like organizing that. And then we did a second one which was just called NFT Con, which focused all of our NFT is and we still saw that the band was there on the journey towards Miami. We’ve never done a 5000 person event like none of us has. So the journey was a little bit rough. It was a lot of like trial and error in the beginning.
00:08:46:25 – 00:09:13:24
Michael Huynh: But what we wanted to do was we really focused and sat down and said, we really need to make this work because this is something that the industry really needs. And me and my team went to Miami probably a month in advance before the event, and we’re working like 18 hour days just to make sure we were we were like getting everything ready because we really wanted to put that touch and care into it. Like, I want someone to come to the event and enjoy it, not have a Fyre Festival.
00:09:14:16 – 00:10:00:19
Richard Carthon: Yeah, no, I definitely don’t want to put on another Fyre festival, but that’s cool. I mean, just just to first start with a virtual event to build out some of the finer details around getting your speakers, figuring out how to, to get good panels together and figuring out how to you didn’t bring an audience to participate and listen to these speakers and get a lot of that going before going over into the the physical event, into the scale that you did. And I mean, again, go in and put in the 18 hour days like I definitely understand the challenges that potentially come with that and the stress that can lead up to an event or even, you know, during the event itself and, you know, being able to reset yourself after the event’s over.
00:10:00:21 – 00:10:13:02
Richard Carthon: But you go and have that a successful, successful event. You then come to Austin, you put on the central here, and now you’re getting ready to go do the one in Miami. Can you give us a little bit of more information on what’s coming up in November?
00:10:14:10 – 00:10:44:24
Michael Huynh: Yeah. So we, we wanted to basically go back to Miami like we’re going to do this as a yearly thing. So we’re going back to Miami right before Art Basel. So we’re going to be front running Art Basel again. And you know, Art Basel is traditionally a really fun event for everyone that’s going to be musicians, creators, artists. It’s it’s a vibe that basically, you know, everyone goes around and creates a lot of a lot of a lot of value for everyone. So for us, we wanted to kind of run that again. So we’ll be at the the James all night center on the 28th and 29th of November.
00:10:45:15 – 00:11:17:22
Michael Huynh: And we wanted to also kind of like change venues because the first one we had was Macy’s at the airport. We had that as a test trial. Everyone kind of like gave us a lot of feedback and we took that feedback and we implemented that. We wanted it to be a more a more fun experience every single time. So we upgraded to the James oh nine Center. So we actually booked the entire James Online Center and the Hyatt that’s associated with it for, for the both of those days and the four floors as well. So we have a full venue bio. We’re aiming to have around like five stages or so.
00:11:18:12 – 00:11:53:10
Michael Huynh: The main stage has around like 4600 seating capacity. And then we also have our divine divine stage. We’re also creating a web three women’s only stage. We wanted to also showcase some of the newer, you know, some of the newer founders that are coming in. So we also do have a, what, three pitch stage that are, you know, VCs are trying to get funding, startups are trying to get funding from because we’re working on a Web three job fair as well. So if you guys want to be able to reach some of these sponsors and some of these protocols that will be at the event, you know, we want to find a way to to get more people into crypto.
00:11:55:14 – 00:12:30:21
Richard Carthon: Yeah. Man, that sounds amazing. The fact that you are doing your venue, you have a place to stay right there. You’re looking the the four floors have all the different stages. You have a lot of entry points for different people in this space who are trying to connect. Network, meet some of these different people and also be able to get some really good education from it as well as you’re kind of like scaling this out. And for the person that listen to this right now, they’re like, wow, this sounds really cool. A lot of people in various ways during bearish times are are more hesitant, potentially go and participate in some of these types of events.
00:12:31:01 – 00:12:38:16
Richard Carthon: Why do you think now more than ever, it’s important for people to continue to go out, attendees, events, network and keep growing.
00:12:39:18 – 00:13:21:24
Michael Huynh: I think that you’re always a student in crypto and there’s never enough you know, there’s never enough information for you to finally grasp it. No one can be the master of all different types of verticals defi fashion, daos and apps, gaming metaverse is there’s so many different angles. The reason that you should probably go to the event, I don’t want to shill it too much, but the reason that kind of like the events is kind of needed is because of the connections that you make are going to be there with you for long term. And also there’s a lot less noise. So if you see during a bull running compared to during a bear run like we we focus on marketing towards the builders within crypto and we don’t want it to be where it’s like, hey, look, someone is coming in and trying to disrupt or trying to rug or or do things like that.
00:13:22:00 – 00:13:55:19
Michael Huynh: We want to create positivity for people that are within the crypto space and that are still here, you know, throughout the entire time because they see value in that. They see what we’re trying to build and what we’re trying to go across. So their market or bull market will still continue on having our events. If this is not an option for you, that’s totally fine. We’ll invite you in next year. But I think that all of these current topics still need to kind of be focused on as well, because there’s so much innovation in the industry and we want it to be where everyone around the world can still find a way to view in and listen in as well.
00:13:57:04 – 00:14:27:08
Michael Huynh: Because like the topics that we really want to hear from is the ones that we like from us as a team, for example. And we want to hear some of these topics. So we want to hear it from the leaders because they’re the ones that are kind of like at the front line saying, Hey, look, I’m going to talk to regulation. I’m going to be the ones to kind of change the, you know, change the policies or, hey, look, this is a new invention that I created. We want to hear those kind of like hard hitting hard hitting facts from the journalists as well, to be able to kind of, you know, just make it a more fun environment, but at the same time, an educational environment.
00:14:28:02 – 00:14:29:02
Richard Carthon: Definitely, man. And
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Richard Carthon: what I really enjoy about this is what you said about this is for the builders right now there’s a lot of people building. We’re all going through the same struggles, we’re all going through the same things. But it’s the builders who are going to make this industry continue to grow. And we’re the we’re the ones that are going to last. So I definitely resonate with that. And, you know, talking about some of the various topics, there’s two topics that we talked about, you know, before you came on the show that I definitely want to speak on a little bit deeper now, and that is gaming and defi. So I know that you have experience in in traditional gaming, but I want to spend a little time just discussing like how do you think this industry is going to continue to evolve over time as it relates to gaming?
00:15:10:18 – 00:15:48:28
Michael Huynh: Yeah, I think for gaming right now, everyone’s like, oh my God, gaming is like a downtrend or uptrend. Don’t speculate on the market. The thing about gaming is that gaming does take time to make sure that it releases. If companies are saying, I can release a game out in six months, even if it’s like a flash game, as if you guys remember flash games back then, I was like a flash game. Maybe that’s okay. But you know, if you really want a triple-A quality game, it does take time to to kind of to kind of create. So I think gaming will take a surge in 2023 or 2024, especially once more products are released out and the gaming ecosystem starts to thrive.
00:15:49:09 – 00:16:25:00
Michael Huynh: Like if we look at like some of the big competitive games, Fortnite, like a legends, CSGO, like they all take time to build up to that community portion. And from there they start creating these tournament cycles, they started creating these land parties and everything. So it takes time to kind of build that out. Once the game is ready. And also with that too, it’s like games will go through a phase where there will be a lot of hacks, there’ll be a lot of exploits, there’ll be a lot of different types of bugs. It’s because the nature of games is everything has to. It’s basically tinkering, you know, tinkering with a box, something might break and you’re like, okay, let me go back and fix this for quick.
00:16:26:12 – 00:17:00:24
Michael Huynh: But so yeah, I think gaming will take a trend off. We’ll take a trend and it does lead to a way for of mass adoption that. It really, really scaled pretty quickly, especially if you have blockchain technology in the background and you make it user friendly. You know it’s going to be like steam. People are going to be able to log in with a username and password, go and play their game, be able to earn money or potentially, you know, potentially earn some rewards and be rewarded for the experience of all their data is then utilized for them instead of being sold to third party companies.
00:17:00:26 – 00:17:06:15
Michael Huynh: And a lot of these games would like traditional games. We kind of get keep a lot of their assets as well.
00:17:07:11 – 00:17:38:01
Richard Carthon: Right. I appreciate you bringing that up as something that’s critical to, I think, what, three games right now is that. Just like you said, these massive games take time. But as you look towards mass adoption, I think there’s as it relates to crypto in the web3 space, the two entry points are going to be nfts and gaming. And as you get more of this traditional Web 2.0 type of community, more on to the crypto community, that’s when they start to.
00:17:40:10 – 00:18:14:23
Richard Carthon: Deal with and. And participate in things like Defi and then also like go to the next phase of, you know, metaverse and then also go to other things that are involved in this space. And I want to spend a little bit more time on Defi because I genuinely think Defi decentralized finance has a lot of opportunity and can be one of the greatest equalizers that the world has ever seen. However, I don’t think the entire puzzle has been fixed yet. I think of the circle we’ve gotten to like 70 to 80% of problems being fixed, but that last 20% is going to be really hard to solve.
00:18:14:25 – 00:18:26:14
Richard Carthon: We’ve seen a lot of defi projects go under. You know, like I spent a lot of time on Luna and all the things that came with that. But where do you think Defi needs to evolve to become more sustainable?
00:18:27:24 – 00:18:46:22
Michael Huynh: I think Defi is good as it is, of course, optimizing to making sure that the equity pools are more rewarding or more efficient as know that it’s always going to be a process. And I don’t think Devi’s ever going to be fully complete. It’s like no and no industry is ever fully complete of innovation.
00:18:48:14 – 00:19:19:09
Michael Huynh: We’ve seen something happen, though. The stock market would stop trading. Besides the dexs, the dexs would go on continue on 24 seven. So I think that we’re starting to see like a lot of people are starting to see that, hey, look, the regular financial system does have something that’s of a flaw. And, you know, with with decentralized finance, we kind of fix it. It’s all on the blockchain. You see every single transaction, you see everything that’s happening that’s on 24 seven. And we’ve seen a lot of a lot of protocols do liquidations and people are like, holy crap, like this is this is happening.
00:19:19:11 – 00:19:54:23
Michael Huynh: Defi is going to die. No, Defi is working the way it’s supposed to be. These are the parameters. People just took too much risk and that sucks to be them. You know, you risk it. It’s either it’s either you risk to get reward or or, you know, you try to be less risky by optimizing your strategy. So I think that even though Defi, Defi, tVl or anything like that has been decreasing due to the due to collapse of prices, these protocols are still running the exact same way that they were designed to do. You know, people understood, like if you’re borrowing on ARB, you’re borrowing on compound that once it gets to a certain price, you will get liquidated.
00:19:55:05 – 00:20:15:18
Michael Huynh: You know, the traditional markets, if you look at like, let’s say, for example, like the whole big story with with Celsius like Celsius repay their loan to get the Bitcoin back. But, you know, you can default on other creditors if you want to. You know, in the traditional sense, take me to court and defi they got your money already, so you better pay back that loan or you’re not getting that bitcoin.
00:20:17:07 – 00:20:52:04
Richard Carthon: Yeah, it’s the opportunity there. And what I think a lot of people it was a wakeup call was, are you okay with potentially losing everything that you put in to get the reward back? Right. So if you’re being promised 10%. Let’s say you put in $100,000, are you okay with potentially losing $100,000 to make $10,000 in the event that the big defi protocol unfortunately goes under are belly up? So it’s the first time that we as an industry have had to deal with this harsh reality of just because you get an industry, everything looks good.
00:20:52:06 – 00:21:29:08
Richard Carthon: You’re you’re doing what you need to. But then if things go south on organizationally the defi protocol, they become over levered. That’s another thing you got to start weighing is okay, is the protocol that I’m engaging with, are they acting responsibly as well? So I think to your point, I think there are a lot of things that defies doing what was meant to do, but it’s exposing, I think, the potential greed that comes from the Web 2.0 space that now you you have no failsafe because because of all protocols when things go south, they have to go south for it to work itself out.
00:21:30:19 – 00:22:10:25
Michael Huynh: You know, a lot of people lose money in Defi because like, I think that they don’t optimize their investment strategy because you got to think about this like going into crypto and going into Defi, you are going into like investing and looking at different types of trading options. So a good quote from from MICO from a from OP. So here’s a good quote from from Miguel, one of my friends. Basically if you don’t see with a yield as coming from you are the yield. And like that resonated was so much because like the beginning portion of it, it was like I never understood like why a lot of people would go into super risky strategies and then complain about it whenever they lose on those strategies.
00:22:11:00 – 00:22:50:20
Michael Huynh: I remember no one’s pressing the button for you on Metamask. If it is your metamask, please take off all your money and then put it into another address. But like, you know, people are placing money in because they want to invest, they want to add risk their portfolio. They can go into safe alternatives or just hold on to it. Whichever way it is, is not financial advice. And like what I can provide for you, but there are different strategies that you want to do or what you want to not do. So I think that Defi still designed to to still be that background and say, hey, look, we’ll give you an opportunity to basically commit on your risk, but it’s also for the users also do due diligence and make sure that they’re following up with industry trends.
00:22:51:01 – 00:23:09:09
Michael Huynh: You know, like people have whole trading terminals that trade every single day and they have to follow industry trends and see what’s going on. So it is a little bit of a tedious process, but staying current with what happens with whatever is happening within crypto is always a good indicator for you to be a savvy investor.
00:23:10:14 – 00:23:40:17
Richard Carthon: Yeah. And just to stay on that for a quick second, as it relates to decentralized finance, you are your everyday person is now being exposed to potentially and in some cases very advanced potential trading strategies and opportunities, but. Historically, if you are trying to do these things, you would go deal with a broker or you go deal with a wealth manager. ET cetera. Now you’re getting the keys to the kingdom. And if you are going, investing and doing whatever, ultimately you are making these decisions.
00:23:40:19 – 00:24:01:18
Richard Carthon: Ultimately, the money can’t go into the protocol unless you press send and sign off on the contract for the money to go that way. So more people need to become more empowered and do more diligence and understand what they’re signing up for. But I also think that because a lot of these protocols aren’t necessarily as transparent with how all these things are working, people take for granted
00:24:03:27 – 00:24:38:28
Richard Carthon: what they are used to with having their handheld and the Web 2.0 space. And now they’d have to get a lot more educated on what they’re signing up for as they come into the Web 3.0 space. But I think it will continue to evolve. I appreciate you entertaining that conversation, and I think the future for Defi is extremely bright. And there’s going to be so much opportunity for a lot of people who want to educate, learn and participate in some of these different protocols. But, you know, Michael, I always like to wrap up with two fun questions. And one that I would like to go back to is with all the information that you’ve learned through putting on several events.
00:24:39:12 – 00:24:46:12
Richard Carthon: If you could impart one or two pieces of wisdom to yourself when you first got to starting putting on these events, what would you tell yourself?
00:24:49:06 – 00:24:50:18
Michael Huynh: Stay hungry and forever learn.
00:24:54:14 – 00:25:31:02
Michael Huynh: It’s really simple. Stay hungry forever. Learn that the reason for that is because you’re always a student in crypto. There’s so much innovation that’s happening. Just continue on learning. And that really helped me in the beginning. In the beginning, I was like, I don’t know this is going to happen. It was really it was really about. It’s kind of like believing in our team. We really believed in each other. We really wanted this to kind of push forward. And we we were always every single time, we’re like, hey, look, there’s a new thing happening. There’s a new trend happening. We need to learn about this. We need to make sure that we have enough information to be able to say, you know, we can try to teach others with this or, hey, look, we don’t know this information.
00:25:31:04 – 00:25:57:02
Michael Huynh: Let’s reach out to others and find a way to learn this. So that’s why we would create events, just because we wanted to create it, because same time we wanted to learn more about it as well. The deeper levels of it, what the innovators are building, and we wanted to stay current. So that was the main. The main thing is also to make sure that we understand the topics, because then once we understand and master those topics, we can then help and teach others to kind of help foster that relationship for them to.
00:25:58:04 – 00:26:10:24
Richard Carthon: Two great gems. You’re listening right now. We’ll play that back. I think that’s a really good reminder and it’s something that we all can act on. But, you know, Michael, as we wrap up here, what is the final thought that you want to leave with all the listeners here today?
00:26:12:01 – 00:26:43:27
Michael Huynh: I think that if you guys are interested in learning more about crypto, you know, the easiest way to do it is just. All that requires is your commitment and time. So all you have to do is just going to YouTube. There’s so many resources. YouTube, Twitter. Go into the telegram’s. Try to find a way to find that information. Remember, we’re on the Internet like the Internet is kind of like all around us. You can always find easily accessible information. And even if you want to go back on topics like last year, years before that, you kind of want to do research a little bit about the center.
00:26:43:29 – 00:27:19:24
Michael Huynh: And what we do is all of our videos from all of our conferences, whether it’s virtual or physical, are placed online. So you can kind of go back and listen to all of our previous speakers. We have over like 500 speakers. So just go on to YouTube.com slash defi summit. We haven’t changed our name from our first brand city central because it’s kind of like a reminder that, hey, look, this is where we came from, so stay humble. At the same time, we came together because of these values of wanting to build something within the industry. So for this one, we want to continue on with that, want it to be where everyone has an opportunity to build, has a voice and be heard and also be included.
00:27:20:02 – 00:27:54:20
Michael Huynh: But at the same time we want to have it where it starts, creating critical thinking by building, by bringing a lot of the leaders together and then having the community be there to be able to ask these questions of like, Hey, how do I learn more about this? Or I saw this, but how do I, you know, you get to interact with a lot of the companies instead of just interacting with them on screen, you can finally meet them in person and be able to ask, you know, Hey, look, can I get a job on the web? I’m a web coder. I’m a developer. I’ve been applying six, seven times. But being in person, you know, with it, with a job fair and everything, at our event, you can actually be in front of the.
00:27:56:21 – 00:28:26:24
Richard Carthon: And that’s powerful. And I really think that’s providing resources, providing education and having an abundance of of. Solid resources to continue to grow in your own journey, to stay hungry and always forever be a student. I think those are two great reminders. And Michael, I appreciate all the information that you share with us in our audience today. What are ways that people can connect with you? Keep learning more about the central and we’ll get their tickets if they’re excited about attending.
00:28:27:13 – 00:28:58:15
Michael Huynh: Yeah, so decentral is spelled D and that’s central. So there’s no E in Decentral and the beginning part. So you got to Decentral Capcom and then you kind of learn more about like all of our, all the things that we’re doing for Miami also on Twitter as well. Decentral Con you can also follow our subbrands if you just want to do just defi or just NFT. So we have NFT con and then also defi summit as well. And if you want to learn more about me, my twitter handle is the d gen boy. The boy is spelled deal II.
00:28:58:21 – 00:29:01:27
Michael Huynh: But remember the deviant part because that’s what I’m going to be forever.
00:29:03:08 – 00:29:09:27
Richard Carthon: So well again, man, thank you so much for your time. Thanks for all the information and of course for everyone listening stay cryptocurrency.
00:29:10:24 – 00:29:34:09
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