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freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:51 am Los Angeles-based Mythical Games moving their KC office to P&L from OP.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ports.html
Mythical Games, which uses and provides a platform with technology based on blockchain and nonfungible tokens, recently signed a 16,000-square-foot lease at 1321 Baltimore Ave.
The company's valuation reached $1.25 billion in November, with $150 million in Series C financing raised from a range of investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Michael Jordan and The Chainsmokers. It recently partnered with another backer, the NFL, to develop an NFT-based game titled NFL Rivals.
Awesome. It’s a Tech company valued at over $1 billion!!

100 employees are moving into this new location too..wow
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Would be great if we could get companies in more legitimate industries
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:08 pm
freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:51 am Los Angeles-based Mythical Games moving their KC office to P&L from OP.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ports.html
Mythical Games, which uses and provides a platform with technology based on blockchain and nonfungible tokens, recently signed a 16,000-square-foot lease at 1321 Baltimore Ave.
The company's valuation reached $1.25 billion in November, with $150 million in Series C financing raised from a range of investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Michael Jordan and The Chainsmokers. It recently partnered with another backer, the NFL, to develop an NFT-based game titled NFL Rivals.
Awesome. It’s a Tech company valued at over $1 billion!!

100 employees are moving into this new location too..wow
Value has likely gone down since Nov. Still an awesome get for downtown.

The industry is legitimate enough to bring 100 jobs to KCMO lol
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normalthings wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:31 pm Would be great if we could get companies in more legitimate industries
*Horse salesmen when Ford opens up downtown offices*. Circa 1903
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freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:57 pm
AlkaliAxel wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:08 pm
freedog wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:51 am Los Angeles-based Mythical Games moving their KC office to P&L from OP.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ports.html



Awesome. It’s a Tech company valued at over $1 billion!!

100 employees are moving into this new location too..wow
Value has likely gone down since Nov. Still an awesome get for downtown.

The industry is legitimate enough to bring 100 jobs to KCMO lol
It hasn’t yet
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Mind you they are based in California and what constitutes as a profitable industry is totally different then the rest of the nation. They are basically 10 years ahead of the curve so it’s good KC is getting this; the NFT tech bubble is just gonna grow until it becomes more relevant to the other 49 States and their respective economies.
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daGOAT wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:24 pm Mind you they are based in California and what constitutes as a profitable industry is totally different then the rest of the nation. They are basically 10 years ahead of the curve so it’s good KC is getting this; the NFT tech bubble is just gonna grow until it becomes more relevant to the other 49 States and their respective economies.
Totally agree. Having a huge branch for them in downtown is awesome for our tech scene.
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daGOAT wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:24 pm Mind you they are based in California and what constitutes as a profitable industry is totally different then the rest of the nation. They are basically 10 years ahead of the curve so it’s good KC is getting this; the NFT tech bubble is just gonna grow until it becomes more relevant to the other 49 States and their respective economies.
We don't seem to have a history of picking winners. Doesn't sound like we incented this group so maybe I have less reason to worry.

NFTs being the future is debatable.
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daGOAT wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:24 pm the NFT tech bubble is just gonna grow until it bursts and destroys the industry..
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Collison on 100 employees for Mythical games. Doesn't mention incentives but if any involved would hope the City/State validates they actually live in KC area, not remote assigned to KC office.
https://cityscenekc.com/la-gaming-tech- ... -district/

This explains the use of NFT for games, using for permanent ownership of characters sounds like a reasonable use case...
https://venturebeat.com/2021/11/04/myth ... -platform/
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