Hantao is the Co-founder of QU3ST, a platform for helping people build creator communities in Web3, and Overtime’s official gaming team.
💼 What were you doing before Web3?
Traditional gaming, content, esports teams, creators, a variety of different stuff within gaming.
🤔 How did you get into Web3?
Started trading meme coins, got rugged too much. Started trading NFTs, got a JPG when I got rugged. Ownership makes sense to me for gaming, spent a lot of hours playing PoE and Diablo 2.
🚀 What was your first crypto or NFT project?
Crypto was EOS or Tron lol. NFT was some rainbow hippo that is a slow rug.
🧠 How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
I work in gaming.
💡 Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
There’s a lot of good content in Web3, I would say the best medium that I like is Twitter spaces atm. There’s a lot of creators and thought leaders, but I can usually find them sitting in a space. For gaming, Jonah and Gabe are killing it. For general spaces, Leap and TG are also making great waves.
🥳 What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Every new day seems like a highlight in Web3 haha. Everything is always changing daily. Starting the biggest Web3 creator program with Sky Mavis (Axie) was pretty sick.
📈 What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
Currently I have bags on Ronin, Solana, and ETH. I’m also excited about other gaming chains like Polygon, Arbitrum, and ImmutableX.
🤝 What advice would you give someone starting out in web3?
People are a lot more friendlier in Web3, just go out (not literally) and talk to people. Just be respectful and you’ll get a decent amount of value out of networking.
🎤 If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
I’ll be talking at NFTNYC on Web3 creator economies. I would talk about how there’s a generational shift in content generation and we’re seeing it first hand in Web3.
🚨 What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted island?
Probably a satellite phone so I could listen in on some spaces while staring down dehydration and starvation.