What were you doing before Web3?
My name is Nick Frontera. I am currently the CEO and Co-founder of Apollo Entertainment, a metaverse and video game production studio. At present, we are working on an exciting project called the Satoshiverse, a blockchain-themed superhero universe and video game. Before entering the realm of web3, I was an entertainment and Intellectual Property lawyer at a major Los Angeles-based firm.
How did you get into Web3?
My journey into web3 started back in 2017 when I became fascinated by the concept of a metaverse. It was then that I discovered Decentraland, and the idea of using NFTs to make digital assets more tangible truly resonated with me. This led me to dive headfirst into this field
What was your first crypto or NFT project?
My first venture into the crypto and NFT world was with Decentraland. The unique idea of a blockchain-backed metaverse really captivated me.
How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
I lead a team at Apollo Entertainment, where we create gamified virtual experiences and video games. One of our unique selling point is that we leverage blockchain technology, providing players with genuine ownership of all the digital items they collect within these virtual experiences.
Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
I’ve been greatly influenced and inspired by my grandfather, Jose Delbo, and Trevor Jones. Both of these individuals have successfully adapted their styles to thrive within the digital space, and their successes have been remarkable.
What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
The biggest highlight of my career so far has been the opportunity to work with my grandfather, Jose Delbo, assisting him in becoming one of the most collected artists in the NFT space. Additionally, founding the Satoshiverse with my team at Apollo Entertainment has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. Working alongside such a talented group of creatives every day is truly a joy.
What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
This year, I’m particularly excited about the developments occurring in the web3 gaming space. It’s thrilling to see new tooling being unveiled almost daily, all of which promise to enhance the industry significantly
What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
My advice would be to view blockchain in the same light as the internet: as a tool. It’s essential to seek out experiences and communities that you genuinely want to be a part of. Although a lot of the hype around web3 has focused on the monetary gains people have made, the technology is evolving, and its future won’t be about that. The focus will be on the problems the technology can solve and how it can improve virtual experiences.
If you could do a TED talk on any topic, what would it be?
I’d love to do a TED talk about the potential of Web 3.0 to establish a framework for digital property rights, by making digital assets more tangible.
What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
If I were stuck on a deserted island, I’d bring a satellite phone, haha, to get the heck out of there. However, I might not use it immediately as I’d probably take the opportunity to enjoy some rest and relaxation first.
POW stands for “Proof of Work.” It is a new feature article series in The Mega Maxi to highlight the savviest builders in the Web3 space.