Meet Papuyu, a Web3 content creator who’s an avid player of Axie Infinity.
💼 What were you doing before Web3?
Hi! People know me as Papuyu, it’s like an in-game nickname. I pick it from my local fish name. It sounds cute.
I’m a small Web3 content creator, specializing in games. I’m doing it full time, but I still need to grind more to get the money. Most of my time is spent in the house with my son.
Before Web3, I was an IT staffer at a furniture manufacturer’s help desk.
🤔 How did you get into Web3?
My coworker keeps bragging about his “profit” in “Bitcoin farming,” which annoys me, so I looked into blockchain.
As a true gamer, I looked into “does blockchain benefit gaming at all?” And I found Ethereum, where people can build apps on top of it.
That led me to experience Web3 through games.
🚀 What was your first crypto or NFT project?
Axie Infinity, back when it’s only an auto-battle game. I can only afford 1 Axie at that time so I then move into another game.
When I already had some ETH, I bought more Axies, but I still burned out because of gas fees.
🧠 How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
I will say, I make a video around Web3 games in which the game itself has an income potential in it.
💡 Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
I was mimicking Cagy back then for my content creation journey in my local language.
However, the content is not fully translated. I love Brycent and his tweets about promoting mainstream Web3 games. And Jihoz.
🥳 What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
Axie is my biggest history. I helped over 300 people because of Axie scholarship program. I also hosted Axie tournaments with a huge AXS prize pool from SkyMavis (AxieIndo).
Besides that, being recognized as an Indonesian Axie Content Creator is also a biggest highlight of my career for me.
📈 What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
I keep an eye on any game-related crypto tech. I just love games haha.
🤝 What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
Read a lot, ask a lot of questions, and verify. Join crypto community, but be careful because some of them can be toxic. And keep your seed phrase safe.
🎤 If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
Not sure if I can do something like that, but if I could, I want to discuss NFT and why it makes sense to apply it in a real-life use case.
🚨 What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
Fire, I mean a tool to make a fire.
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.