February at The Fintech Times: GameTech 2022

2021 was the year for NFTs, being named Collins Dictionary‘s word of the year, but as we head into 2022, what else is in store for them? We aim to discuss this and much more this February at The Fintech Times as we delve into the rapidly evolving world of gametech.

Gaming has come a long way since the days of collecting spare change and heading to the local arcade with friends. Not only are we now able to access games on screens in the comfort of our own homes, but we are now entering a time where boundaries are being broken with technology enabling us to experience different realities.

In light of this, this month we are aiming to cover the latest tech in gaming: taking a deep dive into the metaverse and NFTs, how new experiences are being brought to life through VR/AR technology and if depictions we have seen in sci-fi films of a virtual world could soon become a reality. We will then pivot to look at the influencers impacting the gaming market – how are celebrities getting involved and how will brands co-exist in the metaverse.

With the global gaming market being worth $173.9billion, we will also be analysing the latest paytech in gaming: why it’s so important, the impacts of the pandemic, fraud, and predictions for the future. The month will conclude by analysing another skyrocketing sector of the industry: eSports. Sitting down with competitors, viewers, and those behind the scenes, we will look to uncover the future of eSports, and what could lead to more mainstream adoption.

Plus, we will have our usual additional cycle of podcastswebinars and more to support our latest theme.

Webinars coming up include:

Gametech – Latest Technology: NFTs/Skins: released 3rd February, 11am GMT

With the global gaming industry expected to reach a valuation of 314.40 billion USD by 2026, the gametech sector is rising alongside it, constantly innovating to create new and exciting technologies.

As blockchain, cloud and VR bring the metaverse to life, gametech is experiencing a huge boom in popularity that shows no signs of slowing down, as well as in-game tokens such as in skins, loot boxes and now NFTs causing a global stir, the possibilities seem endless, with many wondering – what could be next?

This webinar will explore some of the latest technologies in the gaming and gametech worlds, as well as looking at what makes this tech so popular, and what the future holds for the industry.

Gametech – Paytech Adoption: released 17th February, 11am GMT

As the gaming industry continues to experience huge growth, ways to pay both in game and out are ever more essential. With the rise in subscription services as well as in game items such as loot boxes and skins, making payments has become part and parcel of being a gamer.

It will also answer the question why are so many payment methods required in the world of gaming?

This webinar will look at some of the major trends in gaming paytech adoption, as well as examine some of the factors to consider for payments processes to be successful, such as regulation and cybersecurity.

Stay tuned for more gametech announcements throughout February!


  • Francis is a journalist and our lead LatAm correspondent, with a BA in Classical Civilization, he has a specialist interest in North and South America.

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