Can either of you talk about your personal interests or endeavors in Web 3.0? Whether that's playing games in the metaverse or trading crypto or minting NFTs.
Fairlane: The comics that we're creating, I don't know if we're going to be the first, but they will be launched as an NFT and will be available eventually in the metaverse. At the very least, we wanted to be number one [in terms of being] more encompassing and more inclusive. We're both from Asia and one of the things that I've always really wanted to do was to highlight the different and diverse culture of Asians. And I've always felt like, well, the whole world was flexing on Asian culture, but we barely have any recognition.
And so I wanted to bring focus into our own literature and our own culture, and make everybody realize that it's so diverse. It's so beautiful. And if we're able to appreciate all of this and know all of this, I think we will be a little bit more solid as a society. So that's the biggest goal, to be able to immerse people into our culture and not just show it through a comic book or through one entity, but to actually immerse them in there as close as possible to the physical experience of it.
And then on the lighter side, I do invest in cryptocurrencies. There's always the big two: Bitcoin and Ethereum. And then all the others. The key for me is to believe in the technology. If I know that the blockchain behind the technology is something that I can get behind on, then I invest in that.
Rebecca: So the reason I started out with crypto investments, which was early onset, is because if you understand blockchain and the technology behind it, it's so decentralized. And it offers people a way to not monetize your privacy and your data on the web. And the security involved is actually what really intrigued me, so I started really dabbling in crypto.
But the other side of crypto is also investing in NFTs or land. For instance, when they first released the plots of land on Sandbox, that was when I actually really got interested. I was starting to bid and I would lose my sleep, like making sure my bids were in to get land because it's so intriguing. There's so many opportunities of what you can do with that land, right? You can rent it out in the future, you can build on it. I can establish my own empire. And because it's so new and there are so many possibilities, what used to take people millions of dollars in my era to buy a home, the young investors now can come in with a lot less capital to start building wealth. So crypto and land in the metaverse and NFTs have become a more affordable wealth-building utility. Whereas [with] real estate, you need 20% down, then you need a monthly mortgage payment, and not many people can do it these days with the way the world is, everybody lives paycheck to paycheck. So this becomes another chance to build wealth, especially for millennials or the people who have just never had that chance before.
Fairlane: And with the metaverse, if you're a developer, you don't even need capital. You just build from your imagination using your skeleton, and you're good to go. You don't need billions of dollars. Even better is that you're actually breaking geographical barriers. You put up a theme park, anybody can go there. Your clothes may be sold to anybody in the world. So yeah, for sure. It's everything that it was able to do for cryptocurrency and more.