Alex Amsel

Alex Amsel

Head of Blockchain Strategy




Alex is an award winning game developer and blockchain expert. Having run a game development studio for over 15 years, he moved into the blockchain field in late 2012 and is currently Head of Blockchain Strategy at Over the past few years Alex has been investing in, advising and consulting for a number of start-ups, individuals, and organisations. His game work includes the Apple award winning and million selling indie hit Eufloria. Alex’s speaking roles include the first blockchain talks at GDC San Francisco and as external keynote at King’s internal conference. Other blockchain or gaming talks include TEDx, Pocket Gamer, GDC New Zealand Keynote, Casual Connect, DICE, European Blockchain Congress and many more.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the World of Cryptocurrency

Alex Amsel and Thomas Bidaux take to the D.I.C.E. Cannes stage to debate “the good, the bad and the ugly” around the mysterious and often volatile digital currency market. Amsel and Bidaux have followed digital currency for years, developing strong, incisive opinions on the space. Amsel has had experience in the Blockchain world while Bidaux is no stranger to digital currencies and virtual items with many years as an expert on MMO games, working closely with publishers and studios. Join them and their moderator Manon Burgel, CEO of B2Expand, as they navigate market complexities, dispel misconceptions, and provide insights into one of the hottest topics in gaming.