Paris Blockchain Week 2024


Timothy Tello


CEO and Founder


Timothy Tello: A Visionary Leader in the Video Game and Blockchain Gaming Industry Timothy Tello is an accomplished and visionary professional who has made a significant mark in the video game industry and blockchain gaming space. With a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management and a strong background in sales and marketing, he has consistently demonstrated his exceptional expertise and commitment to the gaming world. Early Career and Transition to the Gaming Industry Tim's journey began in the corporate world as a Consultant for two industry giants, Halliburton and Baker Hughes. However, his true passion lay in the video game industry, and in 2015, he made a bold decision to follow his dreams, leaving the oil industry behind due to eroding gas prices. This courageous move marked the beginning of his remarkable career in the gaming sector. Pioneering Work in the Video Game Industry Throughout his career, Tim had the privilege of collaborating with some of the biggest names in the gaming industry, including Sony, EA, King, and 505 Games, among many others. He distinguished himself by sourcing games and negotiating agreements with renowned publishers, earning him a reputation as a top-notch business developer. Tim also played a pivotal role in founding and representing various game studios, such as Three Flip Studios, Sugar Glazed Games, Octopus Games, GTL Media, and Game Scribes. Notable Achievements and Impact Tim's contributions to the video game industry have been nothing short of extraordinary. He has been involved in projects that collectively reached over 15 million players and generated revenue exceeding $300 million. These accomplishments are a testament to his exceptional skills and dedication. Venturing into Blockchain Gaming Timothy Tello's forward-thinking nature led him to assist in establishing the world of blockchain gaming. He is currently the CEO and founder of 3thix, an all-in-one blockchain gaming on and off-ramp solution with future work that will focus on redesigning the ways games monetize to benefit both players and developers alike. Before establishing 3thix, he worked with POQ, one of the pioneering blockchain gaming companies, where he contributed to the creation of Matic/Polygon alongside Jaynti Kunani who was the lead engineer at POQ at the time. Tim's pivotal role in obtaining the first-ever no-action letter from the SEC for an ERC-20 token showcases his innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities. Furthermore, he co-authored a groundbreaking patent for the use of blockchain technology in video games via custodial wallets, solidifying his reputation as a thought leader in the Web3 community. His efforts have been instrumental in shaping the modern blockchain gaming industry, including the successful integration of games into Apple, Google, Epic, and Steam. Awards and Recognitions Timothy Tello's exceptional contributions have not gone unnoticed. He has been nominated for Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, both in the United States and Europe. In addition, he has received the prestigious "Find Your Grind - Best in Games" award, a testament to his outstanding achievements and impact in the gaming world. Tim has been a keynote speaker at many of the biggest gaming and web3 conferences in the world. Educational Background Timothy Tello is not just a hands-on professional but also a well-rounded academic. He holds an MBA from Western Governors University and a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School. His academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing Management from Western Governors. Diverse Roles in the Gaming Industry Timothy Tello's extensive experience in the gaming world extends to some of the biggest titles and publishers, where his contributions have been invaluable in creating fun and memorable games. In his role as the COO of Pocketful of Quarters (POQ), he led all of strategy, business development, and global adoption, further solidifying his standing in the gaming industry. Personal Life Outside of his professional endeavors, Timothy Tello enjoys a fulfilling personal life in Austin, Texas, alongside his wife and three dogs. He also has a passion for golf, which he indulges in whenever his busy schedule permits. In summary, Timothy Tello is an extraordinary professional who has made an indelible mark on the video game and blockchain gaming industry. His visionary leadership, groundbreaking contributions, and remarkable achievements have solidified his position as a true luminary in these dynamic fields.

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