Axie Infinity – The pioneer in Vietnamese gaming metaverse

Axie Infinity is becoming a global technological phenomenon when attracting hundreds and thousands of gamers from all over the world.

The total market capitalization of this NFT gaming project sometimes reaches $8.4 billion (on October 4).


The CEO of Axie Infinity – Nguyen Thanh Trung was born in 1992.

Having a passion for games since childhood, Trung grew up often skipping school to play games.

e spent his high school years studying Mathematics and Information Technology at the High School for the Gifted Students (Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University) and then pursued Software Engineering major at FPT University.

Going to university, he did not give up his hobby of playing games but became a ‘familiar face’ in IT competitions for students.

He used to participate in the ACM/ICPC programming contest as a team member of the FPT University and reached the World Final.

However, being a sophomore, he had dropped out midway through his university studies to start out.

At the age of 19, he became the chief technical officer (CTO) of Lozi (the previous version of the delivery app Loship), one of the top technology startups at that time.

Leaving Lozi, Trung worked at TrustSocial – the largest provider of credit risk profiles in Asia with over 1 billion users in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

He also used to work at Anduin Transactions, a fintech company based in the US.

After about three years of building his own business, Nguyen Thanh Trung decided not to let his family down by finishing his degree in 2015.

Also at this time, he started to get familiar with blockchain games and built Axie Infinity, a biggest tech surprise in the gaming world.

Nguyen Thanh Trung is working on Axie Infinity. Source: Vietnamnet


Over the last year, the Vietnamese have paid special attention to Axie Infinity which is a game produced by Sky Mavis. The game company is based in Ho Chi Minh City and contributed by many Vietnamese people.

Currently, the owner of Axie Infinity  Sky Mavis consists of about 40 employees and 80% of whom are Vietnamese.

In the Axie Infinity game, a universe of pets called ‘axies’ is built. Players are tasked with controlling their army of axies to fight with other and receive awards. They can also breed axies to create new characters and then sell for a profit.

Beside high-resolution graphics and attractive gameplay, Axie Infinity is also appealing for its blockchain-based game. Therefore, users can exchange, buy and sell characters and earn money from in-game bonus points.

Entertainment along with making extra income is the reason why Axie Infinity became a global phenomenon. In fact, there are an average of 350,000 people playing Axie Infinity every day.

Being a crypto investor game, Axie Infinity has a diversity of players ranging from office workers, housewives to those who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 epidemic- 19.

Actually, many people in the Philippines, Malaysia, Venezuela, and the US have survived the pandemic thanks to the money earned from “plowing” the game Axie Infinity. Axie Infinity has become a global phenomenon and started the trend of cryptocurrency market games because it is not only for entertainment but also for earning money.


The Axie Infinity development team currently makes up 21% of the total AXS token supply: 17% of which are held by the company and the remaining are used as rewards for the development team, just like ESOP in shares.

Reaching the market capitalization of $8.4 billion, the token holdings of both the company and the development team are now worth around $2 billion.

In addition to Axie Infinity, human resources, research and other products of Sky Mavis are also worth to be proud of.

Axie Infinity game. Source: Cafef

He is an insightful person with a simple financial mindset:

“Money is just a tool to create better things and satisfy my own desire to help people and contribute to society. I think a dollar billionaire is just a number and  that is not my goal.”

Nguyen Thanh Trung is a small Vietnamese person with a huge dream to raise the level of Vietnamese people as well as Vietnamese projects. He is an example for young people to strive to rise.

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