John Burris, Chief Strategy Officer of IMVU, to Speak at GamesBeat Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Jan. 22, 2021 — John Burris, Chief Strategy & Blockchain Officer of IMVU and VCOIN will be speaking at this year’s Gamesbeat Into the Metaverse Conference. Burris will be speaking live on The Future Economy of the Metaverse and the introduction of digital currencies on the morning of January 28th at 11:45am ET with a Q&A session to follow. The full speech will be available in an on-demand format shortly thereafter on the VentureBeat Youtube Channel.

Today, most gaming and metaverse platforms offer proprietary virtual currency/credit systems that only have on-platform limited value in a single-purchase economy. Just like in today’s “physical economy” the future of the metaverse will be a full, comprehensive economy of both virtual goods and services. In his talk titled, “The Future Economy of the Metaverse”, Burris will share how digital currencies, like VCOIN, and blockchain will play a key role in next-generation Metaverse economies.

Recently, IMVU secured only the third and most expansive no-action letter from the SEC to launch VCOIN, a fully transferable digital currency launched on IMVU Web, Desktop, and Mobile Web platforms on January 12th.

About John Burris

John joined IMVU in January 2018 as the Chief Strategy & Blockchain Officer, leading strategic corporate and business development across IMVU’s virtual / social platform. John arrived at IMVU after serving as Founder/President of Silver Chalice, a sports digital technology platform provider. John was also head of wireless data services at Sprint, where we ran a $5B business focused on mobile entertainment, music, TV, gaming, and interest services. At IMVU, John has been working on VCOIN, a groundbreaking new digital currency that will change the way users interact and earn across the metaverse.

Over the last 15+ years John has spoken or been on panels at: CES, Mobile World Congress (both in Nice and Barcelona), MIDEM, CTIA, GDC, E3, Sundance, World Congress of Sports, NATPE, MIPTV, Testified before the 108th US Congress, CNBC, etc.


Created by IMVU, the world’s largest avatar social platform, and built on blockchain technology, VCOIN is an ERC-20 token that can be purchased, earned and exchanged within the IMVU peer-to-peer economy — and, for the first time, allowed to be transferred off the platform and converted to fiat. VCOIN enables users to buy, earn, hold and exit to real value, giving users control over their earnings.

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About IMVU

Based in Silicon Valley, IMVU (imm-view) is the world’s largest avatar social platform, and a top 5 grossing app in the App Store, where millions of users customize their characters and explore over 400,000+ destinations to connect with each other. Through chat and events, IMVU’s massive metaverse enables and empowers friendship and human connection. A community of hundreds of thousands of users powers IMVU’s peer to peer economy by designing and selling virtual goods and destinations, adding to a growing catalog of 50 million items. The IMVU experience is available on the web, a desktop app, and as an iOS and Android app.

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