“Digital Assets Academy” programme encourages digital-native esport gamers to take ownership of their personal financial journey.
Matrixport, one of the world’s largest digital assets financial services ecosystems, and leading Southeast Asian esports house, RSG, today announced a joint initiative to prepare the esports gaming community for a future where financial services networks will be powered by blockchain technologies and digital assets will become commonplace.
Dubbed “Digital Assets Academy”, the knowledge partnership is part of Matrixport’s one-year sponsorship of Team RSG and seeks to encourage digitally-native gamers to take ownership of their personal finance journey by learning more about crypto as an emerging asset class.
Cryptocurrency is rapidly gaining interest and popularity in Malaysia. The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced that overall trading value of digital assets was close to RM 21 billion (USD 4.7 billion) in 2021 alone1, with a 300% uptake in the total number of digital asset accounts registered.2
While interest in digital assets has increased, a knowledge gap exists on how to be financially responsible. According to research by YouGov, 62 percent of Malaysians are keen on investing in crypto, but don’t understand how best to do so.3 Educational initiatives are especially important as a majority of investors in cryptocurrencies are below the age of 35.4
Kavi Saglani, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Matrixport said, “Positioning for success requires informed decision-making and practice. This is particularly relevant to hone skills in gaming and investing, especially in digital assets. We are excited to be able to partner RSG to reach gamers and the gaming community as they embark on their personal journey in crypto and other digital asset classes. With RSG’s strong gaming community of over 40 million followers and network of 65 professional gamers, Matrixport hopes to establish itself in Malaysia as the preferred crypto asset management platform.”
“RSG is excited to partner with Matrixport, a global digital asset management platform. Through this initiative, we will engage our stakeholders consisting of RSG’s staff, players and our community to position them for the digital native future. We believe this initiative will help them to realise their full potential in the long-term as gamers and individuals. ” said RSG CEO, Jayf Soh.
Matrixport hopes to leverage this opportunity to foster a generation of digitally savvy investors who are well informed of the opportunities and risks of investing. The programme will be launched in two phases, the first phase will be targeted at RSG’s staff and team players before transferring the knowledge to RSG’s fans and the gaming community through a series of in-person workshops, podcasts and the creation of responsible investing content to share personal financial knowledge.
1, 2 Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC). (2022, March 28). Securities Commission Malaysia’s (SC) 2021 annual report. Securities Commission Malaysia. Retrieved July 29, 2022
3,4 Fintech News Malaysia. (2021, September 29). 62% of Malaysians open to investing in cryptocurrencies. Fintech News Malaysia. Retrieved July 29, 2022
Matrixport is one of the world’s largest and most trusted digital assets financial services ecosystem and forges strategic collaborations with early stage Web3 innovators, helping them build, grow and scale. With USD4B in digital assets actively managed, it provides one-stop crypto financial services to meet the emerging needs of generating long term wealth in digital assets. The company’s services include Cactus Custody™, spot OTC, fixed income, structured products, lending as well as asset management.
With its mission to make crypto easy for everyone, Matrixport has a relentless focus on product innovation and offers a comprehensive suite of market leading crypto investment products. In 2021, the number of investors using its app increased by 427%, year-on-year, and the fintech company achieved pre-money unicorn valuation within two years after its inception.
Headquartered in Singapore, Matrixport serves individuals as well as over 500 institutions across Asia and Europe.The company holds licences in Hong Kong and Switzerland. For more information, visit www.matrixport.com.
RSG is a leading esports organisation headquartered in Singapore that seeks to become a dominant influence in Southeast Asia through gaming and esports, fuelled by their relentless pursuit of excellence.
Since its inception, RSG has competed in over 200 tournaments and won Singapore’s first Silver Medal for esports at the 2019 SEA Games and Bronze Medal in the 2022 SEA games. The organisation has also fielded championship-winning teams across key markets in Southeast Asia, with its top-performing team reaching over 970,000 peak concurrent viewers.
Most recently, RSG achieved double championships in both MPL Singapore and MPL Philippines as the only esports team to have won a total of four MPL championships in three different domestic leagues in the last three years. RSG is committed towards challenging the narrative for gaming and esports.