NFT Fest: 'Degens' and sporting powers meet at Web3 festival to battle blockchain cynicism

NFT Fest: 'Degens' and sporting powers meet at Web3 festival to battle blockchain cynicism

I first heard the term ‘degen’ when I fell into online poker. It’s short for ‘degenerate’, but some younger players, with cynicism and irony sharpened by a lifetime of unrestricted internet access, wear ‘degen’ with sense of pride. Degens put in the time. They commit themselves to the cause, even when it costs them. Regular players might gloat about their big hands. Broadcasting the bad beats and major losses? Trading the financial hit for community clout? That’s the mark of …