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CGU’s mission is to broaden access to the play-to-earn gaming sector by increasing availability of assets and educating global players.

By acquiring NFTs and other tokens as a DAO, and incentivising beneficial activity like earning, marketing and training programmes, CGU seeks to build a self-sustaining ecosystem.

How it works

We remove the barriers to entry to the crypto gaming space, allowing you to focus on playing, creating, earning and learning.

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Community

Our community members hold a diverse selection of digital assets, which they will lease to you for use in a variety of blockchain play-to-earn games.

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Profiling

We profile you and recommend the best games for you to play, as well as selecting a range of courses that are designed to help you maximise your earning potential.

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Progress tracking

We track your progress and provide training and mentors to help you optimise your daily grind:earning ratios.

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Crypto payments

Our digital payment resources are designed to minimise your fees and allow you to redeem your earnings in your home country – quickly, easily, and securely.

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Training and support

We offer a range of other training courses, mentoring and support services to help you engage more productively with the global blockchain community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to leverage the emergence of play-to-earn gaming to enable players in low-income countries to generate significant income, while gaining knowledge, developing skills, and engaging with the global digital economy.

By embracing these new technologies CGU aims to improve opportunities for hundreds of thousands or even millions of gamers.
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Our Amazing Team

Meet the people driving forward the play-to-earn revolution

Mark Carnegie
Mark Carnegie
Resident Dinosaur

Mark has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate adviser in New York, London and Sydney. From 1990 to 2000 Mark was the Australian and Asian representative of Hellman & Friedman following his training on Wall Street with James D. Wolfensohn and in London at Hudson Conway with Lloyd Williams.

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In 2000 Mark co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co Pty Limited with John Wylie. Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street bank, Lazard Inc in 2007, and following the sale, Mark was appointed the CEO of Lazard Australia Private Equity.

In 2011 Mark Carnegie founded MH Carnegie & Co, an alternative asset manager currently managing committed funds in excess of A$900 million.

Throughout his career Mark has been involved in a range of diverse Australian and Asian investments and has participated in groups that have acquired major stakes in the Courage Pub Estate, John Fairfax Holdings, Hoyts Cinemas, Formula One Holdings, SCTV, Macquarie Radio Network, Lonely Planet Publications and London Sumatra Plantations.

Sergei Sergienko
Sergei Sergienko
Lord Rainmaker

Sergei Sergienko is a leading expert and successful private investor in cryptocurrency, DeFi and blockchain systems and applications. He is the founder and CEO of Chrono.Tech, a global blockchain start-up headquartered in Sydney which streamlines global access to work and payments for HR professionals, businesses and contractors by way of blockchain technology. The platform is currently considered one of the leaders in the blockchain employment and HR space, having over 30,000 active members around the world.

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After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of New South Wales in 2004, Sergei founded and exited a number of companies, particularly in the Blockchain space.

Sergei has been heavily involved in the Australian crypto space since its inception in 2016, and is often involved in assisting Australian companies with crypto integrations and strategies in their businesses.

Sergei is an active voice in the blockchain space and is often called to advise governments and corporations. He is a keynote speaker and blockchain evangelist on major community platforms including Blockshow and various other international educational blockchain forums.

Raman Nambiar
Raman Nambiar
Chief Cheerleader

Raman Nambiar is a Director of Switch Maven Pty Limited, a software education and consultancy firm specialising in Blockchain application development. He is also a strategic advisor to Mastt, a Saas company servicing the infrastructure property space for Australia, UK and US.

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Raman has over a 20-year career spanning education, executive recruitment and technology in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, security, health and safety and business administration.

Raman has been an active speaker and writer in the Blockchain industry and is currently a consultant to Asia Development Bank and the United Nations in the field of distributed ledger technology and the impact of digital transformation in education on developing countries.

Raman obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Studies from the University of South Australia. Raman is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee and will be primarily responsible for evaluating risk mitigation strategies and identifying and assessing distributed ledger technologies to facilitate investment execution.

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson
Counsel

Kate has worked with Mark Carnegie for over 15 years and has over 20 years of experience as a legal and corporate advisor specialising in mergers and acquisitions.

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Prior to joining CGU, Kate was a Director of Lazard Australia and Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance at Lazard Australia for both private equity and corporate advisory.

In her role at CGU, Kate is responsible for managing the relationships amongst the network of contacts that have been created over the years and she has proven time and time again a unique ability to manage complex personalities when the stress of a transaction is at its peak.

She is also an active member of the funds’ deal teams, serves on a number of portfolio companies’ boards and oversees legal functions for Carnegie. Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Bond University.

Marco Selorio
Marco Selorio
Global Community Wizard

Marco Andre Selorio is a Filipino-Australian event producer and managing director of MAS Music Group, a digital talent agency and record label.

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A Commerce - Economics graduate from ANU, Marco recently launched a strategic partnership with blockchain company Chrono.tech to grow its user base in South East Asia.

With a unique eye for talent, Marco has discovered amazing young music stars, including Iggy Azalea, YouTube sensation William Singe, Pinoy Big Brother star Ylona Garcia, Australia’s Got Talent Grand Finalist Genesis Beatbox and X-Factor Australian Winner Cyrus Villanueva.

Marco also founded World Supremacy Battlegrounds, one of the biggest street dance competitions in the Southern Hemisphere.

“My passion is to create new platforms that will allow the youth to shine, whether it’s through sports, social media or the stage. No fear, no regrets.”

Maurice June
Maurice June
Clan Innovator

Maurice June defines the term ‘innovator’. He popularised hip hop crews in the early 2000s, founding Justice Crew and toured with artists including One Direction and Pitbull.

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His ability to think outside the box has seen him produce for some of the biggest names in Australian entertainment.

Aside from his work with artists, Maurice also co-founded JMA, an academy for nurturing and developing rising talent globally. His ability to steer youth onto a path of success is visionary.

With changes to the music industry as a result of the pandemic, Maurice identified an opportunity and spearheaded the early adoption of NFT’s within the entertainment and gaming circles and is now dedicated to democratising earnings with real people in emerging markets.

Saypulla Sheykhanov
Saypulla Sheykhanov
Genius Wizard

Saypulla was a winner of numerous programming Olympiads. He graduated with honors from Saint-Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

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He has been working as a professional developer for more than 10 years. He brings unmatched technical knowledge and capability to CGU.

Rita Salib
Rita Salib
Chief Brand Alchemist

Over 10 years’ experience heading up marketing, sales and operational activities for global brands in Australia.

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After completing a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney, Rita has worked with organisations globally as brand manager to define their business strategy, tailor and communicate to their audience.

Her technical understanding coupled with marketing expertise ensures the community is connected with in a genuine and effective manner whilst also delivering profitable business outcomes.

Anna Fomin
Anna Fomin
Chief Media Expert

Anna comes from the world of advertising and production. After completing her Master’s Degree in Business and Human Resource Management she started a career in the creative industry working for a music company and partnering with advertising agencies to provide music for some of the biggest brands in Australia as well as film and television. Which lead her into the world of production where she brought to life a number of digital, social and print advertising campaigns and projects for such brands as, Qantas, American Express, BP, Aldi, Telstra and more.

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Besides production Anna is an accomplished creative photographer with a broad range of skills to capture anything from portraits to product photography to a full scale of a wedding.

Alexandra Kugusheva
Alexandra Kugusheva
Jargogle Unscrambler

Alexandra studied for a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at HSE in Moscow, before being drawn to the blockchain sector by its unique combination of cutting-edge technology and potential for social and economic transformation. She has over five years of experience in the crypto and DeFi world, and is a regular commentator on developments within the space.

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Alexandra currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works as Chrono.Tech’s Project Manager.

Sasha
Sasha
Multitask master

Sasha is a current high school student, soccer player, competitive swimmer and gamer – don’t even think of trying to compete against him in FIFA 21

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He currently manages his own crytpo-currency portfolio and Axie team.

Sasha’s aim is to study finance and business at University and further his interest in the blockchain space to become a gazillionaire.

Boris Fomin
Boris Fomin
Chief NFT Vendor

Boris Fomin is an accomplished digital artist and NFT creator who strongly believes that the NFT world will bring freedom to individual artists and create an infinite number of opportunities for them.

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After completing a Bachelor of Creative Technology Boris has worked with some of the largest and well known animation studios in Australia. With over 10 years of experience in the VFX industry he brings a high level of creativity and technical skills to the table, as well as the ability to forecast and understand latest trends and technology.

He has worked on some of the well known Australian TV shows, film in addition to a number of high end projects and TV commercials with international brands such as Nike, Maserati, Westfield, Hyundai and many more.

Larissa Gillespie
Larissa Gillespie
Chief NFT Breeding Wizard

Larissa Gillespie is a leader in her field of education and is the director and manager of training companies Edway Training and Training Aid Australia with multiple offices in both Sydney and Melbourne. These companies provide vocational training to a number of industries.

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Larissa has degrees in physics and economics as well as qualifications in accounting. These qualifications have put her in a great position in her career.

Larissa’s 35 plus year career spans education, financial management , construction and labour hire. She has been instrumental in the start-up of a number of business as well as those named above.Larissa is also a keen crypto-currency investor.

Sergei Kovalev
Sergei Kovalev
Chief Wandering Wizard

Sergei Kovalev is an innovative entrepreneur and founder of Blockchain, IT, Fintech and Biotech companies. Sergei has 15 years of sales and online marketing experience.

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He has been living in Southeast Asia since 2011. At the dawn of the blockchain industry, he has since 2017 been marketing and fundraising for cryptocurrency startups. He took part in 12 successful projects which attracted over 45,000 BTC and 350,000 ETH.

“In the new reality, when millions of people around the world are left jobless and destitute, play-to-earn technology makes it possible to improve your standard of living. CGU contributes to the social capital of every person".

Polina
Polina
Early Adopter

Polina is currently in high school, she is an early DeFi adopter and experienced staker using Pancake swap. In the past she's educated others about crypto and on a few occasions. She handles Axie team creation for CGU on and runs sophisticated monitoring operations for her teams.

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Her future goals involve owning a successful business and educating this generation about crypto and it’s benefits.

In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and is a professional Netflix watcher who can get through multiple seasons in a day.

Earl Campbell
Earl Campbell
Corporate Ninja

Utilizing 25 years of business experience, Earl is well versed with the requirements of setting up and maintaining complex international structures.

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Mike Savchenko
Mike Savchenko
Resident Alchemist

Mikhail Savchenko is Strategic Blockchain Advisor of our partner Chrono Tech, where he is responsible for technical strategy, communication between product teams and the business, and R & D. At his 30+ he's managed to complete 4 higher education certificates including an MBA.

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Mike mined his first 100 bitcoins with his MacBook Pro laptop in 2009 and since then has been seriously diving into the blockchain technology.

Nikita Kochetkov
Nikita Kochetkov
Gaming Wizard

Nikita Kochetkov has been working in Chrono.tech for over three years.

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He is the resident gamer and has been playing Fortnite professionally, placing in the top positions in Russia.

Nikita's main goal is to popularize play to earn in Russia and the CIS, beginning with Axie Infinity.

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