Sharing Ideas about Idea Sharing with Planck

January 28, 2019

We're back! This week we have economist Matt Stephenson on to talk about his fascinating quest to fix the problems around incentives when it comes to sharing intellectual property. His project is called Planck.

He tells two amazing illustrative stories, one about a 16th century royal obstetrician, the other about ancient cultures that used stone tablets as "money". 


The Hunting of The Snark.Art (with Fanny Lakoubay)

December 20, 2018

We're thrilled to have Fanny Lakoubay from Snark.Art on the podcast! We discuss Snark's first rad blockchain art experiment, 82 Seconds Atomized by Eve Sussman. We also get a scintillating preview of their next project, which involves poetry, fortune cookies and the question of what's more important: The Art or The Token?

We also get a little education on how digital media has been considered "scarce" up until now in the field of fine art.


From Devcon To A Japanese Hospital Phone Booth

November 21, 2018

While Jonathan was on stage at Devcon getting Vitalik to participate in a song, Matt was breaking his ankle in Japan. Despite the time difference, our boys chat about the online response to Jonathan’s Devcon performance, what Matt’s been up to for the last 3 weeks cooped up in a Japanese Hospital, the fact that William Shatner is an Ethereum fan. Plus, they muse on the SEC cracking down on ICOs and what that could mean for the future of NFTs!


NFT-Shirts?! Matt Says Yes, Please! (With Dani Grant from Union Sq Ventures)

November 1, 2018

We are joined by Dani Grant! Dani brings us a whole host of random ideas for dApps she'd love to see someone make. We talk about how to bring our NFTs to life, and how we need a home for them, where we can show them off. And we cover the amazing NFT Summit that we were all at in San Francisco (including the recap song that Jonathan made for the conference).


Skiing On Bits! (with Saya from Bitski)

October 22, 2018

We talked with Saya from Bitski about the myriad ways she works to make blockchain more understandble, and her philosophy for exposing new folks to the space. We also talk a bit about the failed Civil token sale, and the podacst Jonathan likes, Zig Zag.


Digitally. Rare. Memes. Roll Credits! (w/ Brady McKenna from District0x)

September 21, 2018

This week we're thrilled to welcome Brady McKenna, VR musician and community manager at District0x! We learn all about what District0x is up to, specifically their upcoming NFT district, Meme Factory.

Register for the Non Fungible Summit, Friday October 12th in San Francisco!

Participate in Jonathan's Initial Song Offering!


Top Five Crypto Collectible Wishlist

September 10, 2018

We cover the Coinbase vs. Apple hubub, HTC's hilarious "blockchain phone", Matt’s super cool sovereign identity project and Jonathan's top five crypto collectible wishlist!


The Last Non-Crypto Designer In The World

August 20, 2018

This week on the show we have designer and all around internet guy, Ben Pieratt.

I (this is Jonathan writing) was excited to have Ben on the show because he's the first non-crypto tech friend that I've seen in my feed getting excited about NFTs. Ben is the co-founder of Svpply and was creative director of Electric Objects and has made all kinds of insanely interesting internet projects. He's currently working on a startup in the Crypto Art space, but it's super hush hush, so shhhhh. We  talk about his journey into the heart of crypto, specifically, we talk all AROUND his stealth start up.

And we talk about Ben's dream of using the form of a startup as an art project, and his early attempt at this with Dead Bookstore.

And we talk a bit about the MLB collectibles debacle, and get into the weeds on the Axiom/Dapper Labs NIFTY trademark dispute.

It's a good one folks!



The Space Between The Token and The image (With Joe Looney!)

August 7, 2018

In this episode, we have our first guest: Joe Looney of Rare Pepe Wallet fame. He walks us through his argument for why maybe NFTs on Ethereum aren't quite as immutable and decentralized as we all thought. He implores us to take another look at Counterparty on Bitcoin and gives us his take on an asset's relationship to it's token. We also talk about the necessity of having an authentic narrative backing your NFT, or else, like, what are you even doing?


There’s No “i” in NFT (or IS there?)

July 17, 2018

Matt and Jonathan get to know each other and talk about NFTY vs. NIFTY, the CryptoKitty NFT licsense, explaining NFTs to normal people, why we collect things and much more.