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!
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).
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.
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!
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!
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?