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The History & Future of NFTs | Act 3  | The Future of NFTs

The History & Future of NFTs | Act 3 | The Future of NFTs

December 6, 2021

This is the Act where we ask founders, collectors and artists how NFTs will impact society as a whole, their role in media and gaming and what they mean in the context of the Metaverse?

 

It’s clear by now to the listener that NFTs can be, and may well become used for almost everything. But how will they impact the gaming industry that is set to yield $180bn dollars of revenue in 2021? With the help of Axie Infinity founder Jeff Zerlin, Sandbox founder Sebastian Borgetm and Gods Unchained founder James Ferguson - the documentary tries to answer exactly that. 

 

With the help of innovators in the space we ask the likes of Connie Digital, Sebastian Borget, Sparrow, Marguerite deCourcelle what happens when brands and celebrities enter the space, is it net positive or will true innovators with the medium get drowned out with cash grabs? 

 

We ask Gabby Dizon, Angie Taylor, Sparrow, Connie Digital how can NFTs make The Web, media and creative industries more inclusive (especially financially), fair and diverse? And the role they play, as a form of social media, in creating culture online and the interplay with identity. 

This episode of the history and future of NFTs, an audio documentary, was narrated by Jamie Burke.

The documentary was written, produced and edited by Pet Berisha.

 

This episode of the documentary featured:

The History & Future of NFTs | Act 2  | The Rise of the Digital Collector

The History & Future of NFTs | Act 2 | The Rise of the Digital Collector

December 6, 2021

We explore how the hype and euphoria of the 2017 crypto bull run sucked in a brain trust of talented people into the space that would stick around after the crash of 2018 and focus on NFTs. Matty DCL Blogger, Jay Delay, Angie Taylor and many more discuss what made them stick around to build, invest in and collect NFTs and the platforms that would go onto define an industry when the rest of the world had lost interest. 

We discuss why NFTs first found real popularity initially through art and why its medium resonated with artists like Angie Taylor and ROBNESS its Punk attitude and counterculture and its possible parallels with Punk music.

We explore with, now world leading, NFT collectors like Gary Vee, Metadreamer and Jim McNellis how the medium reawakened their child-like habit of collecting, and the role of platforms in creating and curating demand with the likes of Duncan Cockfoster (Nifty Gateway) and Max Moore (Sotheby’s). Importantly, we also discuss the pushback from artists on royalties when it comes to NFTs. Skeenee, an NFT artist, tells us about the fight for more significant royalties in perpetuity so that artists can one day retire for the amazing pieces that they're creating today. 

We zoom into the story of Decentraland. One of the first decentralised virtual worlds made up of NFTs with one of its co-founders Ari Meilich, and how some creators like Daniel of Polygonal Mind were not intimated but excited by its initial emptiness and the potential of what become to be understood as the Metaverse. And we explore why people like Matty DCL blogger came to dedicate all their time and money to collect its virtual land and help build their fledgling communities through meetups and events. 

This episode of the history and future of NFTs, an audio documentary, was narrated by Jamie Burke.

The documentary was written, produced and edited by Pet Berisha. 

This episode of the podcast featured:

The History & Future of NFTs | Act 1 | The History of NFTs

The History & Future of NFTs | Act 1 | The History of NFTs

December 6, 2021

Why are NFTs valuable today? How did they come into existence? And what do NFTs actually mean for The Web? Jamie goes back in time to revisit Colored Coins, Counterparty, and the genesis of Crypto Punks with their creators, such as Matt Hall of Larva Labs, alongside early collectors & creators Silly Tuna, Josie, Shaban Shaame and more. This act documents the key moments in the early history of NFTs and helps frame what NFTs are and most importantly, why now? 

We hear from Gaby Dizon, cofounder of Yield Guild Games, a leading Play-to-Earn community, on why the COVID Lockdown tipped the scales towards the Metaverse - bringing digital things more meaning in our lives and subsequent value. 

Jamie talks to Beeple about the iconic $69m sale that propelled NFTs into the mainstream, the build up through a series of smaller sales, and why he chose NFTs as the medium for his iconic piece; The First 5000 Days

But to explain how the market got this key moment listeners are taken back to the 2017 crypto bull run and the genesis perhaps its first moment of mainstream attention; Cryptokitties. As collector Silly Tuna puts it, this is where Ethereum found product-market fit. Cats, on a blockchain. And when its success tested the very limits of the Ethereum itself. 

However, we don’t leave it there. We go even further back in time to before Cryptokitties and even Ethereum, to explore Colored Coins on Bitcoin guided by J Dog and other early adopters. Matt Hall talks about the creation of Crypto Punks, how they were initially given away for free when they didn't even use the term NFT and how crazy it is to even him how successful they have gone on to become selling for millions of dollars at major auction houses like Sotheby's. And we finish the fact talking to Cyrus Adkisson and Etheria, arguably the first NFT ever created on Ethereum. 

This episode of the history and future of NFTs, an audio documentary, was narrated by Jamie Burke.

The documentary was written, produced and edited by Pet Berisha. 

 

This episode of the history and future of NFTs featured:

Sebastien Borget - Connecting People to the Metaverse

Sebastien Borget - Connecting People to the Metaverse

November 24, 2021

In this episode Jamie Burke is joined by Co-Founder and COO of The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget.

💬 Jamie and Sebastien discuss:

- NFTs within The Sandbox metaverse and their versatility
- Widening accessibility, enabling anyone to become a creator of an NFT
- Clicking UGCs and NFTs together
- Users making and selling Voxel NFTs
- What legacy can NFTs bring?
- Using NFTs as a medium for connecting fans to the metaverse
- Are NFTs a form of social media?
- Ubisoft, Square Enix, Atari looking at the possibilities of NFTs and the benefits to their users

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Nahiko - Hacking Art

Nahiko - Hacking Art

November 17, 2021

In this episode, Jamie Burke is joined by Nahiko, a hacker/artist that uses their knowledge to push boundaries and find new ways of creating art.

💬 Jamie and Nahiko discuss:

- Incrementing on the work of famous artists and transitioning to the digital world
- How do we define NFTs?
- Are NFTs an extension of digital art, or are they different?
- The speciality of NFTs enabling the merging of coding and art
- Crypto native vs digital art
- Using hacks as a unique technique to make art and it's context within NFTs

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Silly Tuna - The Changing Demographic for NFTs

Silly Tuna - The Changing Demographic for NFTs

November 10, 2021

In this episode Jamie Burke is joined by game developer and one of the first Ethereum investors, Silly Tuna.

💬 Jamie and Tuna discuss:

- The importance and potential of NFTs as short form media
- Spells of Genesis and the origins of NFTs
- Why NFTs took off on Ethereum vs Bitcoin
- The impact of CryptoKitties on Ethereum
- The changing demographic of NFTs
- The hope for the future of NFTs

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🐦 Follow Tuna on Twitter @sillytuna

Connie Digital - Identity in the Metaverse

Connie Digital - Identity in the Metaverse

October 27, 2021

In this episode, Jamie Burke sits down with Connie Digital who is an Artist, Musician and Web3 content creator.

 

Jamie and Connie discuss being across multiple layers of media and art, people of colour in the Crypto space, how the metaverse can be more inclusive and what identity actually means in the metaverse. 

Matty DCL Blogger - Decentraland: The Virtual Land Economy

Matty DCL Blogger - Decentraland: The Virtual Land Economy

October 20, 2021

In this episode, Jamie Burke sits down with Matty DCL blogger, a long time Decentraland lover who now invests in NFTs, has his own fund and runs an awesome community called Metakey.

They discuss virtual land and why it has value, the old way of trading DCL items OTC and much more. 

How big is this opportunity?

 

Why is virtual land cool?

 

Sparrow - Championing Diversity in Crypto Art

Sparrow - Championing Diversity in Crypto Art

October 13, 2021

In this episode, Jamie Burke sits down with Sparrow - a Crypto artist. 

They discuss her work in this space and the nuances of Crypto art, digital art and NFTs. 

They also discuss diversity in this space and what it means to be a woman in Crypto art.

Is this new world more diverse than the old one? What is WOCA (Women in Crypto Art) and why is it important?

 

How can we ensure the metaverse is an equal playing field for all?

 

Metadreamer - The Canonical Ledger of Man Time

Metadreamer - The Canonical Ledger of Man Time

October 8, 2021

In this episode, Jamie Burke sits down with Metadreamer

They discuss his work with Metafactory and digital fashion, the long term cultural implications of NFTs and what they might look like in 5 to 10 years time. 

 

What will fashion look like in the Metaverse?

 

What are DAOs and how do they work? How does Metafactory function?

 

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