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Author: Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger

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Edge of NFT Podcast brings you not only the top 1% of what's going on with NFTs today but what will stand the test of time. We explore the nuts and bolts and the business side, but also the human element of how NFTs are changing the way we interact with the things that we love. This podcast is for the futurists and dreamers, the disruptors and creators, the fans and connectors, the makers and the doers that are pumped about this ecosystem and driving where it goes next.
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Imagine racing horses virtually. You will have to take care of them and breed them so that you can keep them in top shape. Then with augmented reality, you can have your stable of horses right in your living room. That sounds insane, but it's happening. It's happening today in the world of NFTs with Zed Run. Zed Run is a horse racing game created by Virtually Human Studios. Roman Tirone, who is the head of Partnerships at Virtually Human Studios, is the guest in today's episode. Join your hosts, Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger as they talk to Roman Tirone about their NFT game, Zed Run. Learn how to race virtual horses, how to breed NFTs, and how the future will look for Zed Run. Learn all that and more today.
This episode features Ellie Pritts, a digital and physical artist who is collaborating with Bright Moments Gallery in Venice California to curate IRL NFT art shows. Josh meets with Ellie in person at Bright Moments on a Zoom call with Jeff and Eathan to discuss her upcoming Electric Psychedelia show. Learn what advice today’s guest, Ellie Pritts has so artists can kill it with NFTs. And stay tuned for Hot Topics and find out what’s next in the never-ending GameStop saga. Up front, Bright Moments founder, Seth Goldstein makes a guest appearance to talk about the growth of his project and the popularity of their "Crypto Venetian" NFTs.
The gaming space is growing prolifically and NFT gaming is a top topic to watch within blockchain tech. For today's episode, join Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley and Josh Kriger as they chat with Yat Siu, one of the sharpest minds in NFTs and gaming. He's Chairman of the Board at Animoca Brands, a global developer in gamification, AI, blockchain, and mobile tech, and is the company behind games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings, to name a few. He talks about the company's early beginnings and how they became one of the pioneers in NFT integration into gaming. Yat also shares about new developments and projects to look forward to, as well as an exciting REVV Racing giveaway at the end of the episode. Stay tuned for the hot topics segment to see what's cooking in the world of NFTs right now.
NFTs haven't just appeared out of the blue. Years of background and development have led to the innovations of today. With all eyes on this volatile market, it's important to understand the background and fundamentals. Michael Terpin joins hosts Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley, and Josh Kriger in this in-depth conversation about what's happening in the world of NFTs. Michael is the Founder and CEO of the leading advisory and PR firm for the blockchain industry, Transform Group. He has been an active supporter and leader in the blockchain and crypto ecosystem in every way imaginable. Get to know more about NFT, Michael's latest innovative projects, and what's next in crypto in this episode of The Edge of NFT Podcast recorded live with Michael from his rooftop in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
NFTtheMovie is one of the next big things when it comes to NFTs. The movie will document the stories of inspiring artists from around the world through NFT technology. Major Dream Williams is one of the people attached to the project. He helps represent Caribbean culture and the uniqueness Puerto Rico has to offer. Major is the Founder of DreamVille Labs PR and the Chief Curating Officer of the Caribbean Art Mob. Learn how he got into NFTs and the importance of embracing culture. Tune in to get inspired! Join your hosts Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley, and Josh Kriger and their guest, Major Dream Williams, as they tackle the meaning of culture and a little bit more about the movie.
How can artists collaborate through NFTs? What can physical/traditional artists do to adapt as this new art modality is introduced to the world? This episode’s guest is building an NFT Art Community that may answer questions like these and provide key new solutions for artists in the 21st century. Miguel Vallejo is one of the great minds behind Art Community, a space where artists can work together and collaborate as they transition into the world of crypto and blockchain. He joins hosts Eathan Janney and Josh Kriger in a special on-location taping from Miguel’s office in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group discusses this new platform and how it can benefit artists, as well as how both digital and physical art can integrate. They also talk about the latest news in NFT surrounding its integration on social media and many more relevant topics on the matter. Tune in to learn more about this new collaborative platform and stay in the know about what’s currently happening in the world of NFT.
A common factor in some of the highest-grossing NFT sales is that they benefit a good cause. That’s great, but oftentimes critics complain that NFT tech accelerates global warming and ruins our earth’s environment. Max Song and Jon O'Sullivan of Carbonbase and Project Ark chose to focus on NFT projects that shortcut the critics and directly benefit the earth and its wildlife. Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley, and Josh Kriger talk with the incredible people from Carbonbase and Project Ark who are assigning NFTs to various endangered species to save them from dying out. They also share about working with the World Wildlife Fund to save the planet using blockchain tech. Stick around for Edge Quick Hitters and Hot Topics and find out how Tiger King uses NFTs to make money from jail, learn about the impact of NFTs in IP protection, and find out what smart ideas Max and Jon shared for how they’d save the planet if we gave them a lot more capital. Learn about out all this and more on this episode of Edge of NFT!
This episode is another special bonus episode featuring an interview for the recent Defi Summit online, for which Edge of NFT co-produced several stellar NFT-day sessions. Video for these can also be viewed on our YouTube channel. In this session Edge co-host Eathan Janney moderates a panel discussion on NFTs in the art world. Panel participants include artful meme creator and talented visual effects artist pplpleasr, mischievous and sensational outsider artist Matty Mo, and university academic and museum collaborator Frances Liddell.
Boson Protocol is developing the underpinnings of tomorrow’s virtual shopping experience. Physical items will be ordered through virtual marketplaces using decentralized technology. Game theoretic smart contracts will ensure trust and reliability. Amazon won’t be the only resource that can guarantee your purchases will be shipped on time and received as advertised. Learn more about the unique and powerful technology of NFTs encoded with game theory with Jonas Seiferth, the Head of Strategy at Boson Protocol. Join your hosts, Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger as they quiz Jonas Seiferth on Boson’s technology and vision. On a personal note, learn a little about Jonas’s lifestyle and perspective as a young person in tech. As always, we’ll also cover the day’s hottest topics in NFTs.
This episode is a special bonus episode featuring my Edge of NFT co-host Jeff Kelley conducting an interview for the recent Defi Summit online, for which we co-produced several NFT-day sessions. In this conversation, Jeff interviews Erik Mendelson, an NFT and blockchain consultant behind several successful NFT releases. Could the music itself be the least important piece of a music NFT? Could virtual worlds be integral to the Music NFTs of the future? What will Binance’s soon-to-be-released NFT platform mean for the NFT space? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this info-packed session.
NFT is a topic that has disrupted the world of art and has launched divided opinions from both creators and collectors. Today, hosts Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger bring in renowned guests, British contemporary artist Chemical X, and CEO of Risidio, Peter Ponton, to delve into the infinite possibilities that NFT art has to offer. They share a bit about their collaboration project, This is Number One, which has brought in the likes of Cara Delevigne, Fatboy Slim, Orbital, and more famous names as the world’s first Bitcoin NFTs. They also talk about electronic ink and interactive art displays that change along with your mood and discuss the numerous opportunities to be found in digital art and NFT.
Just when you thought the latest headline-generating NFTs couldn't get any weirder... Join Matty Mo, Ara Katz, and Dr. Christopher Mason to discuss their "Sh*ttiest" NFT" drop. Matty Mo is the founder of The Most Famous Artist and Ara Katz is the co-founder and co-CEO of Seed Health. Dr. Christopher Mason is a professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College. The three come together to promote an art auction of poop, yes poop. Listen in to find out what kind of polish has been put on one very-special turd and why you should care, for your own sake and the sake of some of our most precious ecosystems, the ones inside our guts.
NFTs are here to stay, but what with the future hold? Let's imagine! In this insightful conversation, live at the DeFi Summit, we hack the brains for three top players in NFT to catch a glimpse of things to come. Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger are joined by guests Scottie Siu, the cofounder of 101 and NFT Social Marketplace Platform; Toufi Saliba , the CEO of Toda.Network and the author of the TODA/IP internet protocol; and Juergen Hoebarth the cofounder at Fortuna Digital Custody. We cover NFT adoption, interoperability, the general NFT space moving forward, and how the present will impact what we foresee.
How can you use NFTs and cryptocurrency in real life? If you’re in Venice, you’ll soon use crypto Venetians from your local NFT Gallery! The show’s guest today is Seth Goldstein, the founder of Bright Moments, a DAO-based NFT Gallery. Seth discusses with Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley & Josh Kriger how they plan on unlocking value from merchants and service providers in the local community. You can use your NFTs to get in the VIP line at the club next door. Or get a special appetizer! Join in the conversation to bring NFT to the forefront.
Security breaches are a major concern in many industries today, especially now that most work is done from a home-based setting. NFTs aren’t exempt from the concerns, and blockchain security is often under the microscope as well. In today’s episode, our hosts Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley, and Josh Kriger are joined by Anthem Hayek Blanchard, the CEO of Hera Software Development and Anthem Gold, and Austin Davis, the Chief Revenue Officer of Hera Software Development. They discuss personal and network security and why it is very important in today’s fast-paced digital world. They also give us a look at HeraSoft’s Enterprise security solutions and how they work. Plus, we’re treated to a discussion on the future of NFTs and the role they'll ultimately play.
Are volumetric videos the video tech of the future? The founders of Arcturus Studios seem to think so! Co-founders Andy Stack and Ewan Johnson sit down in this information-packed conversation to tell us all about it. They talk about the origins of volumetric video, its practical applications, and how they came to the space, connecting their past experiences working in the creator economy to designing the future of media. They then discuss the intersection of NFTs and volumetric videos in today’s developing NFT space, shedding light on the cryptocurrency ecosystem as well as the future of ownership and asset transfer. Needless to say, this is an exciting time for video technology. Tune in as Andy and Ewan take you deeper into how volumetric videos bring human performance and interaction together.
00:00 - 1:20 | Intro1:20 - 5:03 | Simon Kertonegoro with Enjin and MetaverseWhat are some of the projects Simon has been working onFuture game releasesFeature snippet of a new projectThoughts on: Enjin is guiding us, as well as NFTs, into a multi-chain metaverse5:03 - 7:19 | What does the partnership between Samsung and Enjin actually mean?Is Samsung diving deeper Into E-Gaming?How Enjin became the solution for different companies Understanding the benefits of these partnershipsPotential increases with the success of ERC 1155What do these partnerships mean to the ecosystem7:19 - 9:39 | ERC 1155: The Standard NFT systemThe history of the Enjin and the formulation of the idea behind ERC 1155 Simon expound on how ERC 1155 work as a templateA new way of creating tokens that allow for more efficient tradesHow to bundle transactions to reduce the cost of transferring tokens9:39 - 16:03 | Simon discuss the NFT controversyWhat is Enjin's response to the climate debate roiling around NFTs?The goal of going carbon negativeEnjin’s “melting” process16:03 - 19:25 | A day in the life of Enjin's Vice President of Developer SuccessThe team - the collaboration that made it possibleSimon's significant role in driving success in Enjin and MetaverseThe secrets of successMetaverse - the culture and the vision19:25 - 20:54 | Discovering NFTs and joining EnjinThe development of cryptocurrency in gamingBuilding MetaverseComparing the system of Enjin and MetaverseBridging the gap between die-hard enthusiasts and the mass market20:54 - 25:43 | Simon’s predictions on the future of NFTsNFT as a digital product, not just a licensedAttaching NFTs to physical products25:43 - 28:56 | Introducing Efinity: NFT Blockchain on PolkadotSneak peek of upcoming projectsThe logic behind the collaboration 28:56 - 48:12 | Edge Quick Hitters with Guest co-host Ira Liss48: 12 - 67:26 | Hot TopicsFox is making a blockchain animated series with Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon to sell you NFTsNew NFTs to feature Pro Football Hall of Famers that are also Heisman winnersCryptography experts trash NFTs on first day of RSA ConferencePeople in the Philippines are earning cryptocurrency during the pandemic by playing a video gameProliferation of NFT Transactions Raises Numerous US Tax Questions67:26 - 68:19 | Where to learn more about Simon Kertonegoro and Ira Liss and the projects they are working on68:19 | Outro
0:00 - 3:25 | Intro3:25 - 9:00 | Joel Comm: The Functional FuturistHow Joel Comm created ClassicGames and the acquisition that started Yahoo!GamesThe significance of discovering cryptocurrencies and NFTs, and Comm’s predictions of the Blockchain RevolutionUnderstanding early adopters and customer adoption patterns9:00 - 10:25 | The Future of NFTsThoughts on: “Everything that you cannot eat will be an NFT within the next five years” William QuigleyComm’s consider the potential practical uses of NFTs in the future10:25 - 16:22 | The Climate Controversy swirling around NFTsDisadvantages of using Ethereum and what the price means for the ecosystemThe hidden fees of selling Crypto ArtOpinions on Gary Vaynerchuk’s first NFT collection called VeeFriends16:22 - 18:42 | Ethereum Forecast and other competitive platformsWhat is Comm’s current point of view on where Etherium heads?Alternatives and side chains How to get started with Binance Smart Chain18:42 - 25:15 | Projects and Platforms that will lead the way in the next phase of NFTsWax -  The biggest undiscovered treasure in the NFT worldBlockchain Heroes - The crypto trading card set24:15 - 26:02 | Difference between traditional marketing and Cryptoasset marketingTraditional and Cryptoasset marketing both have pros and cons, but it all boils down to storytellingDoes Cryptoasset marketing move faster than traditional marketing?26:02 - 32:23 | How Joel Comm stay focus amidst many projectsThe Fun Formula teaches exactly how to shift the situation to make work fun againLearning to take the risk and trust the processWhat is Comm’s take on social media and how it affects him?32:23 - 35:47 | What NFTs can do for the music industryNFTs can be the solution to offer a way forward for musicNFTs offer musicians and songwriters a new opportunity for their work to be valuedComm emphasizes originality and creativity35:47 - 56:30 | Edge Quick Hitters56:30 - 1:05:34 | Hot Topics and MoreeBay allows sale of NFTs on platformCryptoPunks NFT bundle goes for $17 million in Christie’s auctionDAZN releases post-fight NFTs for Canelo Alvarez’s win over Billy Joe SaundersAnimoca Brands raises $88 million at $1 billion valuations to capitalize on game NFTs1:05:34 - 1:07:20 | Where to learn more about Joel Comm and the projects he is working on1:07:20 | Outro
0:00 - 1:03 | Intro1:03 - 3:42 | Polka City: The Groundbreaking Virtual CityWhat is Polka City and the objective behind it?Exciting opportunities in Polka City3:42 - 7:58 | How Carmelo Milian conceived the idea for Polka City?Millian talks about building a community from the ground upPolka City’s successful pre-sale7:58 - 10:10 | The Importance of Great Communication in Customer RelationshipsMilian emphasizes on don’t promise what you can’t deliverDifferent effective methods of communicating with customers10:10 - 17:24 | Choosing the Best Way to Invest in Polka CityHow to invest for the long-termIntegration of other platforms and marketplacesPlaces to look into for investment17:24 - 19:03 | The Future of Polka CityMilian consider the entertainment and transportation value of Polka CityHow the social experience in Polka City will shape profit-earning19:03 - 23:30 | The Process Behind the Creation of Polka CityDevelopment of the idea for Polka City and when it all beganThe power of building the right teamWhat are Milian’s best practices in formulating ideas and concepts?23:30 - 27:13 | Gameplay Experience of Polka CityHints on the future features and what people can expect to experience in Polka CityMilian envisions the crossover of different virtual cities27:13 - 30:03 | Integration of Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and PolkadotAdvantages of using Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and PolkadotThe solution for NFT’s climate controversyWhy customer’s experience is the priority30:03 - 42:43 | Demo Showcase of Polka City 2.042:43 - 49:33 | Edge Quick Hitters49:33 - 61:56 | Hot TopicsThe world ‘cheugy’ is being sold as an NFTGary Vaynerchuk’s Vee Friends launch delayed8 Outlandish Items Jumping on the NFT Bandwagon61:56 | Where to learn more about Carmelo Milian and the projects he is working on62:10 | Outro
Day after day, especially during the pandemic, the gaming industry grows significantly, becoming more prominent than ever before. Emma-Jane Mackinnon-Lee jumped into this thriving ecosystem and founded DIGITALAX, the first digital fashion NFT protocol and marketplace for eSports and gaming. Joining Edge of NFT hosts Eathan Janney, Jeff Kelley, and Josh Kriger, she explains how providing outfits to gamers give them a unique experience and opportunities to build brand and increase monetization. Emma-Jane also explains the role of digital fashion in reducing waste in the ever-growing fashion sector and building a community empowering indie creators. Emma-Jane and the hosts also dive deep in discussing the Disaster Girl meme NFT selling for half a million dollars, how NFT impacts real estate acquisitions, and wrap up with thoughts about crypto investment theses. They even explore digital animals find themselves in the realm of NFT with the rise of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and the zed.run digital horse racing platform.
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