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The nft now podcast is your go-to source to succeed in the fast-moving world of web3. Each week we interview visionary creators, builders and collectors so you can stay up-to-date on the most important trends and tactics for the internet’s next frontier.


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In this must-listen nft now podcast episode, Coinbase’s Jesse Pollak recounts his journey from launching the Base Layer-2 to scaling it into a powerhouse for builders and creators in a little over a year. He reflects on the 'chewing glass' periods—times of intense difficulty and doubt—but also on the triumphant phases of validation and growth spurred by community engagement and strategic pivots. Pollak speaks to critical growth catalysts like memecoins and the Farcaster ecosystem, weaving technical insights with personal reflections to offer a compelling glimpse into the transformative potential of blockchain technology for creating open, efficient digital platforms.Follow Jesse Pollak on X here: https://twitter.com/jessepollakFollow Base on X here: https://twitter.com/baseTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How do you ensure that CryptoPunks age gracefully?In our latest nft now podcast episode, Natalie Stone, General Manager of CryptoPunks, dives into her ambitions for the historic project, emphasizing efforts to integrate the collection into both digital and traditional art worlds. She highlights initiatives aimed at establishing CryptoPunks not just as collectibles, but as key cultural and artistic phenomena. With plans to engage with traditional art institutions and enhance the cultural relevance of NFTs, Stone's leadership is focused on cementing CryptoPunks' position in digital art history, aiming to bridge the gap between innovative digital expressions and established artistic mediums.Follow Natalie Stone on X here: https://twitter.com/NaughtalieStoneFollow CryptoPunks on X here: https://twitter.com/cryptopunksnftsTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Is digital art the next trillion-dollar asset class?In this episode, Grail Capital founder Jean-Michel Pailhon, a key player who left a lengthy tenure at Ledger to launch his own fund, shares invaluable insights on how digital art is reshaping art collection and investment. Drawing from his journey and the parallels between street art and digital art, he highlights his investment thesis and details which projects he believes will stand the test of time and deliver exponential returns to investors. This episode offers a singular look into the evolving landscape of the digital art market, making it a must-listen for anyone keen to understand where art and blockchain intersect, straight from an industry insider's perspective.Follow Jean-Michel Pailhon on X here: https://twitter.com/jmpailhonFollow nft now on X here: https://twitter.com/nftnowTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
From traditional art collector to digital art visionary, Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile tackles the web3 art world with passion and, at times, controversial insight.This episode explores the evolving dynamics between collectors and artists and challenges preconceived notions about artist royalties and the need for broader audience engagement through the U.S. dollar denomination. With candid discussions around his historic $400,000 loan against a Beeple piece and the monumental donation of a Refik Anadol work to MoMA, Pablo details the path for digital art's integration into traditional cultural institutions.Follow Pablo on X here: https://twitter.com/pablorfraileFollow nft now on X here: https://twitter.com/nftnowTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Pioneering artist Sarah Meyohas chronicles her innovative work at the intersection of art and blockchain technology, particularly her trailblazing projects like Bitchcoin and overcoming adversity as an early adopter. Her journey from academia to exploring the boundaries of digital and physical art forms illustrates a deep engagement with conceptual art and market dynamics. Through experimenting with unconventional mediums like holograms and custom plotting technology, Sarah reflects on the challenges and achievements in her career, emphasizing the importance of resilience and creative exploration in the evolving art landscape. The conversation also touches on the integration of digital art into traditional institutions and the potential impacts of AI and new technologies like the Apple Vision Pro on the art world, offering insights into future directions for artists and the broader implications for immersive art experience.Follow Sarah on X here: https://twitter.com/SarahMeyohasFollow nft now on X here: https://twitter.com/nftnowTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Why is Magic Eden winning the marketplace war?In our nft now Podcast season 3 debut, Magic Eden's CEO Jack Lu delves into the heart of the web3 revolution, revealing how the platform is shaping the future of digital ownership by embracing Ethereum and championing creator royalties. From its bold inception on Solana during the 2021 bull run to its rise as a Bitcoin Ordinals marketplace innovator, Magic Eden's journey is a testament to the power of vision, simplicity, and rapid adaptation in a dynamic blockchain world. Lu's passionate discourse not only highlights the challenges and triumphs of navigating the NFT landscape but also underscores a steadfast commitment to creators and the broader community. This episode isn't just an insight into Magic Eden's strategy; it's a compelling narrative on the transformative potential of NFTs, making it a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the intersection of technology, art, and digital empowerment.In this talk, we cover: Surviving the Solana crashBetting big on Bitcoin OrdinalsChampioning creator royaltiesFollow Jack Lu on X here: https://twitter.com/0xLeoInRioFollow Magic Eden on X here: https://twitter.com/MagicEdenTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Web3 has a perception problem. How do we fix it?Dive into a compelling discussion with digital pioneers Simone Berry, Amanda Cassett, and Krista Kim as they explore taking web3 from niche to mainstream. From creating immersive, inclusive digital spaces that celebrate diversity to tackling the challenges of AI and securing digital identities, this panel explores the transformative potential of web3. The discussion underscored the role of art and creativity in bridging web3 technologies with mainstream audiences, advocating for projects that not only entertain but educate and empower users.In this talk, we cover: Making web3 easy for the massesCreating inclusive digital spacesSecuring digital identities Follow Simone Berry on X here: https://twitter.com/sberrynycFollow Amanda Cassatt on X here: https://twitter.com/amandacassattFollow Krista Kim on X here: https://twitter.com/Krista_KimTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How do you build a multi-billion dollar media empire? David Maisel, the visionary behind Marvel Studios and Mythos Studios, shared his enthralling journey from comic book aficionado to cinematic game-changer -- and why he's all in on web3 with Ekos -- in an exclusive fireside chat at Gateway Miami moderated by Now Media co-founder, CEO and EIC Matt Medved.Maisel revealed the inception of Marvel Studios, driven by his love for comics and an innovative approach to storytelling that catapulted the MCU to staggering heights with hits like Iron Man, thanks to strategic casting and relentless belief in his creative vision. Transitioning into the digital realm with Ekos, Maisel is pioneering a new mythology through web3 and digital art, aiming to merge storytelling, technology, and community in unprecedented ways. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The "Decoding Digital Collectability" panel at Gateway Miami, featuring insights from the creative minds behind Mercedes-Benz NXT, delved into the fascinating intersection of NFTs, digital art, and the future of collecting. Highlighting stories of personal collections, from Pokémon cards to watches, Ben Roy, Felix Schubert, and Timo Heuer underscored the deep emotional connections that drive our desire to collect. The conversation seamlessly navigated through the evolution of NFTs, emphasizing the shift towards creating digital objects with enduring value and significance beyond mere financial investment. By exploring the potential of merging traditional heritage with cutting-edge technology, Mercedes-Benz NXT aims to redefine digital collectibles, making them accessible and meaningful to both seasoned collectors and newcomers to the web3 space.In this talk, we cover: The emotions behind collectingMercedes-Benz’s web3 visionHow VR/AR will change collectingFollow Mercedes-Benz NXT on X here: https://twitter.com/MercedesBenzNXTFollow Ben Roy on X here: https://twitter.com/benroy__To listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Are you ready for RTFKT's next chapter?In this special Gateway Miami conversation, RTFKT founders Zaptio and ClegFX (Chris Le) dive into their pioneering journey in blending digital and physical fashion and its impact in both the web3 and sneakerhead communities. Moderated by Alejandro Navia, the conversation covers everything from their landmark Nike acquisition to the Dunk Genesis sneaker launch and forthcoming Animus project, exploring blockchain’s power to democratize creativity and how to humanize the design process.In this talk, we cover: Creating the first sneaker for gamersNavigating the bear marketWhat to expect from AnimusFollow RTFKT on X here:https://twitter.com/RTFKTFollow Zaptio on X here: https://twitter.com/ZaptioFollow ClegFX on X here:https://twitter.com/clegfxTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636Sign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/newsletter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a panel discussion hosted by Lens Protocol at Gateway Miami, an all-star lineup explored the intersection of web3 social platforms, artist empowerment, and the innovative use of new tools in creating opportunities and realities. Moderated by curator and creative entrepreneur Lady Phe0nix, the panel featured AI collaborative artist Emi Kusano and musician Heno.In this talk, we cover: Using web3 social media to build communityThe future of decentralized social mediaAI art ethicsand much moreFollow Emi on X here: https://twitter.com/emikusanoFollow Heno on X here: https://twitter.com/mynameishenoFollow Lady Phe on X here: https://twitter.com/yesladypheOnixSign up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Generative art and skincare? While it may seem an unlikely marriage, Shiseido's embrace of web3 offers key insights for brands.Learn more in this panel hosted by Shiseido at Gateway Miami, featuring Art Blocks founder Erick “Snowfro” Calderon, and artist Jen Stark and moderated by Alessio Rossi, Executive Vice President of Shiseido Americas. The speakers explore the global beauty brand’s “Future Reflections” generative art collection, which features artists Stark, Kaoru Tanaka, Hannah Yan, and Robert Hodgin and is powered by Art Blocks Engine.In this talk, we cover: Why Shiseido embraced generative artHow free mints make sense for brandsExclusivity and inclusivity in community-buildingFollow Shiseido on X here: https://twitter.com/SHISEIDO_USAFollow Jen Stark on X here: https://twitter.com/Jen_StarkFollow Snowfro on X here: https://twitter.com/ArtOnBlockchainTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636To sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a panel discussion hosted by Christie's at Gateway Miami, the stage was set for an engaging conversation that delves into the journeys of some of the biggest names in digital art and Web3. Moderated by Sebastian Sanchez, Manager of Digital Art Sales at Christie’s, the panel featured Jack Butcher, artist and founder of Visualize Value, and AC, renowned art collector and partner of 6529 Capital.The three digital art heavyweights chatted about the impact of Butcher’s projects Checks and Opepen, what AC looks for in physical and digital art, and the evolution of generative art. In this talk, we cover: - Why Jack Butcher’s Checks and Opepen took off- AC’s investment thesis- The future of generative artFollow Sebastian on X here: https://twitter.com/sebastianss527Follow Jack on X here: https://twitter.com/jackbutcherFollow AC on X here: https://twitter.com/ACthecollectorTo watch the video version, go to https://www.youtube.com/nftnowTo sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
At a panel in Gateway Miami, Dennis Crow, Wilder World’s head game producer, engaged in a conversation with nft now’s Matt Medved to introduce Wilder World's latest metaverse experience. Their flagship game, “Midnight in Wiami,” offers an exhilarating racing experience within a photorealistic nocturnal setting inspired by the vibrant cities of Miami and Tokyo. This groundbreaking game celebrated its global debut at Gateway Miami, allowing attendees to partake in the simulation and firsthand experience the thrill it offers. The two sat down and chatted about why they centered the game on racing and how Wilder World creates its immersive AAA-quality experiences. Crow and Medved also discussed the future of the gaming industry, and why blockchain integration is set to elevate the gaming ecosystem. In this talk, we cover: - Building a metaverse from scratch- Why many gamers oppose NFTs- How AAA game studios will adopt web3Follow Dennis on X here: https://twitter.com/DennisACrowFollow Matt on X here: https://twitter.com/mattmedvedTo sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Deepak Chopra and Poonacha Machaiah, CEO of the Chopra Foundation, discussed the potential of AI and Web3 in improving the world during a panel discussion moderated by Matt Medved. They highlighted AI's impact on healthcare and acknowledged the downsides of new technologies, emphasizing the importance of intention and love in guiding technological advancements. They also explored their involvement in Web3 and their plans to create a "Chopraverse" metaverse for a global community. Their vision centers on integrating love into technology, conscious evolution, and using meditation to reshape the future of healthcare and technology. In this talk, we cover: - AI’s benefits and dangers- Chopra’s vision for web3- The future of meditation and mental healthFollow Deepak on X here: https://twitter.com/DeepakChopraFollow Poonacha on X here: https://twitter.com/thepoonachaTo listen to the audio version, go to pod.link/1561616636To sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/#AI #spirituality #art Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Art Blocks founder Erick Calderon, known as Snowfro, and artist Sam Spratt, the founder of The Monument Game, engaged in an illuminating and personal conversation at Gateway Miami. Their dialogue revolved around mutual admiration for each other's artistry and the evolving landscape of Web3 art. Spratt shared personal insights about his journey, highlighting moments of self-discovery and resilience. They also discussed the role of technology in art, focusing on Art Blocks as a platform for empowering artists. Snowfro emphasized the importance of community and collaboration within the Web3 art sphere, while Spratt underscored the significance of creative output in shaping the Web3 ecosystem. In this talk, we cover: - What’s next for digital art- Overcoming obstacles to creative growth- How to build a community around your artTo watch the video version, go to https://youtu.be/7S9EQnFYTu0Follow Snowfro on X here: https://twitter.com/ArtOnBlockchainFollow Sam Spratt on X here: https://twitter.com/SamSprattTo sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The "Art and Spirituality Panel: A Conversation with Krista Kim," led by Matt Medved, began with an exploration of Krista Kim's featured artwork, "Resonance," at The Gateway Korea. Kim described her digital video as a journey of self-discovery. The discussion then shifted to digital identity's impact on Kim's art, focusing on blockchain's transformative role in art ownership. They discussed how blockchain verification has changed trust in the art market and explored the influence of AI in art creation. The conversation also touched on mental health challenges in the Web3 space, with Kim sharing her coping methods, including meditation. The panel concluded with the announcement of nft now’s first tokenized podcast episode featuring Kim as the honored guest. In this talk, we cover: Mental health and spirituality in web3Avatars and the future of digital identityTokenizing the first nft now podcast episode Follow Krista Kim on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Krista_KimFollow Matt Medved on Instagram here: https://twitter.com/mattmedvedTo watch the video version, go to https://youtu.be/VBZo0TKxXloTo sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Renowned digital artist Beeple, also known as Mike Winkelmann, took center stage at The Gateway: Korea to discuss the digital art world’s evolving dynamics. The discussion also offered valuable insights into Beeple's own artistic journey and body of work.Moderated by nft now co-founder and CEO, Matt Medved, the conversation explored topics like the special artwork Beeple had crafted for The Gateway: Korea, and transitioned to the inauguration of Beeple Studios in South Carolina, offering a glimpse into his creative haven. Beeple also elaborated on his digital art tools and techniques, emphasizing the transformative potential of the medium. He envisioned a future of more immersive digital experiences and discussed the realm of NFTs, highlighting the need for patience and value creation. Beeple also shared his sources of inspiration and addressed artist royalties, concluding with teasers about his upcoming projects and the privilege of being part of the ever-evolving digital discourse.In this talk, we cover: - Becoming the face of NFTs as a crypto newcomer- Why digital artists may be the new DJs- The future of creator royaltiesFollow Beeple on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/beepleFollow Matt Medved on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mattmedvedTo watch the video version, go to https://youtu.be/4gwRxTMcsjARead more here:- https://nftnow.com/podcasts/being-beeple-capturing-the-web3-zeitgeist/- https://nftnow.com/features/being-beeple-capturing-the-zeitgeist-of-internet-culture/- https://nftnow.com/the-gateway/beeple-discusses-the-future-of-the-digital-art-landscape-at-the-gateway-korea/To sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Presented by Beatport.io, the "Digital Resonance" panel at Gateway Korea featured a varied array of viewpoints presented by five distinct speakers representing different areas of the music industry.Throughout the conversation, the panelists explored the profound influence of web3 on the music sector. They also highlighted effective approaches for artists to engage with their supporters via web3, effectively bypassing conventional intermediaries. This discussion underscored not only the value of diverse perspectives but also the significance of champions who advocate for such diversity within the realm of web3.In this talk, we cover: - How artists can reward their super-fans in web3- Why bear markets breed innovation- How to promote diversity in the spaceFollow Latasha on X here: https://twitter.com/CallMeLatashaFollow Björn Wagner on X here: https://twitter.com/bjornwgnrFollow Finn Martin on X here: https://twitter.com/Finn__MartinFollow Matt Medved on X here: https://twitter.com/mattmedvedFollow Mischa Fanghaenel on X here: https://twitter.com/Nachts_BerlinTo watch the video version, go to https://youtu.be/SSdezH2LPOwTo sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Adidas /// Studio unveiled its RESIDENCY program for emerging artists in web3 with an audiovisual activation at Gateway Korea featuring limited open editions and exclusive merch. Bringing together adidas /// Studio’s Global Head of Communications & Activation Stacey King and featured artists Adra Kandil and MonkeeMoto, this panel dives deep into the footwear giant’s vision for web3 and how artists can benefit from community-centric brand collabs.In this talk, we cover: - Adidas’ vision and strategy for web3- How artists can land brand partnerships- How brands can authentically build communityFollow Afrodet on X here: https://twitter.com/afrodetzFollow Adra on X here: https://twitter.com/dearnostalgia_Follow MonkeeMoto on X here: https://twitter.com/MONKEEMOTOFollow Stacey King on X here: https://twitter.com/kingstace_ethTo watch the video version, go to https://youtu.be/MdonO8-naHQTo sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Jun 21st
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