#37: Olly Wilson, Co-Founder @ SimpleHash | Building a multichain NFT API that’s used by projects such as Phantom & Rainbow
SimpleHash is one of the most powerful NFT APIs in the space. It's being used by wallets, portfolio trackers & web3 games. Olly Wilson came to the pod to share the backstage perspective of their ultra fast growth.
What is SimpleHash
How their Co-Founder got tired of building back-end infra for an NFT project and decided to start SimpleHash
Why is indexing NFTs across many chains so hard?
How being in YC helped them to acquire first users
Why they ditched the idea of an NFT search tool
What's their process for supporting and integrating new chains
Why do they go very deep into NFT data and specialize to compete with other NFT APIs
How do they solve the corrupted media problems in NFTs
How they designed the NFT Spam Score to protect wallets from unsolicited and scammy airdrops
What are their most important metrics?
Why is everyone on their team involved in customer support, and how do they decide what features to implement?
Why Olly likes the OG NFT projects
Olly's thoughts on utility NFTs
Why joining YC was worth it
What growth & tech challenges do they see on the horizon?
How do they take care of their business's infra side, and why is 850M indexed NFTs still a small dataset?
What would he build if he weren't building SimpleHash?
Why removing the scams would be the target of his magic wand?
Why Ethereum Merge is the most mind-blowing project that Olly has seen
Why he likes the crypto twitter's dark humor
Where to find out more about SimpleHash