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NFTs - Blockchain-Powered Art, Trading Cards, Music, and More with Aftab Hossain

NFTs - Blockchain-Powered Art, Trading Cards, Music, and More with Aftab Hossain

Update: 2021-03-11
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Aftab Hossain (Twitter: @iamDCinvestor) is a strategic advisor and private investor to projects in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, with special focus on decentralized finance ("DeFi"). He specializes in technologies related to the Ethereum public blockchain -- the world's largest decentralized blockchain for programmable financial activity.

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  • What is an NFT (non-fungible token)? For that matter, what is a fungible token? [02:20 ]

  • We've been able to freely download copyrighted material from the Internet for decades, so what makes NFTs valuable? How does something like a piece of art become a uniquely accountable asset when it's tied to the blockchain? [04:22 ]

  • Why might a collector (of art, baseball cards, comic books, or any scarce asset) find the NFT market so appealing? [07:44 ]

  • Why an NFT has better provenance than a mint copy of Marvel's Wolverine #1 or a rare Magic: The Gathering card. [11:44 ]

  • What is DeFi? [15:26 ]

  • What were the first NFTs, and how valuable are they today? [15:48 ]

  • How NFTs have infiltrated the mainstream, and what any collector should keep in mind about investing in anything that wildly fluctuates in value. [20:19 ]

  • How can someone "burn" an NFT? [26:49 ]

  • Where can someone check out curated NFTs for sale? [30:27 ]

  • What is generative art, and how is it represented in the NFT world? [32:11 ]

  • What is the first instance of generative art being tied to the Etherium blockchain? [38:04 ]

  • There are multiple new NFTs launching every day. What's caught our attention of late, and how does a potential collector discern between NFT-based art created by a legitimate artist that is likely to go up in value and junk churned out by some Photoshop-savvy teenager trying to cash in on the NFT gold rush? [40:32 ]

  • As the owner of two EulerBeats NFTs, what can Aftab do with those assets? What are the potential benefits of an NFT to an established artist? [42:21 ]

  • To someone asking if NFT collectibles are a bit like a Ponzi scheme, Aftab asks: aren't all collectibles a Ponzi scheme if you extend the analogy far enough? [45:02 ]

  • What are Unisocks, and how can they be used? Why, from a practical standpoint, is this whole NFT phenomenon something worth trying to wrap your mind around? [48:10 ]

  • Other projects in this space Aftab finds worthwhile. [53:43 ]

  • Will NBA Top Shot live up to its hype? [56:46 ]

  • Where can people learn more about NFTs? [1:01:12 ]

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