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Digitally Rare

By Jonathan Mann

Matt Condon and Jonathan Mann explore what it means to own things on the blockchain and beyond.
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How Now, Noun DAO? (4156 Interview)

Digitally RareAug 16, 2021

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What's in the Secret Stashh

What's in the Secret Stashh

Digital space, digital place, and digital face with Tor Bair, cofounder of Stashh.


Digitally native space and cross chain identity with Tor Bair, cofounder of Stashh.

Jun 02, 202355:16
Is This Good Material? BINGO w/ Kevin Esherick

Is This Good Material? BINGO w/ Kevin Esherick

We learn about the latest artistic additions to his jeans (the Material) and about Kevin's latest work, Artist Bingo.

May 01, 202301:10:01
The Meaning of Minting w/ Giancarlo

The Meaning of Minting w/ Giancarlo

A conversation on the wider NFT market, what mass adoption may look like, and what gives these digital objects meaning.

Apr 06, 202301:02:34
Copyright Click Save w/ Brian L Frye

Copyright Click Save w/ Brian L Frye

Join us for a wildly fun conversation about the NFT art market, copyright, plagiarism, and more with IP lawyer and conceptual artist Brian L Frye.

Mar 25, 202358:02
Embracing The Chaos That Comes With the Summer Haze

Embracing The Chaos That Comes With the Summer Haze

Artist Cole Sternberg chats with us about environmental composition, analog and digital patina, and the background of his work, on- and off-line.

Mar 10, 202301:02:57
Getting 0wned w/ Rhea Myers

Getting 0wned w/ Rhea Myers

OG crypto artist Rhea Myers on Inscriptions, the intent vs letter of the code that is law, her upcoming compendium of written pieces, and her new digital work showcased in Berlin.

Feb 27, 202301:06:04
Open Ended Open Editions

Open Ended Open Editions

Jonathan and Matt catch up over open edition hype, ordinals, and who knows what else!

Feb 13, 202356:38
Speculations on NonExistentTokens w/ Sarah Meyohas

Speculations on NonExistentTokens w/ Sarah Meyohas

Sarah Meyohas on conceptual crypto art history, Bitchcoin, prompt generation as artistic medium, the relationship between human labor and art, art as alchemy, and so so much more.

Jan 30, 202356:59
Music NFT Aggregation: Which is the Right(s) Way?

Music NFT Aggregation: Which is the Right(s) Way?

A thorough dialogue between web3 musicians Verite and Black Dave on the topic of music NFT aggregators, the forces of innovation, and the direction they’d each like to see the web3 music space go.

Jan 12, 202301:02:25
We're all still NEW HERE w/ Dan Sickles

We're all still NEW HERE w/ Dan Sickles

Sundance winning director Dan Sickles joins us to talk about NEW HERE, his documentary about the NFT ecosystem and culture that, of course, uniquely exists within the world of NFTs. We talk peculiarities of Hollywood's production model, web3's flexible identity model, how the film engages with digital ownership, and much more.

Dec 19, 202201:01:21
Bid to Earn? The GBM Auction Mechanic

Bid to Earn? The GBM Auction Mechanic

Hugo from myNFT gives us the illustrious, 5 year journey of his team, talks NFT standards and walks us through a novel digital auction format they call a GBM auction.

Dec 07, 202253:49
Kaigani on What Mxtters

Kaigani on What Mxtters

We catch up with Kaigani, famous decompiler of the CryptoKitty genome, and chat PFPs, Meebits DAO, his ArtBlocks projects, artist sustainability, Hollywood and of course his current project, Mxtter.

Nov 23, 202257:52
Hidden in the Ether: NFT Archaeology w/ Adam McBride

Hidden in the Ether: NFT Archaeology w/ Adam McBride

NFT Historian Adam McBride tells us how he scans for gold amongst the dust of the past: finding and identifying old NFT contracts, resurrecting prescient projects, and reconstructing the timeline of on-chain digital ownership.

Nov 09, 202201:18:04
Royalties are Dead, Long Live Royalties (w/Mitchell F. Chan)

Royalties are Dead, Long Live Royalties (w/Mitchell F. Chan)

Iconic conceptual artists Mitchel F. Chan walks us through the ongoing debate about NFT artist royalties in the wake of Sudoswap’s dismissale and his EIP’s solution.

Oct 11, 202201:06:23
Tomb Time w/ David Rudnick

Tomb Time w/ David Rudnick

We chat with David Rudnick about his practice and so much more, including the Tomb Series and each Tomb’s curatorial powers, sustainable and evolutionary objects, Stems I, II, III, and IV.

Sep 29, 202201:01:14
Season 3: Now, The Future, And We’re Still Here

Season 3: Now, The Future, And We’re Still Here

WE ARE BACK FOR SEASON 3 BABY!

Sep 20, 202257:18
Then And Now: 4 Years of Digitally Rare

Then And Now: 4 Years of Digitally Rare

Matt and Jonathan celebrate Digitally Rare’s 4 year anniversary by listening to some old clips and wondering how we got here.

Jul 17, 202201:05:48
JPG2k + Digitally Rare = [this podcast]

JPG2k + Digitally Rare = [this podcast]

It's a crossover episode! Well, almost. Matt did not wake up in time, and so Jonathan talks solo with Noah and Viv from the excellent NFT pod, JPG2k. We cover everything from Noah's new Chicken's NFT project, to how they got into NFTs and all kinds of other great NFT content. 

Jul 13, 202201:16:39
Emitting and Admitting — 'Amends' for ETH

Emitting and Admitting — 'Amends' for ETH

With his project 'Amends’, Kyle McDonald measures NFT activity on Ethereum during PoW and captures the historical emissions of three NFT marketplaces as handmade glass sculptures, to be auctioned during the merge, when Ethereum switches to Proof of Stake.

Jun 28, 202201:04:53
Out of Chaos: 45 Tracks

Out of Chaos: 45 Tracks

Matthew Chaim from SongCamp comes on the pod to discuss Chaos, the SongCamp's headless band, formed and re-formed each week, which produced 45 tracks in 6 weeks. 

Jun 21, 202258:38
web3 could be going a few different ways

web3 could be going a few different ways

We chat with Molly White—author of 'web3 is going great'—and proudly join the ranks of those who have failed to convince her that blockchains might actually be pretty neat. We chat negative externalities, the power of economic incentives, and whether or not the NFT in Matt's hand is morally ok.

May 27, 202201:08:41
Choosing Peacefall (Or Not!)

Choosing Peacefall (Or Not!)

Cameron Koczon from Fictive Kin brings us to a land of warriors and fighters battling it out on Ethereum to gain levels and be the very best that ever was.

May 17, 202201:05:11
Welcome to the BoysClub

Welcome to the BoysClub

Boys Club is social club and soon-to-be DAO that is welcoming the next 1 million women and non-binary people to web3. Their supporter NFTs launch to the public on May 14th, 2022.

May 11, 202201:00:24
Immateriality is in My Jeans

Immateriality is in My Jeans

Kevin Esherick walks us (hah) through Material, a continuous art project exploring materiality, tangibility, and the ephemeral, via an absolutely sick pair of jeans.

May 03, 202201:23:03
pr1s0n.art — Restoring Justice And The Dignity of Returning Citizens

pr1s0n.art — Restoring Justice And The Dignity of Returning Citizens

Abe Uccello is establishing pr1s0n.art, an initiative that helps formerly incarcerated individuals lessen the financial burden of reentering society by coupling their personal artworks and documentation of their restorative journey in an NFT.
Apr 18, 202241:35
Ampl(ed) Reasons to Join a MetaLabel

Ampl(ed) Reasons to Join a MetaLabel

Austin Robey (@austinrobey_) joins us to discuss the Bandcamp ➡️ Epic sale, the CryptoPunks ➡️ Yuga sale, and alternative organizational principles for communities, collectives, and a novel structure of the 'think-and-do tank’ that Austin calls the METALABEL.

Apr 06, 202253:07
Disco: A Digital Backpack For the LARP That Is Your Life

Disco: A Digital Backpack For the LARP That Is Your Life

We chat with Evin (@provenauthority) about what’s-old-is-new technology standards that Disco is using to encourage a user-centric model of the web. Tune in to learn about Verified Credentials, Decentralized Identifiers, and all about Disco’s tech.

Mar 28, 202201:03:05
free jesus pamphlet fast cash money cash plus dot biz crypto god king condiments

free jesus pamphlet fast cash money cash plus dot biz crypto god king condiments

A whimsical journey in which we bring steviep into a not-so-abandoned stairwell and discuss the mark of the beast, fast cash money cash plus dot biz, jesus pamphlets, discarded condiment packages, and the conceptual brilliance of free tokens.

Mar 02, 202252:21
Rule Breakers Following Rules

Rule Breakers Following Rules

Rule-based art, speedruns, derived digitally scarcity, craft & care & flow states & attention over time, defining constraints and iterating in surprising ways within them, legibility vs complexity, desert society, and generative art transforming from an artist’s tool into the artist itself.

Feb 11, 202201:07:25
Song A (Finally) Done!

Song A (Finally) Done!

Matt gets high and Jonathan reinvents RSS (again). We shit-talk beniemaxi and discuss SongADAO, why Matt can’t stop buying conceptual art NFTs, the map and the territory, the temporal nature of information, steviep, and religion.

Jan 07, 202246:12
Wen Pete Davidson & Kim Kardashian Sex Tape?

Wen Pete Davidson & Kim Kardashian Sex Tape?

The Most Famous Artist(s) collective is rewriting the rules of the art world w/ collaborative art careers, building a literal city, how brands should embrace web3 in ways that don’t suck, why the innovator’s dilemma doesn’t apply to discord, what ConstitutionDAO did wrong, gas prices (lol), how to save the world with NFTs, and the art-ification of route 66 into the American cultural highway. Also RIP Virgil.

Dec 17, 202101:08:00
Socialism? On My Blockchain? It’s More Common Than You Think!

Socialism? On My Blockchain? It’s More Common Than You Think!

The Blockchain Socialist & the boys deal with the haters, talk about Cybersyn, discuss how DAOs are just cooperatives, and how libertarians rediscovered sociocracy.

Dec 08, 202157:48
Listen To This Space! w/ Latashá

Listen To This Space! w/ Latashá

Latashá and your hosts get into music x crypto, education, and the opportunity of building a new system with new tools.

Nov 22, 202154:38
w*b3, and N/F/Ts, w/ Dan Olson

w*b3, and N/F/Ts, w/ Dan Olson

SPICY TAKES from both sides as we deep dive with web3/NFT skeptic Dan Olson of Folding Ideas. We ask and get asked the hard questions about what web3 is about, and whether the dominate powers of yesteryear have their claws in the future.


Nov 13, 202101:38:36
DADA.art: Parenting the Crypto Art Movement

DADA.art: Parenting the Crypto Art Movement

We catch up with Judy and Bea to see where dada.art, a pioneering 2017 digital art movement is today, following the relaunch of their iconic 2017 collection Creeps and Weirdos.

Oct 21, 202101:22:37
A RAW Discussion w/ Luis of Fingerprints

A RAW Discussion w/ Luis of Fingerprints

Luis from Fingerprints discusses DeFi + NFTs, scaling a Dao from 15 to 200 members, photography finding its medium in NFTs, and the power of community.

Sep 30, 202158:10
An In-Depth (Troll) Debrief

An In-Depth (Troll) Debrief

Matt and Jonathan decompress from the wild ride that was August 2021, and chat about the Fuckin’ Trolls and their Tunes, the Doge NFT, SHL0MS’ toilet, sushi’ing OpenSea (#first), PaperclipDAO, NFT Archeology, Loot, and AMULETSSSSS.

Sep 20, 202101:12:32
Off and Lifeforms: Is This an Art? (Yes)

Off and Lifeforms: Is This an Art? (Yes)

We catch up with artist Sarah Friend (@isthisanart_)—starting with stories from NFT history past—and learn about Off, a coordination experiment with NFT art and Lifeforms, digital NFT entities that one must keep alive. 🌱

Sep 05, 202101:04:12
NFTs for (Offline!) Community, w/ HOLDERSLAND

NFTs for (Offline!) Community, w/ HOLDERSLAND

Haleek Maul  is using his NFTs to bootstrap and support a Caribbean creator community, online and off, called HOLDERSLAND.

Aug 25, 202155:24
How Now, Noun DAO? (4156 Interview)

How Now, Noun DAO? (4156 Interview)

Punk 4156 talks the Nouns visio, covering innovative IP, governance, and cinematic universe b. Also: PFPs as a new medium.

Aug 16, 202155:11
The Song That Owns Itself

The Song That Owns Itself

Aubrey Anderson and George Howard helped create STOI, the Song That Owns Itself — they experiment with modern crypto-based royalty and licensing, on-chain governance, and human-facing interactive AI, all in the name of the autonomous entity that is God Particle.

Jul 28, 202154:25
A Poppin’ Profile Picture Project Party

A Poppin’ Profile Picture Project Party

Learn why profile picture NFTs took off recently! Plus, we drop knowledge on NFTs + social spaces, talk shit about NFT projects discuss how vested interests shape online narratives, and matt introduces a new protocol called Epoxy.

Jul 19, 202158:45
Cataloging What Works w/ Jeremy Stern

Cataloging What Works w/ Jeremy Stern

Supporting musicians, building on top of Zora, and the social dynamics of music listening and ownership with Jeremy Stern, the co-founder of Catalog.

Jul 14, 202101:08:09
Music Royalties, but make it DeFi

Music Royalties, but make it DeFi

Gary Young from Royalty Exchange gives us a look inside the music industry and how we might use NFTs to invest directly into an artist's off-chain royalties.

Jul 06, 202157:46
In Which We Vibe With Austin Griffith

In Which We Vibe With Austin Griffith

Literally just a delightful conversation with the lovely builder of all things Ethereum, Austin Griffith.



Jun 24, 202101:09:47
Thinking Outside the Glitchbox: 0xDEAFBEEF's On-Chain Generative Art

Thinking Outside the Glitchbox: 0xDEAFBEEF's On-Chain Generative Art

Generative artist 0xDEAFBEEF constantly pushes the edges of on-chain generative art—we chat about how and why his projects are exploring the boundaries of the medium of generative art.

Jun 14, 202101:06:35
Welcome to the Cool Zone (of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility)

Welcome to the Cool Zone (of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility)

How conceptual artist Yves Klein predicted 2021 in 1958, and how the digital manifestation of his work was brought to life in 2017—just after CryptoPunks—by Mitchell Chan.

Jun 08, 202101:03:13
The Matthew and Rizzle Show… on Digitally Rare!

The Matthew and Rizzle Show… on Digitally Rare!

Matthew and Rizzle join us to react to the Christie’s punk auction, talk meebits & the metaverse, and uncover the bored ape conspiracy.

May 24, 202101:12:26
AMMs, MATT Auctions, and NFT MySpace

AMMs, MATT Auctions, and NFT MySpace

We shoot the shit on current events, talk about automated market makers w/ NFTs, go over Dan Finlay’s MATT auction mechanic, and arrive at the intersection of identity, self-expression, and social networking.

May 17, 202136:40
Open Science and NFT Funding w/ Matt Stephenson

Open Science and NFT Funding w/ Matt Stephenson

Why was the cure for scurvy lost for years after its discovery? Why has a potentially revolutionary diet gone un-trialed for years? Matt Stephenson walks us thought his work with Planck to change the incentives around open science, funding, and research attribution.

Apr 29, 202101:17:36
NFT Questions From The Urbit Chat

NFT Questions From The Urbit Chat

Imagine lounge chairs against a rain-dipped window, fire raging, and lofi emanating from the beyond — we talk current NFT news and answer insightful questions from pseudonymous internet people on urbit.

Apr 15, 202101:07:23
An NFT Conversation to Vibe To

An NFT Conversation to Vibe To

A casual descent into the rabbit hole of hedonic value.

Apr 05, 202159:52
DeFi x NFTs — A Guided Tour of Non-Fungible Decentralized Finance

DeFi x NFTs — A Guided Tour of Non-Fungible Decentralized Finance

Dan Elitzer, founder of the MIT Bitcoin Club and Nascent, gives us a guided tour of the world of DeFi and NFTs—how do we build DeFi-first, with more personal economic systems; when should or shouldn’t we lean into the financialization of everything; the power of protocol defaults & consciously-applied friction; the distribution of scarce resources; assessing and unlocking value trapped in under-utilized NFTs; and the power of experimenting at the edges of what’s possible.

Mar 30, 202147:16
Simon de la Rouviere, the Mad Scientist of Crypto Art

Simon de la Rouviere, the Mad Scientist of Crypto Art

Autonomous generative artists, Ethereum archaeology, bonding curves, NFT graveyards, harberger taxes, creative monetization, open licenses, and a novel about all of those things—come with us on a tour of the crypto art world with Simon de la Rouviere.

Mar 17, 202101:12:09
The Art-knowing Artnome

The Art-knowing Artnome

Jason Bailey of Artnome brings us into the future with comments on the past, how subcultures change, and ...mops?

Jan 29, 202152:59
Urbit ID Is An NFT

Urbit ID Is An NFT

We break down why anyone would want to own a digital—or analog, for that matter—object as we chat with Galen Wolfe-Pauly of Urbit. Urbit is a novel re-architecture of computers and the web that tracks social and cryptographic identity on Ethereum as an NFT. Listen to see how the Urbit ID system is a perfect illustration of our ownership-value-framework.

Jan 07, 202126:42
We're Back! New Year, New Season

We're Back! New Year, New Season

After a long hiatus that saw both Matt and Jonathan stepping away from the NFT space to work on other projects, we are BACK and ready to start a whole new chapter of Digitally Rare. 

This is a mini-episode to say hello, and deal with an NFT conundrum that Jonathan has been thinking about. He's finally launching the Song A Day NFT project! See the first tokenized Song A Day here.

A real new episode will drop a week from today, where we speak with Galen of Tlon, who's making Urbit. It's a fascinating conversation.

We have a whole new format we're working on for the show, and a ton of great interviews already in the can.

Jan 01, 202125:50
Clovers: Growing Art at Home with Billy Rennekamp

Clovers: Growing Art at Home with Billy Rennekamp

It's Clovers day on Digitally Rare! Billy Rennekamp joins us to about Clovers his project that combines generative art, novel proof of work, bonding curves, and a life-long quest to find a four-leaf clover, teaching us about authentic scarcity, NFTs-as-money, and flower-based economics.
Aug 28, 201953:33
Art Thou an ArtDAO, Abraham.ai?
Jul 17, 201953:06
Tough Love and Hot Takes (Live in NYC @ RareAF2)

Tough Love and Hot Takes (Live in NYC @ RareAF2)

We're trapped in a stairwell and the the only cure is some hot takes! I think I'm mixing my metaphors.
This episode was recorded on location at the 2nd ever Rare Art Fest in Bushwick Brooklyn on May 18th, 2019! It features a staggering array of NFT/crypto art luminaries:
Joe Looney of Rare Pepe and Freeport Jason Bailey of ArtnomeSimon de la Rouviere of many, many thingsJason Rosenstein of PortionFanny Lakoubay of Nifty.SupplyJessica Angel of #artproject Decentralized and TruebitJonathan Perkins and John Crain of SuperRareChris Robison of Hoarde
It was a blast to record, and I hope you enjoy listening to it!
May 21, 201940:34
Great Artists Take a Measured Approach to Shipping

Great Artists Take a Measured Approach to Shipping

Your intrepid hosts take some time to catch up with one another on the state of their respective projects, and are surprised to learn that they both find themselves standing at the same crossroads.
It's a shill or be shilled world.
May 08, 201958:20
A Discussion With Some OG Crypto Punks

A Discussion With Some OG Crypto Punks

We so excited to welcome the Velvet Underground of NFT on Ethereum, Matt and John of Cryptopunks and (now) Autoglyphs fame! Things discussed:
- The state of art on the blockchain - specifically the ways that the traditional digital art market is already just a crappy blockchain, basically.- What's different about launching an NFT project now vs two years ago.
- Pause functions in Ethereum.
- Choon, and the perils of launching a blockchain project that people seem to really love.
- An abandoned Larva Labs NFT project idea.
and much much more!
Apr 16, 201901:04:37
Every Crypto Network Is A Game
Apr 09, 201901:08:09
Gumby Is The Most Flexible Business Partner

Gumby Is The Most Flexible Business Partner

We've got Cyrus Lohrasbpour in the hot seat to talk about NFT maximalism, why we love CryptoPunks so damn much and how he licensed Gumby to be the in the first artwork he's selling on his NFT platform called ZOMA! He's running a Kickstarter to fund the creation of the platform.
www.zoma.com
Also: We are selling t-shirts! They are only on sale from 4/1 - 4/17, and after that, you'll never be able to get this version of the shirt again. The shirt is intentionally misspelled, based on the time when I accidentally misspelled the word "digitally" on our logo.
bit.ly/drshirt
Apr 02, 201901:11:08
Accessible Privacy is Cool Beans- A Talk with Elena

Accessible Privacy is Cool Beans- A Talk with Elena

Elena Nadolinski talks digital privacy and documents her journey down the rabbit hole—how teaching and testing turned her focus to identity and privacy. Why is privacy necessary for digital things, and why on earth don't we have it yet? What do the existing solutions get wrong and how is Beanstalk going to do privacy right?
Also, since Elena used to work at AirBnB, Jonathan shares his story of the time he wrote a jingle for the founders...
Feb 25, 201901:06:22
Sharing Ideas about Idea Sharing with Planck

Sharing Ideas about Idea Sharing with Planck

We're back! This week we have economist Matt Stephenson on to talk about his fascinating quest to fix the problems around incentives when it comes to sharing intellectual property. His project is called Planck.
He tells two amazing illustrative stories, one about a 16th century royal obstetrician, the other about ancient cultures that used stone tablets as "money".
Jan 28, 201901:06:07
The Hunting of The Snark.Art (with Fanny Lakoubay)

The Hunting of The Snark.Art (with Fanny Lakoubay)

We're thrilled to have Fanny Lakoubay from Snark.Art on the podcast! We discuss Snark's first rad blockchain art experiment, 82 Seconds Atomized by Eve Sussman. We also get a scintillating preview of their next project, which involves poetry, fortune cookies and the question of what's more important: The Art or The Token?
We also get a little education on how digital media has been considered "scarce" up until now in the field of fine art.
Dec 20, 201801:00:11
From Devcon To A Japanese Hospital Phone Booth

From Devcon To A Japanese Hospital Phone Booth

While Jonathan was on stage at Devcon getting Vitalik to participate in a song, Matt was breaking his ankle in Japan. Despite the time difference, our boys chat about the online response to Jonathan’s Devcon performance, what Matt’s been up to for the last 3 weeks cooped up in a Japanese Hospital, the fact that William Shatner is an Ethereum fan. Plus, they muse on the SEC cracking down on ICOs and what that could mean for the future of NFTs!
Nov 21, 201850:25
NFT-Shirts?! Matt Says Yes, Please! (With Dani Grant from Union Sq Ventures)

NFT-Shirts?! Matt Says Yes, Please! (With Dani Grant from Union Sq Ventures)

We are joined by Dani Grant! Dani brings us a whole host of random ideas for dApps she'd love to see someone make. We talk about how to bring our NFTs to life, and how we need a home for them, where we can show them off. And we cover the amazing NFT Summit that we were all at in San Francisco (including the recap song that Jonathan made for the conference).
Nov 01, 201801:02:12
Skiing On Bits! (with Saya from Bitski)

Skiing On Bits! (with Saya from Bitski)

We talked with Saya from Bitski about the myriad ways she works to make blockchain more understandble, and her philosophy for exposing new folks to the space. We also talk a bit about the failed Civil token sale, and the podacst Jonathan likes, Zig Zag.
Oct 22, 201851:46
Digitally. Rare. Memes. Roll Credits! (w/ Brady McKenna from District0x)

Digitally. Rare. Memes. Roll Credits! (w/ Brady McKenna from District0x)

This week we're thrilled to welcome Brady McKenna, VR musician and community manager at District0x! We learn all about what District0x is up to, specifically their upcoming NFT district, Meme Factory.
Register for the Non Fungible Summit, Friday October 12th in San Francisco!
Participate in Jonathan's Initial Song Offering!
Sep 21, 201801:01:14
Top Five Crypto Collectible Wishlist

Top Five Crypto Collectible Wishlist

We cover the Coinbase vs. Apple hubub, HTC's hilarious "blockchain phone", Matt’s super cool sovereign identity project and Jonathan's top five crypto collectible wishlist!
Sep 10, 201853:16
The Last Non-Crypto Designer In The World

The Last Non-Crypto Designer In The World

This week on the show we have designer and all around internet guy, Ben Pieratt.
I (this is Jonathan writing) was excited to have Ben on the show because he's the first non-crypto tech friend that I've seen in my feed getting excited about NFTs. Ben is the co-founder of Svpply and was creative director of Electric Objects and has made all kinds of insanely interesting internet projects. He's currently working on a startup in the Crypto Art space, but it's super hush hush, so shhhhh. We talk about his journey into the heart of crypto, specifically, we talk all AROUND his stealth start up.
And we talk about Ben's dream of using the form of a startup as an art project, and his early attempt at this with Dead Bookstore.
And we talk a bit about the MLB collectibles debacle, and get into the weeds on the Axiom/Dapper Labs NIFTY trademark dispute.
It's a good one folks!
Aug 20, 201801:04:16
The Space Between The Token and The image (With Joe Looney!)

The Space Between The Token and The image (With Joe Looney!)

In this episode, we have our first guest: Joe Looney of Rare Pepe Wallet fame. He walks us through his argument for why maybe NFTs on Ethereum aren't quite as immutable and decentralized as we all thought. He implores us to take another look at Counterparty on Bitcoin and gives us his take on an asset's relationship to it's token. We also talk about the necessity of having an authentic narrative backing your NFT, or else, like, what are you even doing?
Aug 07, 201801:02:34
There's No "i" in NFT (or IS there?)

There's No "i" in NFT (or IS there?)

Matt and Jonathan get to know each other and talk about NFTY vs. NIFTY, the CryptoKitty NFT licsense, explaining NFTs to normal people, why we collect things and much more.
Jul 17, 201844:40