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Welcome to the Metaverse

Welcome to the Metaverse

By Luke Franks

The Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is the no.1 place to learn about the metaverse quickly and to stay ahead, with interviews from top industry leaders and the brightest minds in the space.

This podcast breaks it down simply so you can understand web3, crypto, NFTs, blockchain, ai, the metaverse and everything in-between. Come and join the community and learn how to position yourself for the future.
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Welcome to the MetaverseMay 19, 2022

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Metaverse for the Masses: Bridging the Virtual Gap to Adoption [with. Charles Stanton, CMO at FORJ - Animoca Brands subsidiary]

Metaverse for the Masses: Bridging the Virtual Gap to Adoption [with. Charles Stanton, CMO at FORJ - Animoca Brands subsidiary]

The metaverse encompasses a whole host of technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and open world social games, all of which will likely increasingly be powered by AI in some form. But what are the major use cases for the average person and how will they be onboarded into this new future? Our guest to help answer this question is the ace Charles Stanton, Chief Marketing Officer at FORJ, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, who sit between creators and brands and metaverse platforms, helping bring them into this new world. Part of that is their Metaprints ecosystem, helping brands establish their presence in this space, which we reference on the show. There’s some more details in the show notes about this too. As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice, always do your own research Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on ⁠⁠⁠Twitter ⁠⁠⁠- I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠⁠ LinkedIn : ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠⁠ Speaker Bookings : ⁠⁠⁠https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/⁠⁠⁠ ======================= Links : Forj Twitter : https://twitter.com/ForjOfficial Charles Stanton LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-stanton/ Highstreet : https://www.highstreet.market/ Animoca Brands : https://www.animocabrands.com/
Mar 30, 202328:21
Pioneering the Entertainment of Tomorrow with Nic Hill - Co-Founder of Sawhorse Productions // Stranger Things, Elton John, Tommy Hilfiger and More in the Metaverse

Pioneering the Entertainment of Tomorrow with Nic Hill - Co-Founder of Sawhorse Productions // Stranger Things, Elton John, Tommy Hilfiger and More in the Metaverse

In this episode you’ll learn about what metaverse experiences can offer, what is currently working and why.  Sawhorse are one of the top content studios in the world, whose clients include the likes of Netflix, Disney, Samsung, HBO, Youtube, Nike, Amazon, Marvel and Twitch to name a few.  They are now also at the forefront of metaverse entertainment content, most recently producing incredibly successful Roblox experiences with Stranger Things, also Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Our guest is the awesome Nic Hill, co-founder of Sawhorse, who speaks brilliantly about the current entertainment world, what the next generation are expecting and what type of metaverse experience is working right now. This one is full of gold. Thanks Nic for coming on! Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on ⁠⁠Twitter ⁠⁠- I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠ LinkedIn : ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠ Speaker Bookings : ⁠⁠https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/⁠⁠ ======================= Links : Nic Hill LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/nic-hill-6553873/ Sawhorse Website : https://sawhorsela.com/about/ Sawhorse Twitter : https://twitter.com/SawhorseLA Sawhorse Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sawhorse_productions
Mar 24, 202327:26
5 Metaverse and AI Stories You Need to Know - Falling In Love with Chatbots, the Release of GTP-4 and What It Means, Digital Fashion Riding High, UE 5 Comes to Meta Quest and More!

5 Metaverse and AI Stories You Need to Know - Falling In Love with Chatbots, the Release of GTP-4 and What It Means, Digital Fashion Riding High, UE 5 Comes to Meta Quest and More!

The metaverse and AI space moves at lightening speed so unless you're sat on Twitter for 24 hours a day, you'd be forgiven for not keeping up with all of the latest news. But don't stress yourself, The Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast has got you covered, with 5 of the biggest from the last 10 days. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on ⁠Twitter ⁠- I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : ⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠ LinkedIn : ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠ Speaker Bookings : ⁠https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/⁠ ======================= Links : GPT-4 - What is it and why does it matter? - https://www.datacamp.com/blog/what-we-know-gpt4 Some of the best uses - shout out - https://twitter.com/heykahn on Twitter Replika users falling in love with Chatbots - https://www.businessinsider.com/replika-chatbot-users-dont-like-nsfw-sexual-content-bans-2023-2?r=US&IR=T Microsoft Teams Avatars : https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/14/23639259/microsoft-teams-avatars-release-date-availability DressX Riding High With Digital Fashion : https://fashionunited.uk/news/business/dressx-raises-15-million-us-dollars-in-series-a-round/2023031568460 Meta Quest gets UE 5 Support : https://www.roadtovr.com/meta-quest-unreal-engine-5-support-lumen-nanite/ Amazon NFT Platform https://blockworks.co/news/amazon-nft-marketplace-web3
Mar 20, 202311:12
Decentraland's Latest Developments and What They Mean for You (+ the Pedigree Fosterverse!)

Decentraland's Latest Developments and What They Mean for You (+ the Pedigree Fosterverse!)

It's been a few months since we caught up with all things Decentraland, one of the most well known web3 virtual worlds. They recently put out their 2023 manifesto, titled ‘Year of the Creators’, which is a great read for the roadmap, some of major upcoming events and what they are focussed on this year (linked below) We also talk about Metaverse Fashion Week, which is from 28th-31st March and a very fun project called the Pedigree Fosterverse - where users can foster a virtual dog on their land in Decentraland. The virtual dogs correspond to real life dogs that needs fostering in the real world. Visitors who come across these dogs can chat to them and even go through the process of adopting them in real life, very cool. Our guests are Marja Konttinen - Marketing Director at Decentraland and Alisha Tené Bunting who is an interactive producer at major ad agency BBDO Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Dive into Decentraland : https://decentraland.org/ Decentraland 2023 Manifesto : here Marja Konttinen Twitter : https://twitter.com/brutalgardener Alisha Tené Bunting Twitter : https://twitter.com/AlishaBuntingDA Decentraland Twitter : https://twitter.com/decentraland BBDO Agency : https://bbdo.com/
Mar 10, 202325:46
Bring Incredible Digital Characters to Life : The Future of Human-AI Interaction with Charisma AI - w. CEO Guy Gadney

Bring Incredible Digital Characters to Life : The Future of Human-AI Interaction with Charisma AI - w. CEO Guy Gadney

How far away are we from having a realistic conversation with an AI driven character that feels like a real human experience? The answer is we’re not, it’s here, it’s called Charisma AI and you can begin playing with it yourself today. But this technology goes much deeper than just to-and-fro conversation, Charisma AI essentially brings digital humans to life and powers amazing character driven experiences and stories. Undoubtedly a key component of the full metaverse vision. We explain the basics of how it works in this episode, using different nodes to build possible responses and story outcomes in any given scenario and incorporating GPT3 as well. (If that’s too technical, don’t worry we chat it through simply). Charisma AI is being used in a variety of different types of storytelling. That might 2D or 3D digital humans or characters or as part of an immersive real life experience, which is where I discovered it first. We talk about that in this episode too. Joining us today is the CEO of Charisma AI, the awesome Guy Gadney who tells us all about where this is going and something incredible that they are working on next too. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Charisma AI Website  : https://charisma.ai/ Charisma AI Twitter : https://www.overwolf.com/ Charisma AI Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/charisma.ai Guy Gadney Twitter : https://twitter.com/GGadney Guy Gadney LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/guygadney/ Project Electric Sheep : https://www.projectelectricsheep.com/ Saint Jude by Swamp Motel : https://swampmotel.co.uk/live
Mar 03, 202327:27
Gaming Industry Secrets Unveiled: How Gaming Clues Reveal the Future of the Metaverse with Shahar Sorek - CMO of Overwolf

Gaming Industry Secrets Unveiled: How Gaming Clues Reveal the Future of the Metaverse with Shahar Sorek - CMO of Overwolf

In many ways the metaverse is not new. The gaming industry is the biggest entertainment industry on the planet and has been successfully creating virtual worlds and empowering users to create things for decades.  'Mods' in games (user modifications) have spun off into some of the biggest games in the world (Counterstrike was originally a mod of Half Life) and have helped extend the life of other games such as GTA (probably the most successful series ever). Our guest this week is the awesome Shahar Sorek, CMO of Overwolf - who do lots of different things in this area but primarily help give creators the tools they need to monetise their mods and creations and shape the future of gaming. Shahar explains things really well and simply if this is all new to you and I’m confident you’ll get a lot of value and really enjoy this one. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Shahar Sorek LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%90%B0-shahar-sorek-83ab299/ Overwolf Website : https://www.overwolf.com/ Overwolf Twitter : https://twitter.com/TheOverwolf Overwolf Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/theoverwolf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/overwolf
Feb 22, 202330:09
The Biggest DJ's in the World (David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox and more) Have Joined This Metaverse - Sensorium Galaxy - w. CEO & Creative Director Sasha Tityanko

The Biggest DJ's in the World (David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox and more) Have Joined This Metaverse - Sensorium Galaxy - w. CEO & Creative Director Sasha Tityanko

What do David Guetta, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki and Armin Van Buuren all have in common? Apart from being the biggest DJs in the world, they have all joined AAA metaverse - Sensorium Galaxy. These are some of the highest quality virtual music experiences available that also include AI driven humans who converse and attend gigs with you. In time they will learn, remember your previous conversations and begin to build relationships with you and other attendees. Sasha Tityanko is our guest this week - CEO and Creative Director of Sensorium Galaxy. You can check out the 24/7 AI virtual DJ stream here and also download on Steam for VR on the link below Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links :  Sasha Tityanko LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasha-tityanko-ba58621b8/ Sensorium Galaxy Website : https://sensoriumgalaxy.com/metaverse Twitter : https://twitter.com/SensoriumGalaxy Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/@SensoriumGalaxy/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sensorium_galaxy Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1803610/Sensorium_Galaxy/
Feb 17, 202330:46
This is the Virtual Reality Inflection Moment We've Been Waiting For w. Redpill VR Founder & CEO - Laurent Scallie

This is the Virtual Reality Inflection Moment We've Been Waiting For w. Redpill VR Founder & CEO - Laurent Scallie

Finally the major virtual reality inflection moment is here, solving one of the biggest pain points of getting VR to the masses. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we talk about the journey VR has been on and why we're about to take a giant leap towards the Ready Player One style future. The clue comes in the form of 'cloud rendering', which we explain simply on this show.  Our guest is Laurent Scallie, who is the founder and CEO of Redpill VR and someone who has been building in the VR space for 30 years. He was instrumental in introducing, developing and fielding military simulation systems to the U.S. and Canadian Army and was also  a key catalyst behind the origins of Oculus VR too. Redpill VR are a virtual reality platform that are creating ground-breaking interactive social experiences, focussed around music and live events. They genuinely are unreal, they just had Paul Oakenfold do one. If you picture the most incredible, out of this world immersive virtual festival, you are on the right lines. This was a massively valuable chat and you’ll leave fully understanding what is coming next. Thank you Laurent for coming on the show. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links :  Red Pill VR Website : https://www.redpillvr.com/ Red Pill VR Windows / VR client : https://redpill.app/ Red Pill VR Twitter : https://twitter.com/redpillvr Laurent Scallie LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurent-scallie/ Laurent Scallie Twitter : https://twitter.com/LaurentScallie
Feb 09, 202337:13
5 of The Most Mindblowing AI Tools (That aren't Chat GPT and Midjourney) - I Cloned My Voice

5 of The Most Mindblowing AI Tools (That aren't Chat GPT and Midjourney) - I Cloned My Voice

Chat GPT has now hit 100 million users in 40 days, the fastest growing technology ever but there are numerous other mindblowing tools that can help you speed up your workflow or achieve things that were previously impossible on your own. These tools will be the foundational layer to help create vast, rich and immersive content in the metaverse. One of those tools is cloning your own voice, which is how we kick off today's episode.  We'll continue to follow these trends on the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Eleven Labs : http://www.elevenlabs.io/ Google Music Demo : https://google-research.github.io/seanet/musiclm/examples/ Hubert Music AI : https://www.hubert.ai/ Interior AI : https://interiorai.com/ Rokoko Video AI : https://www.rokoko.com/products/video  3D Kalidoface : https://kalidoface.com/ Scenario GG : https://www.scenario.gg/ Playground AI : https://playgroundai.com/ Charisma AI : https://charisma.ai/
Feb 05, 202314:58
5 of the Quickest & Easiest Virtual Worlds to Jump Into Immediately - The 'Time-to-Fun' Metaverse Test

5 of the Quickest & Easiest Virtual Worlds to Jump Into Immediately - The 'Time-to-Fun' Metaverse Test

What worlds can you visit immediately, with minimal faff and get a sense of where we are today in the metaverse? This is the question we answer in todays episode. The shift to a more immersive internet is well under way but equally building fully functioning immersive worlds, accessible by everyone is a big task. In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast - I choose 5 that you can experience today with minimal hassle.  You can watch this episode in the app on Spotify or at this link - so you can see footage of the worlds Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Links : Spatial - https://www.spatial.io/ Oncyber : https://oncyber.io/ Monaverse : https://monaverse.com/ Rec Room : https://recroom.com/ VR Chat : https://hello.vrchat.com/
Jan 30, 202323:40
Create Your Avatar and Get In The Metaverse in Seconds with Ready Player Me - CEO and Co-Founder Timmu Tõke

Create Your Avatar and Get In The Metaverse in Seconds with Ready Player Me - CEO and Co-Founder Timmu Tõke

One of the most common questions is where is the metaverse and how can I access it? Especially from new users. Ready Player Me are the user friendly go-to platform where I usually send people. You can create a full body 3D avatar in your likeness in seconds and use it to explore over 4000 apps and games immediately. It's super user friendly for newcomers but also integrated into the NFT and blockchain side of the metaverse.  Timmu Tõke is the CEO and Co-founder of Ready Player Me, who've been working in this space for 9 years. Timmu has a brilliant insight into where we are with the metaverse right now and what 2023 will bring. Thanks Timmu for coming on.  Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI? ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Links : Ready Player Me - https://readyplayer.me/ Timmu Toke - https://twitter.com/timmutoke
Jan 18, 202326:48
The Legacy Film Industry Meets Web3 with Ben Klein - Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp

The Legacy Film Industry Meets Web3 with Ben Klein - Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp

Web3 has touched every creative industry even in these early experimental stages and the film industry is looking on with interest. Ben Klein isn't waiting and is actively experimenting with this new community owned approach as Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp. In this episode, we discuss the legacy film industry, how a film is usually brought to market and where the value accrues. We then dive into the Web3 model, how it is different, what it can potentially bring and how community ownership is at the centre of it. Ben has previously made content for Morning Brew and Barstool Sports and was a production assistant on Madame Web the upcoming Marvel Film, Saturday Night Live and Academy Award Winner Luca Guadagnino's upcoming film Challengers too. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button,  which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI? ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Sources : Wacko Worms NFT Twitter : https://twitter.com/WackoWormsNFT The Wacko Worms Tragedy Film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PELvX6EwPg&t=2s Ben Klein LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-klein-b57255167/ GM Music Video : https://twitter.com/vertical_dream/status/1612504107516047360
Jan 13, 202343:25
Calvin Harris Has Arrived in the Metaverse + News From CES 2023

Calvin Harris Has Arrived in the Metaverse + News From CES 2023

Calvin Harris, the biggest DJ in the world has officially entered the virtual building by announcing The Calvin Harris Experience in partnership with WAVE, Pico and TikTok Live. We talk about that plus the latest news from the major tech conference CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and a brand new major Roblox experience too. Thank you as always for your support, if you'd be happy to leave a review, that is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI?  ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Sources : Calvin Harris in the metaverse trailer Roblox - H&M + Elton John via WWD Holoride via TechCrunch Amazon & Snapchat via Fashion United LG and Oorbit via venturebeat
Jan 05, 202314:09
5 Predictions for The Metaverse and Beyond for 2023

5 Predictions for The Metaverse and Beyond for 2023

2022 has been a wild year, it launched the concept of the 'metaverse' firmly into mainstream awareness but where are we now and what are the big trends to watch in 2023? On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I highlight 5 areas I'm watching closely that I think will be the hottest topics of the next 12 months. I'd love to hear your predictions! Do reach out on Twitter here Happy New Year and here's to another mind-blowing year in the metaverse in 2023! ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Sources  Riffusion AI music tool : https://www.riffusion.com/ DappRadar / Coinmarketcap Web3 gaming numbers : https://coinmarketcap.com/community/articles/36361 Starbucks 'Odessey' Web3 Rollout : https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/08/starbucks-opens-up-its-blockchain-based-loyalty-program-and-nft-community-to-first-beta-testers/
Dec 30, 202218:54
The World's First Global Fashion Director in the Metaverse Talks Opportunities in the Exploding Digital Fashion Space for 2023 - w. Gemma Sheppard

The World's First Global Fashion Director in the Metaverse Talks Opportunities in the Exploding Digital Fashion Space for 2023 - w. Gemma Sheppard

Gemma Sheppard is the first Metaverse Global Fashion Director, whose portfolio includes Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen and Daphne Guinness amongst others. She works very closely with Roblox and Dubit - the UK's leading metaverse studio who have created experiences played by millions daily.  In this conversation we dive into the current world of digital fashion and discuss why it is a trend lining up to be a huge opportunity in 2023 - both creatively and in terms of monetisation in virtual worlds. We’re right at the beginning of this digital fashion movement, so a great time to be learning all about it. Thank you very much to Gemma for coming on the show! ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= Gemma Sheppard / Dubit Links Gemma Sheppard LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-sheppard-62a33639/ Gemma Sheppard Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sheppardstyle Dubit Website : https://dubit.io/ - head here for the Roblox report Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ =======================
Dec 21, 202229:32
What is the 'Open Metaverse' and Why Is It Important? w. Neil Trevett (VP Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA, Chair of the Metaverse Standards Forum, President of Kronos)

What is the 'Open Metaverse' and Why Is It Important? w. Neil Trevett (VP Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA, Chair of the Metaverse Standards Forum, President of Kronos)

The term 'Open Metaverse' gets thrown around a lot but what does it actually mean? How will we build a metaverse where avatars, assets and environments all are able to communicate and work with each other across multiple worlds? We discuss these questions and many more on this week's Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast with the awesome Neil Trevett. Neil is the Chair of The Metaverse Standards Forum, which is helping to coordinate the efforts of over 1800 companies and individuals to create these open and 'inter-operable' standards, i.e. the essential workings of the full metaverse vision. This conversation is a crucial and really fundamental one. One that will likely set your understanding apart from many others in the space. Neil was brilliant, explained these concepts in a simple and accessible but thorough way. He was also a lot of fun! I really enjoyed this episode! Thank you Neil for coming on! ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= Neil Trevett / Metaverse Standard Forum Links Website : https://metaverse-standards.org/ Neil Trevett Twitter : https://twitter.com/neilt3d Kronos Open Standards Group : https://www.khronos.org/ Neil Trevett LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-trevett-748791/ NVIDIA Omniverse : https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/omniverse/ Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================
Dec 16, 202242:59
An Undeniably Good Use For Blockchain & NFTs - TinyTap - The Giant Internet School - with CEO Yogev Shelly

An Undeniably Good Use For Blockchain & NFTs - TinyTap - The Giant Internet School - with CEO Yogev Shelly

With all the negative news of late around the ongoing FTX saga, I wanted to showcase a really clear, undeniably positive use case of blockchain technology and it just so happened that I came across a platform doing really amazing work, called TinyTap. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat to TinyTap CEO - Yogev Shelly. TinyTap are a platform that empowers teachers and educators to create interactive, gamified content. You can do this on their website, using their really simple 'no-code' tools to create fun, educational 2D games for kids. Teachers creating the games get paid when they’re content gets played and there is now this massive, fun resource for kids to learn online. They have over 12 million families using the platform currently. Interestingly they’ve recently become a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, who as you’ll know are a major success story in this space and they are now integrating blockchain and NFTs to give teachers full digital ownership and control over their content, alongside publishing rights for it too. You’ll hopefully see in this episode the power of what blockchain and digital ownership can do for good in the context of education, with our guest Yogev Shelley, who does an awesome job of explaining the shift that is happening here. Thank you Yogev for coming on the show. Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- TinyTap Links Website : https://www.start.tinytap.com/ Web3 Portal : https://web3.tinytap.com/ Animoca Brands article : https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-acquires-tinytap Twitter : https://twitter.com/TinyTapAB Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================
Dec 08, 202240:48
This Is Why Generative Artificial Intelligence Is About To Change Humanity with Nina Schick - World Renowned Synthetic Media & Deepfake Expert

This Is Why Generative Artificial Intelligence Is About To Change Humanity with Nina Schick - World Renowned Synthetic Media & Deepfake Expert

Nina Schick is an author, speaker, advisor and expert in deepfakes, synthetic media, cybersecurity and the geopolitics of technology. She has advised global leaders, including Joe Biden and the former Secretary General of NATO amongst many other major companies and government agencies. In this episode we discuss what is about to happen as as we begin to unlock the power of Generative Artificial Intelligence models. Nina believes that by 2025, up to 90% of all digital content will be generated by AI - we've now hit an exponential curve in terms of generative AI output. We talk about recent models/platforms such as DALL-E 2, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, what tools are available right now and what is about to happen next. This truly is a mind-blowing episode as we discuss what a world looks like where AI is a core component. We also discuss how AI will likely become integrated into metaverse creation too. Nina does an incredible job of explaining these concepts in a way that is accessible and thought provoking, thank you Nina for coming on.  --- Your link to RSVP to the in real life showcase of The Row - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you’re heading to Art Basel in Miami this year, you need to add this to your itinerary : From 1st - 3rd December, Everyrealm are doing an in real life showcase of their master-planned metaverse real estate development called The Row. These are 3D architectural designs that are absolutely stunning and the irl event includes a unique, immersive multimedia experience, featuring the amazing Daniel Arsham and his Ares House creation from The Row, along with a selection of his world-renowned physical sculptures too. A chance to see this incredible project in real life plus there'll be complimentary drinks throughout the day, what are you waiting for? Check out more at https://therow.everyrealm.com/artbasel and don't forget to join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- Nina Schick Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/NinaDSchick Website : https://ninaschick.org/ Nina's Book - Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================
Dec 01, 202242:30
Nike's Metaverse Masterplan is Emerging - Welcome to the Footballverse

Nike's Metaverse Masterplan is Emerging - Welcome to the Footballverse

Nike have always been at the forefront of sport, apparel and the culture that surrounds it. It's no surprise that they are ahead of the game when it comes to digital goods and the metaverse.  They recently dropped their major campaign ahead of the World Cup pointing towards their 'Footballverse'. A coherent Nike universe that spans across the physical, digital and into the metaverse, giving users the chance to co-create with them for future virtual products. We also of course talk about RTFKT and dot swoosh and dive into some subtle clues that many people may have skipped over. Nike are doing everything right. Welcome to the metaverse. --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks ======================= Sources : Nike Dot Swoosh Website : https://www.nike.com/swoosh Nike Footballverse Advert : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p4SeR3pliM Nike Footballverse Website and Portal : https://footballverse.nike.com/ RTFKT : https://rtfkt.com/
Nov 25, 202221:08
What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Up To Right Now? 2022 Q4 Update - Roblox, Fortnite, Meta Horizon Worlds, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Portals & More

What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Up To Right Now? 2022 Q4 Update - Roblox, Fortnite, Meta Horizon Worlds, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Portals & More

Not everyone has the time to dive into and explore the range of virtual worlds that make up the wider metaverse. The goal on this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, is to do that for you and bring you the latest news, stats and a review of the experience. We did this previously about 9 months ago and the show had great feedback so I thought it was time to revisit with an update! This is by no means an extensive list, just a light overview to keep you up to date. I always love to hear from you so do reach out on the details below. Thanks for your support as always. --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks ======================= Sources : Roblox AI environment generator news : https://blog.roblox.com/2022/10/team-behind-the-tech-creator-group/ Fortnite Unreal Editor news https://www.gamesindustry.biz/epic-games-to-release-unreal-editor-for-fornite-later-this-year Decentraland Stats : https://dcl-metrics.com/ The Sandbox Stats : https://blockworks.co/news/metaverse-platforms-set-the-record-straight-about-daily-active-users/ Portals : https://theportal.to/ 
Nov 16, 202225:27
Opening Up Access & Ownership to the Metaverse with CEO of vEmpire - Dominic Ryder [Advanced Episode]

Opening Up Access & Ownership to the Metaverse with CEO of vEmpire - Dominic Ryder [Advanced Episode]

VEmpire are an ecosystem who are opening up access and ownership to the future of the metaverse. Their DDAO is the world's largest Decentralised Metaverse Investment Organisation and on this episode we chat to CEO of vEmpire - Dominic Ryder all this vision. As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice in any way and shouldn’t be considered as such, it’s for informational purposes only. Always do your own research. This episode is a fairly advanced one as we talk in depth about DAO's and some DeFi (Decentralised Finance) concepts. If you've landed on this episode as your first one, you may benefit from jumping back to episode 2 to get more complete understanding of the metaverse but it's great to have you on board! A super interesting episode and great chat about how decentralised communities are now able to participate and if they want to, own part of the future of the metaverse.  --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And in a world’s first; Everyrealm have teamed up with major Brazilian esports organisation MIBR to bring you a full VIP experience of the 2022 CS:GO Major, happening in Rio, Brazil now until 13th November. It’s free to check out, inside virtual world : Portals but the VIP pass gives you special access and major benefits - including Access to the VIP Lounge, Digital Wearables by Ready Player Me & exclusive physical merch, access to Everyrealm’s upcoming gaming platform and of course you get to watch the competition live. Head to mibrarena.gg for more info and you can read more about the event itself and whole the metaverse experience here : https://everyrealm.com/blog/gaming/mibr-arena-how-to A pretty iconic moment for the space and one not to miss! Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- vEmpire Links : vEmpire Website : https://www.v-empire.io/ vEmpire Discord : https://discord.com/invite/F32ZHCb6fT vEmpire Twitter : https://twitter.com/vEmpireDDAO Dom Ryder Twitter : https://twitter.com/dominicVEMP ======================= Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks
Nov 10, 202240:16
Virtual Reality Universities Are Already Here and They Are Incredible - VictoryXR (partnered with Meta) - Chat w. CEO & Co-founder Steve Grubbs

Virtual Reality Universities Are Already Here and They Are Incredible - VictoryXR (partnered with Meta) - Chat w. CEO & Co-founder Steve Grubbs

Imagine being able to expand a human heart to 6 feet tall and climb inside to explore the ventricles or how about learning Paleontology, whilst in an immersive dinosaur world riding a Triceratops. Or even learning about Astronomy whilst on board a space craft, with your teacher and class mates in full virtual reality. Well this is all already possible right now thanks to VictoryXR who’ve built exactly these products and many more. We dive into this fully on this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast. VictoryXR are gamifying education, massively increasing access and in doing so are building out digital twin Universities called Metaversities with the help of Meta, previously Facebook of course. I loved this chat - A really key, clear, undisputable use case for the metaverse / web3 and a fascinating chat. Our guest this week is CEO and Co-founder of VictoryXR, Steve Grubbs. (who by the way if you mention this podcast, will accept your request on LinkedIn) --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- VictoryXR Links : Steve Grubbs LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-grubbs-4708825/ VictoryXR Website : https://www.victoryxr.com/ VictoryXR Twitter : https://twitter.com/VictoryXR Steve Grubbs Twitter : https://twitter.com/SteveGrubbsVXR ======================= Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks
Nov 02, 202225:44
The Fractional Collectibles Company That Amazon Invested In - 'Dibbs' w. CEO Evan Vandenberg

The Fractional Collectibles Company That Amazon Invested In - 'Dibbs' w. CEO Evan Vandenberg

Dibbs are a home to some of the most iconic physical trading cards on the planet, across sports, Pokémon, comic books and more, enabling fractionalisation - aka they turn cards into many ownable pieces, so anyone can start building up their dream collection. All of this is powered by blockchain using fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat to CEO - Evan Vandenberg all about how gigantic this market is, how we can bring rare physical collectibles into the digital world, how we rebuild trust in the NFT space and why Amazon invested in the company.  You don't need to know anything about trading cards to enjoy this episode, there's a wider conversation here about bringing the physical into the metaverse and the future trends that are coming. If you have any questions about this week's ep, do reach out  https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. Don't forget to sign up free to the Everyrealm Edition Newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to stay up to date with regular metaverse industry news, updates and events, you need to subscribe to the Everyrealm Edition newsletter. It covers the NFT economy ; new projects, data and trends The global crypto markets and gaming content such as e-sports, metaverse games and much more. It’s totally free to sign up to but there is also a premium version that gives paying members additional access to platforms and projects that are on Everyrealm’s radar. To stay up to date just head to : https://everyrealm.substack.com If you want to dive in even deeper you can also check out Realm Academy - the most comprehensive online learning platform for the metaverse and web3. Head to everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today Make sure you also check out the Metaverse Halloween event that is live now until 31st October (with a chance to win a share of $5000 and lots of awesome NFTS) - check it out here ======================= Dibbs Links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/dibbs_io Website : https://dibbsmarketplace.com/ Evan Vandenberg : https://twitter.com/evan_vandenberg ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================
Oct 27, 202240:08
Building a Next Generation Web3 Storytelling Studio with Ramon Govea of Myth Division (aka American Ape)

Building a Next Generation Web3 Storytelling Studio with Ramon Govea of Myth Division (aka American Ape)

Myth Division are a next generation IP development studio and team of incredible, very experienced storytellers across multiple platforms  : comics, film, tv, animation and video games. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat to Founder - Ramon Govea, who himself has worked for the likes of the legendary Stan Lee as well as NBA player Baron Davis. He’s also an NFT OG, was very early in this space and is now focussed on utilising the commercial rights of his Bored Apes, along with his own IP creations (WAIFU Warriors), which we dive into fully in this chat. It was brilliant to have someone on who knows the legacy entertainment world so well and is focussed on this new web3 world too. Thank you Ramon for coming on! As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. Sign up free to the Everyrealm Edition Newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to stay up to date with regular metaverse industry news, updates and events, you need to subscribe to the Everyrealm Edition newsletter. It covers the NFT economy ; new projects, data and trends The global crypto markets and gaming content such as e-sports, metaverse games and much more. It’s totally free to sign up to but there is also a premium version that gives paying members additional access to platforms and projects that are on Everyrealm’s radar. To stay up to date just head to : https://everyrealm.substack.com If you want to dive in even deeper you can also check out Realm Academy - the most comprehensive online learning platform for the metaverse and web3. Head to everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today Make sure you also check out Everyrealm's latest announcement - their upcoming home design metaverse game Hometopia - more here Hometopia is a realistic home design and world creation game set for release in 2023. ======================= Myth Division Links : Website : https://mythdivision.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/MythDivision Discord : discord.gg/hNG2RStGK9 Ramon Govea Links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/RamonGovea Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/marogue/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================
Oct 20, 202239:47
This is Why Dubai is About to Become The Global Metaverse Hub (and 2117 is Leading the Way) w. CEO of Bedu - Amin Al-Zarouni & Naoufel Madih

This is Why Dubai is About to Become The Global Metaverse Hub (and 2117 is Leading the Way) w. CEO of Bedu - Amin Al-Zarouni & Naoufel Madih

You may have seen the major announcement recently from the Dubai government - The 'Dubai Metaverse Strategy' - a framework to turn Dubai into one of the world's top 10 metaverse economies as well as a global hub for the metaverse community. Recently I travelled to Dubai to attend the 'Dubai Metaverse Assembly' - an event attended by the biggest players in this space including The Sandbox, Decentraland Foundation, Meta, Microsoft, PwC, FTX and more.  I was hosted by a metaverse project at the forefront of the region and of this space - 2117 - I'd highly recommend visiting Dubai if you get the chance! On the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast this week, we chat to the company building this unrivalled vision - Bedu, CEO Amin Al-Zarouni & Marketing and NFT Director - Naoufel Madih. We breakdown the metaverse vision for Dubai and the wider UAE, cover the real life plan to colonise Mars by the year 2117 and dive into an incredible metaverse project of the same name - 2117 As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. Sign up free to the Everyrealm Edition Newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to stay up to date with regular metaverse industry news, updates and events, you need to subscribe to the Everyrealm Edition newsletter. It covers the NFT economy ; new projects, data and trends The global crypto markets and gaming content such as e-sports, metaverse games and much more. It’s totally free to sign up to but there is also a premium version that gives paying members additional access to platforms and projects that are on Everyrealm’s radar. To stay up to date just head to : https://everyrealm.substack.com If you want to dive in even deeper you can also check out Realm Academy - the most comprehensive online learning platform for the metaverse and web3.  Head to everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today ======================= 2117 links : 2117 Twitter : https://twitter.com/2117_io 2117 Website & Litepaper : https://2117.io/ 2117 Discord : discord.gg/bedu Bedu Website : https://bedu.io/ Watch the launch event here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMwU89U83I&t=576s ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================
Oct 13, 202242:00
Welcome to Dating in Virtual Reality! Introducing DatesVR with founder Marc Charlton (who met his fiance in VR!)

Welcome to Dating in Virtual Reality! Introducing DatesVR with founder Marc Charlton (who met his fiance in VR!)

Marc Charlton is the co-founder of DatesVR - a metaverse speed dating platform in virtual reality!  After meeting his fiance on virtual realty platform AltSpaceVR, Mark and his business partner set out to create the world's first VR speed dating event and community with DatesVR. Since then DatesVR has been covered by BBC Worldwide, BBC 5Live, The New York Post and more. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into how the weekly DatesVR speed dating (and friend finder) events work and what dating in virtual reality is like.  For me, this seems like a massive potential use case that could onboard a lot of people. VR dating seems like a much better and more fun experience than traditional dating apps, which of course have been massively successful. A really fun episode, thanks Marc for coming on! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And if you want to level up quick, you need to check out Realm Academy, which is back with 3 self-paced modules : Metaverse Foundations,  Advanced Topics in Web 3.0 and Intro to Blockchain Learn from leaders at companies like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital and join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Head to https://everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today. Everyrealm are also running an awesome competition on Twitter, a chance for you to win one of 8 Season 3 Alpha passes for The Sandbox, to celebrate the launch of their Fantasy Islands Experience, which is live now. The competition is only running until the 7th October though, so jump on this one quick by checking out THIS TWEET: https://twitter.com/Everyrealm/status/1577327694911397888?s=20&t=gRq4Ci7kazNOBAxT_PtoFA GOOD LUCK! You can find out more about what they are up to (including their Fantasy Islands experience in the Sandbox!) at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com, follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Sandbox link : https://www.sandbox.game/en/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, do say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= DatesVR Links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/DatesVr Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/datesvr ======================= Everyrealm's Links 25% off at Realm Academy -> https://everyrealm.com/academy Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Oct 05, 202228:19
The Future Opportunities of NFTs for Music Artists & Fans with Mike Walsh at Serenade

The Future Opportunities of NFTs for Music Artists & Fans with Mike Walsh at Serenade

Mike Walsh is the UK Head of Strategic Partnerships at Serenade - an eco-friendly, super accessible music collectibles platform & the inventors of a brand new NFT chart eligible format called the 'Digital Pressing' (most recently pioneered by Muse as part of their no.1 album release 'Will of the People')  On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast - Mike talks to us about where we are with NFTs in music at the moment; the varying success of some use cases today and where we are heading. We talk about NFTs as proof of ownership and early fan support, a medium to add unique and special benefits, the new digital pressing format, additional revenue streams for artists, and future use cases in the wider metaverse; such as virtual touring, that we are just beginning to explore.  Don't miss out on the 25% off  offer at Everyrealm Academy until 30th September  https://everyrealm.com/academy  We also cover the environmental conversation and how Serenade minimise their carbon footprint (minting an NFT with the serenade is the equivalent to the carbon footprint of a tweet), whilst still maximising their utility. As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And if you want to level up quick, you need to check out Realm Academy, which is back with 3 self-paced modules : Metaverse Foundations,  Advanced Topics in Web 3.0 and Intro to Blockchain Learn from leaders at companies like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital and join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Plus until 30th September 2022 aka soon, don't miss out!! Everyrealm are offering each of their self-paced modules at 25% off, just enter the code “BACK2SCHOOL” at checkout. That’s BACK, 2 (the number), SCHOOL for 25% off. Head to https://everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today. You can find out more about what they are up to (including their Fantasy Islands experience in the Sandbox!) at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com, follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Sandbox link : https://www.sandbox.game/en/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Wagmi Consultancy Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com/ ======================= Mike Walsh & Serenade links : Serenade : https://serenade.co/ Mike Walsh on Twitter : https://twitter.com/mikewalshmusic Serenade on Twitter : https://twitter.com/serenade__co Discord : discord.gg/hXab5z4kn2 ======================= Everyrealm's Links 25% off at Realm Academy -> https://everyrealm.com/academy Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Sep 28, 202237:23
Reimagining The Future of Toys & Play For the Digital Generation - Cryptoys - CEO & Co-Founder of Onchain Studios - Will Weinraub

Reimagining The Future of Toys & Play For the Digital Generation - Cryptoys - CEO & Co-Founder of Onchain Studios - Will Weinraub

Everyone had their favourite toy as a kid, whether an action figure, doll, collectible or play-set. As we trend towards the metaverse and an ever more digital world, what does the future of toys and play look like for the next generation? Introducing Cryptoys - inspired by the success of surprise unboxing toys, Will and the team are creating the next era of digital toys that you can collect, build and play with in an expansive and immersive world. Described as the 'Nintendo of Web3' Cryptoys is reimagining what play looks like and recently partnered with one of the biggest names in the toy space Mattel - home to some of the most iconic toys ever including Masters of The Universe, Uno, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more. This was a fascinating chat about a really interesting niche in this space but what that makes a lot of sense. Nostalgic and fun first, this episode is full of gold. There's also something special for listeners who make it all the way through the episode. Please note : there is a little bit of unavoidable construction noise in this episode, it comes and goes but is such a valuable episode, I wanted to make sure it went out in full regardless. As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And if you want to level up quick, you need to check out Realm Academy, which is back with 3 self-paced modules : Metaverse Foundations,  Advanced Topics in Web 3.0 and Intro to Blockchain Learn from leaders at companies like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital and join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Plus until 30th September 2022, Everyrealm are offering each of their self-paced modules at 25% off, just enter the code “BACK2SCHOOL” at checkout. That’s BACK, 2 (the number), SCHOOL for 25% off. Head to https://everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Wagmi Consultancy Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links 25% off at Realm Academy -> https://everyrealm.com/academy Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Will Weinraub links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/willweinraub CRYPTOYS Website : https://cryptoys.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Cryptoys Discord : discord.gg/cryptoys =======================
Sep 21, 202237:25
Explain the Ethereum Merge To Me Like I'm 5 Years Old! - with Blockchain Developer Fatlion aka George

Explain the Ethereum Merge To Me Like I'm 5 Years Old! - with Blockchain Developer Fatlion aka George

The Ethereum Merge is a historic moment for this space and one that is hugely significant, but in simple terms; what actually is it and how will it affect the average user? This week on the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we've got the brilliant Fatlion aka George (on Twitter here) back on the show to help us understand more about the Ethereum merge. George's previous episode 'All The Technical Questions You Wish You Could Ask About NFTs' was hugely popular and George is so brilliant at explaining these concepts simply and making them accessible.  George is a blockchain and smart contract developer, across a whole variety of projects including the very successful generative collection Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston. He’s also the Founder of Whoosh Labs - an agency building web3 products. He was the perfect person to talk to us about this. Thank you George for coming back on the show As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= George aka Fatlion's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/georgefatlion Whoosh Labs : https://www.whooshlabs.co.uk/ Prev. ep. : 'All The Technical Questions You Wish You Could Ask About NFTs' Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston : https://www.wavelengthbykaleb.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Wagmi Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Sep 14, 202221:23
How The Next Wave of Users Will Onboard to NFTs & The Metaverse with RECUR Co-founder and CEO - Zach Bruch (Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Star Trek)

How The Next Wave of Users Will Onboard to NFTs & The Metaverse with RECUR Co-founder and CEO - Zach Bruch (Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Star Trek)

One of the biggest challenges before NFTs and the metaverse can go fully mainstream, is making it all easy to use. RECUR are a platform who have set out to solve this problem. They have already partnered and released collections with the likes of Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Star Trek and many more. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, Zach Bruch - Co-founder & CEO of RECUR talks us through how they are solving this problem and are ready to work with even more of the biggest brands and IPs in the world.  This is a great episode for newcomers and crypto-native people alike, to understand how to solve this problem is to solve before mass adoption. (+ some alpha as always) Thank you Zach for coming on the show! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Zach Bruch links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/ZachBruch Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-bruch-42a93bb4/ RECUR Website : https://www.recurforever.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/recurforever Discord : http://discord.gg/recur =======================
Sep 08, 202235:12
This Is How the Global Phenomenon of K-Pop Enters the Metaverse - Anicube with Zaf Chow of Animoca Brands

This Is How the Global Phenomenon of K-Pop Enters the Metaverse - Anicube with Zaf Chow of Animoca Brands

The Korean Entertainment industry is estimated to be worth around $30 billion. Bands like BTS sell out stadiums across the globe including in the US. BLACKPINK, a K-Pop girlband recently just won the first ever ‘Best Metaverse Performance’ award at the MTV VMAs. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into a project called Anicube, which is bringing K-Pop artists, fans and culture into the metaverse. Anicube is a joint venture between Cube Entertainment and Animoca Brands, who are one of the biggest success stories in this space. Zaf Chow is our guest - Director of Digital Strategy and Partnerships at Animoca Brands and does an amazing job of introducing us to K-Pop and the Anicube project itself. This is a global movement and it's fascinating to see how NFTs can enhance the artist and fan relationship at such scale. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Anicube links : Website : https://www.anicube.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/anicube_ent Discord : discord.gg/anicube Zaf Chow Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/zafchow LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/zafchow/ Animoca Brands Website : https://www.animocabrands.com/ Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/animocabrands =======================
Sep 01, 202235:08
The Incredible Success of Zed Run (Digital Horse Racing) & The Future of Metaverse Entertainment with Co-creator Chris Ebeling

The Incredible Success of Zed Run (Digital Horse Racing) & The Future of Metaverse Entertainment with Co-creator Chris Ebeling

Chris Ebeling is the Co-creator of Zed Run - a digital horse racing game & ecosystem that uses blockchain and NFTs to give users ownership of their digital horses. Players can buy, breed, race, sell and soon lend their horses just like in the real world but digitally in the metaverse. The OG project has seen incredible success with over 3 million races and over $40 million paid out in race prizes. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I talk to Chris Ebeling - (Co-creator of Zed Run and Co-Founder of Virtually Human Studios) about the journey so far and what else they are working on - including their latest project Human Park Chris, himself has over 15 years of experience as a world-class animator, creative director, writer and digital artist, across the movie and games industries. He’s worked on Hollywood blockbusters like The Lego Movies, The Great Gatsby, Gods of Egypt and many more. It was an absolute pleasure to have Chris on the show, a super smart mind and a lovely guy. This was a very valuable episode, one I thoroughly enjoyed and know you will too! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Chris Ebeling links : Website : https://www.chrisebeling.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/iamChrisEbeling LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisebeling/ Human Park Links  Website : https://humanpark.io/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/FreeHumanPark Virtually Human Studio Links : Website : https://www.vhslab.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/V_H_Studio Zed Run Links Website : https://zed.run/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/zed_run ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Aug 25, 202246:09
 This Is How You Create the Metaverse IP of the Future - Jenkins the Valet & more with Tally Labs co-founders SAFA & Valet Jones

This Is How You Create the Metaverse IP of the Future - Jenkins the Valet & more with Tally Labs co-founders SAFA & Valet Jones

Meet Jenkins the Valet, a bored ape who is signed to major Hollywood agency CAA, has a book written by 10x New York Times best selling author Neil Strauss and is about to embark on a whole new adventure to new world Azurbala. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we meet the creative geniuses behind Jenkins the Valet alongside the incredible community they've built and vision for the future of IP in this space. Valet Jones and SAFA are the pseudonymous founders of Tally Labs, the parent company, whose latest extension of the story is an incredible new world called Azurbala. I've tried to include something for all listeners on this episode, whether you are brand new to NFTs, familiar with this project or a participant/holder of it. I really loved this episode and have no doubt you'll enjoy this one too. Thank you SAFA and Valet Jones for coming on the show! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Tally Labs' links : Tally Labs' Twitter : https://twitter.com/tallylabsnft See Ape Follow Ape (SAFA) Twitter : https://twitter.com/seeapefollowape Valet Jones Twitter : https://twitter.com/valetjones Tally Labs Website : https://www.tallylabs.xyz/ Jenkins the Valet Jenkins the Valet Twitter : https://twitter.com/jenkinsthevalet Jenkins the Valet Website : https://www.jenkinsthevalet.com/ Jenkins the Valet Discord : discord.gg/xp3yMcJV3 Azurbala Azurbala Website : https://www.azurbala.com/ Azurbala Twitter : https://twitter.com/azurbala Azurbala Discord : discord.com/invite/azurbala ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Aug 17, 202239:51
Win a Bored Ape (Yes Really) With Metaverse Gameshow - 'Internet Game' - Conversation w. CEO Jordan Lejuwaan

Win a Bored Ape (Yes Really) With Metaverse Gameshow - 'Internet Game' - Conversation w. CEO Jordan Lejuwaan

Think 'Squid Game' meets a web3 online game show where you could win a Bored Ape! This week on the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, Jordan Lejuwaan - CEO of Internet Game is back on to tell us all about season 2 hosted by Gmoney and Leah Lamarr. After the success of Internet Game season 1, where a $1.5 million dollar prize pool, including 2 bored ape's (+Azuki's, Doodles and more) were won by players who made it to the end, Internet Game returns with season 2. I'm interested in this concept for a number of reasons - I think it's a very clever way to use NFTs and a signal for how this tech might be included in future content formats.  Disclosure : I do hold some Internet Game tokens and played Season 1, otherwise I have no affiliation with them. I’m just a fan of what they are building for the future of content in web3. Of course always do you own research, nothing in this podcast is investment advice but is for informational purposes only. This podcast is sponsored by Everyrealm. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Jordan Lejuwaan's links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/jlejuwaan Website : https://lejuwaan.com/ The Internet Game Website : internet.game Twitter : https://twitter.com/internet__game Discord : https://discord.gg/internet-game =======================
Aug 11, 202225:03
This is How the Smart Money is Investing in the Metaverse in 2022 with Felix Hartmann - Hartmann Capital

This is How the Smart Money is Investing in the Metaverse in 2022 with Felix Hartmann - Hartmann Capital

This week on the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast, I chat to Felix Hartmann, a long term crypto investor and Managing General Partner of Hartmann Capital. In this episode we talk in depth about how institutional investment is approaching the metaverse and what trends Felix and his Metaverse Ventures Fund at Hartmann Capital are focussed on for the upcoming months. This is a highly valuable episode in my opinion, especially in the current market conditions. I don't have a financial background myself so to understand how this side of the industry works and the difference between institutional capital allocation (vs. retail/normies) was fascinating. Felix did a brilliantly job of making this episode accessible, whilst also saying some of the smartest things about the future of this space that I've heard on the show so far. This one is 100% worth listening to the end. Thanks Felix for coming on. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only, always do your own research. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Hartmann Capital Links : Hartmann Capital Website : https://hartmanncapital.com/ Hartmann Capital Metaverse Ventures Portfolio : https://hartmanncapital.com/metaverse-portfolio Felix Hartmann Twitter : https://twitter.com/FelixOHartmann ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Aug 03, 202230:03
How Does Motion Capture Work and Why is it Crucial for the Future of the Metaverse? with Remco Sikkema of Movella & Xsens

How Does Motion Capture Work and Why is it Crucial for the Future of the Metaverse? with Remco Sikkema of Movella & Xsens

This week we are getting stuck into the fascinating world of motion capture in major movies, entertainment, sport and a variety of other use cases but crucially for the future of the metaverse. Our guest on the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is Remco Sikkema, Senior Marketing Communication Manager at Movella, a world leader in this industry who also make XSens motion capture suits, which we cover too. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks Remco does an awesome job of explaining the industry, how motion capture is used today, the opportunities available and how it will be essential for communication in the metaverse over the next few years. Thanks Remco for coming on! I’ve left his links in the show notes along with my own so do give him a follow, as he puts out awesome content too. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Remco / Movella / XSens Links : Remco Sikemma LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/rsikkema/ Movella Website : https://www.movella.com/ XSens Website: https://www.xsens.com/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jul 27, 202237:47
The Best Talent in the World Are Working On The Metaverse with Future House Studios - CEO Adam Sidwell

The Best Talent in the World Are Working On The Metaverse with Future House Studios - CEO Adam Sidwell

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we’re focussing on how some of the best talent in the world from the film & video game industries are now working on building the metaverse.  Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks One team with the skills and talent to help do this is Future House Studios. Our guest this week is CEO Adam Sidwell, who has 2 decades of experience at some of the most well known VFX studios in the industry (the likes of Weta & ILM) and has worked on many major Hollywood films, from iRobot, to Lord of the Rings, Tron: Legacy and many more. The team he has built there are also some of the highest calibre talent in the world and have a huge depth of experience, working across some of the most well-known entertainment and game franchises to date. We also talk about a Ready Player One style hunt across the metaverse that they are building, which sounds unreal and is definitely worth keeping an eye out for. Thank you very much to Adam for coming on the show, I’m looking forward to keeping a close eye out on what comes of Future House Studios. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Future House Links : Adam Sidwell : https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-sidwell-b903091/ Future House Studios Website : https://www.futurehousestudios.com/ Future House Studios Twitter : https://twitter.com/FutureHouseStu1 ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jul 20, 202237:56
The Next Major Play and Earn Title (Life Beyond) and Web3 Gaming Opportunities with Vincent Marty of Darewise (Sub. Animoca Brands)

The Next Major Play and Earn Title (Life Beyond) and Web3 Gaming Opportunities with Vincent Marty of Darewise (Sub. Animoca Brands)

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we’re diving deeper into the world of web3 gaming - a bubbling new entire ecosystem full of opportunities. Now is a great time to be learning and paying attention to the best projects in the space. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks  Our guest this week is the excellent Vincent Marty - Product & Marketing Director at Darewise, who are an awesome game studio and a subsidiary of one of the biggest success stories in this space Animoca Brands. If you are new to this world and this podcast, welcome along, great to have you. I’d recommend just jumping back to 9th February on the episode list, to check out the previous chat with CEO of Animoca Brands Robby Yung - he was brilliant and it will help give you some context for the major shift that is happening and some fundamentals for this chat. In this episode with Vincent, we catch-up on the general landscape and get stuck into Darewise’s awesome new play-and-earn title called Life Beyond, which you can check out now in open Alpha - links in the show notes. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Darewise and Life Beyond links Play Life Beyond Open Alpha : https://www.playlifebeyond.com/ Darewise Website : https://www.darewise.com/ Darewise Twitter : https://twitter.com/Darewise Vincent Marty Twitter : https://twitter.com/Vincemarty Animoca Brands Twitter  : https://twitter.com/animocabrands ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jul 14, 202227:06
Epic Games' Vision for the Future of the Metaverse with Rachel Stones - Business Development Manager at Epic Games Innovation Lab

Epic Games' Vision for the Future of the Metaverse with Rachel Stones - Business Development Manager at Epic Games Innovation Lab

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I talk to one of the biggest companies building the future of the metaverse - Epic Games. Rachel Stones is a Business Development Manager at Epic Games. This conversation was one of my absolute favourites so far. Epic Games, as I’m sure you are aware, have been building in this space probably longer than anyone and I would argue have been paramount in bringing the whole concept of the metaverse to life. To be able to sit down with Rachel and really understand Epic’s vision for the future was really fun and absolutely invaluable. We of course cover Fortnite and some developments there, plus delve into the whole pipeline of products and tools in the Epic Games ecosystem that are being used to build this immersive and hyper-realistic future that is coming. It’s going to get very interesting very quickly in my opinion, I left this interview both genuinely mindblown and really excited for what is to come. Thank you to Rachel for coming on the show, she was awesome and I’d highly recommend you listen to this one in full, there’s a lot of cool stuff in this episode! My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Epic Games' links Epic Games Store : https://store.epicgames.com/ Keep up to date with Epic Games news : https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/news Learning Resources for Unreal Engine and more : https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/learn Epic Games Twitter  : https://twitter.com/EpicGames Epic Games Instagram : https://instagram.com/epicgames ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jul 06, 202236:38
How Web3 Gaming Will Onboard the Next Wave of Users with Michael Le (50M Followers on Tiktok) and Robin Defay - Co-founders of Joystick

How Web3 Gaming Will Onboard the Next Wave of Users with Michael Le (50M Followers on Tiktok) and Robin Defay - Co-founders of Joystick

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we’re diving back into the web3 play and earn gaming space. As you’ll likely know by now if you’ve been listening to the podcast, there is a big fundamental movement around digital ownership in games, allowing players to own, level up and trade their in-game items as NFTs, enabling full game economies. Gaming is the biggest entertainment industry on the planet and it’s a really clear use of NFTs but also this category of web3 gaming is in its infancy and games, especially good, fun games, by their very nature take time to build. On this episode I chat to Michael Le aka justmaiko, a TikTok creator with over 50 million subscribers and over 10 billion views along with tech entrepreneur Robin Defay, who together are the co-founders of Joystick - a platform which provides education, content and access to gaming assets for players to use and keep 100% of their revenue whilst doing so, which is an interesting model. I really enjoyed this conversation and web3 gaming is undoubtedly a major trend and movement that is coming, so it’s something we’ll continue to revisit and stay updated on. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Mona's links Joystick Twitter  : https://twitter.com/joystickpros Joystick Website : https://joystickgames.com/ Michael Le Twitter : https://twitter.com/justmaiko Robin DeFay Twitter : https://twitter.com/RobinDeFay ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jun 30, 202234:28
How to Start Building in the Metaverse with Mona - CEO and Co-founder - Justin Melillo

How to Start Building in the Metaverse with Mona - CEO and Co-founder - Justin Melillo

On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I’ve got a brilliant conversation for you all about how to get building in the metaverse with Justin Melillo, CEO and Co-Founder of Mona. Mona spaces are really awesome 3D social worlds that you can go and explore straight your browser and get a real sense of what the future of the metaverse will look and feel like. These spaces are a mix of cool, immersive, sometimes trippy, sometimes futuristic but always beautifully made creations and I definitely recommend heading to mona.gallery to just go and have an explore. We chat about how to get building your own space and talk about the whole concept of scarce land in this episode too. Justin was brilliant and there is some great practical advice in this episode too, I really enjoyed this one so thanks Justin for coming on. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Mona's links Justin Melillo  : https://www.twitter.com/justinmmelillo Website : mona.gallery Mona Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/monaverse Mona Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/monaverse ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jun 15, 202230:31
Building Yuga Labs' Otherside Metaverse with CEO and Co-founder of Improbable - Herman Narula

Building Yuga Labs' Otherside Metaverse with CEO and Co-founder of Improbable - Herman Narula

On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Herman Narula - CEO & Co-founder of Improbable, a metaverse technology company building Yuga Labs' hotly anticipated Otherside metaverse. (Yuga Labs themselves of course creators of arguably the most famous NFT project in the space - Bored Ape Yacht Club and who acquired the IP for Cryptopunks and Meebits fairly recently too). Improbable have been building game-changing tech in this space for 10+ years and are solving many of the essential problems that are needed to bring the vision of an open metaverse to life. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks This was another chat that gives some serious clues to the future and Herman was brilliant at explaining it all so thank you Herman for coming on the show. If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Improbable's links Herman Narula Twitter : https://twitter.com/HermanNarula Improbable Twitter : https://twitter.com/Improbableio Website : https://www.improbable.io/ Demo Video : https://twitter.com/HermanNarula/status/1524745153713348608?s=20&t=oLT66pWGOA4R3nzuKl_Zbg ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================
Jun 08, 202221:35
Hyper-reality TV and The Future of Entertainment Content in the Metaverse w. Dan Fill - President of Dark Slope

Hyper-reality TV and The Future of Entertainment Content in the Metaverse w. Dan Fill - President of Dark Slope

On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Dan Fill - President of Dark Slope, who are a virtual production and metaverse company, and are reimagining entertainment for this new immersive future that we’re heading towards. They’re a combination of a games studio, television studio and virtual production house, which means they are right at the forefront of what content is going to look like in the next 5 to 10 years. They’ve even created a new category of hyper-reality TV, using game engines, VR and haptic feedback suits to produce an ever changing Ninja Warrior style sports entertainment show - where you are essentially competing inside almost a live video game - it’s very cool and really opened my mind to what is possible and what is coming. Dan did a brilliant job of explaining what entertainment content of the future looks like, be prepared to have your mind blown and thank you to Dan for coming on the show! If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Dark Slope's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/darkslopexr Website : https://darkslope.com/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/darkslopexr/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= My links Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com
Jun 01, 202232:23
Why Music NFTs Will Revolutionise How We Value Music on the Internet with Blockchain Brett

Why Music NFTs Will Revolutionise How We Value Music on the Internet with Blockchain Brett

NFTs are revolutionising digital ownership and value on the internet. We've seen the impact in the art world, with new digital IP's and now with music too. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Blockchain Brett - Managing Partner at Palm Tree Crew Crypto and OG collector in the space who's worked with major artists including Kygo and Ryan Tedder. We discuss if music has been undervalued on the internet, NFTs enabling artists to actually sell their art and potentially not be tied to a label or income from a streaming service, whether actually the whole copyright model might change and the major impact that music NFTs are set to have over the next few months. We also talk about some exciting metaverse f