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Episode 164 – NFT NYC Recap with Evan Medeiros
Jean and Evan Medeiros team up to recap their action-packed week at NFT NYC, discussing their favorite projects such as Doodles, PROOF, Moonbirds, Coolmans, Cool Cats, Cyberbrokers etc.
They share what they loved about the events and what was a bit of a letdown.
If you haven't been to NFT NYC, this is a great way to catch up on the past week's events.
* Evan's Twitter
Episode 163 – Generative Art Masterclass with Lionel Radisson (makio135)
I recently started collecting generative art NFTs, and one of the collections that I fell in love with was Hōrō (meaning wandering in Japanese), from Lionel Radisson, known in the art world as makio135. In today's show, I connect with Lionel to talk about his journey as an artist and how he got into NFTs.
We speak about the challenges and also big wins that ultimately helped Lionel transition into working as a generative artist full-time. I am extremely bullish on the potential of NFTs to empower artists and bring their ideas and work much more accessible to collectors the world over.
* Lionel's Twitter
* Lionel's first sketch using Slashes shapes
* Article about Lionel's journey
* Lionel's linktree
Episode 162 – Collecting Generative Art NFTs with Hanif Perry
In this episode, Jean talks to Hanif Perry about his experience as a collector of generative art NFTs and member of various communities that formed around this movement. This is a great primer for those who are interested in NFTs and want to know what to look for and where when buying their first pieces.
* Hanif's Twitter
* Jean's article on generative art NFTs
* Picasso Punks
* Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs
* Chromie Squiggles
* Dmitri Cherniak
* Century by Casey Reas
* Gazers by Matt Kane
* Stefano Contiero
* Rhythm by Jeff Davis
* Infinite Objects frames
* Quantum Key
* Grails by PROOF
Episode 161 – MeebitsDAO with Danny Greene
In this episode, I sit down with Danny Greene, the general manager of the MeebitsDAO. We have a wide-ranging conversation about the significance of NFTs, the analogies that can be used to onboard new users into the NFT space, and of course, we also focused on Meebits in particular. I really like the MeebitsDAO initiative in favor of an open metaverse, so if you'd like to learn more about the metaverse and how you can start participating in this space you should definitely give this one a listen.
The Meebits are 20,000 unique 3D voxel characters, created by a custom generative algorithm, then registered on the Ethereum blockchain. The original 9000 Meebits were available for purchase through a Dutch-style auction starting from 2.5 ETH. The remaining NFTs were distributed to holders of CryptoPunks as well as Autoglyphs.
A simple gas fee transaction could be used to redeem a Meebit with a punk or glyph. Because of its rarity as well as scarcity, the collection had topped the charts as well as sustained constant sales. With $127 million in sales volume, this became the 7th all-time top collection in just four months. At least ten Meebits have indeed been sold for over a million dollars.
* Yugalabs acquisition
* Jadu Mirrorverse
Episode 160 – Metaverse Investing with Robin Copernicus
In this episode, we speak to Robin Copernicus (real name Robin Kabir) from Metaverse Land Club. It was a real pleasure speaking with Robin, his passion for futuristic technologies and the ways that they can help human betterment really comes through in our conversation.
Join us as we explore the many facets of the metaverse and how it will impact humanity in this wide-ranging episode.
* Metaverse Land Club
* Robin on Twitter
* Gaia Forums
* Nano reef tanks (I was also a huge aquarium hobbyist growing up)
* Lemonnerd art
* Gaming guilds
* My Pet Hooligan
* BT Forum - Orbs (Gala Music)
* Minimum Viable Mockup
* Atomic Habits
Episode 159 – Bulkestate is Five Years Old
In this episode, we have Igors Puntuss, CEO of Bulkestate, as our guest. Together with Igors, we discuss Bulkestate's journey over the past five years, and the main things that investors should expect going forward. Bulkestate is one of my favorite platforms. Contrary to other players in the market, they have an understated approach and focus on delivery rather than hype.
Here are some of the main numbers from Bulkestate's performance over the past years.
* Total funding volume originated as of 31.12.2021: € 24 307 835,00
* Total number of projects funded: 135
* Weighted average annual return: 14.33%
* Number of active investors: 10 171
* Capital lost: 0
* Repaid objects: 86
* Defaulted objects (Historically): 6%
* Delayed objects: 13%
Biggest project: Marijas Street 1 750 000 EUR with 740 investors and 17% return. That ended up being 2% more than planned.
With regard to group buying, here are the main stats:
* A total volume of group-buying deals: 14 992 883 EUR
* Number of group-buying deals: 4
* Total area sold in group-buying deals: 15 350.8 sq m
* Number of participants in group-buying deals: 83
* Total units sold: 95
* Bulkestate is 5 years old
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Excellent podcast! Highly recommend listening
Great coverage of content and very thorough. Jean always saves me hours of research by asking the questions that no one dares to ask.
This podcast is full of great advice for anyone freelancing or starting a business. These guys have done that and been there, so heed their advice to get a quick start and not burn out early!