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The First Mint is an unofficial podcast all about NBA Top Shot. Marketplace trends, big time moment sales, top collectors, and what's new in our favourite blockchain Dapp.

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The First Mint is an unofficial podcast all about NBA Top Shot. Marketplace trends, big time moment sales, top collectors, and what's new in our favourite blockchain Dapp.

    Will Top Shot Boom Again? [FEAT. BLOCK J]

    Will Top Shot Boom Again? [FEAT. BLOCK J]

    Episode 35 of TFM. April 14, 2021.Special Guest BLOCK J joins the show to talk Top Shot Boom, Bidding System, and Market Stability. We also recap The First Mint NEWSLETTER, the Cool Cats 4 Players, and all the new stuff that has happened in Top Shot. Hosted by @lgdoucet.

    Notes:
    00:00 Intro
    01:10 We got a Newsletter!
    02:30 Cool Cats 4 coming soon
    03:35 Cats 4 Challenge Speculation
    05:00 Holo Drop Recap
    06:00 Great Stuff from Dapper
    08:00 Chat with BLOCK J
    08:50 Block J's first NFT
    09:45 He ignored Top Shot at first
    11:25 Buying the ZION legendary
    13:10 Block J the big fish!
    14:12 Market Cap system does not work
    14:45 Bidding System
    16:35 Quantifying the demand
    18:05 Effects of a Bid System
    19:10 Will there be another boom?
    20:33 What IS a boom?
    22:20 Will Hardcourt impact us?
    24:00 Would You Rather!

    • 29 min
    LG bought his own NFT [FEAT. DEAN, REX, PHIL D]

    LG bought his own NFT [FEAT. DEAN, REX, PHIL D]

    Episode 34 of TFM. April 12, 2021.

    The Holo Drop is today! LG and Phil D recap the Pack Drop Restrictions in advance of the release. And then, we have a chat with Rex and Dean who created "Top Shot Legend" NFTs; paintings of LG and other community voices made into Top Shot-like NFTs. Then LG buys one. Hosted by @lgdoucet.

    • 30 min
    The Next 30 HOLO ICON Moments [FEAT. PHIL D]

    The Next 30 HOLO ICON Moments [FEAT. PHIL D]

    Episode 33 of TFM. April 10, 2021.

    30 Holo Icon Legendary. 30 Metallic Gold Rare. 20 Base Moments, with many Top Shot Debut. Are we ready for it? Special guest The Reel Phil D joins us for a Weekend Edition of the podcast, where we recap all 80 New Moments coming to the platform. Hosted by @lgdoucet.

    • 27 min
    The Moment Designs [FEAT. TYLER HAYES]

    The Moment Designs [FEAT. TYLER HAYES]

    Episode 32 of TFM. April 7, 2021.

    Today, we feature tech journalist Tyler Hayes who recently published a story about the look and feel of NBA Top Shot Moments. He went in depth with the team from Dapper Labs to uncover the history meaning of the design. Plus we recap what to expect from the next two weeks of NBA Top Shot and how storytelling has evolved in the space. Hosted by @lgdoucet.

    Notes:
    00:00 Agenda
    01:42 Slow Week at NBA Top Shot
    02:40 How Gifting might look soon
    04:40 1 million packs on the way
    06:35 How to handle Common Moments
    08:02 Legendary Moments coming
    09:30 Storytelling has changed
    11:25 The Passion of the community
    12:37 Go and make your content!
    13:54 Intro to Tyler
    15:00 Getting into Top Shot
    16:35 Tyler's Collection
    17:55 Still looking for good serial numbers
    19:02 Best Purchase so far
    21:55 Design process for the Moments
    24:15 Colours of the Moments
    26:06 Hardcourt Hints
    27:25 Future Designs and Other Artists
    28:42 The Long term plan for Moments
    31:35 Baseball is his thing
    33:02 Would You Rather

    • 36 min
    The Top Shot Reboot is Coming

    The Top Shot Reboot is Coming

    Episode 31 of TFM. April 5, 2021. Marketplace. Gifting. Drop Restrictions. Withdrawals. New hires on the Dapper side. These are all very positive signs. And as the market continues its dip, we realize that this entire adventure is lining up for its next phase. So LG gives a couple recommendations for how to prep for it. Hosted by @lgdoucet.

    Notes:
    00:00 Agenda
    01:45 Signs of a Top Shot Reboot
    02:30 Gifting is coming back
    04:19 Drop Restrictions
    05:30 Top Shot Marketing
    07:10 Bottom of the Dip?
    07:55 Changes to Value Evaluation
    09:15 Healthy Collectors
    11:30 Assumptions for Recommendations
    13:00 Moments that will hold value long term
    14:20 Total Moments for a player
    16:30 Players with few Moments
    18:45 Evaluating the best play
    20:05 Moments that will matter in Hardcourt
    22:30 The "Core Set" Moments
    24:10 Stretch Run + Playoff Planning
    25:30 Playoff Heroes
    26:20 Non Playoff Players
    27:30 New Content on TFM

    • 28 min
    The Voice of NBA Top Shot [FEAT. JACOB EISENBERG]

    The Voice of NBA Top Shot [FEAT. JACOB EISENBERG]

    Episode 30 of TFM. March 31, 2021.The voice of NBA Top Shot, Jacob Eisenberg, joins us for a monster episode. But here's the trick; we're not talking about Top Shot that much. Instead, we're diving into the mind of Dapper's Community Lead and learning about his Basketball knowledge, Portuguese proficiency, his love for Pablo Prigioni, and the time he asked Kobe Bryant an interview question. Plus, LG reviews the month that was in March 2021. Hosted by @lgdoucet.

    Notes:
    00:00 Agenda for the day
    02:03 March 2021 in Top Shot
    04:15 Challenges + Trade Deadline
    06:00 Recap at The First Mint
    08:05 The First Mint website
    09:20 JACOB JOINS THE CHAT
    10:15 Jacob as an NBA fan
    15:01 Jacob as a Video Gamer Manager
    17:20 What makes a good NBA Player
    21:03 The next 10 years of the NBA
    24:02 Why Pablo Prigioni
    29:16 Advice for the casual NBA fan
    34:04 More about Pablo
    37:45 Why he speaks Portuguese
    39:30 Work-life balance during Top Shot
    42:15 The Community Team
    45:03 Interview Question to Kobe Bryant
    47:44 His Days as a Reporter
    49:10 TRIVIA WITH JACOB

    • 54 min

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