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]
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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