73 episodes

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 crypto, NFTs, blockchain, the metaverse and everything in-between. Come and join the community and learn how to position yourself for the future.

Welcome to the Metaverse Luke Franks

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

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 crypto, NFTs, blockchain, the metaverse and everything in-between. Come and join the community and learn how to position yourself for the future.

    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.

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    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/

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    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/

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    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

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    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

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    • 37 min
    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.

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    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

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    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/

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    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

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    Will Weinraub links :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/willweinraub

    CRYPTOYS

    Website : https://cryptoys.com/

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/Cryptoys

    Discord : discord.gg/cryptoys

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    • 37 min
    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.

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    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

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    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/

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    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

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    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

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    • 21 min
    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.

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    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

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    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/

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    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

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    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

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    • 35 min
    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.

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    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

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    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/

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    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

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    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

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    • 35 min
    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.

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    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

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    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/

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    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

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    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

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

LordofSkys ,

Cutting edge stuff - Luke is at the edge of Metaverse

Thank you for doing this podcast

@jelena.stepanenko ,

Happily addicted to this podcast! 🚀

I found this podcast only a few weeks ago and I’ve almost listed to all of the episodes.

Luke is highly knowledgable and does his research well in order to ask questions that lead to interesting answers and discussions.

The guests are well chosen and the theme is very relevant.

This podcast is highly recommended to anybody interested in the Metaverse, NFT, Blockchain, and the gaming space in general.

Keep up the great work!

Frankie Vu ,

Exciting, easy to follow

Such a great listen, split into easy to follow sub-sections and some very insightful interviews with industry experts. I recommend listening from the start, to build up slowly. If you jump straight into a later episode then you may be slightly overwhelmed!

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