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The Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is the no.1 place to learn about the metaverse and AI 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.

Welcome to the Metaverse Luke Franks

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

The Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is the no.1 place to learn about the metaverse and AI 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.

    The Story of the Dogecoin Millionaire + Money in the Internet Age - Conversation with Chris Temple - Director of the hit documentary - THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE

    The Story of the Dogecoin Millionaire + Money in the Internet Age - Conversation with Chris Temple - Director of the hit documentary - THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE

    You may have seen the headlines back in 2021 about a guy who put all of his money into Dogecoin and became a millionaire...but then...well I'll let Chris tell you the story.



    THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE is a documentary film that has had brilliant reviews across the board (no.3 on Apple TV) and premiered at Tribeca 2023.



    In this conversation we talk about the film, which follows the personal stories of this generation's approach to money in the age of the internet.

    We also talk about the bigger themes going on at the moment - the cost of living, why the younger generations feel almost forced to take more risk, fear and greed, fomo and where we go next.



    This was an awesome chat, so thank you Chris for coming on. I can wholeheartedly recommend this film whether you're in this world or not, it is a brilliant (and at times harrowing) watch.



    Check out THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE at https://www.tinfafilm.com/ - it's available in lots of great places including Apple TV and Amazon Prime too



    And make sure you give Chris Temple a follow on X too



    Luke - ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠

    Robin - ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    As always nothing on this show is financial or investment advice



    Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    • 42 min
    24 Predictions and Trends for 2024 - Across Immersive Technology, AI, Cryptocurrency, Web3, Gaming & More Happy Holidays!

    24 Predictions and Trends for 2024 - Across Immersive Technology, AI, Cryptocurrency, Web3, Gaming & More Happy Holidays!

    Luke and Robin lay out their predictions and trends for 2024, which no doubt will be a wild year. We cover Immersive Technology, AI, Cryptocurrency, Web3, Gaming and more.



    Do you agree and what did we miss? Say hello over on X :



    Luke - ⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠

    Robin - ⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Thank you for your support on the show this year, much appreciated and Happy Holidays!



    As always nothing on this show is financial or investment advice



    Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠⁠⁠



    And Robin on Twitter here : ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠⁠



    Links :



    Channel 1 AI News : https://www.channel1.ai/

    • 57 min
    A Business Guide to Roblox - Monetisation, Marketing and More with Stephen Dypiangco of Metaverse Marcom

    A Business Guide to Roblox - Monetisation, Marketing and More with Stephen Dypiangco of Metaverse Marcom

    Roblox recently hit 70 million Daily Active Users and the top experiences on the platform have had over 30 billion visits. This week we cover the business side of the hottest metaverse platform of all.



    Stephen Dypiangco runs Metaverse Marcom - an advisory and consultancy firm that specialises in Roblox. He helps clients understand how to develop, build, scale and monetise in the Roblox ecosystem.

    In this episode we cover :

    - What really is Roblox?

    - Visits and engagement time

    - How Roblox has grown and misconceptions

    - The different categories and types of experience

    - Advertising, monetisation, marketing on Roblox and more

    - The Robux economy and creator/developer/platform splits

    - Avatar self expression and UGC fashion

    - Hello Kitty Case Study



    Links :



    Stephen Dypiangco

    Twitter : https://x.com/Dypiangco?s=20

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephendypiangco/

    Metaverse Marcom

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaversemarcom

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/company/metaverse-marcom/

    Website & Newsletter : https://www.metaversemarcom.io/

    Case Study : https://www.metaversemarcom.io/product-page/my-hello-kitty-cafe-game-teardown-case-study



    As always nothing on this show is financial or investment advice



    Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠⁠⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠⁠



    And Robin on Twitter here : ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠

    • 49 min
    How to Consistently Spot Future Trends and Opportunities with Co-founder of Tether & WAX Blockchain - William Quigley

    How to Consistently Spot Future Trends and Opportunities with Co-founder of Tether & WAX Blockchain - William Quigley

    William Quigley is the co-founder of Tether aka the first fiat-backed stablecoin and most traded cryptocurrency to date and the co-founder of WAX - one of the most used blockchains in the world with over 10 million active users and 20 million transactions per day. 



    Before that he was the first institutional investor in Paypal, a very early supporter of Ethereum, worked for Disney and was CEO of the world’s largest marketplace for video game virtual items.



    His career and ability to consistently predict and execute on the next major trends is really incredible and this episode is full of some really brilliant insights. 



    We talk about his career, how he spots these trends and what the future looks like for blockchain gaming amongst other things. It was an absolute pleasure recording this a few weeks back, so thank you William for coming on the show!



    As always nothing on this show is financial or investment advice



    Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠



    And Robin on Twitter here : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠



    William Quigley Links :



    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamedwardquigley/

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/williamequigley

    WAX Blockchain : https://www.wax.io/

    Tether Stablecoin : https://tether.to/en/

    • 42 min
    Have We Discovered AGI...? (Also what is AGI?), Markets Are On A Tear Upwards, Roblox Hits 70 MILLION DAU and More

    Have We Discovered AGI...? (Also what is AGI?), Markets Are On A Tear Upwards, Roblox Hits 70 MILLION DAU and More

    Have we discovered Artificial General Intelligence and is that why OpenAI had a freak out?



    Despite the CZ and Binance news, Bitcoin is up over 130% - what might be coming next?



    Roblox hits 70 MILLION Daily Active Users and LEGO is coming to Fortnite, plenty to get stuck into this week.



    As always, nothing in this episode is financial advice.



    Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠



    And Robin on Twitter here : ⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠



    Story Links



    Pika mindblowing AI video : https://twitter.com/anukaakash/status/1724771069972869229?s=20



    Runway Gen 2 is here : https://twitter.com/_VBCJ/status/1727723310295781697?s=20



    Possible LEGO x Fortnite Collaboration coming : https://twitter.com/HYPEX/status/1725551358281965727?s=20

    • 47 min
    This Blockchain Game Has Shot to No.1 | The Humane AI Pin - Genius or Trash? | And Robots Have A Sense Of Touch Now...

    This Blockchain Game Has Shot to No.1 | The Humane AI Pin - Genius or Trash? | And Robots Have A Sense Of Touch Now...

    If blockchain gaming is lining up to be the next major narrative, then this new game is leading the charge - it's called Pixels and it shot to the top of the charts this week with over 100k daily active users. We explain all.



    We also put the Humane AI pin under scrutiny - a good step towards a more human relationship with technology or a silicon valley passion project?



    And a recent study has shown how robots are now able to use a sense of 'touch' - this could have profound impacts for prosthetics and the future of consumer bots in our house.



    As always, nothing in this episode is financial advice, it is just for informational purposes, always do your own research.



    Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/



    And Robin on Twitter here : https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive



    Story Links



    Pixels Explainer video : here

    Pixels game : https://www.pixels.xyz/

    Humane AI Pin : https://hu.ma.ne/

    Robots Sense of Touch : here

    Military and the Metaverse : here

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

BenStereo ,

Yes please

Always a fascinating listen!

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!

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