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nft now is on a mission to empower the creators of culture. Every Wednesday we speak with trailblazing artists, collectors and technologists about how NFT’s are redefining the creative economy and how you can be a part. To join our newsletter where we do weekly round-ups, artist showcases and market commentary, be sure to sign up at nftnow.co
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nft now is on a mission to empower the creators of culture. Every Wednesday we speak with trailblazing artists, collectors and technologists about how NFT’s are redefining the creative economy and how you can be a part. To join our newsletter where we do weekly round-ups, artist showcases and market commentary, be sure to sign up at nftnow.co
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    Why Richerd Rejected a $10M Offer for His CryptoPunk

    Why Richerd Rejected a $10M Offer for His CryptoPunk

    This week, we’re excited to welcome Richerd Chan, the co-founder of Manifold.xyz, a leading studio that creates blockchain products and custom smart contracts for artists. In October, Richerd made headlines when he displayed his diamond hands and turned down a nearly $10 million offer for his CryptoPunk #6046. “My punk is not for sale,” he tweeted at the time. “Don’t care what anyone offers me.”
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Why he rejected the offer of 2,500 ETH for his CryptoPunk
    - What a smart contract is and why they’re important in the NFT space
    - Why artists and projects need custom smart contracts, and the innovation and utility they can unlock.
    - The origin story and mission of Manifold
    - How Richerd decides who to partner with on projects, and his favorite projects
    - How his open-source Royalty Registry can help solve the cross-platform secondary sales issue
    - The most exciting potential use cases for custom smart contracts
    - And much more!
    To sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com
    To follow Richerd on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/richerd
    To follow Manifold on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/manifoldxyz

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    • 37 min
    The Hundreds’ Bobby Hundreds on the Future of Fashion NFTs

    The Hundreds’ Bobby Hundreds on the Future of Fashion NFTs

    This week, we’re excited to welcome Bobby Hundreds, an artist and co-founder of popular streetwear brand The Hundreds, which has collaborated with influential NFT projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club, and Larva Labs, the company behind CryptoPunks. The Hundreds launched its own NFT project, Adam Bomb Squad, in August.
    In this episode, we cover:
    - How The Hundreds got into NFTs
    - What Bobby Hundreds saw at the intersection of NFTs and culture at NFT.NYC and ComplexCon
    - How to bring a streetwear and lifestyle brand into the NFT space
    - The Adam Bomb Squad, and the future of the project
    - How fashion brands can leverage NFTs
    - The cultural milestones needed for NFTs to reach mainstream adoption
    - And much more!
    To sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com
    To follow Bobby Hundreds on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/bobbyhundreds
    To follow The Hundreds on Instagram, go here: https://www.instagram.com/thehundreds/

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    • 49 min
    Top NFT Collector Gmoney on Finding the Next Big Project

    Top NFT Collector Gmoney on Finding the Next Big Project

    This week, we’re excited to welcome the pseudonymous GMoney, an influential NFT collector who was an early champion of CryptoPunks and has emerged as a respected voice in the space. Recognizable by his signature ape CryptoPunk, GMoney recently launched his own podcast, The Cutting Edge, which focuses on the intersection of culture and crypto.
    In this episode, we cover:
    - GMoney’s journey into NFTs
    - His thesis about the CryptoPunks project
    - His strategy as a collector and where he gets his alpha
    - The motivation behind his podcast
    - How he balances IRL appearances with not doxing himself
    - Trends he’s seeing in the NFT space
    - Advice he has for new collectors discovering NFTs
    - The Metaverso summit he’s holding in Puerto Rico
    - His favorite NFTs, and his plans for the GMoney brand
    - And much more!
    To sign up for the nft now newsletter, where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com
    To follow GMoney on Twitter, go here: @gmoneyNFT
    To follow him on Instagram, go here: @gmoneynft

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    • 45 min
    Bitski CEO Donnie Dinch on Building the Shopify for NFTs

    Bitski CEO Donnie Dinch on Building the Shopify for NFTs

    This week, we’re excited to welcome Donnie Dinch, CEO of Bitski. The NFT platform — which connects communities, creators and brands — made news in May when it announced it had raised $19 million in its Series A funding round, with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and tennis icon Serena Williams among its investors. 
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Bitski’s mission and its play in the metaverse
    - How Jay-Z and Serena Williams became investors
    - Dinch’s thoughts on the future regulation of NFTs and how that could impact platforms
    - The milestones Dinch feels are critical for mainstream adoption
    - The less heralded use cases for NFTs and trends Dinch is watching
    - And much more!
    To follow Donnie Dinch on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/donnie
    To follow Bitski on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/bitski

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    • 34 min
    0xb1 & CAA’s Tom Capone on the Future of NFT Use Cases

    0xb1 & CAA’s Tom Capone on the Future of NFT Use Cases

    This week we’re excited to welcome noted NFT collector 0xb1 and Creative Artists Agency talent agent Tom Capone. The two made news recently when CAA signed the collector with the goal of monetizing 0xb1’s impressive NFT collection — which includes Bored Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats and more — through brand partnerships and licensing opportunities.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    - How 0xb1 got into crypto and transitioned from DeFi into the NFT space
    - What motivated the collector to buy Mutant Ape #4849 for 350 ETH and build a brand around it
    - How CAA’s NFT department came together
    - The backstory of 0xb1’s signing to the influential talent agency and how the partnership came to be
    - The future of entertainment, brands, and media as it pertains to NFTs
    - And much more!
    To sign up for the nft now newsletter where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com
     
    To follow 0xb1 on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/0x_b1
    To follow CAA on Instagram, go here: https://www.instagram.com/creativeartistsagency/
    #CAA #NFTs

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    • 50 min
    Mets' Tommy Wilson on How NFTs Can Empower Athletes

    Mets' Tommy Wilson on How NFTs Can Empower Athletes

    In this episode, we’re excited to welcome Tommy Wilson, who pitches in the minor leagues for the New York Mets. Wilson, who currently plays for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, is not only an avid crypto artist on the SuperRare marketplace, but is also one of the first professional athletes to be active in the NFT space. He has also helped introduce fellow baseball players to NFTs, including Mets star first baseman Pete Alonso.
    In this episode, we cover:
    - Wilson’s journey into making digital art, the reaction he received from teammates about his foray into NFTs, and how he convinced them to take it seriously
    - How he enlisted Mets’ infielder Pete Alonso to do an NFT to benefit minor leaguers, and the MLB’s reaction to it
    - How NFTs can help empower minor league players
    - Where Wilson sees the intersection of NFTs and baseball going
    - Why he chose to release his art on SuperRare
    - And much more!
    To sign up for the nft now newsletter where we break down the NFT market into actionable insights each week, go to: https://www.nftnow.com
     
    To follow Tommy Wilson on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/tommy_wilson
    To follow him on Instagram, go here: https://instagram.com/wilson_tommy/

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    • 31 min

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