PROOF is your podcast for in-depth NFT coverage. On PROOF, we interview NFT artists, both up-and-coming and industry icons. We also cover the generative art scene, the NFT gaming/metaverse, and founders building new tools for creators and collectors. PROOF is hosted by serial entrepreneur and technology venture capitalist Kevin Rose. Time Magazine calls Kevin one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web," and Bloomberg lists him as a "Top 25 Angel Investor." Kevin has appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show, Charlie Rose Show, and the print covers of Businessweek and Inc. Magazine.
Fingerprints DAO: The Smart Contract Art Curators
Fingerprints is the DAO that curates and collects artworks that uses smart contracts in exceptionally creative ways. They are the second-largest single entity to hold Larva Labs Autoglyphs, after Larva Labs themselves. Today, Kevin chats with DT | Luiz, the founder of the Fingerprints DAO and the upcoming RAW DAO. The two discuss the origins of Fingerprints, thoughts on collections, and the forthcoming formation of Photography-based collector DAO.
Every Punk Has a Story: GFunk and the PUNKS Comic
Kevin chats with GFunk, founder of Pixel Vault, about the roots of the PUNKS comic, the project's tokenomics, the benefits of burning vs. staking, and the future roadmap.
Artist Spotlight: Divergence and the Art of On-Chain Artwork NFTs
Kevin is joined by Harri and Arran, aka Divergence, the team that brought you Brotchain -- generative NFT art with bitmaps generated from the Mandelbrot and related Mandelbar, Multibrot, and Burning Ship fractals and rendered entirely by a blockchain contract purely with Solidity code on Ethereum. Here, they discuss the mathematical seeds from which Brotchain pieces sprout, SVGs on the blockchain, the collective consciousness of the Buddhabrot, Divergence's love/hate relationship with Solidity, building fairness into the world of NFTs, and much more.
The Woodies PFP and a Guide to HEN Collecting with Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace joins Kevin to discuss the Woodies PFP roadmap, including outdoor apparel, potential TV licensing, and the 960,000 trees planted with a portion of the proceeds from the NFT minting. They also cover UltraDAO, DAOhaus, the intricacies of collecting NFTs on the Tezos chain, Hen platform, and the various tools available to find and price art.
Artist Spotlight: Zenft Garden Society
Creators 8ncient Gardeners and Eternal Caretaker join Kevin to chat about their 8888 unique procedurally generated 3d bonsai trees. They discuss their influential time spent in Tokyo, the unconventional rarity ranking within the community, and their future road map and community building in the ever-evolving project.
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
Yield Guild Games is the DAO that invests in virtual world and blockchain games. Gabby Dizon talks about YGG's Origins in Axie Infinity "Scholarship" program, Governance mechanics in the DAO, and their game of up-and-coming blockchain games.