148 episodes

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.

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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.

    100 PROOF Live: Blur’s BLAST Pros and Cons

    100 PROOF Live: Blur’s BLAST Pros and Cons

    Kevin (CEO, PROOF) is joined by Derek (Collab+Currency), Amanda (PROOF Culture and Community), Sam (NFTStats; PROOF Director of Research), and Eli (PROOF Head of Art) for the show this week. 

    The crew talks about the upcoming Cozomo event at The Foundry before diving into Blur’s BLAST– what is it and why are so many people putting their ETH into it? Then they discuss the comeback of Solana NFTs and opportunities for generative art on SOL. 

    A behind-the-scenes video for artist Summer Wagner is rolled before Eli speaks with her about her upcoming collection Midamerican Fever Dream. They discuss the inspiration behind it, how the theme of rituals is incorporated in her work, and about the four waves for the project. 

    Follow Summer Wagner on X | https://twitter.com/bugindreamland 

    Midamerican Fever Dream Dec 5 | https://www.proof.xyz/exhibitions/midamerican-fever-dream  

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    Stay connected with PROOF:

    Follow Derek on X | https://twitter.com/derekedws 

    Follow Amanda on X | https://twitter.com/akasteveyyy 

    Follow Sam on X | https://twitter.com/punk9059 

    Follow Kevin on X | https://twitter.com/kevinrose 

    Follow Eli on X | https://twitter.com/eli_schein 

    Subscribe to PROOF Signal | http://signal.proof.xyz 

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    0:00:00 Intro and Host Chat

    0:01:55 Cozomo Event at the Foundry: Dec 12

    -RSVP | https://events.proof.xyz/ 

    0:03:12 NFTstats Digital Art Market Report

    0:09:38 Blur’s BLAST

    -Blast info | https://x.com/Blast_L2/status/1726747087906464024?s=20 

    0:22:00 Are Solana NFTs back?

    -Drip Haus | http://www.drip.haus/ 

    -Code Canvas | https://codecanvas.art/ 

    -Mad Lads | https://x.com/punk9059/status/1730459208326230248?s=20 

    0:31:47 Summer Wagner: Behind the Scenes Video

    0:34:12 Artist Spotlight: Summer Wagner

    -Midamerican Fever Dream | https://www.proof.xyz/exhibitions/midamerican-fever-dream 

    -Wave One | https://x.com/bugindreamland/status/1729953890240803234?s=20 

    0:50:20 Outro

    • 51 min
    100 PROOF Live: Franke's 1982 Apple II Art Reimagined

    100 PROOF Live: Franke's 1982 Apple II Art Reimagined

    Kevin (CEO, PROOF) is reunited with Derek (Collab+Currency) this week. They’re joined by Amanda (PROOF Culture and Community), Sam (NFTStats; PROOF Director of Research), and Eli (PROOF Head of Art) for the show.

    Eli gives details of the ZENTRUM Exhibition at the Foundry and the exciting Helena Sarin drop. NFTstats/Sam gives an overview of the market this week, and the crew starts chatting about Disney x Dapper’s partnership for digital pins. They also talk about the Liquid Delegate marketplace, which tokenizes utility and has a ton of innovative use cases.

    Anika Meier is the curator of the ZENTRUM drop by Herbert W. Franke, and Eli speaks with her to learn all about her background, Franke’s legacy, and why this drop is special. 

    Follow Anika on X | https://twitter.com/postanika 

    ZENTRUM drop | https://www.proof.xyz/exhibitions/zentrum 

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    Stay connected with PROOF:

    Follow Derek on X | https://twitter.com/derekedws 

    Follow Amanda on X | https://twitter.com/akasteveyyy 

    Follow Sam on X | https://twitter.com/punk9059 

    Follow Kevin on X | https://twitter.com/kevinrose 

    Follow Eli on X | https://twitter.com/eli_schein 

    Subscribe to PROOF Signal | http://signal.proof.xyz 

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    0:00:00 Intro and Host Chat

    0:03:14 ZENTRUM at the Foundry DTLA

    -http://events.proof.xyz 

    0:05:43 La Potiere Jalouse by Helena Sarin 

    -OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/la-potiere-jalouse 

    0:08:00 PROOF Digital Art Market Report

    -Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XUjQ6suzkcTY1YVIc7KeJ2VNS_SxX6pXUkfpdjn4rtw/edit?usp=sharing 

    0:17:25 Disney and Dapper Partner Up

    -https://disneypinnacle.com/ 

    0:26:27 Liquid Delegate Marketplace Explained

    -Derek’s tweet https://x.com/derekedws/status/1725536651651514854?s=20 

    0:35:26 Anika Meier of EXPANDED.ART Interview

    -https://www.expanded.art/ 

    -Herbert W. Franke: https://art-meets-science.io/ 

    -https://www.proof.xyz/exhibitions/zentrum 

    0:49:09 Outro

    • 50 min
    100 PROOF Live: The Bull Market Has Begun - with guest Tony Herrera

    100 PROOF Live: The Bull Market Has Begun - with guest Tony Herrera

    Kevin (CEO, PROOF) is joined by Amanda (PROOF Culture and Community), Justin (Co-Founder, PROOF), and special guest collector Tony Herrera for this week’s 100 PROOF Live.

    Kevin and Justin quickly recap their recent time in Japan before the crew dives into "the pump." Are we back -- or not quite yet? Tony also gives a little background of how he got into digital art and crypto.

    The latest Art Blocks Curated drop from mount vitruvius has gone wild this week, and it spurs a discussion about "The Wall Test" and physical prints of tokenized art. The show ends with Tony sharing his adventure at the Bright Moments Patagonia event minting 0xDEAFBEEF's Hashmarks, and about how in-person events continue to create the best memories.

    Follow Tony on X |   / tonyherrera  
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    Follow Amanda on X |   / akasteveyyy  
    Follow Justin on X |   / justinmezzell  
    Follow Kevin on X |   / kevinrose  
    Subscribe to PROOF Signal | http://signal.proof.xyz
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    0:00:00 Intro
    0:01:55 Host Chat
    0:04:35 Kevin and Justin’s Japan Trip Recap
    0:11:05 The Pump! – Are we BACK?
    -PROOF Digital Art Market Report:    • PROOF Digital Art Market Report with ...  
    -GordonGoner on X:   / gordongoner  
    0:15:03 Tony’s Beginnings in NFTs
    0:22:46 Trichro-matic Art Blocks Drop by mount vitruvius
    -Website: https://www.mountvitruvius.art/projec...
    -OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/trichro...
    0:31:48 The Wall Test
    0:33:06 Fidenza Prints
    0:36:08 Bright Moments Patagonia & DEAFBEEF’s Hashmarks
    -0xDEAFBEEF on X:   / _deafbeef  
    -Bright Moments Event site: https://www.brightmoments.io/hashmarks
    -Tony’s event Photo: https://twitter.com/tonyherrera/statu...
    0:40:30 Closeup of the Hashmark
    0:45:40 Justin’s “Taylor’s Version”
    0:48:04 IRL Events in the Bear
    0:58:43 What’s Tony’s Favorite Punk Trait?
    1:01:10 Outro

    • 1 hr 1 min
    100 PROOF Live: Is the NFT Bull Run Back?

    100 PROOF Live: Is the NFT Bull Run Back?

    Kevin (CEO, PROOF) is joined by Amanda (PROOF Culture and Community) and Sam (NFTStats; PROOF Director of Research) for this week’s 100 PROOF Live. 

    After Sam’s market overview, the trio discuss how a crypto rally is affecting NFTs before discussing Snowfro’s colorful Velocity Series project, ///. 

    Sam then talks with artist ThankYouX about his exciting new solo exhibition, inertia, kicking off at Sotheby’s LA on November 28. The two discuss his background as an artist, how he is inspired by Korea, and the topic of royalties in the NFT space. 

    Follow ThankYouX on X | https://twitter.com/ThankYouX  

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    Follow Amanda on X |  https://twitter.com/akasteveyyy 

    Follow Sam on X | https://twitter.com/punk9059 

    Follow Kevin on X | https://twitter.com/kevinrose 

    Subscribe to PROOF Signal | http://signal.proof.xyz 

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    0:00:00 Intro

    0:00:32 Host Chat

    -RSVP to Tokyo event | http://events.proof.xyz

    0:03:31 Sam’s Market Overview

    -Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14k7fNQeEViFjmqYQva8Nd3qhTMHrrZFEnYzdoceNABU/edit?usp=sharing 

    0:11:25 Is the crypto rally bullish for NFTs?

    0:19:50 Snowfro’s Velocity Series ///

    -OpenSea | https://opensea.io/collection/by-snowfro 

    0:30:56 Artist Spotlight: ThankYouX

    -inertia | https://www.sothebys.com/en/digital-catalogues/thankyoux-1 

    -ThankYouX on X | https://twitter.com/ThankYouX 

    0:52:43 Outro

    • 56 min
    100 PROOF Live: XCOPY’s “Algo Bro”

    100 PROOF Live: XCOPY’s “Algo Bro”

    PROOF CEO Kevin Rose is back with Derek, Amanda, Eli and Sam, to discuss some of the latest art drops and the rising popularity of physicals.

    They look into XCOPY and his latest piece “Algo Bro” , as well as art from Matt Kane and Wiliam Mapan. The crew wraps it up with a discussion on the impact of royalties and prints in the digital space before turning it over to this weeks special guests. 

    Luke Shannon and Jesse Woolston from “Notes from a Neutron Star,” come on to give us an inside look at their work, contribution and creative process.

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    Follow Kevin on X | https://twitter.com/kevinrose

    Follow Derek on X | https://twitter.com/derekedws 

    Follow Amanda on X | http://twitter.com/akaStevey_

    Follow Eli on X | https://twitter.com/eli_schein 

    Turn Notifications on for Proof Podcasts on X | http://twitter.com/proofpodcasts 

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    0:00:00 Intro  

    0:02:56 Tigerbob’s printed cashmere, physicals & transient drops 

    - Store |  https://tigerbob.store/

    0:04:00 Notes from a Neutron Star Recap  

    - Website | https://www.proof.xyz/exhibitions/notes-from-a-neutron-star

    0:08:00 Market Update

    - Matt Kane “Zombie ANON” | https://anons.art/auctions/

    - William Mapan “Sketchbook” Collection | https://verse.works/collections/sketchbook-a-by-william-mapan

    0:13:38 X-Copy Drop & Crypto Art

    - Algo Bro | https://x.com/XCOPYART/status/1715310902549868980?s=20

    0:18:38 William Mapan’s new collection 

    - Verse Solos, William | https://verse.works/journal/verse-meets-william-mapan

    - “Intimacy” | https://verse.works/exhibitions/intimacy

    0:26:00 Digital art, scarcity & the rise of physical art NFTs

    0:29:35 “Souvenirs” by Matt Kane 

    - Collection | https://opensea.io/collection/souvenirs-by-matt-kane

    0:38:08 Luke Shannon and Jesse Woolston Interview

    - Luke Shannon Website | https://www.lukeshannon.xyz/

    - Jesse Woolston Website | https://woolston.studio/

    0:57:35 Limited edition Moonbird hat giveaway & raffle

    0:58:25 Outro

    • 1 hr
    100 PROOF Live: Peter Saville, Stephen Morris, and the Joy Division Archive

    100 PROOF Live: Peter Saville, Stephen Morris, and the Joy Division Archive

    Kevin (CEO, PROOF) is joined by Derek (Collab+Currency), Sam (PROOF Director of Research), and Amanda (PROOF Culture and Community) for an amazing show.

    Sam dives into an NFT market overview for the week before the crew discusses Pace's collaboration with Peter Saville on the CP1919 project, Blur Season 2 Ending, Refik Anadol enters MoMA’s permanent collection, and Blackdot.tattoo: generative art tattoos.

    --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS ---------

    0:00:00 Intro

    0:00:05 - NFTs and Collaboration With Peter Saville

    0:07:46 - NFT Market Update and Blur Season 2

    0:18:13 - Community Proposal for Token Governance

    0:25:39 - NFTs in Museums and Art Tattoos

    0:36:18 - The Experience of NFTs in Art

    0:49:54 - Creative Expression Without Approval

    0:58:01 - Artistic Influences and Semiotics





    --------- EPISODE CHAPTERS WITH SHORT KEY POINTS ---------



    (0:00:05) - NFTs and Collaboration With Peter Saville

    On 100 Proof Live, we discuss NFTs, bear markets, Japanese streetwear, Moonbird, CP1919, Joy Division Unknown Pleasures.



    (0:07:46) - NFT Market Update and Blur Season

    We discuss NFTs, Moonbirds holders, PFPs, Artblocks, Ringers, Winds of Yalanawa, Opepen, Subscape, one-of-one sales, and Gabe Weis's 'The Blame Game'.



    (0:25:39) - NFTs in Museums and Art Tattoos

    NFTs, MoMA, generative art tattoos, tokenizing real world assets, Scott Campbell's Glory Hold discussed.



    (0:36:18) - The Experience of NFTs in Art

    NFTs authenticate digital art, generative art contributes to art history, and data maps create a virtual landscape.



    (0:49:54) - Creative Expression Without Approval

    Peter Saville created Joy Division's iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover without commercial objectives, inspiring global appreciation.



    (0:58:01) - Artistic Influences and Semiotics

    Peter Saville shares his journey into NFTs, reflecting on Warhol, Kraftwerk, symbols, semiotics, European canon, and art, music, fashion, photography, architecture, and film.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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