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In Building At The Edges, Jess Sloss, instigator at Seed Club, holds intimate conversations with top innovators building irresistible web3 communities. We surface insights from DAO experiments and dig into decentralization's dual challenges and opportunities. Web3 unlocks novel mechanisms for people, not platforms, to capture the value created online. Building At The Edges is where we sense-make the high-velocity design space at the intersection of crypto and community.

Building At The Edges Seed Club

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In Building At The Edges, Jess Sloss, instigator at Seed Club, holds intimate conversations with top innovators building irresistible web3 communities. We surface insights from DAO experiments and dig into decentralization's dual challenges and opportunities. Web3 unlocks novel mechanisms for people, not platforms, to capture the value created online. Building At The Edges is where we sense-make the high-velocity design space at the intersection of crypto and community.

    The USV Thesis & Investing in Consumer Crypto with Nick Grossman

    The USV Thesis & Investing in Consumer Crypto with Nick Grossman

    Jess chats with Nick Grossman, Partner at Union Square Ventures, to explore USV's investment theses. They delve into how USV tackles significant markets undergoing transformative pressures, spanning social networks, vertical networks, crypto, and climate in order to identify opportunities at the peripheries where change is most promising.

    • 55 min
    The Problem with Points

    The Problem with Points

    Jess sits down with Brian Flynn, Founder and CEO of Rabbithole (https://rabbithole.gg/) to talk about the rise of points, the challenges they present, and some insights from building in consumer crypto in 2023. 

    • 41 min
    Exploring Consumer Crypto with SC06

    Exploring Consumer Crypto with SC06

    A look at the people and products in SC06, Seed Club’s Consumer Crypto Accelerator


    featuring...
     
    Host: Jess Sloss
     
    Guests: Patrick Rivera, Steph Alinsug, Sam Spike, Ed Fornieles, Ren Stern, Jessica Van Meir, wijuwiju.eth, plus7, Thomas Chen, Ryan Hamilton, Ryan McMahill, Adi Sideman, Lucas Campbell  
    Collect this episode on Pods: https://pods.media/theevent
     
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    Seed Club: https://twitter.com/seedclubhq 
    Jess: https://twitter.com/thattallguy
    Website: https://www.seedclub.xyz/ 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Future Primitive and ERC-6551

    Future Primitive and ERC-6551

    Jess sits down with Benny Giang and Jayden Windle from Future Primitive to talk about ERC-6551, a new token standard that enables every NFT to have its own wallet. In this conversation, they break down how an EIP works, why they chose to identify the Future Primitive brand so heavily with an EIP, and they lay out some interesting use cases for ERC-6551. Tune in for interesting takes on the Metaverse, NPCs, digital fashion, and more. 
     
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    Jess: https://twitter.com/jessewldn 
    Seed Club: https://twitter.com/seedclubhq 
    Benny: https://twitter.com/BennyGiang 
    Jayden: https://twitter.com/jayden_windle 
     
    LINKS
    https://www.seedclub.xyz/ 
    https://m.twitch.tv/futureprimitivexyz 
     
    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 Intro 
    1:05 What is Future Primitive?
    2:35 Launching Future Primitive as an EIP
    6:11 What is an EIP?
    8:04 ERC-6551
    8:59 Future Primitive’s brand strategy
    13:12 ERC-6551 use cases
    17:42 User experience of ERC-6551
    22:28 Benny’s view on the Metaverse
    36:23 What makes Future Primitive novel
    42:09 Closing thoughts
    43:51 Outro
     
    DISCLAIMER: The information in this video is the opinion of the speaker(s) only and is for informational purposes only. You should not construe it as investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice, and it does not represent any entity's opinion but those of the speaker(s). For investment or legal advice, please seek a duly licensed professional.
     

    • 44 min
    Boys Club: A Social Collective - Deana Burke and Natasha Hoskins

    Boys Club: A Social Collective - Deana Burke and Natasha Hoskins

    On this episode of Building at the Edges we sit down with Deana Burke and Natasha Hoskins, co-founders of Boys Club, a social collective bringing new voices to the internet. We break down the structure of Boys Club, how the DAO fits into the larger brand, how the brand can become profitable, and their choice to focus on building the media business first. We discuss bootstrapping vs. venture funding, community growth vs. audience growth, and we have a really interesting conversation on how the belief in a brand is what makes a brand valuable.
     
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    Jess: https://twitter.com/jessewldn 
    Seed Club: https://twitter.com/seedclubhq 
    Deana: https://twitter.com/medeana 
    Natasha: https://twitter.com/natashaghoskins 
    Boys Club: https://twitter.com/boysclubworld 
     
    LINKS
    https://www.seedclub.xyz/ 
    https://www.boysclub.vip/newsletter 
     
    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 Intro 
    0:41 Boys Club
    4:55 Is Boys Club a DAO?
    11:27 Turning Boys Club into a business
    22:44 Bootstrapping vs. venture funding
    31:18 Belief in a brand
    37:26 The Boys Club zine
    38:55 Community growth vs. audience growth
    40:34 DIMES
    42:28 Outro
     
    DISCLAIMER: The information in this video is the opinion of the speaker(s) only and is for informational purposes only. You should not construe it as investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice, and it does not represent any entity's opinion but those of the speaker(s). For investment or legal advice, please seek a duly licensed professional.
     

    • 42 min
    Turning Listeners into Tastemakers - David Greenstein

    Turning Listeners into Tastemakers - David Greenstein

    On this episode of Building at the Edges we sit down with David Greenstein, co-founder of Sound, to talk about how Sound is creating better incentive alignment in the music industry. David shares why he co-founded Sound, how the project has evolved over time and what we can expect to see in their new mobile app. We discuss David’s choice to build Sound as a protocol and the value that interoperability and permissionless building brings to the larger Sound brand as we talk about the value of curation, how Sound is empowering listeners to be tastemakers, and how curators can build businesses on top of Sound. Tune in to hear discussions on music collection and digital identity, the impact of AI on music, and the redistribution of value in the music industry at large. 
     
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    Jesse: https://twitter.com/jessewldn 
    Seed Club: https://twitter.com/seedclubhq 
    David: https://twitter.com/dgreenstein1 
    Sound: https://twitter.com/soundxyz_ 
     
    LINKS
    https://www.seedclub.xyz/ 
    https://www.sound.xyz/ 
     
    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 Intro 
    3:04 Sound.xyz
    5:38 What blockchain technology can unlock for musical artists
    8:13 The evolution of Sound
    12:48 How Sound ships so fast
    15:31 The choice to build Sound as a protocol
    21:12 Turning listeners into tastemakers
    25:22 The value of curation
    27:21 Redistributing value in the music industry
    29:34 The Sound mobile app
    36:29 The role of AI in music
    42:43 Closing thoughts
    44:22 Follow David
    45:59 Outro
     
    DISCLAIMER: The information in this video is the opinion of the speaker(s) only and is for informational purposes only. You should not construe it as investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice, and it does not represent any entity's opinion but those of the speaker(s). For investment or legal advice, please seek a duly licensed professional.
     

    • 46 min

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