Mastermind.fm is where we interview high-achievers from all walks of life and learn about what they do and how they do it.
The show currently has a strong slant towards Fintech and investment asset class exploration. We have an international audience but focus especially on European investors.
Episode 166 – Lending and Borrowing using NFTs as Collateral with NFTfi
In this episode, Jean speaks to the founder and CEO of NFTfi, Stephen Young. We talk about all the use cases for borrowing and lending in the NFT space. I found this talk fascinating and learnt some new use cases I wasn't aware of. Whether you're on the borrowing or lending side, you should listen to this.
* Stephen's Twitter
Episode 165 – A Traditional Artist Ventures into Web3 & NFTs, with ZAR
In today's episode, Jean speaks with the artist ZAR, who he had the pleasure of meeting for the first time during his recent trip to New York for NFT NYC. We delve into many different topics, for an overall fascinating talk where topics like minimalism, utility for NFT art, community building, and the process for building Classicality are discussed.
* ZAR's Twitter
Episode 164 – NFT NYC Recap with Evan Medeiros
Jean and Evan Medeiros team up to recap their action-packed week at NFT NYC, discussing their favorite projects such as Doodles, PROOF, Moonbirds, Coolmans, Cool Cats, Cyberbrokers etc.
They share what they loved about the events and what was a bit of a letdown.
If you haven't been to NFT NYC, this is a great way to catch up on the past week's events.
* Evan's Twitter
Episode 163 – Generative Art Masterclass with Lionel Radisson (makio135)
I recently started collecting generative art NFTs, and one of the collections that I fell in love with was Hōrō (meaning wandering in Japanese), from Lionel Radisson, known in the art world as makio135. In today's show, I connect with Lionel to talk about his journey as an artist and how he got into NFTs.
We speak about the challenges and also big wins that ultimately helped Lionel transition into working as a generative artist full-time. I am extremely bullish on the potential of NFTs to empower artists and bring their ideas and work much more accessible to collectors the world over.
* Lionel's Twitter
* Lionel's first sketch using Slashes shapes
* Article about Lionel's journey
* Lionel's linktree
Episode 162 – Collecting Generative Art NFTs with Hanif Perry
In this episode, Jean talks to Hanif Perry about his experience as a collector of generative art NFTs and member of various communities that formed around this movement. This is a great primer for those who are interested in NFTs and want to know what to look for and where when buying their first pieces.
* Hanif's Twitter
* Jean's article on generative art NFTs
* Picasso Punks
* Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs
* Chromie Squiggles
* Dmitri Cherniak
* Century by Casey Reas
* Gazers by Matt Kane
* Stefano Contiero
* Rhythm by Jeff Davis
* Infinite Objects frames
* Quantum Key
* Grails by PROOF
Episode 161 – MeebitsDAO with Danny Greene
In this episode, I sit down with Danny Greene, the general manager of the MeebitsDAO. We have a wide-ranging conversation about the significance of NFTs, the analogies that can be used to onboard new users into the NFT space, and of course, we also focused on Meebits in particular. I really like the MeebitsDAO initiative in favor of an open metaverse, so if you'd like to learn more about the metaverse and how you can start participating in this space you should definitely give this one a listen.
The Meebits are 20,000 unique 3D voxel characters, created by a custom generative algorithm, then registered on the Ethereum blockchain. The original 9000 Meebits were available for purchase through a Dutch-style auction starting from 2.5 ETH. The remaining NFTs were distributed to holders of CryptoPunks as well as Autoglyphs.
A simple gas fee transaction could be used to redeem a Meebit with a punk or glyph. Because of its rarity as well as scarcity, the collection had topped the charts as well as sustained constant sales. With $127 million in sales volume, this became the 7th all-time top collection in just four months. At least ten Meebits have indeed been sold for over a million dollars.
* Yugalabs acquisition
* Jadu Mirrorverse
Insightful - A Beacon of Positivity
Love the conversation style and chemistry between James and Jean. Such an inspiring podcast packed with insight for any business owner.
Insightful and motivating
I like the conversational style of this podcast and the topics are relevant to business owners. I am a "cheerleader" for this show! I appreciate the mission of helping entrepreneurs be productive and successful while also being kind and supportive members of their community.
Glad I found this podcast!
Just listened to my first episode #26, and as a freelancer that does offer managed WP hosting, this was great insight into best practices. I agree that hiding behind a "skin" as the actual hosting company is not a good idea. I am 100% transparent that I am a middle man between my client and my hosting company. This model has worked for me as none of my clients are comfortable dealing directly with a hosting company, and they prefer to have me to work with directly. Looking forward to listening to the previous and future podcast.