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.
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.
In this episode, we speak to Robin Copernicus (real name Robin Kabir) from Metaverse Land Club. It was a real pleasure speaking with Robin, his passion for futuristic technologies and the ways that they can help human betterment really comes through in our conversation.
Join us as we explore the many facets of the metaverse and how it will impact humanity in this wide-ranging episode.
- Metaverse Land Club
- Robin on Twitter
- Gaia Forums
- Nano reef tanks (I was also a huge aquarium hobbyist growing up)
- Lemonnerd art
- Gaming guilds
- My Pet Hooligan
- BT Forum – Orbs (Gala Music)
In this episode, we have Igors Puntuss, CEO of Bulkestate, as our guest. Together with Igors, we discuss Bulkestate’s journey over the past five years, and the main things that investors should expect going forward. Bulkestate is one of my favorite platforms. Contrary to other players in the market, they have an understated approach and focus on delivery rather than hype.
Here are some of the main numbers from Bulkestate’s performance over the past years.
- Total funding volume originated as of 31.12.2021: € 24 307 835,00
- Total number of projects funded: 135
- Weighted average annual return: 14.33%
- Number of active investors: 10 171
- Capital lost: 0
- Repaid objects: 86
- Defaulted objects (Historically): 6%
- Delayed objects: 13%
Biggest project: Marijas Street 1 750 000 EUR with 740 investors and 17% return. That ended up being 2% more than planned.
With regard to group buying, here are the main stats:
- A total volume of group-buying deals: 14 992 883 EUR
- Number of group-buying deals: 4
- Total area sold in group-buying deals: 15 350.8 sq m
- Number of participants in group-buying deals: 83
- Total units sold: 95
We are glad to welcome Hearsay to our show. It’s a really special episode covering a quiet unspoken topic of law and NFTs.
We started discussing uncertainties of crypto taxation and what is crypto from a legal standpoint. A big part of the discussion ahead was about the traditional art industry and legal backbone, as well as the concepts of authenticity, derivatives, and value compared to the digital NFT world. The other important topic we touched upon were DAOs from the legal perspective and their prospects in governance.
- Hearsay on Twitter
- Creative commons
- NFT License
- NFT License Breakdown: Exploring Different Marketplaces and Associated License Issues
- NFTs and Intellectual Property: What IP Owners and NFT Creators Need to Know
- Protecting IP and Limiting Liability When Licensing IP for Digital Art and NFTs
- BAYC – The case for licensed commercial use rights
- NFTs, Minting and Copyright