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How The Next Wave of Users Will Onboard to NFTs & The Metaverse with RECUR Co-founder and CEO - Zach Bruch (Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Star Trek)

How The Next Wave of Users Will Onboard to NFTs & The Metaverse with RECUR Co-founder and CEO - Zach Bruch (Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Star Trek)

Welcome to the Metaverse 8 September 2022

Episode Description

One of the biggest challenges before NFTs and the metaverse can go fully mainstream, is making it all easy to use. RECUR are a platform who have set out to solve this problem. They have already partnered and released collections with the likes of Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Star Trek and many more.

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, Zach Bruch - Co-founder & CEO of RECUR talks us through how they are solving this problem and are ready to work with even more of the biggest brands and IPs in the world. 

This is a great episode for newcomers and crypto-native people alike, to understand how to solve this problem is to solve before mass adoption. (+ some alpha as always) Thank you Zach for coming on the show!

Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks

As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only.

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This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few.

They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on.

You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW

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I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/

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Everyrealm's Links

YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com

Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm

Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW

Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com

Substack : realmroundup.substack.com

Website https://www.everyrealm.com

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Zach Bruch links :

Twitter : https://twitter.com/ZachBruch

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-bruch-42a93bb4/

RECUR

Website : https://www.recurforever.com/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/recurforever

Discord : http://discord.gg/recur

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WTF is a Superconductor And Why Might They Change The World?!

WTF is a Superconductor And Why Might They Change The World?!

This week Robin and Luke discuss the latest metaverse and tech news, including new releases that could reinvigorate the faltering Meta Horizon World's fortunes. Plus Scientists in Korea have made one of the most ground breaking discoveries of this century. How could LK-99 superconductors (whatever they are) change human life as we know it?! Links Welcome to the Metaverse Twitter - https://twitter.com/WTTMPod BasedAF Twitter - https://twitter.com/BasedAF_ Luke Franks Twitter - https://twitter.com/luke_franks Robin Supermassive Schmidt Twitter - https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive

8 August 2023


The Man Who ‘fell in love with his ai chatbot’ Tells the Real Story

The Man Who ‘fell in love with his ai chatbot’ Tells the Real Story

T.J. Arriaga has hit the headlines as ‘the man who fell in love with his ai girlfriend’ on popular app Replika, but is that what really happened? In this interview he explains the true story, how ai companions are taking the world be storm and what this all means for the future of human relationships. For a man that the media love to clickbait, T.J. has some very smart thoughts on where this is all heading.

3 August 2023


The Weird Retina Scanning Orbs Are Here! + Getting Feelings for AI & Is This The Start of the Next Bull Market?

The Weird Retina Scanning Orbs Are Here! + Getting Feelings for AI & Is This The Start of the Next Bull Market?

Luke considers becoming an Orb operator to get that sought after retina data. We talk about getting feelings for AI and if we'll all have relationships with them AND is this the start of the next bull market cycle? Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠

1 August 2023


What Your Kids Are Doing on Roblox...And Why You Should Care!

What Your Kids Are Doing on Roblox...And Why You Should Care!

They play it all the time and are always asking for Robux but what are they actually doing on Roblox? Is it safe? And how are some kids making 100's of 1000's of dollars!? Follow the show to get more episodes about the future, how to navigate it, spot the opportunities and take it in your stride. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠⁠ Links Twitter : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠ Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/

27 July 2023


NEWS : AI Can Now Create Entire South Park Episodes! The Simulation is Here. (+Bezos and Gates Want to Put Computers In Our Brains)

NEWS : AI Can Now Create Entire South Park Episodes! The Simulation is Here. (+Bezos and Gates Want to Put Computers In Our Brains)

Another week means another set of wild stories including the team at The Simulation who've created an AI showrunner to produce entirely new South Park episodes, absolutely wild. We also talk about new brain computer interfaces and zombie games in Fortnite. Just another classic week in the metaverse. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too Chapters 00:00:00 - 00:01:17 - What This Video Is About 00:01:18 - 00:13:27 - Films & Fortnite Zombie Experiences 00:13:28 - 00:29:48 - AI South Park & The Movie Business00:29:49 - 00:40:18 - Brain Computer Interfaces. No drills! 00:40:19 - 00:43:10 - What's Happening At BasedAF Links Welcome to the Metaverse Twitter - https://twitter.com/WTTMPod BasedAF Twitter - https://twitter.com/BasedAF_ Luke Franks Twitter - https://twitter.com/luke_franks Robin Supermassive Schmidt Twitter - https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive

24 July 2023


NEWS : Roblox is Coming to Meta Quest VR! (+ Elon Musk starts xAI to Save Humanity from Terminator Future...)

NEWS : Roblox is Coming to Meta Quest VR! (+ Elon Musk starts xAI to Save Humanity from Terminator Future...)

Roblox the biggest game on the planet with 66 million users per day, is coming to VR! Could this be a major milestone in the metaverse journey? Plus Elon Musk says we need to worry about a 'Terminator Future' when it comes to the development of AI, so has started xAI to try and stop it. AI can also now read your emotions and much more as Tom steps in for Supermassive in this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠ ⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠ Instagram : ⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠ Discord : ⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/

17 July 2023


Esports 101 - A Beginners Guide to the World of Esports

Esports 101 - A Beginners Guide to the World of Esports

So you know Esports is a massive deal, you keep hearing about the gigantic prizes and the crazy amounts of viewers but perhaps you also have some questions. How does it work? Who are the major teams? What are the tournaments? How many people watch? Is it a real sport? In this episode we dive into all of the above, your crash course in Esports. This is Esports explained Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too https://www.demandsage.com/esports-statistics/#:~:text=The%20global%20e%2Dsports%20audience,million%20viewers%20in%20that%20timeframehttps://explodingtopics.com/blog/esports-statistics Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf

14 July 2023


Inside the Underworld of Metaverse Crime! - NFT Hacks, Crypto Heists and True Crime Stories

Inside the Underworld of Metaverse Crime! - NFT Hacks, Crypto Heists and True Crime Stories

Tara Annison has spent the last 4 years as Head of Technical Crypto Advisory at Elliptic - where she has spent her time tracking some of the biggest crypto hacks, heists and malicious activity. In this mind-blowing episode, she tells us the stories of how hackers attempt to steal your funds and get away with it, as well as the tactics we should be looking out for as we head towards a world of far more futuristic crime. Tara does a brilliant job of explaining what’s been going on and what to look out for to keep yourself safe. Thanks Tara for coming on. Tara writes amazing content also, be sure to follow her on LinkedIn here : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarannison/ Elliptic Website : https://www.elliptic.co/ Chapters 00:00:00 - 00:02:51 - What This Video Is About 00:02:52 - 00:06:48 - Types of Crypto Crime 00:06:49 - 00:12:39 - Azuki Metaverse Scam 00:12:40 - 00:17:18 - Catching Crypto Criminals 00:17:19 - 00:24:42 - How 'Mixers' Work to Clean Funds 00:24:43 - 00:27:34 - The Role of Decentralised Exchanges 00:27:35 - 00:30:55 - Where Most Criminals Mess Up 00:30:56 - 00:33:44 - Crypto Crime vs. Traditional Finance 00:33:45 - 00:42:11 - The Future of Crime 00:42:12 - 00:48:20 - Safety Best Practices Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/

10 July 2023


Is Web3 Gaming the Next Biggest Opportunity? (A Simple Guide)

Is Web3 Gaming the Next Biggest Opportunity? (A Simple Guide)

Gaming has come a long way since the days of blowing on an N64 cartridge to desperately try and make it work again. Now it is the biggest entertainment industry on the planet worth $200 billion globally. We've seen plenty of controversial moments along the way and Web3 gaming is definitely the next one to enter the ring. Is it all a scam or might this be the biggest moment in gaming history? We look at some of the best web3 titles that you can play today and talk about where this is all heading. Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/ Links : The PwC video game industry report / references : https://venturebeat.com/games/u-s-game-and-esports-revenue-to-grow-from-54-1b-to-72b-by-2027-pwc/ Games NFL Rivals : Football Manager - https://nfl.rivals.game/ Blankos Block Party - https://blankos.com/ Phantom Galaxies - https://phantomgalaxies.com/ Shrapnel - https://www.shrapnel.com/ Gods Unchained - https://godsunchained.com/

5 July 2023


The Dark Underworld of Video Game Skin Trading (+ Azuki $38M Drop and The Sinking Island)

The Dark Underworld of Video Game Skin Trading (+ Azuki $38M Drop and The Sinking Island)

It's an absolute all-you-can-eat buffet of metaverse stories this week. We talk about a major video games and Esports report, which suggests the industry is on track to make $70 billion this year. The Pacific island of Tuvalu is sinking under the sea so they want to preserve it in the metaverse. 40 of the biggest CS:GO traders have been busted, sending $2 million worth of skins to 0. Azuki drop the ball in a big way, Adidas continue their new web3 journey and a company called Caviar have made an 18 Karat case for the Apple Vision Pro... Tuck in, it's a hearty episode. Chapters 00:00:00 - 00:01:30 - What This Episode Is About 00:01:31 - 00:11:10 - The Nation of Tuvalu Is Sinking (Into the Metaverse)] 00:11:11 - 00:16:48 - Video Game Industry $70 Billion Report 00:16:50 - 00:21:59 - CS:GO Skins Turn to Dust 00:22:00 - 00:28:40 - Adidas Continue Web3 Journey with ALTS 00:28:44 - 00:44:06 - Azuki Drop the Ball 00:44:09 - 00:50:59 - Only Up Game Goes Mainstream 00:51:00 - 00:54:00 - 18 Karat Gold Apple Vision Pro Case 00:54:01 - 00:56:17 - What's Coming At BasedAF Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/ Links : The PwC video game industry report : https://venturebeat.com/games/u-s-game-and-esports-revenue-to-grow-from-54-1b-to-72b-by-2027-pwc/

3 July 2023


Is This the Fortnite of Sport? Co-Creator of Zed Run Talks Future of Digital Athletes

Is This the Fortnite of Sport? Co-Creator of Zed Run Talks Future of Digital Athletes

Chris Ebeling is the co-creator of the massively popular digital horse racing game Zed Run (3.5m races and $60M paid out), who is now working on a new project that could be shaping up to be the Fortnite of Sport. Plus we put Elon and Zuck in a cage match on WWE and someone hacked a Tesla to unlock 'Elon Mode'. Just another normal week in the metaverse. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metave... Links : More about Behaviol and Meta11 here : https://www.behaviol.com/ Chris Ebeling Twitter : https://twitter.com/iamChrisEbeling Meta11 Twitter : https://twitter.com/Meta11official

29 June 2023


Why The Founder of Metav3rse (1.3M Followers), Roberto Nickson, Shut Down His NFT Project - The NFT Culture Casino!

Why The Founder of Metav3rse (1.3M Followers), Roberto Nickson, Shut Down His NFT Project - The NFT Culture Casino!

This is an interview with Roberto Nickson, the founder of hugely popular Instagram account Metav3rse, Eluna AI and the MV3 NFT (which last week he announced has been sunset). He recently posted a very honest blog post on why he felt he had to close down MV3, why the current NFT space is largely a 'culture casino' and his thoughts on the future of this space. Thank you to Roberto for being so honest and for coming on the show, onwards and upwards! Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠ Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠ https://mirror.xyz/rpn.eth/FkLhL6ofNsUZjKya3saKWAZ03KZQ6sJDWYLdmHY4ahk Links : Metav3rse Instagram Account : https://www.instagram.com/metav3rse/ Eluna AI : https://www.eluna.ai/

26 June 2023


AI Generated TV Shows are Hilarious & Terrifying... Is AI Out of Control!?

AI Generated TV Shows are Hilarious & Terrifying... Is AI Out of Control!?

Spongebob ended up in car crash because Squidward thought he was being tracked by the CIA. Peter Griffin and the rest of the Family Guy cast have been plotting to escape after being investigated for murder and AI generated Seinfeld got overly offensive so had to be removed. AI generated TV shows have been popping up all over the internet, with some quite disturbing consequences. But that's not the only time AI has got out of control. We dive into what is happening, how they are being made and some of the strange ways AI seems to be learning by itself Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too 00:00:00 - 00:00:44 - What This Video Is About 00:00:45 - 00:02:35 - AI Seinfeld - 'Nothing, Forever' 00:02:36 - 00:04:16 - AI Spongebob 00:04:17 - 00:04:28 - AI Simpsons 00:04:29 - 00:05:03 - AI Family Guy 00:05:04 - 00:06:12 - The 'debate' 00:06:13 - 00:08:20 - How These AI TV Shows Are Made 00:08:21 - 00:10:30 - Is AI Learning By Itself!? 00:10:31 - 00:12:49 - Examples of AI Going Rogue Links (These are NSFW!) AI Spongebob : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxBqZL0UCU AI Family Guy : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54KH5ab2BXM AI Simpsons : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFg2ihmZrfk AI Seinfeld 'Nothing, Forever' Season 2 : https://www.twitch.tv/watchmeforever The debate : https://www.twitch.tv/trumporbiden2024 Shoutout to Code Bullet's video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZJe5fqUbQA And Decoy Voice's video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcrJ3b-mQ6c Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/

22 June 2023


NIKE & Fortnite Major Collab! Top NFT Project Calls it Quits & Cardano Founder Hunts Aliens!?

NIKE & Fortnite Major Collab! Top NFT Project Calls it Quits & Cardano Founder Hunts Aliens!?

It seems very clear now that Nike are going all in on their web3 digital sneaker venture .swoosh. Having sold millions of dollars worth of their 'Our Force 1' recent drop, Nike have now released a teaser trailer to their 198M followers suggesting .swoosh will be launching a sneaker treasure hunt in Fortnite! Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠ Plus we sadly see metaver3e's NFT project MV3 officially close its doors and a heartfelt letter from founder Roberto Nickson calling the NFT space the 'culture casino'. Oh and Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson who recently backed a start-up to try and bring extinct animals back to life, has now funded a mission to the Pacific ocean to recover an interstellar rock that is not from our solar system, as you do! Off we go again, Welcome to the Metaverse 00:00:00 - 00:00:39 - What This Video Is About 00:00:49 - 00:07:41 - Fortnite Sneakers 00:07:42 - 00:12:56 - Based in Fortnite 00:12:57 - 00:23:46 - NFT project MV3 Calls It Quits 00:23:47 - 00:33:51 - Epic Games, Meta and Roblox's Biggest Rival? 00:33:52 - 00:38:55 - Cardano Founder's Alien Mission 00:38:56 - 00:40:48 - Coming Up at BasedAF This Week Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠

19 June 2023


The 10 Most FUN Experiences You Can Have in VR Today! (2023)

The 10 Most FUN Experiences You Can Have in VR Today! (2023)

There has never been a better time to get into VR than this moment right now and there are hundreds of weird, mindblowing, terrifying and straight up hilarious things that you can do in the virtual realm. In this episode, we run through a list of the 10 most fun, which includes taking down Zombies,  playing a game of Gorilla tag, learning to DJ on a $10,000 Pioneer setup, hunting ghosts and much more. 00:00:00 - 00:00:38 What This Video Is About 00:00:49 - 00:02:16 Classic Fan Favourites 00:02:18 - 00:04:18 Music Creation 00:04:19 - 00:06:05 Fitness & Sport Apps 00:06:06 - 00:07:22 Immersive Movies & TV 00:07:23 - 00:10:42 Social VR Apps 00:10:43 - 00:12:02 Horror Games 00:12:03 - 00:13:28 Chilled, Meditation & Puzzle 00:13:31 - 00:14:44 Weird & Wonderful 00:14:45 - 00:16:15 Top Tier Story Titles 00:16:16 - 00:16:59 Which Headset Should You Get? Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/

15 June 2023


AI is Sparking a GPU Crisis! Could RNDR Crypto be the Saviour?

AI is Sparking a GPU Crisis! Could RNDR Crypto be the Saviour?

Asking ChatGPT to constantly be our new AI brain is amazing but all of that compute power has to come from somewhere. And as we move closer to a fully fledged metaverse with AI fuelling 3D creation, GPU is in short supply. Could RNDR, the blockchain network that let's us rent out our spare GPU be the solution? Also in this episode; Roblox have introduced digital scarcity , Mark Zuckerberg responds to the Apple Vision Pro, Louis Vuitton drops a new NFT project, Fortnite Chapter 3 trailer drops and there is an amazing AI driven Trump vs Biden debate that will blow your mind. Welcome to the Metaverse. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast : ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠ The live Trump vs Biden Debate Highlights (NSFW) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vYIzlxmF4

12 June 2023


Apple Have Arrived with the Vision Pro! So Which VR Headset Should You Get Now!?

Apple Have Arrived with the Vision Pro! So Which VR Headset Should You Get Now!?

It happened! Apple arrived late to the party but wearing the coolest outfit of all, even if the Apple Vision Pro does look a bit like a futuristic scuba diving mask that you definitely can't get wet. So, do you sell all of your possessions (and potentially an organ) to fork out the $3500 or are the other headsets on the market what you need? In this episode we dive into the VR, AR and XR space to recap everything that is out there and how this whole space is shaping up. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠⁠⁠ Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast : ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠

7 June 2023


Making Deepfakes Has Got TOO EASY - Here's How You Do It in 3-clicks

Making Deepfakes Has Got TOO EASY - Here's How You Do It in 3-clicks

Deep fakes are not new of course but recently they have got really REALLY easy for anyone to create without training a model themselves and on a regular computer. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into how they are made and how you can make your own in seconds. Things are about to get very weird and fast. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠⁠ Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠⁠ Podcast : ⁠⁠⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠

2 June 2023


Sam Altman (OpenAI) Wants to Scan Your Eyeballs, Microchips in the Brain, Meta Quest 3 and more!

Sam Altman (OpenAI) Wants to Scan Your Eyeballs, Microchips in the Brain, Meta Quest 3 and more!

Here's some questions you didn't think you'd ask yourself this week : Would you be up for a microchip in your brain and can Sam Altman of OpenAi scan your eyeballs so that you can prove who you really are? There's also new Meta Quest 3 rumours, NVIDIA showcasing the future of AI in games, robots making humans sad in the name of art and Doctor Who in the Sandbox. Just another normal week in the metaverse then! Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now a BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠ Twitter : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠ Instagram : ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠⁠ Discord : ⁠⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠ Podcast : ⁠⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠ #metaverse #ai #worldcoin #openai

30 May 2023


Meet the World's Most Terrifying Robots! (Boston Dynamics, Tesla bot, humanoids that make art and one that escaped on its own)

Meet the World's Most Terrifying Robots! (Boston Dynamics, Tesla bot, humanoids that make art and one that escaped on its own)

Introducing the world's most terrifying robots that exist on planet earth today. Scientists warned us but we mostly ignored them and made them anyway, good work humans! I for one welcome our new robot overlords and am looking forward to their reign. We dive into the amazing but disturbing progress of Boston Dynamics, Optimus aka the Tesla bot, Sophia, Ameca, one that escaped from the laboratory and a creepy artist humanoid robot called Ai-Da. Oh and self driving cars and an AI baby stroller. Enjoy! Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠ Twitter : ⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠ Instagram : ⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠ Discord : ⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠ Podcast : ⁠https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/⁠

24 May 2023


AI Can Read Our Minds Now!? Intelligent NPC's in Games and Chat GPT as Your Wingman?

AI Can Read Our Minds Now!? Intelligent NPC's in Games and Chat GPT as Your Wingman?

There's no need for us to tell you what the show is about today because AI CAN LITERALLY READ YOUR MIND NOW. We chat through what is happening and how it has already been tested in games. We also cover intelligent NPCs and using ChatGPT as your wingman/person/droid, as well as how the metaverse might be used to go back and relive your favourite moments in life. Miss this episode at your peril. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/ AI mind reading article : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/may/01/ai-makes-non-invasive-mind-reading-possible-by-turning-thoughts-into-text Metaphysic episode : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/1000554421540

23 May 2023


The Virtual Humans Have Arrived! Is This the Future You Imagined!?

The Virtual Humans Have Arrived! Is This the Future You Imagined!?

The virtual humans are here but what does this mean for us regular physical humans!? In this episode we cover the vtuber origins through to the latest and most hyper real virtual human Ana, who interestingly is made by Krafton, the game studio responsible for PUBG. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast, dive into why this trend continues to explode and the opportunities that it's bringing, everything from virtual gigs, to vtuber empires, CarynAI and even helping solve future human diseases? Strap yourself in Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too Holo-deck video! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvVcOb5GT0E Previous interview with Teflon Sega : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMagsswb9DA Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Podcast : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/ 3D Kalidoface : https://3d.kalidoface.com/ VROID Studio : https://vroid.com/en/studio Metahuman Creator : https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/metahuman

17 May 2023


The AI Girlfriend (Caryn Marjorie) Who Charges $1 per Minute! Memecoin Mania and Google Is An AI Company!?

The AI Girlfriend (Caryn Marjorie) Who Charges $1 per Minute! Memecoin Mania and Google Is An AI Company!?

Just another quiet week in the land of AI and the metaverse as we see influencer Caryn Majorie with 1.8 million followers on snapchat release an AI version of herself. She charged $1 per minute to use it and made $72,000 in just 1 week, it hasn't even properly launched yet. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too We also saw the crazy hype of memecoin season, including Pepe going wild and an AI created coin; Turbo (by artist Rhett Mankind) make one of Luke's friends an absurd amount of money (Luke forgot to buy it, classic). Google announce a whole host of AI products and are we seeing the beginning of the end of Hollywood with incredible AI text to video results? Supermassive and Luke discuss all so sit back, grab yourself a cool, refreshing can of Fraz and enjoy! ⁠ All the BasedAF Socials you need : Youtube : ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Based-AF⁠ Twitter : ⁠https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠ Instagram : ⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf⁠ Discord : ⁠https://discord.com/invite/basedaf

15 May 2023


The Next Chapter of Fortnite - What is The Unreal Editor (UEFN) & Why is it Such a Big Deal?

The Next Chapter of Fortnite - What is The Unreal Editor (UEFN) & Why is it Such a Big Deal?

Since Fortnite's first release in 2017, it is garnered 500 million player accounts and 70 million monthly active users. We've seen Battle Royale Mode, Creative Mode and now the next chapter - the Fortnite Unreal Engine Editor (UEFN). In this episode we bring you up to date on the Fortnite story so far, explain what the latest release - UEFN is. We also talk about why it's such a BIG deal and why it's definitely not too late to get involved. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠⁠ All the BasedAF Socials you need : Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/@Based-AF Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf

10 May 2023


FORTNITE Joins the ESPORTS OLYMPICS! Everything You Need to Know

FORTNITE Joins the ESPORTS OLYMPICS! Everything You Need to Know

The IOC have just announced that Sport Shooting has joined the Olympic Esports Series, with the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)’s challenge featuring Fortnite. The Olympic Esports series is taking place from the 22nd to the 25th June 2023 and sport shooting has now joined the ranks! It will take place on a specially designed Fortnite Creative Island and will see twelve players from the 2023 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) invited to compete on the global stage. There are also lots of events that are open to amateurs, so if you fancy your chances, maybe you'll end up in Singapore! All the BasedAF Socials you need : Twitter : https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf/ Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf Olympics Esports Series Information : https://olympics.com/en/esports/olympic-esports-series/ Olympics Twitter : https://twitter.com/Olympics HADO : https://hado-official.com/en/ Virtual Athletics League : https://www.valvr.com/

5 May 2023


Now Is The Time to Pay Attention to the Digital Sneaker Movement (with Sekure D) - Nike have arrived

Now Is The Time to Pay Attention to the Digital Sneaker Movement (with Sekure D) - Nike have arrived

The digital sneaker revolution is coming, along with the opportunity to be early to this next frontier. Nike, RTFKT, Adidas, Puma and Lacoste are all on board but what happens next? Legendary sneaker artist Sekure D, who is famed for being one of the pioneers of customisation takes on a journey through sneaker history and puts the puzzle pieces together of where this all goes. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠⁠ ======================= Say hello on the links below :   ======================= Hit subscribe on Youtube and you can add the podcast to your favourite platform on this link : https://plnk.to/welcome-to-the-metaverse/e/ BasedAF Discord :⁠⁠ https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠ BasedAF Twitter:⁠⁠ https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠ BasedAF Instagram :⁠⁠ https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf/ BasedAF TikTok: ⁠⁠ https://www.tiktok.com/@basedaf_⁠⁠

26 April 2023


This Is Why AR is About to Have Its Mainstream Moment (Apple Are Coming)

This Is Why AR is About to Have Its Mainstream Moment (Apple Are Coming)

With the heavily rumoured Apple RealityPro mixed reality headset on the way in June, the pieces are falling into place for augmented reality to have a major mainstream moment.In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast, we look at all of the coolest examples of AR today and why it is likely about to explode into mainstream consciousness. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠⁠Youtube Channel too⁠⁠ ======================= Say hello on the links below :   Watch on Youtube here : ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Based-AF⁠⁠ BasedAF Discord :⁠⁠ https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠⁠ BasedAF Twitter:⁠⁠ https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠⁠ BasedAF Instagram :⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf/⁠⁠ BasedAF TikTok: ⁠⁠ https://www.tiktok.com/@basedaf_⁠⁠ ======================= Links : Apple Reality Pro Article : https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/apple-reality-pro-demoed-to-company-executives/

20 April 2023


Digital Soulmates: The Unstoppable AI Romance Revolution - with CEO of Replika - Eugenia Kuyda

Digital Soulmates: The Unstoppable AI Romance Revolution - with CEO of Replika - Eugenia Kuyda

Replika is an AI companion app that has been downloaded 10s of millions of times and provides you with an AI friend, coach or romantic partner. It recently made headlines after users began using it for explicit conversations and falling in love with their AI counterparts. In this episode we dive into the future of AI dating, relationships and love in the metaverse. We talk to the founder and CEO of Replika - Eugenia Kuyda to get her thoughts on the future and what they are working on at Replika and beyond. Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the ⁠Youtube Channel too⁠ ======================= Say hello on the links below :   Watch on Youtube here : ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@Based-AF⁠ BasedAF Discord :⁠ https://discord.com/invite/basedaf⁠ BasedAF Twitter:⁠ https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF⁠ BasedAF Instagram :⁠ ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf/⁠ BasedAF TikTok: ⁠ https://www.tiktok.com/@basedaf_⁠ ======================= Links : Replika Website : https://replika.com/ Replika Twitter : https://twitter.com/MyReplika Replika Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/replikaai/ Eugenia Kuyda LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenia-kuyda-638a8a1b

13 April 2023


Beyond the Fear: Will AI Make Us Immortal!? + Big Show News!

Beyond the Fear: Will AI Make Us Immortal!? + Big Show News!

It’s been a WILD month in the world of AI; with AI Jay-Z, new human-like robots and our digital selves becoming immortal! This is the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast where we explore the future of humans and technology. In this episode we discuss just what the hell is going on with the exponential pace of AI and all that it means for you, as we approach episode 100! Welcome to the new and re-vamped Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast and community, which is now. BasedAF production. You can now watch all episodes on the Youtube Channel too We also need a jingle for the show…cos ours is well… you’ll see. ======================= Say hello on the links below :   Watch on Youtube here : https://www.youtube.com/@Based-AF BasedAF Discord : https://discord.com/invite/basedaf BasedAF Twitter: https://twitter.com/we_are_BasedAF BasedAF Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/we_are_basedaf/ BasedAF TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@basedaf_

6 April 2023


Metaverse for the Masses: Bridging the Virtual Gap to Adoption [with. Charles Stanton, CMO at FORJ - Animoca Brands subsidiary]

Metaverse for the Masses: Bridging the Virtual Gap to Adoption [with. Charles Stanton, CMO at FORJ - Animoca Brands subsidiary]

The metaverse encompasses a whole host of technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and open world social games, all of which will likely increasingly be powered by AI in some form. But what are the major use cases for the average person and how will they be onboarded into this new future? Our guest to help answer this question is the ace Charles Stanton, Chief Marketing Officer at FORJ, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, who sit between creators and brands and metaverse platforms, helping bring them into this new world. Part of that is their Metaprints ecosystem, helping brands establish their presence in this space, which we reference on the show. There’s some more details in the show notes about this too. As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice, always do your own research Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on ⁠⁠⁠Twitter ⁠⁠⁠- I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : ⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠⁠ LinkedIn : ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠⁠ Speaker Bookings : ⁠⁠⁠https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/⁠⁠⁠ ======================= Links : Forj Twitter : https://twitter.com/ForjOfficial Charles Stanton LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-stanton/ Highstreet : https://www.highstreet.market/ Animoca Brands : https://www.animocabrands.com/

30 March 2023


Pioneering the Entertainment of Tomorrow with Nic Hill - Co-Founder of Sawhorse Productions // Stranger Things, Elton John, Tommy Hilfiger and More in the Metaverse

Pioneering the Entertainment of Tomorrow with Nic Hill - Co-Founder of Sawhorse Productions // Stranger Things, Elton John, Tommy Hilfiger and More in the Metaverse

In this episode you’ll learn about what metaverse experiences can offer, what is currently working and why.  Sawhorse are one of the top content studios in the world, whose clients include the likes of Netflix, Disney, Samsung, HBO, Youtube, Nike, Amazon, Marvel and Twitch to name a few.  They are now also at the forefront of metaverse entertainment content, most recently producing incredibly successful Roblox experiences with Stranger Things, also Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. Our guest is the awesome Nic Hill, co-founder of Sawhorse, who speaks brilliantly about the current entertainment world, what the next generation are expecting and what type of metaverse experience is working right now. This one is full of gold. Thanks Nic for coming on! Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on ⁠⁠Twitter ⁠⁠- I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠ LinkedIn : ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠⁠ Speaker Bookings : ⁠⁠https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/⁠⁠ ======================= Links : Nic Hill LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/nic-hill-6553873/ Sawhorse Website : https://sawhorsela.com/about/ Sawhorse Twitter : https://twitter.com/SawhorseLA Sawhorse Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sawhorse_productions

24 March 2023


5 Metaverse and AI Stories You Need to Know - Falling In Love with Chatbots, the Release of GTP-4 and What It Means, Digital Fashion Riding High, UE 5 Comes to Meta Quest and More!

5 Metaverse and AI Stories You Need to Know - Falling In Love with Chatbots, the Release of GTP-4 and What It Means, Digital Fashion Riding High, UE 5 Comes to Meta Quest and More!

The metaverse and AI space moves at lightening speed so unless you're sat on Twitter for 24 hours a day, you'd be forgiven for not keeping up with all of the latest news. But don't stress yourself, The Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast has got you covered, with 5 of the biggest from the last 10 days. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on ⁠Twitter ⁠- I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : ⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠ LinkedIn : ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠ Speaker Bookings : ⁠https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/⁠ ======================= Links : GPT-4 - What is it and why does it matter? - https://www.datacamp.com/blog/what-we-know-gpt4 Some of the best uses - shout out - https://twitter.com/heykahn on Twitter Replika users falling in love with Chatbots - https://www.businessinsider.com/replika-chatbot-users-dont-like-nsfw-sexual-content-bans-2023-2?r=US&IR=T Microsoft Teams Avatars : https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/14/23639259/microsoft-teams-avatars-release-date-availability DressX Riding High With Digital Fashion : https://fashionunited.uk/news/business/dressx-raises-15-million-us-dollars-in-series-a-round/2023031568460 Meta Quest gets UE 5 Support : https://www.roadtovr.com/meta-quest-unreal-engine-5-support-lumen-nanite/ Amazon NFT Platform https://blockworks.co/news/amazon-nft-marketplace-web3

20 March 2023


Decentraland's Latest Developments and What They Mean for You (+ the Pedigree Fosterverse!)

Decentraland's Latest Developments and What They Mean for You (+ the Pedigree Fosterverse!)

It's been a few months since we caught up with all things Decentraland, one of the most well known web3 virtual worlds. They recently put out their 2023 manifesto, titled ‘Year of the Creators’, which is a great read for the roadmap, some of major upcoming events and what they are focussed on this year (linked below) We also talk about Metaverse Fashion Week, which is from 28th-31st March and a very fun project called the Pedigree Fosterverse - where users can foster a virtual dog on their land in Decentraland. The virtual dogs correspond to real life dogs that needs fostering in the real world. Visitors who come across these dogs can chat to them and even go through the process of adopting them in real life, very cool. Our guests are Marja Konttinen - Marketing Director at Decentraland and Alisha Tené Bunting who is an interactive producer at major ad agency BBDO Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Dive into Decentraland : https://decentraland.org/ Decentraland 2023 Manifesto : here Marja Konttinen Twitter : https://twitter.com/brutalgardener Alisha Tené Bunting Twitter : https://twitter.com/AlishaBuntingDA Decentraland Twitter : https://twitter.com/decentraland BBDO Agency : https://bbdo.com/

10 March 2023


Bring Incredible Digital Characters to Life : The Future of Human-AI Interaction with Charisma AI - w. CEO Guy Gadney

Bring Incredible Digital Characters to Life : The Future of Human-AI Interaction with Charisma AI - w. CEO Guy Gadney

How far away are we from having a realistic conversation with an AI driven character that feels like a real human experience? The answer is we’re not, it’s here, it’s called Charisma AI and you can begin playing with it yourself today. But this technology goes much deeper than just to-and-fro conversation, Charisma AI essentially brings digital humans to life and powers amazing character driven experiences and stories. Undoubtedly a key component of the full metaverse vision. We explain the basics of how it works in this episode, using different nodes to build possible responses and story outcomes in any given scenario and incorporating GPT3 as well. (If that’s too technical, don’t worry we chat it through simply). Charisma AI is being used in a variety of different types of storytelling. That might 2D or 3D digital humans or characters or as part of an immersive real life experience, which is where I discovered it first. We talk about that in this episode too. Joining us today is the CEO of Charisma AI, the awesome Guy Gadney who tells us all about where this is going and something incredible that they are working on next too. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Charisma AI Website  : https://charisma.ai/ Charisma AI Twitter : https://www.overwolf.com/ Charisma AI Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/charisma.ai Guy Gadney Twitter : https://twitter.com/GGadney Guy Gadney LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/guygadney/ Project Electric Sheep : https://www.projectelectricsheep.com/ Saint Jude by Swamp Motel : https://swampmotel.co.uk/live

3 March 2023


Gaming Industry Secrets Unveiled: How Gaming Clues Reveal the Future of the Metaverse with Shahar Sorek - CMO of Overwolf

Gaming Industry Secrets Unveiled: How Gaming Clues Reveal the Future of the Metaverse with Shahar Sorek - CMO of Overwolf

In many ways the metaverse is not new. The gaming industry is the biggest entertainment industry on the planet and has been successfully creating virtual worlds and empowering users to create things for decades.  'Mods' in games (user modifications) have spun off into some of the biggest games in the world (Counterstrike was originally a mod of Half Life) and have helped extend the life of other games such as GTA (probably the most successful series ever). Our guest this week is the awesome Shahar Sorek, CMO of Overwolf - who do lots of different things in this area but primarily help give creators the tools they need to monetise their mods and creations and shape the future of gaming. Shahar explains things really well and simply if this is all new to you and I’m confident you’ll get a lot of value and really enjoy this one. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Shahar Sorek LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%90%B0-shahar-sorek-83ab299/ Overwolf Website : https://www.overwolf.com/ Overwolf Twitter : https://twitter.com/TheOverwolf Overwolf Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/theoverwolf Discord : https://discord.com/invite/overwolf

22 February 2023


The Biggest DJ's in the World (David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox and more) Have Joined This Metaverse - Sensorium Galaxy - w. CEO & Creative Director Sasha Tityanko

The Biggest DJ's in the World (David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Carl Cox and more) Have Joined This Metaverse - Sensorium Galaxy - w. CEO & Creative Director Sasha Tityanko

What do David Guetta, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki and Armin Van Buuren all have in common? Apart from being the biggest DJs in the world, they have all joined AAA metaverse - Sensorium Galaxy. These are some of the highest quality virtual music experiences available that also include AI driven humans who converse and attend gigs with you. In time they will learn, remember your previous conversations and begin to build relationships with you and other attendees. Sasha Tityanko is our guest this week - CEO and Creative Director of Sensorium Galaxy. You can check out the 24/7 AI virtual DJ stream here and also download on Steam for VR on the link below Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links :  Sasha Tityanko LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasha-tityanko-ba58621b8/ Sensorium Galaxy Website : https://sensoriumgalaxy.com/metaverse Twitter : https://twitter.com/SensoriumGalaxy Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/@SensoriumGalaxy/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sensorium_galaxy Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1803610/Sensorium_Galaxy/

17 February 2023


This is the Virtual Reality Inflection Moment We've Been Waiting For w. Redpill VR Founder & CEO - Laurent Scallie

This is the Virtual Reality Inflection Moment We've Been Waiting For w. Redpill VR Founder & CEO - Laurent Scallie

Finally the major virtual reality inflection moment is here, solving one of the biggest pain points of getting VR to the masses. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we talk about the journey VR has been on and why we're about to take a giant leap towards the Ready Player One style future. The clue comes in the form of 'cloud rendering', which we explain simply on this show.  Our guest is Laurent Scallie, who is the founder and CEO of Redpill VR and someone who has been building in the VR space for 30 years. He was instrumental in introducing, developing and fielding military simulation systems to the U.S. and Canadian Army and was also  a key catalyst behind the origins of Oculus VR too. Redpill VR are a virtual reality platform that are creating ground-breaking interactive social experiences, focussed around music and live events. They genuinely are unreal, they just had Paul Oakenfold do one. If you picture the most incredible, out of this world immersive virtual festival, you are on the right lines. This was a massively valuable chat and you’ll leave fully understanding what is coming next. Thank you Laurent for coming on the show. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links :  Red Pill VR Website : https://www.redpillvr.com/ Red Pill VR Windows / VR client : https://redpill.app/ Red Pill VR Twitter : https://twitter.com/redpillvr Laurent Scallie LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurent-scallie/ Laurent Scallie Twitter : https://twitter.com/LaurentScallie

9 February 2023


5 of The Most Mindblowing AI Tools (That aren't Chat GPT and Midjourney) - I Cloned My Voice

5 of The Most Mindblowing AI Tools (That aren't Chat GPT and Midjourney) - I Cloned My Voice

Chat GPT has now hit 100 million users in 40 days, the fastest growing technology ever but there are numerous other mindblowing tools that can help you speed up your workflow or achieve things that were previously impossible on your own. These tools will be the foundational layer to help create vast, rich and immersive content in the metaverse. One of those tools is cloning your own voice, which is how we kick off today's episode.  We'll continue to follow these trends on the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ Speaker Bookings : https://londonspeakerbureau.com/speaker-profile/luke-franks/ ======================= Links : Eleven Labs : http://www.elevenlabs.io/ Google Music Demo : https://google-research.github.io/seanet/musiclm/examples/ Hubert Music AI : https://www.hubert.ai/ Interior AI : https://interiorai.com/ Rokoko Video AI : https://www.rokoko.com/products/video  3D Kalidoface : https://kalidoface.com/ Scenario GG : https://www.scenario.gg/ Playground AI : https://playgroundai.com/ Charisma AI : https://charisma.ai/

5 February 2023


5 of the Quickest & Easiest Virtual Worlds to Jump Into Immediately - The 'Time-to-Fun' Metaverse Test

5 of the Quickest & Easiest Virtual Worlds to Jump Into Immediately - The 'Time-to-Fun' Metaverse Test

What worlds can you visit immediately, with minimal faff and get a sense of where we are today in the metaverse? This is the question we answer in todays episode. The shift to a more immersive internet is well under way but equally building fully functioning immersive worlds, accessible by everyone is a big task. In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast - I choose 5 that you can experience today with minimal hassle.  You can watch this episode in the app on Spotify or at this link - so you can see footage of the worlds Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you. ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Links : Spatial - https://www.spatial.io/ Oncyber : https://oncyber.io/ Monaverse : https://monaverse.com/ Rec Room : https://recroom.com/ VR Chat : https://hello.vrchat.com/

30 January 2023


Create Your Avatar and Get In The Metaverse in Seconds with Ready Player Me - CEO and Co-Founder Timmu Tõke

Create Your Avatar and Get In The Metaverse in Seconds with Ready Player Me - CEO and Co-Founder Timmu Tõke

One of the most common questions is where is the metaverse and how can I access it? Especially from new users. Ready Player Me are the user friendly go-to platform where I usually send people. You can create a full body 3D avatar in your likeness in seconds and use it to explore over 4000 apps and games immediately. It's super user friendly for newcomers but also integrated into the NFT and blockchain side of the metaverse.  Timmu Tõke is the CEO and Co-founder of Ready Player Me, who've been working in this space for 9 years. Timmu has a brilliant insight into where we are with the metaverse right now and what 2023 will bring. Thanks Timmu for coming on.  Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI? ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Links : Ready Player Me - https://readyplayer.me/ Timmu Toke - https://twitter.com/timmutoke

18 January 2023


The Legacy Film Industry Meets Web3 with Ben Klein - Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp

The Legacy Film Industry Meets Web3 with Ben Klein - Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp

Web3 has touched every creative industry even in these early experimental stages and the film industry is looking on with interest. Ben Klein isn't waiting and is actively experimenting with this new community owned approach as Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp. In this episode, we discuss the legacy film industry, how a film is usually brought to market and where the value accrues. We then dive into the Web3 model, how it is different, what it can potentially bring and how community ownership is at the centre of it. Ben has previously made content for Morning Brew and Barstool Sports and was a production assistant on Madame Web the upcoming Marvel Film, Saturday Night Live and Academy Award Winner Luca Guadagnino's upcoming film Challengers too. Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button,  which is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI? ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Sources : Wacko Worms NFT Twitter : https://twitter.com/WackoWormsNFT The Wacko Worms Tragedy Film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PELvX6EwPg&t=2s Ben Klein LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-klein-b57255167/ GM Music Video : https://twitter.com/vertical_dream/status/1612504107516047360

13 January 2023


Calvin Harris Has Arrived in the Metaverse + News From CES 2023

Calvin Harris Has Arrived in the Metaverse + News From CES 2023

Calvin Harris, the biggest DJ in the world has officially entered the virtual building by announcing The Calvin Harris Experience in partnership with WAVE, Pico and TikTok Live. We talk about that plus the latest news from the major tech conference CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and a brand new major Roblox experience too. Thank you as always for your support, if you'd be happy to leave a review, that is always so appreciated. Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI?  ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Sources : Calvin Harris in the metaverse trailer Roblox - H&M + Elton John via WWD Holoride via TechCrunch Amazon & Snapchat via Fashion United LG and Oorbit via venturebeat

5 January 2023


5 Predictions for The Metaverse and Beyond for 2023

5 Predictions for The Metaverse and Beyond for 2023

2022 has been a wild year, it launched the concept of the 'metaverse' firmly into mainstream awareness but where are we now and what are the big trends to watch in 2023? On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I highlight 5 areas I'm watching closely that I think will be the hottest topics of the next 12 months. I'd love to hear your predictions! Do reach out on Twitter here Happy New Year and here's to another mind-blowing year in the metaverse in 2023! ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ ======================= Sources  Riffusion AI music tool : https://www.riffusion.com/ DappRadar / Coinmarketcap Web3 gaming numbers : https://coinmarketcap.com/community/articles/36361 Starbucks 'Odessey' Web3 Rollout : https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/08/starbucks-opens-up-its-blockchain-based-loyalty-program-and-nft-community-to-first-beta-testers/

30 December 2022


The World's First Global Fashion Director in the Metaverse Talks Opportunities in the Exploding Digital Fashion Space for 2023 - w. Gemma Sheppard

The World's First Global Fashion Director in the Metaverse Talks Opportunities in the Exploding Digital Fashion Space for 2023 - w. Gemma Sheppard

Gemma Sheppard is the first Metaverse Global Fashion Director, whose portfolio includes Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen and Daphne Guinness amongst others. She works very closely with Roblox and Dubit - the UK's leading metaverse studio who have created experiences played by millions daily.  In this conversation we dive into the current world of digital fashion and discuss why it is a trend lining up to be a huge opportunity in 2023 - both creatively and in terms of monetisation in virtual worlds. We’re right at the beginning of this digital fashion movement, so a great time to be learning all about it. Thank you very much to Gemma for coming on the show! ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= Gemma Sheppard / Dubit Links Gemma Sheppard LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-sheppard-62a33639/ Gemma Sheppard Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sheppardstyle Dubit Website : https://dubit.io/ - head here for the Roblox report Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/ =======================

21 December 2022


What is the 'Open Metaverse' and Why Is It Important? w. Neil Trevett (VP Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA, Chair of the Metaverse Standards Forum, President of Kronos)

What is the 'Open Metaverse' and Why Is It Important? w. Neil Trevett (VP Developer Ecosystems at NVIDIA, Chair of the Metaverse Standards Forum, President of Kronos)

The term 'Open Metaverse' gets thrown around a lot but what does it actually mean? How will we build a metaverse where avatars, assets and environments all are able to communicate and work with each other across multiple worlds? We discuss these questions and many more on this week's Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast with the awesome Neil Trevett. Neil is the Chair of The Metaverse Standards Forum, which is helping to coordinate the efforts of over 1800 companies and individuals to create these open and 'inter-operable' standards, i.e. the essential workings of the full metaverse vision. This conversation is a crucial and really fundamental one. One that will likely set your understanding apart from many others in the space. Neil was brilliant, explained these concepts in a simple and accessible but thorough way. He was also a lot of fun! I really enjoyed this episode! Thank you Neil for coming on! ======================= Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= Neil Trevett / Metaverse Standard Forum Links Website : https://metaverse-standards.org/ Neil Trevett Twitter : https://twitter.com/neilt3d Kronos Open Standards Group : https://www.khronos.org/ Neil Trevett LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-trevett-748791/ NVIDIA Omniverse : https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/omniverse/ Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================

16 December 2022


An Undeniably Good Use For Blockchain & NFTs - TinyTap - The Giant Internet School - with CEO Yogev Shelly

An Undeniably Good Use For Blockchain & NFTs - TinyTap - The Giant Internet School - with CEO Yogev Shelly

With all the negative news of late around the ongoing FTX saga, I wanted to showcase a really clear, undeniably positive use case of blockchain technology and it just so happened that I came across a platform doing really amazing work, called TinyTap. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat to TinyTap CEO - Yogev Shelly. TinyTap are a platform that empowers teachers and educators to create interactive, gamified content. You can do this on their website, using their really simple 'no-code' tools to create fun, educational 2D games for kids. Teachers creating the games get paid when they’re content gets played and there is now this massive, fun resource for kids to learn online. They have over 12 million families using the platform currently. Interestingly they’ve recently become a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, who as you’ll know are a major success story in this space and they are now integrating blockchain and NFTs to give teachers full digital ownership and control over their content, alongside publishing rights for it too. You’ll hopefully see in this episode the power of what blockchain and digital ownership can do for good in the context of education, with our guest Yogev Shelley, who does an awesome job of explaining the shift that is happening here. Thank you Yogev for coming on the show. Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- TinyTap Links Website : https://www.start.tinytap.com/ Web3 Portal : https://web3.tinytap.com/ Animoca Brands article : https://www.animocabrands.com/animoca-brands-acquires-tinytap Twitter : https://twitter.com/TinyTapAB Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================

8 December 2022


This Is Why Generative Artificial Intelligence Is About To Change Humanity with Nina Schick - World Renowned Synthetic Media & Deepfake Expert

This Is Why Generative Artificial Intelligence Is About To Change Humanity with Nina Schick - World Renowned Synthetic Media & Deepfake Expert

Nina Schick is an author, speaker, advisor and expert in deepfakes, synthetic media, cybersecurity and the geopolitics of technology. She has advised global leaders, including Joe Biden and the former Secretary General of NATO amongst many other major companies and government agencies. In this episode we discuss what is about to happen as as we begin to unlock the power of Generative Artificial Intelligence models. Nina believes that by 2025, up to 90% of all digital content will be generated by AI - we've now hit an exponential curve in terms of generative AI output. We talk about recent models/platforms such as DALL-E 2, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, what tools are available right now and what is about to happen next. This truly is a mind-blowing episode as we discuss what a world looks like where AI is a core component. We also discuss how AI will likely become integrated into metaverse creation too. Nina does an incredible job of explaining these concepts in a way that is accessible and thought provoking, thank you Nina for coming on.  --- Your link to RSVP to the in real life showcase of The Row - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you’re heading to Art Basel in Miami this year, you need to add this to your itinerary : From 1st - 3rd December, Everyrealm are doing an in real life showcase of their master-planned metaverse real estate development called The Row. These are 3D architectural designs that are absolutely stunning and the irl event includes a unique, immersive multimedia experience, featuring the amazing Daniel Arsham and his Ares House creation from The Row, along with a selection of his world-renowned physical sculptures too. A chance to see this incredible project in real life plus there'll be complimentary drinks throughout the day, what are you waiting for? Check out more at https://therow.everyrealm.com/artbasel and don't forget to join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- Nina Schick Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/NinaDSchick Website : https://ninaschick.org/ Nina's Book - Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse: What You Urgently Need To Know Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================

1 December 2022


Nike's Metaverse Masterplan is Emerging - Welcome to the Footballverse

Nike's Metaverse Masterplan is Emerging - Welcome to the Footballverse

Nike have always been at the forefront of sport, apparel and the culture that surrounds it. It's no surprise that they are ahead of the game when it comes to digital goods and the metaverse.  They recently dropped their major campaign ahead of the World Cup pointing towards their 'Footballverse'. A coherent Nike universe that spans across the physical, digital and into the metaverse, giving users the chance to co-create with them for future virtual products. We also of course talk about RTFKT and dot swoosh and dive into some subtle clues that many people may have skipped over. Nike are doing everything right. Welcome to the metaverse. --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks ======================= Sources : Nike Dot Swoosh Website : https://www.nike.com/swoosh Nike Footballverse Advert : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p4SeR3pliM Nike Footballverse Website and Portal : https://footballverse.nike.com/ RTFKT : https://rtfkt.com/

25 November 2022


What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Up To Right Now? 2022 Q4 Update - Roblox, Fortnite, Meta Horizon Worlds, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Portals & More

What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Up To Right Now? 2022 Q4 Update - Roblox, Fortnite, Meta Horizon Worlds, Decentraland, The Sandbox, Portals & More

Not everyone has the time to dive into and explore the range of virtual worlds that make up the wider metaverse. The goal on this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, is to do that for you and bring you the latest news, stats and a review of the experience. We did this previously about 9 months ago and the show had great feedback so I thought it was time to revisit with an update! This is by no means an extensive list, just a light overview to keep you up to date. I always love to hear from you so do reach out on the details below. Thanks for your support as always. --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks ======================= Sources : Roblox AI environment generator news : https://blog.roblox.com/2022/10/team-behind-the-tech-creator-group/ Fortnite Unreal Editor news https://www.gamesindustry.biz/epic-games-to-release-unreal-editor-for-fornite-later-this-year Decentraland Stats : https://dcl-metrics.com/ The Sandbox Stats : https://blockworks.co/news/metaverse-platforms-set-the-record-straight-about-daily-active-users/ Portals : https://theportal.to/

16 November 2022


Opening Up Access & Ownership to the Metaverse with CEO of vEmpire - Dominic Ryder [Advanced Episode]

Opening Up Access & Ownership to the Metaverse with CEO of vEmpire - Dominic Ryder [Advanced Episode]

VEmpire are an ecosystem who are opening up access and ownership to the future of the metaverse. Their DDAO is the world's largest Decentralised Metaverse Investment Organisation and on this episode we chat to CEO of vEmpire - Dominic Ryder all this vision. As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice in any way and shouldn’t be considered as such, it’s for informational purposes only. Always do your own research. This episode is a fairly advanced one as we talk in depth about DAO's and some DeFi (Decentralised Finance) concepts. If you've landed on this episode as your first one, you may benefit from jumping back to episode 2 to get more complete understanding of the metaverse but it's great to have you on board! A super interesting episode and great chat about how decentralised communities are now able to participate and if they want to, own part of the future of the metaverse.  --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And in a world’s first; Everyrealm have teamed up with major Brazilian esports organisation MIBR to bring you a full VIP experience of the 2022 CS:GO Major, happening in Rio, Brazil now until 13th November. It’s free to check out, inside virtual world : Portals but the VIP pass gives you special access and major benefits - including Access to the VIP Lounge, Digital Wearables by Ready Player Me & exclusive physical merch, access to Everyrealm’s upcoming gaming platform and of course you get to watch the competition live. Head to mibrarena.gg for more info and you can read more about the event itself and whole the metaverse experience here : https://everyrealm.com/blog/gaming/mibr-arena-how-to A pretty iconic moment for the space and one not to miss! Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- vEmpire Links : vEmpire Website : https://www.v-empire.io/ vEmpire Discord : https://discord.com/invite/F32ZHCb6fT vEmpire Twitter : https://twitter.com/vEmpireDDAO Dom Ryder Twitter : https://twitter.com/dominicVEMP ======================= Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks

10 November 2022


Virtual Reality Universities Are Already Here and They Are Incredible - VictoryXR (partnered with Meta) - Chat w. CEO & Co-founder Steve Grubbs

Virtual Reality Universities Are Already Here and They Are Incredible - VictoryXR (partnered with Meta) - Chat w. CEO & Co-founder Steve Grubbs

Imagine being able to expand a human heart to 6 feet tall and climb inside to explore the ventricles or how about learning Paleontology, whilst in an immersive dinosaur world riding a Triceratops. Or even learning about Astronomy whilst on board a space craft, with your teacher and class mates in full virtual reality. Well this is all already possible right now thanks to VictoryXR who’ve built exactly these products and many more. We dive into this fully on this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast. VictoryXR are gamifying education, massively increasing access and in doing so are building out digital twin Universities called Metaversities with the help of Meta, previously Facebook of course. I loved this chat - A really key, clear, undisputable use case for the metaverse / web3 and a fascinating chat. Our guest this week is CEO and Co-founder of VictoryXR, Steve Grubbs. (who by the way if you mention this podcast, will accept your request on LinkedIn) --- Grab you 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it. The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick! Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ --- VictoryXR Links : Steve Grubbs LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-grubbs-4708825/ VictoryXR Website : https://www.victoryxr.com/ VictoryXR Twitter : https://twitter.com/VictoryXR Steve Grubbs Twitter : https://twitter.com/SteveGrubbsVXR ======================= Everyrealm's Links Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF! Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Search 'Everyrealm' for more ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks

2 November 2022


The Fractional Collectibles Company That Amazon Invested In - 'Dibbs' w. CEO Evan Vandenberg

The Fractional Collectibles Company That Amazon Invested In - 'Dibbs' w. CEO Evan Vandenberg

Dibbs are a home to some of the most iconic physical trading cards on the planet, across sports, Pokémon, comic books and more, enabling fractionalisation - aka they turn cards into many ownable pieces, so anyone can start building up their dream collection. All of this is powered by blockchain using fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat to CEO - Evan Vandenberg all about how gigantic this market is, how we can bring rare physical collectibles into the digital world, how we rebuild trust in the NFT space and why Amazon invested in the company.  You don't need to know anything about trading cards to enjoy this episode, there's a wider conversation here about bringing the physical into the metaverse and the future trends that are coming. If you have any questions about this week's ep, do reach out  https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. Don't forget to sign up free to the Everyrealm Edition Newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to stay up to date with regular metaverse industry news, updates and events, you need to subscribe to the Everyrealm Edition newsletter. It covers the NFT economy ; new projects, data and trends The global crypto markets and gaming content such as e-sports, metaverse games and much more. It’s totally free to sign up to but there is also a premium version that gives paying members additional access to platforms and projects that are on Everyrealm’s radar. To stay up to date just head to : https://everyrealm.substack.com If you want to dive in even deeper you can also check out Realm Academy - the most comprehensive online learning platform for the metaverse and web3. Head to everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today Make sure you also check out the Metaverse Halloween event that is live now until 31st October (with a chance to win a share of $5000 and lots of awesome NFTS) - check it out here ======================= Dibbs Links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/dibbs_io Website : https://dibbsmarketplace.com/ Evan Vandenberg : https://twitter.com/evan_vandenberg ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================

27 October 2022


Building a Next Generation Web3 Storytelling Studio with Ramon Govea of Myth Division (aka American Ape)

Building a Next Generation Web3 Storytelling Studio with Ramon Govea of Myth Division (aka American Ape)

Myth Division are a next generation IP development studio and team of incredible, very experienced storytellers across multiple platforms  : comics, film, tv, animation and video games. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat to Founder - Ramon Govea, who himself has worked for the likes of the legendary Stan Lee as well as NBA player Baron Davis. He’s also an NFT OG, was very early in this space and is now focussed on utilising the commercial rights of his Bored Apes, along with his own IP creations (WAIFU Warriors), which we dive into fully in this chat. It was brilliant to have someone on who knows the legacy entertainment world so well and is focussed on this new web3 world too. Thank you Ramon for coming on! As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. Sign up free to the Everyrealm Edition Newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to stay up to date with regular metaverse industry news, updates and events, you need to subscribe to the Everyrealm Edition newsletter. It covers the NFT economy ; new projects, data and trends The global crypto markets and gaming content such as e-sports, metaverse games and much more. It’s totally free to sign up to but there is also a premium version that gives paying members additional access to platforms and projects that are on Everyrealm’s radar. To stay up to date just head to : https://everyrealm.substack.com If you want to dive in even deeper you can also check out Realm Academy - the most comprehensive online learning platform for the metaverse and web3. Head to everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today Make sure you also check out Everyrealm's latest announcement - their upcoming home design metaverse game Hometopia - more here Hometopia is a realistic home design and world creation game set for release in 2023. ======================= Myth Division Links : Website : https://mythdivision.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/MythDivision Discord : discord.gg/hNG2RStGK9 Ramon Govea Links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/RamonGovea Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/marogue/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================

20 October 2022


This is Why Dubai is About to Become The Global Metaverse Hub (and 2117 is Leading the Way) w. CEO of Bedu - Amin Al-Zarouni & Naoufel Madih

This is Why Dubai is About to Become The Global Metaverse Hub (and 2117 is Leading the Way) w. CEO of Bedu - Amin Al-Zarouni & Naoufel Madih

You may have seen the major announcement recently from the Dubai government - The 'Dubai Metaverse Strategy' - a framework to turn Dubai into one of the world's top 10 metaverse economies as well as a global hub for the metaverse community. Recently I travelled to Dubai to attend the 'Dubai Metaverse Assembly' - an event attended by the biggest players in this space including The Sandbox, Decentraland Foundation, Meta, Microsoft, PwC, FTX and more.  I was hosted by a metaverse project at the forefront of the region and of this space - 2117 - I'd highly recommend visiting Dubai if you get the chance! On the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast this week, we chat to the company building this unrivalled vision - Bedu, CEO Amin Al-Zarouni & Marketing and NFT Director - Naoufel Madih. We breakdown the metaverse vision for Dubai and the wider UAE, cover the real life plan to colonise Mars by the year 2117 and dive into an incredible metaverse project of the same name - 2117 As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. Sign up free to the Everyrealm Edition Newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. If you want to stay up to date with regular metaverse industry news, updates and events, you need to subscribe to the Everyrealm Edition newsletter. It covers the NFT economy ; new projects, data and trends The global crypto markets and gaming content such as e-sports, metaverse games and much more. It’s totally free to sign up to but there is also a premium version that gives paying members additional access to platforms and projects that are on Everyrealm’s radar. To stay up to date just head to : https://everyrealm.substack.com If you want to dive in even deeper you can also check out Realm Academy - the most comprehensive online learning platform for the metaverse and web3.  Head to everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today ======================= 2117 links : 2117 Twitter : https://twitter.com/2117_io 2117 Website & Litepaper : https://2117.io/ 2117 Discord : discord.gg/bedu Bedu Website : https://bedu.io/ Watch the launch event here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMwU89U83I&t=576s ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/ Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn : Search Luke Franks =======================

13 October 2022


Welcome to Dating in Virtual Reality! Introducing DatesVR with founder Marc Charlton (who met his fiance in VR!)

Welcome to Dating in Virtual Reality! Introducing DatesVR with founder Marc Charlton (who met his fiance in VR!)

Marc Charlton is the co-founder of DatesVR - a metaverse speed dating platform in virtual reality!  After meeting his fiance on virtual realty platform AltSpaceVR, Mark and his business partner set out to create the world's first VR speed dating event and community with DatesVR. Since then DatesVR has been covered by BBC Worldwide, BBC 5Live, The New York Post and more. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into how the weekly DatesVR speed dating (and friend finder) events work and what dating in virtual reality is like.  For me, this seems like a massive potential use case that could onboard a lot of people. VR dating seems like a much better and more fun experience than traditional dating apps, which of course have been massively successful. A really fun episode, thanks Marc for coming on! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And if you want to level up quick, you need to check out Realm Academy, which is back with 3 self-paced modules : Metaverse Foundations,  Advanced Topics in Web 3.0 and Intro to Blockchain Learn from leaders at companies like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital and join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Head to https://everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today. Everyrealm are also running an awesome competition on Twitter, a chance for you to win one of 8 Season 3 Alpha passes for The Sandbox, to celebrate the launch of their Fantasy Islands Experience, which is live now. The competition is only running until the 7th October though, so jump on this one quick by checking out THIS TWEET: https://twitter.com/Everyrealm/status/1577327694911397888?s=20&t=gRq4Ci7kazNOBAxT_PtoFA GOOD LUCK! You can find out more about what they are up to (including their Fantasy Islands experience in the Sandbox!) at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com, follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Sandbox link : https://www.sandbox.game/en/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, do say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= DatesVR Links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/DatesVr Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/datesvr ======================= Everyrealm's Links 25% off at Realm Academy -> https://everyrealm.com/academy Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

5 October 2022


The Future Opportunities of NFTs for Music Artists & Fans with Mike Walsh at Serenade

The Future Opportunities of NFTs for Music Artists & Fans with Mike Walsh at Serenade

Mike Walsh is the UK Head of Strategic Partnerships at Serenade - an eco-friendly, super accessible music collectibles platform & the inventors of a brand new NFT chart eligible format called the 'Digital Pressing' (most recently pioneered by Muse as part of their no.1 album release 'Will of the People')  On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast - Mike talks to us about where we are with NFTs in music at the moment; the varying success of some use cases today and where we are heading. We talk about NFTs as proof of ownership and early fan support, a medium to add unique and special benefits, the new digital pressing format, additional revenue streams for artists, and future use cases in the wider metaverse; such as virtual touring, that we are just beginning to explore.  Don't miss out on the 25% off  offer at Everyrealm Academy until 30th September  https://everyrealm.com/academy  We also cover the environmental conversation and how Serenade minimise their carbon footprint (minting an NFT with the serenade is the equivalent to the carbon footprint of a tweet), whilst still maximising their utility. As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And if you want to level up quick, you need to check out Realm Academy, which is back with 3 self-paced modules : Metaverse Foundations,  Advanced Topics in Web 3.0 and Intro to Blockchain Learn from leaders at companies like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital and join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Plus until 30th September 2022 aka soon, don't miss out!! Everyrealm are offering each of their self-paced modules at 25% off, just enter the code “BACK2SCHOOL” at checkout. That’s BACK, 2 (the number), SCHOOL for 25% off. Head to https://everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today. You can find out more about what they are up to (including their Fantasy Islands experience in the Sandbox!) at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com, follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Sandbox link : https://www.sandbox.game/en/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Wagmi Consultancy Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com/ ======================= Mike Walsh & Serenade links : Serenade : https://serenade.co/ Mike Walsh on Twitter : https://twitter.com/mikewalshmusic Serenade on Twitter : https://twitter.com/serenade__co Discord : discord.gg/hXab5z4kn2 ======================= Everyrealm's Links 25% off at Realm Academy -> https://everyrealm.com/academy Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

28 September 2022


Reimagining The Future of Toys & Play For the Digital Generation - Cryptoys - CEO & Co-Founder of Onchain Studios - Will Weinraub

Reimagining The Future of Toys & Play For the Digital Generation - Cryptoys - CEO & Co-Founder of Onchain Studios - Will Weinraub

Everyone had their favourite toy as a kid, whether an action figure, doll, collectible or play-set. As we trend towards the metaverse and an ever more digital world, what does the future of toys and play look like for the next generation? Introducing Cryptoys - inspired by the success of surprise unboxing toys, Will and the team are creating the next era of digital toys that you can collect, build and play with in an expansive and immersive world. Described as the 'Nintendo of Web3' Cryptoys is reimagining what play looks like and recently partnered with one of the biggest names in the toy space Mattel - home to some of the most iconic toys ever including Masters of The Universe, Uno, Barbie, Hot Wheels and more. This was a fascinating chat about a really interesting niche in this space but what that makes a lot of sense. Nostalgic and fun first, this episode is full of gold. There's also something special for listeners who make it all the way through the episode. Please note : there is a little bit of unavoidable construction noise in this episode, it comes and goes but is such a valuable episode, I wanted to make sure it went out in full regardless. As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse. And if you want to level up quick, you need to check out Realm Academy, which is back with 3 self-paced modules : Metaverse Foundations,  Advanced Topics in Web 3.0 and Intro to Blockchain Learn from leaders at companies like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital and join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse. Plus until 30th September 2022, Everyrealm are offering each of their self-paced modules at 25% off, just enter the code “BACK2SCHOOL” at checkout. That’s BACK, 2 (the number), SCHOOL for 25% off. Head to https://everyrealm.com/academy to book your place today. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Wagmi Consultancy Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links 25% off at Realm Academy -> https://everyrealm.com/academy Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Will Weinraub links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/willweinraub CRYPTOYS Website : https://cryptoys.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Cryptoys Discord : discord.gg/cryptoys =======================

21 September 2022


Explain the Ethereum Merge To Me Like I'm 5 Years Old! - with Blockchain Developer Fatlion aka George

Explain the Ethereum Merge To Me Like I'm 5 Years Old! - with Blockchain Developer Fatlion aka George

The Ethereum Merge is a historic moment for this space and one that is hugely significant, but in simple terms; what actually is it and how will it affect the average user? This week on the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we've got the brilliant Fatlion aka George (on Twitter here) back on the show to help us understand more about the Ethereum merge. George's previous episode 'All The Technical Questions You Wish You Could Ask About NFTs' was hugely popular and George is so brilliant at explaining these concepts simply and making them accessible.  George is a blockchain and smart contract developer, across a whole variety of projects including the very successful generative collection Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston. He’s also the Founder of Whoosh Labs - an agency building web3 products. He was the perfect person to talk to us about this. Thank you George for coming back on the show As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= George aka Fatlion's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/georgefatlion Whoosh Labs : https://www.whooshlabs.co.uk/ Prev. ep. : 'All The Technical Questions You Wish You Could Ask About NFTs' Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston : https://www.wavelengthbykaleb.com/ ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Wagmi Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

14 September 2022


This Is How the Global Phenomenon of K-Pop Enters the Metaverse - Anicube with Zaf Chow of Animoca Brands

This Is How the Global Phenomenon of K-Pop Enters the Metaverse - Anicube with Zaf Chow of Animoca Brands

The Korean Entertainment industry is estimated to be worth around $30 billion. Bands like BTS sell out stadiums across the globe including in the US. BLACKPINK, a K-Pop girlband recently just won the first ever ‘Best Metaverse Performance’ award at the MTV VMAs. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into a project called Anicube, which is bringing K-Pop artists, fans and culture into the metaverse. Anicube is a joint venture between Cube Entertainment and Animoca Brands, who are one of the biggest success stories in this space. Zaf Chow is our guest - Director of Digital Strategy and Partnerships at Animoca Brands and does an amazing job of introducing us to K-Pop and the Anicube project itself. This is a global movement and it's fascinating to see how NFTs can enhance the artist and fan relationship at such scale. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Anicube links : Website : https://www.anicube.com Twitter : https://twitter.com/anicube_ent Discord : discord.gg/anicube Zaf Chow Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/zafchow LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/zafchow/ Animoca Brands Website : https://www.animocabrands.com/ Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/animocabrands =======================

1 September 2022


The Incredible Success of Zed Run (Digital Horse Racing) & The Future of Metaverse Entertainment with Co-creator Chris Ebeling

The Incredible Success of Zed Run (Digital Horse Racing) & The Future of Metaverse Entertainment with Co-creator Chris Ebeling

Chris Ebeling is the Co-creator of Zed Run - a digital horse racing game & ecosystem that uses blockchain and NFTs to give users ownership of their digital horses. Players can buy, breed, race, sell and soon lend their horses just like in the real world but digitally in the metaverse. The OG project has seen incredible success with over 3 million races and over $40 million paid out in race prizes. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I talk to Chris Ebeling - (Co-creator of Zed Run and Co-Founder of Virtually Human Studios) about the journey so far and what else they are working on - including their latest project Human Park Chris, himself has over 15 years of experience as a world-class animator, creative director, writer and digital artist, across the movie and games industries. He’s worked on Hollywood blockbusters like The Lego Movies, The Great Gatsby, Gods of Egypt and many more. It was an absolute pleasure to have Chris on the show, a super smart mind and a lovely guy. This was a very valuable episode, one I thoroughly enjoyed and know you will too! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Chris Ebeling links : Website : https://www.chrisebeling.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/iamChrisEbeling LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisebeling/ Human Park Links  Website : https://humanpark.io/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/FreeHumanPark Virtually Human Studio Links : Website : https://www.vhslab.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/V_H_Studio Zed Run Links Website : https://zed.run/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/zed_run ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

25 August 2022


 This Is How You Create the Metaverse IP of the Future - Jenkins the Valet & more with Tally Labs co-founders SAFA & Valet Jones

This Is How You Create the Metaverse IP of the Future - Jenkins the Valet & more with Tally Labs co-founders SAFA & Valet Jones

Meet Jenkins the Valet, a bored ape who is signed to major Hollywood agency CAA, has a book written by 10x New York Times best selling author Neil Strauss and is about to embark on a whole new adventure to new world Azurbala. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we meet the creative geniuses behind Jenkins the Valet alongside the incredible community they've built and vision for the future of IP in this space. Valet Jones and SAFA are the pseudonymous founders of Tally Labs, the parent company, whose latest extension of the story is an incredible new world called Azurbala. I've tried to include something for all listeners on this episode, whether you are brand new to NFTs, familiar with this project or a participant/holder of it. I really loved this episode and have no doubt you'll enjoy this one too. Thank you SAFA and Valet Jones for coming on the show! Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ ======================= Tally Labs' links : Tally Labs' Twitter : https://twitter.com/tallylabsnft See Ape Follow Ape (SAFA) Twitter : https://twitter.com/seeapefollowape Valet Jones Twitter : https://twitter.com/valetjones Tally Labs Website : https://www.tallylabs.xyz/ Jenkins the Valet Jenkins the Valet Twitter : https://twitter.com/jenkinsthevalet Jenkins the Valet Website : https://www.jenkinsthevalet.com/ Jenkins the Valet Discord : discord.gg/xp3yMcJV3 Azurbala Azurbala Website : https://www.azurbala.com/ Azurbala Twitter : https://twitter.com/azurbala Azurbala Discord : discord.com/invite/azurbala ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

17 August 2022


Win a Bored Ape (Yes Really) With Metaverse Gameshow - 'Internet Game' - Conversation w. CEO Jordan Lejuwaan

Win a Bored Ape (Yes Really) With Metaverse Gameshow - 'Internet Game' - Conversation w. CEO Jordan Lejuwaan

Think 'Squid Game' meets a web3 online game show where you could win a Bored Ape! This week on the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, Jordan Lejuwaan - CEO of Internet Game is back on to tell us all about season 2 hosted by Gmoney and Leah Lamarr. After the success of Internet Game season 1, where a $1.5 million dollar prize pool, including 2 bored ape's (+Azuki's, Doodles and more) were won by players who made it to the end, Internet Game returns with season 2. I'm interested in this concept for a number of reasons - I think it's a very clever way to use NFTs and a signal for how this tech might be included in future content formats.  Disclosure : I do hold some Internet Game tokens and played Season 1, otherwise I have no affiliation with them. I’m just a fan of what they are building for the future of content in web3. Of course always do you own research, nothing in this podcast is investment advice but is for informational purposes only. This podcast is sponsored by Everyrealm. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Jordan Lejuwaan's links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/jlejuwaan Website : https://lejuwaan.com/ The Internet Game Website : internet.game Twitter : https://twitter.com/internet__game Discord : https://discord.gg/internet-game =======================

11 August 2022


This is How the Smart Money is Investing in the Metaverse in 2022 with Felix Hartmann - Hartmann Capital

This is How the Smart Money is Investing in the Metaverse in 2022 with Felix Hartmann - Hartmann Capital

This week on the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast, I chat to Felix Hartmann, a long term crypto investor and Managing General Partner of Hartmann Capital. In this episode we talk in depth about how institutional investment is approaching the metaverse and what trends Felix and his Metaverse Ventures Fund at Hartmann Capital are focussed on for the upcoming months. This is a highly valuable episode in my opinion, especially in the current market conditions. I don't have a financial background myself so to understand how this side of the industry works and the difference between institutional capital allocation (vs. retail/normies) was fascinating. Felix did a brilliantly job of making this episode accessible, whilst also saying some of the smartest things about the future of this space that I've heard on the show so far. This one is 100% worth listening to the end. Thanks Felix for coming on. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice but for informational purposes only, always do your own research. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They recently announced their new project 'The Row' - a members-only, master-planned real estate development designed by some of the best architects and artists in the world. The link is here (or head to therow.everyrealm.com) for you to request an invitation, one you do not want to miss out on. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Hartmann Capital Links : Hartmann Capital Website : https://hartmanncapital.com/ Hartmann Capital Metaverse Ventures Portfolio : https://hartmanncapital.com/metaverse-portfolio Felix Hartmann Twitter : https://twitter.com/FelixOHartmann ======================= Everyrealm's Links YOUR INVITE TO THE ROW! -> therow.everyrealm.com Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

3 August 2022


How Does Motion Capture Work and Why is it Crucial for the Future of the Metaverse? with Remco Sikkema of Movella & Xsens

How Does Motion Capture Work and Why is it Crucial for the Future of the Metaverse? with Remco Sikkema of Movella & Xsens

This week we are getting stuck into the fascinating world of motion capture in major movies, entertainment, sport and a variety of other use cases but crucially for the future of the metaverse. Our guest on the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is Remco Sikkema, Senior Marketing Communication Manager at Movella, a world leader in this industry who also make XSens motion capture suits, which we cover too. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks Remco does an awesome job of explaining the industry, how motion capture is used today, the opportunities available and how it will be essential for communication in the metaverse over the next few years. Thanks Remco for coming on! I’ve left his links in the show notes along with my own so do give him a follow, as he puts out awesome content too. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Remco / Movella / XSens Links : Remco Sikemma LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/rsikkema/ Movella Website : https://www.movella.com/ XSens Website: https://www.xsens.com/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

27 July 2022


The Best Talent in the World Are Working On The Metaverse with Future House Studios - CEO Adam Sidwell

The Best Talent in the World Are Working On The Metaverse with Future House Studios - CEO Adam Sidwell

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we’re focussing on how some of the best talent in the world from the film & video game industries are now working on building the metaverse.  Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks One team with the skills and talent to help do this is Future House Studios. Our guest this week is CEO Adam Sidwell, who has 2 decades of experience at some of the most well known VFX studios in the industry (the likes of Weta & ILM) and has worked on many major Hollywood films, from iRobot, to Lord of the Rings, Tron: Legacy and many more. The team he has built there are also some of the highest calibre talent in the world and have a huge depth of experience, working across some of the most well-known entertainment and game franchises to date. We also talk about a Ready Player One style hunt across the metaverse that they are building, which sounds unreal and is definitely worth keeping an eye out for. Thank you very much to Adam for coming on the show, I’m looking forward to keeping a close eye out on what comes of Future House Studios. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Future House Links : Adam Sidwell : https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-sidwell-b903091/ Future House Studios Website : https://www.futurehousestudios.com/ Future House Studios Twitter : https://twitter.com/FutureHouseStu1 ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

20 July 2022


The Next Major Play and Earn Title (Life Beyond) and Web3 Gaming Opportunities with Vincent Marty of Darewise (Sub. Animoca Brands)

The Next Major Play and Earn Title (Life Beyond) and Web3 Gaming Opportunities with Vincent Marty of Darewise (Sub. Animoca Brands)

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we’re diving deeper into the world of web3 gaming - a bubbling new entire ecosystem full of opportunities. Now is a great time to be learning and paying attention to the best projects in the space. Say hello on Twitter @luke_franks or click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks  Our guest this week is the excellent Vincent Marty - Product & Marketing Director at Darewise, who are an awesome game studio and a subsidiary of one of the biggest success stories in this space Animoca Brands. If you are new to this world and this podcast, welcome along, great to have you. I’d recommend just jumping back to 9th February on the episode list, to check out the previous chat with CEO of Animoca Brands Robby Yung - he was brilliant and it will help give you some context for the major shift that is happening and some fundamentals for this chat. In this episode with Vincent, we catch-up on the general landscape and get stuck into Darewise’s awesome new play-and-earn title called Life Beyond, which you can check out now in open Alpha - links in the show notes. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks LinkedIn Show Page : https://www.linkedin.com/company/82321971/ Agency : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Darewise and Life Beyond links Play Life Beyond Open Alpha : https://www.playlifebeyond.com/ Darewise Website : https://www.darewise.com/ Darewise Twitter : https://twitter.com/Darewise Vincent Marty Twitter : https://twitter.com/Vincemarty Animoca Brands Twitter  : https://twitter.com/animocabrands ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

14 July 2022


Epic Games' Vision for the Future of the Metaverse with Rachel Stones - Business Development Manager at Epic Games Innovation Lab

Epic Games' Vision for the Future of the Metaverse with Rachel Stones - Business Development Manager at Epic Games Innovation Lab

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I talk to one of the biggest companies building the future of the metaverse - Epic Games. Rachel Stones is a Business Development Manager at Epic Games. This conversation was one of my absolute favourites so far. Epic Games, as I’m sure you are aware, have been building in this space probably longer than anyone and I would argue have been paramount in bringing the whole concept of the metaverse to life. To be able to sit down with Rachel and really understand Epic’s vision for the future was really fun and absolutely invaluable. We of course cover Fortnite and some developments there, plus delve into the whole pipeline of products and tools in the Epic Games ecosystem that are being used to build this immersive and hyper-realistic future that is coming. It’s going to get very interesting very quickly in my opinion, I left this interview both genuinely mindblown and really excited for what is to come. Thank you to Rachel for coming on the show, she was awesome and I’d highly recommend you listen to this one in full, there’s a lot of cool stuff in this episode! My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Epic Games' links Epic Games Store : https://store.epicgames.com/ Keep up to date with Epic Games news : https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/news Learning Resources for Unreal Engine and more : https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/learn Epic Games Twitter  : https://twitter.com/EpicGames Epic Games Instagram : https://instagram.com/epicgames ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

6 July 2022


How Web3 Gaming Will Onboard the Next Wave of Users with Michael Le (50M Followers on Tiktok) and Robin Defay - Co-founders of Joystick

How Web3 Gaming Will Onboard the Next Wave of Users with Michael Le (50M Followers on Tiktok) and Robin Defay - Co-founders of Joystick

On this week’s episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we’re diving back into the web3 play and earn gaming space. As you’ll likely know by now if you’ve been listening to the podcast, there is a big fundamental movement around digital ownership in games, allowing players to own, level up and trade their in-game items as NFTs, enabling full game economies. Gaming is the biggest entertainment industry on the planet and it’s a really clear use of NFTs but also this category of web3 gaming is in its infancy and games, especially good, fun games, by their very nature take time to build. On this episode I chat to Michael Le aka justmaiko, a TikTok creator with over 50 million subscribers and over 10 billion views along with tech entrepreneur Robin Defay, who together are the co-founders of Joystick - a platform which provides education, content and access to gaming assets for players to use and keep 100% of their revenue whilst doing so, which is an interesting model. I really enjoyed this conversation and web3 gaming is undoubtedly a major trend and movement that is coming, so it’s something we’ll continue to revisit and stay updated on. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Mona's links Joystick Twitter  : https://twitter.com/joystickpros Joystick Website : https://joystickgames.com/ Michael Le Twitter : https://twitter.com/justmaiko Robin DeFay Twitter : https://twitter.com/RobinDeFay ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

30 June 2022


How to Start Building in the Metaverse with Mona - CEO and Co-founder - Justin Melillo

How to Start Building in the Metaverse with Mona - CEO and Co-founder - Justin Melillo

On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I’ve got a brilliant conversation for you all about how to get building in the metaverse with Justin Melillo, CEO and Co-Founder of Mona. Mona spaces are really awesome 3D social worlds that you can go and explore straight your browser and get a real sense of what the future of the metaverse will look and feel like. These spaces are a mix of cool, immersive, sometimes trippy, sometimes futuristic but always beautifully made creations and I definitely recommend heading to mona.gallery to just go and have an explore. We chat about how to get building your own space and talk about the whole concept of scarce land in this episode too. Justin was brilliant and there is some great practical advice in this episode too, I really enjoyed this one so thanks Justin for coming on. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Mona's links Justin Melillo  : https://www.twitter.com/justinmmelillo Website : mona.gallery Mona Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/monaverse Mona Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/monaverse ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

15 June 2022


Building Yuga Labs' Otherside Metaverse with CEO and Co-founder of Improbable - Herman Narula

Building Yuga Labs' Otherside Metaverse with CEO and Co-founder of Improbable - Herman Narula

On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Herman Narula - CEO & Co-founder of Improbable, a metaverse technology company building Yuga Labs' hotly anticipated Otherside metaverse. (Yuga Labs themselves of course creators of arguably the most famous NFT project in the space - Bored Ape Yacht Club and who acquired the IP for Cryptopunks and Meebits fairly recently too). Improbable have been building game-changing tech in this space for 10+ years and are solving many of the essential problems that are needed to bring the vision of an open metaverse to life. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks This was another chat that gives some serious clues to the future and Herman was brilliant at explaining it all so thank you Herman for coming on the show. If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. If you would like to support the show, a great way to do so is to leave a rating or review on your podcast platform of choice, thank you! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Improbable's links Herman Narula Twitter : https://twitter.com/HermanNarula Improbable Twitter : https://twitter.com/Improbableio Website : https://www.improbable.io/ Demo Video : https://twitter.com/HermanNarula/status/1524745153713348608?s=20&t=oLT66pWGOA4R3nzuKl_Zbg ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

8 June 2022


Hyper-reality TV and The Future of Entertainment Content in the Metaverse w. Dan Fill - President of Dark Slope

Hyper-reality TV and The Future of Entertainment Content in the Metaverse w. Dan Fill - President of Dark Slope

On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Dan Fill - President of Dark Slope, who are a virtual production and metaverse company, and are reimagining entertainment for this new immersive future that we’re heading towards. They’re a combination of a games studio, television studio and virtual production house, which means they are right at the forefront of what content is going to look like in the next 5 to 10 years. They’ve even created a new category of hyper-reality TV, using game engines, VR and haptic feedback suits to produce an ever changing Ninja Warrior style sports entertainment show - where you are essentially competing inside almost a live video game - it’s very cool and really opened my mind to what is possible and what is coming. Dan did a brilliant job of explaining what entertainment content of the future looks like, be prepared to have your mind blown and thank you to Dan for coming on the show! If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Dark Slope's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/darkslopexr Website : https://darkslope.com/ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/darkslopexr/ ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= My links Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com

1 June 2022


Why Music NFTs Will Revolutionise How We Value Music on the Internet with Blockchain Brett

Why Music NFTs Will Revolutionise How We Value Music on the Internet with Blockchain Brett

NFTs are revolutionising digital ownership and value on the internet. We've seen the impact in the art world, with new digital IP's and now with music too. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Blockchain Brett - Managing Partner at Palm Tree Crew Crypto and OG collector in the space who's worked with major artists including Kygo and Ryan Tedder. We discuss if music has been undervalued on the internet, NFTs enabling artists to actually sell their art and potentially not be tied to a label or income from a streaming service, whether actually the whole copyright model might change and the major impact that music NFTs are set to have over the next few months. We also talk about some exciting metaverse first projects too. This was a fascinating chat and really opened my mind to what is possible. Thank you Brett for coming on!! If you’re brand new to this podcast, I would encourage you to jump back to episode 2 just to get an introduction to this whole space, we talk in depth about NFTs in this episode so you might find it useful to have some foundational knowledge first. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Blockchain Brett's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/web3brett Palm Tree Crew Crypto Twitter : https://twitter.com/PalmTreeCrypto Palm Tree Crew Crypto Website : palmtreecrypto.xyz ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= My links Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com

19 May 2022


Market Crash - Is This The End or The Beginning of the New Cycle? (+ Metaverse News)

Market Crash - Is This The End or The Beginning of the New Cycle? (+ Metaverse News)

We've seen a volatile market market this week but is the end of the run or just the beginning of the new cycle? On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we talk about the state of the current market, previous cycles, the unexpected data for NFTs and cover some metaverse news stories, which went under the radar this week - including Meta and their new mixed reality headset and the return of Google AR glasses. My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Source links : Unreal Engine Station video : https://twitter.com/Dexerto/status/1523695586540613632?s=20&t=Vn1NpJum8vEjMfnnzOUuUQ Unreal Engine Matrix Demo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU0gvPcc3jQ Epic Games & Nasa (ZDNET) : https://www.zdnet.com/article/nasa-and-epic-games-to-crowdsource-vr-tech-for-mars-exploration/ Google AR Glasses (The Verge) : https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/11/23067426/google-ar-glasses-live-translate-io Mark Zuckerberg & Project Cambria (CNET) : https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/mark-zuckerberg-just-showed-how-metas-next-mixed-reality-vr-headset-will-work/ Instagram & NFTS (TechCrunch) : https://techcrunch.com/ EA Games & FIFA : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61383672 ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= My links Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com

12 May 2022


What is the Future of Art NFTs? with 'Artsy' - The World's Largest Online Art Marketplace (w. CRO Dustyn Kim & Artist Mieke Marple)

What is the Future of Art NFTs? with 'Artsy' - The World's Largest Online Art Marketplace (w. CRO Dustyn Kim & Artist Mieke Marple)

Artsy are the world's largest online art marketplace with over 1 million artworks by iconic and emerging artists from over 4000 galleries and major auction houses across the world. On this week's episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I'm joined by Chief Revenue Officer Dustyn Kim and generative artist Mieke Marple to talk about how the traditional art world have been viewing NFTs, equality and closing the gender gap in the space, their recent benefit auction 'Artists Who Code' (which Mieke co-curated) and the future of art in the metaverse. I absolutely think we will look back at this period right now as an amazing time to be learning about this space, what is happening and a time that is full of opportunity. We also have the chance to build this new space in the right way so I wanted to cover that important conversation here too! My twitter has moved, click to view here or https://www.twitter.com/luke_franks ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Artsy links : Website : https://www.artsy.net/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/artsy Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/artsy ======================= Mieke Marple : Twitter : https://twitter.com/MiekeMarple Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/miekemarple Artists who Code Benefit Auction - (co-curated the Artists Who Code with Sinziana Velicescu of Vellum LA) - https://nft.artsy.net/auctions/artists-who-code/ LA NFT Meetup : nftuesdayla.com & https://twitter.com/NFTuesdayLA ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

5 May 2022


Why Warner Music Group Entered the Metaverse with Oana Ruxandra - Chief Digital Officer, EVP, Business Development WMG

Why Warner Music Group Entered the Metaverse with Oana Ruxandra - Chief Digital Officer, EVP, Business Development WMG

Oana Ruxandra is the Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President, Business Development at Warner Music Group. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we talk about how Warner Music have been one of the really early adopters and first movers in this space, embracing the metaverse, web 3.0 and the new opportunities that this shift will bring to artists and fans of music in all forms. We cover their major partnership with The Sandbox as well as Genies and dive into how Oana and WMG are thinking about this whole space. Oana was the perfect person for this episode. She painted the picture of how music and technology have always been intertwined throughout history and web 3.0 and the metaverse being the next iteration of this. Hearing Oana talk about this stuff was invaluable, I found it fascinating and I know you will too, so thank you Oana for coming on. Subscribe on the new Youtube channel to watch this conversation here ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Warner Music Groups's links : Website : https://www.wmg.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/warnermusic Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/warnermusic/ The Sandbox x WMG announcement : https://www.wmg.com/news/sandbox-partners-warner-music-group-create-music-themed-world-metaverse-36116 Genies x WMG announcement : https://www.wmg.com/news/warner-music-group-and-genies-sign-partnership-bring-wmgs-roster-artists-life-avatars-35396 ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

26 April 2022


Teflon Sega - The Virtual Artist & Avatar Who Is About To Take Over The World (Conversation from the Metaverse)

Teflon Sega - The Virtual Artist & Avatar Who Is About To Take Over The World (Conversation from the Metaverse)

Teflon Sega is a virtual avatar artist who lives in the metaverse with a rapidly exploding fanbase. In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I talk to him direct from his planet and we discuss the future of this new realm of metaverse first content. *This episode is available to watch inside the Spotify app* Teflon is an anonymous character who is putting out some of the highest standard of content in this space bar none. He is both making music at the highest level and also short film content which is truely mindblowing. You can follow his adventures through space battling monsters, riding woolly mammoths, fighting dragons and performing his epic songs on his Youtube channel here He also recently dropped his 'Defend the Metaverse' NFT collection with The Dematerialised which sold out immediately. I am convinced he is about to become one of the biggest artists in the world. Remember the name Teflon Sega. Watch this conversation on new Youtube channel here ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Teflon Sega's links : Discord : https://discord.com/invite/yhpvrmrU5x Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/0JFKmdLuTj0yZi9P05a85X Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/c/TeflonSega Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/teflonsega/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/teflonsega Merch Store : https://teflonsega.myshopify.com/ Teflon & Xanadu Meta-saga : https://youtu.be/j-sL_Q0VK_Y My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks & https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

20 April 2022


What is the Current State of the NFT Market & Metaverse Adoption? - What are the Opportunities for the Near Future?

What is the Current State of the NFT Market & Metaverse Adoption? - What are the Opportunities for the Near Future?

Where are we in the NFT & metaverse hype cycle and what are the opportunities to look out for over the next few months? On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast I break down these themes looking at network effects and how adoption typically takes place on the internet. We also look at some broader NFT market stats and some recent metaverse news and opportunities too. Thank you if you've recently left a rating or review and if you would like to that is much appreciated and a great way to support the show. As always, do reach out https://www.twitter.com/metaverseluke or on email below to, it's always great to hear from you. Thank you for your continued support as we get closer to the brightest minds in web 3.0 and the wider metaverse. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Sources : Social platforms, users to one billion : https://www.statista.com/statistics/1268115/fastest-social-networks-1-billion-mau/ NFT Holder Stats : https://nftgo.io/ Real Vision References : https://www.realvision.com Facebook Creator Fee Story : https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/metas-new-47-5-fee-on-metaverse-items-has-nft-twitter-pissed/ Epic Games x Lego Metaverse Partnership : https://news.bitcoin.com/epic-games-teams-up-with-lego-to-build-a-kids-metaverse/

14 April 2022


WAVE is The Future Of Virtual Entertainment - Shows include Justin Bieber, The Weeknd & Teflon Sega - w. CEO & Founder Adam Arrigo

WAVE is The Future Of Virtual Entertainment - Shows include Justin Bieber, The Weeknd & Teflon Sega - w. CEO & Founder Adam Arrigo

Adam Arrigo is the CEO & Founder of Wave - a revolutionary metaverse virtual entertainment platform that has already hosted shows with Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, John Legend, Teflon Sega and more. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat all about how WAVE are breaking new ground, creating live, immersive experiences with artists as avatars. During these shows, fans can connect directly with them in real-time, adding a layer of interaction that I’ve never seen before. If you'd like to watch a taster of what they are like, scroll through on the Justin Bieber show here or check out my tweet here Adam is someone who has been working in the VR space for many years and has a realistic and invaluable insight into this space and how it is developing. His knowledge and advice in this episode is second to none, as well as being a lovely guy! Thank you Adam for coming on! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Wave's Links : Website : https://wavexr.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/TheWaveXR TikTok : https://www.tiktok.com/@thewavexr Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/thewavexr/ =======================

6 April 2022


The Role of NFTs in Sport, Entertainment and Fandom with Autograph CEO and Co-Founder Dillon Rosenblatt

The Role of NFTs in Sport, Entertainment and Fandom with Autograph CEO and Co-Founder Dillon Rosenblatt

Dillon Rosenblatt is the Co-Founder (alongside Tom Brady) of Autograph - a platform that is bringing together some of the most legendary names across sport, entertainment, pop-culture, fashion and more to create unique digital collectibles. On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we chat all about the role of NFTs in sport, entertainment and fandom and how they can enable a richer experience for fans. We also talk about upcoming opportunities and Dillon teases some exciting announcements of what's to come from Autograph very soon. Dillon and the Autograph team have managed to attract some of the biggest names in the world to their platform including : Brady, Wayne Gretzky, Naomi Osaka, Tiger Woods, Tony Hawk, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Derek Jeter, Robert Gronkowski, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. As well as major partnerships with DraftKings, Lionsgate and AEG. Earlier this year they raised $170 million from their series B funding round to bring web 3.0 to the masses. We discuss how the platform came to be, what it's like working with the world's biggest stars, how NFTs are changing the sport/fan relationship like never before and what is coming next from this incredible company. Dillon was an inspiration and super humble, it was a pleasure to have him on the show. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They also recently announced their upcoming immersive ASMR experience in the metaverse, called Soundlands, which you can be the first to sign up to before it launches in full by heading to asmrsoundlands.com You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Soundlands : asmrsoundlands.com Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Autograph's Links : Website : https://autograph.io/ Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/Autograph Discord : discord.gg/autograph To purchase : marketplace.draftkings.com ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com =======================

31 March 2022


It's Metaverse Fashion Week! - Everything You Need to Know with Gigi from Decentraland, Punk8621 from PangeaDAO & Melanie from Parcel

It's Metaverse Fashion Week! - Everything You Need to Know with Gigi from Decentraland, Punk8621 from PangeaDAO & Melanie from Parcel

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we get ready for Metaverse Fashion Week, happening on 24th-27th March in Decentraland. We have 3 awesome guests on the show - Gigi - Producer at Decentraland Foundation and Head of Metaverse Fashion Week, Punk8621 from PangeaDAO & Melanie from Parcel. We discuss what you can expect from the first of it's kind event, what major brands will be present, how you can get involved and some surprises to look out for! One not to miss! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And recently they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Decentraland Links : Website : https://decentraland.org/ Decentraland Blog : https://decentraland.org/blog/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/decentraland Discord : https://discord.com/invite/ZhJ47Xm ======================= PangeaDAO Links : Website : https://www.pangeadao.org/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/PangeaDAO Punk8621 Twitter : https://twitter.com/Punk8621 Discord : http://discord.gg/pangea ======================= Parcel Links :  Website : https://parcel.so/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/ParcelNFT Melanie Twitter : https://twitter.com/parablocks Discord : discord.gg/7qUaAQf2Hs ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com =======================

22 March 2022


Deep Fakes and Hyperrealism in The Metaverse with the Creators of DeepTomCruise - Metaphysic CEO & Co-Founder Tom Graham

Deep Fakes and Hyperrealism in The Metaverse with the Creators of DeepTomCruise - Metaphysic CEO & Co-Founder Tom Graham

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the creators behind the incredible deep fake of Tom Cruise, which went viral last year. We talk about how deep fakes are made and their role in the future of a hyperreal metaverse. Click here to check out the viral video. The team behind its creation are a company called Metaphysic, who build AI models and software to automate hyperreal synthetic content creation at internet scale. They produce the world's most sophisticated and well-known AI-generated content that is indistinguishable from footage shot with a camera. In this episode I chat to the excellent Tom Graham, CEO and Co-founder of Metaphysic. This is one you don't want to miss! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And recently they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Metaphysic Links : Website : https://metaphysic.ai/ Contact : info@metaphysic.ai Twitter : https://twitter.com/Metaphysic_ai Tom Graham (CEO and Co-Founder) :  tom@metaphysic.ai https://twitter.com/tomgtgraham https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomgtgraham/ Chris Ume (Co-Founder) https://www.instagram.com/vfxchrisume/ DeepTomCruise on TikTok : https://www.tiktok.com/@deeptomcruise ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

17 March 2022


How Should Brands Enter The Metaverse? with Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director - Nicholas Pringle at R/GA

How Should Brands Enter The Metaverse? with Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director - Nicholas Pringle at R/GA

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Nicholas Pringle - Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director at R/GA London. R/GA are a Global Innovation Brand who’ve won multiple awards and whose clients include Nike, Google, Reddit, Samsung, Verizon and more. In this episode we talk about the different ways to enter the metaverse as both an established brand or as a new, potentially metaverse-first brand as well.  There was really no-one better than Nick to talk about this stuff with, his advice is absolute gold and there’s some amazing value in this episode. I’ve got no doubt you’re gonna enjoy this one. Nick is awesome at explaining this world clearly and equally brilliant at thinking differently about this new frontier that is the metaverse  (as well as being just a very lovely guy, so thank you so much Nick for coming on!) ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And recently they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Nicholas Pringle / R/GA Links : Website : https://www.rga.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/RGA Nicholas Pringle Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-pringle-3955a431/ ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com =======================

10 March 2022


Why VICE Built Their Metaverse HQ in Decentraland with Global Executive Creative Director of VICE / VIRTUE Morten Grubak

Why VICE Built Their Metaverse HQ in Decentraland with Global Executive Creative Director of VICE / VIRTUE Morten Grubak

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Morten Grubak - Global Executive Creative Director of VICE / VIRTUE about their entry to the metaverse. They recently launched VICE HQ in Decentraland, a stunning piece of digital architecture and the hub of their future in web 3.0. Morten has an incredible insight into the vision for VICE in the metaverse and more broadly. We also talk about an amazing piece of research that VIRTUE (the creative agency by VICE) have put together called The Screenwear Paper (in partnership with The Dematerialised), all about interest and consumer behaviour around digital fashion.  Some absolute gold in this episode, thank you Morten for coming on. All links below ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And recently they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= Morten Grubak Links : Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/grubak/ VIRTUE : https://www.virtueworldwide.com/ VICE : https://www.vice.com/en The Screenwear Paper : https://www.virtueworldwide.com/screenwear-report-digital-fashion ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Vice Media Group and the award-winning work they do across multiple disciplines, news, film, music, entertainment and all about VIRTUE the creative agency powered by VICE, known for working with some of the biggest brands on the planet - Vice's HQ in Decentraland, how it came about and the partnership with architectural powerhouse Bjarke Ingels Group - Vice's vision for their HQ and hub in the metaverse - As leaders of disruptive internet content, how are they viewing this move into web 3.0 and the metaverse? - What the best type of content is to engage users and how user generated / collaborative content will be key - The benefits of being reactive with a digital space vs. in the physical world  - How the nature of 3D and immersive experiences change how we connect with each other, learn and bring people together - Where we are on the timeline of adoption for the metaverse - The headline findings from The Screenwear Report - some amazing statistics suggesting digital fashion is not 'something for the future' but here now

3 March 2022


What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Currently Up To and What Metaverse Experiences Will Win?

What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Currently Up To and What Metaverse Experiences Will Win?

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we revisit the major virtual worlds both centralised and decentralised to see how they have developed, how many users are participating and what metaverse experiences will win. Will it be Roblox or Fortnite, Decentraland or The Sandbox, Somnium Space or Wilder World, or something totally new? ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And this week they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Show links to follow shortly

24 February 2022


The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 15 Minutes - Disney Hire Metaverse Staff, McDonalds Are Building Virtual Restaurants, Roblox Appoint Metaverse Stylist, The NFT House You Can Live In and More

The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 15 Minutes - Disney Hire Metaverse Staff, McDonalds Are Building Virtual Restaurants, Roblox Appoint Metaverse Stylist, The NFT House You Can Live In and More

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I bring you the metaverse news that you need to know in under 15 minutes. The NFT and metaverse space moves at lightening speed and it's sometimes hard to keep up, so this episode will bring you up to speed with the major headlines quickly. We cover Disney's latest developments and major hire in this space, Roblox hiring the first ever metaverse stylist, McDonalds building virtual restaurants, the NFT house you can live in and more. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Everyrealm (previously Republic Realm) who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And this week they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at everyrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com Consultancy : www.wagmi-agency.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Everyrealm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.everyrealm.com ======================= Links from this episode : Disney article from The Verge : https://www.theverge.com/2022/2/15/22935445/disney-metaverse-strategy-plans-mike-white-memo McDonalds are building virtual restaurants : https://coingeek.com/mcdonald-wants-to-join-metaverse-via-virtual-restaurant-selling-big-macs-and-nfts/ The first ever metaverse stylist : https://graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/news/fashion-metaverse-stylist/ The NFT house you can live in : https://luxurylaunches.com/real_estate/you-can-actually-buy-and-live-inside-the-worlds-first-real-life-nft-luxury-mansion-in-miami.php

18 February 2022


Why Blockchain and NFTs Will Change The Internet Forever with CEO of Animoca Brands - Robby Yung

Why Blockchain and NFTs Will Change The Internet Forever with CEO of Animoca Brands - Robby Yung

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to undoubtedly one of the smartest minds in the space, Robby Yung CEO of Animoca Brands. For anyone who doesn’t know, Animoca Brands are a major leader in this space with a very impressive portfolio across digital entertainment, blockchain and gaming - they develop and publish a wide slate of original games including The Sandbox, REVV Racing, Crazy Kings, the upcoming Bored Ape Yacht Club game and AAA title Phantom Galaxies alongside products with major IP’s including Formula One, Disney and WWE to name just a few. They were also very early investors in the likes of Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Star Atlas and more and continue to invest in NFT-related companies and decentralised products that are contributing to building the open metaverse, This is a monster episode, full of value both on where this whole space is heading and what Animoca are focussed on at the minute. I knew Robby was going to be awesome and it was great to have him on so thank you Robby! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And this week they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at republicrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= Animoca Brands links Animoca Brands Twitter : https://twitter.com/animocabrands Robby Yung's Twitter : https://twitter.com/viewfromhk Animoca Brands Website : https://www.animocabrands.com/ Animoca Brands Blog : https://animocabrands.medium.com/ My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Agency : https://www.wagmi-agency.com Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Republic Realm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.republicrealm.com ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Who Animoca Brands are for newcomers and their vision/mission for the metaverse - bringing digital property rights to gamers - Why NFTs using blockchain fix a major flaw with the current model of the internet and why that is important for everyone - Why our current experience of the internet is on the surface good but is missing a whole layer of value - digital property rights - Why blockchain and NFTs is far more than just owning individual digital items but having a stake in the broader network - What exciting things are coming up for Animoca Brands and much more!

9 February 2022


All the Questions About DAOs You Wish You Could Ask with Danny Greene from MeebitsDAO

All the Questions About DAOs You Wish You Could Ask with Danny Greene from MeebitsDAO

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we explore the amazing world of DAOs aka Decentralised Autonomous Organisations with the awesome Danny Greene from MeebitsDAO. DAOs are a way of collectively organising a group of people (and often funds) in an open, transparent and decentralised way, using blockchain technology. It sounds complicated but its a super interesting way to organise community around NFT projects but also any larger cause. All is explained simply in this episode! Danny did an awesome job of explaining this area simply and the huge potential that DAOs are unlocking already. Make sure you give Danny a follow at : https://twitter.com/dannygreene ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. And this week they also dropped their collection of GFTs in partnership with Atari, one of the world’s most iconic brands - it’s a collection designed for gifting or of course you could keep your GFT for yourself. You can find out more about what they are up to at republicrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Republic Realm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.republicrealm.com ======================= MeebitsDAO links MeebitsDAO Twitter : https://twitter.com/MeebitsDAO Danny Greene's Twitter : https://twitter.com/dannygreene MeebitsDAO Website : meebitsdao.world MeebitsDAO Discord : https://discord.com/invite/zuJUaTjWBZ =======================

3 February 2022


The Incredible World of Play-to-Earn Gaming Guilds with Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games - Gabby Dizon

The Incredible World of Play-to-Earn Gaming Guilds with Co-Founder of Yield Guild Games - Gabby Dizon

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we explore the fascinating world of play-to-earn gaming guilds with co-founder of Yield Guild Games - Gabby Dizon. Blockchain has enabled thousands of people around the world to earn money from playing video games as the 'play-to-earn' movement begins to disrupt the biggest entertainment industry on the planet - in favour of the players. Yield Guild Games is an amazing, open collective of players, managers and scholars who share over $100 million of gaming assets and earn from playing in a decentralised way.  This chat with Gabby absolutely blew my mind and it was fascinating to hear about the incredible real world impact that blockchain gaming communities are making around the world, raising staggering amounts of money for communities in need. I loved this episode, thank you Gabby for coming on! ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. They’ve also just launched their luxury digital wearables as part of the collection, designed by The Fabricant. You can find out more about what they are up to at republicrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= Republic Realm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.republicrealm.com ======================= Yield Guild Games' Links YGG Twitter : https://twitter.com/YieldGuild Gabby Dizon Twitter : https://twitter.com/gabusch YGG Website : https://yieldguild.io/ YGG Discord : discord.gg/ygg ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com =======================

26 January 2022


Digital Fashion is Ready to Explode in 2022 with CEO & Founder of The Fabricant - Kerry Murphy

Digital Fashion is Ready to Explode in 2022 with CEO & Founder of The Fabricant - Kerry Murphy

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we explore the fascinating world of digital fashion with CEO & Founder of major digital fashion house The Fabricant - Kerry Murphy.  The Fabricant has worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet including Adidas, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, the recent H&M digital fashion campaign with Maisie Williams and are soon to launch The Fabricant Studio. There was no better person to talk about what is happening in this space with than Kerry, he gave some invaluable insight into where this is all going and the future of the metaverse. I left this episode genuinely buzzing for the future of this space, there is some absolute gold from Kerry in this chat. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. You can find out more about what they are up to at republicrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= Republic Realm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.republicrealm.com ======================= The Fabricant's Links The Fabricant Twitter : https://twitter.com/the_fab_ric_ant Kerry Murphy Twitter : https://twitter.com/k3rrymurphy The Fabricant Website : https://www.thefabricant.com/ The Fabricant Studio Discord : https://discord.gg/krHys5rcdD ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= In this conversation we talk about : - Kerry's journey, how he discovered digital fashion and realised it was about to be the next big wave - Why fashion is more than just clothes to keep us warm, it's a way of showcasing our identity and story - why digital fashion achieves this in a much more interesting way - How avatars are going to be crucial to how me experience the metaverse and digital fashion aligns with this - Major other use cases for digital fashion including more immersive shopping experiences and counterfeit protection - The current struggles of the fashion industry and how digital fashion can help solve them, along with some of the problems still to be solved that the metaverse will amplify - Some of the campaigns that The Fabricant have worked on that Kerry is most proud of and why they are moving to creating their own future with The Fabricant Studio - Mapping out the full lifecycle of a garment and production process for digital fashion - What needs to happen for digital fashion to go fully mainstream  - The major opportunities ahead and how you can get involved

20 January 2022


The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 20 Minutes - OpenSea NFT Platform Has A Major Rival, Justin Blau's Royal Takes On The Music Industry, Maisie Williams Fronts Digital Fashion Line & More

The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 20 Minutes - OpenSea NFT Platform Has A Major Rival, Justin Blau's Royal Takes On The Music Industry, Maisie Williams Fronts Digital Fashion Line & More

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I bring you the metaverse news that you need to know in under 20 minutes. The NFT and metaverse space moves at lightening speed and it's sometimes hard to keep up, so this episode will bring you up to speed with the major headlines quickly. We cover OpenSea (the dominant NFT trading platform that did almost $20 billion of volume last year) and their major new rival 'Looks Rare' plus the free airdrop to incentivise users to come across to their platform, Electronic DJ, producer and crypto OG Justin Blau taking on the music industry, Maisie Williams fronting a digital fashion line and more. ======================= This podcast is sponsored by the awesome Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. They are among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity to name just a few. They’re also the creators of the Fantasy Islands metaverse NFT project, the ultra-luxury metaverse destination and community in The Sandbox and beyond. You can find out more about what they are up to at republicrealm.com, join their substack newsletter with updates about the wider metaverse here realmroundup.substack.com and follow on twitter https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and discord here discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Republic Realm's Links Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW Substack : realmroundup.substack.com Website https://www.republicrealm.com ======================= Links from this episode :  Looks Rare Platform : https://looksrare.org/ Justin Blau's Royal Platform : https://twitter.com/join_royal / https://royal.io/ Playstation's VR 2 Headset : https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/playstation-vr-2-release-date-price-news-and-rumors H&M / Maisie Williams Digital Fashion : https://www.stylist.co.uk/fashion/hm-digital-fashion-collection-maisie-williams/609353

13 January 2022


What the Future of Immersive Content & Entertainment Looks Like In The Metaverse with Jordan Lejuwaan

What the Future of Immersive Content & Entertainment Looks Like In The Metaverse with Jordan Lejuwaan

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Jordan Lejuwaan - who has founded a series of incredibly unique and highly successful businesses, covering everything from psychedelics to immersive virtual reality art experiences - he’s someone knows how to launch an idea, raise money, execute on that and make it successful. The most recent venture that he’s involved in is called the Internet Game - an interactive gameshow hosted by a virtual influencer with 10M followers, where if you survive the series of games, you can win a Bored Ape amongst other massive NFT prizes. I reached out and asked if he’d come and chat to us on the podcast about everything he’s worked on but also about what the future of content might look like in the metaverse, as we embark on this new immersive future of the internet. Jordan was brilliant in this chat, a super smart and lovely guy who also at the end of the episode, shares some of the best advice I’ve heard for how to get involved in this space if you want to do that but aren’t sure quite how. Thank you Jordan for coming on. As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= Jordan Lejuwaan's links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/jlejuwaan Website : https://lejuwaan.com/ The Internet Game Website : internet.game Twitter : https://twitter.com/internet__game Discord : https://discord.gg/internet-game ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Links from the chat : Kwebbelkop (Youtuber) tweet thread handing over channel to a virtual youtuber : https://twitter.com/kwebbelkop/status/1472279725544554496?s=21 Daemon Book : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daemon-Daniel-Suarez/dp/1847249612 Sensorium Galaxy : https://sensoriumgalaxy.com/

6 January 2022


The Power of Video Games and Why They are Fundamental to the Future of the Metaverse with Alexander Fernandez - CEO of Streamline Media Group

The Power of Video Games and Why They are Fundamental to the Future of the Metaverse with Alexander Fernandez - CEO of Streamline Media Group

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Alexander Fernandez - CEO and Co-Founder of Streamline Media Group - who have been making video games for the past 20 years - including some of the biggest titles in the world like Gears of War, Unreal Tournament and Final Fantasy XV. They are now heavily involved in building out the future of the metaverse. Last year they also worked on the hugely successful Balenciaga 2021 Fall campaign, which was essentially an entire video game to showcase the brand's digital fashion range. We talk about this, other major projects they have worked on, talk more about gamification and what he thinks 2022 looks like for the metaverse. As he quite rightly says the future of the metaverse is going to be built by people who build video games, so to hear someone with this much experience talk about where this is all going was pretty epic and super valuable. We also cover what some of most sought after skills are going to be in the metaverse and some major opportunities over the next few months, plus what to do if you want to get involved in this space but are still trying to find your way. Alexander is definitely one of the smartest minds in this space and there is some absolute gold in this episode, so I know you’re gonna enjoy this one. As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= This episode is sponsored by the brilliant Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. Registration is now open for the Republic Realm Academy (early bird pricing plus an extra 15% off with the code 'metaverseluke') - a good time to check it out at https://www.republicrealm.com/realm-academy The Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies. Renowned metaverse expert Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy. To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Alexander's Links : Alexander's Twitter : https://twitter.com/starveup Streamline Media Group : https://www.streamline-mediagroup.com/ ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Alexander's background and Streamline Media Group's epic roster of AAA video games from the last 20 years - How the rest of the world is waking up to the power of video games and why they are essential to the metaverse - The hugely successful but very early Balenciaga Fall 2021 campaign as an immersive video game - Unreal Engine and how it is rapidly improving the workflow of creating immersive content - how the BBC are using Unreal Engine for live sport shows - How Unreal Engine and Unity are the powerhouses of the future and why every content creator will eventually use them - The compounding knowledge of the internet fuelling the rapid expansion and development of the metaverse - How technology repeatedly advances and how that is natural - What Alexander would say to brands/individuals who are still unsure of the future of this space

29 December 2021


What Does the Future Hold for the Metaverse and the Role of Big Tech? with CEO of L'Atelier - John Egan

What Does the Future Hold for the Metaverse and the Role of Big Tech? with CEO of L'Atelier - John Egan

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to John Egan - CEO of L'Atelier - who for the last 40 years have been writing and putting out reports about big technological changes that impact society and change the world. The metaverse being the latest of those massive trends that is beginning to do the same. It was brilliant to have John on the show. He is super smart and in this episode we discuss the future of the metaverse at quite a deep level plus where big tech and social media companies fit in to the picture. We end the chat with some great advice about how to get involved in this space yourself. There's loads of value in this episode, so I really hope you enjoy it! ======================= This episode is sponsored by the brilliant Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. Registration is now open for the Republic Realm Academy (early bird pricing plus an extra 15% off with the code 'metaverseluke') - a good time to check it out at https://www.republicrealm.com/realm-academy The Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies. Renowned metaverse expert Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy. To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com As always nothing in podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research and with that said, let’s get into this week’s episode. =======================

22 December 2021


All the Technical Questions About NFTs You Wish You Could Ask - How do blockchains, smart contracts and NFTs actually work? with George aka Fatlion

All the Technical Questions About NFTs You Wish You Could Ask - How do blockchains, smart contracts and NFTs actually work? with George aka Fatlion

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to George aka Fatlion (an awesome blockchain developer) about how blockchains, smart contracts and NFTs actually work.  George is the developer on the super successful project Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston - an awesome art series, which recently shot to number 3 of most volume traded on OpenSea doing 1400 ETH (approx $6 million). In this episode we break down the technicals in a way that is easy to understand. The aim was for this episode to be one that you can learn from if you’re new to the space, come back to as a refresher if you’ve been here a while or send to a friend who’s just getting into this world. I think whatever level you’re at, you’ll definitely learn something from this episode. George is brilliant at explaining these concepts simply so it was great to have him on. ======================= If you'd like to keep up with the NFT drops that I am watching closely, head over to metaverseluke.substack.com where you'll find the regular newsletter. Do reach out and say hello too! Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com NFT Drops Newsletter : metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= George aka Fatlion's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/georgefatlion Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston :https://opensea.io/collection/wavelengthbykalebjohnston ======================= In this episode we talk about : - George's history as a robotics developer, blockchain developer and role at UCL London - The success of George's most recent project he worked on - Wavelength by Kaleb Johnston - Some of the reasons why it's useful to have a basic technical understanding even as a collector in the space - What actually is a blockchain, what does it do and why is it such an amazing piece of technology? - What is a smart contract and what does it do? - What actually happens when you mint an NFT or buy one on secondary? - The transfer of ownership on blockchain - What is the technical difference between a fungible and non-fungible token? - What people mean when they talk about a project that is 'on-chain' and the various ways that projects address the problem of permanence?  - What is gas and what are gas fees? How and why do they fluctuate? - A word on security and an explanation on hot wallets and cold storage with hardware wallets

17 December 2021


The Role of Artificial Intelligence In The Future of The Metaverse with Nathan Phillips

The Role of Artificial Intelligence In The Future of The Metaverse with Nathan Phillips

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Nathan Phillips about artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in the future of the metaverse. If you've ever wondered what artificial intelligence really is, how it works, how advanced it is and what role it plays in the future of our digital world, this episode is for you. Nathan is the Co-founder and Director of Concept Design at a company called THAT, which stands for Technology, Humans and Taste. They are a creative company who have made everything from Superbowl Commercials, to augmented reality and full immersive experiences such as the Van Gogh Experience you might be familiar with. They also build and utilise artificial intelligences in various creative and amazing ways. A super unique and interesting company with an awesome slate of work. Nathan also happens to be a best selling author and Emmy winner! Nathan explains what is happening in this space brilliantly, how it all connects with the metaverse and the immersive experiences that are coming as we trend towards this new digital world. This conversation was fascinating and really opened my mind, so I hope you enjoy it! ======================= If you'd like to keep up with the NFT drops that I am watching closely, head over to metaverseluke.substack.com where you'll find the regular newsletter. Do reach out and say hello too! Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com NFT Drops Newsletter : metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= Nathan's Links Twitter : https://twitter.com/Nathanphillips THAT (Technology, Humans and Taste) Website : https://technologyhumansandtaste.com/ ======================= Other Links Mentioned The newspaper article written by GPT-3 - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3 Promethian AI 3D Space Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73ZTnPsO-m0 ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Nathan's role at THAT and the incredible variety of work that he has been apart of - An explanation of what AI actually is and the different ways we experience it in day to day life, from social media algorithms to more powerful machine learning - What AI can and can't do compared and our relationship to it as humans - How machines learn and some of the pitfalls they can fall into, sometimes producing concerning results - An explanation about GPT-3 - a very sophisticated language artificial intelligence system that can write full articles and processes language - Focussing on AI and the metaverse as software - how social media and Netflix recommendations work - How in many cases, AI is actually teaching us to be less creative and more similar to each other - The amazing project THAT created with the Vincent Van Gogh experience - The crucial components of creating engaging experiences in the metaverse - How artificial intelligence should be used to create things that don't already exist, rather than a replica of the physical world - Thinking bigger and more creatively about AI and its role in the metaverse

9 December 2021


The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 20 Minutes - Adidas Enter The Metaverse, The Super Yacht NFT Asset that sold for $650,000, The Sandbox Breaking Virtual Land Sales Records and more

The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 20 Minutes - Adidas Enter The Metaverse, The Super Yacht NFT Asset that sold for $650,000, The Sandbox Breaking Virtual Land Sales Records and more

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I bring you the metaverse news that you need to know in under 20 minutes. The NFT and metaverse space moves at lightening speed and it is sometimes hard to keep up, so this episode will bring you up to speed with the major headlines quickly. In this episode we talk about Adidas entering the metaverse in a major way alongside Nike in Roblox, The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht by Republic Realm becoming the most valuable NFT virtual world asset ever, The Sandbox breaking land sale records along with staggering OpenSea secondary volume and also a fascinating gameshow where you could win a Bored Ape, hosted by virtual influencer with 10 million followers on TikTok - FN Meka. ======================= Thank you for your conituned support and do reach out to say hello! Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com If you'd like to keep up with the NFT drops that I am watching closely, head over to metaverseluke.substack.com where you'll find the regular newsletter. Wagmi Agency & Consulting : https://www.wagmi-agency.com/ =======================

2 December 2021


How to Create Your Own NFT Collection in Minutes with Youtuber Kwebbelkop who has 15 Million Subscribers

How to Create Your Own NFT Collection in Minutes with Youtuber Kwebbelkop who has 15 Million Subscribers

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Jordi aka Kwebbelkop - a youtuber with 15 million subscribers and over 6 and a half billion views on his channel. Kwebbelkop has built a content empire, owns a video game company and has now entered the NFT and metaverse space with his new project LaunchMyNFT - a platform to help you launch your NFT collection in minutes, on your own smart contract. Jordi was super nice, super smart and has some amazing insight into the future of the metaverse, it was brilliant to have him on. He's also built a career out of being completely internet native and so entering the new world of the metaverse is something that makes perfect sense.  I think being able to adapt quickly to new technology when the mainstream still view it as strange or aren't yet educated on it, is a real skill and is also where the major opportunities lie. This was a fascinating chat and full of value so I hope you enjoy it! ======================= If you'd like to keep up with the NFT drops that I am watching closely, head over to metaverseluke.substack.com where you'll find the regular newsletter. Do reach out and say hello too! Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com ======================= Kwebbelkop's Links Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/kwebbelkop Twitter : https://twitter.com/Kwebbelkop LaunchMyNFT : https://twitter.com/LaunchMyNFT?s=20 ======================= In this episode we talk about : - The content empire that Kwebbelkop has created with 15 million subscribers and 6.5 billion views on his channel, putting together a team and expanding his business - Diving into the data to see what types of content people want to see and why his videos are so successful - The parallel's between the rise and disruption that Youtube caused to the rise and disruption that blockchain & NFTs are causing across every industry - What first brought Jordi / Kwebbelkop into the crypto and NFT space - Where we are in this movement and what audiences are responding to NFTs, how Gen-Z are beginning to join the wave - How early we are in phase 1 of the metaverse and what is still to come - The future of content and gaming in the metaverse - An introduction to Jordi's platform LaunchMyNFT - launching on 30th November - An explanation of what the platform does, including randomisation, smart contract creation, rarity rankings and website mint creation - The problems that LaunchMyNFT is aiming to solve in the space - What Jordi is most excited for in the future of this space

25 November 2021


Why Immersive Virtual Reality is Essential to the Future of The Metaverse with CEO of Somnium Space - Artur Sychov

Why Immersive Virtual Reality is Essential to the Future of The Metaverse with CEO of Somnium Space - Artur Sychov

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the CEO and Founder of immersive blockchain virtual world Somnium Space - Artur Sychov. Somnium Space has a real focus on being fully immersive in virtual reality - right down to being able to feel the raindrops on your body in the world! (more on this in the conversation) It really is amazing what Artur and the team have built - I think it's the closest experience to a more positive vision of the Ready Player One type virtual experience that most people associate with the metaverse. Plus you can go and experience it right now! Artur actually joins me as an avatar from inside Somnium space for this chat, which is very cool and I’ll post some videos of that over on twitter https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke if you want to watch them or reach out and say hello. ======================= This episode is sponsored by the brilliant Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. Registration is now open for the Republic Realm Academy (early bird pricing plus an extra 15% off with the code 'metaverseluke') - a good time to check it out at https://www.republicrealm.com/realm-academy The Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies. Renowned metaverse expert Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy.  To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com ======================= Somnium Spaces Links : Website / Virtual World : https://somniumspace.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/SomniumSpace Discord : https://discord.com/invite/somniumspace My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com To join my regular NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com =======================

18 November 2021


How You Can Be Part of the Future of the Metaverse with Cathy Hackl and the Republic Realm Academy

How You Can Be Part of the Future of the Metaverse with Cathy Hackl and the Republic Realm Academy

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to one of the leading voices and brightest minds in the whole metaverse & NFT space; the awesome Cathy Hackl. In this episode we discuss what stage the metaverse is currently at and how you can be part of the future with the awesome Republic Realm Academy, which is open for registration now. Cathy Hackl is a globally recognised business leader in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and spatial computing, named as one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 by BigThink, has worked with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Magic Leap & HTC, is a top Forbes contributor, champion of diversity and one of the smartest minds in this whole space. Cathy's articles were some of the first I read when I was learning about this space too, so it was a great moment to have her on the show, thank you for coming on Cathy. ======================= This episode is sponsored by the brilliant Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. Registration is now open for the Republic Realm Academy (early bird pricing plus an extra 15% off with the code 'metaverseluke') - a good time to check it out at https://www.republicrealm.com/realm-academy The Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies. Renowned metaverse expert and this week's guest Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy. Be sure to follow Cathy at https://www.twitter.com/CathyHackl and visit her website at https://www.cathyhackl.com/ To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com ======================= My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaversepod@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Cathy's story so far including her work with HTC Vive and Ready Player One the movie, her consultancy work, educating clients and more - The moment we're in right now with the metaverse, Meta's recent announcement and the amazing energy at NFT NYC - How brands are currently viewing the metaverse, some as more progressive thinkers and some who don't want to miss the boat of web 3.0 - Walking through the reasons of what the metaverse really is and the future vision from Cathy's perspective - A quickfire section on various industries and how they might be disrupted / what changes are currently happening, including : Fashion, Consumer to Avatar, Culture, Digital Real Estate & Gaming - A full explanation about the Republic Realm Academy - a great opportunity to gain invaluable education, level up, re-skill, become part of the workforce of the future, learn from some of the best technologists in the world and be part of an amazing alumni network

11 November 2021


The Rise of Virtual Influencers aka The New Celebrities of the Metaverse with Dudley Nevill-Spencer - Founder of Virtual Influencer Agency

The Rise of Virtual Influencers aka The New Celebrities of the Metaverse with Dudley Nevill-Spencer - Founder of Virtual Influencer Agency

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the founder of the world's first virtual influencer agency - Dudley Nevill-Spencer. This conversation blew my mind as we talk through what a virtual influencer is, what is currently happening, how they are very likely to be the new celebrities of the metaverse and how it all connects with NFTs too. I left this conversation genuinely buzzing with what's next for this space. Dudley was the perfect guest for this episode, he has been working deeply in this space for years and knows this area better than anyone. He was also brilliant at explaining the concepts simply, whilst giving amazing insight of what is to come. I've no doubt you'll enjoy this episode, which is packed with value. ======================= It's an absolute no brainer to follow Dudley, here are his links : Virtual Influencer Agency Website : https://www.virtualinfluencer.agency/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/dnevillspencer LinkedIn : https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dudley-nevill-spencer My links : Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com ======================= ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Dudley's journey to starting 'Virtual Influencer Agency' - from investment banking, to advertising, to early internet projects and then into the brand, influencer and avatar space - What a virtual influencer is and what they are doing right now (including many that have millions of followers) - Lu of Magalu, Lil Miquela, FN Meka and more - The evidence that virtual influencers work and why people connect and engage with them so well - How a connection with a virtual influencer is a richer and deeper experience than almost any other digital entertainment available today - A look into the technology of how they are made - the various different techniques and processes that are used to create them - The process of building a virtual influencer for a brand - including coming up with their backstory, family, tension points, 3 year plan, what they stand for and more - Ethics and the important conversation about responsibility when creating characters and virtual influencers - Why using a virtual influencer is often better for a brand than using a real influencer - Machine learning and AI which goes into building a virtual influencer and the content that is created - The role they will play in the wider metaverse, interoperability and cross platform use - How to create an entire brand with a virtual influencer - How that will combine with NFTs and the future of virtual worlds and the metaverse - The major opportunity going forward  ======================= Other Links Lil Miquela : https://www.instagram.com/lilmiquela/?hl=en Metahuman : https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/digital-humans Ready Player Me : https://readyplayer.me/

4 November 2021


The Metaverse News You Need To Know in 15 Minutes - Facebook Changing Their Name, Decentraland Metaverse Festival Review and More

The Metaverse News You Need To Know in 15 Minutes - Facebook Changing Their Name, Decentraland Metaverse Festival Review and More

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I've put together 6 major news headlines from the metaverse in under 15 minutes. A way of you getting up to date quickly with what is happening in this space.  We cover Facebook's continued plans to invest heavily in the metaverse and their upcoming name change, a review of the Decentraland Metaverse Festival, Adobe's new NFT authentication feature being built into Photoshop and more. If you enjoy this strand, do let me know at https://twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and it's something that can become a regular feature. ======================= This episode is sponsored by Republic Realm, who are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity.  This week they opened registration to the Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies. Renowned metaverse expert Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy.  Right now you can get the early bird price (which in my opinion is a steal) - all the full information is on their website https://www.republicrealm.com  To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com ======================= To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's continued pivot towards becoming a metaverse company, including a possible name change and heavy investment in the space for the rest of this year. - A review and roundup of the recent Decentraland Metaverse Festival - A look ahead to the upcoming NFT NYC conference in New York and also the recently announced NFT LDN London conference - Adobe's announcement that they are integrating NFT credentials into Photoshop almost immediately, with major marketplaces onboard including OpenSea - Chipotle diving head first into the metaverse for Halloween inside Roblox - The future of kids toys in the from of interactive, playable NFT digital toys, which have just secured a funding round of $7.5 million from one of the most famous VC firms in the space ======================= News Sources quoted in this episode Facebook Metaverse Rebrand - https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735612/facebook-change-company-name-metaverse Decentraland Metaverse Festival - https://medium.com/@Metakey/metakey-vips-at-the-first-ever-metaverse-festival-1922db2bf801 NFT NYC - https://www.nft.nyc/  Adobe Photoshop Supporting NFT Verification - https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/27/new-adobe-photoshop-feature-to-support-nft-verification-on-marketplaces/ Chipotle in Roblox - https://www.marketingdive.com/news/chipotle-hosts-virtual-restaurant-on-roblox-for-halloween-experience/608979/ Cryptoys Recent Funding Round and Story - https://twitter.com/willweinraub/status/1452682354162556940?s=20

28 October 2021


NFTs and Augmented Reality - How the Digital World is Merging with the Physical with Asad J. Malik - CEO of Jadu AR

NFTs and Augmented Reality - How the Digital World is Merging with the Physical with Asad J. Malik - CEO of Jadu AR

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Asad J. Malik, CEO of Jadu AR. As you’ll hear in the episode, Asad's team have worked with some incredible people in the NFT space including major Canadian artist and NFT superstar 'Grimes'. Asad himself also directed a music video with pussy riot which went onto do over half a million dollars in NFT sales. Their latest project is a series of NFT Jetpacks that can be used to fly avatars like Meebits around in the real world. It sold out in 20 seconds and had the highest pre-reveal floor in NFT history! - take a look here : https://twitter.com/JaduHologram/status/1444014468481134597 Primarily though Asad has worked in the AR space, so we start off the conversation chatting about what is happening right now with augmented reality, then towards the end of the episode we chat more about how that all connects to the NFT space and wider metaverse. We end the chat with some alpha on Jadu’s next drop, their unique way of running whitelist access and some other projects and people that Asad is excited about too. I think Jadu are a company to watch very closely, they’re pioneering what can be done with digital assets in AR and the physical world so this was an awesome chat, with lots of great info. ======================= If you are enjoying the podcast so far and would be happy to leave a rating or review on your platform, that would be amazing and really really helps, thank you everyone who has. Do feel free to jump over to the substack too, metaverseluke.substack.com for weekly NFT news and drops that I am watching. As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. Enjoy this week's episode! ======================= To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com ======================= Links for Jadu Twitter : https://twitter.com/JaduHologram Asad J. Malik - https://twitter.com/AsadJMalik Jadu Discord - discord.gg/jadu ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Asad's journey to blockchain via AR - some early investments that went wrong and more recent positive experience in the NFT space - Previous AR projects including 'Terminal 3' - an augmented reality interrogation simulation experience - How AR and VR are viewed by the mainstream and how early experiences may have done them both a disservice initially - Current AR hardware on the market and what it can be used for - Where augmented reality fits in the wider metaverse and its use cases with NFTs and digital assets - Asad's vision at Jadu, what they are building with the long term in mind - NFTs in the physical world with AR and how that will change human behaviour - Jadu's latest drop 'Jetpacks' and it's major success - selling out in 20 seconds and having the highest pre-reveal floor ever - What was the thinking behind 'Jetpacks' and what can they do (enable AR use cases for digital assets) - Upcoming Hoverboard drop, where to look and keep an eye on for the latest news and whitelist - Projects and people that Asad thinks are great in the space =======================

21 October 2021


Opportunities in the Blockchain Gaming Space with Jason Brink of Gala Games

Opportunities in the Blockchain Gaming Space with Jason Brink of Gala Games

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Jason 'Bitbender' Brink, who is President of Blockchain of Gala Games. Gala Games are a platform building a whole range of blockchain games and have been making some serious moves in the space over the last few months. As we start to explore deeper into this space, it becomes very clear that they are going to be big players in the future of this massive blockchain gaming movement and the wider metaverse, with some of the most credible talent in the entire industry working for them. Jason lives and breathes this space and his insight on this movement was invaluable. He talks about what Gala Games are working on specifically including some opportunities that not everyone has spotted yet. We also chat about some of the major partnerships they have signed, such as the one with 888 The New World, what is bubbling in the Esports world and their epic Galacon event in Vegas in December. ======================= If you are enjoying the podcast so far and would be happy to leave a rating or review on your platform, that would be amazing and really really helps, thank you everyone who has. Do feel free to jump over to the substack too, metaverseluke.substack.com for weekly NFT news and drops that I am watching. As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. Enjoy this week's episode! ======================= To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com ======================= Links for Gala Games Website - https://app.gala.games/ Gala Games Marketplace - https://app.gala.games/store Jason Brink Twitter - https://twitter.com/BitBenderBrink Gala Games Twitter - https://twitter.com/GoGalaGames Discord - https://discord.com/invite/EHgJJM6SdQ ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Jason's fascinating journey into blockchain and how the technology can make foreign aid transparent and do good for humanity - Who Gala Games are and what their vision is, including their highly credible and experienced team - Why blockchain gaming needs to be fun first, crypto second - The games that Gala Games are building themselves - Mirandus and Town Star (out now) - The play to earn mechanics for their games and Vox Collectibles - The major partnerships that Gala Games are signing including with 888 The New World - The bubbling Esports wave that is coming - The Gala Games ecosystem, how to be involved and how to support it including $GALA coin - Opportunities to get involved with the blockchain gaming movement and Gala Games - Gala Games' recent Frank Miller Sin City NFT drop - Upcoming Galacon in Las Vegas in December - What Jason thinks the next 5 years will look like in the blockchain gaming space - Jason's pick of a project he is super bullish on =======================

14 October 2021


The Next Major Blockchain Gaming Success Story? Guild of Guardians and Gaming Opportunities with Nick Kelland

The Next Major Blockchain Gaming Success Story? Guild of Guardians and Gaming Opportunities with Nick Kelland

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Nick Kelland, who is the Marketing and Community Manager of Guild of Guardians. Guild of Guardians is an upcoming mobile RPG blockchain game, which is ready to disrupt the whole gaming industry. Whether you are a gamer or not, this episode is an awesome insight into what is happening in this exploding space from the industry side, what is being built right now and what opportunities are coming in gaming and the wider metaverse. Nick is really really smart when it comes to a) telling us all about what they are building with Guild of Guardians specifically, which sounds epic in it’s own right (and is also a great time to be learning about a game that I think is set to be massive). and b) going deeper as we talk about the disruption that blockchain play-to-earn gaming is bringing to the whole gaming space and how understanding this movement now, is a great position to be in. I know you’re gonna enjoy this episode and get loads of value from it. I genuinely left this episode buzzing for what is to come. ======================= If you are enjoying the podcast so far and would be happy to leave a rating or review on your platform, that would be amazing and really really helps, thank you everyone who has. Do feel free to jump over to the substack too, metaverseluke.substack.com for weekly NFT news and drops that I am watching. As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.  Enjoy this week's episode! ======================= To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com ======================= Links for Guild of Guardians Website - https://www.guildofguardians.com/ Immutable X Marketplace - https://market.x.immutable.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/GuildOfGuardian Discord - discord.com/invite/gog ======================= In this episode we talk about : - The macro picture of how the entire gaming industry is about to be disrupted by blockchain games and the 'play-to-earn' model - Nick's role at Guild of Guardians and what they are building - A broad intro into the game itself - What audience Guild of Guardians is targeting and why they chose the mobile market - What is the visual feel of the game and the game mechanics - Why Guild of Guardians is going to cut through other blockchain games coming to market - Nick's ethos for choosing gaming projects to support / invest in (at your own risk, dyor) - The incredible team at Guild of Guardians including Derek Lau (Game Lead) and Josiah Wallace (Lead Game Designer) [previously Temple Run! - what a game!] - What NFTs and assets have been released so far for GOG and what is still to come - opportunities to invest early in the project - How gaming can change how we think about the the workforce in the future. =======================

7 October 2021


Karsen Daily on 888 The New World and The Future of The Metaverse

Karsen Daily on 888 The New World and The Future of The Metaverse

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the awesome Karsen Daily who is the Chief Experience Officer at 888 The New World. For anyone who isn't aware, 888 is an anonymous but extremely well loved and well respected collector and curator in the NFT space. 888 has one of the most extensive collections of rare digital artworks and is also a huge supporter of upcoming artists and a positive voice for the entire NFT space. They are also in the process of launching 888 The New World, an entirely new platform that is founded and built by artists and is set to be epic. In this episode we chat to Karsen about her story so far, including her many previous roles at Superplastic (the world's top creator of animated celebs, vinyl toys & digital collectibles), her role and vision at 888 The New World, the future of the metaverse and her own upcoming NFT project dropping soon! ======================= This episode is sponsored by Republic Realm, who are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. They have just dropped their Fantasy Collection NFTs - luxury speedboats designed for use in The Sandbox, owners of which are also eligible to join Fantasy Marina, the social hub for all Fantasy Collection owners. They have also recently launched their own new substack here - https://realmroundup.substack.com/ To find out more about what they do, head to https://www.republicrealm.com and follow them on twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com ======================= Links for Karsen Daily and 888 The New World Karsen Daily Twitter - head to https://www.twitter.com/KarsenDaily and karsendaily.com For 888 The New World : https://888tnw.com/ and on Twitter : https://twitter.com/888TNW For 888 - https://twitter.com/crypto888crypto ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Karsen's story up until now and her various roles at Superplastic, executive producing and managing the lives of virtual celebrities Janky and Guggimon (https://superplastic.co/) - Identity and virtual celebrities in the metaverse - Karsen's role at 888TNW and how she thinks about art and storytelling - An explanation on what 888 The New World is and the goals for the project - The mechanics of 888 The New World in more detail and how the ecosystem supports both established and upcoming talent - How gaming is embedded into the platform and their partnership with Gala Games and The Global Esports Federation - The 888 Inner Circle Token and how this is a separate project completely with its own benefits - Karsen's own NFT project (announcement very soon!) with Chad Knight and Parrott (links below) - Her pug Pearl - Shoutouts to awesome people in the space ======================= Additional people mentioned in this show Chad Knight - https://twitter.com/ChadKnight Parrott - https://twitter.com/itsparrott Dave Krugman - https://twitter.com/dave_krugman Kid Eight - https://twitter.com/_KidEight The CryptoBabyPunks - https://opensea.io/collection/thecryptobabypunks Directive Creator - https://twitter.com/Escapation Metaverse Meg - https://twitter.com/metaversemeg Yungwknd - https://twitter.com/yungwknd Goku - https://twitter.com/goku_nft Spreadsheets  Eyelids - https://twitter.com/eyelidsnft

30 September 2021


The Play-to-Earn Blockchain Gaming Revolution with NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon - Ishan Negi

The Play-to-Earn Blockchain Gaming Revolution with NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon - Ishan Negi

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Ishan Negi who is the NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon. Ishan was the perfect guest to have on to explain the new blockchain gaming landscape, what is coming and the huge opportunities that await. Polygon is dominating the space as a layer 2 scaling solution, home to some of the best blockchain games and virtual worlds currently available. An exciting time to be witnessing this gaming and digital asset revolution and an episode packed full of value. ======================= This episode is sponsored by Republic Realm, who are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. We recently had them on the show and it was one of my favourite episodes, so I'm really happy to now be working together to bring you some of the brightest minds behind new metaverse platforms. Thank you for your continued support! Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. To find out more about what they do, head to https://www.republicrealm.com and follow them on twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW ======================= To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com ======================= Links for Polygon To find out more the projects building on Polygon and Polygon Studios - head to https://awesomepolygon.com/ Polygon Twitter : https://twitter.com/0xPolygon and Polygon Studios : https://twitter.com/_PolygonStudios ======================= In this episode we talk about : - Ishan's road to crypto and his role as NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon - What Polygon is as a layer 2 solution and why it is perfect for the adoption of blockchain games and NFTs - How the play-to-earn blockchain gaming model is sustainable - What the next 6 - 12 months might look like for the blockchain gaming space - 3 games that Ishan loves on Polygon - Passive income gaming models, staking and Decentral Games - The Sandbox migrating to Polygon and the future of virtual worlds and blockchain gaming - How close we are to mainstream adoption - major gaming industry talent moving to the blockchain gaming space - How legacy sport and fashion brands are also building on Polygon - The next wave in the space - social tokens and how they change the creator model - Ways to support and benefit from this explosion in value of the space ======================= Games mentioned in this show Skyweaver - https://www.skyweaver.net/ Decentral Games - https://decentral.games/ Zed Run - https://zed.run/ Aavegotchi - https://aavegotchi.com/ Coinvise - https://www.coinvise.co/

23 September 2021


Know Your Metaverses - What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Currently Up To and How Can You Best Position Yourself for What's Coming Next?

Know Your Metaverses - What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Currently Up To and How Can You Best Position Yourself for What's Coming Next?

In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we take a look at the major players in the virtual world arena (aka the metaverse) and what they have been up to in 2021. The current focus is on the booming NFT space but it's never a bad idea to be a few steps ahead. Where are the opportunities in the metaverse inside the virtual worlds and how can you best position yourself to benefit? ======================= As always, thank you so much for your messages and reviews, they really help and support the show so I really appreciate it. Do reach out and say hello at https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and check out the regular NFT newsletter of the latest drops I'm watching at metaverseluke.substack.com As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice, always do your own research ======================= In this episode we talk about what the following virtual worlds are up to : Roblox - https://www.roblox.com/ Fortnite - https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/home Facebook Horizon - https://www.oculus.com/facebook-horizon/ VR Chat - https://hello.vrchat.com/ Decentraland - https://decentraland.org/ Cryptovoxels - https://www.cryptovoxels.com/ The Sandbox - https://www.sandbox.game/en/ Somnium Space - https://www.somniumspace.com/ Victoria VR - https://victoriavr.com/ Star Atlas - https://staratlas.com/ (Upland - https://www.upland.me/)

16 September 2021


RTFKT Studios Upcoming AKIRA Avatar Project - Is This The Next Game Changing Project for The Metaverse? - with Sean Elliott OC

RTFKT Studios Upcoming AKIRA Avatar Project - Is This The Next Game Changing Project for The Metaverse? - with Sean Elliott OC

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, myself and awesome digital artist Sean Elliott OC piece together the clues so far relating to RTFKT Studios' upcoming AKIRA avatar NFT project. RTFKT Studios have quickly established themselves as one of the most credible and innovative brands in the space, setting the tone and culture for digital fashion in the metaverse. The three co-founders (Benoit, Steven and Chris) have deep roots in gaming, streetwear and sneaker culture and are super credible, long term thinkers. If their work and releases to date are anything to go by, AKIRA looks set to completely change the game once again.  ======================= To be clear neither myself or Sean are affiliated with RTFKT Studios, we both are just supporters of the work they have done so far. This project could well become the next major success in the space and in this episode we dive deep into what we know so far ahead of the drop. I'd also like to give a massive shout out to Luksolukson - who you should definitely follow on twitter here : https://twitter.com/Luksolukson - he constantly writes great posts about RTFKT Studios and has a brilliant article on the project so far - https://medium.com/@luksolukson/rtfkt-avatar-project-b4781377866d - much of which we reference in this episode, so a big shout and credit to him also. ======================= As always, you can reach out to say hello at metaversepod@gmail.com  I also do a weekly newsletter on upcoming NFT drops at metaverseluke.substack.com Nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. ======================= In this episode, we talk about  - Sean Elliott OC's introduction and the ace work he's doing at the moment - The story of RTFKT Studios so far, when and how it began - The backstories of the 3 co-founders, Benoit Pagotto, Steven Vasilev and Chris Le - their roots in gaming, fashion culture and their fascinating stories so far - Some of RTFKT's current drops to date and how they are constantly breaking the mould with interesting and unique collabs - When we first heard about AKIRA and saw early renders of the project - What we know about the project so far, supply, rough drop dates, pre and public sale and how to participate - Estimated minting price for the project - Who the big name artist they've teamed up with might be and what that means for the NFT and contemporary art space - How AKIRA is likely to change the game from anything we've seen so far - What the avatars will enable - RTFKT lifetime benefits and more - The historical anime links to the project - Some of our own thinking and speculation of where the project might go

9 September 2021


Star Atlas - Building The Next Generation Space Gaming Metaverse with CEO Michael Wagner

Star Atlas - Building The Next Generation Space Gaming Metaverse with CEO Michael Wagner

Star Atlas is a next generation, hyper-realistic gaming metaverse set in futuristic deep space. In this conversation I chat to the CEO Michael Wagner to find out how they are completely changing the game when it comes to living, playing, earning and owning digital assets in the metaverse and what opportunities await for early adopters. I'm also really pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Republic Realm, who are exclusively sponsoring this episode. Republic Realm are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. We recently had them on the show and it was one of my favourite episodes, so I'm really happy to now be working together to bring you some of the brightest minds behind new metaverse platforms. Thank you for your continued support! Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. To find out more about what they do, head to https://www.republicrealm.com and follow them on twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com Links for Star Atlas To find out more about the Star Atlas metaverse and to watch the trailer, head to : https://staratlas.com/ Star Atlas Twitter : https://twitter.com/staratlas and Discord : Discord.gg/staratlas In this episode we talk about : - Michael Wagner's story through crypto and his journey to co-founding Star Atlas - The blockchain gaming revolution and the vast opportunities of digital ownership in the wider metaverse - An overview of the mindblowing Star Atlas metaverse - set in futuristic interstellar space and built around space exploration, territorial conquest and political dominance - The hyper realistic experience of Star Atlas built using Unreal Engine 5 and how the universe works cross platform in real-time - The tokenomics, economy and governance of $ATLAS and $POLIS and how entire civilisations, governments and commerce will be created in the world - How you earn assets (and potentially lose assets) through deep space exploration and combat in the game - The many other ways to earn value and be part of the Star Atlas economy - going solo vs. recruiting a fully functioning ship and crew - The vast scope of the Star Atlas world, ships and assets within - The roadmap and delivering game mechanics along the way via the in browser mini game. How the assets earned today will transfer to the 3D world. - The many intricacies of building a suitable crew and how nuanced elements will affect gameplay - How Star Atlas is built on Solana for speed and efficiency of a rapidly developing virtual world and economy - How an early adopter today can benefit from what is coming next - Collaborations with major artists such as Bassjackers, DeadMau5 and fashion houses such as The Fabricant for the Rebirth Meta-Posters series. - How Star Atlas could create an entirely new employment economy within the metaverse available globally, 24/7 - Events in Star Atlas and other roles of the world - Working with established IP's and their collaborative approach - including their recent NFT collaboration with a Space X Rocket, The US Space Force and The Neil Armstrong Estate  - Where to go to learn more about Star Atlas and how to get involved. Thanks for listening!

3 September 2021


Steps for Creating Your Own NFT Project with Samuel Cardillo

Steps for Creating Your Own NFT Project with Samuel Cardillo

On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast, we have the extremely well loved and well respected Samuel Cardillo. He’s a tech genius, who’s working on everything from geospatial intelligence to smart contracts. He’s currently the Chief Technology Officer at RTFKT Studios and has even assisted the Department of Defence - above all he is a lovely man. He continually does great work in the NFT community, most recently helping other projects check their smart contracts and migrating the CryptoBabyPunks to their own independent smart contract, alongside many other things. Samuel is the perfect person to talk about how a credible NFT project can be built and this episode is packed with so much value.  I would really recommend following Samuel on his twitter @CardilloSamuel - https://twitter.com/CardilloSamuel For more helpful explainer articles and a weekly newsletter on NFT drops - head to my substack - metaverseluke.substack.com As always, nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. Enjoy this week's episode and thank you for your continued support!

25 August 2021


The Next Wave of Money Coming into the Metaverse - Gaming and Esports Opportunities

The Next Wave of Money Coming into the Metaverse - Gaming and Esports Opportunities

In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into the world of gaming, both at amateur and elite level with Esports. We look at how this huge audience are set to enter the blockchain gaming space. The metaverse, crypto and gaming are about to collide. The gaming market is worth more than the film and music industry put together and is forecast to be worth about $200 billion by 2022.  In a previous episode we looked at the runaway success of Axie Infinity as one of the first revolutionary blockchain play-to-earn games, but with the addition of Esports into the mix and some exciting new games on the horizon, it certainly looks like Axie Infinity is only the first of many.  What opportunities can we spot early before a new wave of money enters the metaverse from the gaming space? For helpful explainer articles and a weekly newsletter on NFT drops - head to my substack - metaverseluke.substack.com As always, nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. In this episode we talk about   - The continued unbelievable success of Axie Infinity - Why gaming is so ingrained in human nature and how some of the first creations in the metaverse were in the Vegas District of Decentraland - How companies use gamification to encourage certain behaviours and how successful gamification is the best marketing in the world - Comparing the tiny (but ridiculously valuable) market share of Axie Infinity to the wider market against games like Candy Crush - there is a big audience waiting for blockchain games - Esports and the phenomenal numbers from the latest industry report - 888 The New World's partnership with Esports and what is next - New and upcoming blockchain games including : a recap on Chicken Derby (and its upcoming drop), The Sandbox, Alien Worlds, Guild of Guardians (and their Esports partnership), Star Atlas and Illuviam - How best to get exposure to this exploding space Links to projects and references in the show : Contagious by Jonah Berger - fascinating book on marketing, virality and gamification  ESports Industry Review - https://newzoo.com/ 888 The New World - https://888tnw.com/ Chicken Derby - https://twitter.com/bitlovincom The Sandbox - discover.sandbox.game/#/en/ Alien Worlds - https://alienworlds.io/ Guild of Guardians - https://www.guildofguardians.com/ Star Atlas - https://staratlas.com/ Illuviam - https://www.illuvium.io/

19 August 2021


Why Are CryptoPunks Really Worth Millions of Dollars? - The NFT Origin Story and Beginnings Of The Metaverse

Why Are CryptoPunks Really Worth Millions of Dollars? - The NFT Origin Story and Beginnings Of The Metaverse

The NFT space and wider metaverse appears to be in the middle of another extreme hype cycle. Credible OG projects such as The CryptoPunks are selling for upwards of $13 million each, it looks like we might see the first $1 million sale of a Bored Ape Yacht Club avatar soon and EtherRocks (yes pictures of rocks) are selling for $100,000. To spot future opportunities and understand where NFTs and the metaverse are going next, it's always a good idea to look back into history at the origins of the space. More often than not, the themes of successful projects from the past can give us good clues as to what is likely to be successful in the future.  This isn't a boring NFT history lesson, but rather a look at why a pixelated jpeg of a CryptoPunk may justifiably be worth 10's of millions of dollars and what the next phase of this space is likely to be. Hopefully this episode can also be a good place to send new friends and family who want a crash course on NFTs and the story so far.  Thank you to a variety of authors who I learnt from in helping to put this episode together. Their articles are linked below. As always, nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. For regular alerts on projects and writings in the space, head to metaverseluke.substack.com In this episode we talk about : - The current hype cycle of the NFT space, speculation as a natural part of adoption but also mini boom and bust cycles - How understanding the history of an asset class (in this case NFTs and digital assets in the metaverse) can give a good indication of what's coming next - A recap for newcomes on what an NFT is and why it can have value  - Blockchain enabling entirely new digital asset classes and value creation - The first ever NFT - Coloured Coins on Bitcoin in 2012 - The story of CounterParty and Rare Pepe the frog memes - The creation of CryptoPunks and how they were all free! - CryptoKitties introducing cute cat NFTs you can breed and how knowledge of this gave clues to Zed Run's success - How CryptoKitties clogged up the Ethereum network - The beginnings of Decentraland and early digital real estate - Trading NFTs on secondary markets and OpenSea - Mainstream adoption of NFTs, Beeple, Kings of Leon and the creative industry changing forever - Clues for what comes next for the metaverse - Spotlight on NFT projects I'm watching Sources for this episode Andrew Steinwold - https://medium.com/@Andrew.Steinwold/the-history-of-non-fungible-tokens-nfts-f362ca57ae10 Portion Blog - https://blog.portion.io/the-history-of-nfts-how-they-got-started/ CryptoVantage - https://www.cryptovantage.com/non-fungible-tokens/history-of-nfts/

11 August 2021


Digital Real Estate and Land Ownership in The Metaverse with Janine Yorio from Republic Realm

Digital Real Estate and Land Ownership in The Metaverse with Janine Yorio from Republic Realm

In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the brilliant Janine Yorio. Janine is the Managing Director of Republic Realm, who are the premier real estate investor and developer in the metaverse. I personally found this chat absolutely fascinating as Janine talks about their investment strategy in the digital real estate space. We talk about their record breaking $900,000 estate purchase in Decentraland, their development of the Metajuku District and virtual shopping mall, their upcoming projects including Fantasy Islands and a whole host more. I would highly recommend following Republic Realm on twitter here : https://twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and you can keep up to date with everything they are working on at https://www.republicrealm.com/ In this episode we discuss - Janine's traditional investment and real estate background and her journey into the digital real estate market with Republic Realm - How the concept of digital real estate isn't new but the addition of blockchain is, and how that changes the game completely - Republic Realm's record breaking purchase of an estate in Decentraland and their development of their virtual shopping district called The Metajuku District - The next generation of metaverses and what they will learn from Decentraland - Digital fashion and the future of online shopping. We also talk about the brands renting virtual mall space in The Metajuku District - Republic Realm's upcoming Art & Culture District, socialising and metaverse dating - What needs to happen for the metaverse to go fully mainstream - Opportunities for individuals and small business who are here early - Tips on buying land in the metaverse. - Republic Realm's upcoming NFT drop (Fantasy Islands) where you can buy and own your own private islands in Decentraland and their first in metaverse video game called Zombiegeist As always nothing in this episode is financial advice, always do your own research Thank you for subscribing, if you have 30 seconds to leave a rating and a review that is so appreciated. I also have a substack newsletter with paid alerts here metaverseluke.substack.com Do say hello on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and you can reach out on email at metaversepod@gmail.com

4 August 2021


Facebook Becomes A Metaverse Company - Fortnite, Roblox & Decentraland. The Race Has Begun.

Facebook Becomes A Metaverse Company - Fortnite, Roblox & Decentraland. The Race Has Begun.

This week we dive into Mark Zuckerberg's interview where he announced that Facebook are transitioning to being a metaverse company within the next 5 years. The race for the metaverse has begun but where does this leave Epic Games & Fortnite, Roblox and decentralised worlds like Decentraland? Are they even all racing for the same goal? We do an overview of where the space is at the minute and how each virtual world seems to be offering something subtly different across 2D, VR and AR. What is the best way to catch the upside in this new internet revolution that is now coming thick and fast? In this episode we discuss : - Mark Zuckerberg's interview discussing the transition of Facebook becoming a metaverse company - How they are leading the way in terms of hardware with Oculus, but how good is there virtual world Facebook Horizon? - Their vision for a seemless and rich online experience that goes far beyond our 2D smartphones - How Epic Games and Fortnite's version of the metaverse differs, including their already awesome experiences such as live gigs attended by millions - Epic Games and The Unreal Engine which looks set to power the photorealistic virtual future and their $1 billion funding round - How Roblox shape up against the competition and their offering, which primarily has captured Gen Z so far - Roblox and their user first creation model, paying creators to build games and experiences - Decentralised worlds built on the blockchain such as Decentraland, why they are fundamentally different and what that means for their future - The multi billion dollar metaverse economy that is just around the corner As always nothing in this episode is financial advice, always do your own research Thank you for subscribing, if you have 30 seconds to leave a rating and a review that is so appreciated. I have a substack newsletter with paid alerts. Early birds can get free access for life, if you sign up before the end of July here : metaverseluke.substack.com Do say hello on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and you can reach out on email at metaversepod@gmail.com Links You can also check out MetaHuman, the beta avatar builder from Unreal Engine here - it's awesome https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/digital-humans

28 July 2021


Upcoming Opportunities in the NFT Space & Metaverse with BenJammin

Upcoming Opportunities in the NFT Space & Metaverse with BenJammin

Benjammin is a consultant, advisor, NFT OG and all round lovely guy. He knows the NFT space inside out and is constantly giving great value online. He is one of the first people I followed and I'm still learning from him, this episode does not disappoint.  In this episode of Welcome to the Metaverse, we talk to BenJammin about what criteria he uses to assess an NFT project, how he finds value and what new projects he is most excited about. We also touch on his own debut NFT project called Dizzy Dragons which is launching soon. This episode is absolutely packed with value, I learnt so much and I really hope you enjoy it too! I'd highly recommend you follow BenJammin on twitter here : https://twitter.com/xBenJamminx and social links here : https://linktr.ee/xBenJamminx Shoutout to some awesome projects that he is working on and we mention on this episode, amongst others : Dizzy Dragons, Chicken Derby, TheoNFT, TSRocketFactory and RuumzNFT - all ones to watch. As always, nothing in this episode is financial advice, always do your own research. Hope you enjoy this episode, see you in The Metaverse!

21 July 2021


How to Spot Value in the NFT Space and the Metaverse with Skye Nicolas

How to Spot Value in the NFT Space and the Metaverse with Skye Nicolas

This week we have awesome artist and NFT OG Skye Nicolas on the show, who has a brilliant brain for this space and knows it inside out. I think this is the most value packed episode I've done so far. Skye gives some great advice on how to value projects, where he thinks the space is going next and an insight into how it is all developing in the Metaverse.  I highly recommend you give Skye a follow on twitter here : https://twitter.com/skyenicolas and https://www.instagram.com/skyenicolas | Do check out his brilliant work here too : https://skyenicolas.com/ Chapter Headings  Skye's fine art background and into NFT’s Where the space is at the minute How to assess the value of a project and what Skye is excited about NFT’s and digital art inside the Metaverse and virtual shows Creative Direction and wider events in The Metaverse Online Identity in The Metaverse What is the biggest thing that people aren’t paying attention to in the NFT space? NFT’s practical role in art and the wider world Mass adoption and going mainstream - Gen Z & Roblox - The Digital Asset Mindset Skye’s own work featuring Yat emojis and his unique aesthetic Future Art - Digital art meets the physical world and EDM in a huge festival in Sydney (they are projecting onto the Sydney Opera House) Skye’s advice if you’re new to the NFT space and how to get involved and learn more Where we can find Skye’s work and reach out! Substack The substack is still open to join and for those who sign up as an early bird before the end of July - you will get the premium alerts for free for life - check it out here metaverseluke.substack.com Contact Do reach out and let me know what you think of the show at metaversepod@gmail.com and say hello on twitter : https://twitter.com/MetaverseLuke As always, nothing in this podcast is financial advice, always do your own research. Enjoy this week's episode!

14 July 2021


Axie Infinity - Are Blockchain Games the New Biggest Opportunity in The Metaverse?

Axie Infinity - Are Blockchain Games the New Biggest Opportunity in The Metaverse?

In the last 30 days, Axie Infinity has done over $191 MILLION in sales and has shot to the top of the NFT sales charts. As one of the first 'play to earn' games on the blockchain, you are able to earn crypto just from playing it. Rare individual Axie's are selling for upwards of $100k a piece and are themselves tradable and breedable NFTs. This certainly looks like the next wave within the NFT space and the wider Metaverse. In this episode we dive into what Axie Infinity is all about, how it works and what new blockchain games are yet to launch that you can get in on early. For early alerts on new projects, you can sign up to the newsletter metaverseluke.substack.com - which as an early bird is free for life until the end of July. Do say hello on twitter also : https://www.twitter.com/metaverseluke or reach out on email metaversepod@gmail.com As always this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not financial advice. I hope you enjoy this episode all about Axie Infinity and the wider Metaverse! Luke

7 July 2021


Bored Ape Yacht Club - Is this the most exciting NFT project to date in The Metaverse?

Bored Ape Yacht Club - Is this the most exciting NFT project to date in The Metaverse?

The Bored Ape Yacht Club launched 2 months ago and has taken the NFT world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most popular and lucrative projects to be involved in but why?  In this episode we explore what exactly it is and why it is different from anything we've seen so far. We explore the bigger picture for this project and how the long term vision for Bored Ape Yacht Club transcends from just NFTs, into the Metaverse, the physical world and why it might be the best blueprint for a digital first business in this new space. I now have a newsletter to bring you fast updates on everything that is happening in this space. As an early bird, you can join free for life here : http://www.metaverseluke.substack.com As always do reach out here : metaversepod@gmail.com Thank you for your ratings and reviews they are super appreciated. Nothing in this episode is financial advice as always but I hope you enjoy this chat! Peace X

30 June 2021


The Virtual Gucci Handbag That Sold for More in Roblox Than In The Real World - Fashion, Digital Wearables and The Metaverse

The Virtual Gucci Handbag That Sold for More in Roblox Than In The Real World - Fashion, Digital Wearables and The Metaverse

Recently a virtual Gucci Handbag sold in Roblox for 350,000 Robux (approx $4,500), which is $800 more than the identical physical handbag in the real world. The Metaverse is beginning to show its value and an entire new digital ecosystem is being born, which is worth billions.  This week we dive in a little deeper into digital fashion and wearables in the Metaverse. What does that mean? What are they and what clues does this give to the future of online shopping and e-commerce? Major brands such as Gucci and Balenciaga are staking their claim, it's about to get very interesting. Thank you for your ratings and reviews, they are super helpful and much appreciated. If you're happy to add one, that would be amazing. As always, this episode is not financial advice, always do your own research. Do reach out and say hello! metaversepod@gmail.com  Enjoy this week's episode!

23 June 2021


Decentraland - Is it the Dominant Project in the Metaverse and What Opportunities Await?

Decentraland - Is it the Dominant Project in the Metaverse and What Opportunities Await?

Somebody just bought $700,000 worth of virtual land in Decentraland but what are they planning to do with it? We find out in this episode of Welcome to the Metaverse. Decentraland is a decentralised virtual world that you can experience as an avatar, is it also the future of the Metaverse? We dive into the different districts, the marketplace, what is currently being built and how you can get involved yourself whilst we're early to this space. Welcome to the Metaverse. As always, nothing is financial advice but enjoy this week's episode! Thank you also for your recent reviews and ratings. If you'd like to reach out, pop me an email at metaversepod@gmail.com

15 June 2021


Bitclout - The Influencer Stock Market and the Future of Social Media in the Metaverse?

Bitclout - The Influencer Stock Market and the Future of Social Media in the Metaverse?

Bitclout is establishing itself as the leader in decentralised social media, where you can buy, sell and hold coins of your favourite creators. Is this the future of the internet and social media or a step too far for the wider Metaverse? We do a deep dive into what is Bitclout, the opportunity there right now and where it could be the future dominant social media platform. As always, not financial advice, always do your own research. If you find the episode valuable, rating and reviewing is always super appreciated and do reach out and say hello at metaversepod@gmail.com Enjoy this week's episode of Welcome to the Metaverse!

8 June 2021


NFTs & The Metaverse meet The Music Industry with Genies

NFTs & The Metaverse meet The Music Industry with Genies

This week we take a look at an NFT project which is shaping up to be a huge opportunity in the Metaverse. 'Genies' are digital customisable avatars and the company have recently signed a partnership with Warner Music Group and are partially funded by Dapper Labs (the company behind the most successful NFT collectible project of all time - NBA Top Shot). Artists who are involved with 'Genies' include Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello aka some of the biggest artists on the planet. Is this the project that brings these huge stars into the Metaverse and how can you capitalise on the opportunity? As always, this podcast is for informational purposes only, always do your own research. To get in touch, pop me an email at metaversepod@gmail.com Enjoy this episode of Welcome to the Metaverse!

1 June 2021


Upcoming Opportunities in the Metaverse with Sean Elliott

Upcoming Opportunities in the Metaverse with Sean Elliott

This week I'm joined by awesome artist and creator Sean Elliott to discuss some of the most interesting, exciting projects and opportunities in the metaverse. We cover some of the latest NFT projects that are leading the way, including major brand's wearable collections, how some of the biggest artists in the world are lining up to create their own avatars and launch digital nft drops.  Social tokens like bitclout and XCad, future jobs in the metaverse, how you can rent out your digital land and breeding Nike trainers. Welcome to the Metaverse. As always this is not financial advice and always do your own research. Thanks to my guest Sean for coming on, you can find his work on twitter at https://twitter.com/seanelliottoc/ contact : metaversepod@gmail.com

25 May 2021


Zed Run - The Crypto NFT Horse Racing Game - Own your own Crypto Horse and take it to victory!

Zed Run - The Crypto NFT Horse Racing Game - Own your own Crypto Horse and take it to victory!

This week in the metaverse we take a look at the exploding NFT game Zed Run. Zed Run, which is built on the Ethereum blockchain, let's you buy and own your own NFT crypto horses, which you can race and breed with others to make money. The horses live on the blockchain and can be exchanged or bred to create new NFT offspring that you can keep in your stable, race or sell on marketplaces like OpenSea. This is the next generation of NFT's and the first major NFT game that is exploding online. Always do your own research.

18 May 2021


Why the Metaverse is about to change everything. Crypto, NFT's and Virtual Reality.

Why the Metaverse is about to change everything. Crypto, NFT's and Virtual Reality.

The Metaverse is a series of online virtual worlds, which you can experience as an avatar. We look into how crypto, nft's and virtual world's are combining to provide the next biggest internet opportunity, the metaverse. We chat about Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite and how in-game wearables are creating entire new economies and providing employment online, as well as huge opportunities for all sorts of creators. The internet changed everything once, it's about to change it all over again. contact : metaversepod@gmail.com

11 May 2021


BONUS - Sell everything and buy Dogecoin because Elon Musk said so...?

BONUS - Sell everything and buy Dogecoin because Elon Musk said so...?

Before we get fully into the Metaverse, here's a bonus episode all about Dogecoin, the recent pump, the risks to watch out for and dangers ahead, why it's happening and what might happen next. The internet loves virality, memes, community and things with a dog on it, but be careful! The Metaverse is going to be a fun place, this is just the beginning. Not financial advice, always do your own research.

6 May 2021


Welcome to the Metaverse - Trailer

Welcome to the Metaverse - Trailer

Crypto, the Metaverse and everything inbetween. The internet changed our world once, it's about to change it all over again with the metaverse. Every Tuesday we'll be diving into the virtual world to discover the most exciting, weird and game-changing projects that are coming out of the metaverse. This is the future, see you in the metaverse.

30 April 2021

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