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  • 4. Is Digital Art the Next $1 Trillion Asset Class?

    Is digital art the next trillion-dollar asset class?In this episode, Grail Capital founder Jean-Michel Pailhon, a key player who left a lengthy tenure at Ledger to launch his own fund, shares invaluable insights on how digital art is reshaping art collection and investment. Drawing from his journey and the parallels between street art and digital art, he highlights his investment thesis and details which projects he believes will stand the test of time and deliver exponential returns to investors. This episode offers a singular look into the evolving landscape of the digital art market, making it a must-listen for anyone keen to understand where art and blockchain intersect, straight from an industry insider's perspective.Follow Jean-Michel Pailhon on X here: nft now on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 3. Digital Art: Evolve or Die? With Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile

    From traditional art collector to digital art visionary, Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile tackles the web3 art world with passion and, at times, controversial insight.This episode explores the evolving dynamics between collectors and artists and challenges preconceived notions about artist royalties and the need for broader audience engagement through the U.S. dollar denomination. With candid discussions around his historic $400,000 loan against a Beeple piece and the monumental donation of a Refik Anadol work to MoMA, Pablo details the path for digital art's integration into traditional cultural institutions.Follow Pablo on X here: nft now on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 2. Sarah Meyohas' Journey From Overlooked to OG

    Pioneering artist Sarah Meyohas chronicles her innovative work at the intersection of art and blockchain technology, particularly her trailblazing projects like Bitchcoin and overcoming adversity as an early adopter. Her journey from academia to exploring the boundaries of digital and physical art forms illustrates a deep engagement with conceptual art and market dynamics. Through experimenting with unconventional mediums like holograms and custom plotting technology, Sarah reflects on the challenges and achievements in her career, emphasizing the importance of resilience and creative exploration in the evolving art landscape. The conversation also touches on the integration of digital art into traditional institutions and the potential impacts of AI and new technologies like the Apple Vision Pro on the art world, offering insights into future directions for artists and the broader implications for immersive art experience.Follow Sarah on X here: nft now on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 1. Why Magic Eden Is Winning the Marketplace War

    Why is Magic Eden winning the marketplace war?In our nft now Podcast season 3 debut, Magic Eden's CEO Jack Lu delves into the heart of the web3 revolution, revealing how the platform is shaping the future of digital ownership by embracing Ethereum and championing creator royalties. From its bold inception on Solana during the 2021 bull run to its rise as a Bitcoin Ordinals marketplace innovator, Magic Eden's journey is a testament to the power of vision, simplicity, and rapid adaptation in a dynamic blockchain world. Lu's passionate discourse not only highlights the challenges and triumphs of navigating the NFT landscape but also underscores a steadfast commitment to creators and the broader community. This episode isn't just an insight into Magic Eden's strategy; it's a compelling narrative on the transformative potential of NFTs, making it a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the intersection of technology, art, and digital empowerment.In this talk, we cover: Surviving the Solana crashBetting big on Bitcoin OrdinalsChampioning creator royaltiesFollow Jack Lu on X here: Magic Eden on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 45. Niche to Mainstream: Web3's New Horizon

    Web3 has a perception problem. How do we fix it?Dive into a compelling discussion with digital pioneers Simone Berry, Amanda Cassett, and Krista Kim as they explore taking web3 from niche to mainstream. From creating immersive, inclusive digital spaces that celebrate diversity to tackling the challenges of AI and securing digital identities, this panel explores the transformative potential of web3. The discussion underscored the role of art and creativity in bridging web3 technologies with mainstream audiences, advocating for projects that not only entertain but educate and empower users.In this talk, we cover: Making web3 easy for the massesCreating inclusive digital spacesSecuring digital identities Follow Simone Berry on X here: Amanda Cassatt on X here: Krista Kim on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 44. From Marvel to Ekos: A Fireside Chat With Founder David Maisel

    How do you build a multi-billion dollar media empire? David Maisel, the visionary behind Marvel Studios and Mythos Studios, shared his enthralling journey from comic book aficionado to cinematic game-changer -- and why he's all in on web3 with Ekos -- in an exclusive fireside chat at Gateway Miami moderated by Now Media co-founder, CEO and EIC Matt Medved.Maisel revealed the inception of Marvel Studios, driven by his love for comics and an innovative approach to storytelling that catapulted the MCU to staggering heights with hits like Iron Man, thanks to strategic casting and relentless belief in his creative vision. Transitioning into the digital realm with Ekos, Maisel is pioneering a new mythology through web3 and digital art, aiming to merge storytelling, technology, and community in unprecedented ways.
  • 43. Decoding Digital Collectability With Mercedes-Benz NXT

    The "Decoding Digital Collectability" panel at Gateway Miami, featuring insights from the creative minds behind Mercedes-Benz NXT, delved into the fascinating intersection of NFTs, digital art, and the future of collecting. Highlighting stories of personal collections, from Pokémon cards to watches, Ben Roy, Felix Schubert, and Timo Heuer underscored the deep emotional connections that drive our desire to collect. The conversation seamlessly navigated through the evolution of NFTs, emphasizing the shift towards creating digital objects with enduring value and significance beyond mere financial investment. By exploring the potential of merging traditional heritage with cutting-edge technology, Mercedes-Benz NXT aims to redefine digital collectibles, making them accessible and meaningful to both seasoned collectors and newcomers to the web3 space.In this talk, we cover: The emotions behind collectingMercedes-Benz’s web3 visionHow VR/AR will change collectingFollow Mercedes-Benz NXT on X here: Ben Roy on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 42. Future Kicks: Unboxing RTFKT's Next Chapter

    Are you ready for RTFKT's next chapter?In this special Gateway Miami conversation, RTFKT founders Zaptio and ClegFX (Chris Le) dive into their pioneering journey in blending digital and physical fashion and its impact in both the web3 and sneakerhead communities. Moderated by Alejandro Navia, the conversation covers everything from their landmark Nike acquisition to the Dunk Genesis sneaker launch and forthcoming Animus project, exploring blockchain’s power to democratize creativity and how to humanize the design process.In this talk, we cover: Creating the first sneaker for gamersNavigating the bear marketWhat to expect from AnimusFollow RTFKT on X here: Zaptio on X here: ClegFX on X here: listen to the audio version, go to up for our free weekly nft now newsletter:
  • 41. Artistry in Focus: Empowerment Through a New Lens

    In a panel discussion hosted by Lens Protocol at Gateway Miami, an all-star lineup explored the intersection of web3 social platforms, artist empowerment, and the innovative use of new tools in creating opportunities and realities. Moderated by curator and creative entrepreneur Lady Phe0nix, the panel featured AI collaborative artist Emi Kusano and musician Heno.In this talk, we cover: Using web3 social media to build communityThe future of decentralized social mediaAI art ethicsand much moreFollow Emi on X here: Heno on X here: Lady Phe on X here: up for our free weekly nft now newsletter: