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Curating Crypto

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Curating Crypto is a podcast that focuses on the art and culture scene surrounding the crypto world.
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Josie Bellini : One of the most sought-after physical and digital artists in the Crypto art scene
On this sixth episode of our second season of Curating Crypto we have the pleasure to have Josie Bellini as a guest. Josie is an artist out of Chicago with a background in finance where she saw first hand what was wrong with the current financial system and how it is designed to help the wealthiest while restricting the freedom of the average people. She started crypto in 2017 where she designed work for all types of crypto companies and funds and has just left her job at bloxroute to focus full-time on the crypto art scene to make art to promote awareness and adoption and share the values of crypto with everyone. Josie is one of the leading and more sought-after artists in crypto with an incredible following thanks to her iconic pieces and her ability to always innovate. You can find more information about Josie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/josiebellini or on her website at https://josie.io/  If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
51:31
April 19, 2020
Duncan & Griffin Cock Foster: Founders of Nifty Gateway, pushing for mass adoption of NFTs
On this fifth episode of our second season of Curating Crypto we have the pleasure to have Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster.  Identical twins, both had been living separately. Griffin in New York City and Duncan in SF, until their passion for building and all things crypto, tech and digital art brought them back together to chase a dream. Duncan first got into Nifties in 2017 when he learned about CryptoKitties. He attended Emory University and received a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science in 2017. He has always been interested in technological frontiers, and ever since he saw that amazingly passionate community of nifty collectors, he has been hooked. Griffin got his first job out of Washington University at St. Louis at Jet.com in Hoboken, but quickly grew restless and longed for the independence and opportunity of starting his own company. He moved up to San Francisco, convinced Duncan to quit his job too, and the rest is history. You may have also read about them in a recent profile in New York Magazine, or saw their amazing story about the acquisition on Bloomberg. You can find more information about Nifty Gateway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/niftygateway or on their website at https://niftygateway.com/   If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
34:43
March 17, 2020
Ben Nolan: Founder of CryptoVoxels, building one of the fastest growing projects in the crypto space.
On this fourth episode of our second season we have Ben Nolan. Ben is the founder and lead developer of CryptoVoxels which is a virtual world created on top of the Ethereum blockchain where people can buy, sell and build on the land they purchase. CryptoVoxels is one of the fastest growing projects in the crypto space and its all due to a great team, a great community and their focus on the artists and their creatives. Anyone from new to 3D worlds to season CryptoVoxel enthusiasts will find this episode valuable. You can find more information about CryptoVoxels on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cryptovoxels or on their website at https://www.cryptovoxels.com/   If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
45:11
February 18, 2020
Gisel Florez : An artist that explores the space between digital & analog
On this third episode of our second  season we have Gisel Florez. Gisel has her own photo studio based in NYC and dedicates her time to maintaining a creative edge while shooting still & motion projects.  First-generation Cuban.  Her focus on personal work ranges in subjects from scientific developments, human interactions, to the wonder of light that fills her existence. Gisel holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Illustration and has experience in the early days of VR immersion & interface within medical research visualization of blood-flow & flight dynamics at Brown University.  Graduating with an independent thesis in large format photography with legendary professor Henry Horenstein, she moved to NYC and pursued a living shooting what she loves.  Starting in 2005 she worked with one of the first-ever high-end digital capture companies, Industrial Color.  Working next to the most successful commercial photographers of the time, she gained invaluable skills in communication and technical expertise.  After helping establish new IC offices in Miami and LA, she moved on to run, establish & equip Barneys New York’s first in-house digital photo studio.  Simultaneously building her own extreme portfolio of personal works she began to fly solo in 2006.  This photograph taken right after leaving the position at Barneys, sparked her obsession searching for dynamism within the photographic technique.  You can find more information about Gisel Florez on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GiselFlorez on her website at https://www.giselflorez.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giselflorezstudio/   If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
55:37
February 10, 2020
Sascha Bailey: a British born art curator, collaborator and CEO of Blockchain Art Exchange
On this second episode of our second  season we have Sascha Bailey as our guest. Sascha is a British born art curator and collaborator. Sascha is also the CEO of the Blockchain Art exchange one of the leading platforms to buy and sell digital artwork as well as managing your digital portfolio. We had a very interesting conversation about provenance, what tokenized art solves, the challenges of this nascent space as well as the incredible potential this industry has in its hands.  You can find more information about Blockchain art exchange on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Blockchainartex on their website at https://www.blockchainartexchange.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blockchainartex/ or their Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ce9SoYr6kBrJrTzXyGLZw If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
41:50
January 1, 2020
Alotta Money: A dedicated crypto artists transforming the space with his unique memes, banners and fast selling crypto art.
We are starting this second season with a bang by having Alotta Money as our guest. Alotta is not only known for his unique memes, twitter banner commissions and his work for John McAfee's presidential campaign but he has also recently embarked in the NFT space and is one of the hottest artists at the moment. Listen to this episode to learn about how he got into crypto, how his life has always revolved around being a creative person, the artwork he is tokenizing and the artists that inspire him. You can find Alotta on Twitter at https://twitter.com/money_alotta on his website at http://alottamoney.com/ or look at his work on his SuperRare profile at https://superrare.co/Alotta_Money If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
34:26
December 22, 2019
Jonathan Perkins: A musician, programmer, entrepreneur and co-founder of SuperRare
Our eight episode of curating crypto is a highly anticipated one as we have Jonathan Perkins from Super Rare as our guest. Jonathan is a musician, programmer entrepreneur and cofounder of SuperRare. SuperRare is a social platform for digital art built on Ethereum. Launched in early 2018, SuperRare is a new way collect art on the internet, and provides a new income stream for digital artists, with over $150,000 earned to date by SuperRare artists and collectors. SuperRare has been described as “Instagram meets Robinhood” – an internet-native social network for art and expression, coupled with a 24-7 marketplace where you can buy, sell and make trades. You can find Jonathan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jperkinsx and find SuperRare on their website at https://superrare.co/ or follow their twitter account at https://twitter.com/SuperRare_co If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
1:01:49
September 7, 2019
Nanu Berks: an experiential artist from Argentina focusing on giving planet-positive technologies a voice through healing arts.
Our seventh episode of curating crypto continues with great momentum by having Nanu Berks as our guest. Nanu is a self taught  graffiti and mixed media creative whose art has been recently featured in Forbes, The American Alliance of museums and Art Basel Miami. We talk to her about her experience as a nomadic artist, being a blockchain expert and educator, her connection to the healing and intentional art and the importance of being at peace with one self. This will be a great episode for artists and art enthusiasts alike. You can find more about Nanu on her website https://www.nanuberks.com/ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nanuberks and instagram https://www.instagram.com/nanu_berks/ If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
49:08
August 31, 2019
Tom Badley: A superb fine artist and designer working in currency related art
Our sixth episode of curating crypto continues with great momentum by having Tom Badley as our guest for this episode. Tom is an extremely talented and very detailed fine artist that has a background in currency and securities design. His unique background and perspective allowed him to become hyperaware of the effects and financial struggles that affected the world in 2008 which  took him on a journey that ultimately led to Bitcoin.   You can find Tom on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CurrencyDesign his independent currencies website https://www.bitcoin-banknote.com/ or his artist website at https://tombadley.net  If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
55:00
August 23, 2019
Vesa Kivinen: A Multifaceted artist combining photography, painting, body painting and digital collaging into a single expression
Our fifth episode of curating crypto is a conversation with Vesa Kivinen, A multifaceted creative artist who combines photography, painting, body painting and digital manipulation to produce an elevated art experience he calls Artevo. In this episode we talk about his background in film and photography and how this has lead to produce an exquisite form of digital art and how this fantastic art form has found its way into crypto. You can find Vesa  on twitter at https://twitter.com/artbyvesa instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbyvesa/ or on  his website https://www.artforcrypto.com/.  If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
1:02:54
August 16, 2019
Lucho Poletti: A well established digital bitcoin & propaganda artist who keeps raising the bar with his iconic art
Our fourth episode of curating crypto is a conversation with one of the most established digital artists in crypto, Lucho Poletti. In this episode we chat about his transition from the finance world to producing digital art, his influences, his design process and his commitment to spread the word of bitcoin in favor of mass adoption. You can find Lucho on twitter at https://twitter.com/LuchoPoletti instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hodlcrypto/ or on  his website https://luchopoletti.com/.  If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
57:51
August 9, 2019
Brekkie Von Bitcoin: An artist focusing in sculpture and the overall spread and adoption of Bitcoin
Our third episode of curating crypto  brings you great insight into the creative process Brekkie follows when creating his pieces. Brekkie is one of the industry’s most established personas and he has used this to spread awareness around bitcoin both with his art and his social media following.  Dive in to this episode as we dig a bit further into the crypto culture.  You can find Brekkie on twitter at https://twitter.com/CryptoBrekkie instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cryptobrekkie/ or on  his website https://cryptobrekkie.com/. If you would like to periodically receive a catalogue of Brekkie's showpieces sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/y3w39c3r If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
52:35
August 2, 2019
Coldie: An award winning mixed media artist combining visual art with the latest advancements in technology.
Our second episode of curating crypto continues with great momentum by having Coldie as a guest. Coldie is one of the industry’s leading mixed media artists working with the latest advancements in technology such as stereoscopics to produce one of a kind forward looking pieces in both the physical and digital space. You can find Coldie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Coldie or at his website http://www.coldie3d.com/ If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
1:05:52
July 26, 2019
Trevor Jones: A classically trained fine artist that has transitioned to crypto.
Our first episode of curating crypto starts with a bang by having one of the most sought after artists in crypto as our first guest. Trevor Jones is the first classically trained fine artist that has transitioned to crypto, he is also the first fine artist that successfully incorporated  augmented reality into his work in the UK. In this episode, we learn a little bit more about how he started, his education, the traditional art scene vs crypto as well as a lot of great information Trevor shares for both artists and crypto art enthusiasts alike. If you enjoyed this content feel free to share, rate, review and subscribe. For more information and episode related content please visit our twitter profile at https://twitter.com/curatingcrypto
54:38
July 20, 2019