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Co-hosts Matthew & Rizzle interview the most interesting projects, artists, and creators in the NFT & crypto spaces. Proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios.
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An Oral History of OEs & Collecting in the Age of A.I.
An Oral History of OEs & Collecting in the Age of A.I.
The latest OE meta continues to dominate the crypto tweetosphere, so Rizzle and I decided to recount a bit of an oral history on Open Editions beginning with the first OE drop by Pak all the back in August 2020. From there we dive into the new world for collectors (and by extension creators) now that A.I. powered tools have made it trivially easy for literally anyone to create. Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @manifoldxyz @niftygateway @muratpak @justinmaller @trevorjonesart @Mad_Dog_Jones @jackbutcher @DesLucrece @Ness_Graphics @GrantYun2 @fewocious @rarible @corpega @theAngieTaylor @ROBNESSOFFICIAL @WGMeets @thisjackkaido @Brook_Hawk @maxosirisart @Hackatao @BlondieOfficial @skygolpe @SuperRare @photomosh @VectorMeldrew @BroadsideNFT
35:56
February 01, 2023
No one knows anything but we're vibing
No one knows anything but we're vibing
Rizzle is back from touching grass with la familia so we spend the first half catching him up on the decade of events that transpired over the last week: namely the breakout success of a couple low-/no-cost OE mints like Jake Butcher's Checks - VV and Lucréce's Defy - Proceed with Caution. Depending on your perspective these new projects are either the coolest new thing under the sun, or a distraction from building more innovative new products. Luckily, no one knows what's right or wrong! And having a large number of folks that love what's currently happening and a sizable population that wants to avoid appearing to participate in "copycat games" and instead build some new-new to expand the realm of possibilities is what we need to keep growing and expanding. This is the vibe.  We chat about all that, touch on the Porsche mint and few more intriguing metaversal morsels.  Enjoy! Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @NFT_NYC @FlyFrogsNFT @WaltDisneyWorld @manifoldxyz @jackbutcher @CryptoSteveWand @skeenee_art @ConnieDigital @ericprhodes @0xPolygon @marble_cards @DeGodsNFT @MemeExplorers @poapxyz @aavegotchi @punk9059 @doodles @Porsche @GameOfThrones @Deadfellaz @betty_nft @BoredApeYC @Spatial_io @monaverse @OriginArtMuseum
41:16
January 25, 2023
Rizzle Rambles on Decentralization & Interoperability
Rizzle Rambles on Decentralization & Interoperability
SOLO EPISODE WITH RIZZLE Rizzle recorded a solo episode this week (my kiddo has put me through the ringer over the past few days) talking about the ethos that used to/should still be core to this space of our ours: Decentralization & Interoperability.  He covers the three year history of the WIP Meetup which has tried to embody the best of these two pillars and contrasts it against other silo'd projects that are using this decentralized tech to create limited worlds and experiences. Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @napster @Metallica @midjourney_ai @cryptovoxels @monaverse @miguelgarest @Cheaterflums @toxsam @dankvr @OnChainChain @metalympics @Spatial_io @sandyme0ws @itscarolinaduh_ @foxyoga_om @Paradoxx_Media @Ezincr @itsreallysho @DragoNateYT @lordkanwulf @Brook_Hawk @supahmarbler @Tyrberg @fabianospeziari @patriziabarnato
33:06
January 11, 2023
New Year New Rabbit Hole
New Year New Rabbit Hole
Happy New Year everyone, The Matthew & Rizzle Show is back! Hopefully you were able to touch grass and catch some extra zzz's over the holidays.  Rizzle and I are back in the saddle and kick off 2023 chatting about:  - all the no-/low-cost mints artists are launching on their Manifold contracts + on Nifty Gateway - the key differences and trade offs of 1155 vs 721 mints - Rizzle's holiday experimentation with ai art - the need for an aggregator for crypto(art) history - 3 year anniversary of The WIP Meetup  New projects on our radars include mint.fun and nftyauctions.xyz (use at your own discretion)  Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @manifoldxyz @niftygateway @VitalikButerin @MetageistVR @mintdotfun @WGMeets @ROBNESSOFFICIAL @maxosirisart @ericprhodes @marble_cards @Hackatao @Cent @NFTimmy @openai @midjourney_ai @hawkwardart @FlyFrogsNFT @Saschlander @monaverse @jaygotgame @Fractilians7 @fabianospeziari @patriziabarnato
33:12
January 04, 2023
Crypto Taxes & Holidays in the Metaverse
Crypto Taxes & Holidays in the Metaverse
Happy holidays yall! A massive thank you to everyone who has listened to the Matthew & Rizzle show this year. Your support and listenership are everything.  In the spirit of the season, Rizzle and I kicked off the last MARS episode of 2022 talking about *drumroll, please* paying crypto taxes. We're not accountants, but we have been through crypto tax season a few times so offered a few tips that may help folks.  We also audited the success of the daily Monaverse X Rizzle Advent Calendar parties Rizzle and team have been putting on day in and day out throughout December.  Make sure to hit up the WIP on Thursday December 22nd from 12 pm PT / 8 pm UTC to send out the year on a pepe-themed high. Shout-outs & Shots-fired:  @TokenTax @natealexnft @trislit @NFTbank_ai @marco_tassotti @pepe_designer @skeenee_art @supahmarbler @Tyrberg @MemeExplorers @SamuelLJackson @nftsmart @monaverse @Saschlander @0_Metaverse @BelloneLeandro @VoxelArchitects @toxsam @cryptoavatarsio @Ezincr @raregotchi @EclecticMethod @neonglitch86 @XCOPYART @CultCryptoArt @MetageistVR @cryptovoxels @aavegotchi @TheCryptoArcade @xavieriturralde @missalsimpson @fabianospeziari @patriziabarnato @foxyoga_om @DragoNateYT @ConnieDigital @DLROWiAM
42:49
December 21, 2022
The History Episode: The Rizzle Block, CV as Store of Metaverse History & Etching the Blockchain
The History Episode: The Rizzle Block, CV as Store of Metaverse History & Etching the Blockchain
Happy bday Rizzle!  Yesterday was the hypemaster of the metaverse's bday, and as per tradition, crazy ass avatars gathered in Rizzle's CV apartment (originally gifted to him by Twobadour) where the Rizzle Block was born and still lives (currently hidden beneath the bar there). It's a silly tradition if you think about it, but it's our silly tradition that's been going on three years strong in CryptoVoxels. CryptoVoxels is rich in much more metaverse history as well. Evilvoxels shared a recent tweet highlighting the value of CV parcels *after* the original builder passes away irl. All the builds built and designed by the late, great Alotta Money, for example, are time capsules that keep the spirit of their original designer and creator alive. CV as 'Store of History' is a powerful, powerful feature.   Matt Kane just released his new project "Etch" in collaboration with 0xdeca and it taps the same rich history of the blockchain by giving everyone the tools to annotate NFTs in a way that results in unique generative works of art. Make sure you check it out: https://deca.art/etch We wrap up the episode reflecting on the public square debates on Crypto Twitter concerning Operator Filters, or marketplace re-sale blockers.  Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @hueviews @manifoldxyz @Fractilians7 @neonglitch86 @supahmarbler @twobadour @cryptovoxels @Brook_Hawk @FlyFrogsNFT @RizzleBlock @JamesSW16 @money_alotta @bnolan @MattKaneArtist @dankvr @0xDecaArt @seaofarrows @AsyncArt @Spotify @WhatsApp @foxyoga_om @NonFunGerbils @LukeGerbil @MetageistVR @thesarahshow @missalsimpson @DragoNateYT @toxsam @aavegotchi @fabianospeziari @patriziabarnato @cryptoavatarsio @HumaniumMetal @niftygateway @monaverse @opensea @Vince_Van_Dough @polygonalmind @AvaStarsNFT
38:42
December 14, 2022
[MARS Classic] Chatting in the hyperbaric chamber of metaverse growth with Jiho from Axie Infinity
[MARS Classic] Chatting in the hyperbaric chamber of metaverse growth with Jiho from Axie Infinity
The people have spoken and 2022's most popular MARS episode was this classic MARS episode originally released in January 2022 (which seems sooo long ago) when Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Sky Mavis & Axie Infinity co-founder, head of growth, community guru Jiho about... a lot.  Topics discussed include: the (then) upcoming mega update at Axie Inifinity, recounting the monumental growth of 2021, and all-things community like starting an early community, the three C's of community (communication, cadence and consistency), community scaling and much more.  Everyone who listens to this episode is in for a tweet so please enjoy this masterclass in community and metaverse nation state building with the one and only Jiho. Shout-outs & Shots-fired:  @nftsmart @niftytime @theWIPmeetup @NFTland @metalympics @nft42_ @foxyoga_om @ezincr @sandyme0ws @MattAndRizzShow @Jihoz_Axie @axieinfinity @skymavishq @CryptoKitties @discord @SubstackInc @Medium @FortniteGame @Warcraft @MrBeast @loomnetwork @niftygateway @cloudwhiteNFT @AxieFreak @irfreak @ChuckFresco @dan_OpenSea @EddOpensea @pranksy @j1mmyeth
47:02
December 07, 2022
If you're not having fun you're doing crypto wrong
If you're not having fun you're doing crypto wrong
MONAVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR EVENT FTW!!! After a string of critique heavy episodes, Rizzle and I decided to shift focus to the more positive side of crypto: namely having fun. Crypto has always been fun, if you knew where to look, especially around the end of the year holidays. Way back in 2019 and 2020 the NFT marketplace Mintbase threw legendary, month-long Advent Calendar events deep in the heart of CryptoVoxels. Crypto projects sponsored the event gifting tokens, art and NFTs. Amazing memories were made. Well this year (literally tomorrow December 1st) Rizzle & Monaverse are playing this back. A month-long Advent Calendar celebration will unfold daily in Monaverse. Stay tuned for the announcement tweets from Rizzle and Monaverse.  This is part of a broader trend though that started back in 2018 and has continued until this very day: artists not giving a fuck and just doing their thing. That vibe is infectious and imho is responsible for everything fun in crypto. That's also the reason why I think that if you're not having fun you're doing crypto wrong. Shout-outs & Shots-fired:  @artblocks_io @ArtOnBlockchain @MacTuitui @TrustWallet @mintbase @nategeier @carolinwend @cryptovoxels @opensea @cent @AxieInfinity @monaverse @MemeExplorers @rarecandyxyz @Mighty_33 @MetaJAX @DAOrecords_ @SugarClub_ @skeenee_art @AsyncArt @raregotchi @iamckbubbles @rara_social @TheLoveHandlz @aavegotchi @sandyme0ws @catswilleatyou @beeple @CryptoMotors_io @VoxelArchitects @Fractilians7 @poapxyz @MattKaneArtist @kennethchongeth @Coldie @missalsimpson @SuperRare @mightymooseART @n0shot1 @mlibty @0xSteady @steadybreaks @0_metaverse @MetageistVR
30:07
December 01, 2022
How to (not) kill a crypto project
How to (not) kill a crypto project
RIP Cryptovoxels. With the passing of time, it's inevitable that we'll see many crypto projects fail and fold. While projects fail for myriad reasons, in the crypto space an unfortunately increasingly common reason why crypto projects fail is from deviating too far away from their original mission & community. This is usually not an overnight phenomenon, but instead occurs as a result of a million individual small decisions that compound over time.  Luckily there are many crypto projects that are keeping it 100 with their mission & community. Projects like AsyncArt, ArtBlocks, Manifold, NG, POAP and Monaverse exemplify the ways you can create a successful crypto project: have founders that use their project, passionately; build in public; listen to the community; bias for quality over quantity.  Every decision matters though. One major mis-step can sink a community and in turn an entire crypto business. Rizzle and I chat about the response to the SuperRare RarePass their released last week and the divided response from their community and the space at large. We also discuss the slow-motion train wreck that is Cryptovoxels as an example of pretty much all the things a project can do to ensure it fails.   Shout-outs & Shots-fired:  @supahmarbler @Tyrberg @Flynnjamm @0xSteady @fabianospeziari @monaverse @SteadyBreaks @cryptovoxels @bitpixi @bnolan @cent @artblocks_io @MattKaneArtist @niftygateway @maxosirisart @missalsimpson @poapxyz @worthalter @KnownOrigin_io @rarible @AsyncArt @ArtOnBlockchain @conlan @n0shot1 @OnChainChain @dfinzer @xanderatallahh @rareperkins @SuperRareRoses @SuperRareJohn @justinmmelillo @dccockfoster @gcockfoster @manifoldxyz @richerd @NonFungibleLuke @discord @Twitter @SuperRare @opensea
40:50
November 23, 2022
Big Tech ain't dead and neither is the Metaverse
Big Tech ain't dead and neither is the Metaverse
The mainstream media is once again (literally, for like the 400th time) jumping on the grave of crypto pronouncing it dead in the wake of the FTX/Alameda implosion and Genesis shit shows. Unlike the previous 400 times crypto died, however, the MSM seems to believe that big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and their ilk are approaching death's front door as well in light of the recent wave of layoffs occurring at these places. Rizzle and I chat about why journos keep getting this shit so wrong, what the metaverse is today, and what we think the future of the metaverse may and may not look like. We also revisit the spreading contagion from the CEXs and how folks can stay safe and wrap up with a preview of what folks can expect at the WIPsgiving that we'll be throwing at The WIP tomorrow at 12 pm PT. Shout-outs & Shots-fired:  @cryptovoxels @Apple @monaverse @MetageistVR @dankvr @trislit @AndrewSteinwold @boomboxheads @TrustWallet @Ledger @rainbowdotme @stellabelle @Ezincr @opensea @Cent @niftygateway @BoredApeYC @franklinisbored @cryptopunksnfts @fabianospeziari @0xSteady
44:12
November 16, 2022
Praising the NonNFT Summit & Debating the KO acquisition
Praising the NonNFT Summit & Debating the KO acquisition
Jfc another decade happened over the last week. Hope yall are staying safe out there.  Before touching on the FTX fiasco and the state of CEXs in general, Rizzle and I chat about the NonNFT Summit, the best cryptoart gathering ever organized by the incredible Neurocolor & Moxarra, touch on some of the early plans for Rizzlefest, and debate ebay's $45M acquisition of the cryptoart marketplace KnownOrigin. Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @NonNftSummit @Moxarra @pasteinpeace @SuperRare @verticalcrypto @co1born @micolmicolmicol @ScrillaVentura @sextileband @basileus_eth @WGMeets @hnftfest @stellabelle @NFTlondon @KnownOrigin_io @eBay @niftygateway @jimbob_87 @mightymooseART @skygolpe @editionalapp @bnolan @opensea @artnome @makersplace @rarible @manifoldxyz @coinbase @FTX_Official @Gemini @Poloniex @poapxyz @fabianospeziari
41:28
November 09, 2022
GET OFF MY METAVERSE LAWN
GET OFF MY METAVERSE LAWN
Some episodes just name themselves. If you listen to the first half of this episode you'll literally hear Rizzle shouting at the new influencooors to get off his metaverse lawn lmfao. The rest of our chat strolls around the neighborhood of 'being early' and the good and bad that comes with that. We also touch on the Art Gobblers drop and ensuing bi-polar reaction on twitter and tease out a topic for next week's episode: ebay's acquisition of KnownOrigin for $45 million. Shout-outs & Shots-fired:  @poapxyz @Cent @RarelyGifted @n0shot1 @AsyncArt @mightymooseART @ConnieDigital @WizardX_0x @twobadour @trislit @artgobblers @bryanbrinkman @justinroiland @BobRossOfficial @cryptovoxels @decentraland @jaygotgame @fabianospeziari @FlyFrogsNFT @mfnkl @DragoNateYT @KnownOrigin_io @opensea @stellabelle
41:05
November 02, 2022
On-chain History & Reddit "Digital Collectibles"
On-chain History & Reddit "Digital Collectibles"
This week Rizzle and & talked about the history on-chain based on this recent tweet and how every collector and new community in this space is playing a hand at adding value to the immutable history being written into the blockchain. From there we segue into the Reddit's "digital collectible" experiment and what that may portend for the future of NFT Land and the future of onboarding folks into the metaverse. Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @supahmarbler @MemeExplorers @prrfbeauty @MagazineNFT @MLOdotArt @Wikipedia @SuperRare @criptocromo @EleRebbi @michaeljackson @XCOPYART @cent @0xPolygon @EclecticMethod @cryptovoxels @sugaH75531996 @monaverse @pranksy @cryptoavatarsio @CryptoAvatars @decentraland
42:08
October 26, 2022
We have nothing to lose, all over again
We have nothing to lose, all over again
This week Rizzle and I talked shit on the state of metaverse meetups. Most of them are boring. Straight up. We gotta figure out ways to regularly make highly engaging and more importantly FUN in-world activities. Simply jumping in-world to look around at a gallery won't cut it. And simply throwing money at the problem ~cough~ Meta ~cough~ won't work either. We talked about the evolution of the WIP, the different challenges along the way beginning with audio problems and wrapped up talking about our attempt to focus on cracking imho THE biggest problem in the metaverse: making metaverse meetups fun. The WIP has never been about money and isn't a business. Along the way we've morphed and jumped around different discords. Together with the growing WIP Crew, we've always approached every new decision feeling like we had nothing to lose which helps when it comes to going all-in on a certain decision or path. And with this latest challenge we're right back there with nothing to lose, all over again. Shout-outs & Shots-fired: @discord @nftsmart @growyourbase_ @MemeExplorers @n0shot1 @j1mmyeth @trislit @songadaymann @DragoNateYT @monaverse @cryptovoxels @decentraland @open_metaverse @BoredApeYC @OthersideMeta @metalympics @sandyme0ws @itscarolinaduh_ @Dat_Ogar @Pointshark1 @bitpixi @Brook_Hawk
38:37
October 19, 2022
Crypto Community in NFT Land: Past, Present & Future
Crypto Community in NFT Land: Past, Present & Future
Rizzle and I are taking MARS private.  For the foreseeable future MARS episodes are just going to Rizzle and I (Matthew aka @niftytime) running our mouths like back in the day when we started recording in 2019. On this episode we talk about a few different things, but what are mainly talking about is the evolution of crypto communities in NFT Land since roughly around 2018 until present day: what's changed, stayed the same and where we think crypto community may end up heading forward.  I sincerely believe crypto-powered communities are fundamentally different from the communities of web2 and earlier. The tools, the immutable history, the portable and mostly interoperable naming standards most web3 projects have adopted are helping to keep communities intact and in contact with one another over time, even as original communities and their members shift attention to other projects or communities and/or after a project that served as a digital home disappears or loses appeal. If you enjoy this episode, please share it with others.  Shout-outs & Shots Fired: @cryptovoxels @josiebellini @DeFi_Dad @Ezincr @Roblox @j1mmyeth @BoredApeYC @SuperRare @hicetnunc2000 @objktcom @Cent @rarible @monaverse @etherscan @decentraland @BlenderStudio_
39:58
October 12, 2022
[WIP Crew Series] Filming metaverse history with Paradoxx, the first metaverse videographer
[WIP Crew Series] Filming metaverse history with Paradoxx, the first metaverse videographer
To round out the WIP Crew Series interviews, Matthew & Rizzle chopped it up the very first videographer of the metaverse himself, Paradoxx. We talked about how Paradoxx created a whole new category of creator: the metaverse videographer, and some seminal moments along the way from early Cent days, to working with HiveMuse, joining the WIP Crew, working on the B20 metaverse event launch party, receiving a Metapurse grant and finally joining the Monaverse team.  Shout-outs and shots fired: @Cent @MetageistVR @maxosirisart @DragoNateYT @josiebellini @tvabby @nbatopshot @TakesItnMakesIt @nessnissla @j1mmyeth @HiveMuseum @cryptovoxels @twobadour @metapurse @growyourbase_ @Ezincr @monaverse @justinmmelillo @artblocks_io @MLOdotArt @opensea @beeple @raregotchi @skeenee_art @MovieShots @NFTStudios_io @ArtOnBlockchain Previous Episodes: - Dragonate - Sho - Sandy Meows - Foxyoga - Carolinaduhh - EZinCrypto Paradoxx's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paradoxx_Media _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
48:43
September 28, 2022
Learning and earning in the metaverse with Esther, founder of Hundo.xyz
Learning and earning in the metaverse with Esther, founder of Hundo.xyz
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with with Esther, founder of the instructional platform Hundo.xyz that's currently in beta.  Hundo aims to be a platform where 1 billion people and learning and earning in the metaverse in ways that open up opportunities for paid jobs and gigs in the emerging web3 powered future.  Shout-outs and shots-fired: @hundo_xyz @spatialxr @CrystalLight @tiktok_us @ethereum @0xPolygon @PlayVALORANT @ClashofClans @FortniteGame @trvisXX @Minecraft @Roblox  @VitalikButerin @flufworld @altstatemachine
45:05
September 21, 2022
[WIP Crew Series] Saying death to audio problems with Dragonate
[WIP Crew Series] Saying death to audio problems with Dragonate
This week Matthew & Rizzle take a walk down WIP memory lane with WIP Crew member #1, Dragonate. Dragonate was the very first member of the WIP Crew dating back to April 2020. He emerged after one particularly trying WIP where audio issue nearly killed the show with a readymade audio solution. The rest is history.  But Dragonate's metaverse adventure began before the WIP back on Cent. Since then, however, Dragonate's presence and impact on NFT land has grown dramatically.  In addition to being the audio wizard with the WIP, Dragonate is involved and supports several dozen other projects and communities - the dude is prolific.  Dragonate is one of the brightest spots in the metaverse and when you hear this episode you'll know why.  Shout-outs and shots fired: @DragoNateYT @Nexo @Cent @cryptovoxels @VB_Audio @OBSProject @growyourbase_ @pixa_nft @lagoframe @page_dao @nft42_ @NonFunGerbils @metalympics @AvaStarsNFT @WhaleSharkETH @WhaleMembers @E1337Metawear @metapurse @discord @Server_Forge @0xQuit @prrfbeauty @RASC_WTF @metamunch_eth @forgottenrunes @j1mmyeth @CyberBrokers_ @BoredApeYC @PurrnelopesCC @marble_cards @CryptoAtomsDapp @CryptoKitties @Besancia @makersplace Previous Episode: - Sho - Sandy Meows - Foxyoga - Carolinaduhh Dragonate's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DragoNateYT _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
58:30
September 14, 2022
3 Year Anniversary Episode with Matthew & Rizzle
3 Year Anniversary Episode with Matthew & Rizzle
Matthew & Rizzle talk about what it's been like talking shit and recording podcasts together for the last three years. The duo cover everything from Cent days on forward to present day. Dragonate also makes a cameo towards the end.  It's good times and foreshadows what the Matthew & Rizzle show will become (again): a show focused on two friends who became full-time builders and creators in NFT land giving their (mildly) hot takes on the state of things.  Shout-outs & Shots Fired: @Brook_Hawk @MLOdotArt @Cent @tryrollhq @cryptovoxels @j1mmyeth @nft42_ @Samsung @niftygateway @Coldie @trippyogi @ArtBasel @TroyFitzpatric @CryptoMotors_io @VoxelArchitects @RAREGOTCHI @money_alotta @conlan @WhaleSharkETH @ModeratsArt @SamHarrisOrg @sandyme0ws @itscarolinaduh_ @poapxyz @foxyoga_om @worthalter @muratpak @ghosts_project @mrmisang @thesarahshow @rara_social @huddln_ @miguelgarest @aavegotchi
46:56
September 07, 2022
Rizzle chats with with Amir from Bomani Digital
Rizzle chats with with Amir from Bomani Digital
Rizzle had a solo chat with Amir from Bomani Digital. The duo discuss Oddballs, the project Amir is building out at Bomani and shares some super relevant takes on where the web3 space is from a builder's perspective, using ai art, and how people generally think about building experiences around their projects.   Amir Twitter: https://twitter.com/Amir_dbab Bomani Digital Twitter: https://twitter.com/bomanistudio Shout-outs & Shots Fired: @Dontbeabotnft @webflow @nameless_nft @manifoldxyz @thirdweb_ @midjourney @FloatiesNFT @Pokemon @BoredApeYC @cryptopunksnfts @discord @AdamBombSquad @Deadfellaz _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
51:30
August 24, 2022
Building in the metaverse with meta architect Pointshark
Building in the metaverse with meta architect Pointshark
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Pointshark, and OG meta architect and virtual builder.  Pointshark's day job is in the IRL construction industry, so his perspective as a virtual builder is intimately informed by his real life building expertise. Pointshark talk about how he found crypto and NFT land while working construction and the community that immediately embraced him early on that propelled him to dive deeper into the metaverse until he found the small cadre of expert meta architects like Dat Ogar and the late Alotta Money who were busy building out the virtual world of Cryptovoxels.  Pointshark is one of the premier virtual builders today, but his journey is infinitely relatable and should highlight how anyone in this space can dive in and make a name for themselves.  Pointshark twitter: https://twitter.com/Pointshark1 Shout-outs & Shots Fired: @cryptovoxels @CryptoKitties @Trezor @MetaMask @Dodgers @MarkDate @BitcoinLouie @satman78704554 @editionalapp @jbrukh @Minecraft @StreetFighter @rarible @Cent @TheSandboxGame @decentraland @SomniumSpace @SubstrataVr @money_alotta @OnChainChain @WizardX_0x @VoxelArchitects @DefiNft @Particlon_xyz @MattKaneArtist @mightymooseART @luluixixix @KnownOrigin_io @makersplace @WGMeets @conlan @AsyncArt _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
01:02:36
August 17, 2022
[WIP Crew Series] Turning the volume up in the metaverse with Sho
[WIP Crew Series] Turning the volume up in the metaverse with Sho
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the loudest voice in the metaverse, host of the Afties on the WIP Meetup, and wearer of many other hats, Sho. If you're a fan of the Afties, then sit back, crack open a cold one, and get ready for a fun one. Sho starts off with a potted history up to his joining the WIP Crew before giving a spicy take of the current state of the metaverse. Sho doesn't hold back his criticism for valid reasons. The space needs to mature and the only way that will happen is if we hold it accountable. In a rare shout out though, Dragonate and Vitalik Buterin received rare praise from Sho. We hope you enjoy Shout-outs and shots fired: @VitalikButerin @dragonateyt @cryptovoxels @Cent @Ezincr @sandyme0ws @itscarolinaduh_ @foxyoga_om @Paradoxx_Media @NFTimmy @lord_kanwulf @Brook_Hawk @RTFKT @Nike Previous Episode: - Sandy Meows - Foxyoga - Carolinaduhh Sho's Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsreallysho _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
01:12:09
August 10, 2022
Introducing CryptoStellas with Stellabelle
Introducing CryptoStellas with Stellabelle
This week, Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the OG crypto artist and provocateur par excellence Stellabelle (note the spelling y'all - all one word, no capital 'b' and an 'e' at the end).  Stellabelle has an epic drop of 23 works from her legendary CryptoStellas collection scheduled to go live on Nifty Gateway on Monday August 8th at 6:30 pm ET. There is A LOT of history and criticism to unpack in this collection. At a high level, the collection can be viewed as a group of unheralded Saints vs. overplayed Sinners. Stellebelle highlights the group of builders, innovators, and artists who helped give birth to a movement that she sees being taken over and corrupted by outsider influencers who have infiltrated the gates.  Stellabelle is an absolute force. She brings a potent mix of humor and acerbic criticism to the fore in every conversation. Please enjoy. Nifty Gateway Drop (Monday August 8th) Details & Links: - 18x 1/1 Auctions (9x 24 hr Auctions; 9x 48 hr Auctions) + 2x 1/1 $1 Drawings, 6:30 pm ET ~ - 3x Open Editions, $77 per edition, 7:00 pm ET ~ 8:17 pm ET Shout-outs & Shots Fired: @beeple @opensea @SuperRare @niftygateway @steemit @cryptoyuna @LoganPaul @CryptoZoonBSC @verticalcrypto @hardrocknicks @ScrillaVentura @ROBNESSOFFICIAL @Coinbase_NFT @objktcom @nftnow @EmpressTrash @blackboxdotart @AsyncArt @artnome @guyoseary @SubstackInc @moonpay @Grandenchilada @co1born @fx_hash_ @Gemini _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
01:22:58
August 03, 2022
Sprinting towards Media3 with Omega Runner co-founder Bryce Anderson
Sprinting towards Media3 with Omega Runner co-founder Bryce Anderson
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Bryce Anderson about his latest project Omega Runner. Bryce hails from Hollywood and the movie and entertainment industry, and is pulling on all that experience with Omega Runner, a project that Bryce describes as Media3 (to differentiate it from the monolithic catch-all that web3 currently is). There is a lot of potential for content creators to leverage their creations in the crypto-space vis-a-vis the traditional media establishment that allows for more creator-control of IP and decision making and Omega Runner is a very interesting early experiment in that direction.  Shout-outs & Shots Fired: @omegaxrunner @brycebanderson @unitedtalent @MadMaxMovie @HelloMetaversal @TheHungerGames @netflix @MediaThree59 @BoredApeYC @starwars @warnerbros @yugalabs _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
51:22
July 27, 2022
[WIP Crew Series] A chat with POAP Master ItsCarolinaDuhh
[WIP Crew Series] A chat with POAP Master ItsCarolinaDuhh
For the next installment of the WIP Crew Series where Matthew & Rizzle sit down and chat with each member of the WIP Crew, the boys speak with POAP Master ItsCarolinaDuhh. Based on rough, back-of-the-envelope math, Carolina has minted and distributed over 200,000 NFTs as POAPs across 2,000+ events. But Carolina is more than a POAP Master. Much more.  The boys chat with Carolina about her entrance into the web3 and NFT space, her surprise familial connection (shocked even Matthew & Rizzle), her favorite communities, and much more. Shout-outs and shots fired: @poapxyz @sandyme0ws @nftsmart @DragoNateYT @MattAndRizzShow @niftytime @NFTland @worthalter @basileus_eth @money_alotta @banklessDAO @AvaStarsNFT @MetaJAX @FellenzMusic @Ezincr @ConnieDigital @KaneMayfield @LouieCRhymes @page_dao @OnChainChain @FlyFrogsNFT @CyberBrokers_ @spherical_art @ARTorDAI @Mighty_33 @DLROWiAM @foxyoga_om @Cipher_eth @EclecticMethod Previous Episode: - Sandy Meows - Foxyoga ItsCarolinaDuhh Twitter: https://twitter.com/itscarolinaduh_ _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
36:47
July 14, 2022
Diving into interactive & dynamic art with George & Terence from Olta.Art
Diving into interactive & dynamic art with George & Terence from Olta.Art
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with long-time Centians and builders George & Terence, creators of Olta.Art. The focus of this episode is on finding the best way to conceptualize the Olta project and what it's aiming to do for interactive and dynamic art. George & Terence have plans to add multi-editions to their project to help expand the addressable market of collectors. After that they will focus on community-focused efforts.  Shout-outs: @Cent @terryreillyo @OnChainChain @artblocks_io @fx_hash_ @FeralFile @laurean0solis Olata Twitter: https://twitter.com/OltaArt _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
33:03
June 29, 2022
[WIP Crew Series] Having fun touching grass in the Metaverse with Sandy Meows
[WIP Crew Series] Having fun touching grass in the Metaverse with Sandy Meows
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the one, the only, the indefatigable Sandy Meows, leader of the Power WIP Girls on the WIP Crew as well as community builder & manager at OG projects like Token Smart.  Last Thursday at the WIP Meetup, Sandy emerged out of an extended break from crypto. The conversation kicks off digging into the background behind her choice to unplug from the metaverse, her focus on mental and physical wellbeing during that break, reflecting on the habits and approach to work that prompted her to take a break, why she decided to return, and what she plans on focusing on now that she is back and ready to attach the space anew.  This episode is a must listen for anyone battling against burnout and the added mental burden of a down market. Keep your head up. Take charge of your physical and mental wellbeing. You can make this.    Shout-outs and shots fired: @CryptoKitties @WhaleShark_Pro @Paradoxx_Media @foxyoga_om @nft42_ @Cipher_eth @EclecticMethod @crypto_coven @NateAlexNFT @secretproject @quintamf @OthersideMeta Sandy Meows Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandyme0ws _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
36:18
June 15, 2022
Meditating in the Metaverse with Foxyoga
Meditating in the Metaverse with Foxyoga
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Foxyoga, the chillest soul in the metaverse, host of the MARS Podcast listening party in the Token Smart discord, and creator of Meta Break. The conversation kicks off digging into Foxy's pre-crypto background growing up in Venezuela before diving down the crypto rabbit hole that brought her together with Matthew & Rizzle, Token Smart, The WIP and all of the things, including her popular weekly meditation sessions, Foxy has going on today. Foxyoga is the future of crypto and NFTs today.  Shout-outs and shots fired: @sandyme0ws @tastytoastys @songadaymann @opensea @lordkanwulf @itscarolinaduh @cryptovoxels @TheSandboxGame @CryptoFoxesNFT @OnChainChain @fabianospeziari Foxyoga Twitter: https://twitter.com/foxyoga_om _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
35:36
June 08, 2022
In the right place with Johan & Mattias from MEME.com
In the right place with Johan & Mattias from MEME.com
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Johan & Mattias, co-founders of Marble Cards and MEME Explorers and partners to the weekly WIP Meetup.  The conversation kicks off with a brief look back into both Johan's and Mattias' pre-crypto entrepreneurial origin stories before diving into their early foray into web3 creating Marble Cards, a project that let's you mint bookmarks of the internet into NFTs, and MEME Explorers, their latest project that aims to establish a market for memes or the currency of culture on the internet. Along the way takes on the current state of the metaverse and the partnership between MEME and The WIP are also discussed. Shout-outs and shots fired: @marble_cards @MemeExplorers @CryptoKitties @dogecoin @cryptovoxels @decentraland @Minecraft @conlan MEME Twitter: https://twitter.com/MemeExplorers Johan Twitter: https://twitter.com/johanunger Mattias Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tyrberg _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
49:11
June 01, 2022
Deep diving into Voxels and the metaverse with Bitpixi
Deep diving into Voxels and the metaverse with Bitpixi
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Bitpixi of Voxels (formerly known as Cryptovoxels).  Bitpixi leads UX at Voxels, but like everyone in the space, she wears many more hats. She is a community champion and event leader amongst other roles. The conversation begins with Bitpixi digging into her web2 past where she worked at Meitu and Gfycat before falling for the creative allure of the Ethereum ecosystem where she diverted 100% of her focus. Most of the chat focuses on Bitpixi's role at Voxels, how Voxels has evolved over time, and where it's heading.  Shout-outs and shots fired: @CryptoKitties @mooncatrescue @larvalabs @meituofficial @Gfycat @devils_lexicon @decentraland @TheSandboxGame @RarePizzas @Pizza_DAO @Minecraft @thibaultsimar @bnolan @CHAD_XP @Tipyourdjdoteth @DJHeatDC @OBEYGIANT @DragoNateYT @bitlectro @money_alotta @Brook_Hawk @yofolkops @weknowparties @super_yeti @FlyFrogsNFT @Southside_City @unity Voxel Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptovoxels Bitpixi Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitpixi _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
58:54
May 25, 2022
A chat with Love Handlz, Paula, Susi and Jeremy from Ocean Defenders
A chat with Love Handlz, Paula, Susi and Jeremy from Ocean Defenders
This week Rizzle spoke with the team behind Ocean Defenders about what they are doing to help defend the oceans and how you can help.  The Ocean Defenders' Twitter: https://twitter.com/Defenders_ocean Love Handlz Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLoveHandlz _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
47:22
May 18, 2022
Rapping about web3's past, present and future with Cipher co-founder EZinCrypto
Rapping about web3's past, present and future with Cipher co-founder EZinCrypto
This week Matthew & Rizzle are back with a new episode featuring the one and only EZinCrypto. The boys go way back in time to discuss the good old days on Cent focusing on the "share, learn, and collaborate" ethos that became the rocket fuel for many in NFT land before digging into EZ's latest music-focusing project Cipher. For everyone curious about what the real old days of the space were like, you're not going to want to miss this one. EZ's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ezincr Cipher Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cipher_eth _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
54:24
May 12, 2022
[MARS Classic] A Non Fungible Talk with POAP founder Patricio W.
[MARS Classic] A Non Fungible Talk with POAP founder Patricio W.
Rizzle will finally get back from Europe tomorrow just in time for the WIP (at 12 pm PT in the MEME Explorers discord), so we would like to uncork one more vintage MARS episode for everyone. Last March, we had the good fortune of speaking with Patricio, the founder of the Proof of Attendance Protocol, otherwise known by its epic acronym POAP. POAPs have become an essential fixture for WIP attendees at every WIP over the past few years thanks to the POAP master herself Carolinaduh as well as at every respectable virtual gathering throughout the metaverse. It's almost a public good at this point. We dove into the genesis story of the POAP protocol, Patricio's background, and his vision for where POAP may head next.  If you would like to learn more about Patricio and POAP, please refer to the following links: Patricio's Twitter: https://twitter.com/worthalter POAP Twitter: https://twitter.com/poapxyz _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
59:45
May 04, 2022
[MARS Classic] Seb & Nathan, The Sandbox
[MARS Classic] Seb & Nathan, The Sandbox
Rizzle is off in Europe doing big European NFT conference things, so this week we will share another classic episode from the MARS vault.  Two years back we spoke with Seb and Nathan about the crypto-powered virtual world called The Sandbox that they were (and still are) building. Listen back on the vision these two had for The Sandbox then and afterwards download The Sandbox client and hop in-world to see where they are at today. They've come a long way, but for sure there is still so much left to build and create as more and more users jump in-world. Original Episode Synopsis: "Seb and Nathan of The Sandbox, the user-generated VR game platform for the metaverse. Seb and Nathan unpack the various layers that form the platform of The Sandbox, the tokenomics of the project, the unique ways that the #PlayToEarn meme applies to LAND owners, game builders and regular players, and much, much more." NOTE: The LAND giveaway event discussed in this episode has obviously expired (but seriously how dank is it that we gave away LAND). _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
57:07
April 27, 2022
[MARS Classic] Jim McNelis, Creator of Avastars
[MARS Classic] Jim McNelis, Creator of Avastars
In honor of the 2 year anniversary since the mainnet launch of the fully on-chain PFP project Avastars, we are brining back a conversation that was recording in January of 2020 BEFORE the launch of Avastars with the creator of Avastars himself, Jim McNelis aka j1mmy.eth.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/j1mmyeth _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences. Episode analytics
51:02
April 20, 2022
Talking about crypto splits & the future with Abram from 0xSplits.xyz
Talking about crypto splits & the future with Abram from 0xSplits.xyz
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Abram, co-founder of 0xSplits, builders of a public and open split protocol. While regular ETH addresses like your MM or Trust wallet address link one address to one recipient, crypto split addresses that you can create using 0xSplits link a single address to many recipients. The implications of this seemingly simple development could have far reaching implications when it comes to multi-party collaboration online, public goods funding and even irl taxes!  Abram unpacks the genesis behind 0xSplits, explains what people can do with splits today and pulls back the covers on the short-term roadmap of upcoming developments. If you have an idea or request for splits please reach out! This is a project that the community can help build alongside the team. If you would like to learn more about Abram and 0xSplits please check out the following links: Rizzle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/abram OxSplits Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xsplits OxSplits Website: https://www.0xsplits.xyz/ Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @0xSplits @songcamp_ @matthewchaim @ourZORA @niftygateway @BlockHeadsNFT @CaptchasNFT @juiceboxETH @Tile_DAO _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
48:35
April 13, 2022
Clanging on about #OnChainChain with #OnChainGang OG Rizzle
Clanging on about #OnChainChain with #OnChainGang OG Rizzle
This week Rizzle jumped on his own damn show as a guest to talk about his upcoming Art Blocks drop #OnChainChain.  As the name of the project implies, Rizzle and co-creators Sebi and Miguel Garest have created a fully on-chain digital wearable chain that owners will be able to use (or rather wear) across different metaverse worlds like CryptoVoxels and The Sandbox with more support to come.  Rizzle unpacks the year of ideating, finding collaborators, building, testing, optimizing - literally all the things - that went into making #OnChainChain a reality, and also digs into the deep past going back to Cent, to his journey at NFT42 and beyond.  If you would like to learn more about Rizzle please check out the following links: Rizzle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/NFTland Artblocks Website: https://www.artblocks.io/ - #OnChainChain is set to drop on Thursday April 14th at 12 pm PT Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @artblocks_io @Cent @NFTland @marble_cards @MemeExplorers @nft42_ @AvaStarsNFT @j1mmyeth @nftsmart @nameless_nft @niftytime @theWIPmeetup @cryptovoxels @miguelgarest @Bullionix_io @NotLarvaLabs @TheSandboxGame @Minecraft @ArtOnBlockchain @skeenee_art @AsyncArt @n0shot1 @twobadour @ConnieDigital @Paradoxx_Media @godfreymeyer @josiebellini @Coldie @CyberKongz @decentraland @VRChat @fx_hash_ @FlyFrogsNFT @mfnkl @ChupacabraPower @mightymooseART @niftytime @PopWonderNFT @LyleOwerko @missalsimpson @youngandsick @TroyFitzpatric @ekaitza_ @trevorjonesart @CubesCrypto @DerpyBirbsETH @MattKaneArtist @robsonartist @bryanbrinkman @stellabelle @jeffgdavis @Cheaterflums _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
01:04:16
April 06, 2022
Emanating the good web3 vibes with artist & builder RoganX
Emanating the good web3 vibes with artist & builder RoganX
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Cent Mafia member turned crypto artist and web3 builder RoganX. The duo dove in to Rogan's latest venture adding his wisdom to tech support and developer relations at the dev-focused figment.io, and discussed the good, the bad and the ugly of the latest boom in DAO interest in addition to reflecting on the good old days on Cent before the whole space blew up. If you would like to learn more about RoganX please check out the following links: RoganX Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoganX4 Figment Website: https://twitter.com/figment_io Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @pan_danil @xbrucethegoose @ceramicnetwork @TheBuilderDAO @developer_dao @dabit3 @Crypto_Skulls @crypt0natrix @WGMeets @AFuckingNobody @joerogan @Cent @ArweaveTeam @solana @discord @tezos @opensea @poapxyz _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
53:28
March 30, 2022
Knocking on all the doors in NFT Land with artist Cryptoyuna
Knocking on all the doors in NFT Land with artist Cryptoyuna
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the inspiring crypto artist Cryptoyuna. Cryptoyuna represents the best of the NFT and cryptoart spaces. Everything she does helps shine a light on all that is possible in the space. As a parent she has shown how NFTs have allowed her to pursue art full-time instead of putting it on hold. As an artist and builder in the space her can-do attitude and ability to hit up anybody to talk about anything highlights how close the next opportunity or project is in the space. Watch Cryptoyuna. She's a force. If you would like to learn more about Cryptoyuna please check out the following links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptoyuna Website: https://cryptoyuna.art/about Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @cryptoyuna @robnessofficial @rarible @SaschaBailey @blockchainartex @makersplace @selfmadeheroes @hellowoca @blackboxdotart @theAngieTaylor @cryptovoxels @AsyncArt @animocabrands @garyvee @maxosirisart @5XPAZ @zenaprchamp @thebigticket205 @MrsBigTicket205 @lostavatars @graffitikings @instagram @EclecticMethod @VectorMeldrew @SLG_artupdates _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
47:10
March 23, 2022
Talking about creating & collecting art that you love with YRDGZ
Talking about creating & collecting art that you love with YRDGZ
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the generative artist YRDGZ (big shout out to @abysms11 for the recommendation!). NFTs, and more specifically cryptoart, changed the entire life trajectory of YRDGZ beginning way back in 2019 when she joined the Editional community where she eventually made her first sale to the legendary Jake Brukhman. From there the trio discuss the blowup of the space that occurred since, her thoughts on the various marketplaces (and gaps that still remain), the golden rule of collecting and creating (i.e. buy and create what you love), and take an aggressive look into her ETH wallet to see what she has been collecting. The conversation is capped off by a beautiful story of an early interaction between YRDGZ's and the one-and-only Max Osiris. If you would like to learn more about YRDGZ please check out the following links. Twitter: https://twitter.com/theYRDGZ  Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @foxyoga_om @ezincr @sandyme0ws @MattAndRizzShow @theYRDGZ @abysms11 @editionalapp @instagram @BoredApeYC @larvalabs @Playform_art @Coldie @instaxHQ @opensea @KnownOrigin_io @rarible @objktcom @ephimera_com @SuperRare @hicetnunc2000 @robnessofficial @maxosirisart @Jay_Delay @luluixixix @secondrealm @iHodl_com_en @CypherpunkGuild @mightymooseART _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
53:54
March 17, 2022
Pulse checking the state of NFT Land with Bryan Brinkman
Pulse checking the state of NFT Land with Bryan Brinkman
This week Matthew & Rizzle caught up with the #2 metaverse influencer and all around amazing human being and artist Bryan Brinkman. The trio talked about a lot including the intersection of digital and physical art and where it's heading, the pros and cons of the burgeoning irl NFT event circuit, comparing minting art in the past versus present, Bryan's upcoming Nifty Gateway drop this Friday, March 11th at 630 pm EST, what he's been collecting and much, much more. If you would like to learn more about Bryan please check out the following links. Twitter: https://twitter.com/bryanbrinkman Nifty Gateway Drop Page: https://niftygateway.com/collections/tragicpop (PW: tragicbrink) Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @Newgrounds @jimmyfallon @FallonTonight @nbcsnl @RickandMorty  @montypython @SuperRare @JohnOrionYoung @money_alotta @Cent @thesarahshow @Coldie @Clubhouse @niftygateway @ArtBasel @ChangeDAO @NFTSxWTF @shapiro500 @cryptovoxels @pranksy @TheSandboxGame @oncyber_io @decentraland @discord @artblocks_io @Sia @FlyFrogsNFT @hotdougs @Tig_Bo @mightymooseART @PopWonderNFT _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
57:19
March 09, 2022
Real talk about art, sex work & web3 with Cryptonatrix
Real talk about art, sex work & web3 with Cryptonatrix
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with artist and web3 dominatrix, Cryptonatrix. The trio dove into the complicated and supremely frustrating current state of sex workers in the web3 space. While the tools and tech provisioned by blockchain would appear to be a perfect fit for sex workers to use to take power back from exploitative platforms and people, unfortunately that's not the current reality. Sex workers are still facing many of the same problems they faced in web 2.0 with the added threat of being doxxed.  While no solutions appear to be close by, hopefully this conversation highlights the risks and major problems sex workers are faced with everyday so we can start identifying real, powerful, and accessible solutions. If you would like to learn more about Cryptonatrix please check out the following links. Website: https://cryptonatrix.xyz/nfts/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypt0natrix  Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @manifoldxyz @coinbase @FWBtweets @Julie_Pacino @Cryptocovennft @forgottenrunes @Deadfellaz @lilithdigital @Julssmae @missroutine_ @creamyjudyNFT _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
46:44
March 02, 2022
Taking next steps into NFT Photography with Marshall from KGP NFT
Taking next steps into NFT Photography with Marshall from KGP NFT
Matthew & Rizzle spoke with photographer Marshall Scheuttle this week about the NFT-photo books he will be helping to create at KGPNFT (Kris Graves Projects NFT) once the project launches in just a few weeks time. KGPNFT is aiming to cater towards the newly NFT photography curious by presenting folks with both an approachable entry point into the scene along with some much needed context and top-shelf story telling. The duo dive into the nuts and bolts of KGPNFT before taking a crash course on the NFT photographer space at large led by Marshall including a peek into how he personally approaches NFT photography collecting. If you would like to learn more about NGP NFT or Marshall please check out the following links. Website: https://www.kgpnft.com/ Pre-sale Access: https://www.kgpnft.com/books/morningstar KGP NFT Twitter: https://twitter.com/KGPNFT Marshall's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fu64 Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @metalympics @nft42_ @foxyoga_om @ezincr @sandyme0ws @MattAndRizzShow @KGPNFT @opensea @larvalabs @niftygateway @QuantumNFT @kgpnyc @WhoIsDaMaster @nydiablas _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
48:59
February 23, 2022
Marrying Movies with NFTs in the Metaverse with Jan & David from MovieShots
Marrying Movies with NFTs in the Metaverse with Jan & David from MovieShots
Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Jan & David from the new NFT project MovieShots that's working on a clever way to integrate NFTs with movies. As Jan & David explain it, MovieShots will release NFTs that feature select stills of every segment of a movie separated by hard-cuts. The first movie they have acquired the global rights to apply this approach to is the 1998 hit Run Lola Run. Introducing NFTs enables keen collectors to own a slice of culture, but the metadata of the NFTs, which will include various key details and descriptors of each scene, can be used to program and create a waterfall of downstream experiences as well.  If you would like to learn more about MovieShots please check out the following links.  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MovieShots Discord: https://discord.io/filmcommunity Website: https://www.movieshots.io/  Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: Shout outs @DeepBlackNFT @DeepBlackAI @CryptoWiener @beeple @2yeahyeah @nessnissla @ross_dallbricht @garyvee _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
59:22
February 16, 2022
Impacting lives using DAOs & NFTs with Brian from CherubsDAO
Impacting lives using DAOs & NFTs with Brian from CherubsDAO
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Brian, creator and lead steward of CherubsDAO. CherubsDAO is an impact fund that will be targeting ROI returning brain health focused research and initiatives with a particular focus on dementia and Alzheimer's disease. We cover a lot of ground including the genesis inspiration behind the project, a deep dive into how CherubsDAO is structured (hint: there is more than just a discord chat), the concept of generative capitalism and much more. If you are on the hunt for some new-new in crypto and NFT land, this episode is for you.  You can follow Brian and CherubsDAO both on Twitter @bmagierski and @CherubsDAO _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
50:23
February 09, 2022
Looking back on cryptoart to see its future with VerticalCrypto Art
Looking back on cryptoart to see its future with VerticalCrypto Art
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Micol, creator and steward of VerticalCrypto Art, a web3 curatorial studio. Micol's entrance into the space, her passion working with creators and artists, the genesis and rapid growth of the VerticalCrypto Art business and brand are all discussed in this episode in addition to thinking through the future of the cryptoart and NFT space. Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @verticalcrypto @SuperRare @ekaitza@cryptoartadvisr @XCOPYART @TroyFitzpatric _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
54:31
February 02, 2022
Sharing spicy takes and Secret Projects in the metaverse with Nate Alex
Sharing spicy takes and Secret Projects in the metaverse with Nate Alex
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the one and only Nate Alex. Nate is the man. He's an OG NFT degen who cut his collecting teeth with CryptoKitties before creating and co-founding projects like Chain Faces, NFT42, Chain Faces Arena, and his latest project hilariously called Secret Project. We retrace his journey, talk some shit, take a peek into Secret Project, and talk about what he has and hasn't been collecting these days. Some notable shout-outs and shots fired in this episode include: @CryptoKitties @opensea @j1mmyeth @squigglyWTF @nft42 @XCOPYART @TomBrady @Pokemon @lsv @muratpak @CoolmanUniverse @TwoBitBears @CryptoMories _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
58:31
January 26, 2022
Shouting out NFT Music with Zora's Latashá
Shouting out NFT Music with Zora's Latashá
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Latashá, musician, force, and head of community programming at ZORA. We dive into Latashá's background as a musician, her journey into the web3 space and what she's doing at ZORA as their head of community programming. Of course the duo deep dives in NFT Music and Latashá provides a bevy of fire recommendations of artists and musicians to keep an eye and ear out for to collect.   There were too many shout outs to list, but here's a helpful list (of twitter handles) to get you started: @ArtByJah @SassyBlack@soundxyz_ @ArtBasel @FWBtweets @Spotify @JameeCornelia @catalogworks @Drift0r @thekidsaresleep @thekidsaresleep @ConnieDigital @dominosmusic @DLROWiAM @doodles @ensdomains @sad_girls_bar @AdamBombSquad @prtyDAO _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
46:20
January 19, 2022
Chatting in the hyperbaric chamber of metaverse growth with Jiho from Axie Infinity
Chatting in the hyperbaric chamber of metaverse growth with Jiho from Axie Infinity
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Sky Mavis & Axie Infinity co-founder, head of growth, community guru Jiho about... a lot. The duo dives into the upcoming mega update at Axie Inifinity, recounted the monumental growth over the past year in particular, and spent a lot of time talking about all-things community: starting an early community, the three C's of community (communication, cadence and consistency), community scaling and much more. Everyone who listens to this episode is in for a tweet so please enjoy this masterclass in community and metaverse nation state building with the one and only Jiho. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
47:02
January 12, 2022
Deep diving into crypto art history with MLOdotArt
Deep diving into crypto art history with MLOdotArt
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with the fine digital artist and crypto art historian @MLOdotArt aka Martin Lukas Ostachowski. Martin takes us back into time and traces his creative journey that brought him into the world of crypto art where, in addition to being an artist, he has been logging the epic history of this burgeoning space on his site mlo.art/history. This was an insanely fun conversation, and all the more special because Martin is a long time MARS listener. We only scratched the surface of crypto art history so look forward to Martin coming back on soon to dive even further into all the fascinating history that's already occurred in this space.  _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
52:35
January 05, 2022
[MARS Classic] Jiho, Co-founder & Head of Growth at Axie Infinity (2020 April 4)
[MARS Classic] Jiho, Co-founder & Head of Growth at Axie Infinity (2020 April 4)
Note: This episode was originally recorded on April 4th 2020. Re-releasing since it's a holiday week, but also to preface the new chat we'll be recording soon with Jiho that we'll release early in 2022. This week Rizzle and Matthew spoke with Jiho, co-founder and Head of Growth at Axie Infinity. Major topics discussed include: the easiest way to start playing Axie Infinity, the amazing Axie community, the significance of the #PlayToEarn meme, current partnerships with Maker & Kyber Network, and a special promise to listeners of the Cent Podcast who are interested in learning how to play Axie Infinity. --- The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
36:01
December 29, 2021
Metaverse travelling with Trippyogi from MetaTravellers
Metaverse travelling with Trippyogi from MetaTravellers
This week Matthew & Rizzle held space with artist, builder, and metaverse inspirer Trippyogi to talk about their latest project MetaTravelers. We dig into the larger ambitions the pfp project has and have time left over to take a pulse check on the current state of the metaverse. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
48:00
December 22, 2021
Real talk with the multi-hyphenate artist David Bianchi
Real talk with the multi-hyphenate artist David Bianchi
Matthew & Rizzle speak with the multi-hyphenate actor, filmmaker, poet, artist David about...everything. After talking about his intense youth David walks us through his creative journey that involves the creation of a new art form David calls Spinema (Spoken Word + Cinema) as well as NFTs including series like the Modern Day Minstrel and much more. David is a FORCE and it was a pleasure to chat with him. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
53:02
December 15, 2021
Innovating at the intersection of social x crypto with RARA's Lawson Baker
Innovating at the intersection of social x crypto with RARA's Lawson Baker
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Lawson from RARA about their next experiment at the innovation of social and crypto. Building off of their first product, a social auction bot integration for discord, they are back with their next experiment: The NFT Race. If you're looking for a fresh take on NFTs and crypto along with novel approaches, RARA and this episode are for you. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
54:36
December 08, 2021
Ribbit. An interview from the pond with FlyFrogs creators Josh & Molly
Ribbit. An interview from the pond with FlyFrogs creators Josh & Molly
Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Josh & Molly about their ~ ribbit ~ PFP project called FlyFrogs. Full disclosure: Matthew owns a few FlyFrogs and Rizzle is Overlord of the Frogs or something super serious. We talk about the wild and crazy transition from their IRL gigs where Josh is a toy developer to launching and selling out an NFT PFP project in 2021. Of course we dig into the FlyFrogs road map and get a bunch of alpha leaks for upcoming ideas and launches from the pond. Something something Flies.   _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences. _______________________ On November 20th, CryptoMotors, the world's first Digital Automaker powered by Ethereum, will launch its first collection of Design Legends NFT cars in collaboration with world-famous automotive designer Scott Robertson. With this drop, CryptoMotors is introducing a new model to its lineup of NFT cars: the Retro Rocket Razer, which is inspired by the American classic ‘Hot Rod.’ The CryptoMotors + Scott Robertson drop will include 51 NFT Retro Rocket cars with four rarity levels, each one featuring custom designs, colors, stats, and NFT traits. Fans of CryptoMotors play-to-earn racing games will be pleased to know that the Retro Rocket is part of the racer family (the same as GEN1 cars and the GEN0 Sport Coupé). Players will have the opportunity to acquire a high-speed, versatile vehicle to compete in tournaments and earn rewards.  The NFT Retro Rocket cars will be sold in two batches and three different currencies on OpenSea here. Batch #1 launches on November 20th at 11:30 am EST and Batch #2 launches on November 25th at 11:30 am EST featuring the remaining 50 cars.  You can find all the details about the drop, available units, colors, and prices on the CryptoMotors’ Medium page. You can also follow the drop and join the CryptoMotors community via Discord. Cryptomotors Website: https://www.cryptomotors.io/event-drop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CryptoMotors/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptomotors_io Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoMotors Scott Robertson Website: http://scottrobertsonworkshops.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scoro5 Twitter: https://twitter.com/scoro5 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJhSmz4zo9t-Z2GdHECW7A
43:22
December 01, 2021
Getting to know Joe & Josh from Society of the Hourglass
Getting to know Joe & Josh from Society of the Hourglass
Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Joe & Josh, co-creators of the pre-launch NFT PFP project Society of the Hourglass. The boys dove into what led Joe & Josh down the NFT rabbit hole, the genesis of Society of the Hourglass, pre-launch plans and ambitions and more. They also had a fun chat about what NFTs everyone (including Matthew & Rizzle) is collecting and why.  _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences. _______________________ On November 20th, CryptoMotors, the world's first Digital Automaker powered by Ethereum, will launch its first collection of Design Legends NFT cars in collaboration with world-famous automotive designer Scott Robertson. With this drop, CryptoMotors is introducing a new model to its lineup of NFT cars: the Retro Rocket Razer, which is inspired by the American classic ‘Hot Rod.’ The CryptoMotors + Scott Robertson drop will include 51 NFT Retro Rocket cars with four rarity levels, each one featuring custom designs, colors, stats, and NFT traits. Fans of CryptoMotors play-to-earn racing games will be pleased to know that the Retro Rocket is part of the racer family (the same as GEN1 cars and the GEN0 Sport Coupé). Players will have the opportunity to acquire a high-speed, versatile vehicle to compete in tournaments and earn rewards.  The NFT Retro Rocket cars will be sold in two batches and three different currencies on OpenSea here. Batch #1 launches on November 20th at 11:30 am EST and Batch #2 launches on November 25th at 11:30 am EST featuring the remaining 50 cars.  You can find all the details about the drop, available units, colors, and prices on the CryptoMotors’ Medium page. You can also follow the drop and join the CryptoMotors community via Discord. Cryptomotors Website: https://www.cryptomotors.io/event-drop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CryptoMotors/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptomotors_io Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoMotors Scott Robertson Website: http://scottrobertsonworkshops.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scoro5 Twitter: https://twitter.com/scoro5 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJhSmz4zo9t-Z2GdHECW7A
53:10
November 24, 2021
Azeem from Pollinate.io on MARS
Azeem from Pollinate.io on MARS
Matthew & Rizzle had a fun chat with Azeem from Pollinate.io and how to create a crypto-powered ecosystem to help give creatives from emerging parts of the world the funds to kickstart their creative dreams. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences. _______________________ On November 20th, CryptoMotors, the world's first Digital Automaker powered by Ethereum, will launch its first collection of Design Legends NFT cars in collaboration with world-famous automotive designer Scott Robertson. With this drop, CryptoMotors is introducing a new model to its lineup of NFT cars: the Retro Rocket Razer, which is inspired by the American classic ‘Hot Rod.’ The CryptoMotors + Scott Robertson drop will include 51 NFT Retro Rocket cars with four rarity levels, each one featuring custom designs, colors, stats, and NFT traits. Fans of CryptoMotors play-to-earn racing games will be pleased to know that the Retro Rocket is part of the racer family (the same as GEN1 cars and the GEN0 Sport Coupé). Players will have the opportunity to acquire a high-speed, versatile vehicle to compete in tournaments and earn rewards.  The NFT Retro Rocket cars will be sold in two batches and three different currencies on OpenSea here. Batch #1 launches on November 20th at 11:30 am EST and Batch #2 launches on November 25th at 11:30 am EST featuring the remaining 50 cars.  You can find all the details about the drop, available units, colors, and prices on the CryptoMotors’ Medium page. You can also follow the drop and join the CryptoMotors community via Discord. Cryptomotors Website: https://www.cryptomotors.io/event-drop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CryptoMotors/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptomotors_io Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoMotors Scott Robertson Website: http://scottrobertsonworkshops.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scoro5 Twitter: https://twitter.com/scoro5 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJhSmz4zo9t-Z2GdHECW7A
41:28
November 18, 2021
Diving down the PartyDAO rabbit hole with Steve K.
Diving down the PartyDAO rabbit hole with Steve K.
NFT.NYC is officially over so Matthew & Rizzle are back with a new episode of the MARS Podcast. This week the boys spoke with Steke K., one of the most important NFT whisperers in the space having worked on hugely innovative projects like Solvency by Ezra Miller, $ZOO Token, and most recently PartyDAO which is the main focus of the conversation.  Steve is such an amazingly prescient individual who is always early so listen to his insights and forecasts closely. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences. _______________________ On November 20th, CryptoMotors, the world's first Digital Automaker powered by Ethereum, will launch its first collection of Design Legends NFT cars in collaboration with world-famous automotive designer Scott Robertson. With this drop, CryptoMotors is introducing a new model to its lineup of NFT cars: the Retro Rocket Razer, which is inspired by the American classic ‘Hot Rod.’ The CryptoMotors + Scott Robertson drop will include 51 NFT Retro Rocket cars with four rarity levels, each one featuring custom designs, colors, stats, and NFT traits. Fans of CryptoMotors play-to-earn racing games will be pleased to know that the Retro Rocket is part of the racer family (the same as GEN1 cars and the GEN0 Sport Coupé). Players will have the opportunity to acquire a high-speed, versatile vehicle to compete in tournaments and earn rewards. The NFT Retro Rocket cars will be sold in two batches and three different currencies on OpenSea here. Batch #1 launches on November 20th at 11:30 am EST and Batch #2 launches on November 25th at 11:30 am EST featuring the remaining 50 cars. You can find all the details about the drop, available units, colors, and prices on the CryptoMotors’ Medium page. You can also follow the drop and join the CryptoMotors community via Discord. Cryptomotors Website: https://www.cryptomotors.io/event-drop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CryptoMotors/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptomotors_io Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoMotors Scott Robertson Website: http://scottrobertsonworkshops.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scoro5 Twitter: https://twitter.com/scoro5 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJhSmz4zo9t-Z2GdHECW7A
56:19
November 10, 2021
Jusup talks about NFTS & West Coast Customs on MARS
Jusup talks about NFTS & West Coast Customs on MARS
Jusup from West Coast Customs jumped on MARS to explain why one of the premier custom auto outfits is jumping into NFTs. Our conversation touched on physical & digital collectibles, the collector mindset and much more. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
45:57
October 27, 2021
Getting ready for the Dreamverse with Metapurse's Twobadour & Brooke
Getting ready for the Dreamverse with Metapurse's Twobadour & Brooke
Two old friends, Twobadour & Brooke from Metapurse, jumped onto a call with Matthew & Rizzle to unpack everything they are planning with the Dreamverse *experience* set to launch in NYC coinciding with NFT.NYC on Thursday, November 4th (12 pm ET start time for the gallery portion and 8 pm ET start time for the PARTY).  You have to listen in to grok just how far-reaching the plans are, but Dreamverse aims to elevate what irl events into a proper experiential. Towards the end of our chat Twobadour and Brooke weigh in on the general state of NFT land and deliver some forecasts on what's to come. Make sure you follow Dreamverse on Twitter and sign up for their newsletter (located at the bottom of dreamverse.life) for all the latest updates. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proud to be sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios who are focused on running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
46:27
October 21, 2021
Joseph from Jungle Cats jumps on MARS
Joseph from Jungle Cats jumps on MARS
This week Joseph from the Solana-based 3D Lion NFT project Jungle Cats jumped on MARS this week to speak with Matthew & Rizzle. The duo digs into the Solana project and also into the Solana ecosystem. Oh, and Rizzle got a pretty dope 3D lion too.  _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
47:55
October 13, 2021
Dreaming up the future of Web3 with Jason from Bitlectro Labs
Dreaming up the future of Web3 with Jason from Bitlectro Labs
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Jason, head of marketing at Bitlectro Labs (and professional magician).  Of course, we touch on Jason's relationship with magic and the connection to crypto, but we also unpack some of the exciting web3 experiments that Bitlectro Labs is running at the intersection of NFT PFPs, creative commons licensed music, digital art, and gaming. Jason explains the backstory to Bitlectro Lab's first experiment called Dreamloops which are 8-bit digital art gems with their own soundtrack before unveiling their latest upcoming project called Dreamers which expands out to the PFP and gaming side of things.    Jason has some amazing energy and insights both of which are on full display in this episode. We hope you enjoy listening to our conversation with Jason as much as we did. _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
47:23
October 06, 2021
Getting to know The Superstar Fam
Getting to know The Superstar Fam
This week Matthew & Rizzle jumped on a call with Don to discuss The Superstar Fam, or TFS for short. This project has a lot going on as you'll hear, and a lot of the project remains to be developed. They are aiming to create a non-binary PFP series of 10102 avatars initially that will help power a recurring loop of metaverse events utilizing a +1 pass that TFS holders will have priority access to. Again, TFS is very early on in development, so we hope that this interview will serve as a starting point for DYOR (Doing Your Own Research) into this project.  _______________________ The Matthew & Rizzle Show is proudly sponsored by Proof of Beauty Studios, a lab that has been running a series of beautiful and thought-provoking generative art projects on the Ethereum blockchain. Follow Proof of Beauty Studios on Twitter to stay on the bleeding edge of tokenized digital experiences.
46:06
September 29, 2021
Going long on generative art with Dave from Proof of Beauty Studios
Going long on generative art with Dave from Proof of Beauty Studios
Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Dave from Proof of Beauty Studios (POB) this week. At first glance, and probably second and third glances too, POB may appear complicated, and you'd be correct. There is a lot going on under the hood with this project. Dave helps clarify what the heck POB is actually doing, which is amazingly fascinating once you unpack it a little. Over the course of our conversation, Dave talks about the HASH project (hash.pob.studio) and its focus on minting historic hash transactions on the Ethereum blockchain, their latest flagship project LONDON (london.pob.studio) which is the first in a long line of event-driven minting efforts designed to draw creative energy and expression around key technological milestones associated with the Ethereum blockchain, and even teases what they are cooking up when it comes to smaller side-experiments when it comes to PUBLICO (publico.pob.studio). 
59:08
September 22, 2021
Building a virtual art vending machine with Denny of Artobotics
Building a virtual art vending machine with Denny of Artobotics
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Denny of the Artobotics project. Originally a series of old school physical vending machines filled with ubique stamp sized art by some of the most notable living artists of the past few decades, Denny is in the early stages of trying to take Artobotics into the metaverse. If you'd like to work on turning this vjsion into a reality please feel free to reach out to Denny on twitter @artobotics
36:04
September 15, 2021
Talking Squiggles & DAOs with Gregg P. from SquiggleDAO
Talking Squiggles & DAOs with Gregg P. from SquiggleDAO
This week, Matthew & Rizzle speak with Gregg P about the SquiggleDAO he has been leading the charge on since the beginning of the year. We talk about the historical significance and promise of DAOs, the background behind the SquiggleDAO specifically, creating a community around collecting Chromie Squiggles, DAO tooling, and more!
52:18
September 08, 2021
Building a better future for creators with Al Morris of Koii Network
Building a better future for creators with Al Morris of Koii Network
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Al Morris, founder and chief architect of Koii Network, a blockchain that aims to make it easier for creators to own and earn the value of their content, permanently. We unpack the current status of Koii Network, the long-term vision of a world where creators (and the world, really) have open access to the entire corpus of shared creations and information, some special opportunities [see link below], and more. Participate in the contest we talk about in the podcast here: https://gleam.io/mLE2q/koii-x-wip
41:51
September 01, 2021
A chat with Graf Giraffe Gang creator Simon Hetherington
A chat with Graf Giraffe Gang creator Simon Hetherington
This week Matthew & Rizzle spoke with Simon Heterington, creator of the soon-to-launch Graf Giraffe Gang NFT project. GGG has the trappings of a dank pfp project - vibey animal, dope hand-drawn art - but the background behind this project is very human, and the cause supported by sales is very noble. Sales will help support disabled artists, so in a way, GGG is a sort of project-powered crypto native foundation that distributes the proceeds to the targets one would like to support. It's pretty brilliant. So please enjoy our conversation with Simon.
44:15
August 25, 2021
Making memes great again with Johan Unger of Meme.com
Making memes great again with Johan Unger of Meme.com
Welcome back to the Matthew & Rizzle Show after a one-week break. This week the boys chop it up with a long-time friend and repeat guest, Johan Unger of MarbleCards and Meme.com. Johan unpacks the background behind Meme.com and the cultural economy of meme remixing and curating it aims to foster, challenges the concept of traditional copyright in the cryptoart space, waxes poetic about cryptovoxels, shares some spicy takes and much more. 
58:46
August 18, 2021
An on-chain discussion with Snowfro about Art Blocks
An on-chain discussion with Snowfro about Art Blocks
Snowfro, the founder and creator of the artblock.io generative art platform hops back onto MARS to chat with Matthew & Rizzle about the latest, crazy updates at AB, the explosion of interest in on-chain generative art recently, some prized collections, the inner workings of the curation board that is steering the direction of the curated drops on AB, and much more.
01:07:22
August 05, 2021
Quacking about Sup Ducks with Frankynines
Quacking about Sup Ducks with Frankynines
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with the creator of Sup Ducks and NFT artist, creator, and all-around crypto veteran Frankynines. Frankynines has worked at and contributed to foundational NFT companies like KnownOrigin, Dapper Labs as well as NFT42 in addition to minting on every major NFT marketplace starting back in 2018 (the genesis year for modern NFT art). They talk about all of that, plus stumble into a sidebar about how Franky first met Jim McNelis aka j1mmy.eth (NFT42 co-founder), but the main focus of the chat centers around the "ducksplosion" that erupted when Frankynines dropped his own PFP project called Sup Ducks.  __________________________ A message from this month's sponsor, CryptoMotors! On July 29th, CryptoMotors, the world's first Digital Automaker powered by Ethereum, will launch the GEN1 Neon Roadster Drop, which includes 150 unique NFT Production Series cars with five original striking colors. Their last drop sold out in minutes - so you must be quick to secure a Neon Roadster of your own!  The NFT cars will be distributed in three batches and available for direct purchase in three different currencies on OpenSea here.  Batch #1 launches July 29th at 11:30 am EST,  Batch #2 launches July 30th at 11:30 am EST, and Batch #3 launches July 31st at 11:30 am EST.  Be on the lookout because the drop will also include three ultra-rare hidden Neon Roadster models featuring a unique design, color, and traits. All the details about the drop, available units, colors, price, and hidden units can be found on the CryptoMotors’ Medium page. You can also follow the drop and join the CryptoMotors community via Discord.
55:50
July 28, 2021
Updates! We got your metaverse updates with Leandro of CryptoMotors
Updates! We got your metaverse updates with Leandro of CryptoMotors
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with serial crypto founder and doer of all the Metaverse things, Leandro. Leandro is the founder of NFT Studios, the holding company for metaverse projects like CryptoMoters, VoxelArchitects, and PixelChain as well as other crypto services (basically all the things). The main focus of this week's chat is on the upcoming drop for CryptoMotors slated for July 29th, but of course, we talk about everything else going on under the NFT Studios umbrella. __________________________ A message from this month's sponsor, CryptoMotors! On July 29th, CryptoMotors, the world's first Digital Automaker powered by Ethereum, will launch the GEN1 Neon Roadster Drop, which includes 150 unique NFT Production Series cars with five original striking colors. Their last drop sold out in minutes - so you must be quick to secure a Neon Roadster of your own! The NFT cars will be distributed in three batches and available for direct purchase in three different currencies on OpenSea here. Batch #1 launches July 29th at 11:30 am EST,  Batch #2 launches July 30th at 11:30 am EST, and Batch #3 launches July 31st at 11:30 am EST. Be on the lookout because the drop will also include three ultra-rare hidden Neon Roadster models featuring a unique design, color, and traits. All the details about the drop, available units, colors, price, and hidden units can be found on the CryptoMotors’ Medium page. You can also follow the drop and join the CryptoMotors community via Discord.
48:43
July 21, 2021
Discussing Ducks, NFTs, and the Waves Blockchain with Sasha Ivanov
Discussing Ducks, NFTs, and the Waves Blockchain with Sasha Ivanov
On this week's episode of the Matthew & Rizzle show, the boys chat with Waves Blockchain creator Sasha Ivanov. The Waves Blockchain has been around for nearly half a decade at this point and has all the trappings a popular blockchain needs - namely developers and DeFi. Their latest experiment, however, is focused on NFTs. And Ducks. Sasha talks about the power of NFTs to attract an entirely different type of user in addition to the exciting potential of NFT Games by pulling on the fun example of Waves Ducks, a new NFT game on the Waves Blockchain.
42:01
July 14, 2021
Inventing Next Level NFT Photography with Jeremy Cowart
Inventing Next Level NFT Photography with Jeremy Cowart
Matthew & Rizzle spoke with photographer, artist, and entrepreneur Jeremy Cowart about a wide range of mind blowing topics including the new art form he invented that combines lighting, motion and photography to great effect, his take on the NFT space, his big plans to combine NFTs & digital art into a next level chain of hotels and much, much more.
53:31
July 07, 2021
Marrying NFTs & Music with Lin Dai, CEO of OneOf
Marrying NFTs & Music with Lin Dai, CEO of OneOf
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, the dynamic duo speaks with Lin Dai about his company OneOf, a new Music NFT focused platform focused on connecting musicians and bands with their fans by way of approachable and affordable NFT collectibles.
51:09
July 01, 2021
Customizing the future of NFTs with Ethlings creators Big Bagels & Redeth
Customizing the future of NFTs with Ethlings creators Big Bagels & Redeth
Recorded just a few hours ago, Matthew & Rizzle present the stellar conversation they had with Big Bagels & Redeth, creators of the NFT avatar project Ethlings. While the NFT space is seemingly under siege by a constant flood of new avatar projects, Ethlings is different. Not only is the project led by a duo of seasoned technologists, but they are building out a first-of-its-kind project focused on customizable NFTs. The Ethlings creators discuss the significance of their customizable NFT project, plans to integrate Ethlings into various metaverse projects beginning with The Sandbox, their upcoming upgrade, which will allow users to change their Ethling skins, and much much more. Please enjoy.
50:42
June 23, 2021
Building a home for Fashion, Photography & NFTs with Chad from carbon.xyz
Building a home for Fashion, Photography & NFTs with Chad from carbon.xyz
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle, Chad from carbon.xyz joins the boys to talk about the marketplace platform he is helping to build out focused on digital fashion and high-end photography.
44:53
June 16, 2021
M○C△ (Museum of Crypto Art) on MARS
M○C△ (Museum of Crypto Art) on MARS
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with the updated M○C△ team (Colborn, Shivani & Reneil) about the recent launch of $MOCA, building out a cryptoart DAO, the future of museums, patronage and much much more.
55:43
June 09, 2021
Talking about community, Bored Apes, and Arabian Camels with Antara
Talking about community, Bored Apes, and Arabian Camels with Antara
On this episode, Matthew & Rizzle speak with Antara, creator of Arabian Camels, about his very cool new project, some of the insanely awesome plans he has for early camel collectors, the future of transmedia, Bored Ape Yacht Club, community building, the NFT space and soooo much more.
46:39
June 02, 2021
[Classic Episode] CryptoArt in VR, CryptoVoxels & the Future of Digital Art
[Classic Episode] CryptoArt in VR, CryptoVoxels & the Future of Digital Art
NOTE: Originally published 9 September 2019 Anyone that is just finding the NFT space or the metaverse will get a lot out of this episode. Recorded nearly two years ago, Rizzle and I discuss our very early experiences interacting with blockchain-based virtual worlds like Cryptovoxels and Decentraland (of course introduced to us from the legendary metaverse pioneer himself, Connie Digital) and our feelings on the burgeoning cryptoart and NFT space at the time. Below you can see the original show description in all its vintage glory: "In the first episode of season two, @matthew is joined by new co-host @rizzle. The two dive right into discussions about CryptoArt, CryptoVoxels, and the future of digital art by pulling on the real-life examples of fellow Cent users like: @n0shot, @javo, @Coldie3D, @skeenee, @mattiaC, @mlibty, @spontanert, @LoveArtHate, @pet3rpan, and of course @connie."
24:59
May 26, 2021
Talking about the NFT market in Africa with CryptoKarla from QLIP
Talking about the NFT market in Africa with CryptoKarla from QLIP
Please enjoy the chat Matthew & Rizzle had with CryptoKarla from QLIP about how they plan to bring NFTs and creators in Africa to the global market.
35:10
May 20, 2021
Freestyling on Music NFTs with EZ & Kinchasa from Cipher
Freestyling on Music NFTs with EZ & Kinchasa from Cipher
The music industry experienced a seismic shift from CDs to mp3s nearly two decades ago and now it finds itself in another shift from mp3s to NFTs. This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with cipher.media's EZ & Kinchasa about that massive shift and how their new NFT music project cipher is trailblazing ahead of the trend and how they are making NFT music creation approachable for the masses. 
49:25
May 12, 2021
Talking NBA Top Shot & NFT collecting with Luc from The First Mint
Talking NBA Top Shot & NFT collecting with Luc from The First Mint
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Luc from the NBA Top Shot-focused podcast, The First Mint. NBA Top Shot *of course* is the main topic of conversation, but hard questions are asked about some of the recurring controversies that have been popping up in the Top Shot community like withdrawal issues, and we also dive into the joy of collecting and other NFT-focused areas. Please enjoy!
49:34
May 05, 2021
Making Metaverse Music NFTs with Jonathan Mann
Making Metaverse Music NFTs with Jonathan Mann
First of all - NEW THEME SONG!!!! Big shout out and massive thank you to Connie Digital & MAI World for producing an absolute banger. This week Matthew & Rizzle got a chance to speak with Jonathan Mann, famous for producing a song a day for over 12 years who also happens to be the co-host of the NFT-themed podcast Digitally Rare. Topics discussed include Jonathan's foray into NFT land, the background behind making one unique song every day for 12 years, the state of NFT land, and how too many folks are putting crypto punks in their profiles. 
01:09:06
April 28, 2021
Metaverse Musing with the two Matts from Intro To Music Theory
Metaverse Musing with the two Matts from Intro To Music Theory
Matthew & Rizzle speak with the two Matts from the China, Hainan-based music group Intro To Music Theory (IMT). The conversation talks about their upcoming June 11th NFT album release, what it's like running a music label from China, metaverse concerts, and more.
33:34
April 21, 2021
Riffing on NFTs & Jazz with Melody Poet Mike Casey
Riffing on NFTs & Jazz with Melody Poet Mike Casey
This week saxophonist and melody poet Mike Casey joins us on MARS. Mike talks about his nearly 20-year creative journey as a musician, how he discovered crypto and NFTs, and his genesis NFT release that's scheduled to drop on OpenSea on April 19th. 
40:26
April 14, 2021
Unpacking AsyncMusic with Sam Brukhman
Unpacking AsyncMusic with Sam Brukhman
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Async Art BD manager and the Cryptoartistic Director of the vocal band Verdigris Ensemble about Async Music. The conversation starts off with Sam explaining the mind-blowing first project to launch on Async Music in partnership with Verdigris Ensemble in exquisite detail before orienting around the avenue of music, crypto, and NFTs. 
55:29
April 07, 2021
Kick Flipping NFTs with The Love Handlz
Kick Flipping NFTs with The Love Handlz
This week Matthew & Rizzle go back to the future by speaking with The Love Handlz, someone the boys met years ago on Cent when they first started recording the podcast together. They talk about that early encounter, catch up on everything that happened in between, and finish off by talking about what The Love Handlz has cooking up in terms of bringing NFTs and crypto to the skateboarding community and beyond. 
47:22
March 31, 2021
Making Metaverse Moves with Dirk Lueth, Co-founder of Upland
Making Metaverse Moves with Dirk Lueth, Co-founder of Upland
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Dirk Lueth, co-founder of the metaverse project Upland. As you'll hear, Upland has A LOT going on. They seem to have combined elements of every metaverse project out there and then some (e.g., cars!). After you're done listening though, go and try kicking the tires on Upland by visiting their website upland.me and report back on your findings.
38:25
March 24, 2021
Introducing NFT Protocol with Blockparty's Vlad & Joseph
Introducing NFT Protocol with Blockparty's Vlad & Joseph
This week Matthew & Rizzle speak with Blockparty's Vlad & Joseph about NFT Protocol which is a sort of Blockparty 2.0 grounded in the fully decentralized spirit of web3 principles. We cover a lot of ground including the origin story behind NFT protocol, how Vlad often breaks Rule #4 (of the 10 crack commandments) when it comes to buying nifties on his own platform, and end with a fascinating look into the traditional art world and the differences between a Certificate of Authenticity vs Certificate of Title. Please enjoy!
49:03
March 17, 2021
A Non Fungible Talk with Patricio W., Founder of POAP
A Non Fungible Talk with Patricio W., Founder of POAP
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Patricio, founder of the Proof of Attendance Protocol aka POAP.
57:17
March 10, 2021
[Spotlight] Talking cryptoart with Colborn & Pablo of MoCA
[Spotlight] Talking cryptoart with Colborn & Pablo of MoCA
A new season of The Spotlight is back where we deep dive into the creative journey of artists and creators and shine a light on the cool shit they are doing when it comes to cryptoart, NFTs, and the metaverse. Our debut episode features a dual conversation with Colborn Bell and Pablo Fraile, creators of MoCA aka the Museum of Crypto Art.  We discuss many things including the duo's collector framework, the scarcity vs. abundance debate, how we need to get better at collectively telling artists stories, the collector experience, and we wrap up with a cryptoart and metaverse-themed round of word association. Whether you're new to cryptoart and NFTs or have been down the rabbit hole since the time of Rare Pepe, this episode is a must-listen.
56:11
March 04, 2021
Taking NFTs to the next level with Ben Lakoff & Mango from Charged Particles
Taking NFTs to the next level with Ben Lakoff & Mango from Charged Particles
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Ben Lakoff & Mango of Charged Particles, a project that is taking NFTs to the next level by enabling NFT owners and creators to turn their NFTs into a sort of wallet that can hold other tokens like interest-bearing aTokens from Aave or even other NFTs.  We talk about Charged Particle's initial focus on artists and interesting applications in the cryptoart sphere, their insane metaverse launch party last week, future roadmap, and how they may be building out a terror dome to make things interesting (you gotta listen to understand why). Please enjoy and see you next week! 
50:49
February 24, 2021
A chat with Jeremy Dela Rosa, CEO & Founder of leyline.gg
A chat with Jeremy Dela Rosa, CEO & Founder of leyline.gg
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Jeremy Dela Rosa, CEO & Founder of leyline.gg. Leyline is a nonprofit focused on creating a more compassionate future for folks all around the world. Jeremy has decades of experience working in AAA game studios like Blizzard and played a role in helping to shepherd e-sports into the general public's consciousness. He is pulling on that experience in addition to interesting crypto and NFT tools to help gamify altruism and make the world a better place. This is an absolutely fascinating conversation about a project I personally cannot wait to see evolve, grow and help make the world better for everyone. 
58:37
February 17, 2021
[Special Interview] A chat with Chris Dawe, CEO of Effect.AI
[Special Interview] A chat with Chris Dawe, CEO of Effect.AI
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Chris Dawe, CEO of Effect.AI building out an AI ecosystem. This project is deep. They combine AI, blockchain & crypto, ML, and more, but in a way that feels more approachable than you'd originally assume. Chris is an amazing guest and gave us mile-a-minute responses with some real meat on them. If you're interested in any of the above tech fields you're going to dig this episode. Enjoy your time on MARS yall. 
56:39
February 10, 2021
[Special Interview] Jess Sloss, Founder of Seed Club
[Special Interview] Jess Sloss, Founder of Seed Club
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Jess Sloss, founder and chief instigator at the social money incudbator Seed Club. We talk about all things social money and why Jess chose this particular rabbit hole to dive down into, the future of crypto creators and social money, and much more. Hope you enjoy!
53:48
February 03, 2021
[Special Interview] Eclectic Method, Video Remix & Musical Animations Artist
[Special Interview] Eclectic Method, Video Remix & Musical Animations Artist
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with the video remix & musical animations master Eclectic Method about his 23-year video remixing career, how he found crypto, metaverse events like TokenSmart's GTFO NYE bash, music NFTs, and more.
44:52
January 27, 2021
[Special Interview] Twobadour, Co-steward of Metapurse
[Special Interview] Twobadour, Co-steward of Metapurse
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with the legend Twobadour who heads up Metapurse, recently dropping $2.2 million on Beeple 20. Let's find out why!
59:42
January 20, 2021
[Special Interview] Snowfro, Creator of artblocks.io
[Special Interview] Snowfro, Creator of artblocks.io
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Snowfro, creator of the on-chain generative art platform artblocks.io. We start off with a background of the genesis behind artblocks including the surprising fact that Snowfro only recently started coding. The conversation quickly shifts to the on-chain "guts" of the project specifically focusing on what actually is on-chain and what isn't. Snowfro elaborates on the independent board he has set up to help guide project creators in directions that benefit them and the collector-base. All in all, it's a fascinating look at a bleeding-edge NFT project that's poised to explode in 2021. Please enjoy. 
01:10:48
January 13, 2021
[Special Interview] Leandro, Pixelchain.art Co-founder
[Special Interview] Leandro, Pixelchain.art Co-founder
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Leandro, co-founder of the pixel art minting platform Pixelchain.art. We discuss the latest update to Pixelchain and DEEP DIVE into the importance of the on-chain art their platform enables artists to create. Leandro is a serial entrepreneur, so of course, we talk about the latest at Crypto Motors and VoxelArchitects, the venture that is literally building out the metaverse, one instance virtual build after the other. Please enjoy.
52:51
January 07, 2021
[Special Interview] Roneil, Audius CEO & Co-founder
[Special Interview] Roneil, Audius CEO & Co-founder
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Roneil, co-founder and CEO of the blockchain-powered music platform Audius. We started off our conversation by digging into Roneil's interesting background starting a bitcoin-focused startup during underground before going to work in VC prior to co-founding Audius. The rest of our chat is focused on the incredible growth of Audius, the insanely cool fact that their users really are in charge of the future of the project, and their recent launch of mainnet staking. Please enjoy.
59:49
December 30, 2020
[Special Interview] Nate & Carolin, Mintbase.io
[Special Interview] Nate & Carolin, Mintbase.io
Nate and Carolin are the co-founder couple behind the NFT minting marketplace known as Mintbase. They're awesome, and they are heads down grinding on putting together the next iteration of their core marketplace product, which will be shifting to the NEAR protocol blockchain. We talk about that, their recent $1 million raise, and the December Advent Calendar event in Cryptovoxels, which just wrapped up its final event today.
32:08
December 24, 2020
[Special Interview] Connie Digital, Danky.Club
[Special Interview] Connie Digital, Danky.Club
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with the legend Connie Digital who just launched his new project danky.club.  The conversation we have is far-ranging. After going into the background behind why Connie setup danky.club instead of a discord server like most in the NFT space have, we recount his contributions to the cryptoart, social money, audio NFT, and blockchain-based VR scenes.  Then things get spicy. Connie gives some raw takes on a few projects in the space.  After that, we talk about burnout and how the NFT space also energizes everyone involved to do more. As you can see we talk about a lot. We get serious but also have a serious amount of laughs. Please enjoy.
52:03
December 16, 2020
[Spotlight] Buy any Tweet with Valuables by Cent
[Spotlight] Buy any Tweet with Valuables by Cent
Welcome to another episode of the Cent Spotlight. The Spotlight is an interview series where I speak with one of the amazing creators on Cent. This week though, we have a special-edition of the Spotlight featuring the team behind Valuables, the app that lets users buy and sell tweets. Full disclosure, I'm part of that team. We soft-launched Valuables at the WIP Meetup in Cryptovoxels two weeks ago, and since then folks on Twitter have been making a steady stream of offers to buy and mint other user's original Tweets into NFTs (non-fungible tokens aka one of a kind digital artifacts). All of that probably sounds confusing.  So, the team decided to record a podcast together in order to share the background into Valuables and explain what it is, why we decided to run this particular experiment, and how we think it will help empower creators and their communities of fans. Many will probably still have questions, so if you do please reach out to me on Twitter (@niftytime), on Cent (/matthew) or by email to matthew@cent.co. Cent post: https://beta.cent.co/matthew/+3luphb
59:33
December 14, 2020
[Special Interview] Mark Rendar, Co-founder of rendar.org
[Special Interview] Mark Rendar, Co-founder of rendar.org
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Mark Rendar, co-founder of rendar.org which is a gallery for digital collectibles specifically from some of the most renowned urban artists. We catch up on what Mark and co. have been up to since he hosted the WIP back over the summer, listen to Mark talk about the golden age of street art in the UK, dive into the major pain points that the cryptoart market poses to urban artists as well as the major promise it poses before fast-forwarding into 2021 to discuss some of the plans Mark and his team are getting set for. 
39:06
December 09, 2020
[Spotlight] Parsing Cryptoart Concepts & Themes w/ Skygolpe
[Spotlight] Parsing Cryptoart Concepts & Themes w/ Skygolpe
Welcome to another episode of the Spotlight. The Spotlight is an interview series where I speak with one of the amazing creators in the creator crypto space. On this episode, I speak with the deep and thoughtful crypto artist known as skygolpe aka /msart on Cent about the golden age of street art, his creative journey to cryptoart, and deep dive into the central concept of his whole recent body of work: identity. Skygolpe is an incredibly thoughtful individual. He's passionate and profound in the same breath. To me, skygolpe is the philosopher king of cryptoart. You'll hear me get giddy at multiple points throughout our conversation. Hopefully, you feel the same as you listen to us go deep on collaboration, discuss the themes and concepts that undergird his creative projects, and the influence of words, writing, and philosophy on his approach to art. I hope you enjoy this conversation, and after you finish listening to it, please go seed Skypgolpe on Cent (there he uses the username /msart). Cent post: https://beta.cent.co/matthew/+xkmute
01:02:22
December 03, 2020
[Special Interview] A chat with powerSurge⚡, cryptoart news curator
[Special Interview] A chat with powerSurge⚡, cryptoart news curator
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with powerSurge⚡, the man behind the wildly entertaining and successful short Twitter video updates where he covers the latest cryptoart sales. We start the conversation off by digging into Surge's background. From there we take a trip back in time to when Surge first came across crypto, then NFTs, and ultimately the cryptoart space. We also talk about the future direction of the space, whether Surge sees himself as a collector, investor, or flipper, and touch on his interest in the metaverse.
33:12
December 03, 2020
Thanksgiving Short & Podcast Preview
Thanksgiving Short & Podcast Preview
Hey everyone. No new episodes of The Spotlight or Matthew & Rizzle Show this week. Just want to say thank you to everyone who has tuned in this year and gave us a listen. So immensely thankful to each and every one of you🙏 In the weeks and months ahead you all can look forward to interviews and discussions with the following artists, creators, and projects: Pablo & Colborn of the MOCA project Jenisu Trevor Jones Spaced Painter Ocular Delusion Skygolpe Jokreg Mintbase PowerSurge Rendar Gallery Steady4u POAP
04:18
November 26, 2020
[Spotlight] Drawing Parallels b/w Punk & Cryptoart with Angie Taylor
[Spotlight] Drawing Parallels b/w Punk & Cryptoart with Angie Taylor
Welcome to another episode of the Spotlight. The Spotlight is an interview series where I speak with one of the amazing creators in the creator crypto space. On this episode, I speak with the amazing Angie Taylor about punk, cryptoart, and the whole metaverse in between.  We stroll back in time stopping at the key points of her creative journey, including the initial inspiration her elder brother provided as a young child and the absolutely idyllic year spent in Jamaica learning wood carving, sculptor, and naive art. From there we compare and contrast the punk scene and aesthetic of the early 80s with the early cryptoart scene of today, before discussing her adobe wizardry, experience in the metaverse, the virtual exhibition featuring amazing female crypto artists called SHE ART, and much, much more.  Please enjoy this conversation, and go seed Angie on Cent.  Cent post: https://beta.cent.co/matthew/+qcxevc
01:12:31
November 19, 2020
[Special Interview] Viktor Radchenko, Founder of Trust Wallet
[Special Interview] Viktor Radchenko, Founder of Trust Wallet
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show, Rizzle and I speak with Viktor Radchenko, founder of Trust Wallet. We start the conversation off by asking why  Trust is so damn good. Next, we dive into Viktor's supremely surprising path to founding Trust including tomato farming, ping pong, and being forced to abscond from Ukraine. Other topics touched on include a deep dive into what it was like to be acquired by Binance back in 2018, an overview of the shockingly small team and how they approach distributed work, the future of Trust, and some of the broader trends in crypto Viktor is able to observe from his vantage point. This was one of our favorite interviews to conduct. We hope you enjoy it.
50:59
November 18, 2020
[Special Interview] The Terra Virtua Squad
[Special Interview] The Terra Virtua Squad
Rizzle and I had a blast recording this special interview with (nearly) the whole Terra Virtua squad. We had co-founder & CTO Jawad, CSO Jeff, and growth associate Franky on the show and we really chopped it up.  Terra Virtua has been around for a few years now and it's incredible they've managed to keep what they've been building under wraps for as long as they have. Not only does Terra Virtua have an art & collectibles marketplace selling items incorporating some of the most legendary cinematic figures of our times, but they're building out a suite of metaverse facing tools and experiences.  We talk about the origin and evolution of Terra Virtua, all the different ways users can experience the app, a typical user flow, plans for increased interoperability, the Terra Dome, Fan Caves, and a super special release that will be announced during the live listening party on 2020 November 11 in the TokenSmart discord.
59:33
November 11, 2020
[Spotlight] Talking scarecrows, bodies & cryptoart with Kitty Bast
[Spotlight] Talking scarecrows, bodies & cryptoart with Kitty Bast
Welcome to another episode of the Spotlight. The Spotlight is an interview series where I speak with one of the amazing creators in the creator crypto space. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with crypto artist Kitty Bast for this week's Spotlight. My conversation with Kitty was illuminating. We dove into her creative journey, which according to her earliest memory, began by drawing a certain scarecrow over and over in front of her dad. From there we wade into deeper waters discussing her relationship with different types of canvases or "bodies" as she sees them. That conversation flows right into the topic of tattooing, a prominent feature of Kitty's art. Amazingly, we also have time to sip on heady topics and concepts like individuality vs. collectivism, her digital tattoo collaboration series, and how Kitty thinks about Collector Experience (CX). This was an extremely fun podcast to record and you'll hear laughs from both Kitty and me throughout. Check out the Cent post [HERE] and seed Kitty. Remember, seeding is a way to subscribe to a creator's community and creations. 
41:42
November 10, 2020
[Special Interview] Robi C., Founder & CEO of ARK Gallery
[Special Interview] Robi C., Founder & CEO of ARK Gallery
On this episode of the MARS podcast, Matthew & Rizzle speak with ARK Gallery founder and CEO Robi C. ARK Gallery made a big splash a couple of months back when they introduced their smart contract that allowed folks to wrap CryptoPunks and turn them into ERC-721 tokens to facilitate easier trading on various NFT marketplaces. But ARK Gallery has designs on becoming a lab that will run many more crypto experiments. Topics discussed include Robi's career as a fine art dealer and gallerist in Asia, his experience selling pre-NFT digital art for $50,000+, the next project that ARK is developing focused on matching buyers of specific NFTs to sellers, and an early conversation on "community ownership." Please enjoy. Lastly, we're really happy to have async.art sponsoring the MARS podcast for the month of November. Cent Post: https://beta.cent.co/matthew/+31viq6
42:23
November 04, 2020
[Special Interview] Kyle Lu, CEO of dapp.com
[Special Interview] Kyle Lu, CEO of dapp.com
Rizzle and I spoke with Kyle Lu, CEO of dapp.com, the cross-chain platform for decentralized app discovery. We dug into the origin story of dapp.com and its current mission, some of the unique insights that Kyle has into NFTs and other parts of crypto across the entire blockchain ecosystem, his vision of a multi-chain future, and the NFT projects that he's most interested in.
36:03
October 28, 2020
[Spotlight] Mining Metaverse Alpha with WhaleShark
[Spotlight] Mining Metaverse Alpha with WhaleShark
I hope you're ready for an epic podcast. I sat down with WhaleShark, the legendary NFT collector and founder of the $WHALE Community, and let it rip. Topics discussed include: entrepreneurship as a form of creative expression, the value of hard work, the origin story of The Vault & $WHALE Community, a suggested formula to properly evaluate NFT value, a reflection on the decision to stop purchasing art on KO and SR, principles of community curation, opportunities in the metaverse, and much more. Cent post: https://beta.cent.co/matthew/+d1gwi9
01:42:07
October 28, 2020
[Special Interview] Brian & Jon, Blocklete Games
[Special Interview] Brian & Jon, Blocklete Games
Matthew and Rizzle speak with Second Legion & GigLabs co-founders Brian and Jon on this special interview of the MARS podcast. If you're interested in the intersection of NFTs, blockchain, and gaming, this episode is for you. We cover their partnership with Turner Sports/Blocklete Games, why other mainstream media corps are showing an increased interest in the NFT gaming space, wade into some speculative territory, and discuss future visions of blockchain-powered gaming and VR, and of course rummage through both Brian and Jon's crypto wallets to see what games, art, and other weird stuff they've been collecting.
50:15
October 21, 2020
[Spotlight] Making analog pixel art history with MattiaC
[Spotlight] Making analog pixel art history with MattiaC
On this Spotlight interview, I speak with crypto artist MattiaC about his historic milestone of creating 100 works on SuperRare; his current project focused on increasing the adoption of cryptoart by artists call 'Adoption,' the unique creative partnership with fellow crypto artist Skygolpe; his experience on Cent and much more.
57:48
October 19, 2020
[Special Interview] Katy Arrington, Crypto Artist
[Special Interview] Katy Arrington, Crypto Artist
Matthew and Rizzle speak with popular crypto artist Katy Arrington for this particular interview of the MARS podcast. Topics discussed include Katy's creative journey, the role life coaching has played in her becoming the artist and person she is today, her experiences coaching other artists through their creative struggles and doubts, a hilarious discussion on the other cryptoart marketplaces in the space, and how she identifies as being a child of the internet.
45:12
October 14, 2020
[Special Interview] Josie Bellini, Crypto Artist
[Special Interview] Josie Bellini, Crypto Artist
Matthew and Rizzle speak with famed crypto artist Josie Bellini for this special interview of the MARS podcast. Topics discussed include Josie's path to cryptoart, $BTC vs. $ETH, Collector Experience (CX), the distinct benefits of listing cryptoart on AsyncArt, NiftyGateway, and OpenSea, the top secret project Josie is working on, and the Behind the Art live Twitch stream.
49:49
October 07, 2020
[Spotlight] Big Talk with OG Centian Green Giant
[Spotlight] Big Talk with OG Centian Green Giant
I'm really excited to share the Spotlight interview I recorded with /GreenGiant. GG is a Cent OG hailing back to the 2018 vintage on Cent. He witnessed Cent morph from a general blockchain-based social network into a cryptoart dominated community and grew into an artist in his own right in the process. Throughout our interview, we discuss what it's like to be a part of a fast-changing community, how he shifted from being a right-click-save skeptic of cryptoart to a selling crypto artist, and share tips on how to stand out and get noticed on social platforms like Cent.
51:15
October 05, 2020
[Special Interview] Joe Bender, Blockstack Developer Evangelist
[Special Interview] Joe Bender, Blockstack Developer Evangelist
On this special interview on the Matthew & Rizzle Show, the dynamic duo talk with Joe Bender, developer evangelist at Blockstack. Topics covered include: the origin story and history of Blockstack, the value of being blockchain agnostic, the distinct value of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and Blockchain's upcoming updates.
53:22
September 30, 2020
[Special Interview] Simona Pop, Head of Community at Status.im
[Special Interview] Simona Pop, Head of Community at Status.im
On this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show our special guest is Simona Pop, Head of Community at Status.im
50:27
September 23, 2020
[Spotlight] Mixing music & crypto together with Indonesian music collective Sekud Beats
[Spotlight] Mixing music & crypto together with Indonesian music collective Sekud Beats
On this episode of the Spotlight interview series, I speak with Imam, co-founder of Sekud Beats, an Indonesian EDM community label. Topics discussed include the niche but growing EDM scene in Indonesia, difficulties facing musicians in Indonesia and how crypto fixes them, the acute impact of high Ethereum gas fees on Indonesian DeFi traders, and some Indonesian musicians to watch out for.
45:14
September 22, 2020
[Special Interview] Hugo McDonaugh, Cofounder of Cryptograph
[Special Interview] Hugo McDonaugh, Cofounder of Cryptograph
The special guest on this episode of the Matthew & Rizzle Show is Hugo McDonaugh, cofounder of the NFT project Cryptograph. Topics discussed include: the background and origin story of Cryptograph, how Hugh convinced some of the biggest celebrity names including Paris Hilton and Ashton Kutcher to mint their first NFTs on Cryptograph, Ethereum scaling issues, and much more.
47:01
September 17, 2020
[Special Interview] Steve McGarry, Co-founder of Grow Your Base
[Special Interview] Steve McGarry, Co-founder of Grow Your Base
Rizzle and I spoke with Grow Your Base content creator & co-founder Steve McGarry about the origins of GYB, it's current growth strategy that marries crypto projects and their native digital assets with eager collectors and users, as well as the future of the NFT space.
51:18
September 09, 2020
[Spotlight] Cataloging Metaverse Fashion with WWWearable
[Spotlight] Cataloging Metaverse Fashion with WWWearable
For this week's Spotlight, I speak with Avocuddle and Lolaroses, the couple behind WhoWhatWearable, the leading authority on the NFT wearable world. Topics discussed include: the backstory behind WhoWhatWearable, tge future of virtual fashion, and digital identity in the metaverse.
48:42
August 31, 2020
[Spotlight] Cherishing the Luxury to Create with Headplant
[Spotlight] Cherishing the Luxury to Create with Headplant
On this Spotlight interview, /matthew speaks with the mixed media artist known as /headplant about his creative journey, the difference between creating professionally versus independently, his perspective on crypto art as someone who has not (yet) tokenized their art, and the luxury of creating. .
42:02
August 24, 2020
[Special Interview] Jesse Johnson, Creator of Bullionix.io
[Special Interview] Jesse Johnson, Creator of Bullionix.io
Matthew and Rizzle chat with Bullionix.io creator Jesse Johnson and dig into the gold-backed digital NFT minting project. They talk about a future with $DGX gold-backed digital wearables (!), the myriad partnerships Bullionix has been striking with artists and projects like Axie Infinity and the Moonshot World Cup in Decentraland, as well as their plans for a gold-backed digital future. Follow Jesse on Twitter @gldnXross
34:44
August 18, 2020
[Spotlight] Waxing Poetic with the Poet Positioned
[Spotlight] Waxing Poetic with the Poet Positioned
On this episode of the Spotlight, I speak with poet /Positioned about mechanical engineering (seriously), rap & hip hop, sharing poetry in public vs. private, as well as discuss why /Positioned has never been able to write poems about love.
28:19
August 17, 2020
[Special Interview] Alex Salnikov, Rarible Co-founder
[Special Interview] Alex Salnikov, Rarible Co-founder
/rizzle and I had the chance to speak with Alex, who heads up product and is a co-founder at Rarible about all of the experiments they've been running. We cover the slew of updates they've pushed live since we spoke last in February, $RARI and their aspirations to set up a user-controlled DAO, plans to address the issues of wash trading on their platform, and what the future of Rarible might look like.
43:38
August 12, 2020
[Spotlight] Making moves with Gif Master Edmotions
[Spotlight] Making moves with Gif Master Edmotions
On this week's Spotlight, I speak with gif master edmotions. We discuss the unconventional path Ed took to becoming an animator, including long stops in music and film studies before diving into VFX in graduate school when he returned to Spain. Other topics discussed include: the perfection of imperfection, the differences between the large established creator networks like IG and Giphy and emerging creator crypto networks, as well as the immense potential crypto holds for creators.
33:07
August 06, 2020
[Special Interview] Vii, CTO of Lendroid
[Special Interview] Vii, CTO of Lendroid
Having been in the crypto space for as long as I have, I've seen and heard a lot of crazy amazing ideas. So it's not every day that I come across a concept that really makes my mind explode. Well, I'm really happy to say that the conversation I had with /rizzle and Vii, CTO of the /Lendroid, last week was one of those mind-expanding moments. I'm still tripping off of what we talked about. Over the course of our chat, we cover the origin of the Lendroid project and how it was carving out a niche for itself in the DeFi space before the word DeFi even existed by trying to completely reimagine the financial system and create new financial engines to provide access to human-centered solutions that regular people can benefit from. But Lendroid wants to take things a step further by putting the rights to their work totally back into the artist's control. Artists can create tokens that are linked to a specific NFT artwork that, for example, grants print right access to the image of the token to facilitate licensing arrangements. Through Lendroid's Rightshare framework artists can create cash flow tokens linked to future sales and royalty payments of their work as well as earned interest tokens that are tradable on the market from day one. They also created the concept of encumbered tokens that artists can use to trustlessly collateralize their artworks in exchange for a loan. Lendroid Links: Website: lendroid.com/blog Discord: https://discord.gg/83PBNBk Twitter: https://twitter.com/lendroidproject
33:31
August 05, 2020
[Spotlight] Telling Interactive Stories with Creative Technologist Hool
[Spotlight] Telling Interactive Stories with Creative Technologist Hool
This week I speak with creative technologist /hool about his playful yet deadly serious Rubber Dinghy avatars which themselves are just a piece of a much larger multi-player web browser augmented reality project. We dive into his background as a 3d character animator, his focus on building out art.evolve, a project focused on bringing interactive 3d storytelling and digital asset ownership to the masses, and touch on the significance of the blockchain on digital art.
37:01
July 30, 2020
[Special Interview] Luke & George, The NonFunGerbils
[Special Interview] Luke & George, The NonFunGerbils
The background for our recording is that NonFunGerbils will be hosting the WIP meetup at their eponymously named HQ in Cryptovxels this Thursday to as a way to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the show, so as a way to promote that event and give proper attention to that significant milestone, we all agreed to hop on the mic together. We do a lot of looking back in this episode to the pre-origin and origin stories of the NonFunGerbils as well as look forward to what's next for their podcast. And of course, we preview some of the epic events and activities we're planning together with the NonFunGerbils at this Thursday's WIP Meetup. On that latter point, you're not going to want to miss this week's WIP. Afer updates from George & Luke, SoRare, NBA Top Shot and /blackboxdotart, the games will begin. Plural. We have a super fun game course planned before an absolutely bonkers scavenger hunt kicks off with a basket of absurd Gerbil-inspired NFTs up for grabs.
53:24
July 28, 2020
[Spotlight] Analyzing the Crypto Art Market with Hex6c
[Spotlight] Analyzing the Crypto Art Market with Hex6c
On this week's episode of the Cent Spotlight, i speak with the data scientist and generative artist hex6c. Topics covered include the epic story of how hex6c got to know both the artist duo Hackatao and crypto art, his groundbreaking academic research into the crypto art space, his takeaway after spending two months being accidentally quarantined with Hackatao in Italy, his creative process behind his generative artwork and much more.
46:44
July 22, 2020
[Spotlight] A chat with the clod master Fabiano Speziari
[Spotlight] A chat with the clod master Fabiano Speziari
The digital artist Fabiano Speziari is on the Cent Spotlight this week. He and Matthew talk about his creative journey to crypto art, the meaning behind his digital Clod series and more.
20:59
July 16, 2020
[Special Interview] Matty from DCLBlogger
[Special Interview] Matty from DCLBlogger
Last week /Rizzle and I had the chance to record an episode of You Deserve a Drin¢ with Matty from DCLblogger. I like to think of Matty as the unofficial mayor of the blockchain-based virtual world known as Decentraland (DCL) since he mainly lives and breathes DCL. We discuss Matty's relationship to DCL primarily as an investor in digital land and talk about how his role has expanded to include significant community initiatives organizing in-world conferences and games like the latest Moonshot World Cup Tournament. As I said, Matty is first and foremost an investor, so we dig into his philosophy behind investing and discuss some of the negotiating tactics that he employs in his buying and selling dealings. Other topics touched on include the impact of whales on the NFT space, how the space can get to 100k users let alone 1 million users, the difficulty of explaining the NFT and blockchain-based VR worlds to "normal people." We wrap up trying to get open Matty's NFT wallet to see what's in his collection. It was a pleasure to speak with Matty, and y'all should be on the lookout for more collaborations between the WIP and Matty heading forward, especially for folks who live in or nearby to Asia-Pacific timezones. Check our DCLblogger at dclblogger.com. Cent post: https://beta.cent.co/+8vmzt6
47:26
July 14, 2020
[Special Interview] Nichanan Kesonpat, Product Lead at Last of Ours
[Special Interview] Nichanan Kesonpat, Product Lead at Last of Ours
/rizzle and /matthew spoke with Nich, product lead ar the wildlife conservationist focused NFT game, Last of Ours. Topics covered include: getting up to speed with where Last of Ours is in the development cycle, discussing how Covid-19 has impacted the development of Last of Ours, interesting thoughts behind digital identity and reputation, Nich's role in the female-led project funding focused DAO Meta Gamma Delta, and we finish up covering some of Nich's favorite NFT projects.
51:19
July 10, 2020
[Spotlight] Cutting it up with collagist Lucidhouse
[Spotlight] Cutting it up with collagist Lucidhouse
On this episode of the Cent Spotlight, I speak with artist and collagist /Lucidhouse.  We begin our conversation diving into Lucidhouse's varied career which saw him working at ad agencies, on B-rate movies in South Africa, at a game houses in the UK and touring all around Europe for eight years creating live videos to accompany house music DJs.  We also spend a lot of time discussing Lucidhouse's two main ongoing projects: Loopbomb and the Analogue to Digital Collage Series. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you all do too. If you like Lucidhouse's story and work, make sure you go $eed his account over on Cent. 
33:51
July 08, 2020
[Spotlight] Playing simple creative games with artist Richard F. Yates
[Spotlight] Playing simple creative games with artist Richard F. Yates
The featured guest on this week's Cent Spotlight is artist and writer Richard F. Yates. Matthew and Richard cover a lot of ground in this episode. Some of the topics discussed include Richard's thoughts on remembering, creating as a form of time travel, note taking, creation as a game of simplicity, the xerox aesthetic prominent in his working, the impact of the Dank Rares podcast by Artnome (Jason bailey) + outreach from Makersplace on his journey into crypto art, the future of digital collectibles, and much more. Please enjoy.
48:54
July 02, 2020
[Special Interview] TryRoll Co-Founder & CTO, Sid Kalla
[Special Interview] TryRoll Co-Founder & CTO, Sid Kalla
Matthew and Rizzle spoke with Sid Kalla from TryRoll for this week's Special Interview. Long time listeners will recognize Sid as the very first special guest on the YDAD podcast nearly 10 months ago. And like last time, another great conversation is had. Topics discussed include Ja Rule (about a million times), growth numbers for Roll, some examples of surprise use cases like Alex Masmej's $ALEX crowd funding, recent VC interest and some awesome shots fired by Sid at DeFi.
52:54
June 30, 2020
The Retrospective Episode
The Retrospective Episode
This week it's just Rizzle and I on the podcast. It's been a while since only the two of us recorded an episode together, so we took this rare opportunity to take the time to reflect on the past ten months since we started recording the podcast together.  After talking about why we started recording YDAD together, we list up what we view as the top three trends in crypto over the past ten months, recount some of our favorite episodes, shout out Sid from TryRoll multiple times (while comparing ourselves to potted plants for some reason) and briefly touch on where we see the show evolving and the open questions facing the direction of the show.
46:05
June 22, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] Talking Tokenized Writing with Thomas Dylan Daniel
[Cent Spotlight] Talking Tokenized Writing with Thomas Dylan Daniel
On this episode of the Cent podcast, /matthew speaks with writer and published author /epicdylan about the novel he published on Cent entitled 'A Murder in Silicon Hills,' the significance and meaning of philosophy, and the special sauce that makes Cent tick.
38:32
June 18, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] Talking Art & Chess with Mahakjain
[Cent Spotlight] Talking Art & Chess with Mahakjain
On this Cent Spotlight, /Matthew speaks with the oil painter and chess lover /Mahekjain. They cover Mahekjain's creative journey, how she's created so much at such a young age, and dive deep into her passion for chess. Please enjoy.
21:26
June 10, 2020
[Special Interview] Leandro & Alegria, CryptoMotors, PixelChain, Voxel Architects & $WHALE
[Special Interview] Leandro & Alegria, CryptoMotors, PixelChain, Voxel Architects & $WHALE
For this week's special interview I'm bringing you the chat that Rizzle and I had with Leandro and Alegria. Leandro is co-founder of CryptoMotors, PixelChain, and Voxel Architects. Yes, all three of those amazingly high quality NFT projects. Alegria is head of community for CryptoMotors, PixelChain as well as Whaleshark's $WHALE social currency. We dive deep into all four of those projects, so if you are interested in NFTs and NFTland, this week's episode is a must listen.
45:11
June 08, 2020
[Special Interview] DeFi Dad, Ethereal Summit
[Special Interview] DeFi Dad, Ethereal Summit
Just in time for the weekend, I'm excited to release the conversation that /Rizzle and I had with /DeFiDad on the YDAD podcast. We chatted about the Ethereal Virtual Summit that DeFi Dad helped lead a few weeks ago, the challenges and learnings of taking an IRL event and converting it to a virtual context, and (of course) we dive deep into /cryptovoxels, what makes it so exciting and the future of VR. This was a super fun episode to record. You'll hear a lot of laughs.  Make sure you're subscribed to the YDAD podcast and recommend this episode to your friends.  And lastly, tweet this episode out with a personalized appeal for others to listen in for a chance to win some $WHALE.
51:16
May 30, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] An Animated Chat with Digital Artist Paola
[Cent Spotlight] An Animated Chat with Digital Artist Paola
The featured creator on this week's Cent Spotlight is the digital artist /Paola. I've long been an admirer of Paola and her work, so it was really cool to get a peek into her creative journey and find out, for example, how Barbie dolls and fashion magazines have influenced her digital work today. Equally fascinating was discovering the pivotal role /dowdy played in onboarding Paola to crypto art and Cent. Throughout our discussion, we also touch on what it's like for a creator to sell and price their work, as well as the resurgence of pixel art with the appearance of the NFT minting platform PixelChain.
23:04
May 27, 2020
[Spotlight] The Recursively Awesome VHS Artist TheSarahShow
[Spotlight] The Recursively Awesome VHS Artist TheSarahShow
I am so happy to share the latest Spotlight interview I carried out with VHS Artist /TheSarahShow, aka Sarah Zucker, with all of you. Sarah is a multi-talented artist who has traversed a fascinating creative journey. We dive into formative moments along her creative journey including a hilarious incident that occurred while Sarah was in 6th grade involving a gif of The Great Cornholio, a passion for photography and Lemography, and her move to LA. We dive deep into her process of conceptualizing a piece that ultimately will get put up to sale. Lastly, we wrap up on the rare digital art market and some interesting strategies that collectors and artists alike won't want to miss.
53:53
May 20, 2020
[Special Interview] Jim McNelis, Creator of InfiNFT
[Special Interview] Jim McNelis, Creator of InfiNFT
/j1mmy hopped back onto the YDAD podcast to talk with /rizzle and /matthew to announce the brand new NFT project, InfiNFT.  The trio dive into the weeds of InfiNFT starting with a lesson on pronunciation, before going over the technical details of how creators will be able to mint NFTs in a way that keeps all metadata onchain (on thr Arweave blockchain to be specific) and the epic list of initial artists that will be minting new work at launch. After that, Jimmy shares all the other developments going on over at NFT42, including /Avastars and TokenSmart.
46:57
May 19, 2020
[Spotlight] Peeking Into the Creative Process of Bryan Brinkman
[Spotlight] Peeking Into the Creative Process of Bryan Brinkman
Hey everyone. /matthew is back with another Cent Spotlight. This week he spoke with animator Bryan Brinkman. The two discussed Bryan's rich and varied creative journey starting out working for an NYC advertising firm before transitioning to jobs at HBO, MTV, and most recently the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and SNL before veering off to talk about topics such as: art, value & perception, the future of rare digital art, different auction styles on SuperRare, and making posts on Cent that reveal the intricate process behind his recent works of crypto art. During the deep conversion Josie, Async.Art, Nifty Gateway, SuperRare, Matt Kane, and many others were mentioned.
44:54
May 12, 2020
[Special Interview] James Waugh, RareAF
[Special Interview] James Waugh, RareAF
Hey everybody! Matthew here. Rizzle and I had the chance to speak with James Waugh recently. James is the "lead" organizer of the RareAF (Rare Art Festival). Lead is in air quotes because, as anyone familiar with RareAF knows, the whole venture is organized around an ethos of decentralization. Nevertheless, James has been leading the charge in organizing the virtual version of RareAF, which is set to take place next week from May 14~17 in the NFT-based VR world known as Cryptovoxels. James talked about the origins of RareAF, some of the fantastic events, and 50+ speakers on deck, plus all the fun challenges associated with shifting an irl event into a virtual setting.
30:55
May 09, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] Catching up with Connie Digital
[Cent Spotlight] Catching up with Connie Digital
We are back with an exclusive interview with Connie Digital (who goes by /connie on Cent). @rizzle and I cover a lot of ground on this episode from Connie's infamous ability to be early to seemingly every burgeoning new scene, to plans that could see increased output from Connie in music and songwriting, his perspective on the state of blockchain-based VR projects like DecentralLand and Cryptovoxels, and we wrap up by reflecting on our meetup during NFT.NYC. Make sure you listen to the end for a very special and limited-time $HUE related announcement from Connie.
42:28
May 04, 2020
[Special Interview] Seb & Nathan, The Sandbox
[Special Interview] Seb & Nathan, The Sandbox
This week, /matthew and /rizzle speak with Seb and Nathan of The Sandbox, the user-generated VR game platform for the metaverse. Seb and Nathan unpack the various layers that form the platform of The Sandbox, the tokenomics of the project, the unique ways that the #PlayToEarn meme applies to LAND owners, game builders and regular players, and much, much more. Listeners of the YDAD podcast can win a piece of LAND in The Sandbox by tweeting out this episode and tagging @thesandboxgame, @bread_krumbs, and @nftland. The individual whose tweet gets the most re-tweets by May 1st at 1159pm anywhere on earth will win the LAND.
58:57
April 24, 2020
[Special Interview] Drew Harding, Co-founder of The MetaFactory
[Special Interview] Drew Harding, Co-founder of The MetaFactory
This week @rizzle and I sat down to chat with Drew Harding, co-founder and robot at The MetaFactory. If you are on crypto Twitter or are familiar with MetaCartel, you should have at least heard of The MetaFactory. MF is an auction platform for community owned brands and custom digi-physical apparel. In other words, it's the future. Drew talked about the origin story of MF, where it's heading, how artists like Twisted Vacancy, Alotta Money, Skeenee, Vans Design and more are starting their own community owned brands, as well as his views on the Metaverse. This is an extremely interesting project, and one you can actually invest in today if you are one of the top 42 investors in their initial Genesis Auction which is going on right now.
55:23
April 19, 2020
[Cent Podcast] Translating the Art of Hackatao with Eleonora Brizi
[Cent Podcast] Translating the Art of Hackatao with Eleonora Brizi
Every creator Spotlight I record is special. But this week's is really unique. While the Spotlight this week is focused on the artist duo known as @Hackatao, my conversation was with the art curator Eleonora Brizi who doubles as Hackatao's authorized spokesperson. Eleonora has solid art world bonafides having started off in the traditional art working for the renowned Ai Weiwei as his assistant. She explained the role of art curators quite eloquently: To walk along the same path with an artist, speak for them while they create, and be their voices to explain their work for the world. Art curators are essentially translators. And over the course of our conversation, Eleonora translated the significance, process, and intent behind the amazing art of Hackatao.
51:36
April 15, 2020
[Special Interview] Caty Tedman, Head of Marketing & Partnerships at Dapper Labs
[Special Interview] Caty Tedman, Head of Marketing & Partnerships at Dapper Labs
This week Rizzle and Matthew speak with Caty Tedman, head of partnerships & marketing at Dapper Labs. Caty and Dapper Labs are in the process of building NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based app that will allow fans to buy, sell, own and trade their favorite NBA plays and may end up becoming the first blockchain project to achieve mainstream breakout success. We talk about Caty's untraditional path to working at a tech startup like Dapper Labs which started with her working first at ESPN and then at the NHL and NFL, how Dapper Labs and Caty are aiming to bring the power of the Blockchain to the masses through projects like NBA Top Shot, her plans to accrue the largest collection of Serge Ibaka moments in the game and more.
51:02
April 12, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] Creating in Quarantine with @ArtByMitrai
[Cent Spotlight] Creating in Quarantine with @ArtByMitrai
The featured artist on this week's Cent Spotlight is @artbymitrai also known as Indrani. Indrani has been one of the most active creators on Cent recently.  We discussed all of the work she has been creating thanks to Covid-19, her creative journey from physical art and watercolors to digital art, how she creates nearly all of her work on her smartphone, and we discuss all of the artists (and I mean all of them) that Indrani would like to collaborate with.
33:41
April 08, 2020
[Special Interview] Jiho, Co-founder & Head of Growth at Axie Infinity
[Special Interview] Jiho, Co-founder & Head of Growth at Axie Infinity
This week Rizzle and Matthew spoke with Jiho, co-founder and Head of Growth at Axie Infinity. Major topics discussed include: the easiest way to start playing Axie Infinity, the amazing Axie community, the significance of the #PlayToEarn meme, current partnerships with Maker & Kyber Network, and a special promise to listeners of the Cent Podcast who are interested in learning how to play Axie Infinity.
35:36
April 04, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] Making Virtual Dreams a Reality with GiantSwan
[Cent Spotlight] Making Virtual Dreams a Reality with GiantSwan
The VR artist GiantSwan is the guest on this week's Cent Spotlight. Matthew dives into Swan's journey from selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of horse goods at a corporate gig to joining his favorite band and creating VR art for them. Although Swan is a prominent figure in crypto art today, he only came on the scene in December. The two unpack that aspect of his creative journey and look ahead towards what's next for Swan and his art.
48:08
April 01, 2020
[Special Interview] Alex, PM at Rarible
[Special Interview] Alex, PM at Rarible
Rizzle and Matthew sat down for a chat with Alex, PM at the NFT minting platform and marketplace Rarible. We covered Rarible's long-term ambitions to become a marketplace of marketplaces, touched on potential decentralized solutions to the copyright issues that have been flagged by others and dug into the popular 'Unlock' feature that Rarible introduced.
27:59
March 27, 2020
[Cent Spotlight] Sharing Human Stories with Digital Artist Osinachi
[Cent Spotlight] Sharing Human Stories with Digital Artist Osinachi
I'm excited to share my recent talk with Osinachi, a one-of-a-kind artist who is sharing compelling visual stories using *checks notes* Microsoft Word. Osinachi called in from his flat tucked alongside a bustling thoroughfare in Enugu State, Nigeria.  He shared his creative journey from writing to discovering how to draw figures in Microsoft word and the process of finding his unique voice as an artist. We also talked about the present and future of Nigeria, Osinachi's future creative goals, and other Nigerian artists and creatives to keep an eye out for.
40:51
March 25, 2020
[Special Interview] A Mind Blowing Talk with Conlan, Founder of Async.Art
[Special Interview] A Mind Blowing Talk with Conlan, Founder of Async.Art
A few weeks ago, right before @AsyncArt went live, @rizzle and I had an early peek into what @conlan and his team were building. We were lucky to have the chance to listen to @conlan himself give us a presentation explaining Async.Art top to bottom: from an overview of the crypto art landscape, to what Async Art does, and how it works (including fee & royalty model). We hope our convo will help folks ubderstand just how innovative Async.Art is.
35:48
March 20, 2020