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Navigating the Metaverse

Navigating the Metaverse

By Tommaso Di Bartolo at Upland

You are listening to “Navigating the Metaverse” where we interview trailblazers in the NFT and Metaverse space who share their insider advice for how to do business in the Web 3.0 Era. Your hosts are Tommaso Di Bartolo & Cathy Hackl and this series is brought to you by Upland and Decrypt Media.
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How Web3 and NFTs Will Make the Jump From Early Adopters to Mainstream

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Adoption Phase of the Metaverse and Reward Mechanisms
Adoption Phase of the Metaverse and Reward Mechanisms
Guests: Adam Simmons is the Chief Strategy Officer at Radix, the only decentralized network that lets you build fast, rewards everyone who makes it better, and scales without friction. Richard Hobbs is the Founder & CEO of Brand New Vision, the first blockchain-validated marketplace for NFTs in the apparel, footwear, and accessory worlds. BNV is a gateway for luxury brands and fashion designers looking to enter the metaverse. They take fashion beyond physical reality and into the metaverse, defining new spaces where virtual fashion can thrive. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
38:52
November 09, 2022
The Value of Micro Transaction and Defining What NFTs Represent
The Value of Micro Transaction and Defining What NFTs Represent
Guests: Breana Teubner is a Venture Partner at Alante Capital, a series of funds that invests in fashion tech with a climate lens. She is focused on investing in companies using digital ownership and immersive experiences like 3D, gaming, and metaverses to make fashion more sustainable. Mohamed Ezeldin is the Tokenomics Lead at Animoca Brands, a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. Animoca Brands is a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021. Their portfolio includes The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes. Will Weinraub is the Co-Founder & CEO of OnChain Studios, a new digital studio on a mission to empower, educate, and entertain the next generation of collectors around the world. Their platform allows users to buy, sell, and collect toys, and also lets consumers play with them inside an immersive world built on the blockchain. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
38:52
November 03, 2022
IRL to URL Transforming Commerce and Cross-Industry Value Creation
IRL to URL Transforming Commerce and Cross-Industry Value Creation
Guests: Evin McMullen is the Co-Founder & CEO of Disco.xyz, a self-sovereign identity platform designed for Metaverse. Disco lets users create profiles that fairly represent their on-chain, off-chain, Web2 and Web3 financial and non-financial traits. This could be their favorite music artist, university degree, or credit history.  Justin Banon is the Co-Founder of Boson Protocol, a venture-backed protocol for enabling any app or dapp to transmit and consume products and services in digital form, as non-fungible voucher tokens. Their vision is to enable a decentralized commerce ecosystem by funding and enabling the development of a stack of specialist applications to disrupt, demonopolize and democratize commerce. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
38:52
November 02, 2022
NFT Utility in Blended Experiences and Gamer’s Hesitation & Education
NFT Utility in Blended Experiences and Gamer’s Hesitation & Education
Guests: Brian Trunzo is the Metaverse Lead at Polygon Studios, a global, sustainable Web3 infrastructure on Ethereum. Polygon is a decentralized Ethereum scaling platform that enables developers to build scalable user-friendly dApps. Stripe, Instagram, Adidas, and Prada are among those who have launched their NFT and crypto projects on Polygon. Marisa Lam is the Head of Marketing and Communications at OliveX, a fitness metaverse that enables real-world fitness to merge with the digital universe. Their vision is to develop and invest in a number of move-to-earn titles in order to contribute to creating a fully open and interoperable metaverse in collaboration with strategic partners such as Animoca Brands. Trey Pezzetti is the Director at Vayner3, a consultancy that partners with the world's top intellectual property owners to develop market-leading NFT programs. Their experience working with some of the biggest global companies in the world enables them to move groundbreaking NFT initiatives within the world of Fortune 500. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast
38:53
October 26, 2022
Co-Creation and Metaverse as a Service
Co-Creation and Metaverse as a Service
Guests: Paul Biondich is the Community Lead at Axie Infinity, one of the leading names in the play-to-earn universe. The game runs on the Ethereum blockchain and in-game items are represented by NFTs. Axie Infinity has surpassed $4 billion in all-time NFT sales. Currently, it is the 3rd-largest NFT project. Mohan Kuldeep Ponnada is the Co-Founder & CEO of Metapolis, the first ‘Metaverse as a Service Platform’ (MaaS) built on a world-renowned technology stack and powered by a leading L1 blockchain, Zilliqa. Metapolis gives you a data-centric and fully customizable XR experience accessible through web/AR & VR with the vision of bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds. Sandra Helou is Head of Metaverse & NFTs at Zilliqa and CO-founder at Metapolis. You heard that right. We have Mohan the Co-Founder & CEO of Metapolis which is powered by Zilliqa AND the Head of Metaverse and NFTs at Zilliqa, Sandra Helou! Zilliqa is a high-performance, high-security blockchain platform for enterprises and next-generation applications. In 2019, Zilliqa became the first public blockchain platform to be built on sharded architecture, with smart contracts written in the platform’s secure-by-design programming language, Scilla.  🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
44:09
October 25, 2022
Tokenomics and Hybrid Models
Tokenomics and Hybrid Models
Guests: Liko Subakti is the CEO of ProjectSEED, a mobile-focused blockchain gaming ecosystem that utilizes Multi Blockchain and integrates Governance, GameFi, and NFT. Project SEED is a group of over 50 entrepreneurs, designers, artists, and developers with rich experience working on popular titles like Call of Duty, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Tekken, Marvel Vs Capcom, Soul Calibur, and Dreamworks. Liko is also an Angel Investor with over a decade of experience working in companies like Binance and Crypto.com. Luke Barwikowski is the Founder and CEO of Pixels, a play-to-earn MMO game built around the NFT assets you already own. The progress you make in Pixels is tied to your NFT and stored on the blockchain forever. You can take full ownership of your progress in-game and reap the rewards. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast
40:49
October 21, 2022
Closed Metaverses and Value Creation for NFTs
Closed Metaverses and Value Creation for NFTs
Guests: Yannick Folla is the Head of DataHub at Figment, one of the world’s leading providers of blockchain infrastructure. Figment’s development platform, DataHub, allows developers and entrepreneurs to use the most powerful and unique features of a blockchain without having to become protocol experts. BC Biermann is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Immuse.xyz, a Web3 Platform and Augmented Reality App for audio-visual NFTs in the Open AR Metaverse. Backed by Animoca Brands, Immuse is a new creative paradigm for musicians, artists, and fans to engage, co-create, and build community. Andy Chorlian is the Co-Founder & CEO of The Fractional Token Company, a decentralized protocol that enables collective ownership and governance of one or more NFTs. Fractional provides ownership of the world’s most sought-after NFTs! They unlock liquidity, reduce entry costs, and enable for synergy with other DeFi primitives. Fractional is a decentralized protocol where NFT owners can mint tokenized fractional ownership of their NFTs. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
45:06
October 12, 2022
When a DAO Makes Sense and The FUN Ingredients of a Metaverse
When a DAO Makes Sense and The FUN Ingredients of a Metaverse
Guests: Daniel Mironov is the Principal & Games Expert at vgames, a venture fund for game entrepreneurs. With over 7 years of experience in the gaming departments of Facebook (Meta) and Google, Daniel now helps support companies in the crypto and NFT world. Dennison Bertram is the CEO of Tally Governance, a venture-backed startup focused on making on-chain governance for decentralized protocols work. Dennison is an early block-chain technologist having founded the first Bitcoin Exchange for Czech Crowns (BuyBTC.cz), a technologically advanced physical bitcoin wallet (Aeternum Key-Vault), and a PayPal like digital currency wallet (Terrawallet). 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
41:26
October 06, 2022
Fundamentals for Living in the Metaverse and The Reality of Interoperability
Fundamentals for Living in the Metaverse and The Reality of Interoperability
Guests: Stella Xu is the VP of Foresight Ventures, an investment institution focusing on blockchain technology and the crypto industry. With nearly 80 million dollars in assets under management, they plan to set aside between $100-$200 million in venture capital for a range of crypto assets, NFTs, blockchains, and metaverses. Benjamin Larcher is the Developer at Cyberbrokers and Former Developer and Product Lead at Cryptovoxels, a virtual world powered by the Ethereum blockchain where players can buy land, and build stores and art galleries. Carlos Pereira is the Principal at BITKRAFT Ventures, a global investment platform for gaming, Web3, and immersive technology. BITKRAFT Ventures is the #1 Most active lead investor in gaming in 2020 and 2021 with 90+ investments made and 25 global team members. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast 
41:40
October 04, 2022
Brand Opportunities in the Metaverse and Advertisement in Web3
Brand Opportunities in the Metaverse and Advertisement in Web3
Guests: Charlie Silver is the Chairman & CEO of Permission.io, the leading provider of permission advertising for eCommerce. They created the ASK Coin to securely grant permission and monetize consumer data on Permission.io and third-party e-commerce platforms. They have been featured in Forbes, CoinDesk, AdAge, and CNN. Jordan Fogarty is the CEO of Be Media by Animoca Brands, a digital agency that helps businesses take advantage of the power and innovation of emerging Web 3.0 technologies. Be Media is a Top 100 Most Innovative Companies in Australia and a 2018 AFR Fast Starter. Jordan is an Anthill 30 under 30 winner and Business News 40 under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year winner. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast
39:50
September 29, 2022
Monetizing the Metaverse and Web3 Content
Monetizing the Metaverse and Web3 Content
Guests: Mike Schaiman is the CEO of NFHeroes, an NFT collection of Heroes, Villains, and Gods on a mission to educate, empower, and inspire our community. Their core project aims to be the first intellectual property that has originated in the NFT space and moved to mainstream media and entertainment. With credits from Marvel, Nickelodeon, Blizzard, and Dreamworks, the team is working its way into Hollywood. Spike Laurie is a Partner at Hiro Capital, a VC fund invested in innovators of Games, Esports, and Digital Sports. They invest in Metaverse technology founders and Game creators who are building the future. They have founded games and technology disruptors worth billions of dollars and have led companies from startups to IPO in London and New York. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
37:48
September 27, 2022
 Immersive Experiences and How to Prepare a Campaign in Web3
Immersive Experiences and How to Prepare a Campaign in Web3
Guests: Joshua Roth is the VP of Development for Decrypt Studios. He is an Emmy-nominated and Clio Award-winning producer and writer with 15 years of experience in the film, television, and branded content industries. It’s an honor to have you on the show, Josh! Andrew Hayward is the Senior Writer at Decrypt. He is a writer and editor of over 15 years covering topics on video games, gadgets, esports, crypto, apps, and more across 100+ total publications. He wrote for publications such as Rolling Stone, Vice, Playboy, Polygon, Edge, Official Xbox Magazine, IGN, The Esports Observer, Variety, and The Verge. We’re excited to hear Andrew’s take on NFTs and the Metaverse! 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast . 🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/
38:27
April 26, 2022
Play To Earn Mechanics and Educating Fans
Play To Earn Mechanics and Educating Fans
Guests: Miles Anthony is the Founder of Decentral Games, a next-generation entertainment and play-to-earn DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) at the intersection of the metaverse and NFT. The company is backed by key investor Digital Currency Group (DCG), whose principal subsidiary Grayscale is the world's biggest bitcoin and cryptocurrency fund manager.  In this episode, we’ll hear Miles share his insights and experience with Decentral Games and how they develop 3D metaverse games on blockchain for both consumer and business markets. Jason Chapman is the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Konvoy Ventures, a venture fund investing in early-stage companies in the video gaming industry. Their recent investments include blockchain NFT games: Axie Infinity, Genopets, and Sky Mavis. In this episode, Jason will share with us his expertise and experience in investing in platforms and technologies at the frontier of gaming, particularly in the NFT and Metaverse space. Luca Passarotti is in International Business Development at Cagliari Calcio, the pride of a whole region, Sardinia, and one of the most popular teams in Italy. The club has partnered with Sorare, the digital football championship blockchain. In this episode, we’re excited to have Luca Passarotti on the show as he shares his expertise and perspective on NFTs and the Metaverse. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast . 🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/"
44:39
April 21, 2022
Metaverse Interoperability and the Clash of Business Models
Metaverse Interoperability and the Clash of Business Models
Guests: Kate Mitselmakher is the CEO & Founder at Bloccelerate VC, a global decentralized engine for blockchain innovators. They are a team of serial investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from Fortune 500 companies passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in the blockchain space. In this episode, we’ll hear Kate share her perspective on the Metaverse and the concept of the real world and the virtual world eventually merging into one.   Martina Welkhoff is the Managing Partner at the WXR Fund, a venture firm at the intersection of two immense opportunities: female entrepreneurs and the next wave of computing. Their portfolio includes Metaverse platforms like Obsess, Scatter, and ShapesXR. We’re honored to have Martina on the show to share with us how she helped companies realize the metaverse in some capacity to provide immersive content and experiences to the world.   🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .     🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/
40:32
April 19, 2022
Monetizing Fandoms and The Fundamentals of a Metaverse
Monetizing Fandoms and The Fundamentals of a Metaverse
Guests: Sandeep Nailwal is the Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer at Polygon Studios, an NFT-focused gaming and metaverse hub backed by a 100 million USD fund and already has multiple NFT projects with Decentraland, Opensea, Sandbox, Somnium Space, and Decentral Games. They have more than 3000 gaming and NFT decentralized applications. We’re excited to have Sandeep on the show as he talks about various NFT projects he’s led and how he set up Polygon Studios to make the best use of modern technology to shape fandom for generations to come and change the way the fans interact.  Gabriele Bernasconi is the Co-CEO at Genuino, where they connect physical and digital commerce with authentic digital sport memorabilia. They help sports brands create trust with consumers by bringing transparency, traceability, and tradability of real-world objects into the digital frontier. In this episode, we’re excited to hear from Gabriele Bernasconi and Genuino’s NFT deals with brands and sports clubs like ACF Fiorentina.    Thom Kozik is the Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Campus Legends, a socially-driven community for officially licensed collegiate digital collectibles. He has had 25+ years of success in leading teams to deliver innovation and transformation at the intersection of consumer services, technology, and marketing at organizations such as Marriott, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Atari.  🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .     🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/
49:21
April 14, 2022
Next Gen Fans and Women in Web3
Next Gen Fans and Women in Web3
Guests:  Ada Jonuse is the CEO and co-founder at Lympo. Acquired by Animoca Brands, Lympo is a sports NFT ecosystem featuring world-famous athletes and clubs together with a new ecosystem token LMT. Ada has co-founded 3 startups, 1 international startup community, released 2 crypto tokens, and was awarded the 2018 Women Technology Leader of the Year (Lithuania) and the 2017 Emerging European tech star. We’re excited to have you on the show!   Zach Zeurcher is the Founder of Gravity Space Marketing, a space-metaverse company and the only global marketing agency with the engineering and logistical capacity to take brands to space for marketing activations. Zach is an expert in finding and capturing value between the intersectionality of industries created through the adoption of new technology. We’re honored to hear Zach’s expertise and perspective in the future of the Metaverse.   Josh Katz is the Founder and CEO at YellowHeart, a blockchain live event ticketing platform powered by distributed ledger technology. The YellowHeart platform is autonomous, fully decentralized, and runs on a public blockchain, which enables artists and teams to identify the market and sell directly to their fans. In this episode, we’ll have the opportunity to hear Josh Katz talk about his perspective and vision on the future of NFTs and the Metaverse.   🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .     🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/
40:41
April 13, 2022
 How Web3 and NFTs Will Make the Jump From Early Adopters to Mainstream
How Web3 and NFTs Will Make the Jump From Early Adopters to Mainstream
Guests: Avery Akkineni is the President at VaynerNFT, a consultancy that partners with the world's top intellectual property owners to develop market-leading NFT programs. VaynerNFT recently announced long-term NFT plans with their flagship client, Budweiser. In this episode, Avery Akkineni will talk about how she leads VaynerNFT in its mission to help the world's leading intellectual property owners navigate the wild and wonderful world of NFTs. It’s an honor to have you on the show, Avery! Thibaut Predhomme is the Head of Operations & Chief of Staff at Sorare, well known for transforming online sports fandom and giving its community a new way to connect to the clubs and players that they love. With a monthly card sales volume of over $80M across 140 countries, Sorare is funded by a world-class team including Benchmark, Accel Partners, and footballers Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann, and Rio Ferdinand. Thibaut Predhomme will share his perspective on NFTs and how Sorare achieved its success in the NFT space in the short span of 3 years. We’re truly excited to have you on the show! Dr. Merav Ozair is a FinTech Professor at Rutgers Business School and a leading blockchain expert in NFTs, DeFi, DOAs, & Cryptocurrency. She has developed courses on blockchain and digital assets for both undergrads and graduate level while being the Research Director of the RBS Blockchain Hub. We’re excited to dive into Dr. Ozair’s vast knowledge and expertise in the NFT space. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast . 🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/
47:28
April 08, 2022
Monetization of Content and Shopping in the Metaverse
Monetization of Content and Shopping in the Metaverse
Guests: Garrett Minks is the Chief Technology Officer at RAIR Technologies Inc., a blockchain-based digital rights management platform that uses NFTs to gate access to streaming content. Garrett is an early adopter of blockchain innovations, digital collectibles, and DLT based media platforms. In this episode, Garrett Minks shares how RAIR is at the forefront of revolutionizing streaming content. We’re excited to have you here on the show! Dorukhan Acar is the Board Member, Executive Com. Member, & Chief Treasurer at Galatasaray SK, the only European cup winner football team in Turkey, holding the highest number of Turkish League cups. Galatasaray also won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in 2000. In this episode, Dorukhan Acar will talk about Galatasaray’s NFTs deals with brands like Socios and more. We’re excited to hear from you, Doruk! Murat Kristal is the Director of Centre of Excellence in Big Data & Analytics Leadership at the Schulich School of Business - York University. He has numerous publications in print, an analytics pioneer in Canada, an accomplished researcher, and is recognized as a Top 40 under 40 Professor. We’re excited to hear Murat’s expertise when it comes to NFTs and his perspective on the future of the Metaverse. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast . 🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ ✅ You can pre-order our book "Navigating the Metaverse" NOW https://www.amazon.com/Navigating-Metaverse-Guide-Limitless-Possibilities/dp/1119898994/
43:16
April 06, 2022
Advertising in the Metaverse and NFTs in the Classroom
Advertising in the Metaverse and NFTs in the Classroom
✅ Joe Pace is the Head of Business Development at ASICS Running Apps.ASICS, formerly Runkeeper, is a leading mobile running app, founded in 2008 and one of the first apps available when the app store launched that year. The app now has over 50 million users across 180 countries.Pace creates new products, services, and relationships for ASICS Running Apps business.In this episode, Joe Pace shares how ASICS dropped the world’s first digital shoe, the ASICS Sunrise Red™ NFT Collection. ✅ Lauren Griewski has 15+ years media, advertising, technology and executive experience with the world’s leading platforms including Roblox where she was responsible for brand integrations and 7 years at Facebook & Instagram. While at Facebook & Instagram, she was responsible for advertising sales and strategy, revenue growth, product development, partnerships, marketplaces advertiser effectiveness as well as global expansion and growth across priority verticals.She’s now the Chief Revenue Officer at Permission.io. ✅ Dr. Farooq Anjum is the lead professor at the Harrisburg University Next Generation Technologies.Dr. Farooq Anjum recently discussed the rapid rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with FOX43 news. He is also the CTO & Co-Founder at GroGuru Inc. which is transforming the agriculture industry with IOT + AI by providing precise guidance about irrigation time and frequency to a grower. 🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/ 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .
45:05
April 01, 2022
Web3 Business Opportunities for Brands
Web3 Business Opportunities for Brands
Guests:  Zeev Klein is a General Partner at Landmark Ventures and the Founder of the “Royal Society of Players”, a collection of 10,000 hand-made NFT playing cards offering members unique perks, prizes, and privileges spanning both the metaverse and real world. He is also personally active as an angel investor and advisor to several NFT & Crypto companies including ZED RUN (who we also have here on the episode), Sandbox, Wilder World, Grin Gaming, Polygon (Matic), Concept Art House, and more. Roman Tirone is the Head of Partnerships at gaming startup Virtually Human Studio— they  develop consumer-first entertainment experiences with emerging technologies like blockchain. Their flagship game ZED RUN was one of the first of its kind created on the blockchain (raised millions of USD from A16z, TCG Capital Management, and investors including Zeev). In this episode, Roman Tirone will talk about his experience in NFT partnerships with brands like NASCAR and more. Felipe Ribbe shares his experience working in innovation and sports. He recently joined Socios as their Head of BizDev Brazil. Socios is a new app for sports and esports fans, where you acquire voting rights to influence the clubs and teams you love. Find your voice, get club rewards & compete for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 🦙 This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast . 🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/
55:20
March 29, 2022
Navigating the Metaverse with Decrypt Media
Navigating the Metaverse with Decrypt Media
Episode 1 of the Navigating the Metaverse Show with our partner Decrypt Media. Guests: Daniel Roberts and Alanna Roazzi-Laforet from Decrypt. Highlights: 🔸 What’s marketing vs what’s real? 🔸 Decentralized “Autonomous” Organizations (DAO) explained 🔸 The importance of value and community in the Metaverse This podcast is brought to you by Upland - The Earth’s Metaverse where you can play-to-earn NFTs in an immersive Metaverse experience built around real-world neighborhoods while connecting with like-minded players. Download Upland on iOS, Android or sign up through our referral link to earn 6k UPX (2k more than normal) https://discover.upland.me/metaverse-podcast .  🎙️ Host: http://www.tommasodibartolo.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommasodibartolo/
42:24
March 23, 2022