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

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The Metaverse News You Need to Know in 20 Minutes - Adidas Enter The Metaverse, The Super Yacht NFT Asset that sold for $650,000, The Sandbox Breaking Virtual Land Sales Records and more
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I bring you the metaverse news that you need to know in under 20 minutes. The NFT and metaverse space moves at lightening speed and it is sometimes hard to keep up, so this episode will bring you up to speed with the major headlines quickly.

In this episode we talk about Adidas entering the metaverse in a major way alongside Nike in Roblox, The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht by Republic Realm becoming the most valuable NFT virtual world asset ever, The Sandbox breaking land sale records along with staggering OpenSea secondary volume and also a fascinating gameshow where you could win a Bored Ape, hosted by virtual influencer with 10 million followers on TikTok - FN Meka.

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Thank you for your conituned support and do reach out to say hello!

Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke

Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com

If you'd like to keep up with the NFT drops that I am watching closely, head over to metaverseluke.substack.com where you'll find the regular newsletter.

Wagmi Agency & Consulting : https://www.wagmi-agency.com/

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Dec 02, 2021
How to Create Your Own NFT Collection in Minutes with Youtuber Kwebbelkop who has 15 Million Subscribers
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Jordi aka Kwebbelkop - a youtuber with 15 million subscribers and over 6 and a half billion views on his channel. Kwebbelkop has built a content empire, owns a video game company and has now entered the NFT and metaverse space with his new project LaunchMyNFT - a platform to help you launch your NFT collection in minutes, on your own smart contract.

Jordi was super nice, super smart and has some amazing insight into the future of the metaverse, it was brilliant to have him on. He's also built a career out of being completely internet native and so entering the new world of the metaverse is something that makes perfect sense. 

I think being able to adapt quickly to new technology when the mainstream still view it as strange or aren't yet educated on it, is a real skill and is also where the major opportunities lie. This was a fascinating chat and full of value so I hope you enjoy it!

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If you'd like to keep up with the NFT drops that I am watching closely, head over to metaverseluke.substack.com where you'll find the regular newsletter.

Do reach out and say hello too!

Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke

Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com

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Kwebbelkop's Links

Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/kwebbelkop

Twitter : https://twitter.com/Kwebbelkop

LaunchMyNFT : https://twitter.com/LaunchMyNFT?s=20

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In this episode we talk about :


- The content empire that Kwebbelkop has created with 15 million subscribers and 6.5 billion views on his channel, putting together a team and expanding his business

- Diving into the data to see what types of content people want to see and why his videos are so successful

- The parallel's between the rise and disruption that Youtube caused to the rise and disruption that blockchain & NFTs are causing across every industry

- What first brought Jordi / Kwebbelkop into the crypto and NFT space

- Where we are in this movement and what audiences are responding to NFTs, how Gen-Z are beginning to join the wave

- How early we are in phase 1 of the metaverse and what is still to come

- The future of content and gaming in the metaverse

- An introduction to Jordi's platform LaunchMyNFT - launching on 30th November

- An explanation of what the platform does, including randomisation, smart contract creation, rarity rankings and website mint creation

- The problems that LaunchMyNFT is aiming to solve in the space

- What Jordi is most excited for in the future of this space




Nov 25, 2021
Why Immersive Virtual Reality is Essential to the Future of The Metaverse with CEO of Somnium Space - Artur Sychov
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the CEO and Founder of immersive blockchain virtual world Somnium Space - Artur Sychov. Somnium Space has a real focus on being fully immersive in virtual reality - right down to being able to feel the raindrops on your body in the world! (more on this in the conversation) It really is amazing what Artur and the team have built - I think it's the closest experience to a more positive vision of the Ready Player One type virtual experience that most people associate with the metaverse. Plus you can go and experience it right now!

Artur actually joins me as an avatar from inside Somnium space for this chat, which is very cool and I’ll post some videos of that over on twitter https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke if you want to watch them or reach out and say hello.

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This episode is sponsored by the brilliant Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. Registration is now open for the Republic Realm Academy (early bird pricing plus an extra 15% off with the code 'metaverseluke') - a good time to check it out at https://www.republicrealm.com/realm-academy

The Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies.

Renowned metaverse expert Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy. 

To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com

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Somnium Spaces Links :

Website / Virtual World : https://somniumspace.com/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/SomniumSpace

Discord : https://discord.com/invite/somniumspace

My links :

Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke

Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com

To join my regular NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com

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Nov 18, 2021
How You Can Be Part of the Future of the Metaverse with Cathy Hackl and the Republic Realm Academy
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to one of the leading voices and brightest minds in the whole metaverse & NFT space; the awesome Cathy Hackl. In this episode we discuss what stage the metaverse is currently at and how you can be part of the future with the awesome Republic Realm Academy, which is open for registration now.

Cathy Hackl is a globally recognised business leader in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and spatial computing, named as one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 by BigThink, has worked with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Magic Leap & HTC, is a top Forbes contributor, champion of diversity and one of the smartest minds in this whole space.

Cathy's articles were some of the first I read when I was learning about this space too, so it was a great moment to have her on the show, thank you for coming on Cathy.

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This episode is sponsored by the brilliant Republic Realm who are a leader in metaverse innovation, investment, and NFTs. Registration is now open for the Republic Realm Academy (early bird pricing plus an extra 15% off with the code 'metaverseluke') - a good time to check it out at https://www.republicrealm.com/realm-academy

The Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies.

Renowned metaverse expert and this week's guest Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy. Be sure to follow Cathy at https://www.twitter.com/CathyHackl and visit her website at https://www.cathyhackl.com/

To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com

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My links :

Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke

Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com

To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com

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In this episode we talk about :

- Cathy's story so far including her work with HTC Vive and Ready Player One the movie, her consultancy work, educating clients and more

- The moment we're in right now with the metaverse, Meta's recent announcement and the amazing energy at NFT NYC

- How brands are currently viewing the metaverse, some as more progressive thinkers and some who don't want to miss the boat of web 3.0

- Walking through the reasons of what the metaverse really is and the future vision from Cathy's perspective

- A quickfire section on various industries and how they might be disrupted / what changes are currently happening, including : Fashion, Consumer to Avatar, Culture, Digital Real Estate & Gaming

- A full explanation about the Republic Realm Academy - a great opportunity to gain invaluable education, level up, re-skill, become part of the workforce of the future, learn from some of the best technologists in the world and be part of an amazing alumni network

Nov 11, 2021
The Rise of Virtual Influencers aka The New Celebrities of the Metaverse with Dudley Nevill-Spencer - Founder of Virtual Influencer Agency
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the founder of the world's first virtual influencer agency - Dudley Nevill-Spencer. This conversation blew my mind as we talk through what a virtual influencer is, what is currently happening, how they are very likely to be the new celebrities of the metaverse and how it all connects with NFTs too. I left this conversation genuinely buzzing with what's next for this space.

Dudley was the perfect guest for this episode, he has been working deeply in this space for years and knows this area better than anyone. He was also brilliant at explaining the concepts simply, whilst giving amazing insight of what is to come. I've no doubt you'll enjoy this episode, which is packed with value.

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It's an absolute no brainer to follow Dudley, here are his links :

Virtual Influencer Agency Website : https://www.virtualinfluencer.agency/

Twitter : https://twitter.com/dnevillspencer

LinkedIn : https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dudley-nevill-spencer

My links :

Twitter : https://twitter.com/metaverseluke

Email : metaverseluke@gmail.com

To join my weekly NFT drops and metaverse newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com

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In this episode we talk about :

- Dudley's journey to starting 'Virtual Influencer Agency' - from investment banking, to advertising, to early internet projects and then into the brand, influencer and avatar space

- What a virtual influencer is and what they are doing right now (including many that have millions of followers) - Lu of Magalu, Lil Miquela, FN Meka and more

- The evidence that virtual influencers work and why people connect and engage with them so well

- How a connection with a virtual influencer is a richer and deeper experience than almost any other digital entertainment available today

- A look into the technology of how they are made - the various different techniques and processes that are used to create them

- The process of building a virtual influencer for a brand - including coming up with their backstory, family, tension points, 3 year plan, what they stand for and more

- Ethics and the important conversation about responsibility when creating characters and virtual influencers

- Why using a virtual influencer is often better for a brand than using a real influencer

- Machine learning and AI which goes into building a virtual influencer and the content that is created

- The role they will play in the wider metaverse, interoperability and cross platform use

- How to create an entire brand with a virtual influencer

- How that will combine with NFTs and the future of virtual worlds and the metaverse

- The major opportunity going forward 

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Other Links

Lil Miquela : https://www.instagram.com/lilmiquela/?hl=en

Metahuman : https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/digital-humans

Ready Player Me : https://readyplayer.me/

Nov 04, 2021
The Metaverse News You Need To Know in 15 Minutes - Facebook Changing Their Name, Decentraland Metaverse Festival Review and More
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I've put together 6 major news headlines from the metaverse in under 15 minutes. A way of you getting up to date quickly with what is happening in this space. 

We cover Facebook's continued plans to invest heavily in the metaverse and their upcoming name change, a review of the Decentraland Metaverse Festival, Adobe's new NFT authentication feature being built into Photoshop and more. If you enjoy this strand, do let me know at https://twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and it's something that can become a regular feature.

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This episode is sponsored by Republic Realm, who are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. 

This week they opened registration to the Republic Realm Academy, a series of online courses about the metaverse and NFTs, which will be taught by educators from some of the most prestigious universities in the world alongside top industry professionals in web 3.0 technologies.

Renowned metaverse expert Cathy Hackl is the dean of Republic Realm Academy. 

Right now you can get the early bird price (which in my opinion is a steal) - all the full information is on their website https://www.republicrealm.com 

To keep up with their latest updates head to their twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE, Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW & Substack : realmroundup.substack.com

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To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com

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In this episode we talk about :

- Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's continued pivot towards becoming a metaverse company, including a possible name change and heavy investment in the space for the rest of this year.

- A review and roundup of the recent Decentraland Metaverse Festival

- A look ahead to the upcoming NFT NYC conference in New York and also the recently announced NFT LDN London conference

- Adobe's announcement that they are integrating NFT credentials into Photoshop almost immediately, with major marketplaces onboard including OpenSea

- Chipotle diving head first into the metaverse for Halloween inside Roblox

- The future of kids toys in the from of interactive, playable NFT digital toys, which have just secured a funding round of $7.5 million from one of the most famous VC firms in the space

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News Sources quoted in this episode

Facebook Metaverse Rebrand - https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735612/facebook-change-company-name-metaverse

Decentraland Metaverse Festival - https://medium.com/@Metakey/metakey-vips-at-the-first-ever-metaverse-festival-1922db2bf801

NFT NYC - https://www.nft.nyc/ 

Adobe Photoshop Supporting NFT Verification - https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/27/new-adobe-photoshop-feature-to-support-nft-verification-on-marketplaces/

Chipotle in Roblox - https://www.marketingdive.com/news/chipotle-hosts-virtual-restaurant-on-roblox-for-halloween-experience/608979/

Cryptoys Recent Funding Round and Story - https://twitter.com/willweinraub/status/1452682354162556940?s=20


Oct 28, 2021
NFTs and Augmented Reality - How the Digital World is Merging with the Physical with Asad J. Malik - CEO of Jadu AR
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Asad J. Malik, CEO of Jadu AR.

As you’ll hear in the episode, Asad's team have worked with some incredible people in the NFT space including major Canadian artist and NFT superstar 'Grimes'. Asad himself also directed a music video with pussy riot which went onto do over half a million dollars in NFT sales. Their latest project is a series of NFT Jetpacks that can be used to fly avatars like Meebits around in the real world. It sold out in 20 seconds and had the highest pre-reveal floor in NFT history! - take a look here : https://twitter.com/JaduHologram/status/1444014468481134597

Primarily though Asad has worked in the AR space, so we start off the conversation chatting about what is happening right now with augmented reality, then towards the end of the episode we chat more about how that all connects to the NFT space and wider metaverse.

We end the chat with some alpha on Jadu’s next drop, their unique way of running whitelist access and some other projects and people that Asad is excited about too.

I think Jadu are a company to watch very closely, they’re pioneering what can be done with digital assets in AR and the physical world so this was an awesome chat, with lots of great info.

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If you are enjoying the podcast so far and would be happy to leave a rating or review on your platform, that would be amazing and really really helps, thank you everyone who has. Do feel free to jump over to the substack too, metaverseluke.substack.com for weekly NFT news and drops that I am watching.

As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.

Enjoy this week's episode!

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To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com

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Links for Jadu

Twitter : https://twitter.com/JaduHologram

Asad J. Malik - https://twitter.com/AsadJMalik

Jadu Discord - discord.gg/jadu


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In this episode we talk about :

- Asad's journey to blockchain via AR - some early investments that went wrong and more recent positive experience in the NFT space

- Previous AR projects including 'Terminal 3' - an augmented reality interrogation simulation experience

- How AR and VR are viewed by the mainstream and how early experiences may have done them both a disservice initially

- Current AR hardware on the market and what it can be used for

- Where augmented reality fits in the wider metaverse and its use cases with NFTs and digital assets

- Asad's vision at Jadu, what they are building with the long term in mind

- NFTs in the physical world with AR and how that will change human behaviour

- Jadu's latest drop 'Jetpacks' and it's major success - selling out in 20 seconds and having the highest pre-reveal floor ever

- What was the thinking behind 'Jetpacks' and what can they do (enable AR use cases for digital assets)

- Upcoming Hoverboard drop, where to look and keep an eye on for the latest news and whitelist

- Projects and people that Asad thinks are great in the space

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Oct 21, 2021
Opportunities in the Blockchain Gaming Space with Jason Brink of Gala Games
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Jason 'Bitbender' Brink, who is President of Blockchain of Gala Games.

Gala Games are a platform building a whole range of blockchain games and have been making some serious moves in the space over the last few months. As we start to explore deeper into this space, it becomes very clear that they are going to be big players in the future of this massive blockchain gaming movement and the wider metaverse, with some of the most credible talent in the entire industry working for them.

Jason lives and breathes this space and his insight on this movement was invaluable. He talks about what Gala Games are working on specifically including some opportunities that not everyone has spotted yet. We also chat about some of the major partnerships they have signed, such as the one with 888 The New World, what is bubbling in the Esports world and their epic Galacon event in Vegas in December.

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If you are enjoying the podcast so far and would be happy to leave a rating or review on your platform, that would be amazing and really really helps, thank you everyone who has. Do feel free to jump over to the substack too, metaverseluke.substack.com for weekly NFT news and drops that I am watching.

As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.

Enjoy this week's episode!

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To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com

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Links for Gala Games

Website - https://app.gala.games/

Gala Games Marketplace - https://app.gala.games/store

Jason Brink Twitter - https://twitter.com/BitBenderBrink

Gala Games Twitter - https://twitter.com/GoGalaGames

Discord - https://discord.com/invite/EHgJJM6SdQ

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In this episode we talk about :

- Jason's fascinating journey into blockchain and how the technology can make foreign aid transparent and do good for humanity

- Who Gala Games are and what their vision is, including their highly credible and experienced team

- Why blockchain gaming needs to be fun first, crypto second

- The games that Gala Games are building themselves - Mirandus and Town Star (out now)

- The play to earn mechanics for their games and Vox Collectibles

- The major partnerships that Gala Games are signing including with 888 The New World

- The bubbling Esports wave that is coming

- The Gala Games ecosystem, how to be involved and how to support it including $GALA coin

- Opportunities to get involved with the blockchain gaming movement and Gala Games

- Gala Games' recent Frank Miller Sin City NFT drop

- Upcoming Galacon in Las Vegas in December

- What Jason thinks the next 5 years will look like in the blockchain gaming space

- Jason's pick of a project he is super bullish on

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Oct 14, 2021
The Next Major Blockchain Gaming Success Story? Guild of Guardians and Gaming Opportunities with Nick Kelland
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Nick Kelland, who is the Marketing and Community Manager of Guild of Guardians.

Guild of Guardians is an upcoming mobile RPG blockchain game, which is ready to disrupt the whole gaming industry. Whether you are a gamer or not, this episode is an awesome insight into what is happening in this exploding space from the industry side, what is being built right now and what opportunities are coming in gaming and the wider metaverse.

Nick is really really smart when it comes to a) telling us all about what they are building with Guild of Guardians specifically, which sounds epic in it’s own right (and is also a great time to be learning about a game that I think is set to be massive).

and b) going deeper as we talk about the disruption that blockchain play-to-earn gaming is bringing to the whole gaming space and how understanding this movement now, is a great position to be in.

I know you’re gonna enjoy this episode and get loads of value from it. I genuinely left this episode buzzing for what is to come.

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If you are enjoying the podcast so far and would be happy to leave a rating or review on your platform, that would be amazing and really really helps, thank you everyone who has. Do feel free to jump over to the substack too, metaverseluke.substack.com for weekly NFT news and drops that I am watching.

As always nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research. 

Enjoy this week's episode!

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To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com

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Links for Guild of Guardians

Website - https://www.guildofguardians.com/

Immutable X Marketplace - https://market.x.immutable.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/GuildOfGuardian

Discord - discord.com/invite/gog


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In this episode we talk about :

- The macro picture of how the entire gaming industry is about to be disrupted by blockchain games and the 'play-to-earn' model

- Nick's role at Guild of Guardians and what they are building

- A broad intro into the game itself

- What audience Guild of Guardians is targeting and why they chose the mobile market

- What is the visual feel of the game and the game mechanics

- Why Guild of Guardians is going to cut through other blockchain games coming to market

- Nick's ethos for choosing gaming projects to support / invest in (at your own risk, dyor)

- The incredible team at Guild of Guardians including Derek Lau (Game Lead) and Josiah Wallace (Lead Game Designer) [previously Temple Run! - what a game!]

- What NFTs and assets have been released so far for GOG and what is still to come - opportunities to invest early in the project

- How gaming can change how we think about the the workforce in the future.

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Oct 07, 2021
Karsen Daily on 888 The New World and The Future of The Metaverse
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the awesome Karsen Daily who is the Chief Experience Officer at 888 The New World. For anyone who isn't aware, 888 is an anonymous but extremely well loved and well respected collector and curator in the NFT space. 888 has one of the most extensive collections of rare digital artworks and is also a huge supporter of upcoming artists and a positive voice for the entire NFT space. They are also in the process of launching 888 The New World, an entirely new platform that is founded and built by artists and is set to be epic.

In this episode we chat to Karsen about her story so far, including her many previous roles at Superplastic (the world's top creator of animated celebs, vinyl toys & digital collectibles), her role and vision at 888 The New World, the future of the metaverse and her own upcoming NFT project dropping soon!

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This episode is sponsored by Republic Realm, who are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. They have just dropped their Fantasy Collection NFTs - luxury speedboats designed for use in The Sandbox, owners of which are also eligible to join Fantasy Marina, the social hub for all Fantasy Collection owners.

They have also recently launched their own new substack here - https://realmroundup.substack.com/

To find out more about what they do, head to https://www.republicrealm.com and follow them on twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW

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To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com

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Links for Karsen Daily and 888 The New World

Karsen Daily Twitter - head to https://www.twitter.com/KarsenDaily and karsendaily.com

For 888 The New World : https://888tnw.com/ and on Twitter : https://twitter.com/888TNW

For 888 - https://twitter.com/crypto888crypto

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In this episode we talk about :

- Karsen's story up until now and her various roles at Superplastic, executive producing and managing the lives of virtual celebrities Janky and Guggimon (https://superplastic.co/)

- Identity and virtual celebrities in the metaverse

- Karsen's role at 888TNW and how she thinks about art and storytelling

- An explanation on what 888 The New World is and the goals for the project

- The mechanics of 888 The New World in more detail and how the ecosystem supports both established and upcoming talent

- How gaming is embedded into the platform and their partnership with Gala Games and The Global Esports Federation

- The 888 Inner Circle Token and how this is a separate project completely with its own benefits

- Karsen's own NFT project (announcement very soon!) with Chad Knight and Parrott (links below)

- Her pug Pearl

- Shoutouts to awesome people in the space

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Additional people mentioned in this show

Chad Knight - https://twitter.com/ChadKnight

Parrott - https://twitter.com/itsparrott

Dave Krugman - https://twitter.com/dave_krugman

Kid Eight - https://twitter.com/_KidEight

The CryptoBabyPunks - https://opensea.io/collection/thecryptobabypunks

Directive Creator - https://twitter.com/Escapation

Metaverse Meg - https://twitter.com/metaversemeg

Yungwknd - https://twitter.com/yungwknd

Goku - https://twitter.com/goku_nft

Spreadsheets 

Eyelids - https://twitter.com/eyelidsnft

Sep 30, 2021
The Play-to-Earn Blockchain Gaming Revolution with NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon - Ishan Negi
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to Ishan Negi who is the NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon. Ishan was the perfect guest to have on to explain the new blockchain gaming landscape, what is coming and the huge opportunities that await. Polygon is dominating the space as a layer 2 scaling solution, home to some of the best blockchain games and virtual worlds currently available. An exciting time to be witnessing this gaming and digital asset revolution and an episode packed full of value.

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This episode is sponsored by Republic Realm, who are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. We recently had them on the show and it was one of my favourite episodes, so I'm really happy to now be working together to bring you some of the brightest minds behind new metaverse platforms. Thank you for your continued support!

Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. To find out more about what they do, head to https://www.republicrealm.com and follow them on twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW

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Links for Polygon

To find out more the projects building on Polygon and Polygon Studios - head to https://awesomepolygon.com/

Polygon Twitter : https://twitter.com/0xPolygon and Polygon Studios : https://twitter.com/_PolygonStudios

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In this episode we talk about :

- Ishan's road to crypto and his role as NFT & Gaming Lead at Polygon

- What Polygon is as a layer 2 solution and why it is perfect for the adoption of blockchain games and NFTs

- How the play-to-earn blockchain gaming model is sustainable

- What the next 6 - 12 months might look like for the blockchain gaming space

- 3 games that Ishan loves on Polygon

- Passive income gaming models, staking and Decentral Games

- The Sandbox migrating to Polygon and the future of virtual worlds and blockchain gaming

- How close we are to mainstream adoption - major gaming industry talent moving to the blockchain gaming space

- How legacy sport and fashion brands are also building on Polygon

- The next wave in the space - social tokens and how they change the creator model

- Ways to support and benefit from this explosion in value of the space

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Games mentioned in this show

Skyweaver - https://www.skyweaver.net/

Decentral Games - https://decentral.games/

Zed Run - https://zed.run/

Aavegotchi - https://aavegotchi.com/

Coinvise - https://www.coinvise.co/


Sep 23, 2021
Know Your Metaverses - What Are The Major Virtual Worlds Currently Up To and How Can You Best Position Yourself for What's Coming Next?
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In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we take a look at the major players in the virtual world arena (aka the metaverse) and what they have been up to in 2021. The current focus is on the booming NFT space but it's never a bad idea to be a few steps ahead. Where are the opportunities in the metaverse inside the virtual worlds and how can you best position yourself to benefit?

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As always, thank you so much for your messages and reviews, they really help and support the show so I really appreciate it.

Do reach out and say hello at https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and check out the regular NFT newsletter of the latest drops I'm watching at metaverseluke.substack.com

As always nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice, always do your own research

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In this episode we talk about what the following virtual worlds are up to :

Roblox - https://www.roblox.com/

Fortnite - https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/home

Facebook Horizon - https://www.oculus.com/facebook-horizon/

VR Chat - https://hello.vrchat.com/

Decentraland - https://decentraland.org/

Cryptovoxels - https://www.cryptovoxels.com/

The Sandbox - https://www.sandbox.game/en/

Somnium Space - https://www.somniumspace.com/

Victoria VR - https://victoriavr.com/

Star Atlas - https://staratlas.com/

(Upland - https://www.upland.me/)


Sep 16, 2021
RTFKT Studios Upcoming AKIRA Avatar Project - Is This The Next Game Changing Project for The Metaverse? - with Sean Elliott OC
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, myself and awesome digital artist Sean Elliott OC piece together the clues so far relating to RTFKT Studios' upcoming AKIRA avatar NFT project. RTFKT Studios have quickly established themselves as one of the most credible and innovative brands in the space, setting the tone and culture for digital fashion in the metaverse. The three co-founders (Benoit, Steven and Chris) have deep roots in gaming, streetwear and sneaker culture and are super credible, long term thinkers. If their work and releases to date are anything to go by, AKIRA looks set to completely change the game once again. 

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To be clear neither myself or Sean are affiliated with RTFKT Studios, we both are just supporters of the work they have done so far. This project could well become the next major success in the space and in this episode we dive deep into what we know so far ahead of the drop. I'd also like to give a massive shout out to Luksolukson - who you should definitely follow on twitter here : https://twitter.com/Luksolukson - he constantly writes great posts about RTFKT Studios and has a brilliant article on the project so far - https://medium.com/@luksolukson/rtfkt-avatar-project-b4781377866d - much of which we reference in this episode, so a big shout and credit to him also.

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As always, you can reach out to say hello at metaversepod@gmail.com  I also do a weekly newsletter on upcoming NFT drops at metaverseluke.substack.com

Nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.

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In this episode, we talk about 


- Sean Elliott OC's introduction and the ace work he's doing at the moment

- The story of RTFKT Studios so far, when and how it began

- The backstories of the 3 co-founders, Benoit Pagotto, Steven Vasilev and Chris Le - their roots in gaming, fashion culture and their fascinating stories so far

- Some of RTFKT's current drops to date and how they are constantly breaking the mould with interesting and unique collabs

- When we first heard about AKIRA and saw early renders of the project

- What we know about the project so far, supply, rough drop dates, pre and public sale and how to participate

- Estimated minting price for the project

- Who the big name artist they've teamed up with might be and what that means for the NFT and contemporary art space

- How AKIRA is likely to change the game from anything we've seen so far

- What the avatars will enable - RTFKT lifetime benefits and more

- The historical anime links to the project

- Some of our own thinking and speculation of where the project might go



Sep 09, 2021
Star Atlas - Building The Next Generation Space Gaming Metaverse with CEO Michael Wagner
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Star Atlas is a next generation, hyper-realistic gaming metaverse set in futuristic deep space. In this conversation I chat to the CEO Michael Wagner to find out how they are completely changing the game when it comes to living, playing, earning and owning digital assets in the metaverse and what opportunities await for early adopters.

I'm also really pleased to announce that I have teamed up with Republic Realm, who are exclusively sponsoring this episode. Republic Realm are a metaverse investment and innovation platform. We recently had them on the show and it was one of my favourite episodes, so I'm really happy to now be working together to bring you some of the brightest minds behind new metaverse platforms. Thank you for your continued support!

Republic Realm are also one of the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in Decentraland, The Sandbox and Axie Infinity. To find out more about what they do, head to https://www.republicrealm.com and follow them on twitter here : https://www.twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and Discord : discord.gg/ntSaG8b9sW

To join my weekly NFT drops newsletter, head to metaverseluke.substack.com, you can also reach out at metaversepod@gmail.com


Links for Star Atlas

To find out more about the Star Atlas metaverse and to watch the trailer, head to : https://staratlas.com/

Star Atlas Twitter : https://twitter.com/staratlas and Discord : Discord.gg/staratlas


In this episode we talk about :

- Michael Wagner's story through crypto and his journey to co-founding Star Atlas

- The blockchain gaming revolution and the vast opportunities of digital ownership in the wider metaverse

- An overview of the mindblowing Star Atlas metaverse - set in futuristic interstellar space and built around space exploration, territorial conquest and political dominance

- The hyper realistic experience of Star Atlas built using Unreal Engine 5 and how the universe works cross platform in real-time

- The tokenomics, economy and governance of $ATLAS and $POLIS and how entire civilisations, governments and commerce will be created in the world

- How you earn assets (and potentially lose assets) through deep space exploration and combat in the game

- The many other ways to earn value and be part of the Star Atlas economy - going solo vs. recruiting a fully functioning ship and crew

- The vast scope of the Star Atlas world, ships and assets within

- The roadmap and delivering game mechanics along the way via the in browser mini game. How the assets earned today will transfer to the 3D world.

- The many intricacies of building a suitable crew and how nuanced elements will affect gameplay

- How Star Atlas is built on Solana for speed and efficiency of a rapidly developing virtual world and economy

- How an early adopter today can benefit from what is coming next

- Collaborations with major artists such as Bassjackers, DeadMau5 and fashion houses such as The Fabricant for the Rebirth Meta-Posters series.

- How Star Atlas could create an entirely new employment economy within the metaverse available globally, 24/7

- Events in Star Atlas and other roles of the world

- Working with established IP's and their collaborative approach - including their recent NFT collaboration with a Space X Rocket, The US Space Force and The Neil Armstrong Estate 

- Where to go to learn more about Star Atlas and how to get involved.

Thanks for listening!

Sep 03, 2021
Steps for Creating Your Own NFT Project with Samuel Cardillo
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On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast, we have the extremely well loved and well respected Samuel Cardillo. He’s a tech genius, who’s working on everything from geospatial intelligence to smart contracts. He’s currently the Chief Technology Officer at RTFKT Studios and has even assisted the Department of Defence - above all he is a lovely man.

He continually does great work in the NFT community, most recently helping other projects check their smart contracts and migrating the CryptoBabyPunks to their own independent smart contract, alongside many other things. Samuel is the perfect person to talk about how a credible NFT project can be built and this episode is packed with so much value. 

I would really recommend following Samuel on his twitter @CardilloSamuel - https://twitter.com/CardilloSamuel


For more helpful explainer articles and a weekly newsletter on NFT drops - head to my substack - metaverseluke.substack.com

As always, nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.

Enjoy this week's episode and thank you for your continued support!

Aug 25, 2021
The Next Wave of Money Coming into the Metaverse - Gaming and Esports Opportunities
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In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, we dive into the world of gaming, both at amateur and elite level with Esports. We look at how this huge audience are set to enter the blockchain gaming space. The metaverse, crypto and gaming are about to collide. The gaming market is worth more than the film and music industry put together and is forecast to be worth about $200 billion by 2022. 

In a previous episode we looked at the runaway success of Axie Infinity as one of the first revolutionary blockchain play-to-earn games, but with the addition of Esports into the mix and some exciting new games on the horizon, it certainly looks like Axie Infinity is only the first of many. 

What opportunities can we spot early before a new wave of money enters the metaverse from the gaming space?

For helpful explainer articles and a weekly newsletter on NFT drops - head to my substack - metaverseluke.substack.com

As always, nothing in this podcast is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.


In this episode we talk about  

- The continued unbelievable success of Axie Infinity

- Why gaming is so ingrained in human nature and how some of the first creations in the metaverse were in the Vegas District of Decentraland

- How companies use gamification to encourage certain behaviours and how successful gamification is the best marketing in the world

- Comparing the tiny (but ridiculously valuable) market share of Axie Infinity to the wider market against games like Candy Crush - there is a big audience waiting for blockchain games

- Esports and the phenomenal numbers from the latest industry report

- 888 The New World's partnership with Esports and what is next

- New and upcoming blockchain games including : a recap on Chicken Derby (and its upcoming drop), The Sandbox, Alien Worlds, Guild of Guardians (and their Esports partnership), Star Atlas and Illuviam

- How best to get exposure to this exploding space


Links to projects and references in the show :

Contagious by Jonah Berger - fascinating book on marketing, virality and gamification 

ESports Industry Review - https://newzoo.com/

888 The New World - https://888tnw.com/

Chicken Derby - https://twitter.com/bitlovincom

The Sandbox - discover.sandbox.game/#/en/

Alien Worlds - https://alienworlds.io/

Guild of Guardians - https://www.guildofguardians.com/

Star Atlas - https://staratlas.com/

Illuviam - https://www.illuvium.io/

Aug 19, 2021
Why Are CryptoPunks Really Worth Millions of Dollars? - The NFT Origin Story and Beginnings Of The Metaverse
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The NFT space and wider metaverse appears to be in the middle of another extreme hype cycle. Credible OG projects such as The CryptoPunks are selling for upwards of $13 million each, it looks like we might see the first $1 million sale of a Bored Ape Yacht Club avatar soon and EtherRocks (yes pictures of rocks) are selling for $100,000.

To spot future opportunities and understand where NFTs and the metaverse are going next, it's always a good idea to look back into history at the origins of the space. More often than not, the themes of successful projects from the past can give us good clues as to what is likely to be successful in the future. 

This isn't a boring NFT history lesson, but rather a look at why a pixelated jpeg of a CryptoPunk may justifiably be worth 10's of millions of dollars and what the next phase of this space is likely to be. Hopefully this episode can also be a good place to send new friends and family who want a crash course on NFTs and the story so far. 

Thank you to a variety of authors who I learnt from in helping to put this episode together. Their articles are linked below.

As always, nothing in this episode is financial or investment advice, always do your own research.

For regular alerts on projects and writings in the space, head to metaverseluke.substack.com


In this episode we talk about :

- The current hype cycle of the NFT space, speculation as a natural part of adoption but also mini boom and bust cycles

- How understanding the history of an asset class (in this case NFTs and digital assets in the metaverse) can give a good indication of what's coming next

- A recap for newcomes on what an NFT is and why it can have value 

- Blockchain enabling entirely new digital asset classes and value creation

- The first ever NFT - Coloured Coins on Bitcoin in 2012

- The story of CounterParty and Rare Pepe the frog memes

- The creation of CryptoPunks and how they were all free!

- CryptoKitties introducing cute cat NFTs you can breed and how knowledge of this gave clues to Zed Run's success

- How CryptoKitties clogged up the Ethereum network

- The beginnings of Decentraland and early digital real estate

- Trading NFTs on secondary markets and OpenSea

- Mainstream adoption of NFTs, Beeple, Kings of Leon and the creative industry changing forever

- Clues for what comes next for the metaverse

- Spotlight on NFT projects I'm watching


Sources for this episode

Andrew Steinwold - https://medium.com/@Andrew.Steinwold/the-history-of-non-fungible-tokens-nfts-f362ca57ae10

Portion Blog - https://blog.portion.io/the-history-of-nfts-how-they-got-started/

CryptoVantage - https://www.cryptovantage.com/non-fungible-tokens/history-of-nfts/


 

Aug 11, 2021
Digital Real Estate and Land Ownership in The Metaverse with Janine Yorio from Republic Realm
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In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I chat to the brilliant Janine Yorio. Janine is the Managing Director of Republic Realm, who are the premier real estate investor and developer in the metaverse. I personally found this chat absolutely fascinating as Janine talks about their investment strategy in the digital real estate space. We talk about their record breaking $900,000 estate purchase in Decentraland, their development of the Metajuku District and virtual shopping mall, their upcoming projects including Fantasy Islands and a whole host more.

I would highly recommend following Republic Realm on twitter here : https://twitter.com/joinrepublic_RE and you can keep up to date with everything they are working on at https://www.republicrealm.com/

In this episode we discuss

- Janine's traditional investment and real estate background and her journey into the digital real estate market with Republic Realm

- How the concept of digital real estate isn't new but the addition of blockchain is, and how that changes the game completely

- Republic Realm's record breaking purchase of an estate in Decentraland and their development of their virtual shopping district called The Metajuku District

- The next generation of metaverses and what they will learn from Decentraland

- Digital fashion and the future of online shopping. We also talk about the brands renting virtual mall space in The Metajuku District

- Republic Realm's upcoming Art & Culture District, socialising and metaverse dating

- What needs to happen for the metaverse to go fully mainstream

- Opportunities for individuals and small business who are here early

- Tips on buying land in the metaverse.

- Republic Realm's upcoming NFT drop (Fantasy Islands) where you can buy and own your own private islands in Decentraland and their first in metaverse video game called Zombiegeist

As always nothing in this episode is financial advice, always do your own research

Thank you for subscribing, if you have 30 seconds to leave a rating and a review that is so appreciated.

I also have a substack newsletter with paid alerts here metaverseluke.substack.com

Do say hello on twitter at https://www.twitter.com/MetaverseLuke and you can reach out on email at metaversepod@gmail.com

Aug 04, 2021
Facebook Becomes A Metaverse Company - Fortnite, Roblox & Decentraland. The Race Has Begun.
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This week we dive into Mark Zuckerberg's interview where he announced that Facebook are transitioning to being a metaverse company within the next 5 years. The race for the metaverse has begun but where does this leave Epic Games & Fortnite, Roblox and decentralised worlds like Decentraland? Are they even all racing for the same goal?

We do an overview of where the space is at the minute and how each virtual world seems to be offering something subtly different across 2D, VR and AR. What is the best way to catch the upside in this new internet revolution that is now coming thick and fast?

In this episode we discuss :

- Mark Zuckerberg's interview discussing the transition of Facebook becoming a metaverse company

- How they are leading the way in terms of hardware with Oculus, but how good is there virtual world Facebook Horizon?

- Their vision for a seemless and rich online experience that goes far beyond our 2D smartphones

- How Epic Games and Fortnite's version of the metaverse differs, including their already awesome experiences such as live gigs attended by millions

- Epic Games and The Unreal Engine which looks set to power the photorealistic virtual future and their $1 billion funding round

- How Roblox shape up against the competition and their offering, which primarily has captured Gen Z so far

- Roblox and their user first creation model, paying creators to build games and experiences

- Decentralised worlds built on the blockchain such as Decentraland, why they are fundamentally different and what that means for their future

- The multi billion dollar metaverse economy that is just around the corner

As always nothing in this episode is financial advice, always do your own research


Thank you for subscribing, if you have 30 seconds to leave a rating and a review that is so appreciated.


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Links

You can also check out MetaHuman, the beta avatar builder from Unreal Engine here - it's awesome https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/digital-humans


Jul 28, 2021
Upcoming Opportunities in the NFT Space & Metaverse with BenJammin
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Benjammin is a consultant, advisor, NFT OG and all round lovely guy. He knows the NFT space inside out and is constantly giving great value online. He is one of the first people I followed and I'm still learning from him, this episode does not disappoint. 

In this episode of Welcome to the Metaverse, we talk to BenJammin about what criteria he uses to assess an NFT project, how he finds value and what new projects he is most excited about.

We also touch on his own debut NFT project called Dizzy Dragons which is launching soon.

This episode is absolutely packed with value, I learnt so much and I really hope you enjoy it too!

I'd highly recommend you follow BenJammin on twitter here : https://twitter.com/xBenJamminx and social links here : https://linktr.ee/xBenJamminx

Shoutout to some awesome projects that he is working on and we mention on this episode, amongst others : Dizzy Dragons, Chicken Derby, TheoNFT, TSRocketFactory and RuumzNFT - all ones to watch.

As always, nothing in this episode is financial advice, always do your own research.

Hope you enjoy this episode, see you in The Metaverse!




Jul 21, 2021
How to Spot Value in the NFT Space and the Metaverse with Skye Nicolas
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This week we have awesome artist and NFT OG Skye Nicolas on the show, who has a brilliant brain for this space and knows it inside out. I think this is the most value packed episode I've done so far. Skye gives some great advice on how to value projects, where he thinks the space is going next and an insight into how it is all developing in the Metaverse. 

I highly recommend you give Skye a follow on twitter here : https://twitter.com/skyenicolas and https://www.instagram.com/skyenicolas | Do check out his brilliant work here too : https://skyenicolas.com/

Chapter Headings 

  • Skye's fine art background and into NFT’s
  • Where the space is at the minute
  • How to assess the value of a project and what Skye is excited about
  • NFT’s and digital art inside the Metaverse and virtual shows
  • Creative Direction and wider events in The Metaverse
  • Online Identity in The Metaverse
  • What is the biggest thing that people aren’t paying attention to in the NFT space?
  • NFT’s practical role in art and the wider world
  • Mass adoption and going mainstream - Gen Z & Roblox - The Digital Asset Mindset
  • Skye’s own work featuring Yat emojis and his unique aesthetic
  • Future Art - Digital art meets the physical world and EDM in a huge festival in Sydney (they are projecting onto the Sydney Opera House)
  • Skye’s advice if you’re new to the NFT space and how to get involved and learn more
  • Where we can find Skye’s work and reach out!

Substack

The substack is still open to join and for those who sign up as an early bird before the end of July - you will get the premium alerts for free for life - check it out here metaverseluke.substack.com

Contact

Do reach out and let me know what you think of the show at metaversepod@gmail.com and say hello on twitter : https://twitter.com/MetaverseLuke

As always, nothing in this podcast is financial advice, always do your own research.

Enjoy this week's episode!

Jul 14, 2021
Axie Infinity - Are Blockchain Games the New Biggest Opportunity in The Metaverse?
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In the last 30 days, Axie Infinity has done over $191 MILLION in sales and has shot to the top of the NFT sales charts. As one of the first 'play to earn' games on the blockchain, you are able to earn crypto just from playing it. Rare individual Axie's are selling for upwards of $100k a piece and are themselves tradable and breedable NFTs. This certainly looks like the next wave within the NFT space and the wider Metaverse.

In this episode we dive into what Axie Infinity is all about, how it works and what new blockchain games are yet to launch that you can get in on early.

For early alerts on new projects, you can sign up to the newsletter metaverseluke.substack.com - which as an early bird is free for life until the end of July.

Do say hello on twitter also : https://www.twitter.com/metaverseluke or reach out on email metaversepod@gmail.com

As always this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not financial advice.

I hope you enjoy this episode all about Axie Infinity and the wider Metaverse!

Luke


Jul 07, 2021
Bored Ape Yacht Club - Is this the most exciting NFT project to date in The Metaverse?
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The Bored Ape Yacht Club launched 2 months ago and has taken the NFT world by storm, quickly becoming one of the most popular and lucrative projects to be involved in but why? 

In this episode we explore what exactly it is and why it is different from anything we've seen so far. We explore the bigger picture for this project and how the long term vision for Bored Ape Yacht Club transcends from just NFTs, into the Metaverse, the physical world and why it might be the best blueprint for a digital first business in this new space.

I now have a newsletter to bring you fast updates on everything that is happening in this space. As an early bird, you can join free for life here : http://www.metaverseluke.substack.com

As always do reach out here : metaversepod@gmail.com

Thank you for your ratings and reviews they are super appreciated.

Nothing in this episode is financial advice as always but I hope you enjoy this chat!

Peace X

Jun 30, 2021
The Virtual Gucci Handbag That Sold for More in Roblox Than In The Real World - Fashion, Digital Wearables and The Metaverse
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Recently a virtual Gucci Handbag sold in Roblox for 350,000 Robux (approx $4,500), which is $800 more than the identical physical handbag in the real world. The Metaverse is beginning to show its value and an entire new digital ecosystem is being born, which is worth billions. 

This week we dive in a little deeper into digital fashion and wearables in the Metaverse. What does that mean? What are they and what clues does this give to the future of online shopping and e-commerce?

Major brands such as Gucci and Balenciaga are staking their claim, it's about to get very interesting.

Thank you for your ratings and reviews, they are super helpful and much appreciated. If you're happy to add one, that would be amazing.

As always, this episode is not financial advice, always do your own research.

Do reach out and say hello! metaversepod@gmail.com 

Enjoy this week's episode!





Jun 23, 2021
Decentraland - Is it the Dominant Project in the Metaverse and What Opportunities Await?
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Somebody just bought $700,000 worth of virtual land in Decentraland but what are they planning to do with it? We find out in this episode of Welcome to the Metaverse.

Decentraland is a decentralised virtual world that you can experience as an avatar, is it also the future of the Metaverse? We dive into the different districts, the marketplace, what is currently being built and how you can get involved yourself whilst we're early to this space.

Welcome to the Metaverse.

As always, nothing is financial advice but enjoy this week's episode!

Thank you also for your recent reviews and ratings. If you'd like to reach out, pop me an email at metaversepod@gmail.com


Jun 15, 2021
Bitclout - The Influencer Stock Market and the Future of Social Media in the Metaverse?
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Bitclout is establishing itself as the leader in decentralised social media, where you can buy, sell and hold coins of your favourite creators. Is this the future of the internet and social media or a step too far for the wider Metaverse?

We do a deep dive into what is Bitclout, the opportunity there right now and where it could be the future dominant social media platform.

As always, not financial advice, always do your own research.

If you find the episode valuable, rating and reviewing is always super appreciated and do reach out and say hello at metaversepod@gmail.com

Enjoy this week's episode of Welcome to the Metaverse!

Jun 08, 2021
NFTs & The Metaverse meet The Music Industry with Genies
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This week we take a look at an NFT project which is shaping up to be a huge opportunity in the Metaverse. 'Genies' are digital customisable avatars and the company have recently signed a partnership with Warner Music Group and are partially funded by Dapper Labs (the company behind the most successful NFT collectible project of all time - NBA Top Shot).

Artists who are involved with 'Genies' include Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Rihanna, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello aka some of the biggest artists on the planet.

Is this the project that brings these huge stars into the Metaverse and how can you capitalise on the opportunity?

As always, this podcast is for informational purposes only, always do your own research.

To get in touch, pop me an email at metaversepod@gmail.com

Enjoy this episode of Welcome to the Metaverse!

Jun 01, 2021
Upcoming Opportunities in the Metaverse with Sean Elliott
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This week I'm joined by awesome artist and creator Sean Elliott to discuss some of the most interesting, exciting projects and opportunities in the metaverse. We cover some of the latest NFT projects that are leading the way, including major brand's wearable collections, how some of the biggest artists in the world are lining up to create their own avatars and launch digital nft drops.  Social tokens like bitclout and XCad, future jobs in the metaverse, how you can rent out your digital land and breeding Nike trainers. Welcome to the Metaverse. As always this is not financial advice and always do your own research.

Thanks to my guest Sean for coming on, you can find his work on twitter at https://twitter.com/seanelliottoc/

contact : metaversepod@gmail.com


May 25, 2021
Zed Run - The Crypto NFT Horse Racing Game - Own your own Crypto Horse and take it to victory!
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This week in the metaverse we take a look at the exploding NFT game Zed Run. Zed Run, which is built on the Ethereum blockchain, let's you buy and own your own NFT crypto horses, which you can race and breed with others to make money. The horses live on the blockchain and can be exchanged or bred to create new NFT offspring that you can keep in your stable, race or sell on marketplaces like OpenSea. This is the next generation of NFT's and the first major NFT game that is exploding online. Always do your own research. 

May 18, 2021
Why the Metaverse is about to change everything. Crypto, NFT's and Virtual Reality.
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The Metaverse is a series of online virtual worlds, which you can experience as an avatar. We look into how crypto, nft's and virtual world's are combining to provide the next biggest internet opportunity, the metaverse. We chat about Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite and how in-game wearables are creating entire new economies and providing employment online, as well as huge opportunities for all sorts of creators. The internet changed everything once, it's about to change it all over again.

contact : metaversepod@gmail.com

May 11, 2021
BONUS - Sell everything and buy Dogecoin because Elon Musk said so...?
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Before we get fully into the Metaverse, here's a bonus episode all about Dogecoin, the recent pump, the risks to watch out for and dangers ahead, why it's happening and what might happen next. The internet loves virality, memes, community and things with a dog on it, but be careful! The Metaverse is going to be a fun place, this is just the beginning. Not financial advice, always do your own research.

May 06, 2021
Welcome to the Metaverse - Trailer
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Crypto, the Metaverse and everything inbetween. The internet changed our world once, it's about to change it all over again with the metaverse. Every Tuesday we'll be diving into the virtual world to discover the most exciting, weird and game-changing projects that are coming out of the metaverse. This is the future, see you in the metaverse.

Apr 30, 2021