Episode 54
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NFTs & Digital Art.
Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Aziz Barbar on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital art.
October 16, 2021
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Episode Notes

Host Nono Martínez Alonso and Aziz Barbar on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital art.

Listen to this episode to learn about non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Note that cryptocurrencies and stock options are highly volatile markets, and you shouldn't make financial decisions based on this episode.

Nono hosts the Getting Simple podcast, sketches things that call his attention, writes stories about enjoying a slower life, and records live streams and tutorials on creative coding and machine intelligence.

Aziz is an architect and design technologist. He occasionally teaches design courses on computation and the built environment.


Favorite quotes

  • 'Beeple is looking at his whole body of work as it's presented on Instagram as a kind of Duchampian readymade' —Noah Davis

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Chapters

  • 01:55 · Getting familiar with NFTs
  • 05:22 · The cultural significance of NFTs
  • 08:35 · The $69 million dollar auction that exploded the NFT world
  • 11:44 · NFTs allow for a much clearer history of ownership
  • 13:54 · There are thousands of cryptocurrencies that operate in different ways
  • 14:44 · NFTs are created inside the Ethereum chain
  • 16:34 · Privacy in the blockchain
  • 18:23 · Minting an artwork costs money
  • 21:05 · The environmental impact of crypto transactions
  • 22:22 · Artists make limited drops to build hype around their work
  • 23:42 · Moving from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake
  • 26:02 · Have you bought an NFT yet?
  • 28:04 · You're not going to create value out of thin air
  • 29:41 · Wrapping up

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