MomentRanks NFT Podcast: All Things NFTs and Web3
Revolutionizing Music Creation with NFTs | Arpeggi Labs Interview

Revolutionizing Music Creation with NFTs | Arpeggi Labs Interview

May 5, 2022

Arpeggi Labs is the first on-chain music creation studio that has the potential to revolutionize the way music is made and empower creators. Their digital audio workstation (DAW) allows anyone to create and mint music NFTs using CC0 samples and stems from artists around the world — all on the Ethereum blockchain.

We sat down with Arpeggi Labs' co-founders James Pastan and Evan Dhillon to talk about creating a music NFT platform, the upcoming V2 of Arpeggi Studios (their DAW), and how blockchain can change the way music is sampled forever. 

Follow Arpeggi Labs on Twitter: @arpeggi_labs

Join the Arpeggi Labs Discord: discord.gg/arpeggi

Follow James on Twitter: @utility_maxi

Follow Evan on Twitter: @evan_dhillon

~~~ On this episode ~~~

0:00 - Intro to NFTs and how Arpeggi Labs began

6:30 - What makes Arpeggi Labs unique? What is a DAW?

9:00 - Improving music collaboration with Arpeggi Labs

13:20 - The model for monetizing Music NFTs

17:00 - Improving music sampling with blockchain

21:30 - The Arpeggi Studios Genesis Pass

25:15 - The future with Arpeggi Labs V2

31:20 - Creating a Web3 company vs Web2

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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The Future of Web3 Building | Interview with Decentology CEO Nik Kalyani

The Future of Web3 Building | Interview with Decentology CEO Nik Kalyani

April 21, 2022

Building dapps in Web3 can be intimidating, but Decentology is making it easier for builders to launch their Web3 projects. Decentology founder and CEO Nik Kalyani joins the podcast to discuss the accessibility of Web3 and crypto today, why Decentology exists, and building the future of Web3.

Follow Nik Kalyani on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techbubble

Follow Decentology on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Decentology

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0:00 - Intro to Nik Kalyani, CEO and Founder of Decentology

4:30 - What is Decentology created for? Building Blocks for Web3 Development

9:00 - What are the pieces of Web3 Development?

13:30 - The future of NFTs and utility

17:00 - Is Ethereum the best chain for Consumer Applications?

21:00 - Blockchain security and user experience

30:00 - Improving user onboarding to NFTs and crypto

42:30 - Bringing new developers into Web3

46:30 - What does Decentology solve for?

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles and find your NFT home at MomentRanks.com.

Interview with Carlini8: Building Purrnelope’s Country Club and NFTs as a Business

Interview with Carlini8: Building Purrnelope’s Country Club and NFTs as a Business

April 11, 2022

Carlini8, founder of Purrnelope's Country Club and an OG CryptoKitties user, joins the podcast to discuss how he got started in NFTs, his work in NFTs, and the roadmap for Purrnelope's Country Club.

We also dive into his early work in NFTs on Pranksy's Loot Boxes, how the NFT space has changed, and where NFT projects are going — including the future for Purrnelope's.

Folow Carlini on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Carlini8N

Follow Purrnelope's Country Club on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PurrnelopesCC

On this episode:

0:00 - Intro to Eric Carlini

1:45 - Getting Started in NFTs with CryptoKitties

7:25 -  The CryptoKitties Community

8:40 - How Top Shot and CryptoKitties are similar

13:20 - Carlini’s work on Pranksy Loot Boxes

18:30 - Creating Purrnelope’s Country Club NFT

22:00 - NFT Roadmaps and PCC’s Roadmap

31:00 - Replacing Discord/OpenSea with a Project Website

34:00 - PCC World Building, Games, and Storyline

39:00 - PCC Token and Utility

44:00 - The PCC Team & Organization

48:45 - Following Purrnelope’s Country Club

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles and find your NFT home at MomentRanks.com.

Lending NBA Top Shot Moments & Flow NFTs: Q&A with Michael Levy, co-founder at Flowty

Lending NBA Top Shot Moments & Flow NFTs: Q&A with Michael Levy, co-founder at Flowty

April 4, 2022

Flowty co-founder Michael Levy (@mbl267_NFT) joins the podcast to explain lending Top Shot Moments and other Flow NFTs for loans on his new peer-to-peer platform, Flowty.io.

Levy and host Max Minsker discuss how the platform works for borrowers and lenders, borrowing Top Shot Moments, how the NFTs are protected, and where the platform could be headed in the future.

Flowty official website: https://flowty.io/

Follow Flowty on Twitter to learn more: @flowty_io

Follow Michael Levy on Twitter: @mbl267_NFT

~~~ On the podcast ~~~

0:00 - Intro to Michael Levy, Flowty co-founder

4:00 - Experience in Crypto and NBA Top Shot

7:30 - Building in the NFT space with Flowty

10:30 - How does Flowty work?

21:40 - How to lenders protect themselves on Flowty?

27:00 - How are the Asset and Loan protected?

31:00 - Peer-to-peer NFT Lending on Flowty

42:00 - Community Feedback to Flowty

46:00 - Borrowing/Lending Ratio

53:00 - RJ Barrett … or?

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles and find your NFT home at MomentRanks.com.

Human Park: A Metaverse Experience, from the Creators of ZED RUN

Human Park: A Metaverse Experience, from the Creators of ZED RUN

March 28, 2022

We sit down with two of the creators of Human Park, a expansive metaverse experience being built by the creators of ZED RUN — Virtually Human Studio. Steven Na and Dez Rhodes join the podcast to discuss what Human Park is, the vision for the platform, and where it may go in the future.

The project is creating free-to-mint Noods which gives access to the Human Park platform. Human Park is a virtual space that NFT platforms can build on top of — from games to experiences — with high-quality visual aesthetics.

Human Park official website: https://humanpark.io/

Follow Human Park on Twitter: @freehumanpark

~~~ On this podcast ~~~

0:00 - Intro to Steven Na and Dez Rhodes from Human Park

5:00 - What is Human Park? Is it a Metaverse?

9:00 - The Human Park Experience & Avatar Minting

14:00 - The Vision for Virtually Human Studio

16:00 - Spectre Studios and Human Park

20:00 - Expanding on Human Park: What is coming?

33:00 - What is the Look of Human Park?

39:45 - What is the long-term vision?

47:45 - Integrating AR/VR into Human Park

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles and find your NFT home at MomentRanks.com.

The Gimmicks NFT: Interview w/ Pro Wrestler Rocky Romero & Toonstar’s John Attanasio

The Gimmicks NFT: Interview w/ Pro Wrestler Rocky Romero & Toonstar’s John Attanasio

March 17, 2022

Host Max Minsker sits down with the creators of Gimmicks NFT — Toonstar's John Attanasio and Pro Wrestler Rocky Romero, a voice actor for the show. Romero created the show with Toonstar, a Web3 animation studio, and Mila Kunis's Orchard Farm Productions. The Gimmicks is "South Park meets professional wrestling," in short-form animation, with contributions from NFT holders. 

The show includes voice acting from WWE stars Luke "Doc" Gallows, Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson, nZo Amore, and Romero.

The NFT project will mint on Friday, March 18 for free on Solana.

Mint will be available from The Gimmicks website here: https://www.therealgimmicks.com/

On the show, John and Rocky discuss creating The Gimmicks NFT, building an animated series with NFTs, developing the story, and working with Mila Kunis' Orchard Farm Productions. Plus, future plans for The Gimmicks. The first episode is scheduled to play on March 25, and holders will be able to participate in future episodes of the show.

~~~ On the podcast ~~~

0:00 — Intro to Gimmicks NFT

2:00 — What is The Gimmicks NFT?

5:30 — Rocky Romero’s Role in The Gimmicks

9:30 — Mila Kunis supporting The Gimmicks

12:00 — What is Toonstar? Web3 animation studio

17:00 — How was Gimmicks NFT started?

22:00 — Developing the Gimmicks Story and Character

29:00 — Making Gimmicks a free mint on Solana

35:00 — Gimmicks NFT minting + social media

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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Interview with DannyUkes (Dan Verno) — NFTs, BYOPills, and House of First

Interview with DannyUkes (Dan Verno) — NFTs, BYOPills, and House of First

March 14, 2022

Host Max Minsker sits down with NFT builder, collector, and influencer DannyUkes — also known as Dan Verno. They discuss how he got started in NFTs, where NFTs have taken him, how he chooses NFT projects, and working full-time in NFTs with BYOPills and now House of First.

Plus, DannyUkes sheds light on his experiences as an NFT influencer and the way his trading strategy has changed since getting started.

Follow Danny on Twitter: @DanVerno

~~~ On this Podcast ~~~

0:00 — NFT Intro with DannyUkes

1:45 — How did his NFT journey start?

4:00 — Starting to work in NFTs

10:00 — Choosing NFT projects

21:00 — Pseudonymous people + Influencers in NFTs

35:30 — Working at House of First NFT

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles at MomentRanks.com.

Interview with Brandon Sowle, NBA Top Shot Content Inventory Lead

Interview with Brandon Sowle, NBA Top Shot Content Inventory Lead

February 28, 2022

Host Max Minsker sits down with Brandon Sowle, the NBA Top Shot Content Inventory Lead and former MomentRanks content creator, to discuss his role at Top Shot, how he landed the Top Shot job, and the broader NFT space.

Follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brandonsowle

~~~ On this episode ~~~

0:00 - Intro to Brandon Sowle, NBA Top Shot Inventory Lead

2:00 - Working at NBA Top Shot / Dapper Labs

3:30 - Getting started on Top Shot with a Jalen Brunson Moment

4:30 - Getting started in content with Thunder Heads

9:30 - How Brandon got a job at NBA Top Shot

13:15 - Working in NFTs

17:00 - The future of NFTs

22:30 - NFT Communities

25:45 - Advice for someone who wants to work in NFTs

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles at MomentRanks.com.

Weather Report NFT Drama Explained w/ Christian Hardy

Weather Report NFT Drama Explained w/ Christian Hardy

February 19, 2022

Weather Report, an NFT project set to mint next week, has recently come under fire from its original artist Dentin, with claims of unfair treatment and art theft before he left the team.

With MomentRanks content lead Christian Hardy, we take a look at what has happened with Weather Report to this point, and how the drama all got started.

Follow Christian Hardy on Twitter: @ByHardy

~~~ On this Podcast ~~~

0:00 - Christian Hardy Intro

2:10 - What’s happening with Weather Report NFT? Recap

7:40 - How Weather Report vs Artist Drama played out on Twitter

25:10 - Dented Feels NFT competing with Weather Report

28:00 - Copyrights for NFT art for Weather Report

31:10 - Pre-mint NFT drama + whitelist hype

37:10 - NFT Ethics Twitter Account exposing NFT scams

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Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles at MomentRanks.com.

ChugsnBugs Interview: NBA Trade Deadline Winners & Losers + Top Shot Update

ChugsnBugs Interview: NBA Trade Deadline Winners & Losers + Top Shot Update

February 11, 2022

After the most chaotic NBA trade deadline in recent history, host Max Minsker welcomes Chugsnbugs onto the podcast to talk about the moves and the latest NBA Top Shot pack drops.

They hit on the Ben Simmons-James Harden trade, biggest winners and losers, and future Fresh Threads Moments from the trades.

Follow Chugsnbugs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chugsnbugs

~~~ On this podcast ~~~

00:00 - Chugs N Bugs Intro

01:20 - Ben Simmons-James Harden Trade

7:30 - NBA Finals Predictions

15:45 - Chugs’ Grizzlies fandom

22:00 - Losers at the Trade Deadline

34:30 - Top Shot Fresh Threads Moments

37:30 - Recent Top Shot Pack Drops

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Follow Max Minsker on Twitter: @MaxMinsker

Follow MomentRanks on Twitter: @MomentRanks

Edited by Christian Hardy: @ByHardy

Music by Soulker

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MomentRanks.com is the premier NFT resource for NFT valuations, rarity, marketplace tools, the latest sales trends and data, and more. Get 1-of-1 valuations for your 1-of-1 NFT collectibles at MomentRanks.com.

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