Is the Metaverse Already Here? Two Experts Disagree
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Andrew Steinwold, managing partner at Sfermion, and John Egan, CEO at L'Atelier BNP Paribas, discuss NFTs and debate the characteristics of the metaverse. Show highlights:  their backgrounds and how they got into NFTs how they each define the metaverse what NFTs have to do with the metaverse how John and Andrew’s depiction of the metaverse differs what John thinks about Facebook’s entrance into the metaverse whether Second Life is a metaverse game how blockchain technology allows for an open metaverse (and why Web2 is “communist”) what NFTs currently unlock for the metaverse whether the metaverse will necessarily have to be experienced through augmented reality whether there will be multiple metaverses across different blockchain platforms why John thinks NFT maxis and crypto maxis are destined to clash how the metaverse is changing how people generate income  how to make the metaverse more accessible whether regulators will force the metaverse to be siloed how the metaverse will handle jurisdictional disputes what happens when someone’s Web3 avatar/identity is stolen in the metaverse what John and Andrew predict will happen in the metaverse over the next 6-12 months.  Thank you to our sponsors!        Nodle:    NFT Research John Egan Twitter:  Website:  LinkedIn Content NFTs are like gambling, but could be the bedrock of virtual economy Wired article on NFTs    L’Atelier  NFT Content How NFTs are changing ownership The Virtual economy Real estate NFTs  Metaverse Content Unified coms vs. the Metaverse Primer on the metaverse Digital anthropology    Andrew Steinwold Twitter LinkedIn Blog must-reads A quick overview of the NFT ecosystem  NFTs will introduce the world to crypto?  Why functional NFTs will gain value slower than crypto art  History of NFTs  NFT Value Drivers 
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