Episodes
My guests today are David & Chris who are the founders of Lit Protocol. Lit is a decentralized, identity-based encryption and access control protocol. What that means is that they are an access control protocol for the internet. On this episode we chat: Why access control is hugely important Why access control needs to be decentralized On-chain identity as a means of access The nearly limitless use cases for Lit What its like being a founder in web3 Why now is the perfect...
Published 05/27/22
Published 05/27/22
My guests today are Ado and Yas who are building Galaxy Fight Club, which is a web3-native, cross-IP PvP game. You can think of it like Super Smash Bros for the metaverse. We discuss: The Galaxy Fight Club meta How to balance skill-based gameplay with NFTs Why integrating 3rd party IP is so important Building game logic on or off-chain Earning NFTs through FUN gameplay Play-to-Earn with NFTs instead of tokens And much more Please enjoy my conversation with Ado and...
Published 05/25/22
My guest today is Michael Sanders. Michael is a cofounder of Horizon which is the company behind the game Skyweaver. Skyweaver is free-to-play trading card game that is enhanced by web3 Michael and I chat: Why trading card games are perfect for web3 The skyweaver meta How create sustainable player-owned economies Why implementing non-blockchain based digital items is essential for onboarding the masses Why esports and web3 will be huge How Horizon is building out broader web3...
Published 05/09/22
My guest today is Yury Liftshits. Yury is the founder of SuperDAO which is a platform for creating DAOs and DAO-related infrastructure. Essentially SuperDAO wants to become the one-stop-shop for all things launching, operating and expanding DAOs. This episode is crash course in the present and future of DAOs. Yury and I discuss How Yury worked on DAO and web3 based technology before bitcoin existed Which ways DAOs are better than companies and which ways they are not The major...
Published 04/27/22
My guest today is Baek Kim. Baek is a general partner at the web3 investment firm, Hashed. If you want a crash course in how to operate one of the top investment firms in web3, then you have to dive into this episode. We chat: How they grew Hashed from $700k to $4b in assets under management Why the best strategy in crypto is buy and hold Building a web3 venture studio Why they are so excited about web3 gaming Why being a multifaceted investment fund is the only way to manage the...
Published 04/25/22
My guest today is Paul Kohlhaas who is the founder of Molocule as well as a member of VitaDAO and PsyDAO. Molecule is a decentralized biotech protocol that is democratizing biopharma research and development This one is going to blow your mind. We chat: How drug development current works The monopolistic nature of drug development The Open Source pharma movement Longevity research DAOs Psychedelics medicine DAOs How the Molecule team is building the future of Decentrlzied...
Published 04/14/22
My guest today is Winston Robson who is the flounder of WeMeta. WeMeta is a virtual land marketplace that has a deep focus on data and analytics. Winston and I chat about: How data science can be used for NFT alpha How virtual worlds will survive and thrive on engagement How discoverability drives value How NFTs are access points that enable open-ended functionality How early we are and what potential these platforms have A deep dive into the virtual worlds we will soon be...
Published 04/11/22
My guest today is Greg Isenberg who is the founder of Late Checkout which is a product studio, design agency and fund. On this episode you hear us chat about: Gregs background founding and selling multiple companies Why community-based businesses are the best Why people connect with IP, brands and characters How to build a great product Why design is ultra important in web3 How Late Checkout is the Berkshire Hathaway of community-based products And more An awesome conversation...
Published 04/08/22
My guest today is Dillip Das who is a former high frequency trader who is now building something new in web3. On this episode we chat about: Dilips insane background playing poker, being a high frequency trader, working with Jed McCaleb at Stellar (For those who dont know, Jed is founder of Mt Gox and Ripple) Market structure and how to generate an edge Algorithmic NFT trading How web3 games will have to battle against advanced bots How NFTs are the “real estate” of the metaverse ...
Published 04/06/22
My guest today is Eric Golden. Eric was at Fidelity for 16 years and has recently jumped full-time into web3 - Eric has a wealth of experience from Fidelity - starting as an intern, working up to portfolio manager, and even being able to launch his own busines within Fidelity which became a huge success. Eric is also the host of the amazing podcast web3 breakdowns which is part of Patrick O'Shaughnessy media network Colossus. On this episode we dive into: How he fell down the web3...
Published 04/04/22
In celebration of tax season, My guest today is Dan Hannum, the former COO of Zenledger which is the go-to platform for everything crypto taxes. He is also the founder of Hannum capital management which actively invests in the web3 ecosystem. Today our convo is all about Crypto, defi, DAO, and NFT taxes How the IRS is spending billions on becoming web3 pros What it takes to build a great product for the web3 space How DAOs are evolving from a software and business standpoint His...
Published 03/31/22
My guest today are Conor and David from Metastreet Metastreet is a liquidity routing and scaling protocol for NFT credit markets - said in plain english, Metastreet is the most active participant on all NFT lending markets by making the terms transparent & simple On this episode we dive into: All types of credit markets including real estate and art The NFT lending markets and how they represent a massive untapped market How Metastreet functions Why gamification is the future of...
Published 03/28/22
My guests today are David and Jay from Hume. Hume is metastar entertainment studio - which is a studio that creates virtual artists, influencers and celebrities. On this episode we dive into How the traditional music industry is broken How web3 can empower the creators and artists Their first metastar Angel baby Their go-to-market strategy The ramifications of open IP If you want to peer into the future of entertainment then you cant miss this one Please enjoy my conversation...
Published 03/23/22
My guest today is Caygayn aka Cagy. Cagy is web3 gaming focused content creator, best known for his hot takes on Twitter and his awesome YouTube channel. What makes Cagy unique is his boundless energy, authenticity and ability to really understand and communicate the nuisances of the gaming ecosystem. As expected, our conversation is filled with hot takes and alpha leaks. Cagy does not beat around the bush so better sit back and grab your popcorn for this episode Another reason I loved...
Published 03/21/22
Peter Ing - Zima Red ep 108 My guest today is Peter Ing. Peter is the founder of Blockchain Space which is a platform and tool that allows play-to-earn guilds scale and operate efficiently. Do be more specific blockchain space is used by guilds to help with Onboarding Community management Player performance Payroll Benchmarks Data feeds And more. A true SaaS solution for the modern day web3 startup. Hearing Peters background of Finance, Fintech and startups, its like he was born...
Published 03/16/22
My guest today is Beryl Li. Beryl is a co-founder of Yield Guild Games, aka YGG. YGG was the very first play-to-earn gaming guild and has achieved huge success. Today, guilds are ubiquitous across the metaverse but hearing from Beryl how YGG started and where they are headed is extremely exciting. It is also amazing to hear Beryl’s stellar background from working at the successful Philippines-based crypto startup coins.ph, to working with major banks and financial institutions like...
Published 03/14/22
My guest today is Bernadine Brocker Wieder. Bernadine is the founder of Vastari & Vastari Labs. Vastari is focused on helping the traditional art world showcase art globally via museums, exhibitions and more. Vastari Labs is the web3 focused arm that acts as the bridge between the traditional art world and the metaverse. Bernadine has deep experience in the art world and has always been looking toward how to utilize technology to improve art since day 1. During our conversation we...
Published 02/27/22
My guest today is Andy. Andy is the founder of Fractional which is a platform that allows users to buy, sell and mint, fractions of NFTs. Andy is a part of the MakerDAO mafia and a total legend. He has been super active in the cryptosphere since his initial entry and has been nonstop building ever since He is also considered someone that has great takes on twitter and gives it to ya straight. His authenticity combined with his crypto-knowledge is what makes this conversation such a a great...
Published 02/25/22
My guest today is Alex Svaneik. Alex is the founder of Nansen which is a blockchain analytics platform that allows users to have deep insights into on-chain data. We go through Alex’s impressive background and the reason he started Nansen. It is super interesting to hear Alex’s entrepreneurial journey from ideation to execution What was also surprising is how important on-chain data really is - a fact that dawns on me during our conversation. There is an incredible amount of insight and...
Published 02/21/22
My guests today are Josie, Ben and Chris. This is a special episode because not only is Josie my wife, but she is also creating a project called Cyberbrokers, which is a series of 10,001 fully on-chain art collectibles. CyberBrokers serve as the foundation for an entire ecosystem that is going to be part story, part game and part experience. It is incredible to hear the team's story as not only are they all OGs, but they have created this elaborate backstory that explains the lore of the...
Published 02/17/22
My guests today are Noah & Ian from Parcel. Parcel is the go-to platform for virtual real estate & experiences, think Zillow but for the metaverse. I loved chatting with Noah & Ian, not only to hear about their story but also the manner in which they view virtual real estate. We can think of virtual worlds not like cities, but more like experience platforms. Experiences can be built on every parcel of digital real estate and these platforms will eventually evolve into something...
Published 02/15/22
My guest today is Ori Levi. Ori is the founder of NFTrade which is a decentralized multi-chain NFT marketplace, indexer, and platform. I often call NFTrade the “Binance” of NFTs because they ship lighting fast and they offer a plethora of NFTs from every chain. Hearing how Ori operates and builds NFTrade is inspiring to say the least. Launching mid-last year they have already become the most popular destination for certain chains like Avalanche and offer different products like NFT farming...
Published 02/07/22
Today is a special episode because not only do we have one of the most OG artists who created NFTs before NFTs even existed, but it is also the 100th episode of Zima Red! When I started this in 2019 I had no expectations on doing this for over a few months and now, 2 years later, I am looking forward to keeping this up for the next decade. So incredibly happy to be able to talk to the smartest and hardest working people in the NFT world and enable everyone to learn alongside me. Alright...
Published 01/27/22
My guest today is Sillytuna. Sillytuna has to be the OG-iest OGs out there. He is a game developer who got involved in bitcoin in 2012 and hasn't looked back since He is the creator and founder of numerous different projects and has done some really exciting things. From starting an NFT card game back in 2016, to his new project called Soulcast, and in 2021 he even sold an alien Cryptopunk for $12m dollars. This episode is like a masterclass in the history of crypto, NFTs, crypto gaming and...
Published 01/18/22