October 14, 2021
On this special midweek episode, we talk to Ahmed Al-Balaghi, founder of Biconomy a project accelerating Web3 adoption by making all its components more composable, interoperable & usable, through their three flagship products, Hyphen, Gasless and Forward.
Jamie and Ahmed discuss the hurdle of gas-fees, DeFi adoption, Outlier Venture's Base Camp, API and SDK integration, dApp usiability, their innovative multi-chain relay protocol, and more.
October 12, 2021
This week, we talk to Aaron McDonald of Non-Fungible Labs, a creative studio focused on blockchain, crypto and NFTs, from Auckland, New Zealand. The team at Non-Fungible Labs look to innovate with creative technology, and are developing a wide range of real-world applications for non-fungible tokens to empower creatives.
Non-Fungible Labs are the brains behind Fluf World, a generative Metaverse project with 10,000 unique 3D animated rabbits living as NFTs on the blockchain. Aaron is joined by Jamie Burke to discuss his background at Centrality, the formation of Flufs, how they are aiming to build a future for hi-fidelity creations in the Open Metaverse, and what the future holds for Fluf World... keep your eyes peeled and your (floppy) ears open.
Make sure to check out the official Outlier Ventures YouTube channel for the companion piece to this episode, coming soon: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd_K-AgiS2XV8_iuRQ7JyNQ
October 4, 2021
Today we are joined by the founder of The Pomp Podcast & The Best Business Show, Anthony Pompliano. Anthony is an entrepreneur and investor, building and selling numerous companies, previously running both Product & Growth teams for Facebook, and currently manages a portfolio worth more than $500 million focusing on early-stage tech.
His show, The Pomp Podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in business and investing, and has been downloaded 20M+ times, and his newsletter goes out to over 150,000 investors.
Anthony Pompliano is joined by Jamie Burke, as they discuss operating system maximalism, why bitcoin will be the Metaverse's reserve currency, play to earn and the future of digital work, why games don't pay out in bitcoin, digital assets, substack, virtual jobs, and how we're already living in the metaverse.
September 27, 2021
Today we are joined by Diane Dai, founder of DODO, an on-chain decentralized exchange & liquidity provider, powered by the Proactive Market Making (PMM) algorithm. DODO is designed to make trading and investing easy & accessible for anyone to take part in, and through Diane's background in marketing, has made significant steps to achieve that.
Diane and Jamie discuss the power of crypto-winter and DeFi summer, DeFi's relationship with NFTs, the cross over into MetaFi, and how NFT Pools will allow for people to invest in non-fungible token value, just as we do with companies & networks.
September 20, 2021
In today's episode of The Metaverse Podcast, we talk to Pplpleasr, of PleasrDAO - a collective of DeFi leaders, early NFT collectors and digital artists who acquire culturally significant digital work, and experiment with community art ownership.
Pplpleasr is the DAO's namesake, and a multidisciplinary artist, who found viral fame creating work for well-known crypto brands including AAVE, Sushiswap and Yearn. She, and Jamie Burke, discuss falling into DeFi, the importance of NFT art, creating memetic content, how crypto transformed her career, and the wormhole of crypto 'time dilation'.
September 13, 2021
Today We talk to Saira Meuller, Gaming Editor of WIRED Magazine, reaching more than 30 million people each month, aiming to be the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant digital transformation.
Jamie Burke and Saira Mueller discuss the rise of the Metaverse in gaming - tracing the journey from The Sims to Clash of Clans, Fortnite, Axies and Decentraland. They look at eSports as an example of gaming as a profession, women in gaming and diversity in the metaverse, along with the future of game development being taken fully online.
September 7, 2021
In this episode, we talk to Raoul Pal, founder of Real Vision Group, a media production and aggregation team that are creating a place where the world’s most successful investors share their thoughts about what’s happening in today’s markets.
Raoul is joined by our CEO Jamie Burke, to discuss the system of value created by cryptocurrency, the adoption rates of blockchain usage, the impact of the Metaverse on financial institutions, how the markets stack up against crypto, and more.
August 31, 2021
On this week's episode, Jamie Burke talks to Benjamin Bertram Goldman, co-founder of Blockfeed, and creative director at InVision, a unified design platform powering the world’s best user experiences through ease of collaboration.
Benjamin has written extensively about the Metaverse and, at InVision, runs a documentary production company covering the future of design and technology.
Jamie and Benjamin discuss virtual world design, the ethics of the metaverse, onboarding governments and regulators, making decentralised spaces fun, the economics of games, and building virtual environments for experimentation.
August 25, 2021
This week, we talk to Roneil Rumburg, CEO and co-founder of Audius, a decentralized music streaming platform that allows for direct transactions between listeners and creators, giving anyone the ability to distribute, monetize, and stream audio.
Jamie Burke and Roneil discuss Audius' recent TikTok integration, how he met his co-founder Forrest Browning, forming the groundwork for Audius, complying to media regulators while using blockchain, ensuring the creator economy for the next generation, and building an economy through NFTs, and contributor interaction.
August 18, 2021
Today we talk to Al Morris, founder of Koii Network, who are building a decentralized network that can replace traditional Web 2 infrastructure including social media, search, and publishing to enable a more dynamic and persistent metaverse that can mimic the real world
He is joined by Jamie Burke, Outlier Ventures CEO, and cover topics including: the Chicago Blockchain Institute, Arweave and decentralised file storage, the attention economy, Turing completeness, gradual consensus, eco-friendly networks, Atomic NFTs, and more.