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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Apr 27, 2021

Devin Finzer, co-founder and CEO of NFT marketplace OpenSea, talks all things non-fungible. Check out the whole show to hear Devin answer the following questions:


First Half: Breaking Down NFTs

  • Why did he become so interested in NFTs ? 
  • What is an NFT? Why have NFTs become so popular recently? 
  • Who is creating NFTs? Who is purchasing NFTs? 
  • Are we in an NFT bubble? 
  • How is the NFT ecosystem going to evolve over the next few years? 
  • What are people purchasing when they buy an NFT? 


Second Half: OpenSea Q+A

  • What is OpenSea? 
  • How will OpenSea maintain its competitive advantage in the open-source blockchain ecosystem? 
  • How does OpenSea make money? 
  • Are artists making money on OpenSea? 
  • How is OpenSea planning on integrating with layer 2 solutions on Ethereum and other blockchains? 
  • How do royalties work on OpenSea? Why are they hard to enforce? 
  • What can be done about content being minted on OpenSea without an artist’s permission? 
  • What issues in the NFT world still need to be resolved? 
  • How is OpenSea handling the environmental concerns surrounding NFTs? 
  • What’s next for OpenSea? 


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