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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.

Dec 28, 2021

Mitchell F. Chan, who released one of the first NFT projects on Ethereum back in 2017, discusses his projects, making art on a blockchain, how NFTs are transforming the traditional art world, and more. Show topics:

  • Mitchell’s art career before NFTs
  • how Mitchell was inspired by Yves Klein’s 1950's work 'Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility’
  • the story behind Mitchell’s OG NFT art project: ‘Digital Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility’ 
  • what the traditional world thinks about NFTs
  • who is collecting NFT art
  • the story behind Mitchell’s 2021 NFT project: ‘LeWitt Generator Generator’
  • why Mitchell has not minted any more NFTs this year – even though the market has been on fire
  • whether Mitchell thinks NFTs are changing the art world (hint: he thinks yes)
  • NFTs and the financialization of art
  • why Mitchell can empathize with some of the backlash about NFTs coming from the traditional art and gaming industries

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