May 5, 2021

Podcast: NFTs and Interdependent Networks

Entrepreneurship & Art

Mat Dryhurst joins George, Carly and Dan this week to answer all sorts of important questions. Is New Zealand the best place to live? Are we living in a sim? Is post-modernism the metaverse? They also talk about the future of Web 3.0, the major flaw of pay-per-stream models, and the similarities between NFTs, the music industry, the art world, venture capitalists, and sex work.

Show Notes

Three Things


  • Loving: That the state of Wyoming passes ‘DAO law’, which recognizes decentralized autonomous organizations as LLCs, serving as a bridge between on- and off-chain assets
  • Building: With Polygon, a framework for building interconnected blockchain networks where developers can launch preset blockchain networks with attributes tailored to their needs. Mat minted and transacted 10 million tokens for less than $5
  • Composing: With OpenAI’s music tools, like Jukebox, a neural network that generates music



  • Reading: Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women, a piece of non-fiction that covers the sexual and emotional lives of three different women from three different parts of the US. It took Taddeo eight years of embedding herself in the lives of these women to write the book 
  • Donating: To Red Canary Song, a grassroots collective of Asian and migrant sex workers. If you’re looking for a place to donate some money to support the Asian-American community, this a great organization to check out
  • Listening: To The Opportunist podcast, a show that “tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic.” Up first: the wild story of Sherry Shriner


  • Listening: To Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee. A sad, beautiful album with incredible melodies
  • Listening pt 2: To Ignorance by The Weather Station. Very different from Waxahatchee but equally great. George has been obsessed with the quality of production of the album
  • Quoting: Qwest TV, “To untrained ears, Thelonious Monk’s music sounded chaotic and crude by comparison. He played music the way life felt, complex, unresolved, tragicomic, ungraspable, beautiful. It was music designed to remind the listener of how everything wasn’t okay, especially not for African-Americans.”

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