Communing With the Metaverse


This episode is sponsored by Quantstamp, and KuCoin.

This week’s “Money Reimagined” podcast involves you from Miami, the place the annual Art Basel occasion spawned an explosion of sub-conferences and events related to non-fungible tokens (NFT).

There, we bumped into Pierina Merino, the founding father of FlickPlay, an thrilling new app that mixes real-world, camera-captured imagery with digital artifacts in order that customers can create and place geo-located NFT collectibles. It’s greatest described as a merging of Pokémon GO with TikTok and NFTs.

Co-hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren sat down with Merino to debate her imaginative and prescient for this mission. What emerges is a captivating dialogue round how we human beings mission our personal “storylines” and the way content-generation expertise is permitting the merging of the digital with the bodily realm.

Merino’s background as Venezuelan-born, U.S.-trained architect (as in a bodily constructing architect, not a software program engineer) is a part of what makes this dialog so fascinating. She speaks to how that sensibility with the limits of bodily house shapes individuals’s creativity and their self expression for a way they reside in the world.

What does this all must do with cash? Much more than you’d suppose.

With NFTs now in the combine, this mix of identification, user-generated content material and hybrid physical-digital content material constitutes a brand new type of worth creation and transactions.

This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with bulletins by Adam B. Levine and extra manufacturing help by Eleanor Pahl. Our theme track is “Shepard.”