Alex Masmej: Showtime – Building the Open Social Graph With NFTs

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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are tokens that we can use to represent ownership of unique items. They let us tokenize things like art, collectibles, even real estate. They can only have one official owner at a time and they're secured by the Ethereum blockchain. And they have taken the crypto space by storm is recent months. Showtime is a NFT social media network where creators & collectors showcase their digital art. It reads all marketplaces and instead of buying and selling, you can comment, share and like. It's been described as the Instagram for NFTs.

We were joined by Alex Masmej, Co-founder and CEO of Showtime, to chat about why he got into NFTs and in particular crypto art, how Showtime works and its purpose, and the future of the platform.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Alex's background and how he got into crypto
  • The story behind the $ALEX token
  • Uncollateralized lending and why it's important
  • The vision for Showtime
  • Alex's views on the NFT craze
  • What is the open social graph
  • Why Alex chose to focus on crypto art
  • How Showtime compares to similar platforms like Opensea and Zora
  • The Showtime business model, funding sources, and 5 year plan

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This episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture & Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/394

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