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Web3 and NFT Trends with Stephen McKeon


Episode 1 - The Open Metaverse Podcast

Stephen McKeon is a Partner at Collab+Currency and an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Oregon, where he taught a course on crypto assets. As an investor, Stephen focuses on consumer dApps in crypto. Our conversation starts with how Steve first got into crypto we then turn to his thesis across different verticals, including consumer, infrastructure, gaming, and NFTs. Stephen also addresses the debate around royalty fees and shares his insights on the concept of interoperability between communities and ecosystems.


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The information provided in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and should not be considered financial advice.

0:00 Introduction
1:22 Crypto Origin Story
3:29 Thesis on NFTs
7:14 NFT projects Steve is excited about and the thoughts on 0% royalty fees
19:20 Thesis on Web3 games and interesting Web3 games?
29:07 Thoughts on web3 interoperability
32:56 Why Web3 identity is important
35:36 Web3 social
38:32 DAOs Steve is part of
48:17 X2Earn - that Steve is excited about?

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