Is the Metaverse Already Here? Two Experts Disagree - Ep.282

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Andrew Steinwold, managing partner at Sfermion, and John Egan, CEO at L'Atelier BNP Paribas, discuss NFTs and debate the characteristics of the metaverse. Show highlights:

  • their backgrounds and how they got into NFTs
  • how they each define the metaverse
  • what NFTs have to do with the metaverse
  • how John and Andrew’s depiction of the metaverse differs
  • what John thinks about Facebook’s entrance into the metaverse
  • whether Second Life is a metaverse game
  • how blockchain technology allows for an open metaverse (and why Web2 is “communist”)
  • what NFTs currently unlock for the metaverse
  • whether the metaverse will necessarily have to be experienced through augmented reality
  • whether there will be multiple metaverses across different blockchain platforms
  • why John thinks NFT maxis and crypto maxis are destined to clash
  • how the metaverse is changing how people generate income
  • how to make the metaverse more accessible
  • whether regulators will force the metaverse to be siloed
  • how the metaverse will handle jurisdictional disputes
  • what happens when someone’s Web3 avatar/identity is stolen in the metaverse
  • what John and Andrew predict will happen in the metaverse over the next 6-12 months.

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