The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Alex Salnikov, co-founder and CPO at Rarible, the first community-owned NFT marketplace. The two discuss open-sourcing the Rarible Protocol stack, the benefits of having marketplace features on-chain, the $RARI token distribution and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:30) – Alex’s journey in crypto.

(00:05:05) – Rarible’s storefront vs. competitors.

(00:07:37) – The focus of Rarible’s design.

(00:09:12) – Rarible on multiple chains.

(00:10:04) – Overview of Rarible Protocol. 

(00:13:59) – Rarible’s on-chain features. 

(00:16:39) –The benefits of having features on-chain. 

(00:20:32) – The risks for developers on closed APIs. 

(00:24:53) – The reason other teams close off their indexer.

(00:25:55) – How royalties are handled on Rarible. 

(00:28:17) – Alex’s thoughts on scaling Rarible. 

(00:31:53) – NFTs and security on layer-2s. 

(00:34:08) – Projects using Rarible Protocol to build. 

(00:38:28) – The $RARI token. 

(00:41:11) – Alex’s thoughts on Rarible being completely decentralized.

(00:42:45) – What the team did well/poorly with the $RARI token drop.

(00:45:00) – NFT projects that Alex is excited about. 

(00:45:51) – What Alex would say to NFT bears.

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