The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Erick Calderon, a.k.a. “Snowfro,” founder of Art Blocks, a platform focused on genuinely programmable on demand generative content that is stored immutably on the Ethereum Blockchain. The two discuss Art Blocks from the artist and curator perspective, how generative art is minted, CryptoPunks, and much more!

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:21) – How Erick got started in crypto.

(00:06:40) – Erick’s thoughts on CryptoPunks.

(00:10:35) – The gap between 2017’s generative art and today’s.

(00:14:48) – Owning fractionalized rare Punks versus whole floor Punks.

(00:21:25) – Erick’s thoughts on DAOs.

(00:25:27) – Erick’s thoughts on controlling the hype around Art Blocks.

(00:29:43) – Art Blocks from the artist’s perspective / Curating Art Blocks.

(00:37:25) – Decentralizing the curation process in the long term.

(00:44:25) – How art is minted on Art Blocks.

(00:53:16) – How Erick decides when code for generative art is finished.

(00:59:35) – Rarity versus aesthetics.

(01:06:17) – What will keep interest in generative art long term.

(01:15:03) – Multichain NFTs.

(01:19:16) – Erick’s thoughts on being early/late in NFTs.

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