The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with John Crain, Founder & CEO of SuperRare, a marketplace to collect and trade unique, single-edition digital artworks. The two discuss SuperRare, decentralizing the platform through community-driven curation and the RARE token, differentiating from OpenSea, and much more!

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.

Cosmos: Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. Learn more at

Kava: Kava connects the world’s largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit

Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at 

Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.


Show Notes:

(00:00) – Introduction.

(02:53) – First Question: John’s Background.

(07:48) – SuperRare overview.

(12:38) – What gets John excited about NFTs now and in the future.

(16:10) – Curating despite NFT abundance.

(18:06) – How SuperRare is differentiated.

(22:00) – John’s thoughts on curation.

(31:09) – John’s thoughts on royalties for artists on SuperRare and other platforms.

(34:38) – SuperRare’s Sovereign Smart Contracts.

(43:59) – How SuperRare helps unknown artists achieve success.

(47:58) – Biggest hurdle for $RARE.

(50:00) – Biggest setback John overcame in SuperRare’s history.

(52:51) – John’s advice for the people entering the NFT space now.

(54:53) – John’s advice for artists.

(56:31) – John’s thoughts on giving curation to the community.



Disclosures: This podcast is strictly informational and educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any tokens or securities or to make any financial decisions. Do not trade or invest in any project, tokens, or securities based upon this podcast episode. The host may personally own tokens that are mentioned on the podcast. Our current show features paid sponsorships which may be featured at the start, middle, and/or the end of the episode. These sponsorships are for informational purposes only and are not a solicitation to use any product, service or token. Delphi’s transparency page can be viewed here

 Music Attribution:

Share | Download(Loading)