Jul 15th, 2021
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tyler Ward and Tim Kang, co-founders of Universe, a community bootstrapping engine designed to embed community building mechanics into the way you mint and monetize NFTs. The three discuss how Universe is aggregating all NFT media components to launch an NFT community, iterating faster with a community-driven approach, and much more.
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(2:20) - First Question - Tyler´s Intro.
(3:21) - Tim´s Intro.
(4:26) - What is Universe.
(10:39) - Walkthrough Universe's components.
(14:18) - Differences between minting on Universe vs. other platforms.
(21:23) - Chance of other NFT minting platforms rerouting the metadata to Arweave or putting it on something unstoppable.
(25:03) - Universe's Auction House.
(29:56) - Reason behind decentralization of Universe's components.
(36:03) - Tyler's thoughts on the dichotomy between what Larva Labs does to promote punks and what the community does to promote punks.
(39:33) - Differences between polymorphs and other NFTs / why people are going crazy for them right now.
(41:09) - Tim and Tyler's thoughts on Rarities / How to describe rarity to somebody that understands Punks well / how does the rarity value dynamic work.
(46:52) - Polymorph: Rolling and Re-rolling / how expensive is to buy it / bonding curve aspects.
(52:52) - The Foundation / how to incentivize people to curate and get involved.
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