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MetaKovan - Beyond the "Beeple Sale"
Episode 6516th May 2022 • Floor is Rising • Floor is Rising Podcast
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Episode 65: Show Notes.

MetaKovan made history by kicking off the biggest NFT boom by purchasing the most expensive NFT on record, Beeple's 'The First 5000 Days'. MetaKovan is also the founder of the Metapurse Fund, and NFT studio and investment fund, and we get to talk to him today, hearing all about his philosophy, current projects, and where he sees the world of art and NFTs heading in the near future. Our guest shares some really thought-provoking views on the societal functions of art, where art's value really lies, and why personal relationships with pieces of work are so important. For MetaKovan, art is all about experience and interaction, and he sees the hoarding and private storing of important pieces as a waste and misuse of their power. So to hear it all from a truly central member of this new world, be sure to join us for this great episode!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Thoughts on the power of crypto and art as equalising forces in the contemporary world. 
  • MetaKovan’s decision to invest in Beeple and the process of consideration.  
  • Issues with infrastructure for artists outside of the western context. 
  • The long-term impact of MetaKovan’s groundbreaking purchase. 
  • What most excited MetaKovan’s about purchasing a piece of art from Beeple. 
  • Evolving attitudes about the role of the artist and the growth of the idea of creators as designers.
  • Commission and co-creation; how MetaKovan fits into the NFT ecosystem. 
  • MetaKovan unpacks his assertion about the public utility of art.
  • How MetaKovan sees money and the Metaverse developing in the coming years.
  • MetaKovan shares his favourite up-and-coming NFT artist and the excitement he has about them!


Tweetables:


“Art has this nature where its value, that accrues to the art itself, is very different to the market.” — @MetaKovan [0:04:30]


“How does art become valuable? In a lot of ways it's the story, it's how people hold it over time.” — @MetaKovan [0:04:58]


“That's where I am now, thinking about how do we make sure that use this phenomenal change that has happened in a way that is sustainable, and has lasting impact.” — @MetaKovan [0:06:02]


“In a few years, I'll be really proud if I am able to buy art from different parts of the world.” — @MetaKovan [0:12:51]


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Metakovan on Twitter

Metapurse Fund

'The First 5000 Days'

Beeple

Floor Is Rising

Floor Is Rising on Twitter

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