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November 25, 2023

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Check out our thoughts on the aftermath of the Digital Matter Theory framework release. Will and Iman spend time breaking down the initial reactions and why Non-Arbitrary Tokens (NATs) create a new vector of value creation that anyone can leverage for their token generation. 

 

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In this episode of the TBR 1 hr Podcast, hosts Iman and Will delve into the world of cryptocurrency, specifically discussing niche digital tokens like pipe, BRC 20s, rune, STAMPS, Atomicals, tap, and of course Taproot Assets along with their interaction with emerging platforms such as Nostr. They discuss the unique principles of the DMT, as well as the speculation surrounding protocols such as Ethereum, Avalanche, and Solana.

The show's narrative explores the market dynamics of digital assets, their pattern recognition value, and the role of taproot assets in the Bitcoin core ecosystem. Discussing the BRC 20 space, the hosts also share predictions about the potential alignment of a specific standard to DMT principles.

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In this episode of TBR 1 hr Podcasts, hosts Iman and Will are joined by guest Danny Yang to delve into the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. They discuss recent developments in the Ordinals ecosystem, including the increasing fees and potential issues with Bitcoin. Danny shares his background in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ventures, highlighting his current company, Metagood. The conversation also touches on crypto art, the background in cryptography when getting into Bitcoin, early use cases, and the transition of crypto punks to on-chain art. The discussion further delves into the Ordinals protocol and its capabilities for securing digital assets on the Bitcoin blockchain. They touch on the importance of fees in supporting the security of Bitcoin and the push towards Layer 2 solutions. The conversation also goes into how On Chain Monkeys, Metagood’s flagship PFP project, plans to convert all of their Ethereum NFTs into Bitcoin Ordinals.

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Msquared is building critical technology to enable developers to build rich and robust metaverse experiences. Over the last several months they have showcased this tech in a variety of multiplayer demonstrations. This Halloween they created a maze experience where tens of thousands of players were competing to complete the challenge simultaneously, demonstrating the capabilities of their massive multiplayer technology. We participated and recorded our experience while discussing the applicability of this tech to the Bitmap ecosystem. Also, our review of the overall experience and thoughts on how it could be improved and reimagined to create an engaging experience for the non-gamer population of the world who seek to onboard onto the metaverse.

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In this episode of the TBR 1 hr Podcast, we dive into the world of crypto and art with special guest Bit God. Bit God shares his journey in the crypto space, from reselling sneakers to working at centralized and decentralized exchanges. We explore Bit God's transition to focusing on NFT marketplaces, including the discovery of Ordinals and the creation of a Twitter account for NFT collecting. We also discuss the exciting new release from Quadrillion called Perpetuals, a curated collection of established artists making their debut on Bitcoin. The artists' identities are revealed after the minting process to focus on the art itself. We explore the challenges of onboarding artists to Bitcoin, the importance of digital artifacts, and the potential of the metaverse for community building. The conversation delves into the complexities of token standards, the emergence of Pipe as a hybrid approach combining BRC 20 and Runes, and the need for consensus and direction in the community. We also touch on the potential use of pattern recognition in creating fungible or non-fungible tokens and the importance of developing proper infrastructure to support liquidity.

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In this episode of TBR 1 hr Podcasts, hosts Iman and Will delve into the fascinating world of the metaverse and its potential impact on our lives. They discuss the merging of virtual and physical realities, sharing personal experiences and insightful observations. From the allure of virtual environments to the emergence of new technologies and innovations, Iman and Will explore the possibilities of the metaverse. Join them as they navigate this immersive journey, uncovering the potential for connection and self-discovery in the metaverse.

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