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EP.11: Neal Stephenson (The Father of the Metaverse) & Peter Vessenes - Lamina1
How could we have a metaverse podcast and not have the man who coined the term himself come on at some point? Well, now we have. The man himself, the father of the metaverse, Neal Stephenson and his new business partner Peter Vessenes, the CEO, Chairman and Exec Founder of CoinLab and co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, join Yon and Matthew to have a wide-ranging discussion about all things metaverse and their new venture Lamina1.
Along with being a renowned author, Neal has worked part-time as an advisor to Blue Origin and was the Chief Futurist at mixed reality company Magic Leap and is now co-founder of Lamina1, a blockchain metaverse startup.
Peter is the CEO, Chairman and exec founder of CoinLab and the co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation. He’s also consulted for numerous groups about bitcoin technology and helped build bitcoin practices at major law firms. He’s also a trusted advisor to big four accounting firms and major VC firms.
We had a wide-ranging coversation covering a broad array of topics about all things the metaverse and their new venture. We dove into how Neal’s definition of the metaverse has evolved over the years, how blockchain technology will be a key enabler for creators to monetize their work in the metaverse and how Lamina1 is positioning itself to provide the economic guardrails to power this creative boom.
Into The Metaverse podcast covers companies, technologies and trends that are bringing this promise to life. Matthew Kanterman (formerly Senior Analyst at Bloomberg) and myself, Yonatan Raz-Fridman (founder & CEO of Supersocial) interview the brilliant minds building, shaping and investing in the metaverse.
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