The Story of the Dogecoin Millionaire + Money in the Internet Age - Conversation with Chris Temple - Director of the hit documentary - THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE
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by Luke Franks
4M ago
You may have seen the headlines back in 2021 about a guy who put all of his money into Dogecoin and became a millionaire...but then...well I'll let Chris tell you the story. THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE is a documentary film that has had brilliant reviews across the board (no.3 on Apple TV) and premiered at Tribeca 2023. In this conversation we talk about the film, which follows the personal stories of this generation's approach to money in the age of the internet. We also talk about the bigger themes going on at the moment - the cost of living, why the younger generations feel almost forced ..read more
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24 Predictions and Trends for 2024 - Across Immersive Technology, AI, Cryptocurrency, Web3, Gaming & More Happy Holidays!
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by Luke Franks
6M ago
Luke and Robin lay out their predictions and trends for 2024, which no doubt will be a wild year. We cover Immersive Technology, AI, Cryptocurrency, Web3, Gaming and more. Do you agree and what did we miss? Say hello over on X : Luke - ⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠ Robin - ⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for your support on the show this year, much appreciated and Happy Holidays! As always nothing on this show is financial or investment advice Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach o ..read more
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A Business Guide to Roblox - Monetisation, Marketing and More with Stephen Dypiangco of Metaverse Marcom
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by Luke Franks
6M ago
Roblox recently hit 70 million Daily Active Users and the top experiences on the platform have had over 30 billion visits. This week we cover the business side of the hottest metaverse platform of all. Stephen Dypiangco runs Metaverse Marcom - an advisory and consultancy firm that specialises in Roblox. He helps clients understand how to develop, build, scale and monetise in the Roblox ecosystem. In this episode we cover : - What really is Roblox? - Visits and engagement time - How Roblox has grown and misconceptions - The different categories and types of experience - Advertising, monetisa ..read more
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How to Consistently Spot Future Trends and Opportunities with Co-founder of Tether & WAX Blockchain - William Quigley
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by Luke Franks
6M ago
William Quigley is the co-founder of Tether aka the first fiat-backed stablecoin and most traded cryptocurrency to date and the co-founder of WAX - one of the most used blockchains in the world with over 10 million active users and 20 million transactions per day.  Before that he was the first institutional investor in Paypal, a very early supporter of Ethereum, worked for Disney and was CEO of the world’s largest marketplace for video game virtual items. His career and ability to consistently predict and execute on the next major trends is really incredible and this episode is full of ..read more
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Have We Discovered AGI...? (Also what is AGI?), Markets Are On A Tear Upwards, Roblox Hits 70 MILLION DAU and More
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by Luke Franks
7M ago
Have we discovered Artificial General Intelligence and is that why OpenAI had a freak out? Despite the CZ and Binance news, Bitcoin is up over 130% - what might be coming next? Roblox hits 70 MILLION Daily Active Users and LEGO is coming to Fortnite, plenty to get stuck into this week. As always, nothing in this episode is financial advice. Thanks for listening. If you'd like to suggest a guest, sponsor the show or talk about consulting services - you can reach out to me on Twitter at ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠ or LinkedIn : ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/⁠ A ..read more
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This Blockchain Game Has Shot to No.1 | The Humane AI Pin - Genius or Trash? | And Robots Have A Sense Of Touch Now...
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by Luke Franks
7M ago
If blockchain gaming is lining up to be the next major narrative, then this new game is leading the charge - it's called Pixels and it shot to the top of the charts this week with over 100k daily active users. We explain all. We also put the Humane AI pin under scrutiny - a good step towards a more human relationship with technology or a silicon valley passion project? And a recent study has shown how robots are now able to use a sense of 'touch' - this could have profound impacts for prosthetics and the future of consumer bots in our house. As always, nothing in this episode is financial a ..read more
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This Is The Immersive Technology Company That Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount and Universal All Call First - Conversation with Sol Rogers - Global Director of Innovation at Magnopus
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by Luke Franks
7M ago
Magnopus are one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets. They are the guys that everyone calls (WB, Paramount, Disney, Pixar, Universal, Amazon Studios) when they need a technology solution for something that’s never been done before.  Their incredible work spans across virtual production for the Lion King, to Real Time Environment buildouts for Westworld, an immersive concert for Maddison Beer, a Blade Runner 2049 VR Experience, the Dubai Expo Cross-Reality Experience - the list is absurdly impressive. Sol Rogers on Twitter : https://twitter.com/SolRogers ..read more
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Are We Lining Up for the Next Bull Market Cycle? | Meta Quest 3 Release, RTFKT x Nike Make Waves, Unreal Fest & A World Record in VR
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by Luke Franks
8M ago
Now that we've had the layoffs, SBF's trial and major corrections across the board...we know what happens next. Are we beginning to see crypto and metaverse sentiments gradually turn positive again? This week Luke and Robin take a sense check of the space as a whole, assess what has survived and what is beginning to thrive once more. In this episode we talk about : - The cyclical nature of the crypto and tech markets - The Meta Quest 3 getting in the hands of everyday people and mixed reality making a lot of sense - The NFT projects that survived (RTFKT and Nike releasing sort after sneaker ..read more
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Founder of Second Life (The Original Metaverse) - Philip Rosedale - Gives his Expert Opinion on the Future of This Space
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by Luke Franks
8M ago
Philip Rosedale is the CEO, founder and OG of the original metaverse Second Life, which he has been working on for 20 years and is still going strong today. In this episode he gives his unrivalled expert opinion on the current landscape and future of this space. There is genuinely no-one better who understands the future we're moving into and how you can best position yourself for it. Do let us know what you think of the show on the following links : Luke's Twitter/X : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠ Robin's Twitter/X : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠⁠ For speaker/appearance/adv ..read more
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Founder of Second Life (The Original Metaverse) - Philip Rosedale - Give his Expert Opinion on the Future of This Space
Welcome to the Metaverse
by Luke Franks
8M ago
Philip Rosedale is the CEO, founder and OG of the original metaverse Second Life, which he has been working on for 20 years and is still going strong today. In this episode he gives his unrivalled expert opinion on the current landscape and future of this space. There is genuinely no-one better who understands the future we're moving into and how you can best position yourself for it. Do let us know what you think of the show on the following links : Luke's Twitter/X : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/luke_franks⁠⁠ Robin's Twitter/X : ⁠⁠https://twitter.com/IamSuperMassive⁠⁠ For speaker/appearance/adv ..read more
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