Rising Up

Rising Up

Join the team at Faceless Labs behind the scenes of the wild and wonderful world of cryptocurrency! Episodes feature engaging conversations with our team, our friends, and the movers and shakers of web3. This show is named for the mission of Faceless Labs and the rallying cry of the Faceless Many. Everything we do is about helping everyday people leverage the power of blockchain technology to "Rise Up" and rewrite their financial future. We're building a movement, and you're invited, on the Official Podcast of the Financial Revolution!

Episodes

January 20, 2023 64 mins

Just as every ecommerce entrepreneur has a storefront, every NFT project and Metaverse creator need a place to do business. Nikita Ngan Nguyen (NFTify) and Michael Shoup (Monark, the Faceless Many) explain how users can benefit from the solutions they're building, discuss pain points of the web3 user experience, and explore solutions/use cases with host, Evan Mann.

1:32  Nikita’s intro – from IT to crypto (also, she’s...

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In this episode, Mack and Alex welcome Adam Ausloos for a conversation about the advantages of trusts, (legal!) tax deferral, and how the Many can take advantage of the wealth building tools of titans to protect what matters.

2:08 “I help people help others.” Sharing strategies to build wealth with everyday people
3:46 Debunking the myth: Do you have to be rich to build wealth or create a trust
8:14 “This has got t...

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Cars and crypto collide! Taro Koki, Founder/CEO of KurumaNFT, joins Alex and Evan for a case study on “The Future of Car Culture” and how to bring the benefits of web3 to any community. From “Can you drift this?” to $CAR by SHL0MS, to Lamborghini and cultivating the next generation of fans, this is a master class on business strategy and a hell of a lot of fun.

**All of us had dogs who wanted to join the conversation. And ...

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Michael Shoup sets aside his role as The Maestro at Faceless Labs to tell us about his latest endeavor: MONARK Market -- a marketplace model for the metaverse. In a wide-ranging discussion, Evan and Michael discuss the state of the metaverse (challenges, opportunities, creator rights and user experience), debate web3 licensing models, and share a philosophical exploration of what the metaverse of the future might look like--plus ho...

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Arif Khan joins Alex and Evan to unpack the philosophy, ethics, and what-ifs of AI, dispel common myths, and share what Alethea is building, as well as how you can get involved. This episode is deep, fun, and leaves no doubt--the future is full of possibility!

1:31 Introduction of Arif Khan - CEO of Alethea (Greek for “truth”), a protocol for interactive and intelligent NFTs (iNFTs)
2:47 The importance of curiosity and...

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Mack, Alex, and Evan are joined by one of our favorite thinkers on the blockchain: William Quigley--experienced venture capitalist, gaming OG, and the co-founder of WAX & Tether. William shares insights from his career on the evolution of gaming, mental models for NFTs/blockchain, and the guys geek out on the revolutionary distinction between digital and tokenized money.

1:33 William’s intro - from gaming to Disney to ...

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1:26 Mikee’s intro: JDM Labs
2:53 Carrie’s intro: MsNFTy and The Creative House
4:18 The importance of educating influential people; “Breaking bread” as a strategy
8:16 The opportunities and challenges of investing in a foster child’s future
13:10 - Blockchain solutions for non-profits; The Giving Block, mind-blowing stats on crypto donations
18:08 Digging deeper on Carrie’s epic dinners
19:22 Modeling a bet...

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Mack and Evan hang with former COO of Proof Collective/Moonbirds, Ryan Carson. He shares insights from +20 years of startup experience, his pivot to venture capital (121G Fund); how to make winning bets; & advice for web3 (collectors, investors, founders)

1:33 Introducing Ryan Carson
3:29 From Biblical beginnings to computer science and the through-line of empowering others
7:57 How NFTs as a vehicle for commun...

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On this episode Mack and Alex interview content creator, social media advisor, blockchain & finance educator Taylor Mitchell. They talk about viral videos, content strategy, monetization in web2 vs. web3, the state of the economy and crypto markets, and which side hustles have been the best bang for their buck.

1:36 Taylor’s start on social media
7:15 “You can’t get good if you don’t get going”; dealing with impost...

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Get to know Mihir, Evan, and Joe a bit better as they share their journeys, talk DeFi, and clear up misconceptions about the Ethereum Merge. Plus, the guys try to talk Mihir into a bedtime-story side hustle, and Evan tells a story about the first time he saw a naked wom--I mean--Titanic. Listen to the whole thing and you might learn something, or you'll find yourself saying "I can't believe they let those guys drive ...

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On this episode, Mack & Evan talk with Mason Versluis: crypto trader, investor, and entrepreneur about his life, his start in crypto, social media tips, astrology and more.

2:29 How I met your Mason
4:47 fanning about Michael Jackson 
7:31 Mason’s start in crypto and Bitcoin ATMs
10:13 “The people were making their own money.”
12:30 Family life and lessons learned as the oldest child
15:49 Mason’s f...

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On this episode, Mack & Alex talk with Arnaud Deffuant, co-founder of Drifters, about his project, Elrond blockchain, the importance of focus, and how culture--more than technical explanations-- will spur adoption.

1:43 Arnaud introduction
2:43 Crypto is not an industry defined by a skill set, it is a movement
4:02 You don’t need to be technical to build
8:26 Blockchain adoption will happen by solving real-...

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1:22 Intro
3:30 Building community and catching vibes IRL at web3 conferences
5:30 Evin’s journey to blockchain/approach to human-centric design 
8:50 The opportunities and challenges of online identity
13:00 On consent and the downfalls of a public ledger
15:10 Historical examples (Holocaust, Rwandan genocide)
18:20 Deep dive on Disco and verifiable credentials
33:21 “Mathe-matic” and zero-knowledge pro...

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On this episode, Mack, Alex, and Evan chat with Vanessa Harris about her journey to become "TechnologyPoet," her experience shipping web2 products, thoughts on leadership, and perspective on user experience across different blockchain ecosystems. Vanessa is an experienced product lead, a content creator worth following; an active investor and advisor to web3 startups. She helped build web2 and now her focus is on the bloc...

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On this episode, Mack and Alex interview our Lawyer, Andrew Bull, Esq., on all things Blockchain Law. Listen and learn what qualifies an investment as a security, how to perform the Howey Test, and to hear some of the team's biggest losses. From the heights of Mt. Gox to the depths of the bear market, this is the Official Podcast of the Financial Revolution. 

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In this episode of Rising Up, Evan and Michael interview Jake Steinerman of Spatial. 

SPATIAL LINKS
Website: https://spatial.io
Discord: https://discord.gg/spatial
Twitter: @spatialxr
Regular spaces M/W/F ~6pm ET

Jake Twitter/Instagram - @jasteinerman
Jake Discord handle - drflyboyone#9225

TFM Metaverse, "The Nexus": https://spatial.io/s/The-Nexus-61e23ceb42736d0001f624ea?sha...

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On this episode of Rising Up, Mack Lorden, Alex Popovic, and Evan Mann continue the joyous task of introducing the Official Podcast of the Financial Revolution, unpack the Corrupted NFT,  share thoughts on building community, delivering value, and our hopes for the future of Faceless Labs.

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On this episode of Rising Up, Mack Lorden and Alex Popovic interview Lorenzo Abbatiello (CPA), our accountant and the owner of Lorenzo Tax.

👉 https://www.lorenzotax.com for a free 15min consultation 
👉Follow @lorenzocpa on all socials

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On this episode of Rising Up, Mack Lorden, Michael Shoup, and Evan Mann introduce you to the Official Podcast of the Financial Revolution, discuss the origins of the Faceless Many,  share best practices and lessons learned for web3 founders, and lovingly roast co-founder Alex Popovic.

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