Eden Hour Podcast

Magic Eden

Here on the Eden Hour Podcast, we hold important conversations that help grow the long term Solana NFT ecosystem. During Eden Hour, we talk to creators, thought leaders, and other Solana friends, with Tiff and co-host DJ Trix. This podcast is brought to you by Magic Eden, home to the next generation of digital creators on Solana. read less

From Esports to NFT’s with Iced Knife
04-03-2022
From Esports to NFT’s with Iced Knife
From Esports to NFT’s with Iced KnifeIn this episode, we are joined by Iced Knife for a rare and exclusive interview. His first ever published podcast interview. Iced is a well known and loved member of the Solana NFT community, and active investor in the space. We get a chance to learn more about his background in Esports as an early member of FaZe Clan, his thoughts on investing in Crypto and NFT’s, current vibes in the Solana ecosystem, Magic Eden and finding NFT Alpha.    Topics discussed:Iced background in esports and financeThoughts on risk tolerance and how to invest (NFA)FaZe Clan and being a Full Time esports YouTuberApplying Trad-fi education to investing irlIced introduction to investing in CryptocurrencyGoing all-in on Crypto & NFT’sCurrent vibes in the Solana ecosystemAdvice on trading NFT’s (NFA)Views on the Magic Eden marketplaceMethods for seeking NFT AlphaKey Highlights:0.13 - Intro1.06 - Introductions to Iced 3.57 - Thoughts on risk tolerance and how to invest (NFA)6.58 - Intro to managing risk in NFT’s 9.46 - FaZe Clan and being a full time esports YouTuber12.29 - Earning money in esports 15.00 - Applying Trad-fi education to investing irl   17.59 - Iced introduction to investing in Cryptocurrency 20.51 - Exposure to online poker 24.43 - Team New Age31.08 - Being early to Safemoon & Trading Bsc coins 33.16 - Being early to Solana Monkey Business43.11 - Going all-in on Crypto & NFT’s45.13 - Working for yourself VS working in a corporate job46.24 - Current vibes in the Solana ecosystem50.29 - Advice from Iced on trading NFT’s (NFA)56.04 - Iced views on the Magic Eden marketplace1.00.25 - Iced process on seeking Alpha 1.04.06 - Curated by Iced ME homepage collection 1.08.27 - What’s next for Iced1.09.28 - Outro
Moving from web2 to web3: a conversation with Joma
18-02-2022
Moving from web2 to web3: a conversation with Joma
Moving from web2 to web3: a conversation with JomaIn this episode, we're joined by Joma, an amazing YouTuber who makes phenomenal videos about his life in tech and now, his life in crypto. Joma has recently made the transition from traditional tech to web3. Joma recently released a successful NFT collection via Magic Eden Launchpad and we hope this episode can inspire people who are looking to make that transition. We talk about Vaxxed Doggos, Blindr, Shadr, YouTube & education in tech.  Topics discussed:Vaxxed DoggosBlindrTransition from tech to crypto & NFT’sGetting into crypto as a content producerContent gaps to help provide education in the NFT  spaceDesign a marketplace to encourage the right type of projectsMagic Eden company PhilosophyKey Highlights:0.13 - Intro0.50 - Introductions to Joma1.16 - Vaxxed Doggos - Joma’s project released on Magic Eden7.25 - Blindr, Shadr, YouTube videos and content creation10.28 - YouTube ad revenue numbers12.48 - Joma’s transition from tech to crypto & NFT’s 15.25 - Timeline for NFT project, art, creation, marketing and launch 12.48 - Why Joma got into crypto as a content producer20.30 - Navigating skepticism from non-crypto YouTube audiences25.20 - Joma on building an NFT community28.37 - The future of Vaxxed Doggos31.08 - Utility and benefits for Vaxxed Doggos hodlers32.58 - Jacque Le Croix 36.03 - K-pop41.38 - What are some of the content gaps to help provide education in the space? 48.57 - How to design a marketplace to encourage the right type of projects56.55 - Magic Eden company Philosophy 1.08.18 - Magic DAO1.09.28 - Outro
Sourcing Liquidity for NFT Projects with Tom Pandolfi from Honey Defi
17-01-2022
Sourcing Liquidity for NFT Projects with Tom Pandolfi from Honey Defi
Episode Summary:In this episode, we have a conversation with Tom Pandolfi from Honey Defi, to discuss NFT Staking, Collateralization, Fractionalization, along with the current and future utility of The Honey Defi Platform.  Topics discussed in this episode:Tom’s introduction to cryptocurrency, Defi & NFT’s The Honey Defi platformSome of the collections Honey Defi has worked with to dateNFT staking and liquidity poolsNFT Fractionalization Collateralization of NFT’s on SolanaThe Honey Defi NFT Mint and IDO plansOutlook for the Solana ecosystem in 2022Key Highlights: 0.13 - Intro1.53 - Tom’s Background, introduction to Cryptocurrency & NFT’s7.08 - The success and progress of Honey Defi so far9.29 - Honey Defi Liquidity and discussion of the magnitude of the protocol10.18 - Collections Honey Defi has worked with11.48 - Challenges with scaling staking and liquidity pools15.28 - NFT Fractionalization16.30 - NFT Collateralization18.10 - The opportunity cost of holding NFT’s21.08 - Accounting for the volatility of NFT’s23.27 - NFT Collateralization strategy29.53 - Challenges and obstacles around decentralising the collateralization of NFT’s 33.01 - NFT’s as a seed round allocation35.48 - The Honey Defi NFT project, release and mint plans42.33 - Challenges with bot prevention for NFT mints 48.48 - Views on the Solana ecosystem to 202250.33 - What would Tom do differently if he could go back and start again?52.02 - Outro
Gaming on the Blockchain with Alex Paley from Faraway
22-12-2021
Gaming on the Blockchain with Alex Paley from Faraway
Episode NotesTopics discussed in this episode:Magic Eden launchpadMint detailsThe open economy conceptThe thesis behind FarawayWhy choose SolanaHolding benefitsKey Highlights: 0.13 - Intro3.36 - Introducing Faraway and Mini Royale: Nations5:47 - About the in-browser game8:11 - Highlights from Web3 gaming panel event during Art Basel Miami and why Magic Eden is excited about gaming11:11 - Why Alex Paley is interested in blockchain-native gaming and the two complaints that users have for free-to-play games and how blockchain technology solves these problems13:14 - Alex Paley talks about the intersection between gaming, marketplaces and DeFi14.51 - Utility and Roadmap behind Mini Royale15.37 - On the current players of Mini Royale21.01 - Alex Paley shares why Faraway chose the Solana blockchain to build on. TL;DR a lot of massive multiplayer games are written in Rust… Solana devs code in Rust24.11 - Benefits to holding Mini Royale: Nations NFT28.19 - Alex Paley’s opinion on Steam banning NFTs30.40 - Floor handed over to Twitter Space audience to ask questions on the Mini Royale: Nations mint35.14 - Alex Paley’s thoughts on the term play-to-earn and why Faraway rolled out Mini Royale initially without economic benefits40.41 - Mistakes that projects make going into gaming and advice for projects wanting to venture into games45.16 - Where there are financial incentives involved, some people will try to exploit it. Alex Paley shares how they’re addressing this within the game49.56 - On the artwork design behind Mini Royale: Nations and in-game graphics1.03.17 - Outro
Innovation in DAOs' w/ MonkeDAO, ThugDAO, SockDAO
17-12-2021
Innovation in DAOs' w/ MonkeDAO, ThugDAO, SockDAO
Key Highlights: 1.35 - How Cake got into NFTs and discovered Sol Socks 7.10 - Perks of working with a smaller group of people8.28 - Jemmy from MonkeDAO shares how he got into NFTs, discovered Solana NFTs, and his experiences with SMB 19.23 - What a 100% community driven initiative looks like and how monkeDAO started21.58 - How SMB’s shirtless seven ties into MIMO and an explanation on how MIMO’s fractionalization works36.17 - MIMO token discussion and performance on Raydium40.25 - Jemmy shares his perspective on MIMO as an SMB holder. TL;DR it opens up new avenues of opportunity and access44.21 - Rights for NFT fractionalised holders and MIMO’s viper branding48.45 - How MonkeDAO started running a validator node on Solana51.24 - MonkeDAO’s goal and direction52.46 - Thoughts on OHM forks54.53 - How to approach NFT Derivatives59.39 - How MIMO came about, overall philosophy and other things they’re working on like a free mint for newer entrants into the Solana NFT ecosystem1.03.03 - SockDAO’s NFT acquisition process and how they buy NFTs as a DAO 1.07.22 - ThugDAO shares that the best time to build is when the market’s down, and what they’re working on like setting up a validator, a ThugMerch store, gaming tournaments and the Thug music label. 1.11.41 - Thug music label is an expansion beyond pfp and into interesting web3 applications. 1.13.26 - Music Royalties and DAOs. 1.17.08 - The advantage of Web3 for independent musicians1.18.56 - Big-time musicians getting into NFTs