Aping into DeFi and NFTs with Andy Chorlian and Tarun Chitra

Episode 181 · May 19th, 2021 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

This week Anna and Tarun chat with Andy Chorlian. Andy recounts the many interesting moments through his crypto journey, including being at Maker during Black Thursday, living through DeFi Summer, and then jumping into NFTs with Top Shot and PleasrDAO.

Taking a break from his degen career, Andy is now developing Fractional, a protocol for fractionalizing NFTs. He explains how it works under the hood and how the concept could bridge the DeFi and NFT worlds.

Here are some links for this episode:

  • An overview of the NBA Top Shot platform to understand what it’s about.
  • Andy’s NBA Top Shot stats page.
  • The WSJ article featuring Andy’s “messy” desk.
  • Where Media & Music Meet NFT & Blockchain, Zero Knowledge Episode 167 featuring Andre Anjos (RAC) and Trevor McFedries (Brud).
  • An intro to Fractional
  • The Snowden NFT piece

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