In this episode of the Unstoppable Podcast, we’re talking to Sahil Lavingia, the Founder of Gumroad. Sahil has a ton of experience building in the Web2 world and is now applying his talents to Web3 and the world of dApps.
We talk about the impact of Web3 on the internet and the world, and whether technologies like AI and VR can generate the same amount of hype and excitement as crypto and NFTs. Sahil talks about investing in crypto and how he is able to take a step back from momentary price fluctuations and look at the bigger picture.
Sahil shares his thoughts on crypto as a financial asset and how it could gain momentum in the coming years. We talk about the power of NFTs to store and transfer value digitally and how they can be used to create scarcity online. We also talk about communities, and how artists can use NFTs to build closer relationships with their fans.
We talk about Gumroad and Sahil’s experiences building it, along with the crypto projects he is involved in, and we finish off by discussing the 4 types of NFT utility and what the future holds for the space as a whole.
1:59 Is Web3 the next big thing in tech?
3:31 Is there so much excitement online around other technologies as around crypto?
7:41 How did Sahil get interested in crypto?
11:31 Does the down in the markets change Sahil’s vision around crypto?
15:07 What is Sahil’s thesis on crypto as a financial asset?
19:33 Return-over-year on crypto
24:27 Are NFTs revolutionaries in terms of transfer and store value digitally?
29:48 Is there a need to create engagement opportunities for people around music NFTs?
35:38 Fweb3 project
40:48 Why is the focus on education in Fweb3?
42:36 Why building on Polygon?
49:07 How does web3 improve on each of the four types of economic utility?
52:47 Who’s an influential web3 creator, entrepreneur, or collector that inspired Sahil?
53:20 What is Sahil’s favorite NFT?
53:43 In 5 years, what’s the craziest thing we’ll be doing on the metaverse?
55:40 Where can you find Sahil?
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