In the latest episode of “Empire,” Weekly Roundup, Blockworks’ Jason Yanowitz and Santiago Roel Santos are joined by Gmoney to discuss CryptoPunks, intellectual property rights and the creator space in the wake of recent news. Weighing in on the nascent NFT space’s tricky relationship between IP and creative commons rights, Gmoney discusses his own journey with self-branding in the space and outside of it.

Jason and Santiago also talk about:

  • APE and the ApeCoin DAO
  • the voting results of last week’s Anchor discussion
  • Yuga Labs and Disney

Check out what they had to say in the video below. 👇

About the show

“Empire” is a twice-a-week show. On Thursdays, Jason interviews crypto industry movers and shakers to talk about their struggles, bold moves and tough decisions. Friday’s weekly roundup episodes feature co-host Santiago Roel Santos and cover the top news from the past week.

For any NPR or Guy Raz fans out there, you can think of “Empire” as a “How I Built This” for the bitcoin and crypto industry.

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  • Blockworks
    Video Editor
    Brianna Beckford is a Florida-based editor mainly focused on digital assets and the crossroads between the virtual and physical. As a University of Florida grad in Art + Technology, she’s dabbled in writing and reporting with a focus on the growth of hypermediacy in the present day. She focuses on video and podcasting for Blockworks.