Why VC is Dumb Money, OpenSea Token, and The NFT Comeback | Nick Tomaino

In today's episode, Nick Tomaino, GP of 1confirmation, joins Santiago and Jason. They dive into why the Next Gen L1 Thesis is wrong, Opensea token launch, VC issues, and his thesis for NFTs moving forward. 

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(00:00) Why Crypto VC is Dumb Money

(08:06) Narrative Investing

(17:48) The Key to VC Success

(23:10) Bull Case for Prediction Markets

(31:40) Carbon Ad

(32:59) Permissionless 

(34:24) The NFT Thesis

(44:19) NTS & RWAs

(49:02) NFT Fractionalization

(54:52) The Future of Open Sea

(01:00:04) Coinbase and Wallstreet

(01:04:15) Timeline for Mainstream Adoption

(01:12:25) 2024 US Election Outlook

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