Hi, this is Angela Faye from NextGen Economy podcast. Today. I’m here with Ebony Walsh, who is a design and innovation enthusiast. Who’s massively transformative purpose is to design hardware or built environment as efficient as software for optimal human. Ebony is from Marmara a small town outside of Toronto Canada, and is currently working as a digital nomad designer in Brazil.
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You and I have a few things in common. First of all, we met in the http://economy.openexo.com community, where there are 17,000 change-makers who are working on transforming the world for a better future. And that in its own right, is pretty amazing that you have landed in that community.
I just noticed that your avatar on the computer is different than on my mobile. And you happen to say that you’re involved in an NFT project. Ebony, can you share a little bit about you.
Like I told you before, I’m very curious and experimental and I love to take action.
So a friend of mine, she’s a UX designer. We were like, let’s we want to interact with the space. And we have, there’s a lot of skills that go into it, from community building setting up your own economy from the development of the sites, from making the artwork. And so I was like, you know what?
I always want to learn how to develop. So I’m going to develop this. You can do the UX. We’re gonna find her other friends. She’s an artist. We’re going to get her to do the arts and we’re gonna make our own community. And so I was already having a community before on edgy tech and because it’s really important to me to, I’m taking this initiative, but also bring people with me.
It’s a nurturing quality of mine. So I really wanted to help others as well, adapt to these technologies to understanding. And we’re going to help people as well, mint their first NFT. And so we’re taking a lot of people who were like, Hey, you know nothing about this space of NFT. We’re going to teach you, we’re going to hold your hand through the whole experience.
We’re going to teach you how to mint our NFTs. We’re going to give you a lot of information about them, about crypto, but the metaphors, about all the technologies, blockchain web 3.0.
We’re just launching now. So we have Instagram, we have Twitter, we have discord. Yesterday, we hosted a talk in Twitter with a founder of United coin and they are doing amazing things. I would love to share with you what I learned from him about NFTs and around ownership. It really blew my mind.
Now’s the time. What blew your mind?
I’ve been looking into this real estate side of things and ownership and fractionalization and if we’re building communities, how can we own things and still be able to move and be lean and flexible?
Like a lot of other organization, exponential organizations do, but I’m like, okay, where do the royalties and the investments still come in, and they’ve created something for that. They’ve taken a lot of financial models, not just around royalties and ownership, but they’ve done a lot of regular financial models and now have created them with the blockchain, with NFTs, with ownership involved.
And so they had some really cool examples. If you were to make a coffee shop and you needed capital for it, we would all invest into it. But every coffee that was sold, we would get royalty. Or so it goes with the ownership and the fractionalization as well as getting the returns and our generation that we want those returns on everything.
We want those investments like, already.
So I actually see NFTs as a tool to revolutionize retail hospitality, and home ownership.
Exactly. And this United Coin, they’re really doing it. They’re really proposing a lot of that. That’s doing it. That’s really setting that besides the art.
Do you have a purpose attached to your first round of NFTs?
So our community is smaller than most activities. Our thing is more quality than quantity our initial purpose is to help and guide people and introduce them to these technologies and help them adapt. I’m really interested in edgy tech and I have a community called mat-matics, so it’s teaching them the math behind what’s happening.
And so we really just want to introduce people and help people that have maybe no idea and bring them. And we’re going to introduce them to a very small, cute caring community, because the space is, you see these people with, laser beam, eyes, and demons, and, it’s very masculine.
It’s very scary. It’s very, what am I buying? Why am I buying a JPEG? What does that mean? And it’s not just about the JPEG. So we’re going to show people. Introduce them more, but start with this as the concept.
So in this case they will be buying into the community and then we buying into access. To our information and to our community and to our events. But this access could be to anything and ownership to anything in the future, the gateway to everything that you might innovate in the future,