In this episode of The Unstoppable Podcast, we’re talking to Arthur Camara. Arthur is one of the founding team members at Dapper Labs and Head of Product – NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based trading card system.
Arthur talks about his journey building CryptoKitties in 2017, how it evolved, and the impact that project had on the NFT space as a whole. We talk about how NFTs have changed over the last five years and how powerful innovations often start their lives as toys.
We talk about the idea of flow blockchain—a big innovation at Dapper Labs—what it means, some of the criticisms of it, and how it relates to ERC-721. How should we be thinking about a multi-chain world?
We dive into the history of NBA Top Shot and some of the reasons behind its success, the concept of active fandom, and what it means for fans. We also talk about the pressure on Web3 builders and how Arthur reacts to the high expectations of him. Finally, Arthur shares some of his favorite Web3 creators, entrepreneurs, artists, and NFTs, and we chat about what the future has in store.
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1:30 How did Arthur get interested in crypto?
5:44 How are the NFT market and Web3 space different from what Arthur originally envisioned?
9:08 How weird is it for Arthur to explain to his friends and family what he does for a job?
10:47 CryptoKitties is a great example of something that started as a toy turning into a novel innovation
13:18 What was the biggest takeaway and product lesson from building CryptoKitties?
18:44 Is an NFT on a different blockchain different from an NFT on Ethereum?
24:33 Does Arthur receive criticism from those who think Flow is “centralized”?
30:56 NBA Top Shot
35:35 What is the secret behind the NBA Top Shot success?
39:18 Are we early on the journey of exploring what active fandom looks like?
42:23 What goes through Arthur’s head when he sees the negative feedback?
49:16 Who’s an influential web3 creator, entrepreneur, or collector that inspired Arthur?
50:08 What is Arthur’s favorite NFT?
53:14 In 5 years, what’s the craziest thing we’ll be doing on the metaverse?
57:12 Where can you find Arthur?
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