Digitally Rare

Digitally Rare
Exploring digital ownership on the blockchain and beyond.

Clovers: Growing Art at Home with Billy Rennekamp
Aug 28, 2019 • 53 min
It’s Clovers day on Digitally Rare! Billy Rennekamp joins us to about Clovers his project that combines generative art, novel proof of work, bonding curves, and a life-long quest to find a four-leaf clover, teaching us about authentic scarcity,…
Art Thou an ArtDAO,
Jul 17, 2019 • 53 min
We’re so excited to talk with Gene Kogan about his big, ambitious plans for a completely autonomous, decentralized, truly creative AI artist. He calls it Abraham AI. When it gets up and running, it’ll autonomously produce NFTs. And you can be involved!…
Tough Love and Hot Takes (Live in NYC @ RareAF2)
May 21, 2019 • 40 min
We’re trapped in a stairwell and the the only cure is some hot takes! I think I’m mixing my metaphors. This episode was recorded on location at the 2nd ever Rare Art Fest in Bushwick Brooklyn on May 18th, 2019! It features a staggering array of NFT/crypto…
Great Artists Take a Measured Approach to Shipping
May 8, 2019 • 58 min
Your intrepid hosts take some time to catch up with one another on the state of their respective projects, and are surprised to learn that they both find themselves standing at the same crossroads. It’s a shill or be shilled world.
A Discussion With Some OG Crypto Punks
Apr 16, 2019 • 64 min
We so excited to welcome the Velvet Underground of NFT on Ethereum, Matt and John of Cryptopunks and (now) Autoglyphs fame! Things discussed: - The state of art on the blockchain - specifically the ways that the traditional digital art market is already…
Every Crypto Network Is A Game
Apr 9, 2019 • 68 min
Mark Burstiner takes gaming even further Baeond with cryptoeconomic-inspired game design and a unique approach to goverance, monetary policy, and ownership. Visit to learn more. Also: T SHIRTS! They’re still for sale!…
Gumby Is The Most Flexible Business Partner
Apr 2, 2019 • 71 min
We’ve got Cyrus Lohrasbpour in the hot seat to talk about NFT maximalism, why we love CryptoPunks so damn much and how he licensed Gumby to be the in the first artwork he’s selling on his NFT platform called ZOMA! He’s running a Kickstarter to fund the…
Accessible Privacy is Cool Beans- A Talk with Elena
Feb 25, 2019 • 66 min
Elena Nadolinski talks digital privacy and documents her journey down the rabbit hole—how teaching and testing turned her focus to identity and privacy. Why is privacy necessary for digital things, and why on earth don’t we have it yet? What do the…
Sharing Ideas about Idea Sharing with Planck
Jan 28, 2019 • 66 min
We’re back! This week we have economist Matt Stephenson on to talk about his fascinating quest to fix the problems around incentives when it comes to sharing intellectual property. His project is called Planck. He tells two amazing illustrative stories,…
The Hunting of The Snark.Art (with Fanny Lakoubay)
Dec 20, 2018 • 60 min
We’re thrilled to have Fanny Lakoubay from Snark.Art on the podcast! We discuss Snark’s first rad blockchain art experiment, 82 Seconds Atomized by Eve Sussman. We also get a scintillating preview of their next project, which involves poetry, fortune…
From Devcon To A Japanese Hospital Phone Booth
Nov 21, 2018 • 50 min
While Jonathan was on stage at Devcon getting Vitalik to participate in a song, Matt was breaking his ankle in Japan. Despite the time difference, our boys chat about the online response to Jonathan’s Devcon performance, what Matt’s been up to for the…
NFT-Shirts?! Matt Says Yes, Please! (With Dani Grant from Union Sq Ventures)
Nov 1, 2018 • 62 min
We are joined by Dani Grant! Dani brings us a whole host of random ideas for dApps she’d love to see someone make. We talk about how to bring our NFTs to life, and how we need a home for them, where we can show them off. And we cover the amazing NFT…
Skiing On Bits! (with Saya from Bitski)
Oct 22, 2018 • 51 min
We talked with Saya from Bitski about the myriad ways she works to make blockchain more understandble, and her philosophy for exposing new folks to the space. We also talk a bit about the failed Civil token sale, and the podacst Jonathan likes, Zig Zag.
Digitally. Rare. Memes. Roll Credits! (w/ Brady McKenna from District0x)
Sep 21, 2018 • 61 min
This week we’re thrilled to welcome Brady McKenna, VR musician and community manager at District0x! We learn all about what District0x is up to, specifically their upcoming NFT district, Meme Factory. Register for the Non Fungible Summit, Friday October…
Top Five Crypto Collectible Wishlist
Sep 10, 2018 • 53 min
We cover the Coinbase vs. Apple hubub, HTC’s hilarious “blockchain phone”, Matt’s super cool sovereign identity project and Jonathan’s top five crypto collectible wishlist!
The Last Non-Crypto Designer In The World
Aug 20, 2018 • 64 min
This week on the show we have designer and all around internet guy, Ben Pieratt. I (this is Jonathan writing) was excited to have Ben on the show because he’s the first non-crypto tech friend that I’ve seen in my feed getting excited about NFTs. Ben is…
The Space Between The Token and The image (With Joe Looney!)
Aug 7, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, we have our first guest: Joe Looney of Rare Pepe Wallet fame. He walks us through his argument for why maybe NFTs on Ethereum aren’t quite as immutable and decentralized as we all thought. He implores us to take another look at…
There’s No “i” in NFT (or IS there?)
Jul 17, 2018 • 44 min
Matt and Jonathan get to know each other and talk about NFTY vs. NIFTY, the CryptoKitty NFT licsense, explaining NFTs to normal people, why we collect things and much more.