Originally aired on November
In this episode of Edge of NFT, hosts Josh Kriger and Richard Carthon sit down with James from Just Ape Studios to discuss the intersection of reward programs, community growth, and real-world value in the world of NFTs. They delve into James’ experiences with navigating the web3 space, building bridges between different ecosystems, and the importance of giving back to the community. The conversation also delves into James’ approach to creating tangible goods tied to NFTs, the benefits of creating open source contributions for the web3 ecosystem, and the value of building positive relationships with communities across various platforms.
What was the initial impetus for launching Just Ape Studios?
- Focus on giving back to the community and creating tangible goods tied to NFTs
- Desire to build bridges between different ecosystems in the web3 space
- Commitment to creating open source contributions for the web3 ecosystem
How has Just Ape Studios leveraged digital collectible ownership and community governance?
- Developed a loyalty program allowing NFT holders to receive tangible products
- Created a governance platform where holders have voting power for project decisions
- Implemented an achievement system to incentivize community participation
What recent project has James been working on with Apes across Worlds?
- Building a governance platform to drive ecosystem expansion and growth
- Establishing an NFT lending protocol on Alzero to address liquidity issues
- Focusing on open source contributions and scalable blockchain solutions
What inspiring projects has James been following in the NFT space?
- Pudgy Penguins as a prime example of impactful work in the NFT space
- Recognition and admiration for Luca and the Pudgy Penguins team’s efforts in expanding into traditional markets
- Acknowledgment of the successful partnership between edge of AE Studio and Dazzle Ship
What upcoming projects is Just Ape Studios working on?
- Creating a royalty system to share project revenue with the community
- Expanding the broadside project into the metaverse and exploring new models for digital and physical NFT offerings
- Continuing to leverage NFTs as network-aware social objects across various web3 games and platforms
How does James approach driving positivity and kindness in the web3 space?
- Focuses on being a force for kindness and positive engagement in web3 communities
- Prioritizes creating a welcoming and collaborative environment for everyone involved in the space
- Emphasizes the importance of bringing core values like kindness and humility to the forefront of web3 initiatives