Wyre Talks

Ep 25, How Digital Scarcity is Revolutionizing Gaming -- with Devin Finzer of Open Sea

Episode Summary

Much the same way eBay allows people to buy and sell goods in the real world, OpenSea affords users the opportunity to deal in digital items. But what makes the marketplace really interesting is the way it facilitates bundling and interoperability among crypto assets. So, what are the mechanics of buying and selling NFTs in OpenSea? How does the company’s unique B2D model make it scalable? And how might the platform grow and change as digital goods expand beyond collectibles and gaming to include things like domain names and even virtual real estate?

Episode Notes

Devin Finzer is the co-founder of OpenSea, the world’s largest digital marketplace for crypto collectibles. He graduated from Brown in 2013 and worked as a software engineer at Pinterest before getting into the startup space. Devin’s finance app, ClaimDog, was acquired by Credit Karma in 2016, and he started working on OpenSea at the end of 2017. Today, Devin joins us at ETHDenver to share the mission and mechanics of buying, selling and trading digital assets on the platform and his long-term vision for OpenSea as the space moves beyond gaming and collectibles to mirror economies of real value.

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