Feb 27, 2018
Artists are making thousands of dollars selling their work on blockchain-based marketplaces. Even better, these marketplaces take zero commission, so the artists receive 100% of the payment for their work. But where did the idea for these blockchain-based marketplaces come from? Joe Looney, the Godfather of CryptoArt and the creator of the Rare Pepe Wallet.
In this interview I talk with Joe to better understand how the Rare Pepe Wallet evolved from a small group on Telegram into the successful marketplace it has become today. We go deep into the subject of digital art and digital ownership and what it means for the future of art and collectibles.
Side note: Many know that Pepe the Frog was co-opted as a hate symbol by the alt-right in the past. Joe and the Rare Pepe community disavow the use of Pepe as a hate symbol and instead choose to use Pepe as a vehicle for designing and sharing creative memes.