and so a lot of people had seen, there was a new entrant to the space a few months ago who went by Cosimo de Medici on Twitter. And of course, you know, evoking the name of Cosimo de Medici from the Renaissance period who was a famous financier and collector and Patron of the Arts. And so as people start to see the types of assets, Cosimo was purchasing a lot of rare Punk's, a lot of rare generative art. Art and so on a lot of people kind of started to take interest in his personality. And so the other day on Twitter, he he posted a tweet. He's like I'm going to Doc's myself and reveal my true identity. And so he and so this was kind of like a game that led up to and over the course of a few days. And then sometime later Snoop Dogg tweeted out. I am Cosimo de Medici and the internet went insane, Twitter, Twitter when and say this is like a stupid dog, actually Cosimo de Medici and you know it, I think it's still like an Question, I, you know, if Snoop is actually like running the account or someone else's, I think probably someone else's but the reality is, it kind of indicates that Snoop and other celebrities are now involved in this nft game. And I think they're interested in the cultural value of the assets that are being created in the space. And actually, you know, Kevin just as a personal personal kind of excitement for me. So I tweeted at a smoke short, little rap tweet basically, just as a joke, as I often do on my Twitter. And I kind of involve Cosimo de Medici in this rap in Vaca, to based on the tune of Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg and Snoop retweeted that ran away. Yeah, which is probably like my the highest achievement. I'm going to get with a course of my life. It's, I was really excited about that. That is amazing.
I had no idea that happened.
That's awesome. Yeah. I was looking through the collection
that they put in together there and if Snoop owns this collection Bravo, I mean, A fantastic collection of gradient of T. So, whoever he's working with. I can't imagine this is all Snoop doing the metamath stuff, but maybe you never, you
never know. But yeah, I think it's a guy and he also, by the way, changed his profile picture to a hazy. Nyan Cat by crispy. Our guitar man. Who's been, who is the creator of Nyan Cat? And then that's an eye on cat who basically has like a marijuana leaf as his body in a smoking like a joint. I think it's just it's really interesting to see the flux of traditional celebrities into the nft space. I think they recognize the value of the culture that's being created. And obviously, there is a lot of money associated with these assets and, you know, they get value out of participating in it, but I think it's just it is a signal of how strong the nft culture is and how how much it can really make the leap. I think into mainstream culture and really bring crypto culture along with. Yeah,
and you know, it's funny. I think that artists specifically music artists they To just grok it and understand it right away. An odd thing that that is actually, you know, I was doing enough. He's way back in the day and then lost touch those everyone did for a few years. And then in January of this year. I was on a clubhouse and was on one with Mike Shinoda who I've known for a few years and Mike was like Hey, like, what are your thoughts on all this craziness in FTS? And I was like, what are you talking about? Like, what's going on?
Yeah, and so he was like really into this early on and Just
got it right away. And I was like, he actually is the reason why I'm now back in, if he's I mean, I'm sure I would have caught on eventually but he got me kicked started again in January and that was and he was producing stuff on a sink art and a few other platforms. That was just like, it seems like it's a natural extension for for to kind of bridge over into this world for a lot of creative people. Absolutely.
And I think a lot of that as we've talked about before, boil down to the content. Reward models are much more For the artist. There's the royalty model.
Yes, and it just I
think it's just going to attract a new level of talent that we really hadn't seen before. Now, that now that the word is starting to get out, your just going to see that. I actually view the next 10 years or truly going to be a non-ironic renaissance period both for crypto and crypto based