People Behind the Product #2: Collectibles Comeback
Virtual sneakers, new marketplaces, and fresh ownership models... we unpack the comeback of collectibles with Whatnot, RTFKT, Panini America, and Starstock.
- eBay to today, a brief history of collectibles and tech [1:03]
- Are collectibles about sentiment or investment? [5:13]
- How do you bring the excitement of a collection to digital goods? [13:34]
- Is the future of all collectibles digital? [20:20]
- The role of blockchain and NFTs [26:39]
- Are collectible marketplaces different from other marketplaces? [32:19]
- Importance of live video [38:28]
- Celebrity interest in NFTs: will it last? [40:46]
- Are collectibles a bubble? [43:13]
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