The Future of Your Digital Identity: All About The NFTs?
September 7, 2022
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The Buzz 1: “NFTs are not just for digital art—and their popularity is growing. Now The Economist is experimenting with an NFT, to raise money for a good cause. – One candidate for the Oxford English Dictionary’s “Word of the Year” for 2021 will surely be “NFT”. Non-fungible tokens—cryptocurrency chits which represent digital images or videos—have been around since 2014, but took off in popularity in March  when Christie’s, a British auction house, sold an NFT of “Everydays—The First 5,000 Days”, art by Mike Winkelmann, for a cool $69m.…On October 25, The Economist will auction off the cover of our issue from September 18: Alice in Wonderland embarking on a journey into the world of decentralised finance (DeFi)—in which NFTs form part of the foundation of the digital economy.” [economist.com] The Buzz 2: “Like it or not, the music industry has embraced NFTs …In March 2021, the album heralded as the first to be released as a non-fungible token was Kings of Leon’s barrel-scraping When You See Yourself—and people who bought the shiny new digital widget got their actual copies of the record as old-fashioned MP3s and vinyl records. Snoop Dogg announced his newly acquired Death Row Records, a hip-hop brand venerable enough for the Super Bowl halftime show, would become the first NFT label." [pitchfork.com] The Buzz 3: “Sotheby's offers a curated array of NFT's from Digital Art, Luxury, Collectibles, Sports and Pop Culture…In 2021, records were broken: the most expensive Bored Ape Yacht Club ever sold in October 2021 for $3.4M…the second most expensive Cryptopunk ever sold achieved $11.7M.” [sothebys.com] Within the next couple of years, some of our favorite establishments or even community groups might start to implement this technology to better interact with us. What kinds of new possibilities will be created with NFTs for both the creator and us, the consumer? We’ll ask Connor Borrego, Amina Touati and James Shannon for their take on The Future of Your Digital Identity: All About The NFTs?
Technology Revolution: The Future of Now
Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Technology in many shapes, forms, and devices is already shaping nearly every aspect of your life. How? On your smart phone and tablet with thousands of apps to enhance your work and daily living. On streaming media that lets you watch TV and movies anytime anywhere. On social media where your voice is instantly amplified to reach the world. Think you’ve seen it all? Not! There’s more to come and you’re part of making it happen – right now. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she speaks with future-focused visionaries on Technology Revolution: The Future of Now, broadcasting live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time, on the Business Channel.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham produced and hosted her first live talk radio show in 1998 on AM1240–WGBB, Long Island, NY’s oldest terrestrial radio station. A few years later, she moved from terrestrial to Internet radio with her author interview show, “Up Close and Personal.” In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she developed the concept for a weekly live global business thought leadership roundtable series on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel – and launched “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” on October 5, 2011. Over the next nine years, Bonnie D. created, produced and hosted 46 additional SAP series on the Business Channel, attracting millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has developed and hosted live radio and podcast series on the Business Channel for eight additional organizations, as well as her own weekly series, “Read My Lips: Cool Conversations with Creatives with akaRadioRed,” on the Empowerment Channel. In 2023, her live-streaming “Technology Revolution: The Future of Now” series was ranked No. 6 on FeedSpot’s Top 70 Technology Podcasts to Listen to in 2023. What powers Bonnie D.’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”