April 28, 2021

EP. 102 — What is Crypto Art, and Why? with Everest Pipkin

It had to happen eventually: We’re doing an episode about crypto. This week artist and technologist Everest Pipkin joins Adam to discuss Bitcoin, the blockchain, and the dire costs of crypto art, not only on our environment, but on the art community itself. Find Everest Pipkin’s art at https://everest-pipkin.com.


FACT-102-20210422-EverestPipkin-ACv02-ALT-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:02] Hello everyone welcome to Factually, I’m Adam Conover and there’s an old saying on Wall Street that when even your shoeshine boy is giving you stock tips it might be time to get out of the market. Things might be getting a little overheated and weird. Well I think we might be in another one of those stages of capitalism right now because I don’t know if you’ve noticed (I certainly have) that over the last couple of months seemingly everyone in my life has started talking about crypto. People can’t get enough of it. I got friends buying, selling and trading crypto and they don’t even know what the hell it is. The ones who aren’t getting into it have crypto FOMO and my grandma just called me to ask how she could buy dogecoin. OK, I admit I made that up. She’s dead. But the point stands and people have been asking me what my take is. So let’s get into it. Let’

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