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OCM Combinator Talks

One of the benefits of owning an OnChainMonkey is access to our awesome community. OCM Combinator Talks are a curated series of IRL meetups and online talks for our community to interact with other OCM holders and Metagood investors
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Many builders and founders of Web3 companies are members of the team and OCM community, which include the founders/creators/leaders of DuskBreakers, Angry Ape Army, ZenAcademy, CATC, Shonen Junk, Moonbirds, Memeland, Litecoin, Dapper Labs, OneOf, The Sandbox, Axie Infinity, YGG, the Ethereum Foundation, OneOf, Etherscan, Algorand, Chainlink, Second Life, Virgin Unite, Kabam, Twitch, Crunchyroll, Rotten Tomatoes, Blockchain, Sardine, Nike, Ledger, Animoca, and Hut 8. This list continues to grow!
Enjoy these recorded discussions our founders have had with Web3 leaders!

2nd OCM Celestial Celebration - DrSoldmanGachs

We celebrated DrSoldmanGachs's ultra rare Celestial Cake eating at our 2nd Celestial Celebration, where he fed his Genesis #7297 to reveal the second Celestial Karma K3. With only 20 one-of-one Celestial Karmas in existence, they are the rarest of OCMs that unlock the greatest rewards in our digital nation.
A momentous event!
🎉
Congratulations, DrSoldmanGachs, on minting the first Celestial Full Set for Genesis #7297!
Jan. 10, 2023
OCM Celestial Celebration & Celestial Karma K3 Reveal Party of DrSoldmanGach's Genesis #7297 (1:38:50)

1st OCM Celestial Celebration - Charlie Lee

Relive the unforgettable Celestial Karma K3 reveal of Charlie's naked, snoutless and 5-zeros monkey, Genesis #2854! Creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee
will be eating the first Celestial Cake (OCM Dessert D3) to reveal the very first Celestial Karma K3. https://twitter.com/OnChainMonkey/status/1590464702454562818 Hear thoughts from crypto OGs, our Chairman Bill Tai and esteemed community member Charlie Lee on current crypto events as well.
Nov. 9, 2022
OCM Celestial Celebration & Celestial Karma K3 Reveal Party of Charlie Lee's Genesis #2854 (1:22:13)

Julia Landauer

Julia Landauer is a NASCAR driver and 2-time champion from New York City. She is the first NASCAR driver to be fully sponsored by Web3 brands and the only female driver in the Oct. 2022 NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead, FL. Hear her journey into NASCAR racing and upcoming NASCAR Xfinity race at Homestead, FL, which OCM is proud to sponsor with House of First. https://twitter.com/julialandauer/status/1577312900825350144 Check out Julia’s gorgeous ride with OCM branding: https://twitter.com/OnChainMonkey/status/1582408867723419649
Oct. 19, 2022
Julia Landauer (2:47:40)

Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin
, one of the five pioneering founders of Twitch, the world's largest live social video platform for gamers and creators, joins for a fireside chat. Kevin is also a cofounder of DuskBreakers, Meta Theory Inc, Gold House, Intercrew, AUM Group, and friend and supporter of Metagood/OCM. Hear the origins of Twitch, his story, and things to come for DuskBreakers and blockchain games.
Oct. 4, 2022
Kevin Lin (2:07:40)

Danny Yang, OCM CEO

Danny Yang
, CEO of Metagood and OnChainMonkey, is no stranger in the crypto and blockchain space having founded the Stanford Bitcoin Meetup in 2013, founded Taiwan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, presented an NFT solution to land titles to the government of Egypt in 2015, and built one of the first visual block explorers for BitCoin and Ethereum.
OCM community members Sofia Vaschetto, LFGBaker and Robbie Firestone chat with Danny on how Metagood and OnChainMonkey started, what it means to do well and do good, from community, motivations, inspirations and to his passion for climbing, push-ups and pull-ups.
Sep. 27, 2022
NFTlicious x Danny Yang (1:35:01)

Ray Chan

Meet the original meme lord, Ray Chan
- CEO and founder of 9GAG and Memeland. 9GAG is the leading online social platform for fun, awesome and humor content. Their mission is to make people happy. 9GAG has a global audience of 150 million people, and more than 40 million registered users. Memeland is 9GAG’s first NFT collection.
OCM community members Sofia Vaschetto and Dichotomy, our resident OCM GIF Guru & Master of Memes, sit down with Ray to get to know the Memelord, 9GAG, and how he and CEO Danny Yang met years ago and are both building in the NFT space.
Sep. 22, 2022
OCM After Dark x Ray Chan, 9GAG (1:06:25)

Gabby Dizon

Gabby Dizon
, co-founder of Yield Guild Games (YGG) and founding board member of the Blockchain Game Alliance. YGG is building play-to-earn communities, and invests in and works with people who play games, like blockchain-based Axie Infinity to earn NFT rewards. On a mission to onboard millions of players to the Metaverse, Gabby believes the future of work is in virtual worlds.
OCM celebrates NFT Day (Sep. 22, 2022) with Gabby, and talk about how YGG developed, the micro economy it has formed and how it’s helped make real world impacts - including funding humanitarian and emergency aid, in collaboration with OCM/Metagood and METAT8 E-Sports, to people devastated by Typhoon Rai in Odette, Philippines.
Sep. 20, 2022
Following this special interview was our first Banana Auction! What better way to celebrate NFT Day than to bid on custom NFT canvas prints, OCM-branded Ledger, and OCM NFTs ( OCM Earth, OCM Karma and OCM Genesis) with Bananas!
NFT Day with Gabby Dizon (2:47:35)

OCM 1-Year Anniversary Mega Spaces

Celebrate OCM's 1st birthday with our founders, investors, supporters and community. Hear them reflect on our year's journey, innovations built, social impacts made and the Monkeyverse adventure ahead.
Sep. 9, 2022
Founders Reflections:
Metagood Investors & Partners' Corner:
OCM 1-Year Anniversary Mega Spaces (7:23:00)

Bryan Brinkman

Bryan Brinkman is an animator and multi-media artist, whose work has appeared on a number of TV shows like The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. Brinkman is the founder of numerous successful NFT projects including Explode, NimBuds, Betty’s Notebook, and Flicker Fusion. His works have been featured at Sotheby’s and Christie’s Auction Houses, SuperRare, NiftyGateway, Async, and Art Blocks with some fetching in the millions.
Brinkman joins CEO Danny Yang to exchange stories, interests and views on NFTs and on-chain art.
Aug. 30, 2022
Bryan Brinkman (1:32:54)

Ryan Carson

Ryan Carson
is the founder of NFT venture fund, 121G and previous COO of The Proof Collective and Moonbirds.
Learn more about OCM “Shark Tank” style where Carson hosts CEO Danny Yang and COO Amanda Terry for an 121G podcast/Twitter Space episode to cover investor questions, answers and details. Everything about OCM from holder benefits, Missions framework to Banana utility.
Aug. 8, 2022
Ryan Carson (2:37:12)

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose is a partner at True Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups, host of the PROOF and Modern Finance podcasts, and founder of The Proof Collective NFT and Moonbirds NFT.
CEO Danny Yang guests on Rose's PROOF podcast to discuss OnChainMonkey's origin and evolution, doing well vs. doing good, community connection, and the upcoming Karma NFT membership collection.
Jun. 17, 2022

Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno is the most decorated USA male Winter Olympian of all time - 8X Olympic medalist, partner at Tribe Capital, New York Times best-selling author, and top 100 Forbes and Fortune speaker. Hear how Ohno discovered speed skating, and tips he uses to motivate himself and others to maximize work and life.
Apr. 21, 2022
Apolo Ohno (02:05:20)

Michael Batnik

Michael Batnik is a managing partner at Ritholtz Wealth Management, CFA, blogger and author of "Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments". He runs the daily online blog, The Irrelevant Investor, where he aims to educate people about investing. He is also co-host of the weekly podcast, Animal Spirits. Here, Batnik shares how he moved from the traditional finance into crypto and NFTs, including overlaps of these worlds.
Mar. 29, 2022
Michael Batnik (1:26:38)

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, who focuses on games, AR/VR, metaverse, and consumer tech startups. This insightful conversation with Chen dives into his best-selling book, "The Cold Start Problem", thoughts on NFTs, and how he and CEO Danny Yang met years ago. Our community will receive signed copies of "The Cold Start Problem" for bananas.
Mar. 10, 2022
Andrew Chen (1:09:00)

Haseeb Qureshi

Haseeb Qureshi is a managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cryptocurrency venture fund. Also an investor, software engineer, author of best-selling book “The Philosophy of Poker”, and former world-class professional high-stakes poker player. Qureshi joins Chairman Bill Tai and CEO Danny Yang in sharing insight and experience on crypto, DeFi and NFTs in Asia, and differences in traditional tech and North American markets.
Mar. 7. 2022
Haseeb Qureshi (2:08:36)

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich is the author of twenty-four acclaimed and best-selling books, including “Bringing Down The House” and “Accidental Billionaires”, which were made into motion pictures ’21’ and ‘The Social Network’. “The Antisocial Network” was an international bestseller and is being made into a motion picture. Mezrich is also a writer and consulting producer for the tv show Billions, and the founder of "The Ben Mezrich NFT Project". Here, Mezrich recounts how math, innovation, Web2, Web3 and crypto have driven some of his works and stories.
Mar. 1, 2022
Ben Mezrich (2:37:42)

Real Vision: Building Community

Raoul Pal is the founder and CEO of Global Macro Investor and Real Vision. He was co-manager of the GLG global macro hedge fund in London. In 2004, he retired from fund management and started The Global Macro Investor in 2005. He was co-head of hedge fund sales in equities and equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs in Europe.
OCM Chairman Bill Tai sits down with Pal to talk about OnChainMonkey, and how NFTs and their communities can be incentivized to do good in the world.
Mar. 15, 2022

Laura Shin

Laura Shin is a leading independent crypto/blockchain writer since 2015. As a former senior editor at Forbes, she was the first mainstream reporter to cover crypto assets full-time. In the course of reporting her book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, she and her sources found evidence that appears to resolve the biggest whodunnit in crypto - who was behind the 2016 DAO hack on Ethereum. Here, OCM chairman Bill Tai, CEO Danny Yang and Shin share stories of the early crypto days and reflect how crypto has evolved. Shin gives us a peek into her riveting new book, The Cryptopians, copies that will be signed by Shin and made available to OCM holders exclusively through Bananas.
Feb. 23, 2022
Laura Shin (1:48:50)

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra is the founder and CEO of Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global, and a prominent author and alternative medicine advocate. He is also the co-founder of SEVA.LOVE, a dedicated NFT platform for good, and an OCM investor and holder.
Sit down with Chopra, co-founder & CEO of SEVA.LOVE Poonacha Machaiah, OCM chairman Bill Tai, CEO Danny Yang and COO Amanda Terry as they share thoughts on the impact of electronics and our mental health, and discuss shared values of using the metaverse for good.
Feb. 10, 2022
Deepak Chopra (52:32)

CoinDesk: Legendary Investor Bill Tai on NFTs, Metaverse & the Future of Blockchain

CoinDesk: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto News and Price Data
coindesk
CoinDesk: Legendary Investor Bill Tai on NFTs, Metaverse & The Future of Blockchain, Dec. 29, 2021 (25:38)

Real Vision: MGM's The Takeover with Bill Tai & Raoul Pal

Raoul Pal is the founder and CEO of Global Macro Investor and Real Vision. He was co-manager of the GLG global macro hedge fund in London. In 2004, he retired from fund management and started The Global Macro Investor in 2005. He was co-head of hedge fund sales in equities and equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs in Europe.
Kickoff interview from Real Vision/MGM's The Takeover with Bill Tai and Pal. Hear Bill Tai on spotting trends, NFTs, Crypto Kitties and how NFTs will revolutionize content and culture.
Dec. 16, 2021

CNN: VC legend Bill Tai weighs in on growth and future of NFTs

CNN: VC legend Bill Tai weighs in on the growth and future of NFTs, Nov. 29, 2021 (2:08)

UN Climate Change Conference (COP26): Bill Tai discusses digital solutions as enabler for climate action

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) brought together 120 world leaders and over 40,000 registered participants, including 22,274 party delegates, 14.124 observers and 3.886 media representatives. COP26 focused on all facets of climate change - from science, solutions, political will to act, and to clear indications of action.
OCM Chairman and co-founder, Bill Tai, was invited to speak at the UN COP26 on digital solutions as an enabler for climate action, and represent the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) on this panel.
Nov. 1, 2021
OCM Chairman & Co-Founder Bill Tai addressing UN COP26 on digital solutions as an enabler for climate action (1:02:15)

Louie Psihoyos, Chris Lejeune & Travis Threlkel

Award-winning National Geographic photographer and Academy award-winning director, Louie Psihoyos is the founder and Executive Director of Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), a non-profit organization that promotes marine conservation and environmental protection. He is known for his works - The Cove, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, Racing Extinction, The Game Changers and Mission: Joy. Psihoyos and his partners Chris Lejeune and Travis Threlkel, founders of Obscure Digital, share with Chairman Bill Tai, CEO Danny Yang and COO Amanda Terry on how they’re creating and projecting immersive light installations on world famous landmarks to raise conservation and climate change awareness, including upcoming lighting projections of OCM around significant Los Angeles and San Francisco landmarks and projections planned for United Nations COP26 Climate Conference at the Armadillo Building where world leaders and heads of state will be meeting to discuss climate change in Glasgow, Scotland.
Oct. 1, 2021
Louie Psihoyos, Chris Lejeune & Travis Threlkel (29:50)

Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian is a global technology executive and co-founder of Giga, a UNICEF-ITU initiative to connect every school to the internet. Giga is mapping in real-time display of school Internet access and need, mobilizing funds and working with governments to accelerate delivery of critical infrastructure to close the digital divide. He also co-founded UNICEF’s crypto fund, venture fund and Innovation Unit.
Fabian chats with Chairman Bill Tai, CEO Danny Yang and COO Amanda Terry about the Giga Connect Project and the global initiative to bring Internet to every school in the world, and connect every young person to information, opportunity and choice. Hear how the OCM community is coming together to help this initiative, beginning with our first NFT charity auction with all proceeds going to Giga.
Sep. 29, 2021
Chris Fabian, Giga (42:53)

CoinDesk Money Reimagined: Launch of OnChainMonkey 10,000 NFT Collection

Sheila Warren is the head of data, blockchain, and digital assets at the World Economic Forum. She's also the co-host of CoinDesk's Money Reimagined podcast.
Michael J. Casey is CoinDesk's chief content officer and co-host of CoinDesk's Money Reimagined podcast. Previously, the co-founder and CEO of Streambed Media. He was also a senior advisor at MIT Media Labs's Digital Currency Initiative and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. Casey was a senior global economic affairs columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and has authored five books, including "The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order" and “The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything".
OCM Chairman Bill Tai and CEO Danny Yang sit down with Warren and Casey for an episode of CoinDesk's Money Reimagined to talk about the early days of crypto, the social potential of NFTs, and the launch of NFT collection, OnChainMonkey.
Sep. 17, 2021