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Capital markets for the Metaverse – present and future – David Choi, Conor Moore – Metastreet

Episode Show Notes

Conor Moore discusses the two schools of thought on NFT lending markets, the peer to peer market vs the peer to pool market. And the various pros and cons of each approach. Conor Moore talks about how the inspiration for Metastreet vaults was to take the benefits of peer to pool and overlay that behind the peer to peer market.

David Choi discusses Powersweep, an integration to increase captive use case for the vaults. David Choi notes that early on, users of the vaults were doing a positive carry trade because of the low cost of capital. That use case disappeared with the bear market onset. Now, they are pioneering use cases around leveraged NFT trading.

Conor Moore talks about the how the leveraged purchase of NFTs is similar to real world examples of leveraged purchases such as real estate. David Choi notes that he didn’t like the trad art lending markets because it’s slimy, fascinated by cash flow generating NFTs. David Choi talks about his vision for what Metastreet is building.

David Choi discusses the Metaverse Economic Forum (MEF) and notes that their goal is to bring builders together into a more cohesive community to create the capital markets of the metaverse.

David Choi and Conor Moore talk about what their favourite NFTs are.


The bad and the good of peer-to-peer lending markets. 6:06

What is the use case for NFT lending? 11:17

What are the differences between how people use borrowed funds in the art lending market vs. NFT lending? 16:12

What is the non-recourse art lending industry? 19:43

Do you think that a completely different demographic of people needs to come in order for NFTs to go “mainstream”? 25:15

What’s the future of capital markets in the metaverse? 29:34

Liquidity and price discovery in the metaverse. 37:41


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