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How NFTs and DAOs changed entrepreneurship forever :: with Prof. Yanto Chandra

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Prof. Yanto Chandra (https://twitter.com/yanefted) and I talk about the implications of Web3 for global entrepreneurship. We discuss his background PhD work in rapidly growing international businesses, his professorship in Hong Kong teaching entrepreneurship, his thoughts about how NFTs and DAOs are changing the venture-building game around the world, and why smart and thoughtful regulation is vitally important for the future of the space.

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1:36 - Tee-up for the episode, emphasis on this show for Web3 and why it matters for the world.

2:06 - Yanto intro, professor in Hong Kong, PhD background, how he got into Web3

5:55 - Yanto’s background and passion for entrepreneurship

9:52 - Where are the intersections of Web3 and entrepreneurship that are so exciting for Yanto?

15:40 - Yantos take on DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) - as a professor of entrepreneurship.

17:50 - Story of the brewery that used NFTs and went global, other impact stories from other projects, bounty hunters, etc..

21:20 - New ways that Web3 enables and changes entrepreneurship (including nefarious “entrepreneurship”)

26:22 - How does Yanto view NFTs as it relates to how founders/entrepreneurs should think about them? (all goods will have an NFT associated with them….good story of a how NFTs can be associated with bicycles to prevent stealing the IRL bike, since they wouldn’t be able to be resold without the NFT)

32:39 - Final thoughts / projects / ideas from Yanto – thoughts on regulation and the importance of making the Web3 space legitimate.

37:40 - Best way to follow up w/ Yanto and read his work? → https://twitter.com/yanefted // https://sites.google.com/view/yantochandra/home