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Anthony Georgiades, Co-Founder of Pastel Network, on the Current NFT Market, and more


Anthony Georgiades is the Co-Founder of Pastel Network, a fully decentralized, developer-friendly layer-1 blockchain serving as the preeminent protocol standard for non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") and Web3 technology. While performing his duties as President, Anthony is also a General Partner at Innovating Capital, a technology fund focused on disruptive companies and digital assets that has incubated Pastel Network since day one. Anthony previously spent time on the investment team at First Round Capital and on the operations teams of various startups. He studied finance, management, and computer science at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton and engineering schools.

In this conversation, we discuss:

- Web3/NFT security
- The importance of decentralized storage
- Struggles creators face in the NFT space
- NFT use cases beyond art, such as within DeFi
- The current state of the NFT market and where we’re headed
- Loan collateralization
- Fractionalized NFTs
- On-chain storage solutions
- Current state of the US economy