LISTEN: Wil Lee was skeptical about NFTs when he first heard about them…but less than a year after creating his own NFT collection, the littles, the Vancouver entrepreneur has struck a deal with TIME Studios to create an original children’s series based on his IP. Lee joins us on Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about his meteoric success in the space, and why broadcasters and producers should be paying attention to the hype around web3.
The Canadian Web3 Council, a non-profit trade association, has been formed to position Canada as a leader in web3 technology like blockchain and cryptocurrency. Despite Canadian entrepreneurs playing a fundamental role in shaping web3, the organization says Canada has fallen behind other jurisdictions that are advancing policies and defining their approach to the space. Founding members of the council include Aquanow, Axiom Zen, Chainsafe Systems, Dapper Labs, Ether Capital, ETHGlobal, Figment, Informal Systems (Cosmos), Ledn, Wealthsimple, and WonderFi Technologies. The association is actively recruiting members to help define Canada’s national web3 strategy.
BBTV has entered into a partnership with ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum software company, to support the Vancouver-based creator monetization company’s development of web3 NFT solutions for content creators. BBTV will provide creative, marketing, and content management solutions to creators to help them expand and monetize their fan communities outside of major social and video platforms by leveraging blockchain technology. ConsenSys NFT, led by Co-Heads Johnna Powell and Tyler Mulvihill, will provide co-development support for the backend of BBTV’s NFT solutions. The announcement follows BBTV’s launch of its Pay To Crypto solution for creators in January, which enables creators to receive earnings in a range of cryptocurrencies.