Web 3.0

A list of all the episodes you will find in the So This Is My Why podcast that features people building or creating exciting things in the Web 3.0 crypto space. Includes NFT artists, web3 developers, NFT Collection founders, crypto investors and more.

Alejandro Navia - founder NFT now web3 - So This Is My Why podcast interview with Ling Yah on how Pain Makes Us Grow

Ep 127: Pain Makes Us Grow | Alejandro Navia (Co-Founder & President, nft now)

Alejandro Navia is the co-founder and president of NFT Now, the premier source of NFT news and analysis. As an advisor, coach, and early supporter of web3 and the creator economy, Alejandro has helped numerous founders and creators scale their communities and raise over $97MM in funding.

Prior to NFT Now, Alejandro held leadership positions at startups and enterprises in AI, aerospace, and media, including Verizon, where he led Content Strategy and Acquisitions, and Elite Daily, which he helped lead to a $50MM acquisition.

Alejandro currently lives in Miami, where he pursues interests in psilocybin research, spirituality, and mental health.

Francine Ballard - BFF founding member, founder of Metagolden Web3 phygital luxury high fashion

Ep 98: From Devil Wears Prada to Web3 High Fashion?! | Francine Ballard (Founder, Metagolden)

Francine Ballard is the Houston-based founder of Metagolden, a modern brand for a modern consumer who values physical and digital status equally. A web3 emporium showcasing the finest phygital (physical and digital assets sold together) collectibles by way of collaborations between luxury labels, artists and digital influencers/creators.

Ballard worked in fashion publishing for many years at Time Inc (InStyle), Conde Nast (Lucky magazine) and most recently as style editor at PaperCity magazine working with fashion and jewelry brands Hermès, Gucci, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Cartier among others before transitioning to the technology space.

An avid crypto investor, in 2021 she entered the blockchain space with a line of fine, 18k gold jewelry tied to NFTs. Since then, the company has expanded via partnerships with THEORY, Kwiat Diamonds, Decentraland, Moda Operandi and Fred Segal, successful NFT projects with artists Ashley Longshore, Jonathan Seliger and editorial features in ELLE and Architectural Digest.

Her next collection- HW3 (House of Web3) will be a community-owned, operated and financed fashion house with the best and brightest from both worlds (Web3 and IRL) rooted in forward thinking operatives of ideation, collaboration and innovation. As one of the first female-led blockchain brands and a founding member of the BFF, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Paris Hilton and founders Brit Morin and Jaime Schmidt, Ballard has become a web3 thought leader and expert, paving the way for women and female-led projects in the space.