DJ Kaku Trailblazes NFTs in Asia

Earlier this year there was a lot of buzz about this thing called NFTs.

These days you know that something’s definitely gone more mainstream when it’s talked about on The Ellen Show and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

What are NFTs, these non-fungible tokens? I was curious about the whole thing myself which is why I’ve asked Kaku, a Taiwan-based DJ to be my guest on this podcast. He’s a trailblazer in the NFT space, the first influencer not only from Taiwan but from Asia, to get into the NFT market.

I did some research in advance, to prepare for this interview as I do when dealing with a topic that I’m less familiar with. But as you’ll hear in the interview, I was learning all about NFTs as Kaku spoke to me. After the interview I did some further research, and re-listened to this interview as part of the editing process. That’s when I noticed that each time I listened to the interview, I picked up on something new.

If you’re really interested in learning more about NFTs, I encourage you to listen to this episode more than once to really understand what’s being discussed. Also check out the links to resources and articles that I’ve included in the Talking Taiwan show notes for this episode. And Kaku gives some great advice on how to understand what NFTs are.

One last thing, NFTs present an exciting opportunity but they are still in uncharted territory. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to safeguard your own assets, to do your research, and to protect yourself.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • Kaku’s upbringing and connection to Taiwan

Related Links:

Kaku on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kakuberry

Kaku on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kakuberry

Kaku on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Cw0X67YSU7ugUFyPPd8mr?si=7DBJQGeYQGuo1RxRXB8Pwg

DJ Kaku on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/djkaku

A clip of the Jersey Club genre that Kaku is known for: https://soundcloud.com/djkaku/somethingmorekakuremix?si=143766c70d4447f0ae6bcc2296c2921d

PASS OUT by Nitti Gritti & Gaeko (개코) & Kaku: https://youtu.be/U_EXt44dJAU

Gaeko: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaeko

Origin Protocol: https://www.originprotocol.com/en/

3LAU (leading DJ in the NFT market): https://3lau.com/

KAKU ups ante on ‘Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III’ with collaborative NFT drop [Q&A]: https://dancaingastronaut.com/2021/04/kaku-ups-ante-on-dance-red-save-lives-vol-iii-with-collaborative-nft-drop-qa/

Kaku’s first NFT drop: https://kaku.captureclub.cc/

Jonni Tsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonni0409/

Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III album: https://dancingastronaut.com/2021/04/kaku-ups-ante-on-dance-red-save-lives-vol-iii-with-collaborative-nft-drop-qa/

(RED): https://www.red.org/

Inspiration4 NFT auction for SpaceX benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: https://spaceexplored.com/2021/09/13/check-out-the-nfts-being-auctioned-during-inspiration4-benefiting-st-jude/

https://nft.goingtospace.com/#/

Voyagers by Kaku featuring Jonni Tsay: https://nft.goingtospace.com/#/auction/155

Dr. Sian Proctor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sian_Proctor

Audius: https://audius.co/

0N1 FORCE: https://www.0n1force.com/

Ethereals: https://ethereals.wtf/

Jimmy Danko on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimmydanko/

“The Future of NFTs: How PFP-Based Projects Took Over the Market” (an article from ArtNews): https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/pfp-nfts-future-market-1234602384/

OpenSea: https://opensea.io/

“Utility NFTs: What are They?” (an article from Medium): https://medium.com/blind-boxes/utility-nfts-what-are-they-9d1d989275d2

Bored Ape Yacht Club: https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/

Discord: https://discord.com/

ThunderCore: https://www.thundercore.com/

Nifty Gateway: https://niftygateway.com/

Ellen Makes Her Own NFT (from The Ellen Show): https://youtu.be/LWazaUxseuU

What The F**k Are NFTs? (from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah): https://youtu.be/QlHVCZPlGjQ

NFTs, explained (from The Verge): https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq

The Video That Will Get You To Start Your NFT Journey (from Gary Vaynerchuk): https://youtu.be/mEOYinDTeqE

6 BIG Problems for Artists Selling NFT Crypto Art in 2021 (Watch Before Minting!): https://youtu.be/msHRy-3WOaA

LISTEN to Episode 157: DJ Kaku Trailblazes NFTs in Asia HERE

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Felicia Lin

Felicia Lin is a Taiwanese American writer and social media enthusiast. To learn more about her visit: www.felicialin.com.