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🎙 Creator Economy on Solana, Data, Web3 Mobile, Crypto Retail Stores, and More

🎙 Creator Economy on Solana, Data, Web3 Mobile, Crypto Retail Stores, and More

Solana Co-founder Anataoly Yakovenko joins Mint season 6 for an end-to-end overview of the creator economy on Solana as well as other ambitious projects coming out of the ecosystem.

Mint Season 6 is LIVE! I’m so excited for you to check out this episode.

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🎙 New Podcast Episode

Mint Season 6 episode 2 welcomes Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana. We spent nearly an hour exploring the current landscape of the creator economy on the Solana blockchain and why he believes Solana is well equipped to meet the needs of a crypto-native creator. We also discuss how creators should use on-chain data to build communities, his vision for web3 mobile, crypto retail stores, and so much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. 

I hope you enjoy our conversation.


  • 00:00 - Intro

  • 00:22 - Current Landscape of the Creator Economy on Solana

  • 02:11 - Understanding The Creator’s Role in Web3

  • 03:52 - What Can We Learn From Web3 Creators Today?

  • 05:29 - Why Crypto Is the Ultimate Tool for Creators

  • 08:33 - Should Creators Focus More on Virality or Building an Intimate Collector Base?

  • 09:56 - Creator Tools on Solana

  • 14:09 - Why Solana is Better Equipped to Support Crypto-native Creators?

  • 15:03 - How Anatoly's Experience at Qualcomm Shaped the Early Days of Solana

  • 16:22 - How Creators Should Leverage On-chain Data to Build Community

  • 21:34 - Future of Advertising in Web3

  • 25:00 - Web3 Mobile

  • 30:03 - Why Apple and Google Aren't Taking Crypto and Web3 Seriously

  • 31:27 - Lessons Learned from Previous Failed Crypto Phones

  • 32:42 - Web3 Mobile App Store

  • 40:41 - Examples of Things That Can Only be Built on Solana That Can't be Built on Ethereum or Any of The L2 on Ethereum or Flow

  • 42:36 - What Are The Communities That are Very Unique to Solana's Ecosystem That Don't Exist Anywhere Else?

  • 44:10 - Building a Sustainable Developer Ecosystem and Retaining People from Grant Programs

  • 45:37 - Where Creators Should be Spending Their Energy in the Bear Market?

  • 47:06 - NFTs Anatoly Collects

  • 48:07 - If You Were to Build Another Blockchain Now, Would You Rebuild Solana?

  • 49:16 - Outro

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Levy’s Newsletter
Mint with host Adam Levy delivers an exclusive look into how the creators of today are building the communities of tomorrow using web3 primitives like social tokens, DAOs, and NFTs, to name a few.