buddha matt

one of the many matts

one of the many matts is a conceptual artist, NFT OG, and applied crypto technologist. He's maintained OpenZeppelin, is co-author of ERC-1271, and helped draft and audit ERC-721 and ERC-1155. His sleep talking is visualized by an AI every morning in a project called Aleatoric and he has a chip in his hand that dispenses NFTs.


Aleatoric is an experiment in artistic intentionality, digital scarcity, and serendipity where I literally make art in my sleep: my sleep talk babble is auto-transcribed, auto-visualized, and minted into an NFT the morning-of.

As the artist, I don't know when pieces will be minted, what they're titled, or even what they'll look or sound like.

browse my dreams at aleatoric.artread the interview in the Zora Zinesee the launch thread on twitter

the many matts

I have an NFT implanted in my hand, which you can only get if you find me IRL.

'the many matts' challenges the distribution of scarce resources via capital (i.e. auctions and markets) — the only way to acquire this scarce good is to synchronize time and place, two independently scarce resources.

read more at themanymatts.lolinterview in Crypto Tonightsee the launch thread on twitter

Digitally Rare

Digitally Rare is the first—and longest-running—podcast about NFTs on Ethereum and beyond, which I co-host with Jonathan Mann.

We interview people doing interesting things, discuss our own opinions on the latest digital-object-adjacent news, and crack some jokes.

on Spotifyon Apple Podcasts

A Type of Cryptographic Handshake

In 2018, I debuted the first version of this hand-chip-nft idea: one could mint this here hand gif—commissioned from a medical animation freelancer—as a counterfactual meta-transaction NFT by downloading a custom android app and tapping the chip in my hand while I was in Toronto for the BitBazaar / Yami Ichi.

an animation of a hand

This Artifact commemorates that act, in collaboration with Ensemble.

see the artifact on zora