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63: Newbies Guide to NFTs, the Metaverse, and Web 3.0

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Are you ready to step into the future? In this week's episode, Zuri is chatting with digital media executive Melissa Henderson and deep-diving a bit deeper into the crypto of it all. Melissa is breaking down what exactly NFTs are (and why you should care), why Web 3.0 is the future of the internet, and just how the metaverse works. Melissa also shares why Black women & WOC should be pivoting into the crypto space, potential career opportunities (without tech skills!), and how we can buy our first NFT.

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Melissa Henderson is a prolific lifestyle writer and digital media executive with past roots at The Huffington Post, Ebony, and Gizmodo, among other mainstream outlets. Her specialty is creative storytelling mixed with an international tech lifestyle approach. Some of the brands Melissa has worked with are Nike, Target, Lagos, La Prairie, as well as traditional fintech companies like Cash App, Fidelity, and Square. In 2016, she began her journey into independent digital journalism by publishing essays and raising awareness about the dangers of revenge porn and online bullying. By 2017, she discovered blockchain and fell down the crypto rabbit hole.

Currently, she is creating content in futuristic formats through her brand Violet Summer®️, where readers can experience her zine in VR and as NFTs at Melissa keeps her audience updated on the latest crypto trends, and insights, and with her weekly newsletter Crypto in The City.

She is Head of Community, ApeWorX, a smart contract python-based developer framework for building web3. Her mission and priority are to document and bring together the spirit and personality of urban culture.

Connect with Melissa: Website | Instagram | Twitter

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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