Artists and NFTs

Cameron Lee Cowan
6 min readApr 1, 2023

Today we are featuring an interview with Sten Martin. He is an interesting fellow formerly of some very trendy tech startups. I first met him working on an NFT project for a friend of mine and I wanted him to talk about the NFT space. I’ve been studying web3 and the associated technology for some time and he is a true expert in this new technological frontier. So, today we’re going to explore the non-fungible token and what that means for artists (like me!). This is the first of two interviews on this subject.

1) Hi Sten, why don’t you tell us a little bit about your background in science and tech before we dive into NFTs!

I was first introduced to Bitcoin back in 2012 when I was still in graduate school. Over time, I began to attend meetups at a local restaurant that accepted Bitcoin as payment. It was here that I realized that building a future career in crypto was something that I would look to do. After I finished my post-doc, I went to work for SALT Lending, at the time was the first crypto lending company. After SALT, I went on to co-found Equa which was a digital rights management platform for company treasuries. While at Equa, I attended a few conferences between 2019–2021. It was clear at these conferences that NFT technology was advancing in the number of use cases and represented a future bright spot…

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Cameron Lee Cowan

Creative Director of The Cameron Journal. Culture, political commentary, and much more!