How to Thrive With Crypto as an Artist in the Aquarian Age, with BLUVNBU [VIDEO]

Are you an artist struggling to make it on the internet?

I may sound like a broken record, but the internet has already been around for 30 years! Blockchain is the new technology to tap into if you intend to break the ceiling in your career.

In today’s interview, I sat down with Matt Welsh at the Young Americans For Liberty conference in Orlando to discuss how he is leveraging this technology to thrive with his music.

Matt is a New Age Rock artist that goes by the name BLUVNBU (Be Love and Be You), Founder of, Host of the first Aquarian Music & Art Festival sponsored by Pirate Chain, and a Crypto Vigilante subscriber from day one.

He believes that blockchain is the air-age technology that will transform the world.

I asked Matt, “How do you see yourself incorporating crypto into music?”

He said, “The number one use case, especially for Pirate Chain (ARRR) is the utility of currency. So, it's an exchange of value. It's as simple as getting a QR code, setting up a wallet, and putting it out there.”

It was interesting that he mentioned Pirate Chain. Why not Ethereum or Bitcoin?

He explained, “If you value freedom, then privacy is an intrinsic part of that. And that's why Pirate Chain because it's private by default.”

Matt had made it clear that he chooses to be independent and free of the toxicity of the music industry. He does not allow LiveNation, Record Labels, or any third party to get in between him and his fans by using P2P cryptocurrencies to transact.

Privacy coins are the most underutilized tools available to artists entering crypto. In this interview, we explore the variety of ways an artist can thrive and why their proof-of-work is instrumental in the mainstream adoption of blockchain tech.

I urge you to hear this discussion if you are courageous enough to embody the future of artistry.

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I have always said, “The pilots for crypto will be the artists.”

When I asked Matt what he thought about NFTs, he said, “NFTs are the future. Every one of my songs has a custom artwork that my mother handpainted. It's NFT-worthy. So, I'd like to secure that value, that intellectual property on the blockchain, and reward my fans for purchasing it and holding it. It can grow in value. They can then sell it and make a profit, and I can still get recurring revenue thereafter. It's infinite possibility.

The best part of leveraging blockchain for your art is self-custody. You own and control your work forever on-chain and your fans also have custody of the art that they purchase.

Fans love to discover an artist before the world catches on. With NFTs, fans now have digital proof of ownership for the art or artist they support AND the ability to be rewarded for it.

This topic reminded me of the NFT marketplace that just launched on the private smart contract protocol, Dero (DERO). It turns out Jeff Berwick did beat me to the punch with the success of his Dero Seals NFT launch!

This is why I say, “If you're an artist out there, crypto is the place for you to blow up on your own terms. We're at the beginning of it where an NFT is going to represent much more than just a PFP pixelated work of art. It's going to be reputation. It's going to be ‘work’ itself.

When I asked Matt for his final thoughts, he shared, “It may be intimidating at first, but don't feel like you can't grasp this. Don't feel like it's not for you or you're too late. This is the right place at the right time.”

BLUVNBU recently released a single inspired by LooTz, a legendary force behind the adoption of Pirate Chain. In his song, The Last Stand, he encourages us to stay strong during this great crossroads for humanity. The tools they will enslave us, or they will set us free.

He is hopeful, but says, “It really depends on us artists. Are we able to get through to people soon enough before the CBDC comes and it’s too late? People need to choose. They need to get educated. This is about human freedom.”

There are tons of gold nuggets layered throughout this interview and the road ahead is wide open for early adopters.

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Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the University of Texas’ Mises Circle. His formal education includes graduate degrees in continental philosophy and psychology. He has been a Bitcoin miner since 2014. Rafael also managed investor relations for the BitAngels Network, which helped finance the vast majority of early Bitcoin startups, and was also part of the DApps Fund team that revolutionized funding structures that eventually became known as ICOs and STOs. He was also the founding partner of what became one of the very first Bitcoin venture capital funds.