#60: Richie McCord & Andrew Evans – Founders of Bacon Club NFT
Bacon Club Podcast Transcript
Neil Dudley: Oh, baby, we got Bacon Club in the house. This is the Pederson’s Farms Podcast, and I’m doing that in my very best radio voice. I’m not sure why I did it like that. But thank you everybody for coming and listening. This podcast is all about where your food comes from, and that’s such a dynamic truth. And today’s guests, Andrew and Richie with Bacon Club, happen to be a couple guys that are going to give us really the George Jetson view of how things work. I mean, NFTs, a lot of people are confused by it, have no clue what non fungible token means. Pederson’s is partnering with these guys in a way to do a really fun project around NFT and their company, their NFT project. And you guys are going to have to correct me if I stumble and make any of these statements incorrectly. But it is called Bacon Club. And I think this the name alone is going to get a lot of traction because bacon is just this highly visible and loved thing in our culture these days. So real quick, for everybody that has no clue who Andrew and Richie are, since I just know Richie better, he gets to go first, Richie, tell us a little bit about you and who you are, your career, and what you do.
Richie: Yeah, I’m Richie. I came up with the initial idea, and Garrett, who couldn’t make it for previous obligations. But bacon is pretty much the most memable thing that came to mind. My background basically was I was a professional memer. I worked for a pretty prominent and infamous internet site back in the day, back before YouTube. And pretty much my job was-
Neil Dudley: Timeout, we got to pause. There’s such a thing as a professional memer. See, these are things that a guy that’s in the business of making bacon and raising cattle doesn’t know. I’m so excited for this conversation to be shared. People you know and that know that there’s such a thing as professional memer are going to be surprised to hear about the things that go around food.
Richie: Yeah, I was paid to sit at a desk and come up with memes all day, find funny pictures and caption them and send them out. And some are viral.
Neil Dudley: I got to tell you, have you seen the Tiger Woods, John Daly meme that is circulating or multiple memes out there in the world these days?
Richie: I haven’t. But luckily, I have a laptop open right now, and I can check it out.
Neil Dudley: Dude, I jumped in on this. And people are saying, John Daly is perfect human body, Tiger Woods, robot. Something like that. Well, I went in and put crispy bacon on Tiger Woods and floppy bacon on John Daly. I thought that was a cool play on people’s preferences around bacon. But memes are such a crazy cultural thing.
Richie: Yeah, it’s like a little snippet of comedy that people can relate to and just get sent out through text message, through email, people find it on social media sites.
Neil Dudley: None of this has anything to do with Bacon Club, but I can’t help but I got to ask. So what was your most viewed, most famous meme you ever made? Can you take credit for it?
Richie: Well, so my particular job at that time, I don’t know how to quantify like the views and stuff of it, but my basically my job was to find celebrities make memes of them. So, some maybe some are out there. But I was also a YouTuber. I did a lot of like you could call it comedy, situational stuff. And I just wanted to figure out how I could take all of that and put that into an NFT project. And back in those days, when I was working at this company, bacon was the most memed thing. There was a couple of YouTube shows about it. It was just in popular media at the time. And it just kind of died down a bit. And thinking back like, why did it die down? And can we resurrect bacon as a meme? And I think, totally, you can. And with the NFT, what we decided was, hey, let’s take bacon and make a story. And, for example, Garrett who is not here, he works in the entertainment industry as well. And we came up with a story, the two brothers. You’ll have to go to the website, baconclub.io. We haven’t revealed too much about it. Because what we want to do is, as things progress, the story progresses. And right now, the only person in view is the big guy, the chef, who’s cooking up all this bacon.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, I think, seriously, we’re going to put links to the Bacon Club website in the show notes. For everybody listening, you can go- Just go check the show notes real quick. If you’re listening on a podcast platform or if you happen to be watching this on YouTube – by the way, hi, good to see you, thanks for watching – just check out the description. There’ll be easy ways to connect with these guys as well as this NFT project. All right, Richie, that was awesome. I love the whole meme piece of this thing. I was totally unfamiliar with that. Andrew, tell us who you are real quick and what your role within the project is.
Andrew: Yeah, thank you. My name is Andrew. I came into the project earlier this year. I’ve met Richie and Garrett just kind of through some online channels. We were able to connect kind of in some NFT groups and crypto groups, got the chatting, found out we kind of live near each other, which was very ironic at the time. My background, I have a corporate nine to five job that I sell paper. I’m a paper salesman. If you want to look at the office, Dunder Mifflin, it’s very similar to that. So, this is a level of excitement for me. It kind of gets me out of the realm of that kind of very bland paper product and allows me to kind of engage in something a little more tech savvy that sparks my interest.
Neil Dudley: All right, cool. So, what is your piece of the puzzle? Like, that’s what a cool thing about this whole relationship is. Pederson’s has a piece of the puzzle, Richie kind of has a piece of the puzzle. Are you the salesman? Are you the graphic designer? Or kind of what piece of the puzzle do you play? Are you just like, man, throw me some shit and I’m going to do it?
Andrew: I’m in it for the bacon, Neil. That’s what I’m in it for.
Neil Dudley: Yes, there you go. See, I pitched that one up and you hit it. Good job.
Andrew: So when Garrett and Richie kind of came to me, it was trying to kind of find how we kind of get the project off the ground. They had the idea, they had kind of the website behind it. I guess I kind of came in more as kind of a marketing arm, where my background is kind of in marketing, as well as kind of product management. So, we kind of came up with a way of, how do we market this? How do we get it out there better? Part of the thing, and we’ll kind of segue into it, but we wanted to allow people to experience this new world of web 3 in the comfort of like a web 2 environment. NFTs sound overwhelming sometimes; you don’t understand wallets, you don’t understand Ethereum sending between custodial wallets and personal wallets and hardware wallets. So, we want to make it easy. Honestly, I want my mom buying this, I want my grandmother buying this. I want them to get in on this without me having to walk through that with them. So we kind of put that at the forefront of what our marketing was going to be. And then we kind of worked backwards to develop how we’re going to allow this to happen. Ultimately, we’re going to allow, I guess, potential customers to purchase with credit card or with traditional crypto. Bring it to the masses.
Neil Dudley: Sure. I’m super novice in the space. I mean, I did mint an NFT, I do have wallets, and most of the words you just said I’ve heard before. Where a lot of the Pederson’s faithful are going to kind of- go Google these words. Like when they say words you don’t understand, Google them and go learn. There’s enough traction within this space, leaders in companies need to be paying attention. Pederson’s as a leader of an industry has to be paying attention. It’s one reason we want to be involved. It’s one way to learn. It’s one way to generate brand recognition and market presence. So that’s why this is exciting for us as a company, as a brand. We will play the role of making the in real life bacon that is kind of attached and goes along with the NFTs. My real curiosity is how many other NFT projects are you aware of that are allowing this web 3 and web 2 interface?
Richie: I would say not a lot. It’s becoming sort of popular, but no one has really connected the dots yet. Like it could be in the roadmap. But no one’s, probably, as far as I know, actually brought on a web 2 company and connected them to web 3. There’s probably maybe a couple. I know there’s Bored Breakfast Club. I’m not sure of any others. Andrew?
Andrew: Yeah, it definitely seems to be kind of that industry trend coming in.
Neil Dudley: Well, they figured out it’s not going to be- I mean, when I say they, I mean the web 3 contingent. Those people launching NFT projects figured out your potential audience explodes the day you can allow somebody to interact with a thing they don’t understand in a way they do understand.
Andrew: Exactly, exactly. When we went to that NFT Expoverse last month, and we were going around with the samples, handing out the roadmap samples over here, people, they were really taken aback. And I feel like it definitely started a lot of conversation around, wow, like this is so obvious that you’re doing kind of like a traditional marketing campaign for a web 3 product that’s going to relate to web 2 customers. And it really kind of drove that conversation. A lot of the feedback that we were getting was that projects wish that they kind of took that approach earlier on. Like they were already into their mint, they’re already- and they were hitting some resistance, and they can’t get over that resistance because they can’t go back and kind of bridge that gap. We’re trying to build that bridge from the beginning so that we can drive and arrive there much sooner.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, it’s awesome. It makes it exciting for me. It makes me really feel lucky. I mean, because really, there’s other bacon companies out there. We happen to have a unique ability to do the bacon snack, kind of couple slices package. There’s not a lot of other people out there that could do that. But I’m so glad that we have the opportunity to know you guys and be a part of this. I mean, it’s just education for me. I’m a selfish person in this regard. It’s like, man, I’m learning something most of my contemporaries and competitors have no clue about. So yay, I’m already ahead of them.
Richie: Yeah, and it’s really exciting. To poke into it a little bit more, the tech that we’re working with, and Andrew has had some meetings with the company to help push us forward, is mom and dad, grandma, grandpa, someone that doesn’t know NFTs, doesn’t know wallets, like private keys, all of that, they can purchase or they will be able to purchase a Bacon Club NFT and not need a wallet. All they need to do is put in credit card, boom, bang, you got a Bacon Club NFT. And then we’re throwing all this utility at it. And stuff will be unlocked, if we dare talk about that.
Neil Dudley: Well, that was kind of what I was going to ask. Let’s at least give everybody an idea of when we’re going to start minting. I mean, it is dynamic. I want people to understand this is so I really want to call it cutting edge. And it is. These guys are dreaming it up on the fly as we go. And that creates all kinds of delays in timelines. Oh, now they have to work with me and try to get label approvals and label designs. And that is then governed by the USDA stuff I’m sure they never even thought of prior to. It was just kind of this idea. You start bumping into interesting pieces of the puzzle that you have to kind of figure out on the fly. But for everybody listening, I promise you, I’m going to buy one of these as fast as it gets minted. I would suggest you do too. It’s going to be a pretty cheap gamble. I mean, let’s call it a gamble. Let’s say if you aren’t even a gambler, you could get in on one of potentially the best NFT projects out there very early for relatively cheap. I think you should do that. I think that’s a very good roll of the dice. So when should they get on the site and start buying?
Richie: Yeah, and also, it’s about- so you buy the NFT and you have basically your key to unlock the club and everything else that comes with it. We really thought hard after the NFT Expoverse how can we make this a thing that’s not just we have a pretty picture, it sells out, then after four or five months, people lose interest, and that’s it, which is probably like 95 percent of the NFT projects out there. So, we all mashed our heads together and said, what can we do to make this last? And I think we’ve definitely come up with some awesome stuff that, honestly, it would be a lot harder to achieve without you guys.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, well, some of that is you just say, now this is the key to unlock stuff. To me, that blows my mind. I don’t understand. Like, how is this thing a key? All I can tell you is, everybody, it works. I mean, they do it, people do it all over the internet. When you go to a site, you have to verify you have an NFT, then it lets you in. Maybe you get special pricing on products. Maybe you get to now have a friend group that you really want to have because they happen to be in the space and interested and kind of you just share these common values. Maybe you have a chance to win prizes. All this stuff, without just giving you all the detail, is absolutely part of this I want to call it game or opportunity.
Richie: Yeah, it’s a gamified utility. Yeah, for sure. And for the viewers out there right now, that’s like, well, what is NFT? Why do I need the NFT? And to put it in simple terms, it’s basically a way to verify your key. It’s a key, it’s a digital key, and you keep it, and with this key, it unlocks these different things. Because otherwise, maybe someone can manipulate it, someone could copy, someone could, in other ways, like gain access to the Bacon Club. But with the NFT’s, it’s secure. It creates a way to validate your actual membership.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, it’s built on blockchain, which is that other word that’s confusing to everybody. Andrew, I know you’re wanting to jump in, so talk to me.
Andrew: Yeah, so if we want to go back to when do we want to mint, when do we want to roll out.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, see that’s my problem. I’m not the greatest host in that regard because we just touched on that and flew right by all this other stuff. I’m glad you’re bringing us back to that. Thank you. You’re now the host.
Andrew: Ideally, Neil, we want to integrate the credit card payments. Hang on. We will integrate the credit card payments. So you will be able to purchase this NFT with a credit card. The NFT gets emailed to you into a custodial wallet. Custodial wallet meaning your traditional email and password to log in, a world everyone currently understands and knows. So that functionality will be there. We would love to start at Bacon Bash. What do you think?
Neil Dudley: So that’s October 15. That would be really cool timing.
Andrew: I think it’d be a great timing. If we could get out there, with your audience, with the bacon audience and kind of really showcase that, I think that’d make a strong kind of launch platform, if we have that opportunity with you guys.
Richie: Yeah, and perfect timing for me too because that’s basically when I’ll be back in the United States. So I could attend. It’d be really fun.
Neil Dudley: Bacon Bash is shaping up to be a highly attended event this year. The sponsors have really been coming in strong. So that all kind of marries up good. It’ll be a poppin’ event, be another cool thing to do in conjunction with it, launching this project. We could probably put QR codes up around the event saying look, here’s, bam, just go to the website, check it out. Stuff like that could be really cool, easy for the people to get involved.
Andrew: It’s great to talk to people about it, too. If you can kind of have that one on one opportunity and walk somebody through it, I mean, it’s a lot easier than it sounds, when you start Googling the buzzwords of it. We’ve really kind of put the tech in place to make this as turnkey as possible. Like when I tell you my grandmother can do it, my grandmother would be able to do this.
Neil Dudley: Yeah. Well, this is a fun thing about this podcast. We’re actually doing business right here in front of the audience. I mean, this is how it works, everybody. You get people with an idea, with a good- and they’ve drove it a certain distance. Now there’s how do you put these pieces of the puzzle together to make it the most fun for the consumer? We’re not going to have any luck, any success, if it doesn’t turn out to be useful, fun, engaging, enjoying, valuable to the people with the NFT. You listeners, this podcast is not going to do any good if it’s not enjoyable, engaging, educational. Some kind of truth has to be around that, and we’re just building it right here.
Richie: And we’re not faceless. You can see our faces.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, sure. So I mean, some of those NFT projects I’ve heard about or I’ve been familiar with, V friends, Gary V’s deal, the Bored Ape, Yacht Club. I’m just throwing a few names out there. Somebody could go look into those. They’re not going to be- I would say Bacon Club could totally blow them out of the water. It’s got a really cool thing around it. Are you going to have NFTs that are more rare than other NFTs? So, for the people that are wanting to get involved, like me, I want the rarest one. But let’s talk about that just a little bit. What does that hierarchy look like, and why would you even do it? And by the way, Richie, wherever you are today, the sun is now coming through the window and has you looking like an angel. It is no big deal. I just thought everybody watching is going to be like, wow, Richie has got a halo.
Andrew: Yeah, he is just glowing, looking rare. That’s what it is.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, that’s right. The real rare one is going to have Richie on it.
Richie: So basically, to answer your question, there are going to be 8000 plates. On the plate, there’s a bunch of different breakfast assets, and it’s completely randomized. And there are 10 plates that are super random. So basically 10 individuals out there will get a plate that no one else can get in terms of rarity-
Neil Dudley: Is that going to happen on accident, or do you pay for that rarity?
Richie: So basically, it’s completely random. You purchase an NFT, and the algorithm is going to put your plate of breakfast together, and you get what you get.
Neil Dudley: All right, cool. So that’s kind of fun. There’s another kind of roll of the dice. Like you might, with your purchase, get one of those 10 super rare. And then, see, this stuff, like if you’re not familiar, this stuff trades down the line. Like if you have it, you can sell it to somebody else. So because he wants in the club, all of a sudden the appreciation of the asset is a real thing that is a part of NFT projects. So if you happen to have one of those super rare ones, which is the one I want, then I’m going to be calling you saying hey, what would you take for it?
Richie: I want it too. I’m going to be buying these NFTs as well. Yeah, it’s completely random. It’s already baked in. The way that it works is there’s enough assets so there’ll be different combinations of maybe like let’s say hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, thick bacon, different drinks that come with it, like different size, pancakes, waffles.
Neil Dudley: Is bacon on every plate?
Richie: Yes. I would say so. I mean, with the Bacon Club, you have to.
Neil Dudley: Well, I don’t think you have to. I mean, it’s still an NFT that’s part of the project. That might be the rare one. Like, holy shit, I got one that doesn’t have bacon. That’s like the coin that said 2022 or something when it was supposed to say, I don’t know. The collectors out there going to see how fun this is. Baseball card collectors, coin collectors, all of those groups of people see, wow, NFTs are really adding a cool dynamic to this thing I already enjoy a lot, stamp collectors. So I’m so excited about it. I mean, I’ve said that 29 times. Okay, Neil, we got it, you’re excited. But I want to express to you listening, you really see, you kind of really have an opportunity as a listener to this podcast to know about a thing most people won’t know about. You’re going to have a chance to get in on a really cool thing early. I mean, it might be like buying Amazon stock 15 years ago. And you guys might think that sounds crazy, but it absolutely is possible. That’s part of the reason you guys want to do it. I mean, if you didn’t think it was possible, why would you be doing it?
Andrew: Yeah, we wouldn’t be spinning our wheels over here. It’s put a lot of kind of effort into kind of what makes it sustainable? What makes this- at the end of the day, it has to make revenue. Like it’s got to be a revenue generation to be sustainable in the long term. What we’re trying to do as well is we’re trying to take the, I can’t even say like a traditional NFT because it’s still so new, but your traditional NFT is kind of just like a profile picture right now. So it’d be like a cartoon version of Neil would be a traditional NFT profile pic. And a lot of the utility kind of stops there, currently. We’re trying to expand beyond that by taking our Bacon Club NFT and really putting a name to it. Like you are in the club, you unlock a discount kind of coming onto our website, whether it’s a single pack of bacon, whether it’s a full box of bacon. Maybe we could do some sort of bacon box, pork subscription box, things like that. Really kind of bring in the subscription end of it. And now we just kind of reinvented what subscription service is. Instead of canceling your subscription, you could just sell it. There’s value in that alone.
Neil Dudley: Man, yeehaw. That deserves a big ol’ suey, we got bacon! Because it is reimagining a thing to a completely different truth. Like, I don’t like my subscription, I’m canceling it. Oh, actually, my subscription is valuable. Now I can sell it instead of just canceling it.
Richie: There’s a finite amount of subscriptions.
Neil Dudley: Man, that’s really cool. I never even thought about it like that. That’s why we got to talk.
Andrew: And if you want to think of it from a value standpoint, Neil, current subscription services, the company owns that data. The company that you have that subscription with owns your data. Web 3 is about ownership of your own data. So if you’re cancelling your membership, you’re selling your NFT. You’re not selling your data, you’re selling your access into that membership, and that’s what we’re kind of going and striving for here, the ability to do that.
Neil Dudley: You’re doing it, so it’s going to be cool. That’s 30 minutes. It goes by like zip, okay. I hope everybody knows enough now to get interested to go research. I mean, we can’t really tell it all in this amount of time. But I think you’ve certainly heard enough to get you intrigued. Go check out baconclub.io, get familiar, be watching for the launch and minting of these coming in October, hopefully, if we get all the details nailed out right on October 15th in conjunction with Bacon Bash, Texas. You’re going to get all kinds of fun access to stuff Andrew was mentioning, boxes of bacon, boxes of pork, subscriptions of bacons of the month, access to potentially test products that Pederson’s is doing that nobody has ever seen before. Hey, there’s a little bit of risk in that. It might suck. That’s part of testing products and in doing that stuff is like you’re getting access to stuff that might not be good because nobody knows yet. Anyways, all that’s fun. Really excited. Fellas, and I owe y’all an apology. Everybody listening should know, these guys have been trying to do this podcast with me for a good three or four months. Like they show up. I don’t show up. They’re all ready to go. Getting them all together is hard to do. They’re busy guys. They have other jobs. This is not their full-time job yet, except for maybe Richie, I don’t know.
Richie: I work on other stuff, too.
Neil Dudley: It’s so fun to have- Also just your entrepreneurial vigor is what I want to call it, just this thing. Like you’re seeing some guys build a thing that could be their livelihood. But they’re having to dig it up out of the dirt. They got to do other things. It’s no different than a lot of entrepreneur stories. So that’s a fun piece of it for me too.
Richie: Well, also, Neil, I would say that you’re super forward thinking and like just even entertaining us or like, hey, how about an NFT, and you wrote right back to us, that’s great. That was amazing.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, well, it just is that kind of lucky spiritual global world thing just kind of knew we should be together. Because I don’t know much about it, but I know enough to think- I’m so interested in not being the old guy that doesn’t know anything about the new stuff. Like, I don’t want to be that guy. I want to be the old guy that’s kind of willing to understand I don’t know, I need to learn. So, it’s a really fun kind of partnership. And Pederson’s feels that way in general as a brand and a company. We’re trying to kill it every day and be the very best we can be and also understand we don’t know at all. I mean, we’ve got stuff to learn.
Richie: We definitely learned more about bacon from that tour.
Neil Dudley: Yeah, there you go. And there’ll be more to be learned, like when you come to Bacon Bash, you’re going to see and experience a thing that is going to be, I promise, something you’ve never been a part of before either. People that get involved in this NFT project, you’re going to experience and learn a thing you wouldn’t have otherwise. Just get off your tail, do it. Take the chance. Yes, you may not know everything there is to know about it. I don’t. But I’m going to learn by doing; that’s how I learn. And that means I have to take a risk. I mean, in business, we have to take risks to learn a lot of times. That’s just the way it is. All right, fellas, thanks so much for being a part of the podcast, coming on, helping us tell people like where your food comes from in the future, web 3, NFTs, also in real life bacon. Like that actually is a truth about where your food comes from, and it’s just emerging. So, it’s really exciting that we can offer this insight to our listeners, to those PNF fans out there. And hopefully, the Bacon Club fans are going to join right along.
Richie: Yeah, thanks for having us.
Neil Dudley: Anything that I didn’t touch on that- like Andrew, I know there could be like a thing or two you’re just like, man, we need to make sure we tell the people this, and I haven’t done a good job of maybe running the interview, or we didn’t touch on it. Anything like that?
Andrew: No, I think we covered it all. We definitely touched on the subscription service. Ultimately, we want this Bacon Club NFT to act as kind of a subscription service. We have the tech, if you look into the deck. We can process an order, it can ship, and you could get the fulfillment, kind of like an EDI, which is like electronic data coming directly into your storefront. Also, that access token, the Bacon Club NFT, you can enable it on your site as well, where your listeners could come through the same portal and tech that we use kind of seamlessly. Like it wouldn’t- kind of a no code, we could plug and play it over to you. And again, just kind of expanding on the, I guess like the adoption level, where if Pederson’s has the adoption for it, we have the adoption for it, it’s not just Bacon Club pushing it, it’s Pederson’s pushing it as well, and it makes it look like it’s your tech, it’s your NFT just as much as it is ours.
Neil Dudley: Yeah. Then, I think there’s cool alliances you guys are thinking about to drive value for everybody along the chain. So that’s cool. Anyways, let’s don’t tell them about all of it. Folks, you’re going to have to check out the website, be ready for the mint in October. And I’ll tell you what I did – I went and bought some Ethereum. It dipped down to like 1200 or something. I bought some just so I’d have it in my wallet, so I could go get involved in this thing when it happens. So anybody out there, think about that. Is Ethereum the platform, the crypto that somebody would need to buy it if they’re going to do it on that platform?
Richie: Yes. And I’m sure you’ll get the question, well, I’m buying Ethereum, and I heard it’s destroying the world and burning trees down and all this stuff. But so quick snippet there. They’re changing over to POS, proof of stake. So basically, it’s not requiring energy. People aren’t having these huge mining farms that maybe some of your listeners are Googling and seeing that it’s taking all the energy.
Neil Dudley: I’m so glad you brought that up because even internally, as soon as I started talking about this internally, that’s the first thing they started sending me. Well, have you heard crypto is burning all the energy in the world? I’m so glad you brought that up. That’s a great note. It’s a great thing to give everybody that understanding. Like y’all are in the business. I’m not. Proof of stake makes a little sense to me because I’m staking some crypto just because I was like I should know what that is. Instead of, what was the other one? Proof of-
Richie: Work. So that’s the energy one. That’s the bad one. And so Ethereum basically is so they say they’re going to switch over sometime in September.
Andrew: September 15th is the date.
Richie: Exactly. So that’s one thing we were battling with in the beginning because we haven’t started the mint yet. And we’re like should we switch over to other blockchains that are better and more environmental? But with this new proof of stake coming out, I think we will be perfectly fine. And all it is, to your listeners, again, you plug your miner into the wall, everyone around the world plugs something into the wall and it solves a code and it validates and checks, oh, this person actually has this coin or this NFT. Where proof of stake, it’s they basically are uploading their token or NFT and then it’s checking that way to make sure that person actually has it. So it’s not just sucking the energy out. And if I’m wrong, Andrew, let me know. But that’s the gist of it.
Neil Dudley: I think a lot of people out there are sensitive to this because they don’t understand it. Of course, then the energy consumption becomes a concern, especially with the Pederson’s faithful, our customers, our kind of club, our culture is to care about that stuff. I’m so glad you brought that up, Richie, because we’re paying attention to that in this NFT project as well. Although, it is pretty damn abstract. I mean, it’s just pretty hard for me, for especially my parents to think about mining computers. Funny thing, I think we have a Bitcoin mine just right outside of town here. They’re going out into these rural communities – I’ve heard, here’s all this speculation, this is how rumors start – but I’ve heard they fill this old warehouse up with mining computers and they’re mining Bitcoin out there.
Andrew: Yeah, they kind of seek out the rural areas because historically the energy prices in those areas is much less than kind of in the major cities. Plus, you have the space, and if you’ve ever been around a mining rig, it’s loud. It’s very, very loud. It sounds like you’re just running like a shop vac blasting out like 120 degrees constantly. So you definitely need the space for something like that.
Richie: Yeah, I actually had one maybe two years ago, and I put it in my mom’s place, and it lasted about a week. Mom’s like, nope, get rid of it.
Neil Dudley: Man, this is so great. Everybody, that’s it. We’re not going to keep talking anymore. These guys have other things to do. We’ve already, I think, touched on a lot of stuff. Go check it out. If you’ve got questions, reach out to us. You can reach out to Pederson’s. You can reach out to Bacon Club. You’re listening and seeing the guys that will answer your questions. So don’t be afraid to.
Richie: Find us on Twitter. Neil’s going to put the link somewhere.
Neil Dudley: That’s right. We’ll put it in the show notes. So it might not be clickable on the screen, but you can check it out in the show notes. Okay, everybody, come back next time. I mean, if this didn’t educate you, then the next one will.
What exactly is an NFT and what does it have to do with bacon? Listen as Neil Dudley is joined by Ritchie McCord and Andrew Evans of Bacon Club. They discuss and explain what NFTs are, the simplicity of using them, and the partnership between Pederson’s and Bacon Club.
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(1:39) – Introducing Andrew & Richie
(9:58) – NFT’s & interfacing Web3 with Web2
(14:48) – When can people start buying our NFT and why should they care about it?
(20:59) – The hierarchy of the NFT’s & goals for Bacon Club
(32:00) – Attempting to explain Ethereum and Bitcoin mining
(38:17) – Wrap Up
The Pederson’s Farms Podcast is produced by Johnny Podcasts & Root and Roam.