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Podcast: Zima Red - StoryCo: Hollywood's "Internet" Moment - Justin and J.P. Alanís

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Justin & J.P. Alanís sit down with Andrew Steinwold on the Zima Red podcast, diving into the nuances of leveraging Web3 technology to enhance the creation of premium stories in the modern age. The conversation sheds light on StoryCo's ambitions to redefine narrative ownership and participation, marrying the principles of decentralized tech with the timeless art of storytelling. They delve into everything from the current state of blockchain applications to the potential for profound shifts in content creation and consumption.

Listen now on Apple, Spotify, and Google.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Justin and J.P. share their career paths and how they entered the world of crypto and came up with the idea for StoryCo, Justin discussing how he ventured from traditional tech into the world of crypto DAOs and social tokens, and J.P. from traditional Hollywood into helping Tyler, the Creator start a direct to consumer production company
  • Gate-keeping in the traditional Hollywood system and the threat of a potential writers' strike
  • The origins and mission of Storyco (analogy-Steam for stories)
  • Overview of elements of the StoryCo ecosystem (Story Moments, governance, loyalty rewards)
  • StoryCo in comparison to existing platforms like Wattpad and Medium
  • Overview of creative collaborators for THE DISCO BALL including Kyle Killen, shelby and sany, and Aanu, an illustrator who won the first StoryCo Co/Create and will have his original artwork incorporated into the story world of THE DISCO BALL
  • Future of Hollywood and AI and how AI will play into the writers' strikes
  • How advances in modern technology will shape the future of technology and make content creation cheaper + more accessible to the masses
  • They discuss the power of storytelling in building businesses and how it can effectively communicate complex ideas.
  • The future of StoryCo 10 years down the line
  • Favorite books + movies


  • Seed Club: https://www.seedclub.xyz/
  • MetaCartel Ventures: https://metacartel.xyz/
  • Axie Infinity: https://axieinfinity.com/
  • Lionsgate: https://www.lionsgate.com/
  • Golf Media: https://www.youtube.com/c/GolfMediaApp
  • Squid Game: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10919420/
  • Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/
  • THE DISCO BALL: Story.co/discoball
  • Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/
  • Webtoon: https://www.webtoons.com/en/
  • Audius: https://audius.co/
  • The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: https://www.navalmanack.com/
  • The Count of Monte Cristo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7126.The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo
  • Field of Dreams (1989): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/
  • Quentin Tarantino: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/

Where to find Justin Alanís:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/storycojustin

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinalanis/

Where to find J.P. Alanís:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jpalanis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaypeea/