“Diversity Of NFTS”
NFT.NYC started off as a small group of meetings in 2019 and it is now the leading NFT conference in the world. The fourth annual NFT.NYC 2022 welcomes more than 1,500 crypto experts to speak on NFT gaming, film, music, blockchain technology, and more.
“NFT.NYC is the Superbowl of the NFT space”Jessica Williams, Coinbase
The most anticipated NFT event will return to Times Square on June 20-23 for a three-day in-person event. At the time of writing, there are over 130 satellite events scheduled throughout the event.
The NFT event will host over 1500 speakers that will cover 16 different topic tracks with content for everyone revolving around this year’s theme, “Diversity of NFTs” which will take place across seven venues:
- Radio City Music Hall
- New York Marriott Marquis
- Palladium Times Square
- The Edison Ballroom
- The Edison Rooftop
- The Town Hall
- Margaritaville Resort Times Square
The NFT.NYC 2022 Diversity of NFTs Art Collection
Every piece in this year’s “Diversity of NFTs” art collection will be displayed on a Times Square billboard and throughout the Marriott Hotel during the conference. NFT.NYC launched this activation as a new way to celebrate and recognize emerging artists.
The event is not live-streamed this year but all the sessions will be recorded and uploaded to its YouTube channel over here. Check out the recap from last year’s event.
The NFT Awards
NFT.NYC’s second annual NFT Awards will take place on June 21. The awards attracted nearly 18,500 votes and will recognize the best NFT leaders and companies across various categories including gaming, news coverage, NFT marketplaces, and more.
NFT.NYC’s shared on its official Twitter account that it received 12,353 nominations for this year’s awards.
Notable speakers At NFT.NYC 2022
NFT.NYC released a 56-page program list with hundreds of events to choose from across the various locations. Here are a few panels and speakers you might not want to miss.
Edison Main Ballroom
21 June, 2:40PM,: NFTs with Gucci and SuperRare with Zack Yanger and Nicolas Oudinot
22 June, 12.50PM,: NFTs and Activism: Making a Difference with NFTs with Thanasi Dilos, Danielle Mclaughlin, Lyndon Burford, Robert Rooks and Matt Medved
23 June, 2:20PM,: How Women are Changing the NFT World with Maya Nicks, Erin Cell, Amanda Diguardia, Sara Jones, Alissa Jordan and Jenna (Jenft) Kozodoy
New York Marriott Marquis
21 June, 3:35PM: NFTs: The Future of Music, Art and Culture with Jack Gallagher, Noah Cook, Dina Fanai, Angela Whaley and Biba Bianca
22 June, 12:15PM,: Bringing the Next Billion Users into NFTs with Reeve Collins, Rishabh Thakur, Gary Riger and Hsuan Lee
23 June, 11:45AM,: Being a Full-Time Artist Thanks to NFTs with Jay Alders, Tim Maxwell, Camibus Clara Luzian and Parin Heidari
Palladium Times Square
21 June, 3:35AM,: Bridging the Gap Between Sports Entertainment and NFTs with Dillon Rosenblatt, River Tamoor, Baig Lewis and Tuffnell
22 June, 3:25 PM,: Building for Culture, Sustainability & Longevity in the NFT Space with Amy Stroud, Miguel Angel, Romero Anna Wolf and Eric Spivak
23 June, 9:25AM,: How NFTs are Changing Game Development with Ben Heidorn, Michael Arnold, Ashish Vaja, Yoshi Kondo and Marcus Blasche
Town Hall Theatre
22 June, 2:55PM,: Uniswap Labs’ Next Chapter in NFTs with Hayden Adams and Jamis Johnson
23 June, 2:20PM,: The Future of NFTs: Gamification and Utility with Arun Benty, Brian Christensen and Nhan Phan
Radio City Music Hall
21 June, 4:15PM,: The Future of Decentralized Media and NFT Communities with Henry The Grape, Boris Ermis, Pablo Stanley, Patrick Amadon, Farokh Sarmad and Larry Dvoskin
21 June, 5:05PM,: How Gaming can Successfully Incorporate NFTs with Sarojini Mckenna, Shea Newkirk, Cagy Jan, Jung Woong (James) Park, Sebastien Borget and Amy Wu
Web 3.0 Founders
There will be prominent leaders in Web3.0 who will be attending the event. These leaders in the space range from founders and CEOs from Nansen, Tron, Ripple, MetisDao and many more.
Alex Svanevik – CEO of Nansen
Nansen is a blockchain analytics company. There’s no better place to get Alpha than from the on-chain god himself.
Justin Sun – Founder of Tron
Founded in 2017, Tron is a decentralized layer 1 blockchain. It is among the top 20 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap which recently released their algorithmic stablecoin, $USDD.
Monica Long – General Manager of Ripple
Ripple is a blockchain-based digital payment network and protocol. Ripple is among the top 10 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap.
Marta Belcher – Filecoin Foundation
Filecoin is a decentralized blockchain that provides peer-to-peer file storage network. Filecoin Foundation provides resources and guidance to help the ecosystem to flourish.
Luke Mulks – VP Business Ops of Brave Software
Brave browser is a fast, privacy-oriented browser that reinvents the web for users. The browser has over 50 million users and users get rewarded if they opt-in for ads.
Stani Kulechov – Founder of Aave & Lens Protocol
Aave is one of the largest DeFi lending protocols. It allows users to lend and borrow cryptocurrencies without going through a centralized intermediary.
Zack Yanger – SVP of SuperRare
SuperRare is an exclusive crypto art marketplace built on the Ethereum blockchain. Founded back in 2018, the NFT marketplace has hosted some of the most expensive NFT sales in crypto history.
Alex Salnikov – Co-founder of Rarible
Launched in 2019, Rarible is a community-centric NFT marketplace that allows collectors to buy and sell NFTs.
Elena Sinelnikova – CEO of Metis DAO
Metis is an Ethereum Layer-2 scaling solution that was founded by Elena Sinelnikova in 2019. It is a hard fork of Optimism and it utilizes Optimistic Rollups.
Matthew Liu – Co-founder of Origin Protocol
Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Origin Protocol aims to bring NFTs and DeFi to the masses.
NFT Project Founders You Might See
1. Luca Schnetzler – CEO of Pudgy Penguins
2. Henry the Grape – COO of Cyberkongz
Cyberkongz is one of the OG PFP (profile pictures) NFTs.
3. Roham – CEO of Dapper Labs
Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties, NBA Top Shot, and the Flow blockchain.
4. Danny Greene – GM of MeebitsDAO
NFT.NYC 2022 Unconference sessions
Too many speakers, too little time. NFT.NYC will be introducing a brand new concept called “Unconference”. Hosting two open stages at the same time.
The unconference session times will be published for each topic category (e.g., DAO and NFTs) and registration will be on a first come first serve basis.
Registered speakers will be able to bring up to 2 friends on stage and they will only have 10 minutes of air time. Both product pitches and slide decks are strictly not allowed.
Key satellite events
1. Ape Fest
Without a doubt, Bored Ape Fest was the highlight of NYC.NFT 2021. The yacht party was by far a huge success as it saw a massive BAYC IRL gathering.
This year, Ape Fest is taking over Pier 17 in NYC from 20 to 23 June from 5 pm – 10 pm. It is an exclusive event for BAYC/MAYC holders and their plus one.
The exclusive event might see attendance from a number of BAYC celebrities and influencers.
2. Enter The Alley With Azuki
Enter the Alley by Azuki will take place on Thursday, June 23rd in Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan from 1pm – 5pm.
The daytime exhibit is open to all including non-holder. The 1-hour immersive experience is guaranteed to be “unlike any other”.
3. Proof Of Moonbirds
Proof of Moonbirds will take place on Tuesday, June 21st at Webster Hall. Doors will open at 7:30 pm and it will see special guests star Mix Master Mike and David Blanie.
Proof of Moonbirds is not the only Moonbird party that is going on. Moonbird with different traits have thier very own themed party.
For instance, Magical Moonbirds (Moonbirds with witches and wizard traits) will have thier very own Magical moonbirds night. The event will see a special performance by guest star David Blaine, an American illusionist.
4. Cooltopia With Cool Cats
5. Doodles X NFT.NYC 2022
6. Pudgy Penguins X NFT.NYC 2022
7. Karafuru X NFT.NYC 2022
8. Invisible Friends Athletic Club
9. Kaiju NFT.NYC 2022 Party
10. Deadfellaz NYC Party
The World Premiere Of The Degen Trilogy
NFT.NYC will also see the world premiere of The Degen Trilogy. It is an interactive three-part film that will fall under the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) umbrella.
Produced by Coinbase, the first of its kind media project will turn a number of Bored Apes into Hollywood movie stars. Mutant Apes are also not forgotten. They will star in the second part of The Degen Trilogy.
[Editor’s Note: This article does not represent financial advice. Please do your own research before investing.]
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