This week’s real-life conference “NFT.NYC 2022” in New York just concluded a few days ago, a four-day event of celebrities in the NFT field from June 20th to 23rd, bringing together hundreds of artists, musicians, Filmmaker, investor and tech entrepreneur. This event showcases the artistic trend of NFTs and proves that NFT culture goes beyond “small pictures” and can be integrated into real-life events, parties and formal meetings.
NFT.NYC 2022 aims to expand the potential of NFTs by bringing them closer to people, and this year’s agenda theme is “Diversity of NFTs” in the fields of art, film, music and gaming. The event has about 1,500 speakers covering 16 fields including sports, music, branding, art, film and gaming. Notable speakers at the event include Coinbase’s Alex Mo, artists Amber Vittoria, and Yam Karkai, among others. The event took place at seven different venues in New York’s Times Square.
When NFT participants come together to share ideas with each other during panel discussions, fireside chats, pop-ups, gallery presentations, and more, the sparks of ideas that collide may lead to new innovations, developments and creations that unlock the potential of digital collectibles Pave the way.
The second annual NFT awards, BAYC is expected to be the biggest winner
On the second day of the event, NFT.NYC hosted its second annual NFT Awards Ceremony, sponsored by OpenSea, APENFT and NFT.Kred. Its awards cover more than 30 fields such as visual arts, games, fashion and marketing, with well-known projects Bored Ape Yacht Club, artists Beeple and Takashi Murakami among others.
Among them, Bored Ape Yacht Club won a total of four awards, including the best sales collection, the largest collection, the most creative NFT project, and the best NFT business model. Launched in April 2021, the project achieved $2 billion in historic sales just over a year later, and its owners include celebrities like Justin Bieber, Tom Brady and Stephen Curry. Artist Beeple, whose individual works sold for a high price of $60.25 million, and well-known Japanese artist Takashi Murakami won the most popular NFT artist and best (traditional) NFT artist awards respectively.
In addition, the once-popular Wolf Game also performed very well in this selection, winning three awards: Best New User Experience Game, Best Game Community, and Best Blockchain Game Company. Digital horse racing platform Zed Run and the My Curio Cards series won the most-traded collection and the top-volume art collection, respectively.
The various awards presented this year aim to recognize different media, blockchain and industries. It is worth mentioning that the award for the highest number of collections from Asia is the only award that is limited to a geographic region. The Murakami Flowers Seed, which surpassed $100 million in trading volume within a month of its launch, took the honor without a doubt (with a bit of a bespoke taste), the 11,664 that Japanese artist Takashi Murakami launched in March after a one-year delay. Collection of NFTs. The images are sold as seeds, which will turn into flowers that bloom in drip irrigation.
It is understood that most of the winners were determined by analyzing transaction volume data and transactions on OpenSea, and the winner of subjective awards such as the best NFT artist was voted by the community, and the award was finally awarded to London-based XCOPY, the NFT Death and dystopian themes are explored with looping visuals.
All winners’ artwork is on display in the Marriott Marquis’ gallery through June 23.
NFT.NYC is gradually becoming the Super Bowl of NFTs
Coinbase describes NFT.NYC as the “Super Bowl of NFTs,” and The New York Times likens it to Woodstock (one of the most famous rock festivals in the world). Needless to say, NFT.NYC is currently the largest and most watched NFT conference in the world. This year’s event attracted NFT artists, creators, well-known brands, entrepreneurs, gamers, asset collectors, NFT enthusiasts, etc. from more than 40 countries around the world. The total number of participants exceeded 15,000, which is about three times the number of last year. times.
Of course, more people did not go to listen to the speech, but to participate in the social activities of the NFT project. ApeFest played the new single “From The D 2 The LBC” released by rappers Eminem and Snoop Dogg. In the video of the single Eminem and Snoop Dogg transform into animated characters of the Bored Ape Yacht Club Bored Ape. Azuki community activities restore a strong Japanese style scene. Doodles filled all kinds of good news at the event, announcing a series of blockbuster news such as obtaining financing and appointing a chief brand officer.
NFT.NYC was founded by Jodee Rich and Cameron Bale in 2018 with the original intention of providing the NFT community with a forum where NFT creators and users could bring together NFT creators and allow as many people as possible to express their ideas through speaking on stage . In February 2019, NFT.NYC held its first meeting, which quickly gained wide popularity among NFT fans.