Last week our co-founder Tarja Stephens attended Miami NFT Week, where nearly 4,000 attendees (plus 3K+ in the metaverse) came together in celebration of all things NFT/metaverse, with a busy exhibit area, a very Miami vibe, after-parties and together with 200+ speakers. Attendees came from the worlds of gaming, art, music, sports, travel, fashion, real estate and more. The event inspired many to create this world in real time, together with the internet that metaverse will be the next step in the evolution of the digital world.
The future of the internet is here and the metaverse will be the next step in the evolution of the digital world.
An amazing lineup of speakers and discussions on innovation, NFTs, web3, crypto, and fun time sharing immersive experiences in partnership with our VRARA Miami, immerse Global Summit, and the BitBasel team. The speakers list included many from the Miami ecosystem, including Grant Cardone (real estate mogul) and Angela Antony, the Miami-based founder and CEO of Scoutible (a metaverse funded by Mark Cuban).
Grant said he is only just beginning to explore and asked his Metaverse & Real Estate panelists why he should invest and how to securitize virtual real estate? How much will it cost? What should I offer? Panelists answered don’t be in a rush, but look to add insane value. Also, smart contracts will be the utility (no more need for title companies!) and blockchain ensure the ownership, making it easier to make investing decisions and to manage the property.
The event also celebrated Miami’s aspiration to be the Crypto Capital, the vision of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. Suarez also spoke of the “Miami Miracle” and said Miami understands this opportunity: “We embrace this opportunity. Having been to all part of the world, they know what is happening here and they are scared.. These kinds of democratizing technologies like NFTs are going to change the world. They are going to create access for everyone, and as a city and a country and a world we’ve got to take advantage of it. We cannot create regulations that stifle it,” the mayor continued. “I call upon all of you to continue to believe, continue to build, to create, to innovate.”
Bored Apes (Miami based NFT startup that raised $450M in funding and is valued at US$4B) gets all the buzz now and there will always be a place for digital collectibles, NFT use cases are growing and offering real utility. We’re going to see consumer brands launch seemingly out of nowhere that really understand web3. New platforms that will rise up as well as players like Coinbase, Snapchat and Instagram (launching NFTs soon!) will have the ability to drive billions of users into the space if done in the right way.
Next up Miami Tech Month 2022!
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