NFTFest: Celebrating & Exploring the Booming NFT Economy

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The very first NFTFest, powered by Matic in collaboration with Gamers Hub, is just 2 days away! Get ready for an action-packed NFT-focused convention, from 8-11 PM IST on November 12th.

Prominent creators, BUIDLers, innovators and doers in the NFT space from all over the world will be joining us to celebrate and explore the booming NFT economy and its future.

Read below to learn more about the speakers, events, and rewards on offer during NFTFest.


Speakers

Some of the NFT industry’s most prominent personalities will be joining us to share their insights into the NFT revolution. Get to know the star-studded speaker lineup by reading more about them below.

Alex Atallah (Co-founder & CTO of OpenSea)

Alex Atallah is the Co-founder and CTO of OpenSea. Prior to OpenSea, Alex was the CTO of hostess.fm (sold to Beatport in 2014) and built cybersecurity products at Palantir. Alex loves productivity software, hackathons, and novel user interfaces. He now devotes his life to leading the development team at OpenSea.

As the world’s largest marketplace for NFTs and digital collectibles, OpenSea is at the forefront of the NFT revolution. They provide the backbone of the NFT ecosystem, enabling users to seamlessly discover, buy and sell blockchain-based digital items and collectibles.


Devin Finzer (Co-founder & CEO of OpenSea)

Devin Finzer leads the OpenSea team as CEO. He has a background in software engineering at Google and Pinterest, and sold his previous company, Claimdog, to Credit Karma. Devin studied computer science and mathematics at Brown University.

As CEO of OpenSea, Devin is spearheading OpenSea on their mission to accelerate the growth of the vibrant new NFT economies.


Coder Dan (Dev Lead of Aavegotchi)

Coder Dan is the lead developer at Aavegotchi, a new universe of DeFi-staked crypto NFT collectibles.

Aavegotchi has been generating a lot of excitement in the industry for their innovative approach of combining the emerging worlds of DeFi and NFTs. The platform allows for competition & combination of Aavegotchis, enabling the ultimate gamified DeFi experience!


Rob Salha (Co-founder & COO of ZED RUN)

Rob Salha is the Co-founder & COO of ZED RUN. He began his career in finance and gained a wealth of experience in the startup world, before pursuing his passion for technology and gaming by entering the blockchain space.

ZED is a first-of-its-kind provably fair digital NFT horse racing/betting game. Hundreds of users are creating their legacy by buying, breeding & racing digital thoroughbreds on ZED.


Jeff Holmberg (CSO of Terra Virtua)

Jeff Holmberg, previously Head of Partnerships at OpenSea, is the Chief Strategy Officer of Terra Virtua.

Terra Virtua is the first fully immersive, blockchain-driven VR entertainment platform incorporating NFTs. Built around a strong community and social connection, Terra Virtua is the platform for the next generation and dimension in entertainment and engagement.


Stephen Young (Founder and CEO of NFTfi)

Stephen Young is a token engineer, smart contract developer and designer in the blockchain industry. He’s passionate about the potential that public, open, decentralised blockchains have to improve our society. This passion led Stephen to found NFTfi in early 2020.

NFTfi is a simple marketplace for NFT collateralized loans. Users are able to put their NFTs up as collateral for a loan, or offer loans to other users on their non-fungible tokens.


Tim Dierckxsens (Co-founder of Arkane)

Tim Dierckxsens is the Co-Founder of Arkane, the developer-friendly blockchain platform for game studios. In 2020, Arkane graduated from imec.Istart business accelerator and shifted their industry-agnostic approach to focus on helping game studios and publishers leverage the benefits of the technology.

Tim has a Master’s degree in Business Science and earned a professional degree in Business Analysis at The Master Labs. He loves to learn, play tennis, share ideas, and foster great relationships.


DCL Blogger (AKA Matty) of DCLBlogger.com

Matty is one of the most successful NFT traders/investors and earliest NFT content creators in the space. He discovered the world of NFTs after the market volatility of 2017-2018 and has been deeply integrated ever since.

Matty runs DCLBlogger.com, which is positioning itself to be the #1 training centre for future NFT enthusiasts.


Events

The speakers will be sharing their NFT-related insights during a series of lightning talks and a panel discussion. We’ll also be showcasing some top-tier NFT art, one of the most rapidly growing use cases of NFTs, and more!

  • Lightning talks from founders and builders of the NFT space
  • Panel discussion: ‘NFTs with DeFi & DAOs is a Mighty Volcano Waiting to Erupt’
  • NFT artwork gallery
  • Plus much more!

Rewards

NFTFest attendees will have the chance to secure over $700 worth of awesome NFT prizes and MATIC tokens!

  • $200 worth of Terra Virtua NFTs
  • $500 worth of MATIC tokens

Prizes will be distributed in the Gamers Hub Discord channel. Join here: https://discord.com/invite/PZbj4CG


Get Ready for an Action-Packed NFT Extravaganza!

NFTs are taking the blockchain space by storm. The disruptive value of these unique digital assets is becoming clearer as more use cases continue to be identified. NFTs are being seen by many as the future of gaming, art, and much more.

Join us for NFTFest to learn more about the NFT movement from the brightest minds in the industry. If you’re interested in the future of the blockchain space, this is an event not to be missed!

To register for NFTFest, join us in the Gamers Hub Discord server:


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