Crypto Lists attended the first day of Non Fungible (Token) Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Here are some photos, facts, tips and NFTs to keep track of in the near future.
It was an eventful and interesting 1st day at Non Fungible Conference in Lisbon. Unlike other events in Portugal recently, no face mask was need indoor, to the delight of many attendences. The NFT conference for 2022 takes place in Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, Av. Sidónio Pais 16, 1070-051 Lisbon. It’s located next to Parque Eduardo VII, just above Avenida Liberdade, the main luxury shopping street of Lisbon. For once, I’m happy to not have to drive all around town to Parque das Nações for this NFT event.
On stage in the picture: Speakers include Gauthier Zuppinger (NFC), Sebastien Borget (Sandbox) and Samot C (Samot Club).
Introductions on the 1st day
The Sandbox Co-Founder and COO Sebastien Borget is also one of the co-founders of the first edition of this event, together with Non Fungible. He asked how many in the room knew about Sandbox one year ago, and how many plays or at least are aware of it now. While going from a minority to a majority of brand recognition for Sandbox in only one year, Sebastien Borget hope that all in the NFT space should know about Sandbox a year from now. The founder of Samot Club from Mexico explained about the difficulties for artists before NFTs came around. They are now dedicated to get more recognition in Latin American countries, with new offices about to set-up in several different locations including Buenos Aires and one office in Brazil.
Co-founder of Non Fungible, Gauthier Zuppinger, mentioned that astronomical numbers been shown for the NFT market in 2022. An increase of 21 350 % – is the change from 2021 until 2022 for non fungible tokens. Most of the people in the audience that haven’t been invested in NFTs and NFT coins, probably regretted their choices and look forward to be more active in 2022.
What does gamers love or hate?
Traditional online games used to be bought for 20-50 euros and then no additional costs were added. For today’s play to earn gamers, it’s different.
According to Romain Delnaud – Alien Worlds, Neon District, Axie Infinity and Sorare are four of the brands that most gamers dislike. Still, Sorare is very popular in France in many make lots of money in this play to earn game, without all too much effort it seems.
Play to earn games with a neutral audience include DeFi Kingdoms, Crypto Raiders and Decentraland.
Among the more popular among play to earn gamers, we find Cometh, Game of Blocks, Thetan Arena and SkyWeaver. The favourite for this speaker is Gods Unchained.
How does NFT’s increase in value over time?
The average NFT went up by 1542% and the average ownership of an NFT to receive such great return is only 48 days. In 2021, there was still only 2.5 million crypto wallets with NFTs, which means there should still be huge growth potential for this industry. Crypto Lists estimate that over 10 million crypto wallets will be owning at least one NFT by the end of 2022. What is your guess?
What can you wear in the Metaverse?
Unless you have been playing games and used NFT tokens such as Axie Infinity, Decentraland, Sandbox or Enjin – you might not be sure about common wearables in the NFT world. While quite a few conference visitors used Metaverse fashion, not the least to win some competitions, others were instead looking in the Metaverse fashion corner for possible new wearables. While sunglasses looks rather different in the Metaverse, the headgear is what’s really different. You may wear gold coloured helmets with red feathers or some of the wearables shown to the right. What are you going to wear in Metaverse?
Mariupol art featured at NFC 2022
One room is dedicated to the war in Ukraine.
Main topics on Tuesday, 5th of April, 2022
On Tuesday, there are lots of captivating sessions. Some that I plan to attend include, but are not limited to the following:
+Perspectives from 3 curated crypto art platforms: It seems like MakersPlace, Institut, Snart Art and Artnet will be represented here.
+The Future of fine art photography is in the Metaverse: After enjoying photography for 20+ years, the last 12 years been focused on street photography. It makes me wonder what can be done with NFTs based on photos. Perhaps I will know after this session?
+Do you like your JPEG? When I hear the word JPEG or JPG, it get turned off. It’s not something your want to hear around art, especially when JPEG is not the optimal image format in many ways. However, here they will discuss what makes a profile picture unique and what’s inside the properties and traits of NFTs.
+Non Fungible Token Security: How can your NFTs be protected? I want to know!
+Diversified investment strategies in web3: Looking forward to hear James Wo, co-founder of Jsquare and founder of DFG Group – a global investment firm that been involved in early rounds of Polkadot, Solana, Avalanche and Near to name a few.
+An NFT investment master class: Yes, exactly what I’m looking for to grab those 21 000% return in 2022. Oh well, I don’t expect that to be easy at all – and will be happy if beating break even to be honest. But it’s worth to hear at least.
+What the traditional art players don’t understand about NFTs: Definitely want to hear this one, in order to understand everything that the NFT community cares about that the traditional artists don’t have a clue about.
New NFT projects That I found interesting
There were lots of interesting and rather new NFT projects on the first Non Fungible Conference in Portugal. My favourite of the day become MunchiesNFT, that is available on OpenSea. Like all NFTs, there are lots of risks involved, but I tried to find one really hot project for the day and many factors are speaking for MunchiesNFTs in my opinion. For starters, the co-founder Adam Rattigan knows art better than most of us. His LinkedIn profile suggest a long experience in teaching art, both to children in the U.S and on De Montfort University for 3rd year Bachelor students in fine art along with multiple other projects. In August of 2021, 9 months ago, he started doing research in order to launch his own NFT project together with Adrian. In between, he seems to have some experience with Tate Modern, but I’m not sure about his involvement there. An artist with lots of creativity and a clear mission – to help NFTs & art coexist.
While most NFT projects have a maximum of 100 different characteristics, MunchiesNFT got almost 1000 characteristics. After finding some yummy and seriously rare NFTs from this collection, I’m willing to risk taking a bet that some will go up in value in the coming year. Hopefully as much as Gauthier Zuppinger described initially.
Finally, the floor price on OpenSea is also very low, starting from around 0.025 ETH for some of Munchies digital art with most items on the plate and the most common traits. In general, this collection is about learning about various art, since over 50 famous artists are featured in the MunchiesNFT collection. Some of them include Banksy, Van Gogh, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Antoni Gaudi, Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, Hilma af Klint, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali and Wassily Kandinsky. Can you guess any other? That is part of the game, to find and learn about art when investing in MunchiesNFT.
While the collection was intended to have 10 000 versions, Adam decided to close all minting today and only keep the best ones – which will be sold at OpenSea.
Among the other interesting projects, LaCollection together with Aika seems to have potential. But what turned me off is that there is 100 editions of the current collection. Such high quantity is never of interest for me. I’m into exclusive and unique NFTs. So even if they work with British Museum and have other top museums as potential customers – it was not enough to convince me. Another that seems interesting is the Crypto Graffers, that will have staking opportunity as well. Seems to be launching in about 1 months time. Finally, a project that I would like to learn more about tomorrow is the Genesis Drop – When sculpture meets Dance.