Art Basel Miami 2022 is officially in full swing, which means The Gateway 2022 has also gone live. In collaboration with Mana Common and MoonPay, nft now officially kicked off The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis in the heart of downtown Miami, and it’s already become one of Web3’s most important events of 2022. Top names from our planned programming include panels from Instagram, MoonPay, Christie’s, and many more.
Day one was a doozy. Attendees flooded the Dupont building to catch one of the many insightful panels taking place that day. Predictably, a panel led by Gary Vaynerchuk — arguably the original internet-age influencer — in conversation with nft now co-founder Matt Medved saw a packed house, full of people eager to hear the web guru’s thoughts and perspective on all things Web3.
Other highlights at the Dupont building included a panel hosted by Porsche regarding their plans to embark on an extensive Web3-focused campaign into the near future and beyond, a panel hosted by members of FaZe Clan on the role of interoperability in the future of gaming, and a bombshell announcement from Rug Radio’s Farokh at a panel to close the day.
As part of Rug Radio’s ever-expanding foothold into Web3 media, Farokh announced the upcoming release of a PFP collection aiming to capture the “many faces of Web3.” The collection’s art was prepared by noted NFT artist Cory Van Lew, who will also have pieces on display at The Gateway’s Christie’s showcase throughout the week.
Beyond Basel throws a nightly music and art festival into its art festival
Starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Beyond Basel will kick off a three-day festival touting the most cutting-edge visual and musical artists working together in tandem. Hosted by Trippy Labs in partnership with FaZe Clan, MoonPay, and Samsung U.S., each festival date will offer attendees the chance to participate in a one-of-a-kind festival experience, providing nine hours of live music and art each day.
Among the star-studded list of artists and musicians set to take the stage is Japanese artist Mari Asada, better known as marimosphere, whose live VR art show looks to give audiences a night to remember as her set rolls around at 12:30 a.m. late into the night.
Collectibles featuring Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Queen, and more launching at Art Basel
Newly curated NFT marketplace Nifter is taking to Art Basel Miami to unveil a massive staggered launch of NFT collectibles, available for purchase on its website at an undisclosed date. Headlining this crop of digital collectibles are pieces featuring the likes of Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Queen, Muhammad Ali, Stan Lee, and many more
Each collectible scheduled for release has been certified for authenticity by Topps, Iconic Authenticated, and Upperdeck Signatures. Pricing is set to range from $500 all the way to $50,000 for the rarest NFTs. Nifter will host a slew of art and music NFTs on the platform, with pieces by renowned street artist Uncuttart and Grammy nominee Melky Jean among the most notable NFT drops during the week.
This is developing coverage of The Gateway on Thursday, December 1, so be sure to check in for more updates.