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NFT NYC: Come say hi!

MoonPay will be at NFT NYC (June 21-23), the premier gathering for NFT enthusiasts. Come say hello!

16 Jun 2022by Geoffrey Lyons

Way back in 2019, or half a century in crypto years, NFT NYC started as a niche gathering for early adopters. Two years later, the popularity of NFTs exploded. Celebrities lined up to get their hands on a Bored Ape or CryptoPunk, “NFT” was dubbed Collins Dictionary’s word of the year, and NFT NYC became the premier conference for all things non-fungible. 

And oh what a conference it was. Who could forget Quentin Tarantino launching his NFT collection, or surprise appearances at the Ape Fest Warehouse Party by the likes of Chris Rock and Lil Baby?

This year is set to be even more jam-packed with panels, receptions, product reveals and evening gatherings. Have a look at the published program schedule for details on dozens of events across 16 tracks and 24 categories. Also check out the listings for satellite and community events that aren’t officially affiliated with the conference. 

If you won’t be able to make it to the Big Apple this year, fear not: there will be livestreams of panels throughout the week. You can also follow MoonPay on Twitter and Instagram for coverage of our own events.

If you will be attending, we hope to see you there! Dozens of MoonPay staff will be flying into New York from all over the world. If you see our logo, come say hello. We don’t bite. 

Here are some of the events we have planned over the three-day conference: 

Tuesday, 21 June

A picture of MoonPay co-founder and CEO, Ivan Soto-Wright

Kicking things off on opening day, MoonPay’s co-founder and CEO, Ivan Soto-Wright, will be delivering a keynote address at 10:25 AM in Radio City Music Hall that may or may not contain a big reveal…you won’t want to miss this.

Wednesday, 22 June

Women in Web3 panel banner

From 5-7PM, we’ll be hosting a cocktail reception bringing together the world’s leading female Web3 innovators across art, sports, entertainment, fashion, and social impact to demystify the space for the crypto-curious. 

Panelists include designer handbag founder Rebecca Minkoff, Russian artist and activist Nadya Tolokonnikova (of Pussy Riot fame), Warner Music Group VP Jillian Rothman, Boss Beauties NFT CEO Lisa Mayer, and round21 founder Jasmine Maietta.

Note this is an invite only event. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Thursday, 23 June

Moonlight Gala banner image

Capping off what’s sure to be an exciting three days, we’re co-hosting a charity gala with FTX from 7-9:30PM. There will be special musical performances and an auction by Sotheby’s, with all proceeds going to CARE For Special Children.

The gala will take place at Casa Cipriani South Street near the Whitehall St. Metro station. 

Note this is an invite only event. Please email [email protected] for more information

New York City here we come!!