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You’re invited to the world’s first NFT event designed for the retail investor community. NFTs – and the metaverse at large – are transforming just about every industry out there, and we’ve got them all covered. You’ll meet leading experts from a whole host of sectors, and they’ll guide you through the ever-evolving digital world using a series of Q&A sessions and world-class workshops.
That’s not the end of it, either: you’ll also be mingling with the best and brightest at our wrap parties and 24/7 Discord conversations, and you’ll get access to competitions, merch, and NFT drops too. We can’t wait to see you there.
Since the last Crypto Summit in November, a decentralised team of experts have been creating a safe, inclusive community to help you learn about crypto. Whether it's buying your first NFT, getting your head around blockchain, or de-coding all the crypto jargon out there - this is the place to be.
As a member, you'll gain access to the resources built by the community, weekly discord-only events, a newsletter curating the top news in crypto and join active discussions as the server grows with other crypto-loving Finimizers.
We'll also be dropping an NFT, and announcing new speakers, sessions and competitions here so it's your best bet to stay in the loop at all times 😎
I have never had ‘a job’, in part because I always wanted power over my choices. My entrepreneurial nature, for better or worse, is driven by wanting to feel a true sense of freedom and ownership. That is something blockchain gives you and so Gala Games is a natural place for me.
Before joining Gala just over a year ago, I spent a lot of time in FinTech amongst other major industries and realised a real discrepancy between the people who have and the people who have not, and realised that technology alone is not going to fix that. Blockchain in a gaming environment really enables the general public who want to play games to access a fairer and more equitable world and that excites me. If games can do that, so can music and I’m delighted to be part of building a new decentralized future with Gala Music now too.
Andrew Kiguel is the co-founder and CEO of Tokens.com, a publicly listed company that invests in Metaverse real estate, DeFi and NFT related digital assets. Andrew also co-founded and is the former CEO of Hut 8 Mining, one of the largest publicly listed bitcoin miners in the world.
Prior to that, Andrew spent 20 years as an investment banker with a focus on technology and real estate. Andrew is an accomplished executive with leadership experience in capital markets, corporate governance and entrepreneurship.
Former NASA astronaut and highly decorated combat fighter Ron Garan racked up 178 days in space and more than 71 million miles in 2,842 orbits between tours on the US Space Shuttle, Russian Soyuz spacecraft, and the International Space Station. During his time in space, Ron conducted four spacewalks in support of ISS construction and maintenance. Prior to those space journeys, he lived and conducted research on the bottom of the ocean in the world’s only undersea research lab, Aquarius.
Ron has been involved in many global mass collaboration and citizen science programs. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded multiple business enterprises/social-impact focused start-ups including Manna Energy Ltd. which is the first organization to successfully register a UN carbon credit for water treatment and has helped provide clean water to millions.
He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Orbital Perspective, the recently-released, Floating in Darkness – A Journey of Evolution, and the children’s book, Railroad to the Moon.
Ron is a sought after public speaker who has presented on the world stage at the UN,TED, the World Economic Forum, COP-26, and many other global venues.
Ron is celebrated not just for his research in space but also for his humanitarian contribution to life on Earth.
Vladislav Ginzburg is the CEO of Blockparty.
Ginzburg leads Blockparty and the mission to build a blockchain-agnostic platform for collectible NFTs at the intersection of art, music and culture.
Blockparty launched in August 2020 with a number of mainstream oriented drops, including first digital artworks by 3lau/Slime Sunday, Adventure Club, Dave Krugman and others. Blockparty continues to innovate by leading the launch of a decentralized exchange for NFTs, and continuing to enable creators around the world to meaningfully enter web3.
Before entering the Blockchain and entertainment spaces, Ginzburg managed a fine art fund where he transacted more than $150 million in blue chip artworks. Ginzburg studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as The New School in New York.
Janine Yorio is the CEO of Co-Founder of Everyrealm, a metaverse innovation and investment platform. Everyrealm is among the largest owners of digital real estate NFTs in several metaverses including Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Axie Infinity, and among the most active developers of in-metaverse developments including the Metajuku shopping center and the Fantasy Islands ultra-luxury master-planned community NFT project. Janine was previously the CEO of Compound, a fintech app focused on real estate investing that was backed by leading VC firms NEA and Founders Fund, which was acquired by Republic in 2020. She also previously worked in private equity for Northstar Capital and in real estate and hotel development at The Standard Hotels. She is a graduate of Yale University.
Sandy Carter is SVP at Unstoppable Domains. She is responsible for driving new partnerships for Web 3.0, Blockchain, and NFTs. Previously, Sandy was VP at AWS responsible for driving partnering in cloud, AI, IoT and blockchain. Sandy was a founder of a startup in Silicon Valley. In her last GM role at IBM, she ran the AI/ML Ecosystem. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon SV. She is also the author of Extreme Innovation and the founder of Unstoppable Women of Web3. Sandy is a Top 100 Most Inspirational Women of Web3, Federal 100 Award Winner, member of Fortune Most Powerful Women, and CNN Top 10 Most Powerful Women In Technology.
Travis Cloyd is the CEO of WorldwideXR (WXR) based in Los Angeles, CA and Miami, FL. He is an accomplished futurist, innovator, producer, professor and entertainment executive with a focus on creating, managing and financing immersive state-of-the-art technology companies. He is an award-winning producer, XR visionary and Metaverse educator that operates a portfolio of cutting-edge businesses with a focus on trending innovation. Most recently, recognized by Forbes on the 2021 top ‘Next Entrepreneur’ list. He is the Arts, Music and Entertainment Ambassador to the GBBC (Global Blockchain Business Council). A member of the Producers Guild of America, a part of the new media council. Also, on the education and international committees.
He is currently the Global Futurist at Thunderbird School of Global Business Management which ranks as the #1 Masters in Management program in the world, a part of Arizona State University, which ranks #1 in the U.S. for innovation seven years running ahead of MIT and Harvard. He is the Senior Advisor to the Dean and Professor of Practice on Global Creative Industries working out of the downtown Los Angeles campus in the historical Herald building once owned by media mogul William Randolph Hearst. He recently lectured a part of the Masters of Arts in Global Affairs and Management and spoke separately on Cryptocurrency. He was formally the inaugural Futurist in Residence, Director of iSTAR (Immersive Studio for Altered Reality) and Adjunct Professor at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. At the 2021 fall commencement he was awarded by the president of the university the highest honor; FIU Medallion. For his outstanding contributions to the institution.
Over the last two decades he has created next-level digital content for government agencies, professional sports leagues, major international studios, iconic brands, legendary actors, global musicians, top athletes and historical figures throughout his career. He has produced feature films, virtual reality experiences, augmented reality content, NFT collection drops and much more. He continues to break new ground within the entertainment industry creating and protecting virtual human IP content based on historical figures for all facets of the diverse XR, Metaverse and NFT ecosystem.
Flyfish Club (FFC) is the world's first member's only private dining club where membership is purchased on the blockchain as a Non-Fungible-Token (NFT) and owned by the token-holder to gain access to our restaurant and various culinary, cultural and social experiences.