PRICE RELEASE SINGAPORE — 25th September 2022 — TOKEN2049, Asia’s premier crypto conference, announced that it will be showcasing a first-of-its-kind, immersive NFT experience, entitled the OP3N WHALE TFT ExhibitionIt will be held in Singapore from 28-29 September. The exhibition will be presenting NFT assets with a market value exceeding US$100 million — This is the first timeIt is the first time such an extensive collection has been publicly displayed.
It was designed by OP3NWeb3 Launchpad – A launchpad to IP and Web3 Communities WHALE, the omni-versal membership club with a treasury that includes the world’s largest collection of rare, high-value NFTs spanning gaming, art, and virtual real estate.
Raphael Strauch, Founder of TOKEN2049 said: “Today’s Web3 ecosystem reflects the exciting creativity and innovation being brought by a myriad of industries by way of their growing interest in NFTs — and so much of this is taking place in Asia. We have an exciting programme for our attendees — and this exhibition is just one part.”
The region’s creative talents, brands, curators and other personalities that reflect the global dynamic are showcased. East Meets West, the exhibition will make its exclusive debut at Asia’s largest Web3 event and TOKEN2049’s largest-ever conference in its history. It is expected that around 7,000 people will attend.
This exhibition features artworks from renowned digital artists Pak, famed for spearheading Sotheby’s first-ever NFT sale; leading glitch artist XCOPY; Milanese artist duo HackataoAward-winning Asian American photographer Michael Yamashita.
TOKEN2049 Singapore will also feature a rotating display of generative art masterpieces from New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)’s permanent collection artist Brendan Dawes and Instagram photography sensation Ryosuke Kosuge. These works will be displayed at WHALE’s solo booth at the conference.
Renowned NFT collector and WHALE founder WhaleShark, said: “Non Fungible technology has ignited a global digital renaissance of art and culture, and the ability to partner with TOKEN2049 and OP3N to showcase some of the earliest and most renowned pioneers of this sector is truly an honor. The exhibition puts the spotlight on this inevitable revolution of the arts with a focus on a time-tested creative industry rather than the flavor of the month.”
In addition, attendees will be able to see OP3N’s latest NFT drop “A3”, developed by YOON and VERBAL who are behind the iconic Tokyo-based fashion brand AMBUSH®. The iconic phygital “A3” NFT will be uniquely presented in a glass display case on the exhibition floor.
“Art, culture and technology are intersecting in exciting and completely new ways, with many industry firsts taking place around the globe,” said Jaeson Ma, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder of OP3N, the world’s preeminent contemporary NFT experience brand. “From digital creators and traditional artists to fashion brands such as AMBUSH who’s been expanding their presence in the NFT space, we’re bringing together an incredible pool of talent to celebrate and honor their work.”
Jaeson will be also speaking as part of a panel. ‘The Future of IP & Communities in Web3’ on 29 September at 2:45 PM along with VERBAL who will speak more about “A3” in detail.
TOKEN2049 Singapore’s agenda will be featuring a series of discussions touching on the latest developments in the Web3 ecosystem — from the global macro narrative for crypto, the rise of Web3 gaming, the emerging social and creator economy, the future of AI and generative art, present and future Web3 infrastructure, and many more.
Part of Asia Crypto WeekToken2049 participants can look forward to attending a variety of conferences, side events, workshops and networking events throughout the week.
To get more details and to keep up with the latest updates about TOKEN2049 Singapore please visit: https://www.asia.token2049.com/.
TOKEN2049 Founder Raphael Strauch; OP3N Executive Officer Jaeson Mak, WHALE Founder WhaleShark; and AMBUSH CoFounder Verbal all are available to interview.
TOKEN2049, a top Web3 event that is held annually in London and Singapore, brings together decision makers in the crypto industry to share ideas, network, and help shape it. TOKEN2049 provides a platform for investors and entrepreneurs to meet with industry professionals, insiders and other people interested in crypto and blockchain.
Founded 2021 by EST Media Holdings as a subsidiary, OP3N envisions a world in which Communities are able to come together to share, create and own their ideas. OP3N’s mission is to be a Launchpad for Ideas and Communities to create meaningful experiences together. OP3N consolidates the tools required to share, mint and interact with digital tokens and NFTs in one vertical stack. This allows OP3N to leverage its expertise across the entertainment, gaming, and tech industries to create a new era for inclusive, community-driven entertainment and brings everyone on a journey to Web3. Please visit the following link for more details: https://op3n.world/
WHALE is an omni-versal digital membership club that aims to immerse WHALE Members into the renaissance in digital art and culture. Powered by the club’s native social token, $WHALE, and the club treasury, the WHALE Vault, WHALE delivers physical and metaversal content, information, and experiences for a new generation of digital enthusiasts. WHALE, founded by WhaleShark in 2020, boasts over 25,000 members across the globe. All of them are focused on long-term discussion, immersion, and revolution in true digital asset ownership, management, and scarcity.
AMBUSH® began as an experimental jewelry line – innovative pop art-inspired designs capturing a distinct Tokyo aesthetic. With apparel created as a canvas to complete the story, AMBUSH® evolved into designing unisex collections. The brand made its Paris debut in 2015 with YOON & VERBAL being listed as two of Business of Fashion’s Top 500 people influencing the global fashion industry for 5 consecutive years from 2015, and HYPEBEAST 100 list for 8 consecutive years. In 2017 AMBUSH® was selected as one of the top 8 finalists for the LVMH PRIZE. In 2018, AMBUSH® debuted at Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo. Kim Jones appointed YOON to be the jewelry designer for Dior Men in that same year. In 2022, AMBUSH® presented the brand’s first runway at Milan Fashion Week and launched its proprietary metaverse SILVER FCTRY. Its first POW!® NFT collection sold out in minutes, ranking it among the top 10 projects on Opensea, and the second most transacted NFT from Japan at the time of its debut.
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