KL NFT ConFest extends to a 7-day affair in August, Free Malaysia At this time joins metaverse

Final week, we talked about attending an unique NFT occasion organised by NFT Pangolin and Miss Universe Malaysia Group (MUMO). If you happen to’re considering of attending an NFT occasion your self too, right here’s some excellent news.

In two months, there’ll be a competition held in Kuala Lumpur that’s all about NFTs, and the tickets are already being offered now.

M1NTED turns into a 7-day competition

In April, we reported that M1NTED, an area NFT ConFest, can be held on the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in June. Earlier than you panic and suppose you’ve missed your alternative to get tickets, M1NTED has truly moved their dates to August 22 to twenty-eight.

That’s proper, it’s now not a two-day occasion like we thought. In keeping with a tweet from the workforce, M1NTED has prolonged their fest to final seven complete days as an alternative resulting from “overwhelming assist”. The precise convention nonetheless lasts for 2 days, although, because the 5 further days are devoted to “pocket occasions”.

To recap, this ConFest (that means convention and competition) goals to raised perceive NFTs by way of panels, activations, airdrops, NFT showcases, and extra.

M1NTED has additionally launched a listing of audio system on its web site, together with:

  • Vandal, founding father of DAOrecords Canada;
  • Henry, co-founder of On1 Drive USA;
  • Joshua Barry, CBDO & founding father of Zaiko Japan;
  • Patricia Von Auer, blockchain accelerator director of BRINC Hong Kong;
  • Imran, mission analyst at Tezos Malaysia;
  • Ross Stephenson, group & training lead of Luno Malaysia.

The tickets are already accessible, with two varieties up for grabs. Normal Entry tickets, which price RM154 per ticket, embody admission to the convention at KLPAC for each days, 27 and 28 August. In addition they get entry to all pocket occasions from 22 to 25 August.

VIP tickets are priced at RM704, they usually supply every little thing the Normal Entry does together with further perks akin to front-row seats through the convention, three meals at Tiffin by the Yard, free move of sunshine bites and drinks, entry to closed networking occasions, and an invite to a WrapUp occasion.  

So, will you be attending the ConFest this coming August?

FMT joins the metaverse

Free Malaysia At this time (FMT), the impartial information on-line portal, is collaborating with Mart Expo, a community of artists from around the globe.

In keeping with FMT’s article, greater than 100 artists shall be showcased by way of the collaboration, with half of them being Malaysians. Below the collaboration, artists will showcase 500 artworks each on-line and offline. The artwork can even be minted into NFTs.

Tourism, arts and tradition minister Nancy Shukri (second from left) on the launch of the occasion. On her left is Mart Expo founder Mohsen Golshiri / Picture Credit score: Free Malaysia At this time

The collaboration was launched by the tourism, arts and tradition minister, Nancy Shukri. Ambassadors and diplomats from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Cuba, the Netherlands, Namibia, Senegal, Kuwait, Iran, Ghana, and Tajikstan have been reported to be in attendance.

Azeem Abu Bakar, FMT’s managing director, stated that the corporate, as a web-native enterprise, recognises the relevance of blockchain expertise, particularly in regards to the emergence of art-based NFTs.

“And because the largest English information portal in Malaysia, we’re dedicated to bringing added worth to this superb group,” he stated.

Penang artist turns slaps into NFTs

Pelempunk is an NFT artist that Vulcan Submit is not any stranger to. We first featured the creator in one other roundup article for his rendition of the notorious Oscar slap.

Picture Credit score: Pelempunk

Whereas writing, we learnt that each one of Pelempunk’s NFTs contain slaps. In any case, his identify comes from the Malay phrase pelempang, which suggests slap or smack. Amused and intrigued by the artist’s idea, we determined to succeed in out to put in writing a full function on him.

Seems, Haizeel, the Malaysian behind Pelempunk, is an animator from Penang who has been doing artwork since he was a child. He graduated from MMU College, Cyberjaya in 2013 with a significant in Movie and Animation, which turns out to be useful for his full-time animation job in addition to his part-time work in NFTs.

The rationale why he determined to go along with the slap motif was that he discovered it humorous and relatable. To be taught extra about Haizeel’s story, try our article on him.

Becoming a member of the local weather controversy convo

If you happen to’re in any manner concerned with NFTs or blockchain expertise typically, you’ll have heard all of the debates over the tech’s impression on the local weather.

Regardless of criticisms from local weather activists on the subject material, the NFT scene solely appears to be rising on daily basis. Blockchains akin to Ethereum and Bitcoin are nonetheless working on proof-of-work protocols, that are very energy-intensive and subsequently unhealthy for the surroundings.

The excellent news is that platforms akin to Ethereum have been working to shift to proof-of-stake as an alternative, and there are additionally extra proof-of-stake blockchains now akin to Tezos, Solana, and extra. However there are nonetheless some environmental points tied to the tech that we are able to’t ignore.

We wrote an explainer article that delves into the specifics of NFTs and the local weather, so in case you’re confused or curious, you possibly can test it out to be taught extra.

  • Learn different articles we’ve written on NFTs right here.

Featured Picture Credit score: M1NTED / Pelempunk

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