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NFT Takeover: Art Basel 2021

Digital art will be a major player during Art Basel this week, as numerous NFT events are scheduled to take place throughout Miami. As crypto becomes mainstream, non-fungible tokens(NFTs) are now emerging as a rising attraction in the art world.

“You’re purchasing the ownership right to whatever type of NFT. As simple as a pixelated image, a 3D image,” Donald Basile, CEO of Monsoon Blockchain Corporation said. “So you are the owner of that item.”

Take part in any of the many digital art experiences this Art Basel and check out the below upcoming NFT events.

Tezos, a leader in the energy-efficient blockchain space brings their expertise in NFT’s to life this Art Basel with the exhibit HUMANS + MACHINES: NFTS AND THE EVER-EVOLVING WORLD OF ART. The exhibit will also encourage attendees to create and mint their own NFTs on-site at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 2nd to December 4th.

This interactive experience will allow visitors to experience NFTs in a new space, while also having the chance to collaborate with an algorithm that has been embedded into the space. 

BPN is getting in on the NFT action in collaboration with OneUnitedBank, America’s largest Black-owned bank. NFT Noir Le Art Noir, held December 3rd, 4-6 pm at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center features a multicultural celebration of art in a VIP soiree setting.

Internationally renowned artist Addonis Parker premieres his first NFT, “From Paris with Love” honoring the legacy of Josephine Baker.NFL Basel is a day-long symposium aimed to educate on the topic of digital art on November 30th at 601 Biscayne Boulevard. With a variety of high profile trailblazers for the NFT world, speakers include Ducan and Griffin Cock Foster, Co-founders of Nifty Gateway, Justin Blau a musician and co-founder and CEO of Royal, and Matt Medved co-founder and CEO of NFT Now, to name a few.

Run by former MLB player, Micah Johnson, Aku World is set to be a three-day interactive NFT exhibit. The exhibit will feature a variety of elements including Aku’s Helmet, Merch Room, The Minting Room, Crypto Wallet, and curated exhibitions by young Black artists including Jade Yasmeen, Asiko, Floyd Strickland, and Solomon Omogboye. This interactive experience will allow attendees to sign up for their own crypto wallet, collect NFTs and purchase digital artwork by Raf Grassetti. 

Immerse yourself in the new digital art era this week by engaging in the numerous NFT events this Art Basel.

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