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Are NFTs and other Web3 collectibles worth the hype?
Today, what may seem like just a .jpg image online can actually be a masterpiece worth thousands (or even millions) of dollars. It’s not hard to see why the NFT craze has swept the world over — and in this latest Zoom K11 Konversations, we look at how that came to be. We invite the founders of the original meme platform 9GAG Ray Chan and art collectible NFT platform UCOLLEX Robert Tran, to explain how virtual assets of Web1 have evolved to the now widely recognised NFTs of Web3.
Comparing this new class of virtual assets to real estate deeds, taxi licences and marriage certificates, to premium credit cards that dole out non-stop benefits, and to being able to remix new music and movies just by owning its creative rights — the two Hong Kong entrepreneurs at the epicentre of Web3’s obsession with collecting are here to tell us why Web3 can finally allow the creative world to fully bloom!
K11 Konversations: Web3 Ep. 2 - Why Are NFTs Worth Millions?
Ray Chan, Founder, 9GAG
Robert Tran, Founder, UCOLLEX
Sheila Ebrahim, Project Manager, Eureka Nova
A New Series of K11
In our latest online instalment of K11 Konversations, we partner with startup incubator Eureka Nova to Create Shared Value by discussing how technology startups have big ideas on solving some of the biggest problems in society every day. Stay tuned for more exciting K11 Konversations coming soon!
Dates: 21 May - 5 June 2022 (every Sat, Sun and Public Holiday)
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 1/F & 2/F, K11 Art Mall
Participating Brands (Weekend of 21-22 May 2022):
Graceful Handmade Soap
Harmony Coffee Hong Kong & Xeito
Shoptgt / Votre Odeur
Store On The Way 旅遊雜貨
Terms and conditions apply. K11 reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notice.
Hong Kong’s first dedicated online marketplace for specially handcrafted foods, Calioo brings the city’s budding small food businesses to K11 Art Mall in a limited time pop-up!
Offering homegrown chefs a platform to reach wider audiences, Calioo empowers local communities to share their culinary delights and uniquely handmade goods to the world! Take a food tour of all the treats, sweets, and snacks offered at the Calioo “Chillax” Pop-up, and surprise your taste buds with Hong Kong’s unique homemade recipes today!
Calioo “Chillax” Pop-up
Date: 13 May – 29 May (Every Fri, Sat, Sun)
Time: 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Venue: 121-122, 1/F
San Francisco cult-favourite Blue Bottle Coffee is collaborating with a local brand for the very first time with MaskOn.__ at K11 Art Mall in a limited-time pop-up! Arriving in a warm yet minimal aesthetic pop-up truck, Blue Bottle Coffee not only serves its specialty coffee but also brings a series of first-launches and exclusive merchandise! For every purchase of Blue Bottle Coffee x MaskOn.__ - 4-Ply Disposable Masks 5-piece box set, Blue Bottle Coffee will donate HK$5 to ImpactHK, a charity providing support to the homeless in Hong Kong.
Blue Bottle Coffee, which founded its first specialty cafe in San Francisco in 2002, has always been in pursuit of quality, innovation, and sustainability. By working directly with farmers around the world to source the most delicious and sustainable coffees, Blue Bottle Coffee roasts these coffees to their exacting flavor standards and serves them to customers.
MaskOn.__ is a local creative brand specialising on daily masks and on-the-go accessories. They innovated with their biodegradable mask, while connecting with different communities in the city such as with local charity groups, music awards and with different local brands.
Blue Bottle Coffee x MaskOn.__ Pop-up
Date: 20 May – 15 Jun
Time: 12:00PM – 9:00PM
Venue: G/F Atrium, K11 Art Mall