Visa sponsors large-scale NFT education workshops open to public for free in Hong Kong
With a combination of knowledge sharing and a hands-on digital asset creation exercise, over 60 art tech workshops powered by Visa will provide more than 1,000 non-fungible token (NFT) enthusiasts with practical skills to navigate the emerging space of NFT-commerce.
Visa today announced that it will be supporting over 60 NFT education workshop sessions with the goal of empowering the wider public to garner a deeper understanding and make more informed decisions when it comes to digital assets. The workshops will be run as part of the NEXXCREATE Digital Entertainment FEST 2022 (NDEF2022), to be held in Hong Kong from June 23 to August 28.
Held at the Peak Galleria's GO-Museum, Central Market and Cyberport, the "NFT Education Workshops Sponsored by Visa" aims to accommodate more than 1,000 consumers, marking a major public NFT education program of its kind in Hong Kong.
Participants will be inspired by the fruitful and interactive sessions covering the latest technology topics from the basics of NFTs and smart contracts, to the use cases of NFTs in the real world, and the demystifying of concepts such as Web3. The workshops will also feature hands-on tutorials for creating NFTs, offering a mixture of in-depth knowledge and practical skills.
Hosted by experienced NEXXCREATE instructors, each NFT education workshop is designed to last 45 minutes and accommodate 15 participants to foster an inclusive environment for conversation. Participants may register for the event at the Peak Galleria’s GO-Museum starting from today until July 10.
“As a trusted commerce enabler, we aim to help deepen the public’s understanding of digital assets and educate them on the various opportunities that NFTs can provide.” said Maaike Steinebach, Visa's General Manager for Hong Kong and Macau. “We believe that NFTs could be a promising medium for entertainment, commerce and engagement as the creator economy continues to flourish. This developing sector also provides some great use cases for businesses large and small to rethink the way they use technology and art to grow their business."
Organized by NEXXCREATE – a not-for-profit industry platform that promotes the development of art and technology in Hong Kong, NDEF2022 will feature immersive, interactive digital art performances, pop-up NFTs exhibitions, creators sharing, and free educational NFT workshops to explore new pioneering technologies surrounding NFT, Web3 and Metaverse in a diverse entertainment experience.
As part of the NDEF2022, notable digital NFT projects will be entered into the Digital Entertainment Awards 2022, hosted in Cyberport on August 26. Strategic partners of NDEF2022 include Cyberport, Samsung, 3 Hong Kong and Visa.
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