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Virtual | Discovering Digital – Making Sense of NFT Platforms
April 28, 2022 | 12:00 pm
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the “Discovering Digital” series, we are bringing together four leading voices of the art crypto community. Please join Amanda Cassatt, Co-Founder and President of Mojito (Sotheby’s Metaverse), Marisa Kayyem, Chief Curator of LiveArt and LiveArtX Studio, Stephanie Pereira, VP of Creator Success at Rally for a discussion on NFT marketplaces and the opportunities they offer art world professionals. The discussion will be moderated by Elena Zavelev, Co-Founder and CEO of CADAF Digital Art Fair.
More than $17 billion worth of NFTs were traded in 2021 and the market is expected to grow to more than $35 billion this year. Artists and collectors are now embracing blockchain-based technologies and NFT marketplaces have proliferated, many of them with specific focus or niche. But what is an NFT platform? How do you buy and sell an NFT? How are marketplaces different? Our panelists will share an overview of the space, the platforms they are building, and discuss what makes a successful NFT project.
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About the speakers
Amanda Cassatt is Co-founder and President of Mojito, a new web3 platform for NFT commerce, finance, and community engagement. Mojito is the first venture to spin out of Serotonin, a crypto-native strategic marketing firm and product studio for transformative technologies that Amanda founded in 2020 and currently leads as its CEO. Amanda is a notable product builder and master marketer who has helped bring some of the leading blockchain companies to market and advised global institutions on how to adopt NFTs and crypto to bring their brands into the metaverse.
From 2016 to 2019, Amanda spearheaded bringing Ethereum to market as the CMO of ConsenSys, supporting its growth to become the largest and most robust blockchain ecosystem. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Amanda co-founded media startup Slant, which she launched after working under Arianna Huffington at The Huffington Post where she learned about the challenges for creators in web2 that she would spend her subsequent career addressing.
Marisa Kayyem is Chief Curator of LiveArt & LiveArtX Studio. Marisa is an art historian, curator, and art advisor specializing in modern, contemporary, and digital art. Prior to LiveArt, she was the Director of Education at Christie’s, where she established the art business and art market programs. She has taught, lectured and participated in panel discussions about art, art history, collecting, the art market, at art fairs, auction houses and universities. As an art advisor, Marisa has assembled collections for both private individuals and corporations. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Stephanie Pereira is VP of Creator Success at Rally, a web3 platform that makes it possible for anyone to launch their own digital economy using blockchain technology. She has more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of arts, tech and business and before joining Rally, Stephanie served as Director of New Museum’s NEW INC where she co-founded extended reality studio and accelerator, ONX Studio. Prior to that, she was a senior leader at Kickstarter where she worked for over six years, first as the inaugural Director of Arts, and ultimately as Director of Creator Engagement where she oversaw strategic growth and management of a global community of over 100K people.
Elena Zavelev is an entrepreneur focusing on digital art & NFTs, based in New York City. Elena has been successfully building tools for artists, curators & collectors in digital art and NFT space since 2017 with CADAF, Digital Art Month and New Art Academy. Earlier engagements include Christie’s, 1stDibs, Skate’s Art Market Research and more. Elena’s writings can be found on Forbes, Observer, ESP Cultural Magazine and Deloitte. She holds a MA degree in contemporary art and connoisseurship from Christie’s Education.
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Thank you to ArtTable NY Programs Committee Members Laurence Lafforgue and Sophie Coco, and ArtTable NY Programs Committee Co-Chair, Regan Lynn Larroque, for organizing this program.
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