October 18, 2021 /


Mana Tech and Miami-Dade County Mayor Announce First Round of Speakers for NFT BZL

The conference will be a day-long symposium featuring the women and men pushing forth progress in the NFT world.

During a press conference at the FTX Arena, Moishe Mana’s Mana Tech and Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announced the first round of speakers for the NFT BZL conference. NFT BZL, the first major Non-Fungible Token (NFT) conference, will take place on November 30, during Miami’s Art Week. The program features headline speakers Justin Blau, Krista Kim, Alex Mashinsky and many others.

Art Basel represents a unique moment for NFT’s. As one of the world’s preeminent art gatherings, the art fair brings together artists, collectors and innovators in a way not seen since the pandemic. Many will be seeking information and networking opportunities surrounding NFT technology. Not only do these new digital contracts create a transformative vehicle for the union of art and tech, they also represent the evolution of how we interact with the arts and with each other in a decentralized setting.

Michelle Abbs, Managing Director, Mana Tech

This is an exciting moment for the future of tech and the arts in our County. We in Miami-Dade pride ourselves on standing at the intersection of culture and innovation, and the NFT BZL conference is a great example of how we can bring tech and the arts together to showcase the vibrancy of our community and lead our economy into the future.

Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor, Miami-Dade County

While NFT’s have seen a meteoric rise in the arts community, entertainment, gaming and broader economy, they remain uncharted territory for many in the general public. NFT BZL’s program aims to educate and inspire its audience, presenting key collaborators and thought leaders to speak on use cases, strategy and execution for this unique digital asset.

Conference speakers will include musician Justin Blau (3LAU), CEO and Co-Founder of Royal-the music ownership platform funded by Paradigm and Founders Fund; Alex Mashinsky, CEO & Co-Founder of Celsius, the crypto-banking platform; Avery Akeinni, President of VaynerNFT; Tim Draper, billionaire venture capitalist and cryptocurrency enthusiast; Cathy Hackl, Forbes Technology Journalist and Metaverse Strategist; Elena Silenok, Founder and CEO of Clothia, the luxury fashion retailer for the cryptocurrency space; Krista Kim, groundbreaking digital artist who recently led the Steve Aoki-curated auction from Sotheby’s with a $110,000+ winning bid; Sofia Garcia, Founder of ARTXCODE; Misha Libman, Co-founder and Head of Product for Snark.Art; Emily Yang, NFT artist better known as pplpleaser, accredited for inspiring the formation of PleasrDAO, a prolific NFT investment club; Wayne Scot Lukas, top fashion designer consulting for Tina Turner and Janet Jackson, who is launching a forthcoming fashion NFT project; Lin Dai, CEO and Co-Founder of OneOf.com; Will Weinraub, CEO & Co-Founder of OnChain Studios; Jonathan Ovadia, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of AEXLAB; Albert Ovadia, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of AEXLAB; Elizabeth Ann Clark, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of AEXLAB; and Jake Brukhman, founder of CoinFund, one of the first blockchain-focused investment firms in the US.

NFT BZL 2021 Speakers
NFT BZL announces first group of speakers

My mission for the Mana Tech division is to support events like this that promote leadership, innovation and community. We believe that technology gives us the tools and methodology needed for our world to face challenges head-on, and that innovation, when paired with a compassionate world view, moves all of humanity forward.

Moishe Mana, CEO, Mana Common

NFT BZL’s program is set to include panels, fireside chats, digital galleries, auctions and more. The event is co-hosted by Grit Daily and Algorand, the blockchain-based cryptocurrency platform and supporting sponsors, Nifty Gateway and Oneof. More information on additional speakers, sponsors, partners and programming to come.



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