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NFT.NYC

Dates
Sunday, June 19 - Friday, June 24
Location
New York City, NY
Lead
Leo Chen
Team
5
Tier
Tier 2

Harmony will be hosting a web3 lounge for 4 days, in alignment with NFT NYC. We will be cultivating a space to support new web3 projects through workshops, panels, activations, and engaging activities.

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Impact Report

📅 Highlights

Date
Highlight
6/17
Event Coordinator @Garrick Hyde-White Arrival
6/18 Sat
Team arrival
6/19
6 pm Team setup for Lounge Opening
6/20
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge Day 1
6/21
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge Day 2
6/22
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge Day 3
6/23
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge Day 4
6/24
Core Member @Leo Chen speaks at NFT.NYC
6/25 Sat
Team Departure
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Run of Show

Our Vision

Location

The Harmony Hub is located just a couple of blocks away from the heart of the action for NFT NYC’s conference location. It is a 6500 sq/ft space with beautiful views of the most iconic building in NYC—the Empire State building. For approximately 26k, we will have this venue for a full 96 hours. Thought leaders in NFTs and GameFi will help curate the programming and space.

Goal

Harmony is going into NYC with a very specific goal to build local developers and scale relationships. While we do not plan to focus on onboarding investors at this event, we are focused on engaging investor interest in existing Harmony ecosystem projects.

Launch

Two NFT projects launching on Harmony will be featured at this event. Our initiative is to onboard two of the three DAOs cosponsoring the venue with us. The space will be designed for people to be able to come and build on Harmony.

Onboard

1Wallet will host an onboarding session to demonstrate its use case.

Blueverse

Metapride and Foodmasku are inviting 10k+ college students and blockchain enthusiasts to attend our event. We also are planning on working with the Blueverse team to onboard metaverse enthusiasts.

Exposure

This event will bring exposure to the Harmony ecosystem through partnerships and collaboration (Nifty Castle, New Friendship Tech, etc.) All these groups have committed to promoting our event as part of their partnership.

💙 Harmony Attendees

TOTAL: [5]

Harmony presents W3BTHR33 L0UNG3 at NFT NYC

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🛋 The Lounge

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Events Team

Goals

Name
Role
Goal
Days
Events
@Leo Chen: Core
NFT.NYC speaker; tech partners; game studio
* build 10 new connections with game studio and tech partners * find 10 nft/gamefi partners
6/19- 6/23
@Peter Abilla: Core
Game studio
* build 10 new connections with game studio and tech partners * find 10 nft/GameFi partners
6/19- 6/25
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge
@Garrick Hyde-White: Contributor
Lounge oversight, operations, marketing, logistics, partnerships
-Introduce Harmony and onboard builders -Establish Partnerships - NYC with a very specific goal to build local developers and scale relationships.
6/17- 6/25
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge
@Al Cheung: Contributor
- Location Scout - Venture partnership - Ambassador Scout - Grant interviewer
* subscribe 10 new /venture partners * compose the data for /Landscape Report * scout 5 Harmony Ambassadors from NYC * comms on paused Grants * activate 30 users to 1Wallet
6/18- 6/25
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge
@Eilam: Contributor
Event visual setup, promotional materials, operations, design for partnerships, signage
Attendee Experience, Create exceptional graphics for event panels and keynotes
6/19- 6/25
Harmony x W3BTHR33 Lounge
  1. Introduce Harmony and onboard buildersAn experiential community center for a diverse mix of builders and creators to spend time in NYC. We will be collaborating on a 4-day hackathon event with GameFi and DAO innovation as the primary focus, providing valuable opportunities for builders to engage with Harmony in meaningful ways. Our goal is to tell a bigger story together.
  2. Introduce the public to new Timeless features—Part of the goal is to introduce prospects to Timeless’ new features with a live demo, getting feedback from the younger generation.
  3. Establish Partnerships—The space will be programmed and curated in partnership with established NFT community leaders experienced in hosting memorable satellite networking events during major conferences across the US, all with a shared mission.
  4. 🔑 Key Partnerships
    1. Nifty Castle / Deebies / Witchy GF / Rob Boss DAO - Providing Devs, Influencers, Culture)

    Links:

    The Nifty Castle has proven experience producing memorable satellite events with meaningful engagement that reflects the environment and ecosystem of empowered builders and communities growing on the Harmony blockchain. We’re especially interested in investing into DAO models and start-ups as we work to develop the RobBossDAO concept in addition to our NFT projects.

    Their community is an inclusive destination for everyone to explore the potential of NFTs as a new creative medium, and interact with memorable characters and immersive experiences. They’ve been building organically in the space since January 2021 and are recognized for taking a long-term, sustainable approach to development (similarly to Harmony). They’re here for the journey and growth of art and story in the NFT space, including GameFi, and they’re excited to contribute interactive programming to this hackathon event.

    One of their main initiatives at NFT.NYC will be programming for #womeninweb3 and female leadership, as well as onboarding women builders and creators in the space through the WGF Women Artists’ Invitational project we started at NFT LA.

    Professional background - Rich Beeman (co-founder of Nifty Castle) has serviced or directly managed accounts for global leaders like Ubisoft, Amazon Video, Philo, Red Bull TV, Hulu, the UFC, Sony Pictures Television, AMC, STARZ, PBS, Chatbooks, Sundance Institute, Fusion, VH1, EA SPORTS NBA LIVE, EA SPORTS UFC, and EA ACCESS, he helped launch a range of media startups including the largest branded Snapchat channel in the world.

    FreeRossDAO is an organization governed by the owners of $FREE, a token that represents fractional ownership in the artistic works of Ross Ulbricht. The Ross Ulbricht Genesis Collection auction began at Art Basel on December 2nd, 2021. It was meant to be a fundraiser for prisoner support and Ross Ulbricht’s freedom effort. The winning bid from our DAO was for 1446 ETH, and went directly towards these efforts.

    Since then, their governance model has been used by other social impact DAOs such as AssangeDAO and UkraineDAO, along with mentions in Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg, and New York Times. An offshoot of art collective PleasrDAO, we are also committed to sharing the work of marginalized prisoners as well as humanizing issues around prison reform through creative expression

    GROW IN THE DARK - site-specific VR experience

    Grow in the Dark is a digital colorized animation with Bitcoin-tokenized certificate of authenticity (COA). Made up of 318 individual black-and-white frames hand-drawn by Ross in prison.

    The installation will physically recreate Ross’ prison cell with a 5min VR animation revisualizing his animation with new music and spoken words from Ross

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    “What began as a desire to track the development of my plant became a much bigger project. What are its surroundings? A cell? How did we get there? Am I there too? I played it over and over in my mind’s eye, imagining how it might look. However, I had no idea how laborious a little animation could be. A book light under a plastic bowl was my light. A marker pen, some basic geometry, and sustained focus for many weeks. Oddly, I won’t see the animation myself, not unless I defy the idea it conveys and leaves this cage before I grow old and die.” – Ross Ulbricht

    They are on a mission to bring Christopher Street to the metaverse with MetaPride Land. A universally safe-space for the global LGBTQ+ community. It is an always-on destination that provides 24/7 access to critical life-saving and support services including suicide prevention, identity counseling, crisis support tools and resources to assist with housing, jobs, healthcare, etc.

    Dland, The Sandbox, and Cryptovoxels are fully committed and providing the land and build-out for this year, Foodmasku is curating our NFT charity collection for June and OpenSea is the marketplace partner waiving all the fees so that the most money possible goes right back into our community. The collection will explore identity and feature some of the world’s leading queer, BIPOC, and ally artists with all proceeds going right back to the community.

    They have received the full support of Pride Live, the group that worked to secure the National Stonewall Monument and created Stonewall Day, and they believe MetaPride Land has the ability to be a platform for the next generation global gay rights movement and OutRight Action International is the only global LGBTIQ organization with consultative status and a permanent presence at the United Nations Headquarters, where they advocate for human rights and equality for LGBTQIA people, serve as the secretariat of the UN LGBTI Core Group and act as a watchdog on all 193 world governments.

    One of the founders is Jake Resnicow, who has produced events all over the world supporting causes and raising funds for AIDs research, homeless LGBTQ+ individuals, and restaurant and event support workers impacted throughout the pandemic. Most recently Jake and his team raised over $500k for LGBTQ+ charities during the 50th Anniversary celebration of Pride and the Stonewall riots. Matt Stevenson, the Founder, has spent his career building and supporting brands and consumer experiences at Conde Nast and TIME, most recently building TIMEPieces, the wildly successful web3 initiative.

    As the world is adjusting to our new normal, dealing with discriminatory legislation, and hopefully putting COVID behind us, we want to ensure all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies regardless of physical location have access to celebrate their queer and gender non-conforming identities in a safe and welcoming space. Once a year Metapride Land will transform into MetaPride Fest where we will bring the physical celebrations taking place all over the world to the metaverse with A-List performances, appearances, and events accessible for all to enjoy.

    The Festival will also mark the first-ever hybrid Pride event, taking place live and in the metaverse in MetaPride Land. Physical restrictions no longer prevent our community from celebrating Pride. Discrimination becomes disempowered. MetaPride Land is a safe and anonymous place for people to gather online to celebrate Pride from the safety of their homes,

    It is the celebration of our community. An event, unlike anything the physical or digital world, has ever seen. Taking place in real life and in the metaverse, people from all over the world will come together for free to live out loud, celebrate our differences and lift up our love. Live performances, moving speeches, and partner activations will create an unforgettable experience.

    Live Performances (IRL (avantgardner.com) and Metaverse (Dland and The Sandbox)

    June 24th - Above and Beyond and Spencer Brown

    June 25th - Galantis, SG Lewis, LP Giobbi, Ty Sunderland, Aquaria, Gottmik, Violet Chacki, Alexis Tucci, Allison Nunes, Ben Bakson, Dan Slater, Fabio Luigi, Spencer Huff, Las Bibas from Vazcaya, Lina Bradford, Matt Denton, Special Surprise Pop Star

    4. Foodmasku / Delectables

    Antonius Oki Wiriadjaja, 38, is a multimedia artist based in New York City, New York. He is also known as Foodmasku, which is a dual-language pun; In Bahasa Indonesia and Javanese, Food - mas - ku can also mean “Food of my brother.” He is a former Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Indonesia and also a survivor of a shooting in his neighborhood in New York City which inspired his advocacy for gun violence prevention. He created the Instagram account Foodmasku — face masks made from meals eaten during COVID-19 self-isolation — after seeing a fellow artist wear a pickle face filter during a zoom meeting. A single piece of kale on his face turned into a daily food face-mask selfie. The project was selected by The New York Times as one of "five art accounts to follow on Instagram now" and he has been minting his work as non-fungible tokens since March of 2021.

    I am a former Fulbright Scholar and an alumnus and former faculty of NYU ITP - one of the top programs in the country for interactive media. I can connect with that community to bring creative programmers to the event with Harmony One. I am also connected to several magnates of the food industry in New York, including some cooperatives that are interested in forming a DAO such as the Cola Co-op.

    I saw the devastating effects the pandemic and racist attacks had on my neighborhood of two-bridges, Manhattan. I live on the border of Chinatown and Lower East Side. About 6 out of 10 businesses have reopened and they are still struggling with supply chain issues, lack of personnel and a general sense of fear and uncertainty. I want to host an event to speak about this with local builders and leaders.

    Quick Facts:

    • Ethereum project launched October 2, 2022
    • 9,224 Kings & Queens (50% character ratio)
    • Artist: Jesse Johnson ()
    • Bridging digital & physical (NFTs + canvas prints)

    Eternal Royals is a collection of 9,224 kings and queens created by the artist, Jesse Johnson. The project features unique artwork and innovative utility giving token holders the opportunity to print a 1 of 1 canvas with an embedded NFC chip to verify proof of ownership linking the physical print to the NFT. Perks include access to online/IRL events and future rewards connected to NFC scanning and physical prints.

    Activation:

    • 3-Person Panel - “Uniting Digital & Physical”
    • Jesse Johnson - Artist, Eternal Royals
    • John Doe - Founder, JONDO Global
      • Global printing brand of 30+ years
      • 11 locations worldwide (North America, Europe, Australia)
    • Mark Sheklton - Founder; SmartSeal
      • Web3 company specializing in NFC chip technology with wallet/smart contract integration
    • Event Activities (potential)
      • Silent disco
      • Jeopardy Trivia Game
      • Online poker qualifier w/ IRL Final Table?
    • Canvas artwork with NFC technology
    • “Swag Bag” gifts for attendees
      • 16x20” Poster Prints
      • Exclusive Eternal Royals Poker Chips
      • Stickers
    • Art & Decoration (Any NFT Art)
      • Canvas/metal/acrylic prints
      • Pillows & blankets
    • Event Giveaway Inventory
      • NFTs
      • 1 of 1 30x40” Canvas Print of ER NFT
      • ER Merch capsule (Hoodie & Shirt)
      • Prints of attendee’s NFT of choice on materials listed above
      • Canvas prints from The Dope Art
      • 2-3 Jesse Johnson custom art designs for ‘NFT Pack’
    6. GigLabs

    A white-labeled end-to-end API technology stack for brands to connect with their largest audiences.

    Activation: Interested in adding value through valuable networking opportunities and additional tech-focused activations for builders.

    7. Cola Co-op

    Activation: A local NYC cannabis and events cooperative would like to host one of these events with the idea of introducing their community to crypto and helping them with the beginning stages of forming a DAO.

    DMND Hand Gaming

    Online games developer and publisher, found by professionals with substantial experience in the social gaming industry. Our mission is to give players an outstanding online gaming experience and the possibility to interact with gamers all over the world!

    The Female Pleasure Society is a limited NFT collection of 4960 female characters stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain to empower women and their sexual freedom. Your NFT will give you exclusive access to members-only benefits such as free innovative science-backed products, voting rights, and other rich long-term utilities.

    TCG World — is an immersive 4K NFT-based open-world adventure game powered by their very own currency — TCGcoin.

    Earn crypto, play games, and make new friends in a virtual world with a real crypto-economy. Explore a vast world filled with breathtaking scenery and fascinating cultures.

    Cryptobots is a Play2Earn game that merges two genres: a collectible RPG and a space grand strategy.

    Cryptobots dev team is focused on two main things — sustainable Play2Earn economy and addictive gameplay mechanics.

    Ancient Wisdom is weaving together a metaphysically minded tribe of spiritual technologists. By releasing Sol Shamans, an impressive collection of 7,777 wizards, witches, and stunning shaman NFTs— we are inspiring our community with spiritual technologies and helping make the world a bit better. Each Sol Shaman is a unique digital collectible minted as an ERC-721A NFT. This means low gas fees.

    Hot Dougs is an NFT collection featuring 6,969 editions of “Doug”, an endearing hot dog living in a world of hungry humans. Every Doug has its day, find yours.

    A noncustodial social wallet to securely store, send, receive, swap, and earn crypto assets. We are developing the smart contract 1Wallet in collaboration with Aaron Li using the keyless research by Dionysis Zindro & SmartOTP (Homoliak et al., 2018) No more stressing over private keys, seed phrases. It is an open-source project funded in part by the Harmony grant

    Zoratopia is where creativity, crypto, and community collide. || Classes every other Wed.

    “HUXLEY is the culmination of my life's work, my magnum opus. Taking all the skills learned from acclaimed career-building universes and IPs for others, and creating one of my own. I'm excited to have the community involved from its genesis and to share this adventure with me.”

    - Ben Mauro

    Tokenizing every pizzeria on Earth.

    Activation: Pizza DAO will be sponsoring and proving pizza for the Lounge throughout all 4 days.

  5. Strengthen Builder Network —The idea is to build existing and new relationships with builders and growth hackers (local college students, community social groups, local thought leaders etc.), and to learn their interests in contributing and collaborating in our ecosystem projects (Harmony GameFi, Dao’s, Social Tokens etc.)
  6. Local 10k Downloads for 1wallet — One of our main goals for NYC is to find partners and onboard as many people to the Harmony ecosystem as possible. Partnership with Metapride should hit the initial goal. Onboarding at our Web3 Hub event should bring in an additional 1k+ users.
  7. Harmony to seek Builders — 1/3 of the attendees and expo hall are occupied by builders. Learn what builders are creating and introduce and attract them into the Harmony ecosystem. Curate a list of ecosystem builders that are readily investable (helped by the Harmony Advisors Network if necessary) to attract the attention of investors and to introduce 10 of our ecosystem projects. Connect them to at least 25 discussions

Master Links:

🗺 Overview

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NYC Event Proposal
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Impact Report