Kuala Lumpur, 23 June 2022 – It’s official and coming live to you this August. Yes, we are talking about M1NTED, Malaysia’s first-ever NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) conference and festival, a week-long event that will take place from August 22 to August 28.
Dubbed the M1NTED Week, this hybrid-style conference and festival will bring together dozens of speakers around the world, featuring some of the biggest names in the NFT space locally and abroad, as well as a hive of bustling and artist-immersive activities on everything that is NFT. More than just your conventional and formulaic conference, M1NTED also combines 6 specially-designed experiences as part of the festival showcase – together, they aim to convene over 1,500 participants. The festival will be held from August 22 to August 26, before culminating with the conference over 2 days on August 27 and August 28 and with a targeted attendance of over 4,000 participants.
Event organizer The Livescape Group is naturally excited with all the potential and possibilities that M1NTED holds, especially with the fast-rising emergence of NFTs that have taken the digital art and collectibles world by storm. This has also been a much-anticipated event to be finally happening, following the deferment from its initial planned event dates around June and July. “We have extended the original duration of M1NTED to a whole week now, thanks to the very encouraging response that we received from many parties out there,” said The Livescape Group’s CEO Iqbal Ameer.
“We are taking inspiration from the likes of NFT New York City, NFTCON and Miami NFT Week, which makes us unique and different in leading this movement of NFT in Malaysia. We are seeing an increasing number of people picking up the trend in embracing the world of web3, and there has been a rise of such interest at an exponential rate. By sparking such conversations and empowering people through a platform like M1NTED, we are committed to accelerating awareness and education to all uninitiated and initiated NFT buyers about taking control of their financial freedom, through decentralized tools of creative ownership,” added Iqbal.
The first five days of the event will take place across different host venues in Kuala Lumpur, which are Lot 10 Rooftop, Kedai KL, Battle Arena, After Dark Social Club, and Tiffin at the Yard. The final two days of the conference will take place at KLPAC and Tiffin at the Yard. Participants can expect a myriad of engaging and stimulating topics to be presented throughout the festival, which is segregated into the different categories played across the different host venues, namely Art on Day 1, Fashion on Day 2, Music on Day 3, Gaming on Day 4, and F&B on Day 5. Some topics that will be discussed include: ‘A New Era of Local Artists – Pt. I’; ‘The Future of Fashion: NFTs and the Metaverse’; and ‘What are Non-Fungible Tokens: How They Can Revolutionize and Reshape the F&B Industry’.
Now, attendees might be excited to know that while all these topics are being presented, various other experiential offerings are happening simultaneously, such as the NFT Throwback and NFT Artist Village (Day 1), Kick and Swap (Day 2), Minted Cosplay (Day 3), Beats for Mints (Day 4), and TIFF-in(Day 5). One of the featured activations will be the M1nted Artist Booth that will be made available in all locations. Attendees will get the chance to meet the artists behind each NFT collection, learning more about their amazing collections and projects.
On the final two conference days, be mind-blown by the eye-opening and insightful panel discussions and keynote speeches such as Legacy: NFT and Token as Inheritance; Incorporating Collaboration, Shared Ownership in NFT Music; Owning a Property in the Metaverse; A New Era of Local Artists Pt. I; The Future of Web3 Gaming; Crypto 101: To Hold Or To Flip?; Screw Spotify; Censorship and Community Governance; and NFT: Halal or Haram, among others.
Reputed expert speakers set to deliver the subject matters within a panel discussion or keynote speech setting include Henry Kim of On1 Force from USA, Canadian duo of Stephen Dowler of Monstercat and Vandal of DAORecords, as well as Akshey of Doodle Estate from India. M1NTED Week also features local NFT artists and heroes such as Ash Nair of Escape Kim, Nicole Yap of 8sian, Imran Haqeem of Tezos. The list also includes Roachpunks, who has recently released a 1/1 NFT edition for Dr. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad as well as Tigerpunks, who has been aiding in protecting the malayan tiger and wildlifes in the country, and more. There will also be Q&A sessions and fireside chats for attendees to leverage networking opportunities and get acquainted with some of the speakers on their burning questions.
According to Finder.com, 23.9% of Malaysian internet users currently own NFTs. The study which polled over 28,000 people in an online survey across 20 countries to compare NFT ownership, revealed that Malaysia ranks third for NFT adoption. Additionally, a further 10.5% of respondents said they plan to acquire more NFTs. As a result, NFT adoption in Malaysia could soon hit 34.4%, which only serves to highlight the growth potential of NFTs in the country.
Tickets for M1NTED Week are currently on sale, with over 50% sold off. So be sure to grab yours while you can. Prices start at RM150 and tickets are available at Get-Protocol and Pentas. General ticket holders will have access to all halls while VIP attendees are privy to additional benefits such as early access to pre-launch NFTs and networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.m1nted.asia or follow https://twitter.com/M1ntedAsia and https://www.instagram.com/m1ntedasia_/.
“Malaysians can certainly expect more exciting news and updates on M1NTED as we get closer to the M1NTED Week. There’s also plenty of NFTs to be won, so follow us on social media for exclusive insights and prizes,” added Iqbal.
ABOUT THE LIVESCAPE GROUP
The Livescape Group is an award-winning creative experience & business incubator based in South-East-Asia. As a web2 to web3 company focused on experience and engagement via youth-centric platforms, our portfolios in lifestyle IP revolves around consumer-centric products & experiences in the web3 space. The Livescape Group currently has offices based in Malaysia, Singapore, and Jakarta.
M1NTED is where your NFT journey begins. As Malaysia’s first NFT Confest, M1NTED aims to help the public gain a better understanding of NFTs by bringing together leading executives, founders, key opinion leaders to spotlights the latest trends and evolutions of NFT. For more information, visit www.m1nted.asia or https://twitter.com/M1ntedAsia.
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