When and where is it on?

The conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong, July 24-25, 2018, while the hackathon will run July 25-26, 2018, in Cyberport, a global leading innovation and digital technology hub in Hong Kong.

How many years has it been going?

It is the world’s first conference and hackathon dedicated to the future of Blockchain Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens.

What was the inspiration to start it?

“NFT’s (non-fungible tokens/ERC-721’s) unique assets and collectibles are the next generation of Blockchain value. From Cryptokitties to Codex, they represent an entirely new asset class and a quantum leap in how we quantify and interact with the world around us in a decentralized way.” — Jehan Chu, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Kenetic.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

Boasting an impressive program of speakers and panelists, topics for discussion at the conference will include: The opportunity for NFTs; crypto games: past, present and future; token standards; the platform problem: web, mobile, and more; NFT economies; ERC721 metadata workshop; IP on the Blockchain; building secure dapps; and funding your NFT project.

In addition to the conference, the NIFTY hackathon will bring more than 200 developers to Cyberport. Workshops focused on building blockchain-based games will be held on the afternoon of July 25th, with prizes worth more than US $15,000.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

This is an opportunity to meet investors focused on blockchain, particularly in Asia, as well as developers building projects in this space and companies who are entering blockchain gaming and collectibles.

Who will be speaking?

NIFTY’s conference lineup includes Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer and Exodus phone lead at HTC; Tom Bollich, CTO, of MadHive and Co-founder of Zynga’s Studio; Yat Siu, Founder of Animoca; Pete Kim, Head of Engineering, Toshi, at Coinbase; Mark Lurie, Founder and CEO of Codex; Jacob Evans, Core Developer at 0x Project; Sabrina Tachdjian, Blockchain & Crypto Investments Lead, LINE; Esteban Ordano, Founder and CTO of Decentraland; Ying Yin, Co-founder of Hyper Dragons; Martin Amor, CEO and Founder of Hoard; Ron Bernstein, CEO of Paradex; Jason Jeon, Chief Evangelist, NHN Entertainment; and many others.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Be an active participant in the talks and workshops to learn where the industry is heading and be a part of this growing community.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

You can buy tickets here

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Join the NIFTY hackathon and receive full complimentary access to the conference to meet investors, other developers and entrepreneurs in Asia-Pacific.

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