The Nemesis joins as a partner in the long-awaited second edition of Metaforum in Milan

Milan is preparing to host the extraordinary second edition of Metaforum, the event organized by Finlantern in collaboration with the prestigious strategic partner The Cryptonomist. This unmissable day will take place on 7 June at the evocative Palazzo delle Stelline.

The big news of this edition of the Metaforum is the partnership with The Nemesis, the Swiss entertainment platform that offers virtual reality experiences and ranks first in the Top 20 Web3 Virtual Worlds ranking compiled by Metaversed. The Nemesis joins this event as a lead partner, bringing its expertise and experience to the Web3 world.

Throughout the day, event attendees will have the opportunity to explore the immersive world of crypto, blockchain, NFTs and DeFi, being guided by renowned industry experts.

The Nemesis, which will be present with its physical boothat the Metaforum, will actively contribute to the conversation, enriching it with a talk given by Founder & CEO, Alessandro De Grandi, to tell about news and developments in the platform.

In addition, event attendees will have an exciting “in real life” experience with a scavenger hunt inside the venue. More details will be revealed in the coming days through the company’s official social channels.

Metaforum boasts an outstanding lineup of moderators, including Silvio Luchetti and Sheraz Ahmed. The list of speakers is enriched with prestigious names that are constantly being updated, while confirmed sponsors include Crypt& Co by Gianluca Masini Rosati, Multiverse X, Bitget, Bullitverse, Hydroken, as well as other partners that will be announced soon.

But that’s not all: during the event it will be possible to experience an extraordinary NFT exhibition, with works by the most relevant artists in the field, including the names of Matteo Mauro, Leo Caillard, Andrea Crespi, Federico Clapis, Fabio Rotella and Giovanni Motta.

Metaforum is an unmissable opportunity to delve into the fascinating topics of the world of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, meet industry experts and visionaries of the digital future, discover new ideas, and become key players in the digital future!

For more information and to register for the event, visit the official Metaforum website.

The NFT Magazine presents the new monograph on the Crypto Art of Ellen Sheidlin

The NFT Magazine continues to tell the great Crypto Artists and after Angie Taylor, Joshua Davis, Andrea Crespi, the #04 CryptoArt Monograph is all dedicated to Ellen Sheidlin.

The NFT Magazine: The new CryptoArt Monograph

She has more than 4.5 million Instagram followers, and his work has been exhibited in major cities such as Tokyo, Florence, London, Paris and New York.

We are talking about ELLEN SHEIDLIN, a young multimedia artist who is actively experimenting with NFT, to whom the is dedicated the #04 CryptoArt Monograph.

Her artworks are a visionary mix of realism, dreams and virtuality, which the artist calls survirtualism , for the first time thoroughly enclosed in a Phygital Book, carefully curated by Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti.

This monograph at hand offers a unique perspective on the work of Ellen Sheidlin, showcasing a series of images that form a cohesive, animated artwork. Rather than presenting traditional, static artworks, the images in this book are frames taken from a larger, moving or animated piece.

This approach transforms the viewing experience, inviting the reader to immerse themselves in the artist’s creative process and journey.

The new CryptoArt Monograph together with the #05ISSUE2k23 of The NFT Magazine , will be available with a double drop from 1 May 2023 at 8 PM CEST , both on the Nifty Gateway platform, which will last 5 DAYS for both the COVER DROP and the BookDrop NFT.


Who is Ellen Sheidlin

Ellen Sheidlin is a multimedia artist who creates digital photo and video images, works in the genres of sculpture and painting, and actively experiments with NFT technologies. 

For more than 10 years Ellen has used social networks as the main platform for her work, combining Internet aesthetics with images from personal mythology to create a personal author’s world.

Ellen herself describes the method she has developed as survirtualism – a mixture of the digital and the physical, the dreamlike and the real, the material and the intangible. The artist often uses her own image to create works, showing how versatile our personalities can be and how many different facets, sensations and worlds lie within each person. 

The unpublished cover for the book

Every Crypto Artist protagonist of CryptoArt Monograph creates an unpublished work that becomes an NFT cover between physical and digital.
The work presented by Ellen Sheidlin for her monograph is “ Whispers”, whose physical version was exhibited at the Tokyo Art Fair, supported by Art Basel.

The artist says about it:

In this intriguing artwork, a group of ears symbolizes the diverse range of voices that contribute to our inner dialogue.

The ears whisper different thoughts, voices, illusions, judgments and love, reminding us of the complexity of the human mind. The whispers, while distinct and disparate, merge into a single voice that is both a reflection of the artist and a representation of the viewer’s internal dialogue.

The message is clear: all rumors are true, all these rumors are part of us, and it is up to us to embrace them and turn them into art. The last word spoken by the many whispers is a resounding affirmation: you are the art, and your inner world is a masterpiece waiting to be created ”.

The NFT Magazine Discovering CryptoArt Monograph

The time has come to tell the great Crypto Artists, their history, their artistic research, their digital works of art, the platforms and metaverses in which they operate.

The CryptoArt series Monograph by The NFT Magazine was created in collaboration with the most important and visionary curators to tell and “timestamp” of the evolution of Crypto Art today.

After the great international success of the book “CRYPTO ART – Begins ” born on the idea and project of The NFT Magazine, published by Rizzoli, the international magazine continues the research and curatorship work on the world of Crypto Art, still to be discovered.

Thanks to CryptoArt Monograph , The NFT Magazine reveals every month the great protagonists of the digital art scene in the WEB3.

Each artist creates an unpublished NFT associated with their monograph to read and collect, with the possibility of redeeming a limited edition physical book to overcome the boundaries of Web3 Publishing arriving at the collectors’ home as well as in the metaverse .

Each NFT features a unique smart contract for the Crypto Artist, Curators and Publishers to build the story and foundation of Crypto Art.

Metaforum: an NFT exhibition in Milan on 7 June

On 7 June, the second edition of the Metaforum event, organized by Finlantern and in collaboration with The Cryptonomist as a strategic partner, will be held in Milan. During this event there will also be an NFT exhibition with artists present on site.

NFT artists attending the Metaforum and much more!

Among the featured artists will be Matteo Mauro, Leo Caillard, Andrea Crespi, Federico Clapis, Giovanni Motta, and Paulo Renftle. Others will be announced soon.

The event will last an entire day and will be held at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan, a location surrounded by greenery to talk about crypto art, NFTs and more. Wide space will also be given to gaming, with the presence of a special room to try out NFT games and applications in collaboration with Noku and Bulltverse.

The conference, in addition to addressing the topic of the metaverse, will also have panels and speeches dedicated to crypto, DeFi and blockchain.

Among the confirmed speakers we can find:

  • David Princay of Binance,
  • Giacomo Zucco,
  • Marco Ruffa of Pinko,
  • Andrea Concas of ArtRights,
  • Jonathan Perkins of SuperRare
  • Lawyer Luciano Quarta
  • Lyn Ulbricht
  • Christian Piano of Bitget
  • Marcello Mari of Singularity DAO
  • Valerya Minaeva of 1inch
  • Massimo Morini of Algorand
  • Lawyer Lars Schlichting
  • Roberto Gorini of Noku
  • Federico Morgantini of Forbes Italia and

Moderators also include Silvio Luchetti, Ivan Quaroni and Sheraz Ahmed; the list of speakers is constantly being updated.

Some of the confirmed sponsors include Crypt& Co by Gianluca Masini Rosati, Multiverse X, better known as Elrond before the rebranding, Bitget, Bulltverse, Hydroken and others will be announced soon.

Whereas event partners include ArtRights, Artuu, Innovando, The Nemesis,, and many others.

Buy the tickets here to see the full event schedule. For 10 more days, tickets will be priced at 27 euros.


Bitget: interview with crypto exchange managing director Gracy Chen

The Cryptonomist conducted an exclusive interview with Gracy Chan, managing director of Bitget, about the famous copy trading platform that is expanding fast in Europe.

Can you introduce yourself and your role at Bitget? When did you start working for the company?

I am Gracy Chen, managing director of Bitget, a global leading cryptocurrency exchange with futures trading and copy trading services as its key features.

Bitget was founded in 2018, and I’ve been at the helm since the beginning, leading the company to become one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency trading platforms in the world.

Before joining Bitget, Gracy held executive roles at XRSPACE, a VR technology company. During her time there, Gracy oversaw and led the marketing and business development functions, as well as government and public relations in the region.

Formerly an anchor and producer at Phoenix TV’s technology and finance channel, one of the largest media conglomerates in China, Chen has reported on financial news and events extensively, including the World Economic Forum.

During her time at Phoenix, she interviewed tech leaders, including Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired. Gracy was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2015. A graduate of the National University of Singapore, and currently pursuing an MBA degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

How do you see the women’s role in crypto space?


Women have an important role to play in the crypto space, both as users and as creators of technology. Historically, the tech industry has been male-dominated, but there has been a shift towards greater gender diversity in recent years. However, there is still a long way to go to achieve true gender parity.

In the crypto space specifically, women are underrepresented as users and developers. This may be due to a variety of reasons, such as cultural and social barriers that discourage women from pursuing careers in technology. However, there are also many women who are actively involved in the crypto space and making important contributions.

It is important for the crypto community to actively work towards greater gender diversity and inclusion. This includes encouraging more women to enter the industry and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for them. It also involves recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women who are already involved in the space.

Can you explain more about the new Innovation Zone?

Recently, Bitget introduced Innovation Zone which offers users access to newly listed, innovative, and emerging digital assets and early-stage crypto projects.

This zone is designed to help users in their research process to uncover hidden gems within the vast number of tokens launching every day, and users can then decide which token suits their own portfolio the most, providing them with the opportunity to invest in potentially high-growth assets.

The exchange carefully selects projects that are innovative, have strong development teams, and demonstrate promising market potential.

At the meanwhile, the Innovation zone could help faciliate the whole blockchain ecosystem, as Bitget could support these innovative and promising projects with different kind of assistance such as KOL network, liquidity and community. Along with the launch of Innovation Zone, we also restart our launchpad, supporting quality blockchain startups in the long-term.

To ensure the security of users’ funds, Bitget conducts a thorough due diligence process on each project before listing it in the Innovation Zone. This includes evaluating the project’s whitepaper, team members, technology, community engagement, and legal compliance.

Overall, the Bitget Innovation Zone provides an opportunity for traders to access emerging crypto projects and potentially benefit from their growth, while also allowing innovative projects to gain exposure and funding through the Bitget exchange.

In addition, Bitget’s data has been included in the Coin360 Verified Exchange data dashboard, and plus connected its deposit and withdrawal data on the blockchain analytics platform, Nansen, allowing users to more easily verify the platform data, ensuring transparency and protection of the interests of both retail and institutional users.

What do you think about AI in crypto?

The prosperity of ChatGPT contributed to the increase of AI category token prices, such as FET, NMR, and others.

AI technology will play a non-negligible role in promoting blockchain infrastructure construction and more imaginative innovation and development in terms of computing power, data, graphics and many other fields.

What is more, Immutable CTO thought that OpenAI will lead to better art and narration in Web3 games. It is worth looking forward to how AI technology will affect the development of blockchain applications in the long-term future.

Artificial intelligence is foreseen to have a significant impact on the crypto industry and the potential to revolutionize the crypto industry in many ways. At Bitget, we like to be at the forefront of such technologies and want to offer our customers priority access to such innovative projects in our AI zone listings.

What do you think about NFTs?

Gaming wise, NFTs are on their way to becoming an integral part of GameFi and the entertainment market, particularly after the big push they received in 2022 from movie studios and record labels launching their own NFTs. The sector will therefore accelerate its development during 2023, as will the metaverse, which will receive special attention after big brands have begun to integrate their products and services into the metaverse.

Also, financial sector institutions such as stock exchanges, banks, and credit companies will provide their  services to virtual users, which will entail some changes related to the regulation and control of activities in the metaverse.

For NFT marketplaces BLUR token has been the talk of the town. As a newcomer , they stand out from the other existing platforms mainly because of its excellent operation strategies and airdrop models. Blur’s airdrops encourage more users to actively place bids for the NFTs listed on the platform, which in return improves the liquidity of their NFTs. At the same time, zero market fee and their custom royalty feature have also shook the existing NFT market. Since Blur has shown high potential as a project, Bitget was amongst the first batch of exchanges to list the token in our NFT zone.

In my opinion, NFTs can be categorized as PFP, generative art, in-game assets, Soulbound Tokens, etc., but the most discussed ones are image NFTs (PFP). Holding a certain type of NFT can bring users a sense of belonging in a specific community, investment value, identity satisfaction, personality display and other different values.

Through NFT, a group of people with common hobbies can recognize themselves easily. This decentralized collaborative model greatly improves motivation and pride of being a part of the community, and with the continuous accumulation and growth of projects, new cultural narratives can usually be formed.

Bitget keeps eyes on the NFT marketplaces. With the continuous growth of the NFT trading volume, we predict NFT -related financial products will become more and more important in the future and we welcome cooperation on this end .

Can you talk to us more about copy trading? Why is Bitget pushing so much on this feature?

Copy trading is a feature we offer that allows users to automatically replicate the trades of elite traders. It now supports copy trading in the spot market, futures market, and copy a strategist.

Since its launch in May 2020, the copy trading feature on Bitget, has broken the mould of trading patterns in the crypto market, bridging the gap between traders from all corners of the world, in addition to elite traders and their fans.

The product has attracted more than 80,000 traders and more than 380,000 followers, and has developed a global network of more than 100,000 KOL.

There are several reasons why Bitget is pushing copy trading as a key feature of its platform, such as accessibility: Copy trading can make cryptocurrency trading more accessible to beginners and less experienced traders who may not have the time or knowledge to make trades on their own. By replicating the trades of elite traders, users can potentially benefit from their expertise and earn profits without having to invest significant time or effort.

Community building: Copy trading can help to build a sense of community among users, as successful traders can gain a following and recognition for their skills and expertise. This can also help to promote social trading and knowledge sharing among users.

Platform differentiation: Copy trading is a feature that sets Bitget apart from other cryptocurrency exchanges, which may help to attract new users and differentiate the platform in a crowded market.

Revenue generation: Copy trading can generate revenue for both the platform and successful traders, through fees and commissions. This can help to incentivize traders to share their expertise and make profitable trades.

STEPN CEO on how to build a successful NFT marketplace. An interview with Yawn Rong

At NFT Paris 2023, which took place in the French capital on February 24-25th, we interviewed Yawn Rong, co-founder at Find Satoshi Labs, creator of the most famous STEPN NFT project to talk about how a successful marketplace should work.

What are the plans for the future expansion of the game and the NFT marketplace?

We started STEPN during the Covid-19. I was so bored, in a lock down, there were a lot of lockdowns in Australia. Jerry was my neighbor back then and we kept seeing each other at home, as we couldn’t go more than 500 km radius.

We said to each other “let’s create a crypto project” because Jerry has a background of building games and I am more involved in investing crypto, mining and everything to turn profit into crypto.

So we merged our two companies and we wanted to develop a game. Originally the game did not involve walking, but it had to be something like Monopoly or SuperMario.

Then the lockdown continued but we could walk for a couple of hours and the police were checking. Never seen so many people walking around with kids or with their dogs, so I thought that it would male sense to make something related to walking outside.

When you create a game, people demandes updates, they get bored quickly so we decided to remove a lot of gaming parts, the narrative and we kept the core. That’s the story and people like it, we have 20k to 50k people using it every day.

What do you think about the NFT market right now? How can it grow in the future? What’s your forecast on adoption?

The barriers are still too high for a person to enter in the NFT space for the first time. We are working to lower the entry barriers, this is our goal. That’s what we want to solve.

What are your next goals and objectives for STEPN?

Last year we established the objectives of expanding the Find Satoshi Labs ecosystem, which means a single app will always need to evolve. We need to keep building and this is the most important objective also to support the GMT token.

That’s why we decided to build our marketplace, our DEX and we have another field ecosystem for infrastructure which is going to be released later this year.

Once we complete the ecosystem we need to start to fill it with retails and products. STEPN will always be one of them, but we want to release another few apps.

In that way we are developing this “walking with two legs” sort of strategy: with one leg we are focusing on NFT and the other leg is working on tokenomics with the GMT token in the center.

The NFT and the token will be supporting each other. For example token burn to mint NFTs, NFT to have tokens, etc…

How is it going with NFT marketplace Mooar and the DEX called Dooar?

Dooar is the DEX we are building. We were trying to combine all the necessary components into one app which is STEPN. In the beginning we were using external providers but we decided to replace them with our own products.

Now we also have Dooar available on Mooar to facilitate exchange tokens. We have future plans on Dooar but it’s not our top priority now.

It’s working, it has basic functionality but we are more focused on Mooar now, the NFT marketplace built on Solana and Ethereum and more blockchain.

We are also optimizing the UX. If we want to summarize Mooar, for now it’s a membership only zero fee launchpad with trading functions and we are focusing on the launchpad now, building the next circle of blue chip NFTs.

This is why we are carefully selecting a handful of projects on a quarterly basis to identify the most likely to be successful. You can see that the projects we are launching are NFTs with a utility.

All the NFTs must have a utility and then you are able to grow.

We are also taking the trading fees away, and we are replacing them with a more sustainable model which is the subscription model.

Although the subscription seems a little bit difficult because you are not trading NFTs too often, there are other products we want to release to make the membership actually worth it.

With the subscription model we are able to explore a wide range of product features for example now the users will have an ecosystem to get experience and you are leveling up, not only trading.

If you are a high level user you will have more chance to win, to mint when it comes to the launchpad, for example.

The Sandbox (SAND) metaverse: interview with CEO Sebastien Borget

During the NFT Paris conference, held in the French capital on 24 and 25 February 2023, we interviewed the creator of The Sandbox metaverse, and the associated SAND crypto, Sebastien Borget.

In the interview we talked about plans for the future of the metaverse, but also what Borget thinks about NFTs and their adoption, as well as all the initiatives Sandbox is launching with Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, and many other entertainment personalities.

What is The Sandbox? An introduction to the metaverse and the crypto SAND

The Sandbox is a project that aims to create a decentralized metaverse based on blockchain technology. In fact, during the interview with Borget we also talked about the steps the company is taking in this direction to become more and more decentralized.

In any case, The Sandbox metaverse is a 3D virtual environment in which users can create, share, and monetize digital content, such as games, objects, and environments.

The Sandbox metaverse uses a crypto called SAND, which can be used to purchase land, objects, and creation tools within the virtual world.

A few days ago, the SAND crypto continued to follow the general trend of the crypto market. During the last week it reached a value of $0.765, while it currently stands at $0.68.

The interview with the CEO of The Sandbox(SAND) metaverse

Watch the full interview with the CEO of The Sandbox metaverse, Sebastien Borget, here: