For Immediate Release
June 3, 2021
MINT GOLD DUST AND WALLSTREETBETS PRESENT MIAMI COLLABORATION
LIVE VINTAGE NFT AUCTION BY MINT GOLD DUST
The forward-looking digital art and auction blockchain platform, Mint Gold Dust, and the market-moving online organization of financial renegades, WallStreetBets, collaborate for an event at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida on Friday, June 4th (7–11pm) culminating in a live NFT auction presented by Mint Gold Dust featuring vintage digital works by Rare Pepes and Spells of Genesis.
As the weight of the pandemic fades, if the story of 2021 has been anything it is that of the meteoric rise in the ubiquity and mainstream acceptance of blockchain technology, as seismic a paradigm shift as the early days of the internet. Cryptocurrencies continue to break record highs, industries of every different stripe are incorporating the transparency and power of blockchain into their day-to-day operations, and the average consumer has a much greater understanding, if not substantial financial investment, in the crypto space.
However, the power of blockchain is far from limited to the financial and corporate sectors, but also extends into, and enriches, the world of the arts. The explosion of enthusiasm for digital art, known as NFTs, has dominated the 2021 news cycles, with digital art changing hands for eye-watering, regal sums. While Beeple’s $69.3 million sale of the NFT ‘Everydays: The First 5000 Days’ represents the apex of NFT sales, the equally respectable ongoing auctions of digital art command high sales prices and reflect the pervading truth in the arts that people invest in and support the artist’s vision rather than solely the medium that vision is conveyed through. Digital art continues to establish its foothold as an equal player in the art world, both artistically and financially.
Kelly LeValley Hunt, Founder and CEO of MintGoldDust, believed and invested in the potential power of blockchain technology as a pioneer years before any sort of mainstream acceptance, a belief now coming to fruition with the popular rise of blockchain. That vision additionally will have a tangible result with the launch of her pre-eminent NFT platform, Mint Gold Dust. Far beyond a traditional auction platform, Mint Gold Dust curates content that showcases the digital art itself but goes well beyond, with artist features, editorial, interviews, and collaborative spaces enriching the art experience for artist and connoisseur alike.
Possessing a similar rogue outlook, Jaime Rogozinski founded WallStreetsBets, a Reddit forum, in 2012. While seeking investment opportunities, Rogozinski eschewed the institutional route of big brokerage houses and in true decentralized fashion went straight to the people, setting up an online environment where investors shot from the cuff, shared their victories and failures, and pooled their collective wisdom to play the biggest game in town.
ABOUT WALL STREET BETS
An online investment community founded by Jamie Rogozinksi on Reddit in 2012, WallStreetBets has developed into a community that reflects its name; aggressive with both talk and the investments to back it up, a higher tolerance for risk than traditional investors, and the fortitude to gamble on companies with only airy potential to bank on. WallStreetBets erupted into the national media spotlight with the short squeeze of GameStop stock in January of 2021.
ABOUT MINT GOLD DUST
Mint Gold Dust redefines the way people interact with digital art. NFT auctions, highly curated and selected artists, in-depth interviews of top digital artists, support for curators, collaborative spaces, on-going royalties for artists through their works and expanding the utility of NFTs into other industries all fall under the scope of Mint Gold Dust’s vision. Based in NYC, decentralized everywhere, Mint Gold Dust will officially launch in July 2021.
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