Init(Metaverse): Metaverse Bytes

Init(Metaverse): Metaverse Bytes

“Metaverse” “Virtual World” “Avataar” “NFT”

Say aye if you’ve heard these words a lot recently!

In a simplistic way, #buzzword Metaverse means “an entire world online”. With a number of big names entering the space, one thing’s for sure Metaverse is here to stay!

And if you’re someone who has questions like 

“What the hell is metaverse”

“What can I do in the metaverse?”

“What can I do after investing in an NFT?”
“How is metaverse going to interact with DeFi, NFT, GameFi, DAO’s, etc”

Well my friend you’ve come to the right place!

We are excited to share about our first meetup of #InitializeMetaverse

If you haven’t heard about our initiative Initialize Metaverse yet, attaching the blog link for you.

Metaverse Bytes will start with a keynote address by our president Akshay Aggarwal, who will talk about the Indian crypto landscape and the opportunities in the Metaverse space. Akshay has strived to set the direction for the industry by convening multiple conferences in the space and representing the industry on national and international forums.  

This will be followed by a panel discussion on “What is Metaverse and its future? Building Blocks of the Metaverse: DeFI, NFTs, Identity and DAOs.” The panel has an exciting list of founders from some of the leading Web 3 startups who will share their expertise upon the same. 

Revealing some of the panelists' names for you (to get you excited! :P)

1. Shenoy Phalgun is the Indian Ambassador for Polkadot and the Evangelist for Polkadot India Incubator. He is a micro-economics expert with extensive experience building autonomous applications. 

2. DeFi maven Deepansh Singh is the COO of Polkadex. He has significant experience in developing successful business strategies for multiple early-stage start-ups. 

3. Travis Wu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Highstreet. Travis is a prolific investor in the Metaverse and DeFi space, having invested in and advised over 20 projects that have strong synergy with Highstreet.  

4. Anuj Kodam is the Co-Founder of WallApp, and a master in NFT marketplaces. He’s an operator turned poker player turned entrepreneur, with a passion for building social in web3!

5. An expert in Metaverse Identity, Irfan Khan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hypermine

He has also worked with numerous big companies like HOSH, CAT Factory, Chipili, Citrix, Cisco Systems & others, before starting Hypermine.

6. Dustin Wallace has been in the blockchain space since 2017 and founded the F8 Guild in June 2021. Dustin possesses extensive knowledge of DAOs and derivatives.

The panel will be hosted by Naimish Sanghavi who is the founder of Coin Crunch India and has been reporting on cryptocurrencies since 2017. 

Calling out everyone- the crypto savvy, blockchain whiz, metaverse sage, NFT explorers, DeFi maven, Pro-gamers, developers, investors, regulators to join us for the discussion!

We bet you won’t regret it!

The event details are as follows:

Date: 2nd April 2022
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Airmeet

Reserve your spot at ground zero! 

What is Initialize Metaverse?

Initialize Metaverse is a 6 months virtual conference being organized by Blockchained India and Blocumen Studios in collaboration with Terra Luna & Draper Dragon Fund with Polygon as Ecosystem Partners. 

Initialize Metaverse will ingeniously explore the evolution of existing fields of work in DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, Identity & Gamefi, all focused on their contribution to the Metaverse. It aims to locate amazing startups or products on the global metaverse map. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the event!

And our Outreach Partners

Fintech Open Innovation | Startup Delhi | Namma Blockchain | Draper Startup House | The Blockchain School | Airmeet

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About the Speaker

Manav is the CMO and COO of Blocumen Studios. He is also the Co-Founder of Blockchained India. Manav has worked as GRCS Analyst at KPMG India, and as the Head of communications at I impact India. In the past, he also served as the Head of corporate communications at

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