While on the airplane flying back to NY after attending MiamiNFT week, I was reflecting on the weekend. I realized that I needed to write down all of my memories from the weekend as they were still fresh. All three days were bustling with excitement and with people making connections across the industry. It was such an honor to represent Floki and crypto education at MiamiNFT week! I have made some lasting connections while increasing recognition for Floki within the Web3 community. Through Floki, I am bringing the principles of cognitive neuroscience to crypto education to help people achieve success and financial independence.
I spoke during the morning of the first day. Even though I got to the venue an hour early, I still felt rushed. At first I was a bit nervous that there would be low turnout so early in the conference. I couldn't have been more wrong. The auditorium was packed for the panel and the audience was receptive and appreciative. On the panel with me was Gareb Shamus, the founder of ComiCon and Dogewood Captain. It was moderated by Jason Nguyen, the founder of House of Kibaa and we had a panel discussion called "The Secret to NFT Utility"; since at Floki we are consistently adding more utility to our lines of NFTs, I fortunately had a lot to add to the conversation.
Most of the time when I mention crypto to someone, their first comment is how crypto investors are out for themselves and all about the money. The running theme of the weekend for me was how that line of thinking is completely wrong. Almost every panel talk and keynote emphasized both charity and education and I rarely heard people talk price predictions for their projects. There was an overwhelming feeling of community with people having a shared goal of mainstream crypto adoption, exploring ways to join forces, and cooperate instead of compete. Of course, money is involved as it is with every economy. That's really what blockchain technology is doing, changing the very fabric of our society; from the way we prove membership to organizations or ownership of assets, how we subscribe for services, as well as how we bank and pay for goods.
It was amazing to see the amount of people who knew about Floki. Some came over to me to ask questions or comment on our powerful community of Floki Vikings. Everyone who knew about the project only had positive things to say about the insane amount of utility being developed by the core team for both the NFTs and token. I had a great time introducing so many crypto investors to the project since all it took was a mention of the Vikings for questions to pour out of their mouths.
I'm looking forward to seeing how this conference grows in future years. With the speed of technological development and mainstream adoption, I believe we'll have a different crowd in the audience next year, looking to be educated about blockchain technology as crypto and NFTs become more ubiquitous in our society.