“When you purchase a ticket to an event, you automatically become a member of a DAO and an owner of an NFT, without having to do any research,” BlockShow CEO Addy Creeze explained.
After a year-long hiatus, the Cointelegraph-powered cryptocurrency conference BlockShow is back – this time with a possibility for attendees to join a decentralized autonomous organization as members.
BlockShow DAO’s conference seeks to give attendees a stake in the show and the ability to organize activities, regardless of whether they are a significant sponsor or a first-time guest. The organizers chose to transform the event into a DAO in light of the fact that many conferences are still grappling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We believe that only a DAO will enable us to build the world’s largest fully community-owned Web3 festival, comprised of numerous separate community-owned, self-organized event DAOs,” BlockShow CEO Addy Creeze said. “Our goal at BlockShow DAO is to leverage our network and brand to increase awareness of Web3 and to enable people experience the ownership economy’s benefits.”
BlockShow has teamed with Oaziz DAO to enable the event to issue its own tokens, sell tickets in the form of nonfungible tokens created on the blockchain, and conduct NFT sponsorship auctions. Creeze continued:
“While people live in tribes and gathering together is natural for them, we see event DAOs as an entry point into Web3. You buy a ticket to an event, and you’re already part of a DAO and an owner of an NFT, with no necessity to do your homework.”
The DAO intends to distribute 100 NFTs designed by artist Yiying Lu via MakersPlace on April 6. Crypto fans interested in joining the DAO can join the Discord group to discuss the location and date of BlockShow’s inaugural event, as well as listen to organizers on Twitter Spaces on April 5.
The previous BlockShow, which took place in December 2020, was a mashup of online and offline events, serving as a “knowledge partner” for the Singapore FinTech Festival, which was organized by the country’s financial authority. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, Senegalese-American singer Akon, who spoke about establishing a crypto city in Uganda, and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, co-founders of Gemini, were among the speakers.
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