Are NFTs and other Web3 collectibles worth the hype?
Today, what may seem like just a .jpg image online can actually be a masterpiece worth thousands (or even millions) of dollars. It’s not hard to see why the NFT craze has swept the world over — and in this latest Zoom K11 Konversations, we look at how that came to be. We invite the founders of the original meme platform 9GAG Ray Chan and art collectible NFT platform UCOLLEX Robert Tran, to explain how virtual assets of Web1 have evolved to the now widely recognised NFTs of Web3.
Comparing this new class of virtual assets to real estate deeds, taxi licences and marriage certificates, to premium credit cards that dole out non-stop benefits, and to being able to remix new music and movies just by owning its creative rights — the two Hong Kong entrepreneurs at the epicentre of Web3’s obsession with collecting are here to tell us why Web3 can finally allow the creative world to fully bloom!
K11 Konversations: Web3 Ep. 2 - Why Are NFTs Worth Millions?
Ray Chan, Founder, 9GAG
Robert Tran, Founder, UCOLLEX
Sheila Ebrahim, Project Manager, Eureka Nova
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Share for Good, Share the Love! With the outbreak of the fifth COVID-19 wave, New World Development again champions the spirit of “Creating Shared Value” with the objective to contribute to the community through concrete actions.
Connecting NGOs with like-minded individuals and organisations, New World has launched the online platform ‘Share for Good’ to bring donors and beneficiaries together and provide for the needy through monetary donations and daily necessities, such as anti-epidemic items, supermarket cash coupons, learning assistance materials and more.
Everyone can lend a helping hand to those in need and share the love! Show your support now and donate cash through the ‘Share for Good’ platform today. Lend a hand, leave an impact!
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The MEGA collection SPACE MOLLY takes its next walk in space donning an iconic bob cut and red skirt with overalls: look familiar?
Vinyl figure and art toy collectors will want to make a beeline to POP MART as it makes a throwback to the favourite childhood cartoon of many — Chibi Maruko Chan. The limited edition "MEGA Collection SPACE MOLLY x Chibi Maruko-chan” launches on 28 April.
With moveable arms and donning a space suit and Chibi Maruko mask, the limited edition SPACE MOLLY is available in 3 distinct facial expressions!
New limited release:
1. MEGA Collection 400% SPACE MOLLY × Chibi Maruko-chan
HK$1,625 (20 pieces in total)
2. MEGA Collection 1000% SPACE MOLLY × Cherry Maruko
HK$7,319 (25 pieces in total)
Business Hours: 10AM-8PM
Location: B233B & B231B, B2/F, K11 Art Mall
Love collecting exclusive vinyl art toy figures? Remember to follow K11 Art Mall and POP MART on social media for more updates on raffle launches!
From 21 April – 31 May 2022, enjoy multiple shopping rewards at K11 Art Mall! Earn up to 28X K Points upon same-day spending of HK$500 or more from 2-4 merchants, and open a new ZA Bank Account with invitation code ‘NWZA250’ to instantly earn 250 K Dollars! T&Cs Apply.
Japan’s hit shounen series, Jujutsu Kaisen, is coming to K11 Art Mall in a limited-time pop-up by reusable masks brand WM Project!
Celebrating the theatrical release of the highly anticipated Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie, the pop-up features your favourite superpowered sorcerers in chibi on 14 reusable mask designs! A special Ryomen Sukuna edition in WM Project’s iconic V-shape black and white masks showcases the King of Curses’ signature markings — to ensure you’ll be warding off all curses, on top of germs and viruses, of course.
Making an appearance at the pop-up is also your favourite Jujutsu High instructor, Gojo Satoru, and titular character Itadori Yuuji as two adorable 2-metre-tall inflatable chibis for a cute Instagramable moment!
WM Project’s range of masks is made of EU-certified Polygenie® ViralOff™ anti-viral technology, which sterilises and fends off 99% of viruses within two hours. On top of being anti-bacterial, odour-resistant, and transfer-resistant, the masks are form fitting with adjustable ear straps, and hand washable to be reused for up to 50 times.
Enjoy an array of limited-time privileges at the WM Project x Jujutsu Kaisen Pop-up: Get HK$100 off your purchase of 3 masks, HK$200 off 5 masks, and HK$300 off 7 masks! Spend HK$1,000 or above to grab two complimentary Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie ticket redemption coupons.*
KLUB 11 Member Exclusive Offers
• Visit the WM Project x Jujutsu Kaisen pop-up at K11 Art Mall on 18, 20-21 May to grab exclusive gifts!
*Ticket redemption coupons are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last.
Dates: 12 - 29 May, 2022
Location: Kiosk 2, B2/F, K11 Art Mall
Opening Hours: 11:30am-8:30pm
Hong Kong’s first dedicated online marketplace for specially handcrafted foods, Calioo brings the city’s budding small food businesses to K11 Art Mall in a limited time pop-up!
Offering homegrown chefs a platform to reach wider audiences, Calioo empowers local communities to share their culinary delights and uniquely handmade goods to the world! Take a food tour of all the treats, sweets, and snacks offered at the Calioo “Chillax” Pop-up, and surprise your taste buds with Hong Kong’s unique homemade recipes today!
Calioo “Chillax” Pop-up
Date: 13 May – 29 May (Every Fri, Sat, Sun)
Time: 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Venue: 121-122, 1/F