22 Days since #NFTNYC2022 — 111 days to London

NFT.NYC is a community event.

4 min readJul 15, 2022

It started in 2018, during the ICO-era when people asked “Why would I want something that’s NON-fungible?!”

We have since seen the community grow beyond expectation:

  • 460 attendees has now become over 16,000
  • Over 200,000+ tweets last month
  • A single day, single stage event is now a whole week with 450+ satellite events

Thank you.

NFTs take over Times Square for the 2nd year — Art by @ilyakazakov

2022 Highlights

The Diversity of NFTs

#NFTNYC2022 highlighted the changing face of the NFT Community.

This year we have seen a rapid increase in diversity, with groups and projects from people of all backgrounds and for a rapidly growing list of industries.

  1. Speakers from 46 countries
  2. Attendees from 72 countries
  3. 16 NFT tracks

Congratulations to The Royals who won The Diversity Award at the 2nd Annual NFT Awards for their work celebrating and bringing awareness to global cultures:

Winner of The Diversity Award — The Royals

Coinbase premiered a 10 minute trailer for The Degen Trilogy at Radio City Music Hall, sharing a best-in-class example of the evolution of tokenized IP evolving into new creative forms.

The Degen Trilogy premiere at Radio City Music Hall — Noam Galai via Getty Images

Futugo introduced their all in one luxury fashion ecommerce platform (web 2.0) for physical items, a digital marketplace for NFTs in the metaverse (web 3.0) and a social network designed exclusively for luxury fashion and art lovers.

Futugo App is the world’s first luxury fashion network suitable for the metaverse

Increasing Mainstream Adoption

Coach announced its NFT program for loyalty members, Coach Insiders, hosted on nft.coach.com

Coach is introducing NFTs to their Insider Community, including collaborations with leading artists

MoonPay unveiled HyperMint — A self-service platform focused on helping web2 audiences mint and manage NFT collections with ease.

Ivan Soto-Wright announced HyperMint at Radio City Music Hall.

New Technologies helping us get there

Polygon announced its commitment to go carbon negative by 2022, sharing the benefits and security of Ethereum without detriment to the environment.

Cudos recently released their layer 1 blockchain alongside their sustainable cloud computing network, Cudo Compute, providing a one-stop, decentralised, and connected solution for Web3 developers.

Updates for 2023

Thank you to all of the attendees and sponsors who provided feedback on #NFTNYC2022

More or fewer Speakers

72 attendees this year shared feedback requesting less speakers, and that we only put experienced speakers on stage.

Our first core value is to give the NFT community a voice.

We received over 3,500 Speaker Applications this year and approved 46% (ref this post)

At future events we will streamline programming to more easily navigate between the most experienced speakers and dedicated community stages focused on discovering new voices.

Navigating Sessions

Our third core value is to proselytize and share NFTs with the broader community.

This year speakers presented on 16 tracks, with talks varying in complexity.

Future programming will be focused on simple navigation of:

  1. Tracks that interest you
    Including stages focused on the major tracks (like art and gaming) and exhibits and activations matching those tracks located in the same space.
  2. Content that matches your level of understanding
    We will also be categorizing sessions by their level of complexity, ranging from high level 101 content (for people new to the space) to advanced deep dives and workshops.


We ran a poll for the community on Twitter which showed that an overwhelming 64.7% wanted NFT.NYC to stay in New York City. We were surprised how many people thought we should include the Javits Center:

What’s Next: NFT.London

NFT.NYC will return to New York in June 2023.

Approximately 30% of the community is based in UK and Europe.

We are now inviting the community to join us at our first ever NFT.London

  • November 3–4, 2022
  • QEII Centre, Westminster

Earlybird tickets are on sale now: NFT.London/Register

Apply to Speak: NFT.London/Speak




Since 2019, NFT.NYC events have hosted thousands of attendees, hundreds of leading speakers and the best NFT projects.