Here at NFTevening.com, we have selected some of the best quotes from the entire three-day VeeCon conference! Taking place at the iconic US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it brought together some of the greatest minds and leaders in Web3 and popular culture.
The very first Veecon was a tremendous success. The first-ever NFT ticketed event was created and hosted by the enigmatic entrepreneur and social media legend Gary Vaynerchuk. The huge NFT and Web3 conference was one of a kind and brought together the entire NFT community.
It also featured some of the biggest stars in the world as keynote speakers. This included Snoop Dogg, Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Deepak Chopra, Eva Longoria, Mila Kunis, Pharrell, Logan Paul and others.
1. “eBay and Uber are big businesses because they’re marketplaces that sit in the middle. Both people on the sides do well. That’s what the blockchain does for every creative entrepreneur on earth”
– Gary Vee
Truly, that one made us think. Blockchain technology is undoubtedly a win-win situation for artists and creators. Gary also spoke about how blockchain is changing the way we do business. And as we all know, he’s a bit of an expert on that.
Luckily, Gary managed to find time in his crazy schedule to meet with NFTevening.com at the first-ever VeeCon. Make sure to check out the NFTevening exclusive interview with Gary Vee on Youtube!
2. “The potential of the Blockchain and web3 is unlocking something that is scaring the system.”
– Pharrell Williams
Pharrell is one of the most influential musicians of our era. Now, Pharrell’s eyes are open to the possibility of web3. He even goes as far as to say it’s “scaring” the system! If you won’t believe it from Pharrell…then maybe check out who our next best quote at VeeCon is from!
3. “When I first got my Bored Ape, I was like ‘why everybody monkey just sitting up there looking stupid?’, Can’t we do something with it?”
– Snoop Dogg
Obviously, Snoop Dogg emerged as a massive advocate of NFTs in the last year so it’s only natural his VeeCon quote should be added to this list. Now, Snoop Dogg has an extensive collection of NFTs, having also released some of his own. However, at first, he didn’t know what was going on with the bored Ape Yacht Club.
He reminisced over his confusion, stressing to VeeCon that you CAN do something with the IP of your NFTs. And making everyone laugh in the process, of course!
4. “I’m Building!”
NFT comedian Kmoney, who offers satirical takes and topical humour on the industry, also attended VeeCon. His comedy skits have been incredibly successful in the NFT community, and he may be the first NFT comedy star. Steve Aoki and Farokh both featured in his skits in the run-up and during VeeCon.’
Of course, his catchphrase “I’m Building” was on constant repeat throughout VeeCon, both ironically and unironically. We couldn’t miss this one for the list of best quotes at VeeCon.
5. “Whether you’re building a community for a personal brand or an NFT project or a restaurant, it comes down to daily content development and communication with your community .”
– Andy Krainak
Speaking to Andy Krainak in an exclusive interview, the VeeFriends President told us about the strategy and dedication it takes to succeed in the space. Essentially, he told aspiring collections to think about how to provide utility and take feedback constructively. Then, how to use that feedback to make a directional strategy. But, obviously, the biggest focus for him is community.
Community is something integral to the NFT community, which is why it was one of the smartest quotes of VeeCon. We also sat down for an interview with Avery Akkineni, President of VaynerNFT at VeeCon.
6. “There’s builders and creators who are creating projects from scratch, launching and distributing to the entire world in a matter of days and weeks… We started to see that the relevance was going to be there long term.”
We spoke to Rob Petrozzo Rally’s co-founder and chief product officer at VeeCon 2022. Firstly, he told NFTevening about the history of Rally, the platform for creators and communities. Then, we got into the meat of the NFT scene. He noted how fast it is moving and what that means for creators.
Additionally, he said it’s actually easy for creatives to build and sell their product now – all thanks to the blockchain. Seemingly, he’s betting on the blockchain long-term! Check out our interview with Rob Petrozzo at VeeCon here!
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VeeCon was really the first NFT event of its kind. There was an incredible amount on offer and it was a truly memorable experience. For one thing, the event was full of high-profile guests. However, it was the atmosphere that was most impressive. Essentially, Gary treated every VeeCon attendee exactly the same. In fact, he even took the time to take a selfie with almost everyone who asked.
So, we look forward to seeing what Gary Vee and the team at VeeFriends come up with next! However, if you can’t wait until then, check out our most unforgettable moments of VeeCon 2022 and our exclusive interview with Gary Vee.