TOMORROW conference, the biggest Crypto, NFT and Metaverse conference in Europe, finalized its spectacular debut edition held at Belgrade’s Belexpocentar, from the 13th till the 15th of May, the Crypto Insider reported.
More than 21.000 people from the whole world have enjoyed the event at the venue and online. More than 50 speakers participated on seven exclusive panels, more than 50 keynotes and numerous interactive discussions and workshops from the Crypto, NFT and Metaverse spheres. Leading global experts presented the exclusive information about the blockchain, cryptocurrencies as well as about “mining” and investments. A panel in the Metaverse was held for the first time in Europe and second time in the world, while the latest trends from the NFT world were also presented, including the collecting possibilities and other benefits. The opening ceremony was organized as a futuristic spectacle, with special effects, lasers, drones and pyrotechnics, while the man in the astronaut suit welcomed the crowd. Additionally, the next edition of the TOMORROW conference is announced, scheduled for May 2023.
“I still can’t find the right words to express my excitement and gratefulness to everyone who was part of the conference, who believed in this conference held for the first time in this part of Europe. Now I can say – it was the best. Past three days we could enjoy more than 50 speakers, seven panels; 6 000 people have visited three stages while more than 15 000 people have watched the conference online”, Zoran Tadic, TOMORROW conference program director told reporter.
Nenad Paunovic on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, has opened the conference on the first day, pointing out that Serbia is well aware of this area and it started regulating the cryptocurrency market. He invited the attendees to invest into Serbia as it’s protecting intellectual property as well. Belgian investor and blockchain expert, Bruno Ver, pointed out that cryptocurrencies and NFTs are the future as the value of money is dropping, but there is a need for clear business and tax regulations. For the first time in Europe and the second time in the world, a panel titled “Creator economies and NFTs of the future” is held in METAVERSE, moderated by Vitomir Jevremovic, CEO of All Art and SolSea. He was on stage wearing the VR headset, the panelists located around the world were shown as avatars, discussing the hot NFT topics while the audience were watching it on the LED screens in real time.
Second day of the conference included interactive panel discussions as well as the panels about the Metaverse. Joel Dietz, Frank Fitzgerald and Laura K. Inamedinova were discussing “Where is the Metaverse taking us to?” and what possibilities it opens. Further discussions included experts’ opinions on the tendencies of merging the physical world with virtual reality and what consequences it could bring to the global community. Aleksandar Matanovic, crypto pioneer in Serbia and the founder of the local bitcoin exchange ECD, pointed out that the paper money is going to history and that the reason is not only the cryptocurrencies. Panel “Impact, Opportunities and Regulatory Considerations” got many visitors involved, discussing with Joel Dietz, David Bundi and the others on how the Metaverse will affect the future generations. UNICEF launched the humanitarian action of collecting Crypto donations to support the children of Ukraine. Every donation higher than 10 USD got an NFT created by Zamurovic brothers. Separate stages held workshops about the crypto law regulations and taxes in Serbia.
At the last panel of the second day: “Can the Music Industry go to Metaverse Altogether?” Dusan Kovacevic, founder and CEO of Exit, presented the Exit NFT collection created with the DJ superstar Maceo Plex. Later that night, Maceo shaked the packed party at the Belexpo centar.
Last day of the conference saw a huge audience interest as well. Marko Suvajdzic, director assistant at the Florida University, emphasized that, exploring the blockchain as a subject, method and media, he concluded that the art world has entered the journey of the technology revolution as well. “So far, the blockchain technology has been accepted by the leaders in the finance, computer science, transport, accounting, to bring efficiency, transparency and added value to their services”, he pointed out.
Dr Goran Segedinac /Headmade/ explained to the visitors how to recognize a quality NFT project. “Maybe it is not easy to detect the authors of the currently most valuable NFTs, but you can recognize the quality by four parameters: does the collection owns its identity, does it create users experience, is the community involved in the project development, does the project team delivers the product after minting and does it use the financial resources for the further development”, advised Segedinac.
Tether cryptocurrency founder Craig Sellars closed the conference at the end of the third day with his lecture “Decentralize Yourself” about the digital identity in the future. Due to the huge interest, the organizers opened the lecture for the doubled number of audience. This blockchain philosopher, as he calls himself, is still proud of his cryptocurrency that is still stable and it shines. The human individual is still the most important in this sphere. “Value of an individual is the most important in the digital world. All other platforms want to own your data, but here that’s not the case. You own your information; and if someone asks for it, you can charge for it” – said Sellars.