Neo Global Development is hosting its second panel session of the Polaris Launchpad, which will focus on NFTs and the metaverse. The panel is titled ‘Metaverse and NFT: Future or Illusion?’  The livestream event will begin at 4:00 p.m. (UTC) on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. The panel will include the following guests:

  • Sky, Sky Hut founder
  • Michael Fabozzi, Rentfuse founder
  • Jason Tezanos, Humswap co-founder and smart contract engineer
  • Vincent Geneste, GhostMarket CEO and founder
  • Ace, UFO Gaming founder

The link to the upcoming livestream can be found below:

Last week, NGD hosted the first panel titled, ‘The Revolution of Traditional Commerce,’ which focused on DeFi. Panel participants included NGD, Flamingo, Lyrebird, Carbon, and O3 Labs representatives. In the event, panelists addressed the risk associated with DeFi, whether or not DeFi and centralized finance can coexist, obstacles that hold DeFi back from becoming mainstream, the future of DeFi, and projects the panel would like to see come out of the Polaris Launchpad.

About the Polaris Launchpad Hackathon

The Polaris Launchpad is the second hackathon and incubation event held since the release of Neo N3 MainNet in 2021. The Polaris Launchpad began on Monday, March 7, 2022, and runs through June 21. The five categories for the Polaris Launchpad are:

  • DeFi
  • Metaverse and NFT
  • DAO
  • Middleware incorporating NeoFS and native Oracle networks
  • General

The total prize pool is US $500,000, with the top project from each event category receiving a Grand Prize of $35,000 plus prize multipliers. Fifteen Excellence Award winners will receive a prize of $8,000 plus multipliers. An additional prize pool of at least $57,500 will be distributed by matching funding contributed by the Neo community.

As was the case with the Neo Frontier Launchpad, NGD is actively seeking to incubate the top projects built during the hackathon. Grand Prize winners will be admitted to NGD’s $200 million EcoBoost program.

To view the livestream, visit the link below: