Museum of American Finance to Present Virtual Panel on “NFTs: Welcome to the Metaverse”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On February 15, the Museum of American Finance will present “NFTs: Welcome to the Metaverse,” a timely virtual panel discussion with leaders in the NFT (non-fungible token) market to discuss the current explosion and future opportunities within this crypto segment. NFTs are a family of crypto assets that hold ownership of unique data linked to a blockchain (e.g. Ethereum). They are typically packaged as digital collectibles, works of art, music, video game items, real estate of virtual reality platforms, and concert tickets. With the NFT market exceeding $27 billion, the panelists will discuss those factors that separate this highly profitable digital market from the rest, including:

  • What drives the popularity of NFTs
  • What gives an NFT value
  • How brands are leveraging NFTs (best use cases)
  • The relationship between NFTs, crypto currencies, blockchain and the metaverse
  • The difference between an NFT and securitized NFT

The panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Maloney, Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law, and will include an introduction by Ronny Yakov, Chairman & CEO, OLB Group.

Panelists include:
Michael Amar, Co-founder, Paris Blockchain Week Summit & Paris NFT Day

Benjamin Cole, Loschert Chair in Entrepreneurship, Gabelli School of Business

Devika Kornbacher, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

James C. Row, Founder and Managing Partner, Entoro Capital, LLC

The program will be held on a virtual platform from 5:00 – 6:15 pm (ET). The panel discussion will be followed by audience Q&A. It is free to attend, but advance registration is required. More information can be found at The event can be accessed at

“NFTs: Welcome to the Metaverse” is sponsored by OLB Group. It is presented in partnership with the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.

About the Museum of American Finance

As a socially relevant organization, the Museum of American Finance seeks to improve understanding of the influence of financial institutions and capital markets on the US and global economies, and on individuals’ lives. The Museum is dedicated to educating the public on finance and financial history through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward financial independence, while encouraging curiosity and discovery. For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.


Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director

Museum of American Finance

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