New York, NY, April 17, 2023 - MetaMask, the world’s leading self-custody Web3 wallet developed by Consensys is proud to announce Web3 educational programming at The Oculus at the Westfield World Trade Center in partnership with Superchief Gallery NFT, the world’s first IRL NFT gallery. As part of the partnership, approximately 300 students from marginalized & underrepresented communities in New York will receive an in-person Web3 education curriculum aimed at creating an accessible future.
By partnering with community organizers, Superchief Gallery will provide a safe and inclusive environment for Web3 learning. Meanwhile, the 400,000+ daily visitors at the Westfield World Trade Center will have access to Superchief Gallery NFT, powered by The Canvas, augmented by educational content made in collaboration with MetaMask. All of this content will be available for free online at Superchief’s website.
This initiative will host its first class on Saturday, April 29th and will provide a unique learning opportunity for those interested in safely exploring the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the innovative technology that powers them. These are the first steps towards a goal of uniting the Web3 community under the banner of education built specifically to serve marginalized and underrepresented groups.
The first program will include a Guest Lecture on the culture, opportunity and ethos of Web3 by Elise Swopes. Elise Swopes is a celebrated artist and founder of Sunrise Art Club, a community and agency dedicated to women of color in Web3.
“Early access to technology has become a key component of economic success, and we at Superchief believe that this is an opportunity to prioritize underserved communities and create balance in the space” said Edward Zipco, Co-founder & Director of Superchief Gallery NFT).
“We’re thrilled to partner with Superchief Gallery NFT to provide web3 education to underrepresented communities in New York City with MetaMask Learn. At MetaMask, we believe web3 gives individuals and communities power like never before to create and disseminate digital value. This initiative is a crucial step towards that goal. We’re excited to see the impact this program will have on the participants and the larger Web3 community.”, James Beck, Director of Communications and Content at Consensys added
With billions of dollars already traded via NFTs to date, and over a trillion in crypto overall, this is the most impactful way we can support the community and witness the creation of a new global financial & cultural ecosystem.
MetaMask will be sharing educational resources alongside Superchief Gallery NFT, to provide guests with a comprehensive understanding of how to safely get started in Web3, as well as the role that NFTs play in the world of digital art and collectibles.
The 2023 program will cover everything from the basics of safety and security to examples of how those in the creative arts and others are finding opportunities in Web3. The full course will be streamed to a global audience on Youtube and other streaming social media apps.
Attendees can expect a hands-on experience as they get the opportunity to create a temporary crypto wallet with the guidance and oversight of an educator. This unique course will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions and learn the process so they can create their own wallet at home, now provided with the knowledge and skills to safely explore Web3 further.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit Superchief Gallery's website.
And for a chance to preview MetaMask’s educational information online before the event, please visit MetaMask’s LEARN website: learn.metamask.io
Consensys is a leading Ethereum and decentralized protocols software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, Truffle, Diligence and our NFT platform, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow. To explore our products and solutions, visit https://consensys.io.
About Superchief Gallery NFTAs a part of the international underground art community, Edward Zipco & Bill Dunleavy founded Superchief Gallery in 2012. On March 25th, 2021, Superchief Gallery NFT opened its doors in New York City, establishing itself as the World's First Physical / IRL NFT Gallery.
Since opening, Superchief Gallery NFT has proudly worked with Christie’s Auction House on their first ever CryptoPunk Auction, produced the first ever IRL NFT events for Opensea, MakersPlace, Foundation, CNN, UNICEF, The United Nations, The Ukraine, NFTLA, and many more.
Superchief Gallery has a history of uniting the underground art scene and providing access to opportunities to the betterment of our extended community. As our opportunities have grown alongside our knowledge and network within web 3, we wish to follow that ethos further and unite our new community under the banner of education, focused with intention towards inclusivity of the marginalized groups who are missing from Web3.
About The Canvas 3.0
The Canvas 3.0 is a physical launchpad for digital creators within the Westfield World Trade Center’s Oculus. A space dedicated to bridging digital creatives with IRL activations, The Canvas 3.0 has partnered with the likes of Rolling Stone, Pussy Riot, Meta, IMVU and Transient Labs. The Canvas 3.0 is proud to call Superchief Gallery NFT its main curatorial partner in its New York City flagship location.