Hong Kong-based crypto exchange AAX has announced its first non-fungible tokens (NFT) pop-up store, entitled ‘The Early Days of Crypto – Apes. Pixels. Gods.’
The pop-up store, to be held at Shop 121, K11 Art Mall, from 29 April – to 9 May, is spearheaded by the exchange’s new division, AAX Trends.
Three zones consisting of Apes, Pixels and Gods will showcase 45 pieces of NFT artwork.
The exhibition will include ‘The Crypto Gods’ created by AAX in collaboration with digital artist FrankNitty3000.
Additionally, 14 Apes from Elite Apes Hong Kong’s private collection will be on display, alongside other Hong Kong-inspired NFT art.
AAX Branding Director Yixiang Chen said: “We are delighted to host our very first NFT pop-up experience in Hong Kong, which has emerged as a strong digital and NFT hub.”
“The pop-up store, which allows us to connect with a much broader community, will offer visitors new perspectives on the convergence of crypto with economic and cultural change. It will also highlight the advantages and benefits that NFTs have to offer across a range of industries, from finance to consumer and luxury goods to real estate.”
What to expect at AAX pop-up shop
Highlights of the two-week NFT experience include a panel discussion hosted by AAX Head of Research and Strategy, Ben Caselin.
In this discussion with leading industry players, Caselin will discuss the NFT status quo, the implication of NFTs and their impact.
Furthermore, AAX will host two supplementary panel discussions with NFT exhibitors, where they will share their own stories.
Also available at the NFT pop-up store, there will be a line of limited-edition merchandise inspired by Bored Apes’ NFTs (BAYC#37 & BAYC#4079).
Yixiang Chen continued: “This experience comes at a time when we are embracing accelerating change in crypto adoption and it provides a great forum for exchanging ideas on the opportunities that can emerge from NFT and blockchain technology.”
AAX was the first crypto exchange to use the Satoshi Standard (SATS) to drive the adoption of Bitcoin and has over 2 million users in 100 different countries.
AAX Trends, the new branch of AAX, focuses on the latest developments and emerging trends within the crypto space.
This event highlights the emergence of NFTs in Hong Kong and real life.
Increasingly, NFTs are making the transition from the digital realm to our physical world – bringing decentralized communities together.