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Masterclass

NFTs and Crypto

Your start in the metaverse

Cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are on everyone’s lips. Web3 forms the technical backend for the often-cited metaverse, which presents itself in its user interface in the form of extended realities, or XRs for short, and is rapidly gaining popularity through games and virtual worlds.

Objectives

  • On their learning journey into the metaverse, the participants will become capable of working as part of digital life in the metaverse.
  • They will install (and open!) their own crypto wallets for the relevant digital currencies and assets and will thereby gain access to the world of NFTs and cryptocurrencies.
  • During the days spent on site, the participants will acquire digital goods (art, music, videos) as NFTs and will learn to use new revenue models and sources in the metaverse. They will gather their own experiences during the self-learning phases, which will then be discussed in the group.
  • The participants will learn the game mechanics of different metaverse games and will enter different playing areas in order to gain a more detailed insight (visual and in terms of technology, effort, processes, competitions, equipment, revenue sources).

Key Facts

Duration

The masterclass will start with a digital preparation phase (including homework and step-by-step instructions). This will then be followed by the first two-day kick-off block in Potsdam, which will end after a four-week self-learning phase, with two days on site in Potsdam.

The workshop days will start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. at the latest.

Workshop language

German

Location

HPI Potdam

Target audience

The masterclass is aimed at entrepreneurs and founders, but also customer-facing employees who want to be able to act, speak and provide information concerning the rapid development in the metaverse. While many companies are still stuck in the transformation process from analogue to digital, the metaverse is currently defining the rules of the game for the future trading logic and technological requirements.

Costs

4500 EUR (plus VAT)

Included in the workshop

  • Participation, working materials, all meals and catering
  • Certificate of participation

More information

The following (technical) requirements must be met in order to participate:

  • A smartphone (tablet) is needed with which you can install apps, and which you also want (and are able) to use to trade cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
  • Optional: you can also work with a laptop or desktop PC, but you will need a smartphone for the security functions (legitimation, authentication, 2FA…).
  • A credit card is required that you can use to make deposits on a crypto exchange or with a crypto broker. (Alternatively, of course, you can make deposits via SEPA from a bank account.)
  • You will need an email address that you can ideally also access via the same smartphone (or in parallel via a PC, laptop or tablet).
  • You will need a valid identity card or passport.
  • Optional: for some platforms, proof of residence is also required (e.g., via submitting an electricity bill).
  • We recommend around 50 euros as “play money” in order to be able to make initial transactions.

Contents

This masterclass is designed as a multi-week learning journey into the metaverse and is divided into the following four sections:

Day 1: “My digital wallet filled with Bitcoins, Ether, Shiba Inus, Dogecoins and more…”

Day 2: “My own digital gallery with various NFTs”

Day 3: Earning money in the metaverse – NFT games in practice

Day 4: “My new digital world – my avatar in the metaverse”

Agenda

Day 1

“My digital wallet filled with Bitcoins, Ether, Shiba Inus, Dogecoins and more…”

  • Step-by-step instructions for successfully registering with various crypto trading platforms.
  • Buying, selling and transferring coins (Bitcoins, Shiba Inus, Dogecoins, Ripples, Ether…).
  • Secure handling of wallets from various trading platforms on a smartphone.

“My own digital gallery with various NFTs”

  • Buy your first NFTs and get to know different marketplaces (and associated blockchains).
  • Sell existing NFTs and build your own digital gallery.
  • Use of NFTs as profile pictures – future access permissions.

Day 2

Earning money in the metaverse – NFT games in practice

  • An insight into the game mechanics and the associated sources of revenue.
  • Practice module: entering the playing area of different games in order to gain an insight (visual and in terms of technology, effort, processes, competitions, equipment, revenue sources).

“My new digital world – my avatar in the metaverse”

  • Getting started in a parallel world, a virtual version of the real world.
  • Experiencing actions in the metaverse in connection with the analogue, “real world”.
  • Carrying out practical examples and starting an interactive journey of discovery with your own avatar.

4-week self-learning and exploration phase

  • Step-by-step instructions for registration in the event of missing wallets and for the respective games.
  • A compressed knowledge pack will also be available for download.
  • Looking outside the box: a continuously updated list of knowledge sources will be provided.
  • 2 x 1-hour online workshop to deepen the learned content in practice.

Day 3

Going in-depth on the following topics

  • Security when dealing with cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrencies toolbox – daily, weekly, monthly
  • Deep-dive bots – automation in crypto trading
  • Hype NFTs, tools, communities, an outlook at the development of the art market
  • Development of an NFT marketplace with all facets
  • DApps, DAOs, DeFis, staking, lending

Day 4

Exchanging experiences

Going in-depth on the following topics

  • Seamless combination of reality and virtuality
  • Synchronicity of the metaverse and the analogue world in real time, the economic system of the metaverse, individual implementation, deep-dive bots, automation in crypto trading
  • Blockchain technology, NFT smart contracts, gaming – play to earn

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