It was the evening of Wednesday the 27th of October, 2021 in Dubai where Ihor Kubalskiy the founder of Make.Gifts the NFT gifting platform has travelled to in search of new opportunities for his project like investors, strategic partners that might give his project the scalability he is looking for.
Dubai. The unprecedented growing city with an unmatched cosmopolitan inverted demographics of more than 80 to 90% of the population at any given point in time coming from 200 countries is truly the universal city that Ihor wants to be. He has heard a lot about how this city have grown in 20 years more than other countries have done in more than a 150 years. He has heard quietly about DSRPTD 2021 as well; the untold-of summit bringing some of the most heavy weights on the planet from the VC industry and the disruptive tech world. He had no idea how to make it into DSRPTD 2021 like many other startups, investors, and governments wanted to. He finds out, maybe from some friend or a straying word here or there about Crazy Mask Lounge hosting the Closing Soiree' of DSRPTD 2021 for a Goldfingr Mastermind Social. The last day of the DSRPTD 2021 journey and the last thing happening at such an exclusive closed doors private heavy selection summit.
He decided to crash into the Soiree' ghosting someone else on the list, and at the Soiree' where everybody were enjoying themselves and pulling the strings of conversations over the live violin music performance of Laila Amrakhova and the delicious food and drinks of Crazy Mask Lounge followed by DSRPTD Radio's selected beats, vibes and rhythms of Tritonal's Tritonia and Amadeus' Rhythm Nation trance sets. He sees those two taking pictures on the bar counter displaying a big standing Cointelegraph hashtag mock-up, a violently happy young lady and a disruptive eyes smiling young man with someone taking a photo of them. The place is full of energy and an intimate crowd with sparkling eyes.
"This is it" Ihor says to himself.
He pulls his phone, opens the camera and took a photo of these two people who he doesn't know.
He goes to them, shows them the photo he took as he usually does whenever he is in a crowd trying to promote his App and gain a little organic traction.
"You know that I can make an NFT of this photo of you right now and gift it to you?" Ihor says.
The two look at each other, smile and look back to him: "Sure" they say,
"Let me show you" he replies.
He hands his phone to them asking them to put a description to the picture on Make.Gifts app, they discuss for a second what they should write the guy says something to the girl, she agrees, and they hand the phone back to him, he shows them how the simple 3 steps work for creating the NFT and splitting it in 2 parts, and asks them to put their Telegram handles or Whats App, and ... boom, they receive a link to claim their NFT through the app on their Telegrams.
The other day Ihor sends a message to the guy he just NFTed his photo with the lady yesterday:
Ihor: Can I send you more details about make.gifts and web nft marketplace like tilda, that we can run in 35 min?
The guy: Sure
The guy: Please do
Ihor: Thank you
He sends to the guy some links and explains to him about the App / project.
The guy replies a very strange and irrelevant reply:
The guy: And send me ur logo as well will be a pleasure to add u as an NFT partner to DSRPTD if u fancy
Ihor: No kidding?
The guy: No kidding bro
The guy: U know who u just NFted?
Ihor: Tell me
And he sends brief lines about the project again and the Logo of Make.Gifts
The guy: The host and runner of DSRPTD and the Editor in Chief of Cointelegraph
Ihor: Just wanna show how easy our product works
The guy: U r welcome bro (with a handshake emoji)
The guy: Will send u shortly something
Kristina Lucrezia Corner and Ahmed Refaie, the Editor in Chief of Cointelegraph and the Host of DSRPTD respectively are the two in the picture at the top of this article which was taken and NFTed by Ihor Kubalskiy the founder of Make.Gifts.
Make.Gifts now is the Gift Partner of DSRPTD 2021 where selected pictures and photos from DSRPTD 2021 will be converted to digital art and NFTed through Make.Gifts and gifted to the respective audience for free. Some of the badges of the delegates, speakers, and investors will be NFTed as well in a DSRPTD NFT Collection.
DSRPTD 2021 took place on the 25th to the 27th of October in Dubai, UAE, ensuring the maximum return on investment for the participating startups, scaleups, investors, corporates, VCs, and governments. learn more at dsrptd.net/blog .