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Crypto Mermaids’ Guide to Miami

 

Crypto Mermaids’ Guide to Miami Art Week 2022

Read on for where to go, how to get in, what to wear, and how to prepare for Art Basel Miami Beach 2022.
Presented by Gretchen Andrew with FAD magazine and Powered by Tezos

Hello FAD readers. It’s that time of year again when aesthetically and luxury-minded people come from all over the world to a gorgeous and warm place in December. You may recall that Art Basel Miami Beach was abuzz with what turned out to be a bubble of crypto and NFT madness last year. This year crypto is down, the dust is settling on NFTs making it clearer which ones are actually historical NFTs, and the forecast for Miami this week is warm and sunny.

This year instead of just telling you about all the fun after I’ve had it, we’ve decided to publish a guide to Miami to help you prepare and make the most fun out of the madness.  Crypto Whales are people that hold a significant amount of cryptocurrency.  They are the obsession of NFT creators as people follow what they buy and when.  It’s time to meet Crypto Mermaids

Xoxo

Gretchen 

Who are Crypto Mermaids?

Crypto Mermaids are proudly powered by Tezos

Joining the ocean of crypto this December is The Crypto Mermaids. Crypto Mermaids are dedicated to crypto, NFT, blockchain, and other Web3 education. We are an open community demystifying male-dominated knowledge topics in a fun, female-friendly, and approachable way. We thought we’d demystify Art Basel Miami Beach while we were at it! Read our guide below and follow along for event updates at twitter.com/_ByThePool @_by_the_pool/

Crypto Mermaids guide to Parties, art, web3 and highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2022
Crypto Mermaids guide to Parties, art, web3 and highlights of Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

Crypto Mermaid FAQ for Art Basel Miami Beach 2022

What is the connection between crypto and the Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair?
Crypto has made its way into the art world via the popularization of NFTs to collect artworks. NFTs (short for non-fungible token) are unique assets that can be created, tracked and exchanged on the blockchain. Since 2017, the amount of NFT artworks has increased exponentially. In 2021 they made their first appearance at the Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair at the Tezos and Nagel Draxler booths. This year, NFTs and crypto art at large will be present again. Continue to read the Crypto Mermaid’s guide to Miami to see what events to attend!    

I hear about a lot of fraud in crypto, why is that and how do I avoid it?
We believe that one of the main causes of fraud in crypto is a lack of in-depth understanding of the risks associated with different components of this new technology.  Knowledge is the best protection and that’s why we are here.  Crypto currencies are also increasingly receiving crypto ratings from AI powered firms like Evai.  Follow us By The Pool to learn more about how to understand the value of different crypto assets.  

Should I still get into crypto if there is fraud?
Crypto Mermaids and the By The Pool community aren’t here to convince you to invest in crypto. We are here to help you understand what it is, how it works, and, if you choose, how to get involved.  We believe everyone should understand this stuff whether or not you decide to get involved. 

I’m curious about crypto, what should I do next? 
Join our crypto book club, remote and IRL Follow us By The Pool

I already know about crypto and I like the Crypro Mermaid mission. How do I support it?
In 2023 we will be releasing the Crypto Mermaid PFP. Created by Gretchen Andrew, these 200 unique PFP NFT support crypto education for those who feel isolated from Web3. You can reserve yours for $20 or learn more

Crypto Mermaid Map of Miami Download HERE

Crypto Mermaid Event List

Tuesday: Nov. 29th 

Buffalo AKG Art Museum cocktail party | 5-6pm (VIP), 6-8pm (General Admission)
Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave  RSVP here

Whitewall X Molteni&C flagship | 6-9pm 4100 NE 2nd Ave Invitation only, Join the Crypto Mermaids to meet others in our community for the chance to get invited to future events

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**

Gallery Walkthrough with Arkive | 3-4pm Location TBD – Ends with drinks at Faena Hotel Miami Beach  RSVP here

Who?
Arkive is DAO redefining culture by building the first-ever decentralized physical museum. Their mission is to curate, own, and create culture because its members believe that culturally significant items are being locked into private collections and controlled by a select few. They are expanding access and distributing this power through our diverse and expansive global membership.

Help me understand
A DAO is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and emerges from a legal structure that has no central governing body and whose members share a common goal to act in the best interest of the entity. Popularized through cryptocurrency enthusiasts and blockchain technology, DAOs are used to make decisions in a bottoms-up management approach.

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**

Faena Art Grand Opening | 6-9pm EST Faena Hotel Miami Beach  3201 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140 Reserve a free ticket 

Who? 
The coolest Miami Beach Hotel with artists Nancy Baker Cahill and & Sofia the Robot. Nancy Baker Cahill is an American new media artist based in Los Angeles, California. She is known for work that “examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness” at the intersection of fine art, social justice, and emerging technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality

Help me understand
OG Augmented Reality Artist Artist Nancy Baker Cahill and Sophia the Robot will celebrate the opening of an artwork you access via augmented reality and and app on your phone. Before you go, download the app: 
Apple
Google Play

Wednesday: Nov. 30th

Danvas’ Generative Art Talk & Mixer | 12-2pm Art Blocks Gallery Sector #4 Address: 50 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 RSVP here

Women in the Movement panel (Vice) | 3-4pm Carl Fisher Clubhouse  2100 Washington Ave  RSVP here

Black Futures book signing / Kimberly Drew (Vice) | 4-4:30pm Carl Fisher Clubhouse  2100 Washington Ave  RSVP here

Money Moves talk (Vice) | 6-7pm  Carl Fisher Clubhouse  2100 Washington Ave  RSVP

More: From November 30 – December 2nd forecast the future of Hip Hop including performances, parties, food, music, talks & more

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**

Decrypt Studios presents the Crypties Awards | 5:30-11:30pm Faena Forum
Invitation only, Join the Crypto Mermaids to meet others in our community for the chance to get invited to future events

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**

Tezos x Serpentine | 9pm-1am Where? SLS Hotel South Beach 1701 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 3313
How? Invitation only, Join the Crypto Mermaids to meet others in our community for the chance to get invited to future events

Who?
Tezos is an energy efficient blockchain that supports the creation and collection of NFTs. 
NFTs are “non fungible tokens.”

Thursday: Dec. 1st

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**
Gretchen Andew & Oliver Miro, director at Vortic Untitled Panel | 11:30am 
Untitled Art Fair Where? Ocean Dr &, 12th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 How: Entry to Untitled required, Learn More

Who?
Gretchen Andrew started the Crypto Mermaids. 
Oliver Miro is co-Founder of Vortic, an art led platform that aims to create a connected, collaborative conversation around immersive 3D, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) exhibitions from the world’s leading galleries and institutions. 

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**

Tezos NFT Experience | Art Basel Opening Hours, December 1 – 3
NFT Experience with Tezos-based artworks and related talk series
Where: Inside Art Basel Miami Beach, located upstairs next to the Collectors Lounge off the North Entrance at the Miami Beach Convention Center 
How: You will need a ticket to Art Basel to access. Get tickets to Art Basel to access here. 
URL: tezos.com/events/art-basel-miami-beach/ 

Who? Tezos is an energy efficient blockchain that supports the creation and collection of NFTs. 
Buffalo Art Museum “Peer to Peer” panel discussion | 10am-noon
Mondrian Hotel  1100 West Ave  RSVP here 

Black Power Kitchen talk (Vice) | 3:00-4:00pm Carl Fisher Clubhouse  2100 Washington Ave 
RSVP here

Black Power Kitchen book signing and tasting (Vice) | 4:00-4:30pm Carl Fisher Clubhouse 
2100 Washington Ave  RSVP here

DMINTI panel discussion | 6pm – 8 pmICA 61 NE 41st St, Miami FL 33137
How: RSVP 

What: A new participatory art project presenting two feminist icons Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova collaborating for the first time, in a live conversation. 
Where: ICA Miami, 61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137 When: Thursday December 1st, 6:00 pm 

Who:  DMINTI partners with leading contemporary and emerging artists in the digital and legacy art worlds to curate, produce, and position impactful digital art and Web3 experiences.
Judy Chicago is an iconic feminist artist that has been producing works celebrating women and their history since the 1960s. 
Nadya Tolokonnikova is the founding member of protest and performance art group Pussy Riot and Unicorn DAO, a DAO that redistributes wealth and visibility to women and lgbtq+ people. 

Penfolds Presents: Digital Ritual with Vellum LA Mark Ronson, Misato Kindness Invitation only,
Join the Crypto Mermaids to meet others in our community for the chance to get invited to future events

Who? Vellum LA is an LA-based NFT gallery.  Mark Ronson is an American-British DJ and producer most well known for his single Uptown Funk.  Misato Kindness is a creative studio known for its new aesthetics and its projects with major brands like Mugler, Burberry and Adidas. 

Help me understand Vellum LA leads the way in merging the traditional gallery model with NFT and Web3 platforms.  It is LA’s premier art gallery for NFT-backed digital art located on Melrose Ave.

Friday: Dec. 2nd

How Color Informs Art, Technology and Science Innovation (Pantone) | 11:30am-12:15 ARTECHOUSE Miami  736 Collins Ave, Miami Beach RSVP

Gallery walkthrough with Archive | noon-1pm ICA  61 NE 41st St, Miami FL 33137 RSVP here

The Sixth Element conversation and reception (Vice) | 2:00-3:30pm Carl Fisher Clubhouse  2100 Washington Ave RSVP here (conversation) and here (reception)

Styling Hip Hop conversation (Vice) | 4:00-5:00pm  Carl Fisher Clubhouse  2100 Washington Ave RSVP here

Tom Sachs Rocket Factory: Final Frontier | 4:00-6:00 pm The Frost Museum of Science’s Planetarium 1101 Biscayne Blvd RSVP here

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight** FX Hash
| 4pm-6pm Art Basel (Convention Centre) 
What: Conversations & Subjective Rarity
Where:  Tezos Booth inside Art Basel Miami Beach, located upstairs next to the Collectors Lounge off the North Entrance at the Miami Beach Convention Center 
How: Invitation only, Join the Crypto Mermaids to meet others in our community for the chance to get invited to future events

Who? fx(hash) is an open platform to create and collect generative NFTs on the Tezos blockchain.

Help me understand
How does fx(hash) relate to Tezos? fx(hash) only supports NFTs that are on the Tezos blockchain. 

Saturday: Dec. 3rd

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight** Vertical Crypto and Right Click Save Present Femgen
What: One-day exhibition of generative artists and creative coders by artists identifying as women
Where: The Set 776 NW 21st Terrace Miami, FL 33127
When: Saturday December 3, 12-7pm.  Panel discussion 4pm
How: Open to the public, reserve a spot 

Who?
Rich Click Save is an online magazine that discusses art and the blockchain and highlights critical conversations around NFTs. 
Vertical Crypto is a multipurpose digital platform for all things Crypto Art including news, events, and curated picks. 
Connie Bakshi, one of the exhibiting artists who will be on the panel at 4pm, is a transmedia artist that explores postcolonial identity narratives in the age of AI.  
Sasha Stiles, one of the exhibiting artists who will be on the panel at 4pm, is a poet and artist who works with AI to reflect on themes of the human and post-human in the digital age. 

Help me understand
Generative Art is art created by an autonomous entity. Nowadays, generative art is often conflated with art made by algorithms. 
Creative Coding is the use of computer programs to create art. Creative coding has been around since the 1960s!

Panel discussion on artists and justice | 2pm-3:30pm  Book here – 16$ 
PAMM 1103 Biscayne Blvd

**Crypto Mermaid Highlight**

FWB x Uniswap | 5:00pm  Where: Wynwood Space Park  Open to: Holder of $FWB x 5, RSVP Here

Join Friends With Benefits and Uniswap for an all-night hang at Wynwood’s Space Park pop-up. Cultural and music icon Honey Dijon brings her stacked lineup featuring Derrick Carter, DJ Holographic, and Roujee Tunes. Holders of 75 $FWB get an automatic +1

Who?
FWB, Friends with Benefits,  is a network social DAO with more than 3,000 members—including artists, builders, and thinkers from across the crypto and cultural sectors. Collectively, they aim to catalyze the power of Web3 as a tool for creating and making things happen. FWB offers connections, events and grants to creators. Crypto Mermaids are proud members of FWB. Uniswap is a cryptocurrency exchange. Think of it like a currency exchange (Euros to USD for example) for crypto currency.

Help me understand Some DAOs like Friends with Benefits (FWB) throw parties and events that require you to hold their specific tokens to attend. It is sort of like paying to be in a landless country club.  To buy FWB tokens follow this guide.  

Art fairs

There are more than half a dozen art fairs that take place over the week of Art Basel Miami Beach. Our favorites are:

Specially Auriea Harvey at bitforms gallery

And keep your eyes open for Save Art Space x SISU and Art at a Time Like This x For Freedom public art exhibitions on billboard spaces across Miami!

How do I set up a crypto wallet before Art Basel Miami Beach?
How do I set up a crypto wallet before Art Basel Miami Beach?

How do I set up a crypto wallet before Art Basel Miami Beach?  

Before buying crypto currency you will need to create a crypto wallet. For example, to hold your tez (XTZ) before buying NFTs at Art Basel you’ll need a Tezos wallet. A wallet lets you manage your digital assets and seamlessly connect with experiences and apps on Tezos. We recommend Kukai.

          1. Go to Kukai.app

          2. Sign in with your existing Google, Twitter, or Facebook account

You now have a crypto wallet! It may be less glamorous than the water resistant Coach wallet we also recommend, but is much more secure.  And because it is entirely non physical it will match anything you wear and you don’t need to worry about leaving it on the beach while you jump into the ocean.  

          3. Click “+”

          4. MoonPay is like most online shopping. It will require you to verify your email address for security. You can then buy your crypto with a credit card or bank account

Sunglasses & SPF  – Let’s talk about Exposure, consider starting with the minimum of $30

In finance, exposure refers to the amount of money invested in a particular asset. It represents the amount that an investor could lose on an investment.  As all crypto could theoretically go to zero, your exposure to crypto is equal to the amount of money you put into it.  Just as wearing too much SPF can limit your vitamin D, the best way to manage risk and investments is rarely to avoid it all together.  The Crypto Mermaids don’t care if you invest in crypto or not, but we do care that you decide from a place of empowerment.  First, we share with you what crypto is and how it works before we look at how it might work for you in particular.  Crypto investments should always be made within a thoughtful approach to your personal finances in general. This is why we’ve partnered with Sydney Hedberg, the author of  Barneys, Bergdorfs & Bill$. Continue to follow @_bythepool to get tips on how to empower yourself through intelligent and modern approaches to your money, crypto included. 

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