The third episode of Tatler TV: Meta Versed was hosted on April 7 and featured Andrew Choi, founder and CEO of Zipcy SuperNormal NFTs and the tech lead of digital currency platform Coinbase. Choi spoke to Tatler Hong Kong’s editor-in-chief and editorial director Jacqueline Tsang about how NFTs are reshaping the way we live.
If you missed the second episode, you can now watch it here.
The world of NFTs and blockchain technology moves at lightning pace, and it can often feel hard to keep up. You might be a Jedi master of the Metaverse today and fall completely behind the next day. In times like these, calling on experts in the industry to break things down into digestible nuggets of information can make all the difference.
Incredibly, some Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs can cost hundreds of thousands of US dollars. But what makes them such status symbols? Well, as Choi says, it all comes down to our perception of luxury and of value.
In Choi’s case, the value of Zipcy SuperNormal NFTs lies in their intricacy and emotional connection. Created by 29-year-old South Korean illustrator Yang Se Eun, the intricately drawn avatars have fast become some of the hottest NFTs on the market, capturing the hearts of thousands. “The art massively resonates with women and men in the NFT world,” said Choi. “They appreciate how personal and real the art feels compared to the vast majority of PFP [profile picture] projects that are merely animations of things and aren’t personal. Zipcy captures emotion in her digital paintings.” Today, PFPs are some of the most popular types of NFTs, with notable examples including CryptoPunks and the Bored Apes Yacht Club PFP projects, which rose to fame thanks to support from celebrities like Justin Bieber, Eminem and Snoop Dogg.