EXCLUSIVE: Yuga Labs Co-Founder Greg Solano, AKA Gargamel, Is Coming To Benzinga's Future Of Crypto Event: Here Are The Details

Benzinga is pleased to announce that the Yuga Labs co-founder is a speaker at the first-ever Future of Crypto event.
About Greg Solano: Greg Solano (aka Garga), co-founder of Yuga Labs, will be featured in a fireside chat at the event.
Solano will discuss Yuga Labs' future ambitions for the metaverse with its Otherside offering. The fireside chat is entitled "Redefining the Culture of Web3".
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Before founding Yuga Labs, Greg worked in the publishing industry. Greg teamed up with Wylie Aronow (aka Gordon Goner) at Yuga Labs after a mutual love of books, movies and playing World of Warcraft online became friends.
About Yuga Labs: Founded in 2021, Yuga Labs is home to Bored Ape Yacht Club, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Bored Ape Kennel Club, CryptoPunks, Meebits and Otherside.
Together, the five collections rank among the top 12 NFT collections of all time by sales volume.
Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, Mutant Ape Yacht Club and Otherdeed for Otherside each had an all-time sales volume of more than $1 billion.
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Bored Ape Yacht Club launched in April 2021 as a collection of 10,000 NFTs. The collection sold out at a price of 0.08 Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH), or around $220 at the time.
The collection gained momentum on Twitter, quickly increasing in sales volume and price action.
Yuga Labs later airdropped Bored Ape Kennel Club NFTs to owners of Bored Apes. Another airdrop was in August 2021 with mutant serum sent to Bored Ape holders who could create their own Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs. A Dutch public auction for 10,000 additional Mutant Ape Yacht Clubs was also held by Yuga Labs.
In May 2022, Yuga released Otherdeeds - virtual lands in Otherside - with monkey owners receiving one plot of land for free and another 55,000 plots of land made available for the public to purchase.
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Yuga Labs raised $450 million in seed funding in March 2022 at a $4 billion valuation. The funding round was led by a16z with participation from Animoca Brands, The Sandbox, LionTree, Sound Ventures, Thrive Capital, FTX and MoonPay, among others.
The investment was made to support Yuga Labs in its next phase of growth, including the launch of Otherside.
“The possibilities for blockchain's impact on culture are endless, and that's why we're building a beautiful, interoperable world for people to explore and play in. There is still work to be done," Yuga Labs CEO Nicole Muniz said in a statement at the time of the funding.
Future of Crypto Event: With a history of events in markets such as fintech and cannabis, Benzinga is a leader in the space and hopes to make a splash in cryptocurrency and Web3.
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Benzinga's Future of Crypto event will be held on December 7, 2022 at Pier Sixty in New York City.
The event will feature panels, keynote addresses and fireside chats from some of the leading names and companies in the cryptocurrency and NFT space.
Alongside Greg's event, a panel will include several NFT owners from Bored Ape Yacht Club discussing the future of branding and intellectual property in the NFT space.
Benzinga was one of the early financial media outlets covering altcoins and NFTs and has increased its coverage of these emerging sectors.
Tickets are available for purchase today, with tickets priced at $97 each.
Stay tuned for more announcements on speakers and events for Benzingas Future of Crypto 2022.
Photo courtesy of Yuga Labs.
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