Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022 — NBA Star Tony Parker and Artist Julien Durix to Discuss Their “Like A Brush” NFT Collab for Charity


Main Takeaways

  • Four-time NBA champ Tony Parker and pop artist Juliex Durix are raising money for charity via pop-art NFTs.

  • An exclusive fireside chat with the collaborators will explore how Web3 is changing the art industry.

The Binance Blockchain Week is taking place in Paris from September 14 to 16. The second day will kick off at 09:30 (UTC+2) with a blockbuster appearance from Tony Parker — one of the most successful French basketball players in the history of the NBA.

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the art industry forever. Web3 offers an entirely new way for people to create, collect and experience art. We’re excited to share the news that the second day of Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022 will begin with an exclusive fireside chat exploring this topic. 

Binance’s VP of Global Marketing, James Rothwell, will be welcoming renowned French artist Julien Durix to discuss what we can expect from a world where pop art meets Web3. The morning session on September 15 will also feature six-time NBA all-star Tony Parker, who has collaborated with Durix on a series of NFTs. The French pop artist has created a collection of 3,333 NFTs and invited Parker to be part of the creative process on 111 of them. All the money made from the sale of the 111 Parker-Durix NFTs will be entirely donated to Parker’s charity: Infinity Care.

Binance’s Commitment to Charity

We’re particularly interested in Tony Parker and Julien Durix’s use of NFTs to raise money for charity, given our commitment to using crypto to help good causes. 

Binance Charity is the first-ever blockchain-enabled transparent donation platform. Since its inception in 2018, Binance Charity has donated more than $10 million in support of projects making the world a better place. From helping in the wake of global disasters to tackling complex social and environmental issues.

The 111 NFTs Parker has worked on with Durix as part of the artist’s “Like A Brush” collection are not a Binance Charity initiative. They are, however, an extremely interesting example of how crypto can be used to support the charity sector. As such, we’re thrilled to have both Parker and Durix open Day Two of Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022. The fireside chat will start at 09:30 (UTC+2) on September 15.

Tennis Champion Maria Sharapova Also Appearing on Day Two

Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker isn’t the only sporting superstar to be discussing Web3 at Binance Blockchain Week Paris. Five-time Grand Slam tennis champion Maria Sharapova will also be in attendance on Day Two (September 15). Like Parker, she’ll be joining Binance’s VP of Global Marketing, James Rothwell, for an exciting fireside chat. 

During her career as a tennis player, Sharapova was first ranked world number one at the age of 18, and is one of only ten women in history to achieve the career Grand Slam. Since retiring in 2020, she has continued to make a name for herself as an entrepreneur, art collector, and Web3 enthusiast. Maria Sharapova will be speaking about her Web3 experiences and why she's bullish on the space. Come join us in Paris to find out more. 

How to Buy Tickets to Binance Blockchain Week

Purchase your tickets now for the Web3 and blockchain event of the year. Taking place from September 14 to 16, Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022 is your chance to discover the world of tomorrow through the developments of today. Not to mention learning more about what sporting legends such as Parker and Sharapova see in Web3.

Tickets are limited. Buy yours today!

Tickets are now available and ready to purchase for both the two-day main event (September 14 and 15) and our one-day Super Meet-Up (September 16). Attendance is capped at 4,000 people. No more tickets will be available once that limit is reached. Don’t delay confirming your attendance and getting a ticket while you still can.

What category of ticket can I buy? How much will it cost me?

Only one ticket tier is available for Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022. This tier is made up of two different ticket categories:

  1. Standard Ticket: grants you access to the main conference sessions on September 14 and 15.

  2. Binance Super Meet-Up Ticket: grants you access to the Super Meet-Up event on September 16.

A Standard Ticket costs €700 (excluding 20% VAT). Binance Super Meet-Up tickets are free. You can pay for your tickets with crypto by selecting the Binance Pay option at the checkout. Get your tickets here!

What’s Happening at Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022?

As mentioned, Day Two begins with a fireside chat featuring four-time NBA champion Tony Parker discussing Web3. Beyond that, your standard ticket gets you access to panels and talks from some of the world’s leading Web3 and crypto experts. 

We’ll explore four major themes across the main event’s two days. Join us as we dive into Web3’s exciting future and development. Dedicated themes for Day One are ‘Frameworks & Foundations’ and ‘Build Bold’. While Day Two is set aside for ‘Web3 Culture Convergence’ and ‘A Web3-Powered World’. 

Please head to the Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022 Landing Page for more information.

How to Attend Virtually

Can’t make it to Paris? Fear not. You can stream snippets of the event via Binance Live. Day 1 on September 14 will be here while those following Day 2 on September 15 can do so here. Log in to our Binance App while following the livestream, and you’ll be able to claim one of our Proof Of Attendance Protocol NFTs for virtual attendees. 

The POAP NFTs for virtual attendees come in four tiers: gold, silver, bronze, and titanium. Tiers provide different activity points — from zero to 120. Points can then be used in the ‘Live Activity Center’ in Binance Live to redeem BUSD token vouchers, NFT Mystery Boxes, and virtual gifts. Users are limited to a maximum of one POAP NFT each.

Don’t miss out! These POAP NFTs are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. And remember to tune in from 09:30 (UTC+2) on September 15 to hear what San Antonio Spurs NBA legend Tony Parker has to say about Web3 and NFTs.

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