The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis is the sequel to last year’s famous activation that introduced NFTs to the masses. To kick off this year’s edition of The Gateway, Mayor Francis Suarez will be joining the nft now founders at the nucleus to host a special ribbon cutting ceremony where he will share brief remarks. This year, the experience is moving beyond the screens and creating the first-ever web3 metropolis. Over the course of 5 days, the events will take over 12 buildings and 2 city blocks in Downtown Miami’s Flagler District to unite the web3 community for a landmark experience unlike any other.

nft now, an award-winning web3 media platform, and Mana Common, a platform for neighborhood revitalization, today announced the return of The Gateway during this year’s Miami Art Week. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, the 2022 edition – titled The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis – will transform the heart of Downtown Miami into a web3 metropolis, uniting leading communities for a landmark experience unlike any other.

The 5-day festival is powered by MoonPay, the web3 infrastructure company, and will be open for free to the registered public. The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis will feature immersive installations spanning art, music, gaming, tech and culture from industry leaders like 9dcc by gmoney, Art BlocksChristie’sClone XFaZe ClanInstagramPorsche, and many more, alongside leading artists, musicians, speakers and communities.

In addition to brand presence, more than 50 of the NFT community’s finest artists, creators, and leaders will show up throughout The Gateway, including honorees from The NFT 100 and previous guests of our podcast. All this, in addition to a star-studded speaker lineup featuring notable community leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk, Keith A. Grossman, and Ethereum Co-Founder Joseph Lubin.



Of course, no NFT event would be complete without representation from the most influential collectors, which is why The Gateway will also feature collectors and builders like Gmoney, Farokh, RTFKT’s Zaptio and ClegFX, and more. To get ahead of the curve, attendees can peruse The Gateway’s full schedule here, and re-familiarize themselves with the full lineup of artists and speakers here.

“Last year’s Gateway ushered NFTs into the mainstream and captured the public’s imagination, giving the industry a glimpse into the game-changing potential of web3 technology,” said nft now Co-Founder and President Alejandro Navia. “We’re thrilled to partner with leading innovators who share our vision to empower the creators of culture and unite the web3 community for an event that showcases the scale of this technology’s integration into our everyday lives.”

“As Downtown Miami’s historic Flagler District rises once again, it will be the home of Miami’s burgeoning technology sector,” said Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Mana Common, Albert Berdellans. “Miami is now a hub for the entire web3 industry, and we’re happy to showcase what that could mean for the neighborhood’s future.”

As digital art and NFTs continue to see expansive growth and adoption, nft now has positioned itself at the forefront of web3’s cultural crossover with the art world, championing empowerment and accessibility for the new creative economy.

“The Gateway will bring a talented, diverse and disruptive collection of artists and digital creators to Miami. This immersive experience is a celebration of web3 and the creativity that defines the space and its constant evolution,” said MoonPay CEO and Co-Founder Ivan Soto-Wright. “We’ve developed a cultural nucleus that spans the digital and physical, showcasing today’s most brilliant creators and their works of art, effortlessly drawing audiences into our vision of the future.”

The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis will take over two city blocks and twelve buildings across the Flagler District of Downtown Miami. Hours of operation are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST daily. Festival programming is set to include panels, fireside chats, digital & IRL galleries, announcements, auctions and more.

For more information on The Gateway, please visit To register for a free ticket, visit The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis.


Immersive activations by:

  • 9dcc by gmoney

  • Art Blocks

  • Adam Bomb Squad

  • Christie’s

  • FaZe Clan

  • Instagram

  • Porsche

  • RTFKT + CloneX

  • WME

  • MetaMask


More than 50+ artists participating*:

*Full artist list available upon request

  • Beeple

  • Dave Krugman



  • Pussy Riot

  • Unicorn Dao


Speakers include*:

*More speakers to be confirmed. Full speaker list available upon request.

  • Alejandro Navia, Co-Founder & President, Matt Medved, Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief and Sam Hysell, Co-Founder at nft now

  • Avery Akkineni, President of Vayner3

  • Clegfx, Co-Founder & Creative Director of RTFKT and Senior Director of Design at Nike

  • Farokh, Founder of Rug Radio

  • gmoney, Crypto-Native Entrepreneur and Investor

  • Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, CEO of VeeFriends & 5X NYT

  • J.N. Silva, Artist & Photographer

  • Ivan Soto-Wright, Co-Founder & CEO of MoonPay

  • Keith A. Grossman, President of TIME

  • Lexy Schmertz, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation at Christie’s

  • Lydia Chen, Senior Project Coordinator, Digital Art Sales at Christie’s

  • Shannon Herber, Managing Director at A0K1VERSE

  • Zaptio, Co-Founder of RTFK


Music performances by: 

  • Adworld

  • Daniel Allan

  • DJ_Dave

  • Heno

  • Iman Europe

  • J.Robb

  • Latashá

  • Major League DJz

  • Mia Carucci

  • Pangea Sound (Falcons x Joaquín)

  • Reo

  • Siobhan Bell

  • Venus X

  • The Whooliga


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