BitMart, iPollo & CertiK Jointly Host Campus Web3 Talks at New York University

BitMart Exchange
4 min readMay 8, 2023

The second stop of the Campus Web3 Talks series hosted by BitMart, iPollo & CertiK successfully launched at New York University on May 7. This event is organized by Asian Business Society of NYU Stern School of Business and Stern Technology Association of NYU Stern School of Business, in partnership with Entrepreneurs Association of Yale International Students. Featuring industry leaders from Nano Labs and SNZ Capital and professors of Yale University and New York University, the event attracted more than 150 students and crypto enthusiasts.

The seminar aims at providing an opportunity for students, young entrepreneurs, and crypto enthusiasts to learn from and network with industry leaders by covering hot topics such as Web3, Metaverse, AI, and the policy and investment environment in the industry.

The event started with a keynote by Jack Kong, Chairman & CEO of Nano Labs, who discussed the development of AI and Web3 building. He explored the advantages of AI, including AIGC, the infinite generation and expansion of scenes, and the AR Metaverse. As AI applications are booming unprecedentedly, he emphasized that it’s the perfect timing to build Web3 with the combination of AI and blockchain.

Kong also spoke about the iPollo platform, which makes Web3 application adventure more accessible by providing computing power, communication, concurrency, blockchain, and a tech ecosystem. He also presented the three laws of Web3 and the four stages of Web3 development, encouraging young entrepreneurs that “You are not a loser unless you quit.”

The event also featured a panel discussion with other industry experts, including Marvin Kong, Chief Scientist at iPollo; Zhong Shao, Professor of Computer Science at Yale University and Co-Founder of Certik; Xi Chen, Associate Professor at New York University Stern School of Business; and Keith Chen, Managing Partner of SNZ Capital, moderated by Chad Liang, EVP of Business at BitMart.

The panelists shared valuable insights from the perspectives of technology developers, VC and school professors. Mr. Marvin Kong introduced how the fast development of AI and blockchain technology is boosting the building of Web infrastructure, and Dr. Zhong Shao also pointed out that AI is helping the blockchain to become smarter and more secure. Speaking of Web3’s future potential, Mr. Keith Chen emphasized on the importance of the scalability, smart contract, stability, and utility of the Web3 projects. As a managing director in a VC, he considers the adoption of the project, the main idea, and the project team members as key factors in evaluating a project. Dr. Xi Chen and Dr. Zhong Shao shared positive news about top universities offering courses and supporting research on blockchain and Web3. They also provided suggestions for students to get involved in this industry.

Last, in the Q&A session, attendees and speakers discussed more about the diverse utility of AI and Web3 technology, some matters that the developers and investors should be aware of, and career guides for new graduates who want to enter this industry.

The pizza social allowed attendees to network and gain further insights into the Web3 and blockchain industry. The seminar provided cutting-edge information on various topics with tremendous implications in AI, Web3 and Metaverse.

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iPollo is the world’s first metaverse infrastructure service provider, featured with real-time rendering and AIGC ability, committed to realizing an open social and immersive experience in the 3D Metaverse world, creating a new Web 3.0 lifestyle.

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BitMart is the premier global digital asset trading platform. With millions of users worldwide and ranked among the top crypto exchanges on CoinGecko, we currently offer 1,000+ trading pairs with one of the lowest trading fees in the industry. Constantly evolving and growing, BitMart is interested in crypto’s potential to drive innovation and promote financial inclusion. To learn more about BitMart, visit our website, follow our Twitter, or join our Telegram for updates, news, and promotions. Be sure to download the BitMart App to easily trade your favorite crypto anytime, anywhere.

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