SkyBridge Capital is the latest to tap into NFT technology
SkyBridge Capital is launching Flatter, an NFT platform, company founder Anthony Scaramucci announced at the SALT conference today. The Former White House director of communications said that the platform would combine NFTs with philanthropy, highly demanded collectibles, and exclusive experiences, CoinDesk reported. These features would be separate from the hedge fund’s alternative investments.
First bundle is 140 bottles of rare whiskey
The first set Flatter will sell will be 140 bottles of rare whiskey featuring a portrait of Scaramucci and signed by him. They will come with tickets to next year’s SALT conference and a dinner with 8th Project, the artist behind the portrait. Parts of the funds will go to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
Cheapest bottle is 1 ETH
SALT is a high profile hedge fund conference Scaramucci founded 12 years ago. Organizers expect 2,300 visitors this year. Among them will be FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, Paris Hilton, and Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio. The whiskey bottles will be sold in three blocks priced at 1 ETH, 1.25 ETH, and 1.5 ETH respectively. Payments in USD are accepted. Holders of the second offering, NFT lifetime SALT tickets, will receive VIP lifetime access to all SALT conferences. The NFTs depict the SALT logo on a salt shaker.
First change of venue
This Sunday, SALT will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. In the previous decade, it was held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The event is famous for private concerts, pool parties, and exclusive dinners as managers make every effort to obtain investments from pension funds or other institutional investors. This year, there will be some changes due to the Delta outbreak. About 3,000 had signed up after Scaramucci sent invites a few months ago.
Scaramucci told Reuters:
“Our goal has always been to empower big, important ideas and foster a community to address shared challenges. We’re also bringing SALT to NYC for the first time to help spur revitalization efforts in the city and want to demonstrate leadership by returning to some semblance of normalcy while maintaining a safe environment for our attendees.”
Scaramucci’s well-deserved celebrity status will help
A few years ago, Scaramucci’s name became known beyond Wall Street after he was appointed White House communications director. The appointment proved to be short-lived; his employment ended after just 11 days. The reason? Severe and highly publicized criticism of other members of the Trump administration.