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NFTs and web3: What does it all mean?

NFTs and web3: What does it all mean?

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD*

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Join us at Van Munching Hall for a night of great food, drink and networking, while hearing from guest lecturer and Smith grad, Robert (Bobby) Leach ‘04, Head of Product at MintEd, the destination to commemorate experiences with digital assets. 

Bobby will discuss:

  • Web3 principles and the differences between web1 and web2

  • Web3 concepts such as blockchain, smart contracts, and dApps (decentralized apps)

  • Basic use cases such as crypto currency, DeFi, and DAOs

  • Dive deep into into Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs), their history, when and why they went viral

  • NFT potential by examining industry trends across art, music, sports, and higher-ed

Special bonus - for those in attendance claim your FREE proof of attendance NFT with custom art by Terp artists created specifically for this event. No crypto is currently required.

Ticket Prices:

Members - $10

Non Members- $15

This event is brought to you in partnership with the University of Maryland Alumni Association and the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

*Can't attend in person? Join us virtually.

Robert Leach

Guest Lecturer, Robert Leach '04

Robert Leach is a product leader and entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience creating digital products. He spent the first part of his career at a leading management and technology consulting firm before focusing full time on product development through CenterPunch, LLC, a product development lab he founded to create data-driven products including a top 40 mobile app. More recently, Robert founded Minted Technologies ( to help contribute to the next evolution of the Internet and web3. From events and club memberships to achievements and credentials, minted is the destination for organizations to commemorate experiences with digital collectibles in an easy, and friendly way.