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Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital Launches NFT Platform at SALT 2021

The New York hedge-fund investing firm is the latest to tap into NFT technology.

Sep 13, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 3:46 p.m. UTC

Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital is launching an NFT platform, called Flatter, the former White House communications director announced at his SALT conference in New York on Tuesday.

  • Flatter will combine NFTs with “exclusive experiences,” “sought-after collectibles” and philanthropy, according to a statement shared with CoinDesk. The offerings will be “separate” from the hedge fund’s alternative investment funds.
  • The first bundle to be sold on Flatter will be 140 bottles of “rare whiskey” decorated with a portrait of Scaramucci that was designed by French artist 8th Project and signed by the hedge fund executive and the artist. The bottles will come with tickets to next year’s SALT conference and a dinner with 8th Project. Some proceeds will go to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
  • SALT is a star-studded hedge fund conference founded by Scaramucci in 2009. It is usually held in Las Vegas, but was moved to New York this year due to COVID-19. Organizers expect 2,300 attendees. This year’s SALT lineup includes FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio, Paris Hilton and H.R. McMaster, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former Trump administration national security advisor.
  • The whiskey bottles will be sold in three blocks; the first priced at 1 ETH, the second at 1.25 ETH and the third at 1.5 ETH. Buyers can pay with U.S. dollars.
  • The second offering will be five NFT lifetime SALT tickets and access to the SkyBridge executive. The NFT owners will have lifetime access and VIP treatment to all SALT conferences, including two tickets to a wine party, and coffee with Scarmucci at the conference. They will also get one “power breakfast” with Scaramucci and invites to other SkyBridge events.
  • The SALT NFTs feature the conference’s logo on a salt shaker.
  • Flatter will offer sports memorabilia bundles on its platform later this month.

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Eliza Gkritsi is a CoinDesk news reporter based in Asia.

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