Will crypto’s real-world impact become more evident in 2023?
Crypto Council’s Sheila Warren hopes to see more of crypto’s real-world use cases emerging in the media next year.
Blockchain in Davos
Welcome to The Daily Forkast – January 4, 2022 – presented by Angie Lau. As the bells rang in the new year, many said goodbye and good riddance to a year of headline grabbing failures in the blockchain space. From Ronin’s bridge hack, the collapse of Terra Luna, to the bankruptcy of FTX, 2022 was […]
Alameda Research transfers spark suspicions as SBF denies involvement
Top blockchain and crypto news: Where is Alameda Research’s money going? US tax loophole may give crypto investors a break. China’s blockchain momentum builds.
CeFi regulation to accelerate further 2023
Regulators will focus on centralized finance instead of decentralized finance in 2023, Chainalysis’ Caroline Malcolm says.
Decentralized social media can change content ownership in 2023
NEAR Foundation’s Marieke Flament believes that Web3-based social media platforms could gain popularity in 2023.
Will 2023 be the year of institutional DeFi adoption?
Despite a potential regulatory crackdown, 1inch Network’s Sergej Kunz believes institutions will start adopting DeFi on a large scale.
Stablecoins likely next in risk line, Karpelès says
A downward spiral of an algorithmic stablecoin was the beginning of the cryptocurrency industry’s troubles in 2022. Former Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpelès says that the stablecoin drama is not over.
Are VCs looking for the next big crypto star in 2023?
Illia Polosukhin of Near Protocol believes that VC capital will flow back into early-stage startups next year, as more companies will adopt crypto and Web3.
A year to remember, a year to forget: Crypto highs and lows of 2022
From Terra and FTX crises to Ethereum’s triumphant Merge and China’s inventive NFT industry, Forkast reviews a rollercoaster year and its consequences.
Will non-financial use cases of NFTs emerge in 2023?
MetaKovan, owner of the world’s most expensive NFT owned by an individual, believes that crypto and blockchain are still the remedy for human corruption.
Will FTX’s collapse decentralize the industry?
While the collapse of FTX may invite more scrutiny for centralized exchanges, Binance’s Patrick Hillmann believes it could benefit the industry through more decentralization.
Will the crypto industry grow beyond speculation in 2023?
The FTX collapse was a pivotal point the cryptocurrency industry needed to grow beyond just a speculative asset class, Ledger’s Alex Zinder says.
Time for reflection: How will FTX’s implosion impact crypto regulation?
This year’s cascade of crypto collapses should be a wake-up call to regulators, says the Independent Community Bankers of America’s Brian Laverdure.
Worship in Web3
With Christmas around the corner we look at how religions are embracing blockchain and the metaverse.
Can crypto go mainstream in the next 18 months?
As the FTX debacle invites more stringent regulations, Caroline Bowler of BTC Markets believes crypto can go mainstream in the next 18 months.
Crypto’s traumatic year
This year hasn’t been the easiest for investors, will 2023 be better?
Decentralized exchanges could gain popularity following the FTX collapse
Ethan Buchman of Cosmos believes that 2023 may be the year of decentralized exchanges and more advanced cross-chain applications.
Regulation shaping up?
A year of scandals in the crypto industry has led to questions about the viability of regulation.
US bill set to demand know-your-customer from crypto companies
Top blockchain and crypto news: US senators push for crypto KYC. SBF faces the music in US courts. Alibaba Cloud to launch blockchain node.
Will Bitcoin’s true value prevail in 2023?
As crypto investors move towards self-custody following FTX’s collapse, Brian Paik wonders whether it could teach people the true value of Bitcoin, beyond hype and price speculation.
A year of scams
Crypto proved to be breeding ground for scams in 2022. Will next year be different?
The next hundred million crypto users may come from gaming, Animoca founder says
With highly anticipated blockchain games set to hit the shelves in 2023, Animoca Brand’s Yat Siu sees the next opportunity to onboard the generation of crypto users.
According to a Linkedin/OKX report, recruitment in the blockchain industry has always been a challenge, but formal education institutions are taking the lead in training the next generation of talent.
NFTs may become the “Lego blocks” of Web3 in 2023, Gary Liu says
Gary Liu of Artifact Labs believes that NFTs will gain more utility and become the building blocks of Web3
Web3 Needs Women
Better awareness needed to persuade girls into blockchain careers.
Crypto Job Troubles
The crypto winter is far from over, but perhaps the bear market could also present new opportunities for the industry.
FTX Probe Begins
SBF was arrested by Bahamian authorities just a day before he was due to testify before Congress – but his successor has been revealing much about FTX’s collapse.
Sam Bankman-Fried in Bahamas police custody, faces criminal charges in U.S.
Top blockchain and crypto news: SBF denied bail, US extradition likely next. The Block chief quits over secret FTX loans. Hong Kong readies digital asset rules.
The Taxman Cometh
Crypto tax laws aren’t easy to follow, and as more investors are moving to put their cryptocurrencies into ledgers, how do traders keep track?
NFTs a safe haven?
Sales and value of NFTs sold has ticked up for the first time in seven months. Could this be a sign the NFT market is starting to mature?
Crypto Mining Woes
Crypto miners worldwide are turning off their computers as the cost of mining rises and the value of bitcoin falls.
Mark Karpeles on SBF
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles knows what a crypto bankruptcy looks like, and has some advice for SBF.
Salary in stablecoins?
Can crypto and stablecoins be used to pay employees across borders as remote working becomes more popular?
AAX’s future in doubt amid staff exodus and FTX contagion
Top blockchain and crypto news: AAX teeters on the brink. SBF hints at Congressional hearing no-show. Chinese court boosts NFT legitimacy.
Crypto’s Next Steps?
2022 saw the collapse of FTX, Terra-Luna and 3AC, and hacks were at an all time high. How can going back to blockchain’s roots help restore faith in crypto?
Innovation vs Regulation
Innovation and regulation are mutually exclusive in the world of crypto – and in the aftermath of the FTX collapse, getting the balance right is key.
Cold comfort: Is Crypto Winter the right time to invest in Web3?
Amid the current crypto market carnage, Web3’s appeal for investors remains solid — and perhaps even stronger — says CVP NoLimit Holdings founder Gin Chao.
Digital ID Ready?
As the Philippine government ties to roll out a hugely ambitious ID system, we take a look at how blockchain could make data more secure.
Blockchain Security Issues
The blockchain sphere has been hit with a ton of security issues over 2022. What can we do about it to make things better?
Philippines’ Blockchain Future
The Philippines might have moved on from Axie Infinity and other NFT collections, but its still steaming ahe
Grayscale holdings questioned amid crypto investment giant’s silence
Top blockchain and crypto news: Grayscale’s cryptic reserves. Binance rides to the rescue? China hit by protests and digital dissent.
CeFi vs DeFi
FTX’s collapse has now led to another crypto service filing for bankruptcy. Could this be the end for centralized exchanges?
Making DeFi Fairer
Why does making the most of the crypto ecosystem remains out of reach for many?
Can crypto return?
Terra, 3AC and now FTX, it’s been a difficult year, but can crypto come back stronger?
Scam Center Slavery?
It’s no secret that crypto scams and fraud are abundant – but those doing the scamming might be victims of something even more sinister.
Genesis jitters keep investors on edge as contagion risks grow
Top blockchain and crypto news: Fear stalks crypto as Genesis wobbles. FTX cleanup begins. China’s NFT scene shrinks.
One Bad Apple?
A majority of downfall of FTX was caused by a handful of people, but who else is to blame?
Bitcoin falls under $16K as Genesis temporarily halted withdrawals and redemptions.
Do all Web3 projects need a token?
Should we be questioning which Web3 projects need tokens?
Beyond crypto: Why would companies want cryptocurrency-free blockchains?
Cryptocurrencies are getting in the way of the mass adoption of blockchain technology, especially by tech businesses, says Red Date Technology chief Yifan He.
Blockchain isn’t broken
Despite the crypto meltdown, there’s plenty to be optimistic about.
Taiwan’s Crypto Future
Taiwan’s economy has taken a hit due to lowered demand for its number one export and repercussions of the Chinese Mainland’s zero-COVID policies. How has that shifted the Taiwanese government’s attitude towards crypto?
Twitter Users are Looking for Alternative
Elon Musk’s messy Twitter acquisition has users looking for a decentralized social media alternative.
FTX collapse leaves investors jittery over crypto contagion
Top blockchain and crypto news: FTX fallout spooks sector. Crypto.com’s $400 million ‘accident.’ Hong Kong’s new digital asset drive.
Why FTX Shows We Underestimate Our Risk
The FTX sage continues and brings in questions about where should we be keeping our crypto.
FTX saga worsens
The weekend revealed plenty of the FTX saga – a potential hack and at least US$1 billion of client funds missing.
FTX Contagion Worries
SBF apologized to FTX customers and investors in a Twitter thread earlier, but can people recover their money?
Will Contagion Spread?
Binance backs out of its initial offer to buy FTX. What could happen to FTX next?
Binance and FTX – Should you be worried?
Binance has announced its intentions to buy rival exchange FTX. Should you be worried?
Binance set to swallow FTX as run on exchange allows CZ to swoop
Top blockchain and crypto news: FTX concedes defeat in long battle with Binance. Crypto eyes Congress races. Hong Kong U-turns on digital assets.
The Future of Money
CBDCs are the latest fad amongst central banks around the world – but how can they change our lives?
Digital Transformation Boost
How can collaboration help advance digital age and blockchain technologies?
Blockchain without cryptocurrencies: How might China’s BSN change Web3?
By excising cryptocurrencies from the ecosystem, crypto-hostile China could steal a march in enterprise blockchain, says Red Date Technology chief Yifan He.
The big problem with Web3
People have been waiting seemingly forever for the arrival of Web3. So why hasn’t it changed our lives yet?
Singapore vs Hong Kong
Hong Kong and Singapore are now locked in a battle over the future of crypto in Asia – but who will emerge victorious?
The Future of Exchanges
Nasdaq’s Head of Asia Pacific and Japan, Ulf Carlsson, tells us how stock exchanges could learn from crypto exchange operations.
Hong Kong crypto policy turns on hopes of economic revival
Top blockchain and crypto news: Hong Kong rethinks digital assets. CBDC to debut in India. China’s e-yuan privacy problem.
Down with greenwashing
How can we utilize blockchain technologies to fight climate change as it continues to worsen?
Web 3’s Korean future
NFTs and gaming – could it be the future of Web3?
Disrupting the media
Journalists have faced with all sorts of issues in pursuing the truth, including safety, press freedom, and more. So how can blockchain and web3 make a difference?