Lachlan is a journalist and producer at Forkast working from Melbourne, Australia. His work can be found in numerous magazines in Australia on topics ranging from culture to science. Lachlan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Macleay College in Australia.
Run on UST cuts the ground from under Terra’s feet
A probable run on terraUSD (UST) has weighed on the ability of the company and the non-profit behind the pioneering stablecoin project to defend its dollar peg.
Bumper April helps NFTs break out of bear-market territory
The non-fungible token market posted a strong bounceback in April. As one industry watcher tells Forkast, the nature of the rebound points to more room for recovery.
Has Bitcoin become a victim of its own success?
Except for a bout of recession in March 2020, Bitcoin has been fairly resilient to the vagaries of global financial crisis. But with murmurs of another recession gaining steam, Forkast examines the cryptocurrency’s relevance as a safe haven.
Okay Bears NFTs record sellout helps Solana net US$2B in sales
A record sellout of Okay Bears NFTs helped Solana emerge as a viable alternative to Ethereum, the preferred platform for most NFTs.
Launch of three crypto ETFs in Australia delayed
After being on track to beat the US to the launch of a Bitcoin spot ETF, the delay is likely to undermine Australia’s desire to emerge as a top destination for digital assets in the developed world.
A fast one from down under: Australia approves BTC, ETH ETFs
While the cryptocurrency industry continues to wait with bated breath for a spot-traded Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be approved in the U.S., three separate crypto funds were given the green light in Australia this week. Australia’s ETFS Management (AUS) Ltd., or ETF Securities, launched a Bitcoin and an Ethereum fund, in partnership with Switzerland-based […]
Will the dog have its day on Doge Day?
Holders of the world’s leading memecoin are hoping for a repeat of 2021 where a community effort helped propel the token’s price into the stratosphere. But one industry watcher says the market is a very different place now.
Axie Infinity’s latest fix to tokenomics has players up in arms
An attempt to assuage Axie Infinity players miffed by falling earnings isn’t turning out too well for developer Sky Mavis, Forkast learns, as loyalists bemoan it may be too little, too late.
Cryptos slump over inflation, Shanghai lockdown and war concerns
Bitcoin and Ethereum were down more than 5% each in Asian trading hours as cryptocurrency markets slumped in lockstep with traditional assets.
NFT buyers dip for a second straight month
In contrast to the rising crypto market, NFT sales have declined significantly in March, but one industry watcher says there’s no need to panic just yet.
Bitcoin, crypto market on the rise along with global markets
Volatility has been the name of the game in the past few months, but experts tell Forkast that may be coming to an end.
How to protect NFT intellectual property rights explored at Australian Blockchain Week
With explosive growth in the past 12 months, the non-fungible token industry is getting too big to ignore IP licenses, experts say.
Apes Gone Wild! BAYC ‘selling like crazy’ amid otherwise sluggish NFT market
Strong sales from leading NFT series may be a sign the market is maturing as investors become more discerning, observers say.
Renewables uptake: Bitcoin the problem or solution?
There is more to transitioning to renewable energy than one might expect, and in Australia, one Bitcoin mining company says the industry can play a role.
Russians turn to crypto as Western sanctions hit the ruble
As Russia’s economy began to tank, data shows many turned to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a store of value and means of transacting.
Aid for Ukraine: why a stranded founder turned to DAO and crypto
Stranded away from home, Web 3.0 company Everstake founder Sergey Vasylchuck realized he could still help his war-torn homeland Ukraine by raising funds through a DAO.