Why appchains are critical to Web3’s future
What’s wrong with ‘fat protocols’ like Ethereum and Solana, and why should there be alternatives for the little guys? Yaoqi Jia of AltLayer explains.
A bear market may be painful, but it’s good for DAOs
When times are tough, a DAO must trim fat and focus on providing a better product or service to its community, writes Redmption of Harvest Finance.
Game Space to launch a dozen games by mid 2023, says investor Livio Weng
The former CEO of Huobi Global has jumped into the GameFi space.
3 reasons crypto will spring back after Crypto Winter
The crypto market has been down for months, but the industry’s long-term future is brighter than ever, writes Guilhem Chaumont of Flowdesk. Here’s why.
Tokenize plans acquisitions, fund raising to build exchange network
As the crypto slump drives job cuts and worse, some exchanges are seeing opportunity for expansion in the downturn, call it the fortune-favors-the-brave mantra.
Institutional finance, role of regulators in focus at TOKEN2049 crypto conference
The second Forkast report on Asia Crypto Week’s anchor event explores what bets TradFi players are making, how Asian investment patterns differ from those elsewhere, and what cooperation between crypto companies and regulators should look like
Australia gears up for state-backed digital currency trials
Top blockchain and crypto news: Digital dollar didgeridoos. Bitcoin softens as sterling sinks. ‘World’s dumbest’ crypto criminals nabbed in China.
Cryptocurrencies much more than trading tools, says Caselin at AAX exchange
Who will regulate the regulators is a time-honored question and one Bitcoin enthusiasts raise when talking about the benefits of the token’s fixed supply versus the tendency of central banks to switch the money spigots off and on.
Is crypto in a deep funk? Think again
Beyond the bear market, Web3 technology is shining bright in gaming and music, writes Hannes Graah of Gro. Are we at a tipping point for mass adoption?
Is the Philippines on track to becoming a blockchain hub?
The Philippines now ranks 2nd in the world for crypto adoption, but its path ahead is unclear, writes Emman Navalan. What are the hurdles it must overcome?
Capital gains: How Web3 property rights can transform the digital economy
Digital ownership enabled by Web3 tech can challenge the monopolistic dynamics of Web2 and give people real equity, says Animoca Brands chief Yat Siu
Girl group AKB48’s producer to launch metaverse idol; IEO in the works
J-pop is increasing ties with immersive metaverse technology, with Japan’s top record producer Akimoto recently announcing his ambitious virtual idol project.
Will Ethereum ever surpass Bitcoin? This is “The Flippening”
Many believe Ethereum is destined to overtake Bitcoin’s dominance in an event known as “The Flippening.” Find out if Ethereum’s reign is inevitable in this Forkast explainer.
Digital dollar takes another step in White House’s “first ever” digital assets framework
The Fed will continue its CBDC research as Republicans pressure the central bank to clarify its stance on digital dollar issuance.
Ethereum says Merge upgrade successfully completed, more to come
The Merge is a milestone in slashing electricity use on the Ethereum blockchain, but there are plenty more upgrades in the pipeline.
China’s two systems for crypto: Trading is banned, but virtual assets can be protected
In a decision involving Litecoin, a Chinese court says there are no rules ‘that negate the protectability of cryptocurrency itself as virtual property.’
All aboard the good ship Ethereum for The Merge. Next stop?
The most critical upgrade in Ethereum’s history is just around the corner, so what will it mean for prices of cryptocurrency?
The metaverse is already here. What’s holding back the party?
Interoperability is a key characteristic for the metaverse to be useful, writes Dr. Dimitry Mihaylov of National Univ. of Singapore. But the technology and laws are still lacking.
Binance pushes out USDC in aggressive move to boost its own stablecoin
Top blockchain and crypto news: USDC gets the boot from Binance. MicroStrategy looks for Lightning strikes. STEPN heads to Hong Kong.
China has seen blockchain’s future and it doesn’t include cryptocurrencies
China’s Blockchain-based Service Network wears two hats in building blockchains: one for business in China and one for everywhere else, but it doesn’t see a role for crypto in either.
Why play-to-earn gaming is losing steam and where GameFi must go next
Axie Infinity’s decline shows that earning can’t be everything, writes Riaz Lalani of Gambit Games. What went wrong with P2E and what can we learn from it?
Where will DeFi be after crypto winter ends?
The collapse of Celsius and Anchor wasn’t a failure of DeFi, writes Kaaran Kalantari of WingRiders. They failed to assess risk, and crypto Darwinism took shape.
Blockchain unchained: How crypto can empower women
How can blockchain help women gain financial independence? And how can female participation be boosted? Social entrepreneur Wendy Diamond explains
The X-to-Earn model: Eat, sleep, do almost anything and get paid in crypto
Are you a good runner? Or eater? Or sleeper? Chances are whatever you’re good at, there’s a Web3 project out there to reward you in crypto. But do the tokenomics stack up?
Why the crypto world needs more women as leaders and investors
Women foster a better environment for innovation and are sober with money — which is what the industry needs, writes Gracy Chen of Bitget.
An internet of blockchains: Interoperability in a multi-chain future
Interoperability among blockchains will be central to the next phase of the technology’s evolution, says Cosmos cofounder Ethan Buchman.
Crypto miners plan to fork Ethereum, will it make a difference to the Merge?
Ethereum has by far the most developers from DeFi projects to NFTs so how are they expected to respond to a plan by Etheruem miners to fork the network, a move miners argue is needed to stay in business.
How Web3 can reduce concert ticket fraud and clean up the industry
The $65-billion event ticketing industry is riddled with skulduggery, but NFT technology can transform it for the common good, writes Josh Katz of Yellowheart.
NEAR Foundation, Forkast shortlist 20 Women in Web3 for inaugural Changemakers list
Ten winners will be selected by public vote, which will end on August 29.
Problems with tokenizing real estate and how to fix it
Real estate as an investment is not very liquid, composable or accessible, writes Joel Lin of CitaDAO. Can tokenization and DeFi transform this market?
If successful, Ethereum’s Merge will cause a sea change in ETH supply and value
The Merge, one of this year’s biggest crypto events, is now due to happen next month. Why is it so hotly anticipated — and feared?
Liquidity crunch may loom for Bored Ape-collateralized loans as floor price slides
Not every NFT collection is facing the same issue, but due to the collection’s outsized influence it could have a significant impact on the rest of the Ethereum NFT ecosystem.
Keeping it real: How metaverses connect to the physical world
Metaverses are more than gamified virtual spaces — they’re a different way to live real life, says Metapolis cofounder Sandra Helou.