Sandcastles in cyberspace and the rise of the metaverse
As businesses wake up to the potential of the metaverse, we ask The Sandbox’s Sebastien Borget whether its creator-driven promise will persevere.
South Korea struggles to prevent sexual harassment of minors in the metaverse
While the government cultivates the booming metaverse industry, experts say laws fail to protect youth from abuse within virtual and digital realms.
Prime time for crypto as Super Bowl ads make splash
Top blockchain and crypto news: Super Bowl score for digital asset exchanges. CryptoPunks holders face copyright conundrum. Hong Kong warns of NFT risks.
Forget synthetic wombs. Give women more opportunities in DeFi and Web3
Vitalik Buterin’s advocacy of synthetic wombs misses the point, writes Izzy Howell of Cypher. Here’s why crypto can do more for gender equality.
‘All eyes are on it:’ CryptoPunks at center of copyright legal dispute
The biggest-selling NFT collection of all time has two competing versions, threatening to undermine the value of the tokens and faith in the industry itself.
Collision or coexistence: Can CBDCs and crypto live side by side?
As more countries announce plans for central bank digital currencies, will that break crypto’s promise as the future of money?
Bandai Namco plans IP metaverse; Russia’s crypto flip
Japanese gaming giant Bandai Namco plans on a metaverse with their IP meanwhile, Russia does a crypto flip.
Indian crypto tax creates more confusion than clarity for traders, exchanges
The announcement of a crypto tax dispelled fears of a ban but left exchanges wondering whether they may be hurt in the long run.
Fan friction: What’s keeping influencers and artist communities from Web3?
The new token economy offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, writes Weiwei Geng of Unite.io. Improving user experience will be key.
AssangeDAO strikes crypto gold
WikiLeaks founder’s legal defense fundraising bonanza. Shiba Inu’s big new leap. NFT fever rises in China.
What is Web 3.0 and how will it shape the crypto future?
By returning data ownership and reshaping human-machine interactions, the third generation of the internet promises an interconnected future.
Will blockchain’s future be cross-chain or multi-chain?
Vitalik Buterin caused an uproar over his recent criticisms of blockchain bridges. Here is a rebuttal in support of this nascent technology.
Indian crypto tax ends fears of ban as investors brace for impact
Top blockchain and crypto news: New Delhi’s crypto give and take. Malice in Wonderland? Hong Kong’s selective spot ETF rules.
When the going gets tough, the tough get their wallets out
The recent crypto price plunge has done little to rattle new investors. Are they just buying the dip, or is there more to it? Q9 Capital’s James Quinn explains.
Are crypto e-red packets a thing for the Lunar New Year?
Digital payments are commonplace in Asia, but gifting crypto as lucky money remains niche.
What is OpenSea and why is everyone talking about it?
OpenSea is the world’s largest open marketplace for NFTs. Find out what’s driving everyone there in this Forkast explainer.
Russian ministry against crypto ban; Korea plans metaverse protection
Russian Ministry of Finance against the latest crypto ban, meanwhile in Korea, there are plans to protect metaverse users.
Crypto market suffers mauling as bears go berserk
Top blockchain and crypto news: Market chills make investors shiver. Hacking storm at OpenSea. Has Beijing tamed NFTs?
Building a blockchain ecosystem today for the metaverse of tomorrow
The metaverse could be life-changing for the world’s unbanked, writes Pavel Matveev of Wirex. Interoperability between the real and virtual worlds will be key.
South Korea wants to be the physical home of the metaverse
The tech-savvy nation is deemed a prime environment to grow the metaverse. What comes next, and will some be left out by a digital divide?
Crypto market tumbles amid uncertainty over Russia and Ukraine
Bitcoin and Ethereum fall below psychologically important levels as rising uncertainty clouds markets. Is the Fed also depressing crypto’s prospects?
Crypto investors are being wooed in South Korea’s tight presidential election
The top contenders jockey for position on initial coin offerings and other blockchain-based innovations. How did crypto become a critical factor in the race?
Straight shot: How sports stars are sidestepping middlemen in Web 3.0
A pro basketball player and an ex-banker are aiming for a slam-dunk with a ‘creator first’ content platform. Calaxy co-founder Solo Ceesay explains how.
How creators can solve the talent bottleneck in gaming
The gaming industry suffers from a talent shortage, but blockchain technology and Gen Z’s obsession with self-expression are relieving cost pressures.
The rising tide of decentralization in mass movements
Alternative approaches to governance have never been more important, writes Alexander Filatov of TON Labs. Here is how DAOs can change the world.
Crypto clampdowns mount in Asia as authorities ponder bans
Top blockchain and crypto news: Asian governments target crypto. Managing MATIC. China’s expanding metaverse.
The Australian Open launches on the metaverse, attracting digital fans
In the latest sign of growing blockchain adoption, the tennis tournament expands to the metaverse, offering rewards and participation through NFTs.
Up to code: Bringing digital assets into the regulatory architecture
If 2021 was a breakout year for crypto, this year may mark a similar advance for regulation of the industry, says Caroline Malcolm, Chainalysis’ new policy chief.
Jay Chou dethrones Bored Ape Yacht Club; Bitcoin dips below US$40k
Taiwanese’s superstar Jay Chou’s NFT dethrones Bored Ape Yacht Club. Meanwhile Bitcoin dips below US$40k mark.
Kazakh crypto miners remain hopeful, assess satellite option amid unrest
Internet blackouts are partially restored but access remains unpredictable to support full crypto mining, industry players say.
Blood, sweat and tiers: Why layer 2 remains the bedrock of Bitcoin development
How has layer-2 innovation saved Bitcoin from becoming a victim of its own success? Blockstream chief Adam Back explains.
Tendermint CEO Peng Zhong on how the Cosmos ecosystem is connecting a multi-chain world
In a special Q&A, a core contributor to the rapidly expanding Cosmos ecosystem discusses the ‘internet of blockchains’ and the new cross-chain economy.
Bitcoin’s biggest test may come at next TradFi sell-off
Traditional equities and global markets are due for a correction. Valkyrie CEO Leah Wald wonders whether Bitcoin would hold strong in a global sell-off.
Besides crypto, what other digital assets can you invest in?
Have you already made your first Bitcoin trade? Perhaps you already have and would like to know more about other digital assets. This Forkast.News video explainer explores what investors can hold in their portfolios as alternatives to cryptocurrency. What you’ll learn: What digital assets can you invest in other than Bitcoin and altcoins? What are […]
Flash crash hits crypto market, but prices steady throughout Asia trading day
Bearish concerns over Federal Reserve rate hikes show a continued correlation with traditional markets, but industry watchers see changing dynamics at play.
CBDCs and the year that may reshape crypto markets
Top blockchain and crypto news: CBDCs at the crossroads. A token gesture from Samsung. NFTs survive in China.
Crypto is presidential election campaign issue for South Korea
In South Korea, a new presidential administration will be chosen in March. Here’s where the four major candidates stand on Korea’s booming virtual asset space.
China CryptoPunk sale; Use cases key to DeFi
A CryptoPunk is sold in a Shanghai auction house despite an existing crypto ban in China.
After a stellar year for Bitcoin and record crypto prices, what to expect in 2022
2021 was a big year for crypto. As we enter a new year, Forkast.News asks market watchers what might be in store for the next 12 months.
Blockchain interoperability will take center stage in 2022, Aventus CEO predicts
Aventus CEO Alan Vey also predicts the decentralized finance rally is just getting started. Which blockchains does he see growing massively in the new year?
Top 5 blockchain trends for 2022 and beyond
Looking beyond this year’s headlines like El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption, here are the key developments in blockchain technology that will have lasting impact in the new year and beyond.
South Korea crypto exchange underdogs: Where are they now?
A regulatory hurricane swept away half of South Korea’s crypto exchanges in 2021. Who are the survivors — and are there larger lessons for the rest of the world?