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?
Korea to survey crypto assets; China hunts for CBDC talent
Korea will include virtual assets in its financial survey, while China’s central bank hunts for CBDC talents.
Where does Singapore’s crypto policy go from here?
Despite Singapore’s reputation as a crypto-friendly hub, the truth is more complicated. Is the city-state purposely keeping out small companies?
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?
NFTs and music: Is the fan outcry over NFTs’ environmental impact warranted? | Part 4
K-pop fans are waging online campaigns against their favorite artists over NFTs, denouncing the technology’s carbon footprint. How polluting are NFTs?
Korea plans metaverse leadership; Russian bank proposes crypto ban
South Korea envisons itself becoming a top metaverse leader, while Russia’s central bank proposes crypto ban.
Why Asia is poised to be the next big market for an NFT boom
Global NFT sales are exploding in 2022, but experts predict this is only the beginning of a bigger surge in Asia.
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?
Digital dollar leaps closer to reality with new Fed paper
Though the world’s most powerful central bank does not stake a position, its discussion paper is a big step toward supporting a future US digital currency.
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.
Hyundai Card VP says crypto passing tulip stage; Asia’s NFT shift
South Korean company Hyundai Card’s VP says crypto passing through the “tulip stage”, meanwhile NFT is shifting towards Asia.
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.
How is crypto different from regular money?
With all the buzz surrounding cryptocurrency, one has to wonder how it is different from traditional money. Watch this short Forkast video explainer to learn about the evolution of money and what makes cryptocurrency like Bitcoin unique. What you’ll learn: How did the financial crisis of 2008 give birth to cryptocurrency? Why is decentralization viewed […]
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.
e-CNY transactions surge; Fusang IPO green light
e-CNY transactions surge in China, meanwhile Fusang IPO ‘s get a green light
Crypto clampdowns mount in Asia as authorities ponder bans
Top blockchain and crypto news: Asian governments target crypto. Managing MATIC. China’s expanding metaverse.
Fusang receives green light for US$10M equity-token IPO
Malaysian exchange will offer equity tokens representing direct shares on the blockchain, claiming it will be the world’s first fully regulated equity-token IPO.
Binance partners with Gulf Energy; Polygon’s upgrade live
Binance partners with Gulf Energy for Thai crypto exchange, meanwhile, Polygon’s upgrade live
Polygon upgrade ignites token burn to make MATIC more valuable
Polygon’s upgrade, which piggybacks off Ethereum’s EIP-1559, makes MATIC deflationary while allowing users to estimate gas fees more accurately.
BTFD is more than a meme — it’s a revolution
Savvy cryptocurrency investors now know what the biggest players have long done, writes Michal Cymbalisty of Domination Finance — ‘buying the f* dip!’
Australian Open enters metaverse; Chinese university goes virtual
Australian Opens just opened in the metaverse and a Chinese university launches a virtual campus.
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.
As Binance shrinks away in Asia, will it put down roots in the Middle East?
Binance’s CEO is now the richest Asian man, but the crypto exchange giant’s presence in Asia—where Binance got its start—is withering under regulatory heat.
How to invest in cryptocurrency
If you’re intrigued about Bitcoin’s price history or Ethereum’s all-time highs, you might be wondering if you’re missing out on financial gains. To explore how to get started in investing in cryptocurrency, Forkast has created a quick explainer video on what to do and the options. What you’ll learn: What are the two types of […]
Palau plans to issue stablecoin; China rolling out NFT infrastructure
China’s Blockchain Services Network rolling out NFT infrastructure, while Palau plans to issue stablecoin.
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.
Upstart NFT marketplace LooksRare challenges OpenSea’s dominance
The NFT platform crosses $1B in sales volume within a week after launch, but with a controversial incentive structure and so-called ‘vampire’ attack.
Crypto ‘finfluencers’ are attracting a new following — of regulators
Online influencers may be improving crypto-financial literacy for millions of people. But regulators have growing concerns.
This is what DeFi banking will look like in the future
Traditional banks are not going away and decentralized finance is here to stay, writes Edan Yago of Sovryn. Here’s how an amalgam of the two can take shape.