The idea of the metaverse has gone from the realm of science fiction to the latest business model of major companies from Facebook to Nike. What do metaverses powered by blockchain look like, and why is there so much interest in Decentraland?
Solana prices keep cresting to new heights, making SOL a top-five cryptocurrency by size. What makes Solana and its ecosystem stand out? Forkast.News explains.
DeFi is here to stay, but regulations are still lacking. Jason Blick of EQIBank explores the challenges and how authorities can move forward.
e-CNY scam investigated meanwhile S Korea gets metaverse bug
One of Asia’s largest fintech events returns for its sixth year with a hybrid format of live and virtual sessions. Regulators, corporations and experts share what’s important now in crypto.
ETH and SOL hit all-time highs as well as CBA offers crypto services
Ethereum crosses the $4,600 mark for the first time and Solana overtakes Cardano as the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market value.
The outcome of a Miami civil trial may uncover who Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto really was, and who owns his rumored US$66 billion in Bitcoin.
It’s a red light for those who bought the controversial token inspired by the Netflix mega-series Squid Game, as its developers appear to have cashed out their investments, leaving SQUID’s price to plunge 99.99%.
BXH suffers US$130 million exploit, also Squid game token meets deadly end
Sebastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox tells Forkast.News how NFTs and an open and decentralized metaverse is transforming the way we live, work and play.
China’s tech cut ties to NFTs as Squid Game token leaves users questioning its legitimacy.
Ant Group and Tencent recently rebranded NFT projects as digital collectibles amid China state media criticism.
Blockchain has achieved platform status, writes Don Tapscott of Blockchain Research Institute. Get ready for the ‘trivergence’ that will shake up the world.
The darling of the play-to-earn gaming industry had an explosive start, but over time its in-game cryptocurrency has struggled with deflation, meaning less in earnings for its players. Is the play-to-earn model sustainable?
Facebook, now called Meta, is casting off one of the world’s most famous names to retool itself into a metaverse company. Will its $10 billion bet pay off?
Warning issued over K-pop crypto meanwhile Dog fight hits crypto market
The wild popularity of South Korean Netflix TV series Squid Game and K-pop boy band BTS prompt parody tokens in the crypto space under circumstances that are being called into question.
Bitcoin is awakening humanity to its own sovereign capacities, says Ben Caselin of AAX. Here’s why the world’s first cryptocurrency is still at the cutting edge of finance and culture.
Bitcoin is growing up in ways not imagined in Satoshi Nakamoto’s 2008 writings that gave birth to it. How will Bitcoin’s future unfold?
Behind this year’s giddy markets, evil and tragedies abound. Just in time for Halloween, Forkast.News shakes out the skeletons in crypto’s closet.
Even the most reliable media can report wildly different crypto numbers. Forkast.News dives into DeFi math and exchange economics to find out who’s right.
South Korea crypto debate heats up, also Bitcoin mining ETF starts trading
As Asia warms to crypto, cyber attacks are growing in sophistication, writes Shahnawaz Backer of F5. What can be done to thwart bad actors?
Altair upgrade goes live, also Hybe and Dunamu consider NFT venture.
South Korean mobile game developer Netmarble to create a virtual K-pop idol group under partnership with internet giant Kakao group using meta-human technologies.
Recent developments indicate the government is looking to regulate the sector instead of quashing it, and industry experts remain optimistic.
Top blockchain and crypto news: Is Tesla’s turbocharge a boost for Bitcoin? Mastercard’s Bakkt with a new crypto deal. Chinese NFTs on knife-edge.
As Ethereum surges to a new all-time high, 50 fintech experts surveyed by Finder offer predictions on ETH’s year-end and longer-term price outlook.
Ethereum’s creator explains why rollups can help scale Ethereum while preserving decentralization.
Philippines trials blockchain voting meanwhile Byron Bay to host crypto mining
Local miners told Forkast.News that existing legal miners won’t be much affected, though they’re still subject to power rationing.
Tech giants banish non-fungible token references as Beijing looks down new virtual asset market.
While the government signals it is ready to promote the industry, the country’s banks remain unimpressed. ANZ has already settled its de-banking case with Allan Flynn, but as the tribunal with Westpac concluded over the weekend, what should we expect from the outcome?
Proshares files for exemption meanwhile Shiba Inu hits all-time high
Mainland China’s recent ban on crypto, the most draconian yet, did not come as a surprise to those in the know, says Angelina Kwan of HashKey Group. How will this affect the crypto hub of Hong Kong?
The Australian government sees blockchain’s enormous benefits and is now actively developing the technology, writes Chami Akmeemana. What can other countries learn from this?
Australia’s Senate report into fintech regulations includes 12 recommendations for a clear digital assets framework.