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What policymakers need to know about the metaverse to make the real world a better place
The metaverse has the potential to make the real world more just and inclusive, writes Sébastien Borget of The Sandbox. Here are the key ingredients for its future success.
Why gaming’s next frontier is owning your in-game assets
Many gamers still oppose NFTs and blockchain gaming, overlooking the myriad benefits of the latest technology, writes Ramona Ciocea of Protokol.
Web3 isn’t just about money, it’s about equality and transparency, says Mysten Labs co-founder
Investors may view Web3 through the lens of financial opportunities and revenue, but that misses the point of trying to build a fairer and more transparent infrastructure, with content creators at the forefront, says Mysten Labs co-founder Evan Cheng
Venture capital firms slow Web 3.0 investments as investors turn cautious
Several venture funds tell Forkast they have become conservative and are only investing in ‘true believers’ of Web 3.0
Why local currency stablecoins are needed in non-US countries
Stablecoins in USD are becoming the digital world’s default currency — which burdens ordinary crypto users and monetary policies in smaller nations, writes Wei Zhou of Coins.ph.
S.Korean Wemade’s stock falls 30% after exchanges announce WEMIX token delisting; CEO blames Upbit exchange
The delisting poses a great obstacle to the game maker’s growing blockchain empire, while Wemade’s CEO blames the crypto exchange
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?
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?
Korea Blockchain Week points to games leading the way into a Web3 savvy world
Follow the money? Korea Blockchain Week concludes this weekend in Seoul and one of the overarching themes is enthusiasm for blockchain-based gaming as the key to opening up a Web3 world to a broader audience.
Diving into Web3 at Korea Blockchain Week
Today’s special episode of The Daily Forkast, we take a deeper on location in Seoul, at the sold-out Korea Blockchain Week.
Crypto trading volumes tank; India’s crypto info call to G20
Crypto trading volumes plummet as the crypto winter continues. Meanwhile, India calls on G20 to share information on crypto.
Failed promises compel South Korea’s game makers to explore foreign shores
The country’s major game developers continue to focus on overseas markets as there are no signs of a thaw in the government’s stance on games that include elements of blockchain and play-to-earn.
Play-to-earn game developers pivot to engaging fans
A focus on economic sustainability, or play-and-earn, is driving the P2E industry to rein in incentives and instead attract and engage gamers in the hope that they will end up spending on in-game assets.
As earnings from play-to-earn games dwindle, some turn to upskilling players
Players are being educated to turn into writers, content creators, streamers or e-sports players as earnings from play-to-earn games aren’t enough to substitute for a day job.
NFTs make the jump: The First Unicorns | NFT Moments in History Ep. 02
Forkast x CryptoSlam! is proud to present Moments in NFT History — a new video series hosted by Forkast’s Joel Flynn, that gives you a front-row seat of history-in-the-making. In Episode Two, we take a look at the aftermath of the CryptoKitties craze — this time, it’s NFT unicorns. Watch and learn, and you might […]
Why blockchain gaming needs more rules and regulations
The right balance of regulations can better protect gaming companies’ intellectual property as well as players’ assets, writes Henry Chang of Wemade.
My brief wondrous life as an Axie Infinity gamer
Crypto rookie Joel Stein dives into Axie Infinity and the curious economics of ‘play to earn.’ Will his teenage gaming dreams come true?
Square Enix sells Tomb Raider; US, China’s crypto fate
Algorand becomes FIFA’s new blockchain partner for the 2022 competition. Meanwhile, Square Enix sells Tomb Raider IP for blockchain ventures.
NFTs are leveling up gaming and not all about money
NFT in gaming is not only for play-to-earn, writes Nicholas Douzinas of Ajuna Network. It should also be fun and foster human connections.
What is Axie Infinity and how is it ushering in gaming 3.0?
Axie Infinity is a blockchain-based game that rewards players with cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Learn all about how Axie Infinity is creating a play-to-earn revolution in this Forkast explainer.
World Bank rescue package throws lifeline to crypto markets
Top blockchain and crypto news: Crisis response brings crypto relief. North Korea’s Lazarus Group named in Ronin hack. NFTs face new risks in China.
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.
Opensea’s Solana beta begins; Binance bails out Sky Mavis
Chinese state media calls for stronger regulations of NFTs. Meanwhile, Sky Mavis raises $150M to offset Ronin hack.
Why gamers dislike NFTs — and what might turn them around
Would gamers and developers still feel disdain for NFTs if companies used blockchain technology differently? Will Deane explores the possibilities.
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.
Like it or not, blockchain and P2E will disrupt the traditional gaming space
Despite criticisms of play-to-earn games, blockchain innovations are here to stay and represent gaming’s future, writes William Wu of Catheon Gaming.
How crypto is driving diversity and gender equality
While crypto used to be associated with a ‘bro’ culture, it is now maturing into a hotbed for inclusivity, writes Cynthia Wu of Matrixport.
How Is Play-To-Earn Disrupting Traditional Gaming?
Are the days of playing games on Nintendo, SEGA, and other consoles and powerful desktop gaming computers gone? No.