Japan’s Web3 Era
Japan’s been a little behind in the Web3 space, but their new Metaverse Economic Zone could be a game changer.
Where is China’s digital economy heading? The ‘Two Sessions’ may give some pointers
Look for blockchain, self-reliance in technology discussions in China’s biggest political meetings of the year as China’s President Xi Jinping’s aims to build a digital economy.
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.
India’s religious festivals coming to a metaverse near your avatar?
India loves religious festivals, but are its citizens ready to attend such celebrations in virtual reality? An Indian startup reckons they are and launched its first effort this year, saying 20,000 avatars showed up.
US bill set to demand know-your-customer from crypto companies
Top blockchain and crypto news: US senators push for crypto KYC. SBF faces the music in US courts. Alibaba Cloud to launch blockchain node.
The next hundred million crypto users may come from gaming, Animoca founder says
With highly anticipated blockchain games set to hit the shelves in 2023, Animoca Brand’s Yat Siu sees the next opportunity to onboard the generation of crypto users.
NFT sales rise for first time in 7 months in November despite crypto price slump
NFT investors seemingly see opportunities in a month full of surprises and headwinds for the broader cryptocurrency market.
Will the future metaverse amplify the good or the evils of the real world?
The metaverse has the potential to improve access to opportunities and create a better version of the offline world. How do we prevent it from perpetuating society’s ills?
Horizon Worlds fails to lift Meta as users stay away
Top blockchain and crypto news: Mark Zuckerberg’s empty metaverse. South Korea to roll out blockchain IDs. Macau bets on digital money.
Banking in the Metaverse
Where does money fit into the future of the internet? We take a closer look as DBS plans to buy land in the metaverse.
South Korea’s industrial city to reinvent itself in the metaverse
Changwon is the latest addition to South Korea’s growing list of cities seeking a presence in the metaverse, signaling the country’s adoption of Web3.
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.
Animoca Brand’s Sandbox to launch metaverse in Dubai, other global cities
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands Corp. Ltd., the Hong Kong-based game software and venture capital company, will be taking its Hong Kong metaverse strategy to a new market in Dubai, launching a “Dubaiverse,” the company said at the 62nd edition of the True Global Ventures Conference on Thursday. Animoca Brand’s Dubai-themed metaverse will […]
Women in India start to plug into cryptocurrency trading
Crypto exchanges in India say the number of female investors isn’t huge, but it is growing even as prices slide and new taxes eat into revenue.
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.
Asia banking giant DBS jumps into The Sandbox metaverse
The Singapore-based bank said it will buy land in the metaverse to create the ‘DBS BetterWorld’ and build a virtual community.
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.
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.