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Two seemingly unrelated stories should get your attention today. Microsoft's planned $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard lays the groundwork for a corporatized, centralized metaverse that will enjoy all the advantages of technical dominance and global brand recognition at birth. Continue Reading →

Walmart in the Metaverse

According to CNBC, Walmart plans to create its own cryptocurrency as well as a collection of NFTs. The big-box retailer filed for several new trademarks that indicate its intent to make and sell virtual goods, as well as to create its own cryptocurrency and NFTs. Continue Reading →

Where Are Your NFTs?

NFTs
You just purchased your first NFT. Where is it? Is it sitting in your account on the marketplace you purchased it from? Do they have custody of your digital asset or do you? Did you transfer your NFT to your crypto wallet? If so, do you believe your new NFT is actually in your wallet? It isn't. That's not how this works. Here's what is really in your wallet. Continue Reading →

NFT Devil in the Details

Wikipedia editors recently voted against classifying NFTs as art, but they shelved the issue for another vote at a later date. The question: is an NFT "art" or a "token representing the art"? You may think this is a distinction without a difference, but I assure you it is not. Continue Reading →
Back in June '21, I wrote, "I’ve just become aware of the best example of everything that is bad (and hopefully temporary) about crypto-insanity. If you are wondering about the hype, this article from Coindesk is very instructive." Continue Reading →

Crypto Lobbying is Booming

According to Bloomberg, "In the first three quarters of 2021, about a third of contributions to Wyoming Republican Cynthia Lummis’s campaign committee came from crypto executives or investors." Continue Reading →
Is Norton Antivirus "sneakily" installing crypto mining software on your computer and skimming a commission? Yes… and no. If you install Norton Antivirus, you will see a file called NCrypt.exe, which is Norton's crypto mining software. So, yes, installing Norton Antivirus will install Norton's crypto mining software, but… it will not function in any way without your explicit permission, and only if you have the correct hardware configuration to mine crypto. Continue Reading →

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