NFTs

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Thinking
Part of the power and promise of Web 3.0 is the concept of decentralization, the ability to transact without the need for a central authority or an intermediary such as a bank or centralized exchange. While the idea of decentralization is quite easy to understand, the devil is in the details. Continue Reading →

Crypto vs. Credit Cards

Visa vs. BTC
VisaNet can process more than 65,000 tps (transactions per second). By comparison, Bitcoin (BTC) can only process ~5 tps. Therefore, Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies by proxy) are inherently too slow for practical use. Before you buy into this apples-to-oranges comparison, let's define the word "process." With a little more clarity, you will be better able to frame your thoughts about centralized (VisaNet) versus decentralized (Proof of Work) crypto transactions. Continue Reading →
Solana-based NFT marketplace Neon soft-launched the first NFT vending machine (located at 29 John St in Manhattan) back in December. Now, the vending machine is open 24 hours a day and allows collectors to buy Solana NFTs with a credit card. Continue Reading →

$1.7M of NFTs on OpenSea GG

This past Saturday, hackers socially engineered approximately 32 OpenSea users into signing incomplete contracts and stole 254 NFTs. Although it was a phishing attack, it caused a bit of a panic.  Continue Reading →
Tokenomics
What’s the best cryptocurrency to invest in? Will the value of this NFT go up? Is the DAO I’ve been thinking about worth joining? How much BTC should I buy? Is this stablecoin really stable? How much can I really earn from this Web 3 or metaverse “play to earn” game? After you get excited about a project, your next step should be a deep dive into its tokenomics – it’s the key to understanding the true value of any token-based investment. Continue Reading →

Welcome to Metacademy

Metacademy
I’m thrilled to announce our new Web 3 training facility at Metacademy.xyz. Together with our partners, Blockchain Foundry and Catbotica, we’ve created a free-to-use, risk-free hands-on tutorial that will teach you the correct way to set up a crypto wallet, mint your own NFTs, learn how to buy and sell them, and much, much more. Continue Reading →
YouTube NFTs may be in the works. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki suggested the company is looking to branch into NFTs in the future as another source of revenue for creators: “We’re always focused on expanding the YouTube ecosystem to help creators capitalize on emerging technologies, including things like NFTs, while continuing to strengthen and enhance the experiences creators and fans have on YouTube.” 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 →

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