A Tale of Two NFTs

I can't help but think back to the middle of 2000 when any mention of the web or the internet or even the hint of a dot-com would get you laughed out of every VC’s office. The internet was alive and well and growing strong, but Wall Street was angry at itself for getting caught up in a bubble of its own making, and it took a year or two for financiers to collectively come to their senses and start investing again. Continue Reading →

Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins

The saying, "Not your keys, not your coins" is a truism amongst seasoned blockchain users. It means that if your private keys are not in your own digital wallet (preferably a hardware wallet), you do not actually own your cryptocurrency or NFTs or any other asset stored on a blockchain you believe you own. Continue Reading →
Christie's, the 256-year-old British auction house, has launched its own NFT marketplace on Ethereum dubbed "Christie's 3.0." The new auction platform is fully automated and smart contract-driven from end-to-end. Said differently, Christie's 3.0 is "inspired by" (knocked off from) platforms like OpenSea and Sorare. Continue Reading →
If you're wondering what a non-NFT digital collectible is, just ask Sony. According to PlayStation.com, "PlayStation Stars will feature a new type of rewards called digital collectibles. They are digital representations of all the things that PlayStation fans enjoy, including figurines of beloved and iconic characters from games and other forms of entertainment, as well as cherished devices that tap into Sony’s history of innovation." Continue Reading →

Drink to Earn

Starbucks Odyssey is the official name for Starbucks's "drink to earn" NFT platform. It combines the company's very successful Starbucks Rewards loyalty program with Web3 technologies to offer NFT-confirmed questing toward exclusive experiences and rewards. Continue Reading →

Common Sense vs. Censorship

Each of these stories raises questions we all think we know the answers to. Where is the line between common sense and censorship? What lengths should the government go to to protect human lives? When is it appropriate for a platform or telecom carrier to block access to its network? Continue Reading →