Generally speaking, technology is neither good nor bad; that distinction is for people. Technology is simply a fancy word for tools; generally speaking, banning tools is a way for central authorities to demonstrate and maintain power. Minecraft is a central authority clearly afraid of decentralized technologies (such as blockchain and NFTs) and how Web3 tech might empower its users. Continue Reading →
Over the next few days, Android users may notice Google Wallet showing up on their phones. The successor app to Google Pay was announced at Google's 2022 I/O event as a way to manage all of your digital cards: credit, debit, ID, vax status, tickets, and more. Continue Reading →
Otherside, the much-anticipated metaverse gaming platform from the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), is open for business. Over the weekend, 4,300 "Voyagers" were invited for a demo and tour of the immersive, ape avatar-navigated online platform. Continue Reading →

eBay and OpenSea

OpenSea, the world's largest NFT marketplace, announced that it will lay off 20% of its staff. This is not a surprise. Cryptocurrencies, the main driver of value for NFT speculators, are trading 50%-70% below their all-time highs, and NFT trading volume on OpenSea has tumbled as well. Then, there's the overarching problem: while OpenSea continually evolves, NFTs continuously evolve. Continue Reading →
By trading volume, Axie Infinity is the largest NFT project of all-time, but the world's leading play-to-earn game has traveled a rocky road. If you remember, in March 2022 Axie was the victim of the largest crypto hack in history, losing approximately $622 million. However, things are looking up. While all of Axie's industry comps and KPIs are well under their high water marks, Axie is making a comeback. Which raises the question: Why? Continue Reading →

BNPL for NFTs

Teller, which touts "crypto loans for the real world," wants to help you buy "blue chip" NFTs using their BNPL (buy now pay later) feature. Continue Reading →
Set to launch in early 2023, NFL Rivals will make you the General Manager of a fantasy NFL team as you compete against other GMs with their assembled player rosters and teams, building, leveling up and improving their lineup. In addition, you'll be able to own, collect, and trade non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of your favorite players through this play-and-own game experience. Continue Reading →