Exploring how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies impact popular culture.
Monetizing online identities with SimpDAOs
A recent episode of Bloomberg Crypto podcast mentioned the emergence of SimpDAOs as a way for influencers to monetize their online identities.
Bitstamp backtracks on ‘inactivity fee’ charges
Bitstamp CEO said the community reaction to the inactivity fees charges forced a rethink of the decision.
ThursDAO: London’s crypto co-working hub
A case study in decentralized community organizing.
No Man’s Sky players invented a coin and hope to never trade it for real money
No Man's Sky community self-invented and implemented Hub Coin to the game. Running on an Ethereum testnet, the Hub Coin can't be exchanged for real money, which is what the community wants.
Op-Ed: Why crypto bailouts are a double-edged sword
Crypto originated as an response of the 2008 global financial crisis and its bailouts, but after more than a decade of success things seem to have come full circle
Salvadorian entrepreneurs can now claim a $100,000 Bitcoin grant
The initiative appears to be a response to re-developing the capital's Soyapango district, which has a reputation for gang violence.
A-list celebs remove NFT avatars amid crypto winter
Many celebrities who displayed their NFTs as avatars are removing them from their social media due to the depressing sentiment of the market.
El Salvador’s President says ‘Bitcoin will pick up, don’t worry and enjoy life’
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele assured the crypto community that Bitcoin will heal and rise to new high levels and advised them to trust the process and enjoy life.
Price volatility strengthens public opinion against Bitcoin in El Salvador
Recent volatility has cast further doubt on the Bitcoin experiment, but El Salvador's risk exposure remain low.
New York Times report says Kraken’s CEO began culture war
Kraken CEO released a 31-page document that outlines the "libertarian philosophical values" of the company, telling those who disagree to quit the company.
Celsius users share harrowing posts as withdrawal freeze extends to fourth day
Users are left in limbo as Celsius CEO posts vague update on what is happening at the lending and borrowing platform.
The case for Bitcoin as a part of retirement savings
Fidelity Investments is bringing Bitcoin to U.S retirement plans. But the jury's out on whether this makes sense, especially in the aftermath of the recent sell-off.
Ripple CEO offers advice for “days like today” amid crypto crash
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse sent a message to crypto investors as the total crypto market cap lost 20% of its value,
Resorts World Las Vegas, Theta Labs partner on composite NFTs offering luxury experiences
Resorts World Las Vegas and Theta Labs' partnership will see them release two packages of composite NFTs that will offer luxury experiences.
Op-Ed: Overhyping crypto tarnishes more than the industry’s reputation
Opportunistic behavior's from crypto industry companies only helps to serve it's own developers over providing actual value, delaying the industry's growth and adoption
FatManTerra launches non-profit LUNA validator for UST compensation
The Dark Knight of Terra has launched a LUNA 2.0 validator at 10% commission in order to manage "restitution" for UST holders
Metaverse awareness has more than doubled in 6 months
A recent study shows metaverse awareness reached 74% in March, with a majority of participants agreeing that the metaverse is 'the future.'