Metaverse-as-a-service will be the basis of the next internet era of Web3

The concept of the Metaverse has been around since the 1980s, but it has only been in recent years that we’ve seen hundreds of projects popping up on the scene. What we are currently experiencing are gamified worlds with limited integration and engagement abilities. Right now, the Metaverse is still a blank canvas for early adopters to test and entertain the concept. When looking at the future of engagement in the Metaverse and bridging the gaps between the physical and digital worlds, however, we need to push the boundaries and…

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Andre Cronje sees a ‘necessity for regulation’ ahead of crypto’s new era

Andre Cronje, former Fantom Foundation technical adviser and Yearn.finance founder, resurfaced on Monday via Medium after announcing his departure from the DeFi and crypto space last month. In a post titled “The rise and fall of crypto culture,” Cronje expressed his lamentations of crypto culture as he called for increased regulation and legislation in the industry. When Cronje and his colleague Anton Nell tweeted about the fate of all the applications and services they had built, they offered no other details as to their personal motivations. They even proceeded to deactivate…

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Concordium aims to end the era of anonymity in crypto industry

The anonymity of Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies is a hot topic in the crypto space. While the transactions are open to track in a public blockchain, it is challenging to link a transaction with a real-life person in many use cases. As an identity-centric platform, Concordium takes a different direction by offering complete transparency. “The time has come for the blockchain industry to respect the general rules of society,” Concordium chairman Lars Seier Christensen said in an announcement. The launch of Concodium Blockchain marks the end of the era…

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New altcoin era? Dogecoin liquidations briefly surpass Bitcoin

Dogecoin (DOGE) saw more liquidations than Bitcoin (BTC) at one point on April 24. This shows there is a significantly high demand for trading the meme cryptocurrency even as Bitcoin and Ether (ETH) struggle to recover. Various trends and metrics, such as social volume, trading volume, and liquidations in the futures market indicate that DOGE remains one of the most frequently traded cryptocurrencies in the global market. DOGE/USDT 15-minute price chart (Binance). Source: Tradingview.com Large liquidations mean DOGE is seeing genuinely high demand Although some metrics, like the daily volume…

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A new era of content monetization? Blockchain tech can get you paid

By doing so, they have helped regular people become known celebrities, many of whom now hold more influence than TV networks and print media outlets. The same can be said for music streaming services like Spotify and iTunes, which now allow musicians to skip record label deals and simply upload their songs directly to platforms through services like DistroKid and others. While these are amazing feats, to say the least, the model still needs to be improved. According to Jack Cheng, co-founder of GazeTV — a blockchain-based social entertainment platform:…

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Snowden and human rights advocates talk internet surveillance in the era of BLM

On Friday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden led a panel discussion as part of a fundraiser for the Tor Project. Joining Snowden were three experts in internet privacy and human rights. The four focused on global protests over the past year, whether they were in Minsk or Portland.  Founder of the Library Freedom Project Alison Macrina said that: “What we saw a lot this summer with the BLM protests across the country and the world was [..] law enforcement monitoring social media of activists.” She continued to notes that protestors have…

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Scam warning as Columbia’s President ‘endorses’ Bitcoin Era

The Colombian police have issued a warning about fraudsters promoting a Bitcoin scam website to social media users. The “announcement” about the launch of a fake Bitcoin-related investment system was purportedly “approved” by Ivan Duque, President of Colombia. According to Colombia Check, quoting a statement by the Cybernetic Police Center, the site promotes a Bitcoin investment opportunity (BTC) that Duque is quoted as saying will offer “relief to the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.” The post claims that the president signed “the biggest deal of the century” to…

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2 Metrics Soar to Dot-Com Era Levels: 3 Reasons S&P 500 Is in Trouble

2 Metrics Soar to Dot-Com Era Levels: 3 Reasons S&P 500 Is in Trouble CCN.com – News and Op-Eds for The Next Generation Two key stocks metrics have soared to dot-com era levels, raising the risk of a broad pullback in the S&P 500 Index. 2 Metrics Soar to Dot-Com Era Levels: 3 Reasons S&P 500 Is in Trouble CCN.com – News and Op-Eds for The Next Generation Source link

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Blockchain-Backed Digital Identity in the Post-Coronavirus Era

After spending months in lockdown, countries across the world have begun lifting stay-at-home orders enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet as countries look to reopen, and students and employees return to schools and offices, there is a fear that coronavirus cases will spike. In an attempt to ease these concerns, a number of blockchain companies are developing blockchain-based digital identity solutions designed to help regions reopen safely.  Digital identity startup Civic Technologies recently entered a partnership with Circle Medical, an affiliate of San Francisco’s UCSF Health hospital, which will…

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This Post-Halving Bitcoin Era Will Be Unlike Any Other

Following the recent, third halving, Bitcoin (BTC) is now in its fourth block reward era. Leading up to the event, pundits launched into varied predictions that ranged from miner capitulation to hash rate plunges to price predictions of half a million dollars. Much of the analysis has focused around looking back at trends that followed the first and second halvings. Both events saw BTC prices skyrocket in the ensuing year and 18 months, respectively. But the third halving’s case is unlike any other. In fact, it is more like the…

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