Former architect and death metal musician Will Zwey can show you a place you’ve always known and yet have somehow never been. She tells Michael Newkirk about breaking free from creative constraints on the blockchain and building worlds where past meets future.
TezQuakeAid is bringing the Tezos community together to provide emergency assistance to the disaster-stricken regions of Turkey and Syria. Clovis McEvoy speaks with some of the organisers about the essential work they are doing, and how their organisation might serve as a blueprint for future campaigns.
NFTs promise to shake up digital ownership, with widespread implications for branding. Yuga Lab’s Bored Ape Yacht Club took the unusual step of handing commercial IP right to its holders, remaining the poster child for commercial IP in the web3 space. Mariquita de Bossière catches up with some of the community members and legacy brands to find out what this means for businesses.
Emperia is using virtual reality to enhance the luxury e-commerce experience. Focused on bridging the gap between the virtual and the real, Emperia draws out the best of both worlds. Greg Larson explains how the platform is shaping the metaverse to make it actionable for brands.
Our modern internet experience is the product of what governments want citizens to see. In most countries, that is harmless in practice, but in others, it can be a matter of life and death. Tomi, a collective of one hundred developers in eight countries, is building a new internet to tackle that, with privacy at its core. Michael Stahl explores what it might look like.
Crypto's tribal culture is rooted to its libertarian origins, but that has to be reconciled with the crypto ecosystem's emphasis on 'genius individuals'. Tyler Scharf explores how the conflict between genius and non-hierarchy leads to factions and conflict.
Tens of thousands of enthusiasts gathered for the world's largest Ethereum conference in Denver, Colorado. Jeff Benson explores how the builders are shaping up during the bear market.
With a focus on gas efficiency and composability, 0xSplits has become the payment protocol of choice for some of web3’s most innovative and successful projects. Co-founder Abram Dawson speaks with Clovis McEvoy about the problems they set out to solve and the journey so far.
The demographics of giving are changing, with younger donors who increasingly identify as philanthropists donating more, and more often, than past generations. This new wave of donors coincides with major adopters of blockchain-based web3 technologies, presenting an opportunity to engage a particularly generous and dedicated donor base.
Web3 is revolutionising the way that art is created, shared, and owned. By providing new avenues for tokenising and selling art, NFTs are building a new ecosystem, opening the door for artists to earn a living from their work and experience more creative freedom than ever before.
After buying a CryptoPunk, ClownVamp didn’t get the satisfaction that he expected. He’s since used the proceeds to collect thousands of AI artworks, whilst his own work has been collected by the likes of Claire Silver, Zancan, and the Tezos Foundation. He explains why AI art is in a boom era, how to collect it, and which AI artists to pay attention to.
Adimverse is creating a new way of storytelling. Using creator rooms, they introduce a collaborative aspect to character creation. But what is truly special about their model is that they allow each and every contributor to hold IP rights, as well as to collect royalties.
The first big NFT conference of the year was NFT Paris, with attendance from Brigitte Macron and thousands of crypto-natives, making it one of Europe’s landmark web3 conferences. Nina Knaack reviews the event and explains what made it special, and what missed the mark.
For Nathaniel Stern, life extends far further than the human experience. Connecting the dots between human feeling, nature, and technology, he explores the endless bounds of sensibility through his art. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about The World After Us, and using art to ensure that world is good.
Web3 is creating new categories of storytelling and redefining old ones; we're watching it all
Blockchain is changing how the world – and the next billion users – interacts with the internet
Web3 enables new ways of organising, and existing communities are waking up to the opportunity
New communities are being built on web3, setting the stage for new models of collaboration