At the height of Henry Ford’s influence, the industrialist used the media, exhibitions, and became the world’s largest film distributor to mold the United States into a car-loving country. Influential figures shaped societies long before Ford, but as the latest generation of elites moves to shape today’s cutting-edge tech, a new movement seeks to put everyday people back in the driving seat.
When will digital ownership go mainstream? What are the cultural vehicles that can make this possible? Where are the roadblocks? Ben Roy makes it his business to consider such questions, and he sat down with Leo Nasskau to offer some answers. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Yat Siu has a completely different vision for the metaverse to almost everyone else. And at the helm of an investment portfolio worth $5 billion, his perspective is as important as it is empowering.
Throughout history, humans have organised in communities. From nomadic tribes to 21st century metropolises, common geography, economy, and culture has always made for a community. With thousands of members who coordinate with a token, Cabin is reinventing what that looks like.
The blockchain ecosystem is built on decentralisation, and a new form of brands are getting built on top. Tyler Scharf explores the emergence of decentralised ‘headless’ brands, how traditional brands like adidas and Nike are getting involved, and whether this new model of branding is future or fad.
Bias in artificial intelligence is almost inescapable, but so is AI itself. Reducing and mitigating that bias is the challenge. Randy Ginsburg speaks with AI experts about managing the risks of AI bias and how to champion responsible AI adoption.
Cheap thrills, addictive algorithms, and misinformation spring to mind at the mention of TikTok. But it doesn't have to be like that. Scarlett Coughlan explores how the billion-user-strong platform could be reformed for good.
The interplay between technology and culture is underrated. Leo Nasskau explains why technology creates a thousand futures, but culture determines which one we take.
Tina He is the co-founder and CEO of Station Labs, a web3 tool built to help community leaders grow their communities and achieve real change. She tells Leo Nasskau about why the world is heading towards an increasingly niche cultural landscape, the role of tokens in holding everything together, and how to build communities in a way that scales and works for everyone.
After building a career in big tech, Bharat Krymo has become a prolific art collector and one of the most influential voices in web3. He speaks with Leo Naskau about what motivates him, why artists need a narrative, and how OnCyber is leveraging AI and the metaverse to create the experiential platform of the future. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Latin America faces some of the highest inflation rates in the world. An ever increasing amount of the continent’s governments are embracing crypto to help tackle this issue. Meanwhile, crypto is providing a new way for Latin American women to gain financial independence. Preetam Kaushik explores the reasons behind the initiative and speaks with some of the companies driving it forward.
Every cultural movement starts with a group of people with a niche interest and a desire to change the status quo. The NFT movement is no exception. With blue-chip projects having already broken through to mainstream audiences, web3 has the potential to redefine how we create and collaborate on an enormous scale, argues Douglass Kobs.
Non-profits are increasingly using virtual worlds to create deeper connections and more immersive experiences for the people they serve, while also forging more meaningful relationships with donors. Nick Fouriezos speaks to charity leaders and the experts they rely on to understand what engagement looks like in the digital age.
You can't make the most of web3 with just a cursory overview. That's why platforms to help you dive deep on how you can use the tech to engage with the world are critical. Randy Ginsburg explores the top platforms and communities dedicated to taking web3 education behind the explainer.
Non-profits and web3 organisations can work together to organically build support for key endeavours, with charities getting access to a new generation of donors and blockchain projects enhancing their ability to build community and do good for the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.