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.
Web3's conference calendar is more full than ever before, with 10 major NFT events between February and May. Signal explains how to pick in a crowded calendar.
akaStevey straddles the line between art enthusiast and trading degen unlike anyone else. Having come to web3 via the GameStop saga, she now plays a key role at PROOF, web3's leading art community. She tells Signal how she got here and what's to come for PROOF in 2023. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
The 2020s promises to be a breakout decade for web3. We explore the top ten applications of the tech to emerge in 2023 and beyond, and chart when they're likely to make their mark. Read the full list to learn why we're optimistic about NFT ticketing, music licensing, zero-knowledge proofs, and more.
The collective aim of cryptocurrency began as a decentralised global currency. But on the road to becoming a multi-trillion dollar sector, what was once a small subculture has become a highly diverse ecosystem. Paul Dylan-Ennis explores the core principles that govern how change happens in web3.
Sian Morson has spent her career championing community and diversity. But she’s also a technologist who knows how to leverage tech to have a cultural impact. She sat down with Leo Nasskau to discuss making tech accessible, authentic communities, and The Blk Chain. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
Inna Modja has forged a path all of her own, combining an array of art forms with a hands-on approach to activism. The Malian singer spoke with Leo Nasskau about the power of storytelling, web3 philanthropy, and why she believes the space will continue to flourish. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Actress. Chef. Event Host. Web3 Advisor. Manouschka Guerrier has lived many professional lives. Having missed the boat to web2, she speaks to Ola Kalejaye about why she’s diving deep into web3 and how she found her niche.
Using web3 today comes with extensive frictions that hold back global adoption. Vlad Falin explains how web3's mobile innovations can remove them by rebuilding the operating systems they run on and profiles the leading mainstream manufacturers and web3-natives who are making it happen.
Web3 games aren't all that we hoped for yet. James Key argues that game developers have so far favoured monetisation over substance in the crypto space, leading to a proliferation of dull, one-dimensional assets which holds them back from competing with classic AAA titles.
Web3 isn't mainstream. That's not up for debate. Limited decentralisation, scalability issues, and a ponzi perception problem. Allen Taylor analyses three of the biggest criticisms made of web3, and explores whether they're fair, how close we are to fixing them, and if we need to worry.
Swickie was always a creative, but as a web2 marketer always felt constrained. eb3 gave her the ability to build a brand on her own terms. She speaks to Mariquita de Boissière about building #TeamKiki with her Bored Ape and discovering herself as a multi-disciplinary artist in her own right.
“So we can all touch the world.” Champ Medici felt web3 in his soul enough to drop a promising sports career. Now an influential collector, community builder, and investor, he’s driven to build a legacy in web3 that inspires everyone to touch the world. Interviewed by skidrowcrypto in Los Angeles, Léa Emery writes the story.
Closing thoughts from Randy Ginsburg on NFT.NYC: why the community is what makes web3 special, why the space needs more mature voices, and why he'll see you there next year.
Randy Ginsburg reports from an ever-bustling New York city swarmed with web3 panels, parties, and other events. Today's diary explores all angles on IP in web3, plus a historic basketball tournament held by the Krause House.