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.
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.
A stable in-game economy is the white knight of web3 gaming. The key to a sustainable play-to-earn game lies in the right economic model, but nobody has cracked the code. Greg Larson explores how a forgotten currency from 1930s Austria could provide the answer.
Hospitality loyalty programmes are often hindered by friction and fragmentation. DayAway aims to fix this by giving their holders access to a plethora of luxury hotels and experiences through a single membership. And with innovative email-based token-gating, members won't even need a crypto wallet to use it.
In search of more autonomy and earning power, the best marketers end up working for themselves. Marketing DAOs offer an innovative middle ground.
CEO and co-founder of Audius, Roneil Rumberg is building a music streaming platform that connects artists and fans directly. He speaks to Megh Duwadi about the streamer and why web3 is the right place to inject a sense of community into the music scene.
TV studios are exploring how they can use NFTs to invigorate their legacy IP. Greg Larson speaks to Tony Pearce to discover how Reality+ are giving Doctor Who and Thunderbirds new leases of life in web3. For Doctor Who, it's a chance to grow the world's longest sci-fi series. For Thunderbirds, NFTs are breathing new energy into a show that stopped rolling in the 1960s.
With 30 millions members, Starbucks' loyalty programme is one of the most successful in the world. Randy Ginsburg explains why the coffee giant is turning to NFTs for a programme that accounts for over 50% of its sales.
Few sectors have experienced as much volatility in the past 12 months as web3 gaming. The sector became particularly associated with scams and speculation, and has a long way back to regain the trust, participation, and wallets of gamers. Greg Larson explains what needs to change.
Most of today’s most popular apps and websites rely on centralised servers to thrive. That's a problem for everyone, but particularly decentralised applications in web3, that aren't as decentralised as they might seem. Randy Ginsburg explores how Aleph provides truly decentralised solution to secure the web.
Bill Lakeland has long dreamt of building a network of drones to capture important earth imagery. He’s using the blockchain to bring his vision to life. Randy Ginsburg dives into Spexigon, the fly-to-earn platform bringing a new model to the aerial imagery industry.
NFC chips have become standard practice for connecting physical items to the blockchain. Now LTD.INC is taking the technology a step further, offering collectors unique experiences alongside their physical and digital goods. Randy Ginsburg speaks to LTD.INC CEO Daryl Kelly about what blockchain means for the future of consumer culture.
Both FIFA and its top players are turning to web3 to engage digitally-native generations. Randy Ginsburg explores how the world's most loved sport is exploring what an NFT collection looks like with a price point as low as traditional trading cards.
Can bundling everything NFT creators need into a single app help make mainstream adoption a reality? Op3n wants to make it easy for anyone to create an engaging community in web3. Randy Ginsburg explores what it might look like.
Flow was built not to break under the stress of major NFT collections. Founded by the team behind one of the first web3 games, CryptoKitties, Flow has powered the biggest mainstream applications of NFTs. Ekin Genç speaks to the team, the builders, and the community to explain why it's one of web3's most important blockchains.
Chris Castig has always sought to give other people a voice. An educator before becoming an entrepreneur, his first company taught people to code in 30 days. He speaks with Leo Nasskau about his new mission at Console, giving communities better tools to collaborate by “super-powering the chat” and using blockchain to disrupt web3's own darling: Discord. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
Wikipedia is one of the world's greatest examples of human collaboration. But it's not without its flaws. By giving contributors ownership of their contributions, Golden lets them profit from their insight and wants to offer knowledge on every topic that world needs. Ekin Genç speaks to Jude Gomila about how he's building it.
Arbitrum is the largest layer-2 on Ethereum with applications ranging from helping manage millions of dollars in decentralised finance to connecting some of the most vibrant communities on Reddit. Ekin Genç explores how it works, what it can do, and why artists and builders should be excited by it.
“It is the one familiar and obvious use case that billions of Internet users can be exposed to before the rest of web3.” Advocates have high hopes for decentralised file storage, which is already being used to ensure the integrity of documents from presidential handovers to NFT assets. Ekin Genç explores whether the sector is worth the hype and identifies what's needed to make it mainstream.
Billions are lost to scams in web3. One of the most underappreciated is the simple theft of digital art and selling it as your own. Everyone else suffers: artists, who are not compensated for their work, and collectors, who thought they were joining an artist's community. Ekin Genç explores DeviantArt's Protect Protocol, which has alerted artists to over half a billion potential thefts.
Web3 is creating new categories of storytelling and redefining old ones; we're watching it all