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.
Most people don’t know what web3 is, let alone how to use the technologies on which it’s built. That’s why companies like RabbitHole, Odyssey DAO, Forefront, and Seed Club are giving the web3-curious the tools they need to join tackle the tech. Randy Ginsburg explores the top platforms, DAOs, and communities dedicated to advancing web3 education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New communities are being built on web3, setting the stage for new models of collaboration
Web3 is creating new categories of storytelling and redefining old ones; we're watching it all