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.
Service DAOs present a new opportunity for professionals to collaborate beyond the traditional agency or partnership. Jason Levin explores those leveraging web3 to disrupt the traditional economy and pieces together the roadmap for those trying to do the same.
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.
DAOs make it easy for people to pool funds over the internet. Investment DAOs are one of the most obvious and impactful uses of that unique feature of web3. Jason Levin explores how the sector is taking shape and the key actors to watch.
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.
Luxury fashion has long been touted as a major web3 use case. gmoney's 9dcc fashion house is the first of its kind, a fully web3-native brand aiming to reinvent the luxury fashion sector. “Our team is eager to inspire other luxury houses to create networked products that retain connection, value, and utility,” he explains to Culture3.
With Sony, Google, and deadmau5 collabs on his CV, Sutu is now taking his own project to a new level with NFTs. The Webby-awarded visual artist speaks to Randy Ginsburg about his plans to build the next big web3 IP set through AR and gaming.
“NFT marketplaces revolve around the idea of holding, or flipping, or all sorts of financial transactions. But when I talk to people, that's not what they're excited about – they're excited about the art.” From payments to engagement, a new generation of streaming platforms are moving the web3 music industry forward. Clovis McEvoy surveys the ecosystem.
Randy Ginsburg explains how Vitalik Buterin’s newest vision could change your life and become a foundation of a decentralised society.
Community-led content is the future of storytelling and its natural home is in web3. Mad Realities is at the forefront of this new medium. Randy Ginsburg dives in to see how far they've come and explore if they can make it work.
“If Instagram or TikTok disappeared, as a creative who uses these channels to create content or share your work, you would lose what you built, your audience, and your work created on those platforms.” Protocols like the402, Glass, and Zora are working to change this.