How to use Minecraft to understand the Metaverse and Web3

What is the Metaverse? The Metaverse is a term coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash to describe a future virtual reality-based online world. Some have gone as far as pronouncing Stephenson’s novel a prediction of the future. Before you agree that it’s some mystical peek into the future and […]

Community tries to understand why

The Bitcoin Lightning Network integration started to take off among the cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. However, some of the world’s largest crypto trading platforms seemingly are not in the hurry to integrate the protocol. Last week, Robinhood crypto trading app became the latest major industry player to announce the Lightning integration, following in the footsteps of BitPay […]

‘We Need to Understand It First and Best’ — But Is He Too Late?

In a hearing on June 17 before the House Committee on Financial Services, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell got into an exchange with Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) over the subject of a central bank digital currency.  Is there any progress on the digital dollar? Emmer asked “What substantive recent actions has the Fed […]

Law Enforcement Must Understand Bitcoin

Police from the U.K city of Leicestershire issued a statement regarding the February arrest of darknet vendor, Paul Johnson, on April 18. Johnson was jailed for eight years and is believed to have made more than $2.5 million from selling narcotics online. Leicestershire police officer, sergeant Phil Ariss, stated that “digital media investigators accompanied officers […]

Looking Into the History of Stablecoins to Understand the Future of Money

Cryptocurrency was invented and designed to provide numerous benefits for global private and institutional clients, to free people from the burden of banking systems and to create a new financial ecosystem.  The underlying technology, blockchain, can indeed be considered one of the most significant technological advancements of the 21st century, as it provided the groundwork […]