Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Web 3.0, which is a collection of technologies, will be the future of the internet and could create a new digital economy that rivals today’s global economy in size and breadth so mods like this one on major platforms are interesting …   Love the...

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Ethereum could settle over $8 Trillion worth of transactions this year

Ethereum could settle over $8 Trillion worth of transactions this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Web 3.0, crypto, and digital asset economies are surging even as the crypto markets themselves crash which now means that it looks like these trends are unstoppable.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes are getting better, in two years they’ll be perfect, and that means you won’t be able to trust anything you see. And that’s a huge issue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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New Metaverse mortgages could leave people bankrupt

New Metaverse mortgages could leave people bankrupt

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Taking out a metaverse mortgage to buy virtual land and realty in a virtual world which could shut down is a risk, but some people are taking it anyway.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and NFT’s represent a new $13 Trillion economy, and companies are experimenting with it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Adidas has announced...

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Ukraine jumps onboard the crypto and NFT express to fund its war effort

Ukraine jumps onboard the crypto and NFT express to fund its war effort

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and trends are helping everyone from startups to the military fund things and get dividends in new ways that simply weren’t possible in some cases just five years ago.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Botto the decentralised AI artist bags its first million dollars

Botto the decentralised AI artist bags its first million dollars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s not just humans and animals that can create works of art – AI’s getting better at it to and it’s getting rich off it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will soon be so powerful they could crack 70% of the world’s encryption systems, so researchers are racing to find a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year...

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Global NFT craze helps digital assets of all kinds sell for record breaking sums

Global NFT craze helps digital assets of all kinds sell for record breaking sums

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s that allow people to sell any type of digital asset, from a tweet to a digital piece of artwork, are fuelling an unprecedented spending craze.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Ownerless companies on the rise as startups experiment with new business models

Ownerless companies on the rise as startups experiment with new business models

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blockchain will let us build new types of companies in new ways, including ownerless companies where funds and profits are divided automatically between individuals.   Slowly, very slowly, we’re seeing the emergence of the world’s first fully autonomous companies, from small hedge funds in Hong...

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Blockchain startups are lining up to decentralise and revolutionise the internet

Blockchain startups are lining up to decentralise and revolutionise the internet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We think the internet is already decentralised, but the internet as we know it is evolving, and tomorrow’s internet will be truly decentralised.   An increasing number of people want to fix the flaws of the internet by decentralizing it, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father...

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Microsoft gets rid of blockchain miners with new Ethereum blockchain service

Microsoft gets rid of blockchain miners with new Ethereum blockchain service

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mining blockchain has become a contentious issue because of the amount of energy it uses and its speed, Microsoft are trying to solve both problems.   Hot on the heels of its interest in Iota, a blockchain-like peer to peer cryptocurrency that does away with...

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Ethereum falls after rumours of new powerful ASIC emerge

Ethereum falls after rumours of new powerful ASIC emerge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more centralised the mining of an individual cryptocurrency becomes, especially if it leverages new, more powerful technology, the greater the impact on a cryptocurrencies value.   Rumors of a new ASIC mining  rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one week high of...

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Ethereum founder thinks crypto can disrupt Mastercard and Visa in “next few years”

Ethereum founder thinks crypto can disrupt Mastercard and Visa in “next few years”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The processing networks that the major credit card companies have built up over the years means that they’re difficult to disrupt, but as we learn so often difficult doesn’t mean impossible…   The brain behind the runaway train that is Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, is matter of...

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The Beginning Of The End: Is The Ethereum Bubble About To Burst?

The Beginning Of The End: Is The Ethereum Bubble About To Burst?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this opinion piece CEX.io takes a look at the Ethereum and cryptocurrency marketplace and offers their perspective on whether or not they think the bubble is about to burst   Never before has the saying “Nothing lasts forever” been more applicable. Eventually everything will...

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Estonia announces plans to create its own national cryptocurrency

Estonia announces plans to create its own national cryptocurrency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of money is digital, and more countries around the world are drawing up plans to develop and deploy their own national cryptocurrencies, signalling the demise of the cash society and ushering in a new era of government led transparency and control.   Estonia...

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A secret trader just made over $200 million in a month trading Ethereum

A secret trader just made over $200 million in a month trading Ethereum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many speculate that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are riding bubbles that are about to pop, but as the adoption of cryptocurrencies, by individuals, organisations and governments increases it’s likely they’re wrong   An unknown cryptocurrency trader turned $55 million of paper wealth into $283...

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The United Nations taps blockchain to solve world hunger

The United Nations taps blockchain to solve world hunger

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hundreds of millions of people go hungry every night, and after a succesful pilot the UN thinks that blockchain could help them solve world hunger.   Earlier this week United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) announced that 10,000 individuals had taken advantage of its trial to deliver food to Syrian...

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DTCC wants to put hundreds of trillions of dollars of securities transactions on the blockchain

DTCC wants to put hundreds of trillions of dollars of securities transactions on the blockchain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Vice Chairman of the DTCC argues that a lack of standards is holding back blockchains adoption in the financial services industry, and he wants to change that.   Last week Larry Thompson, the Vice Chairman of the US Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC),...

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New blockchain tools are helping people reclaim control of their online identities

New blockchain tools are helping people reclaim control of their online identities

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You lost control of your online information, and your online identity, almost a decade ago, but now companies are using new technologies to help you regain control of it   The Sovrin Foundation, a non profit organisation who’s building a range of online “Self-Sovereign Identity” and...

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