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NFTs in the art world: A revolution or ripoff?

Many NFT creators come from a practice of 3D modelling, graphic design, animation or video game design. (Shutterstock)Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are digital objects that represent something else, such as a work of art, a video or even a tweet. They certify the existence and the ownership of this item through a data recording on a blockchain (a distributed...

Sun Dec 11, 2022 16:23
3 ways cryptocurrency is changing the way colleges do business with students and donors

Universities are seeking to boost bottom lines and personal connections with cryptocurrencies. Irina Marchenko/iStock via Getty ImagesUntil about 2020, universities used cryptocurrencies only to pay ransoms to criminals attacking their networks. A fast payment to criminals helped victim universities restore their networks quickly. With increasing...

Fri Dec 2, 2022 16:13
From GameStop to crypto: how to protect yourself from meme stock mania

Meme stocks are investment assets that receive a lot of attention on social media. Jirsak / ShutterstockRecent rallies in stocks popularised on social media have attracted increasing numbers of investors looking to these so-called “meme stocks” for quick returns. But while it might look like a fun game, there are real risks to investing in stocks and...

Thu Oct 6, 2022 19:53
Investing in crypto-assets: How to limit the risk of being exposed to fraud

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, delivers a keynote speech at the Bitcoin Conference in April in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)In 2017, thousands of investors in over 175 countries found themselves with empty pockets after having invested nearly US$4 billion in a cryptocurrency called “OneCoin”. The mastermind behind the...

Sun Jul 24, 2022 16:14
How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today's words could shape tomorrow's reality and who benefits from it

The metaverse might be a work in progress, but a key prototype – the virtual world – has been around for several decades. Screen capture from Second Life by Tom Boellstorff, CC BY-NDQuick, define the word “metaverse.” Coined in 1992 by science fiction author Neal Stephenson, the relatively obscure term exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Wed Jun 15, 2022 16:01
New rules for crypto assets will protect consumers and innovators

ShutterstockIf you spend any time among the cryptocurrency community you’ll come across the mantra “HODL”. Originally a typo for “hold” on a Bitcoin forum, it has become all-purpose advice to anyone looking at the day’s price fluctuations and thinking of selling their assets. To HODL is to trust the process and keep...

Wed Jun 8, 2022 04:57

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