You can now own "authenticated" digital artwork. Is that a good thing?

Mar 2, 2021
The medium may be different, but the problems with authenticity and value are the same, says art critic Blake Gopnik.
Non-fungible tokens are digital assets whose origin or ownership has been authenticated by blockchain technology, much like a digital "signature." Pictured: An NFT marketplace selling digital art.
Screenshot via OpenSea.io

Blockchain technology, used in Bitcoin, aids U.K. vaccine program

Mar 1, 2021
Distributed ledgers play a part in protecting vital British vaccine supplies.
Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Trends to watch in 2021

Jan 1, 2021
A leading European investor and a business analyst in Asia share their predictions for a post-coronavirus world.
Monsitj/Getty

Universal basic income, blockchain and more: Reimagining the next decade

"If people don't have money in their pockets, then this type of economy that we have can't work," says Wharton professor Mauro Guillén.
Mauro Guillén says that the future uses of blockchain, the underlying technology for cryptocurrencies, include incentivizing "prosocial behavior" like energy conservation.
Petras Malukas/AFP via Getty Images

The blockchain is coming to Wall Street

Jan 21, 2019
Future ICOs might start to look a lot more like old-fashioned stock
"We can have a much more seamless, actually transparent stock trading mechanism using blockchain," says Kristen Howell, a partner with the law firm Fox Rothschild who helps companies create initial coin offerings.
Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images
PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images

The future is bright… let’s make it even brighter together.

Be a Marketplace Investor with a donation in any amount today.

PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images

A not-so-secret war for control of the internet

May 4, 2018
Governments recognize that control of the internet has become a proxy for political power.
Who makes the rules for what can and can't happen on the internet gets complicated.
LARS HAGBERG/AFP/Getty Images