Even amid the crash, there's some optimism about the future of crypto

The co-founder of one financial services company is bullish on digital currencies even as uncertainty roils the market.
"Similar to the past so-called crypto winters, the underlying foundation, the development, the technology and the adoption [of crypto] has been continuing," said William Cai, co-founder and managing partner at Wilshire Phoenix.
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What is Web3, exactly?

Jan 13, 2022
The next iteration of the internet is a hot topic of conversation in tech communities. Kevin Werbach of The Wharton School explains why.
"The claim is that Web3 is different, that's because it's built on blockchain and other kinds of cryptographic foundations that, in fact, will be open and decentralized," Wharton professor Kevin Werbach says.
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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.
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Blockchain technology, used in Bitcoin, aids U.K. vaccine program

Mar 1, 2021
Distributed ledgers play a part in protecting vital British vaccine supplies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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