As crypto takes a nosedive, gold-backed tokens ensure investors won’t crash too

In his monthly crypto tech column, Israeli serial entrepreneur Ariel Shapira covers emerging technologies within the crypto, decentralized finance (DeFi) and blockchain space, as well as their roles in shaping the economy of the 21st century. The crypto market is in a downward spiral, with Bitcoin (BTC) plunging over 50% below its peak price. In […]

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Tether’s balance sheet transparency causes issues for all of cryptocurrency

It’s still rough out there, people.  When looking at crypto specifically, the nuke of UST and Luna sent panic through the crypto markets like never before. One of the most intriguing – and downright terrifying – effects of this meltdown was the de-pegging of Tether. I’ve been putting off a deep dive on Tether for […]

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WeWork founder reinvents himself with $70M crypto carbon credit platform

Three years after being ousted as CEO of WeWork, Adam Neumann has jumped on the crypto bandwagon, raising $70 million in the first major funding round for his climate tech venture Flowcarbon. The project aims to make carbon trading more accessible by putting carbon credits on the blockchain. Neumann is an Israeli-American businessman and investor […]

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Could GameFi and carbon currencies reverse blockchain’s climate stigma?

Nonfungible tokens (NFT) and blockchain technology have developed an unfortunate stigma in some sections of the community for being bad for the environment — but could that perception be changed by integrating carbon offsets into NFT gaming? GameFi, or gaming finance, marry NFTs and gaming. Blockchain games account for nearly $12 million in daily volume […]

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