Will emojis become the Web3 version of a username? That’s what Nashville-based tech startup Yat believes and with 160,000 sold worth a combined $20 million, it seems plenty of ordinary people agree. A Yat is a string of between one and five emojis that can be used as your digital username, website URL and as a payment address for your digital wallet. It’s sort of a cross … [Read more...] about What is a Yat and why are people paying $425K for emojis?
This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US.Download this episodeThis was, NLW argues, a very good week for crypto. He covers:The mayor of Rio announcing big bitcoin/crypto support this weekStrike launching in ArgentinaNorthwest Arkansas offering tech workers $10,000 in BTC and a bike to move to the regionA congressman introducing legislation to ban … [Read more...] about Rio De Janeiro Is Giving People a 10% Discount to Pay Taxes in Bitcoin
How do you make money? Most of us still have traditional jobs where we work 9-5 each day. But a growing legion of social media stars, athletes and celebrities are showing that another world is possible. They’re showing you can create wealth with crypto and live independently with it.“New Money With Spencer and Solo” is a new show devoted to people who’ve taken big risks and got … [Read more...] about ‘People Want to Work Smart, Not Hard’: Introducing ‘New Money’
And yet with all that in mind there are many still in the mainstream media who sneer at crypto. This is, in part, what led me to co-found DeCential. Like most of the skeptics, the press had gone on its merry way when prices fell and its bias seemed confirmed, yet then the industry came roaring back. Strangely, in my experience, it only seemed to harden some beliefs that clearly … [Read more...] about Crypto Is People and Culture. It’s Time the Media Saw It That Way
While much attention focuses on the retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) ruminations of China, Europe and the United States, smaller jurisdictions are leading the way. For example, Uruguay, the Bahamas, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Nigeria and Jamaica have each launched pilot CBDCs over the past three years.The potential benefits of CBDCs are numerous – from … [Read more...] about CBDCs for the People? Where the Current State of Digital Currency Research Leads