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Leah Callon-Butler

Leah Callon-Butler, a CoinDesk columnist, is the director of Emfarsis, a consulting firm focused on the role of technology in advancing economic development in Asia.

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Why Crypto Isn't a Tool for Protest in Argentina
The idea that growing stablecoin use can offer a solution to Argentina's persistent economic and political problems doesn't accord with reality, says Leah Callon-Butler after a recent visit.
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Megan Kaspar: Meta-a-Porter Fashion
A pioneer in digital luxury fashion weighs in on the future of wear-to-earn and online photorealism. Kaspar is a speaker at CoinDesk's Consensus festival starting June 9.
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'Not About Playing It Safe': Krista Kim on How Artists Inspire the Metaverse
As contemporary artist Krista Kim sees it, there are too many corporate executives conceiving these new virtual worlds and not enough genuine creatives.
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How the Play-to-Earn Industry Can Rebuild Better After the Ronin Attack
Now is the time for Axie Infinity leadership and solidarity from the competitive crypto gaming industry, CoinDesk columnist Leah Callon-Butler writes.
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The Metaverse Opportunity for Artists
With contributions from Filipino-American rapper Allan Pineda Lindo, the First Mint Fund helps mint NFTs for aspiring artists in Southeast Asia. Leah Callon-Butler meets volunteer-manager AJ Dimarucot.
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Sipher’s Alain Dinh on What’s Next for NFT Gaming in Asia
Developed in Vietnam, Sipher is a casual-fighting game inside the Sipheria virtual world. Leah Callon-Butler discusses the project with head of partnerships Alain Dinh.
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Into the Metaverse With CyBall’s Tin Tran
As part of our series looking at the development of the metaverse in Southeast Asia, Leah Callon-Butler talks with the co-founder of CyBall, a football-themed, NFT-based blockchain game with a play-to-earn model.
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Crypto Twitter’s Misdirected Furor Didn’t Fix the Travel Rule
Following a community uproar, Trezor nixed plans to integrate AOPP, an open-source protocol for proving wallet ownership. The rollback changed nothing and FATF’s travel rule still bedevils users.
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Most Influential 2021: Trung Nguyen
The CEO of Sky Mavis, the company behind Axie Infinity, is a reclusive genius. Here’s how the “play-to-earn” phenomenon got started.
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Some Filipino Merchants Prefer Payment in Axie’s SLP
Hoping to benefit from the success of the blockchain game, merchants in the Philippines are now accepting Axie’s Smooth Love Potion (SLP) token.
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