DePIN: Featured Coverage

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DePIN Can Power a More Sustainable GenAI Industry

The AI boom is overloading data centers and straining traditional energy resources. Can decentralization, in the form of DePIN, offer a solution? Mitch Liu, CEO and Co-Founder...
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DePIN Doesn’t Need New Infrastructure
The devices in our hands form the basis for a decentralized internet, says William Paul Peckham, Chief Business Officer of APhone.
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DePIN 2.0: What the Next Generation of DePINs Is Doing Differently
The “second-mover advantage” phenomenon is playing out in real-time in the DePIN sector.
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Welcome to DePIN Summer
Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN) are flourishing across multiple businesses, creating an “economy of things,” where value is shared across all participan...
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DePIN: It's Time for Crypto to Get Real
DePIN stands for Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks, or in simple terms, real-world applications that are actually useful, says Max Thake, cofounder of Peaq, a la...
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Every DePIN Has a Story
Sean Carey, the co-founder of Helium, says decentralized physical infrastructure (DePIN) can solve real-world problems while rewarding users. This is what he expects to see in...
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DePIN Is the Sharing Economy 2.0
Daniel Andrade, co-founder of Hotspotty, was deep in the DePIN space before it had a name. More than an incremental innovation for crypto, he sees it as a fundamental shift in...
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DePIN Can Rebuild the Grid From the Bottom Up
As the U.S. electricity grid struggles with wide scale outages, crypto-powered demand response programs can save customers billions. These decentralized generative energy netw...
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Who Draws the Lines? The Case for Decentralized Map Making
Today, a small group of cartography companies control the world’s maps. What if there was a way of creating an open-source system where on-the-ground mappers were incentivized...
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DePIN: The Latest News and Opinions

Teleport, a decentralized car-sharing service competing with Uber, is one example of a DePIN.

DePIN for the Win: Spreading the Benefits of the Gig Economy

Community protocol networks that coordinate hardware-based services with tokens promise an upgrade in efficiency and fairness, says Ivo Entchev, a partner at Youbi Capital.

Teleport, a decentralized car-sharing service competing with Uber, is one example of a DePIN.
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DePIN’s Solution to AI’s Biggest Blind Spot

Decentralized machine perception, managed by tokens and cryptographically secure, offers a privacy and effectiveness upgrade over centralized systems, says Nils Pihl, CEO and...

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'DePIN' Is Venture Capitalists' Latest Crypto Obsession. Can It Match the Hype?

DePIN involves taking real-world infrastructure like a wireless network and running it with a blockchain-powered system. VCs are salivating, but there aren't many customers ye...

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How AI and DePIN Will Change Web3

The collision of Web3 services, distributed infrastructure (DePIN) and AI creates entirely new forms of internet experience and we're just starting to see the future, says Lex...

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The Internet of Things Is Still Broken (But DePIN Can Fix it)

Manufacturers have struggled to make services for smart devices profitable, leading to problems for consumers. But these machines could be corralled to create blockchain-linke...

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The Key to Building Sustainable DePIN

Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN) are powerful uses of blockchain technology. But success depends on tokenomics built for the long-term, says the co-found...

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