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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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Italy's top soccer league will broadcast its first game in the metaverse. (tlemens/Pixabay)
The Metaverse Is Struggling to Hold Onto Users. Sports Could Fix That

Sports may offer the next great opportunity for the metaverse to create a deeper relationship with audiences.

Italy's top soccer league will broadcast its first game in the metaverse. (tlemens/Pixabay)
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Metaverse (but Were Afraid to Ask)

Everyone has questions about the metaverse these days. We rounded up some of the more popular queries to help people understand and start exploring the metaverse.

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Kevin McCoy: The Metaverse Is Going to Be Powered by Game Engines

The digital artist, who minted the first NFT ever, compares the metaverse of today to the watershed moment when Nintendo launched Mario Bros in 1985.

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5 Principles to Guide Design in the Metaverse

A leading metaverse designer from Roblox weighs in. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Metaverse Week.

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How to Make It in the Metaverse

In this work of fiction, a woman buys a home in the metaverse because New York City rent is just too high. But virtual worlds exact their own cost of living. This piece is par...

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Why Is South Korea Throwing Money at the Metaverse?

South Korea’s “Digital New Deal” is flooding the country’s tech industry with billions of dollars in grant money in the hopes of creating 2 million new jobs. This article is p...

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SuperRare in SoHo: NFTs in the Real World

Visions from Remembered Futures is leaping into the metaverse and simultaneously out into the real world.

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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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What We Know So Far About SHIB: The Metaverse

The meme coin continues to expand its utility with its latest move into the metaverse.

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Exploring the Star Atlas Metaverse

A review on the space-themed, multiplayer gaming metaverse based on the Solana blockchain.

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How Do You Value Metaverse Projects? We Tried. Here’s What We Found

On a per-user basis, the valuations for Decentraland, Axie Infinity and The Sandbox look quite high. But just picking the right metric is tough in this loosely defined niche.

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What Is the Sandbox and How To Get Started

Here's a step-by-step guide on what you need to know to explore and play in The Sandbox metaverse.

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How the Metaverse Could Be a Game-Changer for NFT Gaming

Rather than letting players port weapons or powers between games, non-fungible tokens will more likely serve as building blocks for new games and virtual worlds. This piece is...

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Metaverse Real Estate – Next Big Thing or Next Big Boondoggle?

Highly prized plots of land are fetching fortunes on the biggest platforms. How do the economics of metaverse real estate stack up?

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Virtual Beers and Digital Orgasms: Welcome to the Age of Metaverse Commerce

Executives from Adidas, Budweiser, Clinique, NARS Cosmetics and other big consumer brands explain why the metaverse is “seismic” for their businesses.

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Location, Location, Location: Investing in Real Estate in the Metaverse

Imagine a world in which your virtual backyard has a higher property value than the green, grassy lawn outside your real-life back door.

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A Crypto Guide to the Metaverse

Verifiable, immutable ownership of digital goods and currency will be an essential component of the metaverse.

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Matthew Ball: Metaverse Man

Will we call it the metaverse, and what will we do there? A leading expert weighs in.

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Pierina Merino: Rethinking Social Media for the Metaverse

Meet the 30-year-old Venezuelan founder of FlickPlay, a hot social metaverse platform. Merino will appear at CoinDesk's Consensus 2022 festival.

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The metaverse will push many parts of the web as we know to their limits. (Kelvin Han/Unsplash)

Letters to Layer 2: We Still Know Nothing About the Metaverse

Will the metaverse be expensive to use? Will there be more than one? Who, ultimately, is responsible for building it?

The metaverse will push many parts of the web as we know to their limits. (Kelvin Han/Unsplash)
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NFT Art Museums Are a Good Idea

The metaverse turns galleries global, and helps fund the arts. This article is part of “Metaverse Week."

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Who Are We in the Metaverse, and How Do We Prove It?

Self-sovereign identity needs to be baked into the DNA of Web 3.

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Italy's top soccer league will broadcast its first game in the metaverse. (tlemens/Pixabay)

The Metaverse Is Struggling to Hold Onto Users. Sports Could Fix That

Sports may offer the next great opportunity for the metaverse to create a deeper relationship with audiences.

Italy's top soccer league will broadcast its first game in the metaverse. (tlemens/Pixabay)
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What Happens if You’re Sexually Assaulted in the Metaverse?

This new technological medium may not need a new set of laws, but existing rules may need to be updated.

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Happiness 3.0: A Mission for Mental Health in the Metaverse

Technological innovation is rapidly changing what it means to be human. How do we stay sane?

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How to Prevent the Metaverse From Becoming a Nightmare

Covering everything from zero-knowledge proofs to interplanetary file storage.

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What Happens When You Die in the Metaverse?

Ethereum’s founder proposed “soulbound tokens” to give digital identity value. Is there a price to be paid?

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The New Ways of Making Money in the Metaverse

Examining how to make advertising more “tasteful,” online shopping more social and when to deploy a DAO.

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'Does Radio Ring a Bell?': How the Metaverse Will Change Society

The metaverse is the latest technological evolution to be scoffed at – but it will change everything. This article is part of "Metaverse Week."

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Living as NFTs in the Metaverse

Digital spaces can be an extension of reality, not just a lower resolution "digital version." This article is part of "Metaverse Week."

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The Metaverse Will Make Gamers of Us All

Fundamentally, the "metaverse" is a game – but one with real consequences and opportunities. This article is part of "Metaverse Week."

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Crypto Mortgages: How You Can Buy a House Using a Crypto-Backed Loan

Digital asset-backed mortgages let house buyers use their crypto holdings as collateral.

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Decentraland for Beginners: How to Get Started in Decentraland

You may have heard of Decentraland, and you might know it calls itself "the first-ever virtual world owned by its users." But where do you start?

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Michael Wagner: Building a Virtual Nation-State in the Metaverse

Meet the co-founder of Star Atlas, one of the most ambitious games in blockchain. You just have to get through the security first.

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What Can You Actually Do in the Metaverse in 2022?

The future possibilities of the metaverse are presumably limitless, but is there anything you can do in the metaverse right now?

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NFTs in the Metaverse: How to Earn Money With Unique Assets

Non-fungible tokens have created new ways for gamers to generate revenue in virtual worlds.

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Diana Sinclair: People Aren’t 'Ready to Hear' About Inequities in the Metaverse

Web 3 can open up opportunities for marginalized groups, but it's not a silver bullet, says one leading NFT artist.

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Cherie Hu on Music and the Metaverse

How might concerts work in the metaverse? And what even is the metaverse, anyway? Ahead of her panel at CoinDesk’s Consensus festival, Water & Music founder Cherie Hu pins it...

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Cathy Hackl: The 'Godmother of the Metaverse'

The chief metaverse officer of Futures Intelligence Group has worked in metaverse-related fields for nearly a decade – i.e. since the dawn of meta-time.

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