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"Tiger" by 9-year-old SeviLovesArt, for sale at Foundation. (SeviLovesArt/Foundation)
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.
"Tiger" by 9-year-old SeviLovesArt, for sale at Foundation. (SeviLovesArt/Foundation)

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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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CoinGecko's Bobby Ong on the Metaverse
An interview with the co-founder of CoinGecko, a leading crypto data aggregator, ahead of CoinDesk's "Metaverse: Gimmick or Distributed Innovation?" event.
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(Wan Wei)
How Brands Can Co-Create in a Metaverse
An interview with Singapore's Multiverse Labs ahead of CoinDesk's "Metaverse: Gimmick or Distributed Innovation?" event.
(Wan Wei)

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The Inevitability of Crypto in Iraq
Despite roadblocks, crypto is becoming increasingly popular in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.
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Crypto Adoption in Middle East Will Come From Unstable Nations
The next wave of crypto adoption in the region is likely to come from citizens in unstable autocracies or those facing crushing inflation in countries like Iran and Lebanon.
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