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From top left, clockwise: Kgothatso Ngako, Vitalik Buterin and the Merge developers, Lens Protocol, Paulina Jóśków, Tony Fadell.
Real Crypto Adoption Needs Real Crypto Infrastructure (These 7 Upgrades, for Starters)
Internet video took off in the 2000s with widespread broadband adoption. What are the equivalent requirements with blockchain technology today?
From top left, clockwise: Kgothatso Ngako, Vitalik Buterin and the Merge developers, Lens Protocol, Paulina Jóśków, Tony Fadell.

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It’s Been a Year Since NFTs Exploded. Where Are We Headed?
For NFT collectors and creators, this past year marked noticeable changes within the market. From utility to community building, here are just a few trends that will push the space forward in 2023.
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From Hairstylist to Crypto Trader: A Cautionary Tale
A New York hairstylist to rock stars became a technical trader in Puerto Rico. Here’s how she got rich, only to lose everything in the crypto winter. This article is part of CoinDesk’s Trading Week.
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What a Web3 Hackathon Teaches Us About Diversity in Crypto
CRADL’s Katherine Paseman helped organize a new type of crypto bootcamp, helping founders address social, environmental and justice issues around the world.
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Can Web3 Remake Hollywood?
The founders of ToonStar left comfortable jobs at Warner Bros. to make a bet on Web3 entertainment. Can they make fan-driven storytelling work where others haven't? Jeff Wilser tunes in.
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Crypto Fantasy Football Is Here
As the NFL season gets underway, several new crypto-inflected fantasy games are ready for play, says Jeff Wilser.
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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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The Degens' Sports Club
It's like a sportier version of Wall Street Bets, plus bar and NFTs. And it's showing how to build a vibrant community in Web3, says Jeff Wilser.
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Why Crypto Winter Hasn’t Dulled the Passion for Web3 Sex Work
Dead Discords, derailed roadmaps and shrinking market caps have not deterred those who think crypto could reshape adult entertainment for the better.
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What's Your NFT Really Worth? This Man Is Using AI to Find Out
Nikolai Yakovenko has harnessed the power of machine learning for everything from professional baseball to human genomics. Now he’s coming for NFTs.
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