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Ashanti aims to bring women to Web3, says “owning is important” at NFT music meetup
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Ashanti aims to bring women to Web3, says “owning is important” at NFT music meetup

The billion-dollar music industry is undergoing a major transition as artists begin to understand the potential of owning their work through nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Ashanti, the multi-platinum-selling singer, actress and co-founder of EQ Exchange — a women-led Web3 platform — recently shed light on this during a Cotton Candy Records meetup that took place on June 20 in New York. Speaking on a panel alongside Janice Taylor, founder and CEO of EQ Exchange, Ashanti went into detail about how important ownership is for creators today. Drawing from personal experience, Ashanti said:“It is incredibly important to continue the narrative that owning is the way to go. Who wants to wake up and pour their heart, blood, sweat and tears into a project and have someone else next to you reap all ...
University of Cincinnati turning crypto craze into educational curriculum
Education, Etherium

University of Cincinnati turning crypto craze into educational curriculum

Cryptocurrencies are attracting a lot of attention from academic institutions as they become increasingly accepted as an alternative to conventional assets. The University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio, United States, has even established courses around cryptocurrency as part of its curriculum.In fact, UC is working on two new programs that will educate students about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and emerging financial technologies, according to a Wednesday UC News story.The reports state that the projects are being funded by Dan Kautz and Woody (Woody) Uible, who will provide them through the UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The funding also covered the creation of public-private lab space in the new Digital Future headquarters, which is expected to open later in 2022. https:...
NFT, DeFi and crypto hacks abound — Here’s how to double up on wallet security
Blockchain News, Education

NFT, DeFi and crypto hacks abound — Here’s how to double up on wallet security

The explosiveness and high dollar value of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) seem to either distract investors from upping their operational security to avoid exploits, or hackers are simply following the money and using very complex strategies to exploit collectors’ wallets.At least, this was the case for me way back when after I fell for a classic message sent to me over Discord that caused me to slowly but all too quickly lose my most valuable assets. Most of the scams on Discord occur in a very similar fashion where a hacker takes a roster of members on the server and then sends direct messages to them in hopes they will bite at the bait. BEWARE: Several scams happening on Discord tonight. QUESTION EVERYTHING. Before clicking on links, quadruple check who it’s from and if it’s legitimate. The...
Why the crypto market crash may play in Bitcoin’s favour
Altcoins, Education

Why the crypto market crash may play in Bitcoin’s favour

Natalie Brunell, the host of Coin Stories podcast, thinks that the recent incidents involving Terra (LUNA, now rebranded LUNC) and Celsius (CELH) and the following market sell-off will lead to regulatory action that will likely favor Bitcoin (BTC) over the rest of cryptocurrency. “I'm going to be watching for regulation developments, just signifying that Bitcoin is a digital property and that maybe there's more fair accounting that can be done to allow institutions to invest," she said in her latest interview with Cointelegraph. "And the other cryptocurrencies, I think will be deemed securities,” she continued. Brunell defines herself as a Bitcoin maximalist and therefore sees Bitcoin as a fundamentally different asset class from the rest of crypto, mainly because of its trustles...
From games to piggy banks: Educating the Bitcoin ‘minors’ of the future
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From games to piggy banks: Educating the Bitcoin ‘minors’ of the future

The crypto winter is here. It’s a trying time as prices grind down, but it’s the best moment to build and learn. For some Bitcoiners, the bear market is a time to plant trees or create memes. For those with kids, it’s a welcome recess used to broaden the minds’ of Bitcoin (BTC) minors. Cointelegraph spoke to the creators of popular Bitcoin-related games and educational tools to understand why teaching kids about sound money is critical, and some of the best ways of doing so. SHAmory, a portmanteau of SHA-256 (the cryptographic function that hashes inputs in Bitcoin) and memory, is among the best-selling Bitcoin games. Targeted at kids aged four and over, creator Scott Sibley shared that he had his “toddler in mind for both the creation of the game and book.” The Bitcoin mining ga...
Pride in the Metaverse: Blockchain tech creates new opportunities for LGBTQ+ people
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Pride in the Metaverse: Blockchain tech creates new opportunities for LGBTQ+ people

A number of social gatherings have started to take place in the Metaverse as companies across the globe begin to understand the value that virtual interactive environments can have for consumers. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that Pride Month — a month-long celebration held in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots — will be celebrated in various metaverse environments this year. Pride in the Metaverse creates open accessAkbar Hamid, co-founder of People of Crypto Lab (POC) — an innovation hub dedicated to increasing diversity and representation in Web3 — told Cointelegraph that the Metaverse is an incredible way to allow people around the world to partake in events they may not be allowed to participate in otherwise. “We want Pride Month 2022 to be an event anyone can jo...
Genomics company explores NFTs in hopes of advancing precision medicine
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Genomics company explores NFTs in hopes of advancing precision medicine

It’s predicted that nonfungible tokens (NFTs) will have a vast impact on society. Given this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the trillion-dollar healthcare sector has begun to explore NFTs tokens to advance medicine.It’s also important to point out thatblockchain technology can play an increasingly important role within the healthcare sector. This was recently highlighted in a report from the European Union Blockchain Observatory, which specifically documents how blockchain applications can solve challenges facing the healthcare industry. For example, the paper notes that patient engagement and transparency of how data is stored, along with the effective distribution of knowledge and data remains problematic for the healthcare sector. Yet, as the blockchain space continues to advance...
Central bankers bellow Bitcoin on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach
Bitcoin, Education

Central bankers bellow Bitcoin on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach

The orange pilling adventure in El Salvador continues. In a video that beggars belief, 44 central bankers and financial delegates from emerging markets around the world shout “Bitcoin!” while posing for a photo in El Zonte, El Salvador.And all the Central Bankers screamed…. pic.twitter.com/MxdOrYD3lc— Bitcoin Beach (@Bitcoinbeach) May 20, 2022It seems that by day three of El Salvador’s financial inclusion conference, the central bankers were warming to Satoshi Nakamoto’s innovation, enjoying a trip to Bitcoin (BTC) Beach. El Zonte or "Bitcoin Beach" is the home of Bitcoin in El Salvador, an iconic destination for Bitcoin enthusiasts. It birthed the movement that led to El Salvador proclaiming Bitcoin as legal tender in 2021. Nicolas Burtey, the co-founder of Galoy Money (the comp...
Madeira ‘embraces’ Bitcoin, and how its president met Michael Saylor
Bitcoin, Education

Madeira ‘embraces’ Bitcoin, and how its president met Michael Saylor

The tiny Portuguese archipelago of Madeira has “adopted” Bitcoin (BTC) — but what does that mean? The announcement, made during the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami, has spurned confusion and misinformation.Miguel Albuquerque, the president of the Regional Government of Madeira, hopped on the stage in April to announce: “I believe in the future, and I believe in Bitcoin.” He also said he would work to “create in Madeira a fantastic environment for Bitcoin.” However, the details remained unclear.Cointelegraph spoke to André Loja, a Madeiran entrepreneur who spearheaded the plan to bring BTC to the archipelago in the Atlantic ocean, to find out how Bitcoin is shaping the islands’ development.Madeira exploded onto the Bitcoin world map on April 7 when JAN3 CEO Samson Mow proudly ann...
Accessibility is the main barrier to crypto adoption — Here are the solutions
Bitcoin, Education

Accessibility is the main barrier to crypto adoption — Here are the solutions

Accessibility is a pain point for cryptocurrency adoption that has been discussed for years, yet still, it is pertinent as ever. This issue was most recently recognized by the United States government as we’ve seen Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discuss during her remarks on digital assets policy and regulation. There are barriers that are limiting accessibility to cryptocurrencies, such as financial education and technological resources, and it is our duty as developers and leaders in this revolutionary industry to address them. Studies have shown that only 33% of adults across the globe are financially literate. With many projects in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space focusing on providing individuals without access to traditional financial institutions and tools for earning, s...