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A worker from Hope House, an organization that sponsors the use of cryptocurrencies on El Zonte beach, makes a purchase at a small shop that accepts bitcoins, in Tamanique, El Salvador, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Cryptocurrencies are in crisis, but they are not going to disappear

An expert in the field of cryptocurrencies answers the question: Is crypto really here to stay or is it just a fad?
Atari and Centipede games unearthed from a 2014 excavation of a New Mexico landfill. taylorhatmaker/flickr

Innovative products lead to a boom in imitation and often a bust - just look at Atari and Bitcoin

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Maybe. When good ideas prosper, so do replicas, diluting the power of original thinking.
Many NFT creators come from a practice of 3D modelling, graphic design, animation or video game design. (Shutterstock)

NFTs in the art world: A revolution or ripoff?

Creators of NFT art are organizing themselves into new art scenes, but they are still searching for cultural legitimacy while museums remain skittish.
Given the complexity of polycules, it’s important for participants to be on the same page. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images

What’s a polycule? An expert on polyamory explains

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, his on-and-off girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, and others involved in the company were reportedly in a polycule together.
The cryptocurrency exchange FTX fell from a multibillion-dollar company to bankruptcy in less than a week. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dramatic collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX contains lessons for investors but won’t affect most people

Even though some traditional financial firms parked millions in the bankrupt company – once valued at $30 billion – the impact of FTX’s spectacular crash is limited to crypto investors
Blockchain transactions are carried in blocks. The amount of energy it takes to add a new block varies widely depending on how it’s done. Yuichiro Chino/Moment via Getty Images

What is proof-of-stake? A computer scientist explains a new way to make cryptocurrencies, NFTs and metaverse transactions

Ethereum, one of the world’s largest blockchains and host of decentralized finance, NFTs and billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency, is poised to dramatically reduce its energy consumption.

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