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In the metaverse, your avatar, the clothes it wears and the things it carries belong to you thanks to blockchain. Duncan Rawlinson - Duncan.co/Flickr

The metaverse is money and crypto is king – why you’ll be on a blockchain when you’re virtual-world hopping

For the metaverse to work, people need to own their virtual bodies and possessions and be able to spend money. The same cryptographic technology behind bitcoin will make that possible.
A bitcoin symbol is seen on an LED screen during the closing ceremony of a gathering of cryptocurrency investors in Santa Maria Mizata, El Salvador, in November 2021. President Nayib Bukele announced his government is building an oceanside Bitcoin City. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

After a big year for cryptocurrencies, what’s on the horizon in 2022?

The market for cryptocurrencies has expanded dramatically in the last year. With this uptick of activity, what’s next in 2022 for cryptocurrencies?
There is a need to educate Nigerians on the difference between the digital representation of cash deposits in bank accounts and the eNaira in digital wallets. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria’s digital currency: what the eNaira is for and why it’s not perfect

Nigeria can pull off its newly introduced digital currency but there are concerns that must be addressed for its smooth operations.
Technological advances can help manage more efficient, sustainable and accountable farming practices. (Shutterstock)

Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges.
NFTs can be used to prove who created and who owns digital items like these images by the artist Beeple shown at an exhibition in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs

NFTs are made the same way as crypto coins, but where every crypto coin is like every other, each NFT is a unique digital item – from images to sound files to text.

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