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The anonymous nature of cryptocurrency transactions is ideal for con artists. seksan Mongkhonkhamsao/Moment via Getty Images

Scams and cryptocurrency can go hand in hand – here’s how they work and what to watch out for

From initial coin offerings that are totally fake to fraudsters demanding payments in crypto, scams involving cryptocurrencies are on the rise. Two experts explain why – and how to protect yourself.
The metaverse might be a work in progress, but a key prototype – the virtual world – has been around for several decades. Screen capture from Second Life by Tom Boellstorff

How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today’s words could shape tomorrow’s reality and who benefits from it

Who makes money from the metaverse, and how, comes down to what it becomes. And shaping the metaverse is, to a large degree, a matter of definitions.
Members of Congress give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a standing ovation during a speech by videoconference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2022. Ukraine says it is pioneering a new source of financial support: cryptocurrency. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times via AP)

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict has put cryptocurrencies in the spotlight

Cryptocurrency allows Ukraine to get quick financial support, and Russia, to bypass international sanctions and protect some of its economic interests.
For some, promoting cryptocurrencies is political activism. Vasil Dimitrov/E+ via Getty Images

Behind the crypto hype is an ideology of social change

Many people promoting cryptocurrencies are looking for something bigger than the future of financial transactions. They’re aiming to break free of governments and corporations.

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