What is an NFT and why do they matter? NFT is a term that has been appearing all over social media and the news in the last few months. An NFT is a Non-fungible token, stored on a blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger. NFTs function similarly to a cryptocurrency like Ethereum or Bitcoin. The major difference between interchangeable tokens like Ethereum and an NFT is that each NFT is uniquely different, hence the word non-fungible. An NFT can be a digital picture, song, file, and much more. Ownership of an NFT does not confer copyright or the ability to use legal action. Instead, it is more of a…
RadioShack: Bringing Cryptocurrency to the Mainstream
After filing for bankruptcy twice in previous years, RadioShack takes a different approach to its business
RadioShack announced their move into cryptocurrency on December 19th via Twitter. The rebranding of this company follows after two previous bankruptcy filings in 2015 and 2017. The company’s mission is “to be the first protocol to bridge the gap in mainstream usage of DeFi (decentralized finance) ” according to their Twitter. The plan is to capitalize on the well known RadioShack brand in order to bring awareness to their new token. RADIO Token One of the main issues in the world of cryptocurrency is that a gap exists between many traditional business models and blockchain technology. Many CEOs of big corporations have yet to put the time in to understand…
Can Cryptocurrency Disrupt The Dollar?
Meme token pumps, politicians give their take, and old vs new money
Santa Floki On Christmas day, Elon Musk made a seemingly harmless tweet about his dog, Floki, wearing a Santa Claus costume. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX generates social media buzz with nearly every tweet he makes. This tweet in particular caused some select individuals to make a lot of money. Santa Floki (HOHOHO) is one of the thousands of dog based meme tokens that float around the cryptocurrency community. The meme token has seen gains of over 5000% in a couple days, all because of an Elon Musk tweet. Musk was not referring to the Santa Floki token, but was literally making a Twitter post about his dog for…
Will the Metaverse Live Up to the Hype?
Virtual land, concerts, and avatars being sold for thousands of dollars
In the last month, certain GameFi coins have taken off in price, hitting new all time highs and trading volumes. Decentraland (MANA) is the most prominent example. With a peak price of $4.69, the coin currently trades at $3.19, which is significant considering it traded at less than $1 in late October. Other gaming coins, The Sandbox (SAND) and Axie Infinity (AXS) have seen similar patterns of growth in the past few months. A big influence on the price of these coins was Facebook’s recent announcement of the changing of their company name to Meta. Mark Zuckerberg made an extensive video explaining what the Metaverse is and how it can…