VentureBeat: News headlines mentioning cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and peer-to-peer finance have become common over the last years. Despite this, not everyone understands how they work and the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector can appear intimidating. This limited awareness about the building blocks of DeFi has in turn resulted in many people missing out on the significant returns available in DeFi as they believe it is only about exchanging Bitcoin, Ether, stablecoins and other cryptocurrencies.
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VentureBeat: Let’s face it, creator-fan relationships are fragmented. Since the emergence of Web2, fans have grown accustomed to a one-way transactional street of following and consuming, seldom feeling fulfilled by their interactions with high-profile creators. Celebrities have limited and segmented tools for engaging with top fans and managing their personal brand. However, the interpersonal potential of Web3 presents an alternative and solidifies the current dynamic as unidirectional and disengaging.
Pitchbook: Crypto tends to distort and intensify everything it touches. The value of art is subjective. The value of an NFT defies explanation. Gaming companies make money off of users. Blockchain gamers make money off of each other. Day trading stocks is risky. Day trading cryptocurrencies is like base jumping in one of those flying squirrel suits. So it should come as no surprise that crypto corporate venture capital arms are upending norms.