Article: (Yonhap Feature) Bubble? No, young Korean artists see crypto art as fresh opportunity

Crypto, Digital Content

(Yonhap Feature) Bubble? No, young Korean artists see crypto art as fresh opportunity

The NFT market will “lower entry barriers to the art scene and encourage more creators to join the market, leading to greater diversity,” the official said.

Globally well-known artist Yoon Da-in, who uses her face and body as a canvas to create optical illusion art, said she was carefully — and positively — reviewing the market.

She said NFTs can offer “important opportunities for me and collectors as my paintings, which only exist for a fleeting moment in time, can now achieve a unique digital status and live on forever in collections worldwide.”

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Article: How to Build Truly Decentralized Oracles, and Why We Need Them

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

How to Build Truly Decentralized Oracles, and Why We Need Them

There is something good growing among us. In the coming years, it will remove a layer of intermediaries that controls our most precious assets, governs our access to our own data and charges us for the privilege in a variety of ways. This group of technologies will change the way we bank, transact, borrow and save. They will let us interact with each other directly and trustlessly. Collectively, these applications are known as decentralized finance, or DeFi. And if you haven’t heard of them yet, you will.

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Article: NFTs will usher in a “creative and artistic renaissance” say designers

Crypto, Design

NFTs will usher in a “creative and artistic renaissance” say designers

Designers predict that NFTs will prompt an explosion of new works designed to make the most of digital technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.

Christodolou is experimenting with time-based programmable assets – digital images that evolve over time or react to its owner – as is Canadian lighting brand Bocci.

The company, which is currently selling DIY instructions for a candle as an NFT, is investigating how the technology can reflect the production process behind a product.

“Time-based programmable assets intrigue me because they might interweave into these processes and contribute to them,” Bocci founder Omer Arbel told Dezeen.

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Article: South Korea to issue blockchain-protected digital “vaccine passports”

Blockchain, Innovation

South Korea to issue blockchain-protected digital 'vaccine passports' | The  Japan TimesSouth Korea to issue blockchain-protected digital “vaccine passports”

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said a mobile app, which will allow international travellers to show digital proof of vaccination, will be officially launched this month.

“The introduction of a vaccine passport or ‘Green Pass’ will only allow those who have been vaccinated to experience the recovery to their daily lives,” Chung told a government meeting, adding the app uses blockchain technology to prevent counterfeit.

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Article: World’s first digital NFT house sells for US$500,000

Crypto

Mars HouseWorld’s first digital NFT house sells for US$500,000

Having spent so much time at home over the last year, many people are craving a change in their surroundings.

But if a coat of paint or some creative renovations fail to do the trick, there is now a more extreme alternative: The digital house.

Mars House, the world’s first digital NFT (non-fungible token) home, has recently sold for more than US$500,000.

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Article: ‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit

Web 3.0

‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit

It may seem trivial in some cases, but digital anonymity is no joking matter to American whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden.

“We need someone to be able to post something truly idiotic on the internet and not have it haunt them for the rest of their lives,” he said through a webcam to a crowd of roughly 1,000 at the Web3 Summit in Berlin.

“To be able to engage in private trade is one of the basic human freedoms,” Snowden said during his Tuesday keynote. “On the internet today you can’t do that without incredible technological familiarity.”

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