Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the indictment of OpeaSea’s former head of product in a crypto industry first insider trading scheme using NFTs and compares the changes OpenSea purported to make in the wake of the alleged incident to the actual hiring the company has done to turn words into action.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the announcement of Instagram testing NFT and explores why many of the big platforms including Twitter and Shopify are doing likewise, how the companies will manage the tension between distributed NFTs and their centralized platforms, and how NFTs unlock a powerful new model for commerce.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes asset manager VanEck’s community NFT launch and explores VanEck’s increasingly prominent role in cryptocurrencies and how the VanEck NFTs may demonstrate a new way for asset managers to engage their investors.
Futurum principal analyst Shelly Kramer explores Nike’s entrance into the metaverse with its virtual store Nikeland, taking a look at the innovative opportunities it opens up for ecommerce, virtual products, and a new kind of brand engagement for Nike customers.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the Coinbase NFT marketplace beta launch, exploring the impact of the launch features, how the company will balance its mixed Web2 and Web3 strategies, and how Coinbase could position its NFT Marketplace for success by positioning it as a poster child for good governance.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the HBAR Foundation’s $250 Million allocation to accelerate the Hedera Metaverse, exploring how Hedera is positioning itself for enterprise adoption, who else is pursuing similar strategies, and what it will take for adoption to take off.