The rapid advancement and adoption of Blockchain tech in several spheres have even piqued the interest of the video gaming industry in cryptocurrency and its applications. Crypto-native games offer several use-cases for gamers, such as players can earn while they play, essentially disrupting the traditional online gaming market.

Cryptocurrencies have been an incremental innovation, fundamentally disrupting several industries and paving the way for newer ways to do things that were not possible earlier. It’s functionality spans various domains, such as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), smart contracts for legal agreements, permissionless DeFi (Decentralized Finance) for traditional financial vehicles, etc.

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Imagine a world where one can collaborate with people, establish the rules, and make autonomous decisions without even knowing the other people. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) make this a reality by enabling trusted transactions so that individuals can work with like-minded members as a result build a community and achieve pure community-driven goals that benefit all.

Blockchain technology has come a long way in this past decade since its inception with Bitcoin in 2009. It essentially started a digital revolution that is disrupting many industries today, including finance, healthcare, insurance, supply chain, cybersecurity, telecommunications, to name a few. …


Bringing democratization, liquidity, and price discovery in the NFT market opens up new opportunities for investors. Several constraints like a high price, less liquidity, non-interchangeability have stunted the growth of NFTs.

A Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is a digital token representing the ownership of a unique item like a digital artwork, collectibles, a domain name, etc. As the name suggests, non-fungible is a term given to things that cannot get interchanged with other items as they have unique properties. For example, digital artwork, real estate, event tickets, etc., can also be non-fungible assets. On the other hand, dollars are fungible. You…


One day before our wedding at the Central Park Boathouse on October 10th, 2015, a heavy rainstorm drenched the city with a solid layer of water along with ominous clouds that were lit up by lightning and a ferocious wind that made you feel the impact of each thunderous drop.

The wedding rehearsal dinner was on this treacherous night; I feared the next day, our wedding day, would be similar in nature.

Our relationship only started a couple months prior, in the spring of 2015. I had just flown into the city from Hawaii the previous day. …


The recent debacle on the news about immigration has me thinking about America’s fascination with the cult of the hero who triumphs against all odds. This kind of mythical folklore is what panders to our competitive capitalist society to uphold the “survival of the fittest” business practices. It is an inspiring and uplifting myth but doesn’t tell the whole story. What is missing is the part of the story that illustrates the inevitable hardships, failures, and persistence one must endure in order to “make it.”

What does it really take in order to cash in on the promise of the…


Yoon & Arben Kane

My wife (Yoon Kane) and I share an adventurous spirit acquired at a young age. We both speak multiple languages and spent our formative years in foreign countries moving from place to place. It’s no wonder we feel most at home when we’re together and embarking on new adventures seeking to quench our wanderlust.

The drive through Glencoe, Fort Williams was an overwhelming sensory experience. We were so visually stimulated by the landscape that our eyes teared up — our senses were filled with the abundant rawness of the highland’s natural beauty. The reason I lived in Hawaii for such…


Highwire PR called this the most repeated phrase at Money2020 2016 — the preeminent connected commerce and financial services innovation conference. The phrase represents what Citigroup declares in their latest report on digital disruption — China has officially unseated North America as the global investment leader in FinTech.

Whether this is true matters less than how it is true.

China now accounts for half of all FinTech investments globally, doubling its industry share year-over-year. The path is remarkable. 2015 marked the beginning of notable Chinese investment in US-based financial firms with Renren’s financing of SoFi, LendingHome, and stock trading website…

Arben Kane

Entrepreneur, tech visionary & startup shrink. An arbiter in the world of technology and a relentless challenger against the limitations of the human condition.

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