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Elizabeth Howcroft
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 22, 2022
What crisis? High-stakes crypto lending looks here to stay
While Blockchain.com has largely pulled back from unsecured lending, many crypto lenders remain confident about the practice.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 14, 2022
The world of crypto lending
Just as customers at traditional banks earn interest on their savings in dollars, crypto users that deposit their bitcoin at crypto lenders also earn money, usually in cryptocurrency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 13, 2022
Unexpected collapse in stablecoin TerraUSD exposes cryptocurrency market risk
As cryptocurrency prices plummeted this week, stablecoins were supposed to be isolated from the chaos. Instead, one broke from its 1:1 dollar peg.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2022
Crypto and gaming collide in high-risk 'play-to-earn' economies
Players spent $4.9 billion on NFTs in games last year, according to market tracker DappRadar, representing around 3% of the global gaming industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2022
Unreal demand? Irregular sales worth billions fire up wild NFT market
Dozens of NFTs on the LooksRare marketplace have been sold back and forth between a small number of wallets in quick succession for unusually high prices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2021
The new masters: How auction houses are chasing crypto millions
The NFT and cryptocurrency boom is dragging auction houses into a new world where sales are made via social media and buyers don't wear suits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 21, 2021
The 'metaverse' bet: Crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate
A new economy of blockchain-based virtual worlds is arising where land, buildings, avatars and even names can be bought and sold as nonfungible tokens.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 30, 2019
Recession, robots and rockets: Another Roaring '20s for world markets?
Helicopter cash, climate crises, smart cities and the space economy — investors have all those possibilities ahead as they enter the third decade of the 21st century.

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