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Creating a Metaverse Wine Community

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Creating a Metaverse Wine Community

Crurated is re-inventing the way collectors buy, store and enjoy wine – offering lessons in neo-collectorship for other sectors. Founder and CEO Al...
Wine : Crurated : NFT
Non-Fungible Plants could be the future of decentralised eco-data centres

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Non-Fungible Plants could be the future of decentralised eco-data centres

In a ground-breaking intersection of art, technology and nature, artist Cyrus Clarke is growing Non-Fungible Plants (NFPs) – living plants with enc...
Technology : Sustainability : Design
Podcast: Carlota Rodben on the Future of Luxury and Emotion

Podcasts

Podcast: Carlota Rodben on the Future of Luxury and Emotion

In a new episode of his Back to the F**kture podcast, The Future Laboratory co-founder Martin Raymond is joined by Beyond Luxury: The Promise of Em...
Podcast : Back To The F**kture : Luxury
Six Luxury Brands Building Loyalty with NFTs

Big Ideas

Six Luxury Brands Building Loyalty with NFTs

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are catching their second wind, as fashion and luxury brands start to harness digital tokens as tools to build brand loy...
Luxury : Fashion : NFTs
Transforming Brand Loyalty

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Transforming Brand Loyalty

Ross Basri, co-founder of Uptop, explains how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) could transcend fluctuating popularity to create value-driven loyalty netw...
Retail : Technology : Society
Why Brands are Building Archives

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Why Brands are Building Archives

Once the domain of museums and libraries, consumers and collectors are building – and selling – their own archives. Now, brands are looking for a w...
Luxury : Fashion : Technology
De:Store brings Web3 Retail closer

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De:Store brings Web3 Retail closer

Former Japanese fashion influencer Datz Itsuki Daito hopes to create a decentralised retail model for a Web3 world.
Retail : Media & Entertainment : Technology
How Jewellery is leading the Circular Economy

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How Jewellery is leading the Circular Economy

Caroline Chalmer, CEO and founder of Finematter, discusses how the jewellery industry is changing in a digital landscape.
Luxury : Eco Design And Sustainability : Circular Economy
Fractional Art Ownership

Micro Trends

Fractional Art Ownership

A new breed of start-up is aiming to democratise access to art ownership, allowing everyday investors to purchase fractions of high-value paintings.
Luxury : Art : Technology
Web3 Music Market

Markets

Web3 Music Market

In a bid to reform its fractured systems, the music industry is embracing the Web3 space to empower musicians, digital communities and real-life fans.
Music : Web3 : NFTs
Affirmative Avatars Market

Markets

Affirmative Avatars Market

As the line blurs between people’s real-life personas and online avatars, socially conscious netizens are seeking digital fashion that reflects the...
Gaming : Avatars : Web3
Fashion Meta-networks

Micro Trends

Fashion Meta-networks

Breaking away from oversaturated social media platforms, fashion communities are finding connection and inspiration in alternative online spaces.
Fashion : Technology : Metaverse
How NFTs could elevate brand loyalty

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How NFTs could elevate brand loyalty

Artist Sarah Friend on how digital currencies and NFTs are challenging our financial assumptions and augmenting how we buy, sell, trade and value g...
Finance : Society : Cryptocurrency
The S!ng app is democratising NFT ownership

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The S!ng app is democratising NFT ownership

Music technology platform S!ng is launching an app that allows anyone to create non fungible tokens (NFTs).
Technology : Instagram : Social Media
A blockchain marketplace for basketball fans

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A blockchain marketplace for basketball fans

Blockchain software company Dapper Labs has unveiled its collectibles platform, NBA Top Shot, designed for basketball super-fans.
Retail : Technology : Blockchain
Dematerialising fashion

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Dematerialising fashion

Marjorie Hernandez de Vogelsteller, co-founder of The Dematerialised, examines the future of clothing and the potential for digital garments to rep...
Fashion : Retail : Digital Fashion
A community cryptotoken that rewards music fans

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A community cryptotoken that rewards music fans

Portuguese artist André Anjos is rewarding his fans through a community token built on alternative ownership platform Zora.
Media : Entertainment : Technology
Data Commerce Market

Markets

Data Commerce Market

People are regaining control of their data through a new digital economy that has the potential to benefit both individuals and their local community.
Technology : Data : Finance
A WeChat mini-program introducing Blockchain to diamond shoppers

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A WeChat mini-program introducing Blockchain to diamond shoppers

World-leading diamond producer Alrosa has joined forces with Everledger on a pilot to introduce blockchain technology into the Chinese market.
Luxury : Blockchain : Technology
Bio-positive Beauty

Macro Trends

Bio-positive Beauty

Short, traceable supply chains and condensed routines are in high demand as beauty moves from zero to positive impact.
Beauty : Sustainability : Science
The world’s first digital-only garment to go to auction

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The world’s first digital-only garment to go to auction

A fashion piece that only exists virtually was auctioned at the recent Ethereal Summit, the Ethereum blockchain industry’s premier event.
Fashion : Luxury : Blockchain
Climate-positive Foods

Micro Trends

Climate-positive Foods

Restaurants and food brands are turning their carbon-offsetting efforts into educational and marketing campaigns that flaunt their sustainability c...
Food : Uprooted Diets : Sustainability
TechCrunch Disrupt 2018: WorkChain.io streams wages in real time

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TechCrunch Disrupt 2018: WorkChain.io streams wages in real time

WorkChain.io is a new payroll system created on the blockchain that gives consumers access to their earnings as they work.
Finance : Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018 : Blockchain
Four key themes from Web Summit 2018

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Four key themes from Web Summit 2018

At this year's Web Summit, loneliness emerged as the next frontier in health and wellness, while technology companies showed how they are working t...
Technology : Health & Wellness : Retail
A blockchain smart city for the Nevada desert

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A blockchain smart city for the Nevada desert

Cryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns plans to create a ‘new kind of business and residential community’ powered by blockchain.
Smart Cities : Blockchain : Architecture
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