"NFT" TAG

On Flow and the Trajectory of Distributed Gaming.
  • research
In recent months, the Smith + Crown team has taken a close look at blockchain-based entertainment, with a particular emphasis on digital collectible-centric blockchain games and the non-fungible token models underlying them. Though arising from a desire to understand the trajectory and conceptualize future instantiations of distributed gaming, our research thus far has nonetheless produced...
On Appropriate Applications of NFTs
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While tracking the recent spike in the ubiquity of DeFi governance tokens, the Smith + Crown research team noticed a somewhat curious instance of their adoption by a project adjacent to the sector: Rarible, a platform for creating and trading non-fungible tokens. Recently launched, the RARI token serves as the platform’s native, pure governance token and is distributed...
Next Steps for Cryptokitties
  • research
Any literature on CryptoKitties, the iconic blockchain-based collectables game built on non-fungible token contracts, will almost inevitably include commentary on the project’s now infamous congestion of the Ethereum blockchain in late 2017. At the height of its popularity, CryptoKitties accounted for nearly 15% of all Ethereum transactions, crippling network latency and causing both transaction and ‘birthing’ fees to soar. Today, over...
Designing Cryptosystems for Supply Chain Management
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As distributed ledger technology continues to be constructed, proposed applications thereof likewise proliferate. While cryptoassets appear to be slowly becoming more common in mainstream society, it is in blockchain’s application to supply chain management that distributed ledgers may sooner unobtrusively enter the everyday lives of the general public. The apparent support of large corporations lends this...