Fourth Industrial Revolution

Why you can't have the metaverse without a blockchain 

Web 3.0 will be the foundation for the metaverse. Image: Unsplash/ Shubham Dhage

Rabindra Ratan

Associate Professor of Media and Information, Michigan State University

Dar Meshi

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University


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Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) use the cryptography of blockchain to make provably unique instances of digital items, including artwork like these images shown at an exhibition in Miami Beach in November 2021. Image: AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Avatars, like this representation of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, are cartoonlike animations that people inhabit in the metaverse. Image: AP Photo/Salvador Melendez

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