The evolution of payment methods in the metaverse and the new meta-economy are key concepts in understanding how tomorrow’s commerce will look: decentralized, secure, and fast. The metaverse is synonymous with innovation. And the biggest players in the market are already taking advantage of the new opportunities it offers.

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The recent enrolment of one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the special section of the so-called “Organismo degli Agenti e Mediatori” (OAM) in Italy is something that should not go unnoticed for at least two reasons: (i) first of all, we will observe for the first time how
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The growth of the metaverse emphasizes the need to address the cybersecurity challenges posed by this new multimedia environment.

It is increasingly likely that the metaverse will be subject to cyberattacks that pose a real risk to both the companies that choose to be active in the metaverse and the
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The media is brimming with articles on the rise of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Whether it’s news on the rising value of Bitcoin, the acquisition of digital art for large amounts of money, the release of the latest Kings of Leon album as an NFT (non fungible token), or articles
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On 20 November 2020 the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) published a draft declaration relating to crypto assets (including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum). In terms of this draft declaration, crypto assets would be regarded as a ‘‘financial product‘‘ in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services
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