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Half Life Creator Has a Bone to Pick With the Metaverse

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Remember the Half-Life franchise? Who doesn’t, right? Well, the creator of that beloved and often maligned franchise has a few things to say about the evolution of the Metaverse and the key players behind it. Gabe Newell, the creator in question, is in a position to make waves because of his status. He recently banned all NFT sales and NFT-based games on Steam, to wide-spread acclaim form the player-base.

 

“Valve reached its decision after it found the NFT and blockchain activity in some of these games to be ‘super sketchy’.”

The gamers and users of Steam and other platforms really responded positively to Gabe’s choice to stop all NFT activity on his platform. Developers, however, were not as happy. And you may be able to see both sides here. Developers who were in the process of trying to make money with NFT based games stood to lose, and have lost a lot. While gamers saw this as a win for the user-base.

Why Does This Matter?

Gabe and others in Steam have a lot of pull in the industry and may yet affect great change if allowed to continue influencing things. Only time will tell.

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    The World’s Flagship Blockchain Event is Around the Corner

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    Excitement for the World’s Most Global Blockchain & Crypto Conference is at its peak as Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit date is approaching. Blockchain Economy Events are attended by famous TV&Film Stars, Pop-Stars, Ministries and industry leaders such as Blockchain.com, MicroStrategy, KuCoin, Crypto.com, BITMAIN, Ledger, Kraken, Gate.io, BitMex, OKX and many more since its very first 2019 edition.

    Summit’s upcoming 5-th edition will be proudly hosted in Dubai, the largest crypto hub of the World. The event is set to be held on October 4-5, 2022 in the prestigious Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. According to the announcement that was made on this highly anticipated conference’s Twitter account, attendees from 63+ countries are already headed to Dubai for the Most Global Blockchain Conference of the World. The Event provides unparalleled networking opportunities to its participants, as it is gathering in not only crypto companies, but government officials, institutional investors, and also industry giants such as Microsoft, Meta, Deloitte, AWS (Amazon Web Services) and many more. While part of the attendees will have a chance to listen to the mind-blowing panel discussions and keynote sessions about Bitcoin adoption, professional trading techniques, investment strategies, building on web 3.0,  De-Fi, Metaverse, NFTs, usage and implementation of Blockchain technology in various industries and many other key topics on the Main Conference Stage, others can visit the participating companies’ booths, experience the various entertainment activities, explore the NFT Art Gallery and build new partnerships in extensive networking areas.

    Influential names such as: 

      • Vas Modinos – Solution Lead at Microsoft
      • Sumit Gosh – Founder and CEO of Chingari (Chingari is leading web 3.0 powered social app with more than 107mln downloads)
    • Alena Afanaseva – Co-Founder and CEO of BeInCrypto
    • Ivan Liljeqvist, a.k.a. Ivan on Tech – Founder of Moralis, Entrepreneur and Software Developer
    • Adrian Zduńczyk, a.k.a. Crypto Birb – Chartered Market Technician, Founder of The Birb Nest
    • Matthew Graham – CEO of Sino Global Capital
    • Mohamed Issa – Regional Manager at Chainalysis

    are among the speakers of the conference. The conference will be hosted by Ramia Farrage, Senior Producer and Presenter from Forbes.

    As Uphold’s Chief Platform Officer and award-winning compliance officer with over 18 years of experience Oonagh Van den Berg says “Blockchain Economy Events bring crypto conferences to the next level”. And this time,  Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit participants will have a chance to meet Famous Titan the Robot and experience performances by this combination of man, ingenious animatronics, engineering and advanced electronics. Giant 8ft Titan Robot is the semi-finalist on “Britain’s Got a Talent 2022”, and will come alive to Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit for breathtaking spectacular shows. 

    Blockchain Economy Summit’s doors are open to all major players in fintech industry and new startups to discover the opportunities provided by the sanction-free “paradise” Dubai to reshape the financial future coming together under one roof.

     “Dubai has a great potential in terms of regulating crypto platforms, crypto assets and its usage. This is precisely why we want to attract global players and new startups to Dubai.” says Event’s Project Manager Servi Aman.  

    The expected attendance for the 5-th edition of Blockchain Economy Summit is 3,000 from more than 60 countries. Further information is available on the summit website: https://beconomydubai.com/

    To Sponsor the Event and reserve a booth: https://beconomydubai.com/why-sponsor

    Tickets are available: https://beconomydubai.com/tickets

     

    Event info:

    Name: Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit

    Date: October 4-5, 2022

    Venue: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE

    Official Event Hashtag: #BEDubai2022

     

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    Teklip Announces the Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit on October 4-5, 2022, Dubai, UAE

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    Excitement for the World’s Most Global Blockchain & Crypto Conference is at its peak as Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit date is approaching. Blockchain Economy Events are attended by famous TV&Film Stars, Pop-Stars, Ministries and industry leaders such as Blockchain.com, MicroStrategy, KuCoin, Crypto.com, BITMAIN, Ledger, Kraken, Gate.io, BitMex, OKX and many more since its very first 2019 edition.

    Summit’s upcoming 5-th edition will be proudly hosted in Dubai, the largest crypto hub of the World. The event is set to be held on October 4-5, 2022 in prestigious Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. According to the announcement that was made on this highly anticipated conference’s Twitter account, attendees from 63+ countries are already headed to Dubai for the Most Global Blockchain Conference of the World. The Event provides unparalleled networking opportunities to its participants, as it is gathering in not only crypto companies, but government officials, institutional investors, and also industry giants such as Microsoft, Meta, Deloitte, AWS (Amazon Web Services) and many more. While part of the attendees will have a chance to listen to the mind-blowing panel discussions and keynote sessions about Bitcoin adoption, professional trading techniques, investment strategies, building on web 3.0,  De-Fi, Metaverse, NFTs, usage and implementation of Blockchain technology in various industries and many other key topics on the Main Conference Stage, others can visit the participating companies’ booths, experience the various entertainment activities, explore the NFT Art Gallery and build new partnerships in extensive networking areas.

    Influential names such as: 

      • Vas Modinos – Solution Lead at Microsoft
      • Sumit Gosh – Founder and CEO of Chingari (Chingari is leading web 3.0 powered social app with more than 107mln downloads)
    • Alena Afanaseva – Co-Founder and CEO of BeInCrypto
    • Ivan Liljeqvist, a.k.a. Ivan on Tech – Founder of Moralis, Entrepreneur and Software Developer
    • Adrian Zduńczyk, a.k.a. Crypto Birb – Chartered Market Technician, Founder of The Birb Nest
    • Matthew Graham – CEO of Sino Global Capital
    • Mohamed Issa – Regional Manager at Chainalysis

    are among the speakers of the conference. The conference will be hosted by Ramia Farrage, Senior Producer and Presenter from Forbes.

    As Uphold’s Chief Platform Officer and award-winning compliance officer with over 18 years of experience Oonagh Van den Berg says “Blockchain Economy Events bring crypto conferences to the next level”. And this time,  Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit participants will have a chance to meet Famous Titan the Robot and experience performances by this combination of man, ingenious animatronics, engineering and advanced electronics. Giant 8ft Titan Robot is the semi-finalist on “Britain’s Got a Talent 2022”, and will come alive to Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit for breathtaking spectacular shows. 

    Blockchain Economy Summit’s doors are open to all major players in fintech industry and new startups to discover the opportunities provided by the sanction-free “paradise” Dubai to reshape the financial future coming together under one roof.

     “Dubai has a great potential in terms of regulating crypto platforms, crypto assets and its usage. This is precisely why we want to attract global players and new startups to Dubai.” says Event’s Project Manager Servi Aman.  

    The expected attendance for the 5-th edition of Blockchain Economy Summit is 3,000 from more than 60 countries. Further information is available on the summit website: https://beconomydubai.com/

    To Sponsor the Event and reserve a booth: https://beconomydubai.com/why-sponsor

    Tickets are available: https://beconomydubai.com/tickets

     

    Event info:

    Name: Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit

    Date: October 4-5, 2022

    Venue: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE

    Official Event Hashtag: #BEDubai2022

     

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    Blockchain Economy Istanbul Presented by Gari Network Makes Grand Impact with the Top Names

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    The World’s Top Blockchain Event To Have On Your Radar is approaching!

    After 2 years of Covid-19 pandemic, Blockchain Economy Summit is again back in Istanbul on July 27-28, 2022 in one of Istanbul’s most prominent and renowned venues: Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel. The summit’s 2-nd Turkey edition was the last major blockchain conference held in Turkey before pandemic, and now Summit’s 4-th edition will be the first one to gather the crypto community on the bridge between Europe and Asia after the pandemic.

    The Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit unveiled its first speaker line-up with top industry experts, famous stars and influential names.

    The first line-up of the speakers joining the event includes:

    Alex Bornyakov – The Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

    Carl Runefelt – Entrepreneur, Crypto Investor, Forbes under 30, 1 million followers on Twitter

    Emre Aydın – Turkish Popstar

    Michael Saylor – CEO of MicroStrategy

    Engin Altan Düzyatan – Turkish Film and Television Star

    Lou Yu – Head of Kucoin Labs

    Eren Özkan – Vice President at Mastercard Turkey

    Hamza Yardımcıoğlu – Famous TV producer and author

    Russ Batyrshin -Director of Global Business Development at Deepcoin

    Burak Köse – Co-Founder of Uzmancoin (event’s strategic partner)

    Johann Polecsak – Co-Founder and CTO of QANplatform

    and others.

    Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit is a blockchain and crypto conference with engaging activities and speaker sessions designed to spread the knowledge of cryptocurrencies. The future of finance: Bitcoin, Web 3, NFTs, Metaverse, De-Fi, mining, regulation of cryptocurrencies, making money through investing and trading on cryptocurrencies, the implementation of blockchain technology in businesses and government, and much more are to be discussed on the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit Stage.

    Panel discussions, keynote sessions, fireside chat sessions, industry focused exhibition, NFT Art Gallery, Grand Istanbul Crypto Bazaar will also allow participants to understand the value propositions of the projects and brands, contact relevant services and realize potential business connections and partnerships. Gari Network, Gate.io, KuCoin, Deepcoin, XT.com and Woo network are just some of the companies that are listed among the sponsors of the largest blockchain conference to be held in the country with around 14 million crypto owners.

    On July 28 2022, only the first 1,000 standard pass holders will have a chance to join the ultimate Closing Party of the Blockchain Economy Istanbul Summit featuring internationally renowned DJ and producer Mahmut Orhan.

    More information is available on the Summit website: https://blockchaineconomy.istanbul/en

    Tickets are available:

    https://blockchaineconomy.istanbul/en/tickets

    Apply the code for a 10% discount code on the standard passes: BEIST2022

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