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Gender Fluidity In The Metaverse

Navigating online identity in an anonymous landscape can be curious, thrilling or potentially exploitive. Where is the line?

Some are using blockchain-enabled structures to monetize their experiments with identity, including their gender presentation. 

Some are using blockchain-enabled structures to monetize their experiments with identity, including their gender presentation. 

Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg
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Experimenting with who you are online, especially if those identities are really different from who you present to the analogue world, is not a new concept. Neal Stephenson famously coined the phrase “metaverse” back in 1992. So it’s no surprise that folks are using newish technologies like crypto and the blockchain to play with their self-expression. Some are even using blockchain-enabled structures to monetize their experiments with identity, including their gender presentation.
 

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