Ifrah Law on Web3: Web3 Gaming

What We’ve Covered In the initial two blog posts of this series, we explored the fundamentals of the World Wide Web, focusing on its iterative issues and solutions as the technology evolved. We charted the history of the Web briefly, from its early stages of relatively isolated, static, and read-based websites to today’s rather centralized,…

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Is Sports Wagering Regulation and Legalization Leading to More Sports Integrity?

During the debate to legalize sports wagering in the United States opponents claimed that it would lead to increased corruption and match fixing in sports. However, Sportsradar’s annual Betting Corruption and Match-Fixing Integrity Services Report for 2022[1] revealed that the number of suspicious matches has declined in North America. According to the Report the number…

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NFL Gambling Policy Can Benefit From Small Modification

Recently, the NFL suspended five players for violations of the league’s gambling policy. Three players received indefinite bans (with the right to apply for reinstatement after the 2023 season) because they were caught betting on NFL games in the 2022 season, while two other players received six-game suspensions for betting on non-NFL games at a…

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Ifrah Law at NFT.NYC: Web3 Gaming’s Growing Pains and Maturity

From April 12th to April 14th, NFT.NYC held its fourth inaugural event since its launch in 2019, boasting more than 1,500 speakers across seven different categories and a featured section. Moving from an array of venues spread throughout Times Square to a centralized location North Javits, Hudson Yards, the event was significantly less well attended…

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Ifrah Law on Web3: Web3.0’s Solutions

At issue in Web2.0 was the centralization of web platforms and protocols under a user-independent authority, and therefore users’ inability to meaningfully exert control over their web experience, interactions, and data. While such a dynamic provided significant benefits in making the web accessible to a much wider population by lowering the technical barrier to entry,…

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Ifrah Law on Web3: Origins of the Web

In parts (1) and (2) of this series, we’ll cover the basics of the Web and aspects of its technical history up to the present, and then discuss how Web3 technologists are trying to revolutionize the Web in its current iteration by solving its characteristic problems, respectively. In the following parts, (3) and (4), we’ll…

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Critical Crypto-Securities Issue May Soon Come to a Head in SEC v. Ripple

This work was originally published in Business Law Today for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) against Ripple Labs, Inc. (“Ripple Labs”), creator of the popular cryptocurrency token known as XRP, represents a turning point for the cryptocurrency and wider blockchain-technology industries in their…

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