Web3, cryptos, blockchain, NFT: very divided opinions. 17 phrases to ponder this summer (or not)

Web3 was the big topic of the season (this will of course be discussed in the next Marketing Remix). Does it herald a new age?

It is difficult to understand or in any case to anticipate all the ins and outs, because they consist of many sub-segments, not always directly connected.

For others, web3 simply heralds a distribution of wealth as well, but also (sic!) More peace and more freedom. Some were more skeptical, just seeing a buzz. Others are very negative. Contrary to its promises, web3 can be web2 but worse: more mediation, more centralization.

Some smart brands, especially in luxury or fashion, see opportunities there… right away, right now!

We offer you for this last article of the 2022/2023 season, some inspiring sentences on this broad topic, heard or read in recent months. To reflect this summer (or maybe not


“Web3/blockchain/crypto is based on an architectural change, a shift from mainframes to PC, PC to web, web to mobile, traditional software to AI. It’s a fundamental change, and its development will take place over a period of 25 to 30 years. ”- Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of the Andressen Horowitz Fund

“Blockchain/Web3/crypto is the second half of the internet. It brings a layer of trust to the insecure network. It’s not possible to have until then. (…) The most concrete example is the fact that there is no internet currency.You go to websites and you still have to take your number frame and enter the three-digit code.You cannot make micropayments.Why is there advertising all over the internet? Because there is no micropayment for the contents ” – Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of the Andressen Horowitz Fund

“(Web3) seems more of a buzzword than a reality right now” – Elon Musk

“Technologies like ethereum are built on the same obscure pitfalls as web1. In order to take advantage of these technologies, the market consolidates around platforms. Again.” Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal

“I think changing our relationship with technology will require software that is easier to make, but in my life I’ve seen the opposite happen. Unfortunately, I think the distributed ones systems are likely to exacerbate this trend by making things more complex and difficult. “- Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal

“I hope (bitcoin) will bring peace to the world, or help bring peace to the world (…) There are all these monopolies and the individual has no power” – Jack Dorsey

“Bitcoin will replace the dollar” – Jack Dorsey

“If you offered me all the bitcoin in the world for $ 25, I wouldn’t take it. (…) One thing I’m sure of is that it doesn’t produce anything.” – warren buffet

“NFTs give creators the ability to regain control of their own content and reintroduce the dynamic scarcity for monetization. (…) With new web3 possibilities, we are here on the brink of a creative internet renaissance. I believe web3 opens up unique opportunities for anyone who creates the internet: a real golden age of content that we look forward to. ” – Li Jin who founded the Variant Fund

“As an asset class, it’s 100% based on the biggest theory of madness – the idea that someone will pay more than me.” – Bill Gates

“In two or three years, I predict that most virtual meetings will move from 2D image grids to the metaverse, to 3D space with avatars” – Bill Gates

“There’s no place in the world where you can find The Walking Dead, the Smurfs, the Korean brand Pororo, Japanese, American and French creator, etc. in the same place.” – Sébastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox

“For our sector, the Aura Blockchain Consortium is an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen the bond that unites us with our customers by offering them simple solutions to better understand our products. Transparency and traceability. I hope other prestigious players will join this consortium. “- Toni Belloni, CEO of LVMH

“Right now, the highlight of partnering with a luxury brand is that you like, comment, or buy something. I think we can take it to the next level.” –Cédric Charbi, CEO of Balenciaga

“For us, web3 holds the promise of more experiences, where artistic reinvention and emotions meet in new ways.” – Stephan Bezy, CEO of YSL Beauty

“Everyone on our platform will eventually be who they want to be. The avatar is very important. We’ve built a system where every piece of clothing can be applied to any avatar.”- David Baszucki, CEO of Gucci

“The acquisition of RTFKT is another step that accelerates Nike’s digital transformation and enables us to serve athletes and creators at the intersection of sport, creativity, gaming and culture”- John Donahoe, CEO of NIKE

“We haven’t seen a Web2 brand come to Web 3 yet effectively.” – Steven Vasilev, co-founder of RTFKT

Source: CNBC, Decrypt.co, McKinsey, New York Times, Moxie.org, Viuz.com

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