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This Egyptian teen is building a metaverse using his mum’s old clothes
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The Croatian incubators hatching video gaming startups
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Meta tests metaverse money-making tools for online creators
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Play-to-earn crypto games: Legitimate income or ‘house of cards’?
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Why are people shelling out millions on virtual land in the metaverse?
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Meet the church pastor helping worshippers find God in the metaverse
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Street artist KAWS brings augmented reality to London's Serpentine
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Are virtual classrooms in the metaverse the future of education?
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CES 2022: Metaverse takes centre stage at world’s largest tech show
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