The more than decade-long battle over the .music top-level domain extension has finally come to an end. The victor: DotMusic Limited, a company founded by Cypriot entrepreneur Constantine Roussos that won out over such heavy hitters as Google and Amazon.
The music industry has been set on its ear so many times in the past two decades, it looks like a wrestler with cauliflower ear. And a recent bulletin from the U.S. Department of Justice may bounce it off the ropes one more time.
As real-world utility begins to surface with potential use cases for digital currency, the ways we understand and assign value to evolving paradigms raises many questions – particularly those of trust and security.