TCP/IP was adopted as the protocol standard for ARPANET, which is the predecessor to the Internet.
The term Metaverse is first coined to describe a virtual-reality based Internet resembling a massively multiplayer online game.
Second Life is released as an adults-only virtual world with a robust economy.
Roblox launches as an online platform where users can create their own games as well as play ones made by others. In 2018, it becomes the biggest entertainment platform for kids under 13.
Bitcoin becomes the first cryptocurrency, enabling digital scarcity.
Colored Coins launches on the Bitcoin network and becomes the first ever NFT created.
Ethereum becomes the first blockchain with smart contract capability, allowing apps to be created without being controlled by a central entity.