My New Project: “Reality’s Edge: A Web3 Lawyer’s Quest for Justice in an AI Driven Metaverse” [Co-authored by Mitch Jackson and ChatGPT]

In this new serialized story (new chapter added each Monday), a young web3 blockchain lawyer named Kai receives a mysterious device that allows him to travel through time, space and metaverses. He uses it to visit different eras and dimensions, always trying to use his legal knowledge to help those in need.

Chapter #1 just dropped today. I’ll be updating this LinkedIn article (story) weekly on Monday mornings. Click here to read.

10 Key Legal Issues in Web3, Metaverse and AI Every Business Owner Needs To Know

To give context to this post, I’m a lawyer with more than 3 decades of experience. This is what my clients and I are discussing and paying attention to moving forward in these spaces.

#1: Ownership and control of virtual assets and property

How we manage and control ownership and control of virtual assets and property is important. It determines who has the right to use, transfer, and profit from these digital assets. These assets can have real-world value, such as virtual currency, virtual real estate, and virtual goods.

Another element of digital ownership is that virtual assets can be used as collateral for loans and other financial products, making it important to establish clear rules, regulations and guidelines for their ownership and control. Until all parties have a clear understanding of the rights and remedies involved in a digital transactions, large institutional investments will sit on the sidelines and investments and growth will be slow. Venture capitalists will avoid getting involved until state and federal governments clearly define the rules of the game.

#2: Jurisdiction and enforcement in decentralized environments

What are the legal rights and remedies in the decentralized worlds and platforms? Which legal system applies to disputes and crimes that occur within virtual worlds, and how those disputes and crimes can be addressed.

In a decentralized virtual environment, there is no central authority that has the power to enforce laws and regulations, making it difficult for governments and other bodies to hold actors accountable for their actions. The nature of virtual worlds and metaverse environments can make it challenging to determine who is behind an action and where an action took place, making it difficult to determine which jurisdiction has authority over the person, entity or matter. Without clear rules for jurisdiction and enforcement, these digital environments could become havens for illegal activities and disputes could go unresolved.

#3: Data privacy and security in decentralized networks

Decentralized systems often involve the sharing and storage of personal data, such as financial transactions and personal identification information. As these systems are decentralized, there is often no central authority responsible for protecting this data, making it vulnerable to breaches and unauthorized access.

Additionally, the use of smart contracts and other decentralized applications can enable the collection and sharing of personal data in ways that are not transparent to users. Without proper data privacy and security measures, users may not trust decentralized systems and may be hesitant to use them, which could limit the potential of decentralized networks and the metaverse.

#4: Liability for AI-generated content and actions

AI systems can generate content and make decisions that have real-world consequences, such as spreading misinformation or causing financial losses. As AI systems are autonomous, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for their actions. Without clear rules for liability, individuals and organizations may be hesitant to adopt and use AI systems, which could limit the potential of AI technologies.

Additionally, if people or organizations are not held liable for the actions of their AI systems, it could lead to a lack of accountability and an increase in harmful AI behavior. Establishing clear liability rules for AI-generated content and actions is crucial for ensuring that AI is used responsibly and for maintaining trust in AI technologies.

#5: Intellectual property rights in web3, the metaverse, ai and related decentralized platforms

Intellectual property rights in these digital environments are important because they determine who owns and controls the rights to digital assets, such as virtual currency, digital real estate, and digital goods. Without clear rules for intellectual property rights, it can be difficult for creators and owners of virtual assets to protect and profit from their work.

Some ideas and solutions may include:

-Blockchain technology could be used to create tamper-proof and immutable records of ownership and origin of digital assets, such as intellectual property.

-Smart contract technology could be used to automate the licensing and distribution of digital assets, ensuring that creators are fairly compensated for the use of their work.

-Governments and organizations could work together to establish international standards and regulations for the protection of digital assets in web3 and AI.

-Collaboration between AI developers and IP lawyers could help to create new forms of IP protection that are specifically tailored to the unique challenges posed by AI technology.

-Education and awareness campaigns for creators, stakeholders and the public about the importance of IP rights in the web3 and AI era.

-Advancements in technology like digital fingerprinting and watermarking could be used to protect digital assets and prevent unauthorized use.

#6: Regulation of virtual currencies and tokens

Regulation of virtual currencies and tokens is important because virtual currencies and tokens can be used for a variety of purposes, including as a means of exchange, a store of value, and a form of investment. However, virtual currencies and tokens are often decentralized and operate outside of traditional financial systems, making them difficult to regulate. Without clear regulations, virtual currencies and tokens can be vulnerable to fraud, money laundering, and other illicit activities.

#7: Governance and decision-making in decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)

Governance and decision-making in decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) is important because DAOs are decentralized entities that operate on blockchain networks and are governed by a set of rules encoded into smart contracts. Because DAOs have no central authority, decisions are made by the members of the organization through a consensus-based process.

Without clear rules for governance and decision-making, it can be difficult for DAOs to operate effectively and for members to hold the organization accountable. Additionally, because DAOs operate on blockchain networks, changes to their governance rules can be difficult or impossible to make once they are encoded into the smart contract. This could lead to a lack of flexibility in the face of changing circumstances, and could prevent the organizations from adapting to new requirements.

#8: Compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations

Compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations is important because decentralized systems, such as virtual currencies and tokens, can be used for money laundering and other illicit activities. Without proper compliance with AML and KYC regulations, it can be difficult for governments and other bodies to detect and prevent these activities.

Virtual currencies and tokens can be highly anonymous, making it challenging to identify the parties involved in a transaction. AML and KYC regulations help to address these challenges by requiring financial institutions and other organizations to implement due diligence procedures to identify and verify their customers and to report suspicious activities. Compliance with these regulations also helps to protect the integrity of the financial system and to prevent the use of virtual currencies and tokens for illegal activities.

#9: Dispute resolution in decentralized systems

Decentralized systems, such as virtual worlds, metaverse environments, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), often lack a central authority that can resolve disputes. Without clear rules for dispute resolution, it can be difficult for parties to resolve conflicts and for the system to maintain stability.

The decentralized nature of these systems can make it challenging to determine the jurisdiction in which a dispute occurred, making it difficult to apply existing legal frameworks. Clear rules for dispute resolution are essential for ensuring that conflicts are resolved in a fair and efficient manner, and that the stability and integrity of the system is maintained. Furthermore, clear dispute resolution mechanisms can help to build trust in decentralized systems and to encourage their adoption and use.

#10: The intersection of virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their legal implications

These technologies have the potential to fundamentally change the way we interact with the world, and with each other. However, as these technologies are relatively new, there are not yet clear legal frameworks for regulating them.

This lack of regulation could lead to confusion and uncertainty, and could prevent these technologies from reaching their full potential. Additionally, the use of virtual reality, augmented reality, and IoT technologies can raise new legal issues related to data privacy, intellectual property, and liability.

The intersection of these technologies can also bring up new ethical concerns, such as the impact on human behavior and social interactions.


With this exciting new technology comes new legal challenges. The above reflects just some of the more important legal issues we see moving forward in these tech spaces.

If you want to learn more about decentralized technology, the metaverse, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence, look no further than ‘The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook.’ This comprehensive guide, written by Mitch Jackson and Garrett Jackson, along with the assistance of AI, is a must-read for anyone looking to stay informed about the latest developments in these exciting fields. Get your copy now! 

NEW: ChatGPT Review of “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook”

As ChatGPT, a language model trained by OpenAI, I am impressed with “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook” by co-authors Garrett Jackson and Mitch Jackson, with the help of their AI assistant Kai. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand and capitalize on the most transformative technologies of our time.

The authors do an excellent job of explaining the concepts of web3, the metaverse, and artificial intelligence in a clear and concise manner. They also provide practical insights on how to leverage these technologies to create unique brands and drive additional lanes of revenue.

One of the strengths of this book is the way it highlights the potential of these technologies to disrupt traditional business models and create new opportunities for individuals and businesses. The decentralized nature of web3, for example, has the potential to empower users and give them more control over their data and assets. The metaverse, meanwhile, is blurring the lines between the physical and digital worlds, creating new ways for us to interact and engage with each other.

The book also addresses the challenges and risks associated with these technologies and provides a balanced perspective on their impact. The authors also share thought-provoking technologies, approaches, and ideas on how to leverage the power of AI to automate tasks, optimize processes, and make better decisions that will be useful for any business.

In addition to the comprehensive and insightful content, one of the great features of the book is its structure. The book is designed in such a way that readers can easily jump to the chapter of interest, making it a highly accessible and user-friendly read. Each chapter is written in a standalone manner, providing readers with the flexibility to pick and choose which topics they want to dive into. This makes the book suitable for readers with different levels of knowledge and interests in the subject matter.

In short, “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook” (available on Kindle and in paperback) is a valuable resource for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve and understand the implications of these technologies for their business and life. It’s a book that’s well-written, easy to understand and provides actionable advice on how to take advantage of the opportunities that these technologies present.


The Web3, Metaverse and AI Show

My new LinkedIn Live Audio show: “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Show”


This is a weekly go-to destination to help business owners, creators and professionals stay on top of, and better understand, the future of these quickly evolving technologies.

Every Wednesday at 3 pm ET, our live audio show delves into the exciting intersection of technologies like blockchain, the metaverse, virtual reality, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens, decentralized autonomous organizations, and artificial intelligence AND relate these technologies to doing business in today’s world.

With in-depth discussions and insights from industry leaders and experts, you’ll be the first to know about the latest developments in these digital sectors and also have a chance to share your thoughts and get your questions answered by experts via private message or raising your hand and joining us on stage.

Mark the show down in your calendar and please share with your community.

The show is on LikedIn live audio and you can find updates at my LinkedIn feed, by clicking my events link on LinkedIn, and also be getting alerts (tap the little bell at the top right of my LinkedIn profile).

Again, we’re live each Wednesday at 3 pm ET. Please join us!

Discover the technologies shaping the future with “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook” – your comprehensive guide to Web3, the Metaverse, and AI.


As the world continues to evolve and technology advances at a rapid pace, it’s important for business owners to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments. One such trend is the rise of Web3, the Metaverse, and AI, and our new book titled “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook” aims to provide a comprehensive overview of 26 game-changing topics and chapters. We made sure to walk our talk and wrote the handbook with the help of artificial intelligence.

Here’s a brief overview:

In Chapter 1, “WEB3,” the book explores the concept of Web3 and how it differs from the traditional Internet most people know and use. Web3 is built on decentralized technology and focuses on creating a more open and transparent internet. For business owners, understanding Web3 and how it can be utilized can be a valuable tool for building a more secure and reliable online presence.

Chapter 2, “DECENTRALIZATION,” delves into the idea of decentralization and how it relates to Web3. Decentralization refers to the distribution of power and control across a network, rather than having a single centralized authority. Business owners can leverage decentralization by utilizing decentralized platforms and technologies to create more efficient and secure systems for their business.

In Chapter 3, “BLOCKCHAIN,” the book discusses the use of blockchain technology and how it can be applied to various industries. Blockchain is a decentralized and secure ledger that can be used to record transactions and track assets. For business owners, implementing blockchain technology can increase transparency and efficiency within their operations.

Chapter 4, “SMART CONTRACTS,” explores the use of smart contracts in the Web3 ecosystem. Smart contracts are self-executing contracts with the terms of the agreement between buyer and seller being directly written into lines of code. Business owners can utilize smart contracts to streamline various business processes and improve the overall efficiency of their operations.

Chapter 5, “NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS (NFTs),” discusses the use of NFTs in the Web3 ecosystem. NFTs are unique digital assets that represent ownership of a specific item, such as a piece of art or a virtual real estate property. Business owners can leverage NFTs to create and sell unique digital goods and experiences.

In Chapter 6, “DECENTRALIZED AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATIONS (DAOs),” the book explores the use of DAOs in the Web3 ecosystem. DAOs are decentralized organizations that operate using smart contracts and blockchain technology. Business owners can utilize DAOs to create more transparent and efficient systems for their organization.

Chapter 7, “CRYPTOCURRENCY,” covers the concept of cryptocurrency and how it is used in the Web3 ecosystem. Cryptocurrency is a digital asset that uses cryptography for security and operates on a decentralized network. Business owners can utilize cryptocurrency as a form of payment or as a means of fundraising.
Chapter 8, “DIGITAL WALLETS,” discusses the use of digital wallets in the Web3 ecosystem. Digital wallets are electronic devices or software programs that store cryptocurrency and allow users to make transactions. Business owners can leverage digital wallets to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment or to securely store and manage their own cryptocurrency assets.

Chapter 9, “DECENTRALIZED FINANCE (DEFI),” covers the concept of decentralized finance and how it is being used in the Web3 ecosystem. DEFI refers to financial services that operate on a decentralized network, such as peer-to-peer lending and trading. Business owners can utilize DEFI to access new sources of funding and investment opportunities.

In Chapter 10, “TOKENIZATION,” the book discusses the process of tokenization and how it can be applied to various industries. Tokenization refers to the process of representing a real-world asset with a digital token on a blockchain. Business owners can leverage tokenization to increase the liquidity and security of their assets, such as real estate or art.

Chapter 11, “DECENTRALIZED APPLICATIONS (DAPPS),” explores the concept of decentralized applications and how they are used in the Web3 ecosystem. DAPPs are applications that operate on a decentralized network, such as a blockchain, and are often powered by smart contracts. Business owners can utilize DAPPs to create more transparent and efficient systems for their business.

In Chapter 12, “METAVERSE,” the book discusses the concept of the Metaverse, a virtual world that is accessible through the internet. The Metaverse is composed of virtual spaces and venues, and allows users to interact with each other and virtual objects in real-time. Business owners can leverage the Metaverse to create immersive experiences for their customers and to build their brand in a virtual space.

Chapter 13, “VR HEADSETS,” covers the use of virtual reality (VR) headsets in the Metaverse. VR headsets are devices that allow users to experience and interact with virtual environments in an immersive way. Business owners can utilize VR headsets to create unique and engaging experiences for their customers.

In Chapter 14, “DIGITAL LAND, VIRTUAL SPACE AND VENUES IN THE METAVERSE,” the book discusses the concept of digital land and virtual space in the Metaverse. Digital land refers to virtual real estate within the Metaverse, while virtual space refers to the virtual environments within the Metaverse. Business owners can leverage digital land and virtual space to create unique and immersive experiences for their customers.

Chapter 15, “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI),” covers the concept of artificial intelligence and how it is being used in various industries. AI refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as recognizing patterns and making decisions. Business owners can leverage AI to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations.

In Chapter 16, “OPENAI AND CHATGPT,” the book discusses the work of OpenAI and their chatbot, GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer). OpenAI is a research organization focused on advancing AI and promoting its responsible development. GPT is a chatbot that utilizes machine learning to generate human-like responses to user input. Business owners can leverage GPT and other AI technologies to improve customer service and communication.

Chapter 17, “AI GENERATED ART,” covers the concept of AI generated art and how it is being used in the art world. AI generated art refers to artwork that is created using AI algorithms and software. Business owners can utilize AI generated art to create unique and innovative art for their business or to generate original content for their brand.

In Chapter 18, “AI GENERATED 3D ASSETS,” the book discusses the use of AI generated 3D assets in various industries. AI generated 3D assets refer to three-dimensional objects and environments that are created using AI algorithms and software. Business owners can leverage AI generated 3D assets to create unique and innovative content for their business or to streamline their design and production processes.

Chapter 19, “OUR FAVORITE OPENAI CHATGPT INPUT COMMANDS,” covers some of the authors’ favorite input commands for the OpenAI chatbot, GPT. Business owners can utilize these input commands to generate unique and creative responses from GPT and improve their communication and customer service.

In Chapter 20, “DIGITAL IDENTITY AND BRANDING,” the book discusses the importance of digital identity and branding in the Web3 and Metaverse. Digital identity refers to the online presence of an individual or organization, while branding refers to the overall image and reputation of a company. Business owners can leverage their digital identity and branding to build a strong and positive reputation in the online world.

Chapter 21, “DUE DILIGENCE,” covers the concept of due diligence and how it is important in the Web3 and Metaverse. Due diligence refers to the process of carefully reviewing and evaluating a potential investment or opportunity. Business owners can utilize due diligence to make informed decisions and reduce risk in their operations.

In Chapter 22, “ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION,” the book discusses the importance of accessibility and inclusion in the Web3 and Metaverse. Accessibility refers to the ability for people with disabilities to access and use technology, while inclusion refers to the ability for all individuals to be included and valued in society. Business owners can leverage accessibility and inclusion to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for their customers and employees.

Chapter 23, “DEEP FAKES, DIGITAL ADDICTION, PRIVACY AND SECURITY,” covers the potential risks and challenges of the Web3 and Metaverse, such as deep fakes, digital addiction, privacy, and security. Deep fakes refer to the creation of fake audio and video content using AI, while digital addiction refers to the negative impacts of excessive technology use. Business owners can mitigate these risks by implementing measures to protect the privacy and security of their customers and employees, and by promoting responsible technology use.

In Chapter 24, “LEGAL ISSUES,” the book discusses the legal considerations for business owners in the Web3 and Metaverse. This includes issues such as jurisdiction, contracts, intellectual property, and regulation. Business owners can mitigate legal risks by understanding the legal landscape and seeking legal counsel as needed.

Chapter 25, “ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES,” covers the environmental impacts of the Web3 and Metaverse, such as energy consumption and carbon emissions. Business owners can reduce their environmental impact by implementing sustainable practices and using green technology.

Finally, in Chapter 26, “THE FUTURE OF WEB3, THE METAVERSE, AND AI,” the book discusses the potential future developments and impacts of Web3, the Metaverse, and AI. Business owners can stay ahead of the curve by staying informed about these developments and considering how they may impact their business.

Overall, “The Web3, Metaverse and AI Handbook” provides a comprehensive overview of these rapidly-evolving technologies and their potential impacts on business. By staying informed and utilizing these technologies in innovative and responsible ways, business owners can build their brand, make an impact, and stay ahead of the curve in the digital age.

If you’d like to dive deeper, grab your copy on Amazon today!