Do banks have a place in the metaverse? HSBC is the first global bank to buy a plot of land in the Sandbox metaverse, which it will develop to engage with e-sports and gaming fans. “HSBC has recognized where the market is,” CoinDesk Managing Editor Christie Harkin says, adding that nobody wants a bank in the digital world. Plus, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says NFTs are coming soon to Instagram. “The Hash” crew discusses the flood of institutions in the metaverse and the inevitability of NFTs on the social network.