It is hard to grasp but what just sold for a record amount of cash (well, no, not cash but $69.3 million worth in cryptocurrency Ethereum) is an enormous amount of data. And it can still be copied, printed if you like, multiplied, but there’s only one mother-piece and this is it, sold at Christie’s.
It has a certificate, a number, a unique set of digits kept on an inaccessible server of sorts – an NFT, the non-fungible token – and that makes it very attractive to – erm – people who are into money I guess? Into conceptual art? People who have plenty of cryptocash and don’t feel the weight of the actual money it represents? The idea is definitely at the core of this craze.
It’s an interesting read, (New York Times on the Beeple sale) although it feels more like a lecture on economics rather than art, the invaluable expression of the human soul (in my words, but I’m open for debate!).
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