I just remembered what crypto-art reminds me of: those “star registry” companies that will, for a fee, send you a certificate saying that a star is hereby named after you (even though that company is the only body that recognizes such a claim).

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I can see why someone who believes that art's only value is monetary, would find NFTs, an invention to "own" an "original" digital work (introducing artificial scarcity), appealing. But that's an awfully pessimistic outlook, and it's not easy to override the nature of the medium.

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