NFT Devil in the Details

Wikipedia editors recently voted against classifying NFTs as art, but they shelved the issue for another vote at a later date. The question: is an NFT "art" or a "token representing the art"? You may think this is a distinction without a difference, but I assure you it is not. Continue Reading →
While reading this story on vice.com about Universal Music Group (UMG) -- the powerhouse label that represents Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Jay-Z -- forming an NFT band made up of cartoon ape JPEGs “owned” by some guy, it has become clear that the NFT hype bubble has inflated beyond anyone's wildest expectations. Continue Reading →

NFTs and Movies

Zero Contact, a new thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, is set to become the first NFT feature film released on Vuele, which calls itself "the premier direct-to-consumer, feature-length film viewing and distribution platform delivering feature-length films and digital collectible entertainment content as NFTs." Continue Reading →
Crypto exchange FTX is set to launch a U.S.-exclusive NFT marketplace. The platform will enable users to mint, buy, and sell NFTs — all traded cross-chain across the Ethereum and Solana blockchains. Deposits and withdrawals are also expected to be launched in the coming weeks, opening up the capability of depositing external NFTs onto the platform. Continue Reading →