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extremely correct venn diagram, techno dystopia 

it's hilarious to me that apparently vice.com/en/article/pkdj79/peo is a thing that's happening

extremely correct venn diagram, techno dystopia 

@ethanjli wtf i had assumed it would be a hash of the documents, or a magnet-link like bittorrent has, and defaultly a copy is stored locally..

extremely correct venn diagram, techno dystopia 

@jasper yeah, having not known anything about NFTs before, I had assumed that it came with the actual content of the document. I've since learned that the URL can be to a file on IPFS (which is maybe like a magnet link?) - but apparently not replicated locally by default. It's unclear to me if there exists a desktop client for showing+verifying the file signed by an NFT, or if people right now are just relying on online services

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@ethanjli ““NFTs come in all different shapes and sizes,” Mewny, a pseudonymous developer at cryptocurrency data insight organization eGirl Capital, said”

just an incredible bit of text

extremely correct venn diagram, techno dystopia 

@ethanjli i am hooting, applauding, stamping my feet and throwing crockery

extremely correct venn diagram, techno dystopia 

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Investors: Bitcoin is great.

The People: Bitcoin is not energy-efficient, but blockchain is interesting, we may use it for a good purpose.

Investors: OK, let's invest in NFTs.

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