WTF is Crypto Art?

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63schoeffling
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Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:14 pm

Whoa I missed that post months back.... knew you guys were in the space but just got me even more excited! And hell no Welker's will not be $5k. They will be 5 ETH!!!

Sidenote... Jock out there getting that bread. That 1/1 sold for $9.6k
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acidburn
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Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:31 pm

All I think about haha pitched another idea to another artist that I think his base would love.

Yea Jock did great.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:54 am

LD and Jack were posting about the idea on Facebook. It didn't go down too well with some of the fans :)
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:19 am

jpfondu wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:54 am
LD and Jack were posting about the idea on Facebook. It didn't go down too well with some of the fans :)
The Laurent thread was just all over the place and the way it was pitched was more like “hey! Forget posters! We can do this now. And you can print out the file and do whatever you want with it!” That’s why everyone was like that.

It also doesn’t work when you say we don’t need shipping or paper but you will end up charged 7x the price you would normally be charged to a base that is used to buying $75 posters because Beeple...

98% of your old base won’t buy this yet. Have to ease ppl into it.

You can also sort of see artists who want to grow in this market, build a base and really getting into it compared to the artists who are just like yea can probably make money.
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Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Reading through this thread I feel a thousand years old.......anyway don't mind me carry on
and I'm still trying to figure out how one smells the tube fumes - can almost identify the ink colors at this point :lol:

money has been mentioned- here comes MBW !!! 8)
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Grateful69Phish wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:42 am
Sniffer85 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Reading through this thread I feel a thousand years old.......anyway don't mind me carry on
and I'm still trying to figure out how one smells the tube fumes - can almost identify the ink colors at this point :lol:

money has been mentioned- here comes MBW !!! 8)
haha i was actually shocked when that Bitcoin print was released and it wasn't an NFT. Art to the side..that was the perfect release for it.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:18 am

Oh watch.

It will get re-released in NFT form once Hijack teaches his old man about it.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:23 pm

Until they sort out the environmental impact of NFTs everyone taking part in it is acting in a reckless manner and they should be ashamed.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:00 pm

geetee wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:23 pm
Until they sort out the environmental impact of NFTs everyone taking part in it is acting in a reckless manner and they should be ashamed.
ETH 2.0 and Proof of Stake chains.

Then whats the argument after that?
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:28 pm

When is that happening? They've been talking about it forever, meanwhile we're witnessing an environmental catastrophe and everyone is just cheering it along.
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geetee wrote:
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When is that happening? They've been talking about it forever, meanwhile we're witnessing an environmental catastrophe and everyone is just cheering it along.
It's happening now? Top Shots is on Flow. Flow is proof of stake which cuts energy consumption.

I'm definitely not the smartest person out there to argue but there are always two sides. This was an article posted the other day that was informative on both ends https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/05/bitcoin ... print.html
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acidburn wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:41 pm
geetee wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:28 pm
When is that happening? They've been talking about it forever, meanwhile we're witnessing an environmental catastrophe and everyone is just cheering it along.
It's happening now? Top Shots is on Flow. Flow is proof of stake which cuts energy consumption.

I'm definitely not the smartest person out there to argue but there are always two sides. This was an article posted the other day that was informative on both ends https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/05/bitcoin ... print.html
As far as I know (and I could be wrong) ETH2 is only in its relative infancy and still uses an obscene amount of energy. All this for essentially using DRM to conjure the appearance of scarcity and get people to pay good money for gifs and jpegs. Doesn't seem like a good thing to me, but what do I know.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:08 pm

Hey makes two of us. I know only what i read.

Yes you are 100% correct. ETH is just a promise for the moment. However, there are many projects trying to help reduce the energy used + POS helps as well.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:24 pm

Well, if BNG does go down the NFT route, it'll make their mystery tube sales entertaining.

BTW, the secondary sales on the latest NBA Top Shot packs is ridiculous given that they were sold in literally the hundreds of thousands. When's the next one?
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:13 pm

It all seems like a bit of cash grab to me, but I’m like others too old to wrap my head around paying $$$$ for a 10 sec gif
mmmm Beer :pint:
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