Today I bought an NFT.
I realise that with this post I run the risk of coming off as Steve Buscemi with the skateboard. But — despite my being a reasonably tech-savvy person, even I struggled to really wrap my head around NFTs until I managed to scan, verify, and confirm my way through several phone and browser-based transactions. I’m still not sure I really get it, but here’s how it went down, for the Nifty-curious.
Note that this post is not about the IP, industrial, ethical, and environmental implications of NFT and blockchain technology, though I am working on a piece that takes all of these issues and more into account.(more…)