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  1. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    Have you never opened a pack of baseball cards? Have you never pre-oredered a videogame? Can you explain how nfts are scarce when you can download them for free? sure "ownership" of them is scarce...

    What is the point of buying a receipt for a piece of artwork that you have never seen?

    Have you never opened a pack of baseball cards? Have you never pre-oredered a videogame?

    Can you explain how nfts are scarce when you can download them for free? sure "ownership" of them is scarce but they are free to anyone that wants one. what if i told you that i could sell you the mona lisa for only a thousand dollars but it needs to stay exactly where it is in the museum. this is how nfts are. it's like saying paintings in a museum are scarce because they are too expensive to buy.

  2. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    Scarcity of art. art we are talking about art here, not anything people need. Are you angry that other types of art have limited editions also? limited run comic books, so evil right? these poor...
    1. Scarcity of art. art we are talking about art here, not anything people need. Are you angry that other types of art have limited editions also? limited run comic books, so evil right? these poor people need their art and cant get it.

    2. Value can change, just like the stock market, scams can happen just like real life. The good thing is you don't need to buy anything to enjoy nfts.

    3. Minting costs pennies on the dollar depending on which currency you use.

    4. No it isn't Tezos for example is orders of magnitude more efficient then bitcoin.

    5. Yes, the rich get richer, this is just how the world works. But also with NFTs the more creative get richer and people who invest in good art get richer.

    6. Everyone that said this I asked "would it matter if the nft held the image?", of course it doesn't matter to anyone. why would we care about that? you. can. download. the. nft. back it up. your ownership of it is stored on the blockchain which will not go down because it is distributed. Do you care that your email is on stored Google's servers?

  3. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    that isn't the kind of thing because i don't often read articles or watch videos about that sort of thing. I've also been incredibly busy for months and have trouble keeping up on even my most...

    that isn't the kind of thing because i don't often read articles or watch videos about that sort of thing. I've also been incredibly busy for months and have trouble keeping up on even my most favorite things. im sure something like that exists though.

  4. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    true that, i am not taking it personal but just gets tiring when I get slammed with so many half truths. it starts to spin out of control.

    true that, i am not taking it personal but just gets tiring when I get slammed with so many half truths. it starts to spin out of control.

  5. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    i agree, but only after the fact, i was not prepared for this amount of one sided hate! i think there really is a lot of hate there though. if i titled it like "what is good about nfts?" or even...

    i agree, but only after the fact, i was not prepared for this amount of one sided hate!

    i think there really is a lot of hate there though. if i titled it like "what is good about nfts?" or even "nfts are not the evil monster you think they are". people will gloss over what i wrote, and insert their own opinions. though the title certainly didn't help but i am generally more interested in why people dislike and i learned a lot from the discussion about common misconceptions. nearly everyone that commented was partially to completely uninformed.

    i really though there would be a higher level of discussion on tildes but it quickly devolved into a dumpster fire of nft hate. this is why i gave up talking to republicans about politics. they say one crazy thing then you are like well tezos are not an environmental problem like bitcoin. then suddenly another problem pops up, oh, maybe the image isn't there it just points to it. so i ask, would it matter if the image was there? turns out it doesn't, they are just throwing out random strawman arguments. it is exhausting.

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  6. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    First of all that is from April of last year. Secondly of course it is true that most sales are less then 200 bucks, that's a lot of money!

    First of all that is from April of last year.

    Secondly of course it is true that most sales are less then 200 bucks, that's a lot of money!

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  7. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    no worries, I feel I am getting a bit rude because I have been replying to comments about nfts similar to yours and basically have given up. from what i gather, most people in this thread think of...

    no worries, I feel I am getting a bit rude because I have been replying to comments about nfts similar to yours and basically have given up.

    from what i gather, most people in this thread think of nfts as gifs or images that people buy with bitcoin. nfts can be that but they can be many other things too.

    when i think of nfts, i am currently thinking of limited edition generative art seeds to a small JavaScript program that creates art that is free to view for anyone but fans/collectors/investors can purchase if they want. also with tezos which is orders of magnitude cleaner then bitcoin, it's not even an issue.

    for example (i am not shilling here because it's already sold out and that's not really the point) here's a link to the gallery of 128 of a recent piece i released.

    https://www.fxhash.xyz/generative/4376/collection

    the key distinction that interests me is that of those 128 pieces, no one knew what they would look like before they bought them. i didn't even know. because it is randomly generated. once it has been purchased it becomes a real boy in a sense. anyway, i hope that helps explain where i am coming from.

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  8. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    no, not really. maybe you haven't read anything i've said in this thread. i don't agree. you are starting from an incorrect assumption. your obsession with money has nothing to do with it. i'm...

    no, not really. maybe you haven't read anything i've said in this thread.

    NFTs are unreasonable

    i don't agree. you are starting from an incorrect assumption.

    But whatabout fiat money, how unreasonable is that?

    your obsession with money has nothing to do with it. i'm taking about art here.

  9. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    So much misinformation here, I don't know where to begin. I'll just point out one simple factual non disupatable thing to demonstrate this person actually has no clue what they are taking about....

    So much misinformation here, I don't know where to begin. I'll just point out one simple factual non disupatable thing to demonstrate this person actually has no clue what they are taking about.

    Artists who get into NFTs with a sincere hope of making money are often hit with a harsh reality that they're losing more money to minting NFTs of their art is making in profit. (Each individual minted art piece costs about $70-$100 USD to mint)

    No. I've never paid more then $1, I think it's more like on the order of 15 cents to make a few hundred nfts. Sure it is much more if you use bitcoin, but that's in no way a requirement for nfts.

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  10. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    I am aware that it was possible to purchase art pre nft. This is not new information for anyone. Perhaps it is you who are uninformed? You can buy art on etsy sure. But what you can't do is sell...

    I am aware that it was possible to purchase art pre nft. This is not new information for anyone. Perhaps it is you who are uninformed?

    You can buy art on etsy sure. But what you can't do is sell that art to another person and have the artist get a 10%-25% commission of that sale. Sure it is theoretically possible to do so, but would be an extremely unlikely occurrence pre nft.

    You don't seem to understand the difference of having a digital marketplace to buy and sell art.

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  11. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    Before NFTs, how was digital art being bought sold and traded? That's really the heart of the matter and the fact is it wasn't. Yes you can get paid for other things, of course, but to get paid...

    NTFs are the only way that art can be bought, sold, and traded.

    I don't think that is true. I mean, it is great that artists are getting paid, but there are other sources of revenue besides NFTs.

    Before NFTs, how was digital art being bought sold and traded? That's really the heart of the matter and the fact is it wasn't. Yes you can get paid for other things, of course, but to get paid for selling your art directly to a fan/collector is another thing entirely. I was just thinking about it earlier, in a way buying NFTs are like buying stock in an artist.

  12. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    There are different ways of thinking about it. One perspective is from that of the artist who feels like the art is more in the act of creation. Another is from that of someone that appreciates...

    There are different ways of thinking about it. One perspective is from that of the artist who feels like the art is more in the act of creation. Another is from that of someone that appreciates art, is the enjoyment and wonder of looking at the art. Yet another is from someone looking at it purely as an investment. Some believe that art is all around us in the world and in what people do and some of it just happens to be more popular than others.

    In my opinion art is all of these things and much more. Certainly the scope is large enough to encompass that of purely digital creations and eventually, art created by artificial intelligence but I have a feeling this thread would explode if I throw that inevitability into the mix.

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  13. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    And the punchline is that isn't the case at all but it's just been vilified by the mass media through various forms of propaganda targeted at people like yourself to divert attention from much...

    And the punchline is that isn't the case at all but it's just been vilified by the mass media through various forms of propaganda targeted at people like yourself to divert attention from much more important and fruitful efforts.
    Is that too complex for a children's cartoon? Maybe a netflix movie?

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  14. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    So, what is something that is digital art as opposed to something that points to it? If I wanted to see your digital art, not something pointing to it, not a print, where would I go?

    So, what is something that is digital art as opposed to something that points to it?

    If I wanted to see your digital art, not something pointing to it, not a print, where would I go?

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  15. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    there is a key difference between buying an nft and donating... you can sell an nft.

    there is a key difference between buying an nft and donating... you can sell an nft.

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  16. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    Do you think the "pay what you want" model is viable? Sure radio head can do that but well, if it was more viable I think we'd have more then 1 example of it in mainstream media. itch is great but...

    Do you think the "pay what you want" model is viable? Sure radio head can do that but well, if it was more viable I think we'd have more then 1 example of it in mainstream media. itch is great but I don't know of any game devs living off that pay what you want money.

    NFTs on the other hand, are a model that seems to work. I can't say exactly why but it seems to have taken off as away for creators to get paid and their supporters to even sometimes turn a profit.

    There are many other benefits to NFTS beyond that. being able trade and ell for example with the original artist getting a cut.

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  17. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    i love when people tell me something like "everyone says this thing is true"... well, I don't and I'm part of everyone. I see many other people who agree with me and they are also some of everyone...

    i love when people tell me something like "everyone says this thing is true"...

    well, I don't and I'm part of everyone. I see many other people who agree with me and they are also some of everyone too. it seems like your mind is already made up though so what can i say.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    sigh. my whole point with digital art is that you don't need physical raw martials. it seemed easy to understand.

    sigh. my whole point with digital art is that you don't need physical raw martials. it seemed easy to understand.

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  19. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    There's often another option you hadn't thought of. Longform generative art is difficult to sell or even explain to people. There was no way for a fan or collector to mint a unique token from one...

    There's often another option you hadn't thought of. Longform generative art is difficult to sell or even explain to people. There was no way for a fan or collector to mint a unique token from one of my generative art programs and get their own special one of a kind piece.

    Theoretically something like that could have existed like with paypal, but it kind of couldn't because there would be no way to verify that a piece was unique. Also there would need to be a proprietary marketplace to buy, sell and trade which is just the blockchain itself.

    Now it seems like people do care and I've never seen so many people interested in creative coding and generative art.

    I seriously don't understand why people think I'm trying to sell them something. I am trying to give you something for free. Free code, free art, all you want. No need to pay a damn thing. I never asked for a cent from anyone. You can pay me if you want or don't, I really don't care.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    You can easily verify that the art was signed by the author. in fact you should do this before buying an nft. It doesn't matter what happens with the blockchain if you just want to buy art and...
    • You can easily verify that the art was signed by the author. in fact you should do this before buying an nft.

    • It doesn't matter what happens with the blockchain if you just want to buy art and support the artist. But in reality the blockchain isn't going anywhere. You might as well worry about the stock market crashing, at least we know that's happened before.

    • You can download the image and sometimes even the program that generated it!

    • Don't be hacked, that's got nothing to do with nfts.

    2 votes