Recently, Curry spent 180,000 US dollars to buy a “boring ape” avatar, which caused a heated discussion among netizens, and even netizens changed their avatars while jokingly sharing the 180,000 happiness of “white whoring”.
It is reported that Curry’s virtual avatar comes from one of the hottest communities in the NFT market, the Bored Ape Kennel Club (BAYC), which has 10,000 ape-related NFTs.
What is NFT? The full name of NFT is Non-Fungible Token, which is often translated in Chinese as “non-fungible token/non-fungible token”. NFT originated from a pixel avatar project called CryptoPunks in Ethereum in 2017. The total limit of these pixel avatars is 10,000, and no two characters can be the same.
We can understand NFT popularly as the digital version of “certificate of authenticity” and “certificates of authenticity”. “Certificate of authenticity” is not uncommon in our daily life. Buying a pair of sneakers is guaranteed by a certificate, not to mention a work of art, but different from The actual version of the certificate is NFT stored on the blockchain.
The biggest feature of NFT is that it is not homogeneous, irreplaceable, and unique. Maybe you can’t understand why Curry spent 180,000 to buy an avatar that we ordinary people can download for free at any time, but we all have such a consensus that even high imitation art fakes that ordinary people can’t distinguish are less than one ten thousandth of the real value. . The logic of NFT is the same. Although you can download the “boring ape” in Curry 10,000 times, its unique ownership is always owned by Curry. The non-tamperable and non-destructible characteristics of NFT conferred by blockchain encryption technology further increase its value. NFT can represent a painting, a song, a patent, a photo, or other works.
With the gradual maturity of artificial intelligence technology, the trend of breaking the circle of NFT has already exploded, and digital art has been hyped up. Beeple’s NFT works were sold at Christie’s for a sky-high price of more than 69 million US dollars. The famous AI humanoid robot Sophia 13 seconds NFT Art…