In 2021, the words Meta Universe and NFT will be completely out of the circle. Since Zuckerberg changed the name of Facebook to Meta, you must have heard these words, whether you know what it means or not. Following this, not only celebrities, celebrities, but also Internet companies have entered the game and announced the launch of their own NFTs. Some ordinary people have heard this term more or less.
( Tencent NFT)
However, the first contact between many creators and NFT was not pleasant.
Recently, among some of my painter friends, a news about NFT account hacking has been widely spread, and it can be regarded as a small hot spot in the painter circle. It is a hacker who steals the account of the artist. Once the account is successfully hacked, all original tweets will be deleted, and all personal information such as profile pictures will be replaced. After the change, hackers will use the fans and traffic accumulated by the original artist to start posting some advertisements about NFT sales. This behavior is extremely confusing, and it is difficult for people to understand the intention behind it. Obviously, the purpose of the thief is to make a profit, but what kind of profit model is it?
It must be mentioned here that the NFT market is currently extremely primitive and chaotic. After all, it is not difficult to make NFTs, but it is difficult to sell NFTs, just like the gold rush selling shovel always makes a profit without losing money. Depending on the number of fans, a promotion tweet can charge between 200~1000+ USD. However, the promotion effect is difficult to quantify, so naturally there will be a group of people trying to fake influential accounts to defraud creators and teams trying to promote NFT. Then the quickest way is to steal accounts, and whoever has the least risk of stealing accounts on Twitter and has a large number of real fans?
Naturally, I’m still a creator, stealing ordinary creator’s account to cheat NFT creator’s money, it’s eating two fish.
Or there is a more concealed routine in which hackers will directly steal the artist’s work and make it into an NFT for sale. The pictures of well-known painters, the poor quality and the creation of others…Only when they are discovered by accident will they realize that they have been stolen. In this way, some creators will inevitably have a bad impression of NFT, and even hold the idea of ”NFT you can do all the bad things”.
No matter how you say it, these hackers use the creators’ accumulated fans and works to sell for profit, which is not worth promoting. But have you ever wondered what exactly is NFT? Is it worth the Internet giants to enter the game to make these hackers do this?
Judging from the market price, it is worth it. Some friends may have checked the information. In August of this year, NBA star Curry bought an NFT work called “Boring Monkey” for a sky-high price of US$1.8 million, and set it as his social media profile picture; Beeple artists auctioned off their NFT works for US$69 million, becoming the third most valuable artist in the world. So is NFT the expensive electronic art of the Internet age?
In fact, putting aside the complex technical details, many NFTs on the market today, it is difficult for us to imagine the value of this thing just by looking at the finished product. Many NFT pictures and avatars cannot be said to be exquisite at all. They are even generated from a combination of several hairstyles, faces, clothes, backgrounds, etc., which are hard to be called exquisite. , The design circle is completely rough. It gives people a feeling of “this is it?” “I can do it, too.”
However, NFT is not as simple as you seem. Although some people try to make money by stealing accounts and pictures, there are indeed many excellent works born; and some creators are also trying to understand NFT, but they are blocked by a variety of technical details and operations. Just like my friend tried his best to find all the information that can be found, and also read the FAQ seriously in every link. But the more you understand, the more you feel confused. Not only did it fail to solve the problem, but it created more problems.
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