I've always been into technology and for a few years I've been creating digital abstract art and oddities which are hosted through IPFS (Interplanetary File Storage) which is a distributed file storage protocol that allows computers all over the globe to store and serve files as part of a giant peer-to-peer network.
When it comes to the generative collections, each trait is hand drawn as a separate layer and then compiled on top of one another using software to build the creature or character. Each trait, whether it's a bean, or a hat, or a sushi roll is then documented in the metadata to create a rarity ranking for that particular piece.
Each piece of art is coupled with an immutable tokenized receipt of verification proving its authenticity. These tokens are called "Non Fungible Tokens" or NFTs which are tradable and sellable on the secondary market.
Most artistic creations end up in some digital form or another and the use of blockchain has given creators the ability to market, track, and distribute their work in a secure and transparent way.
While this space has been inundated with cash grabs, scams, and forgotten promises, the core use case behind NFTs is a valuable tool for artists and collectors.
WHAT IS AN NFT?
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique digital asset that represents ownership of real-world items like art, video clips, music, and more. NFTs use the same blockchain technology that powers cryptocurrencies, but they're not a currency.
Why create them?
NFTs are simply a tool for digital verification and should never be conflated with art.
That being said... until recently, digital ownership felt frivolous. With the blockchain, uniqueness and provenance of any digital piece of art is substantiated with immutable code.
The NFT owned by the collector proves its origin through blockchain metadata, making counterfeiting or pirating an impossibility. Confirmation of a collectible's legitimacy is easily established through the public ledger.
Art's value is always found in its provenance.
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