They may look like pictures, but there's a lot under the hood.
- are non-fungible
- can be sold
Any digital item can be an NFT - audio, photo, video, etc
🏞 Artworks are the most popular kind of NFTs
NFTs are termed non-fungible because they can't be traded for other NFTs
They're one-of-a-kind and each NFT holds a specific value.
An NFT can't be exchanged for another NFT cos NFTs have different values unlike money where 1$ is worth 1$, and 2$ worth 2$...
NFTs may look like images you can just 'copy-and-paste', but they have unique metadata attached to them which looks like this 👇🏽
The images we see are just a representation of this metadata. So technically, this is all an NFT is 👇🏽👇🏽
- they can be traded easily through NFT marketplaces
- they allow buyers to own the original item, acting as a collector's item
- they are rare, unique, and scarce since only one original version exists, thus, making them expensive
- Opensea @opensea
- Rarible @rarible
- Axie Infinity @AxieInfinity
- Super rare @SuperRare
- Decentraland @decentraland
- Owning a kind of NFT can represent your engagement with a particular group
- They can act as tokens to exclusive & premium content of the group it acts in
- They represent complete ownership of the item
- creating one
- buying from an NFT marketplace
- being gifted one
The only networks today that support NFTs are the Ethereum and Solana blockchain networks
Minting is how a digital item becomes part of the blockchain. Similar to how money is printed and put in circulation.
It can be done by linking your wallet to a crypto marketplace to get an NFT after minting 👇🏽
An NFT is minted once its created
When you mint an NFT, you will be creating an entirely new item onto the blockchain
But when you buy an NFT, it'll require that a pre-existing item has already been minted into an NFT before you can buy
- create an account on MetaMask, @coinbase, etc
- Load your wallet with crypto
- Then go to an NFT marketplace like https://t.co/4yAUXemBNY
- start minting 😎
- Identify the digital item
- install Metamask
- choose a marketplace (eg https://t.co/4yAUXemBNY)
- Sell & Mint your NFT from the marketplace
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What you call chaos I call spontaneity.
A regimented life is like a heartbeat that's non-chaotic; it's a system that’s too ordered. It doesn't have any life to it. And real life has lots of ups and downs, some of them very extreme.
I over-plan, but planning is pretty useless. What tends to dominant life are a small number of Black Swan events in both directions, positive and negative.
Expose yourself to asymmetric upside and lots of good options: things that can become massively important for you.
And you want to avoid the asymmetric downside: anything that can end the game, whether it's through financial ruin, or reputational ruin, or physical ruin.
That requires a certain amount of chaos and spontaneity.
If nothing else, 2020 taught the power of optionality.
We think about planning as linear and controlled, but that's not how the world around us works anymore.
The world is dominated by nonlinearities, so understanding options value is far more important.
Batman does this by permanently recapitulating his own trauma: solving crimes for other people, protecting them. But that's actually just the beginning; he also recapitulates his own experience of orphanness by essentially raising several orphans
Dick is an orphan in the traditional sense: dead parents. Batman sees it happen. Jason, less so: missing dad, known mom who eventually dies. Tim, even less so: parents are around a while, and involved, before both dying. Carrie, even less than that: negligent parents.
Steph: evil father, who openly works against her. And then there's Damian, whose parents are both alive and yet both have identities that totally obliterate their role as his parents. He doesn't relate to them as a mother and father; he can't, and neither can they.
In all these different cases, Batman tries all these different ways of making orphanness for them not what it was for him: Either by trying to teach them the (arguably poor) coping skills early that he learned over a very long time, or by literally legally adopting them, etc.
On Sunday 21st June, 14 year old Noah Donohoe left his home to meet his friends at Cave Hill Belfast to study for school. #RememberMyNoah💙
He was on his black Apollo mountain bike, fully dressed, wearing a helmet and carrying a backpack containing his laptop and 2 books with his name on them. He also had his mobile phone with him.
On the 27th of June. Noah's naked body was sadly discovered 950m inside a storm drain, between access points. This storm drain was accessible through an area completely unfamiliar to him, behind houses at Northwood Road. https://t.co/bpz3Rmc0wq
"Noah's body was found by specially trained police officers between two drain access points within a section of the tunnel running under the Translink access road," said Mr McCrisken."
Noah's bike was also found near a house, behind a car, in the same area. It had been there for more than 24 hours before a member of public who lived in the street said she read reports of a missing child and checked the bike and phoned the police.
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Week 2 highlights: our first ever podcast 🎙, meeting @Jason 🦄, shipping @BREWdotcom alpha 🚢 & laptop stickers!
2/ First off, thanks for the mind-blowing response last week (120k+ views 😲 omgwtfasdasd!)… absolutely pushed us to get the product out there.
also, there’s something magical about watching people try a buggy product and fixing it on the go 🤓
1/ \U0001f44b Excited to share what we\u2019ve been building at https://t.co/GOQJ7LjQ2t + we are going to tweetstorm our progress every week!— Jijo Sunny (@JijoSunny) November 6, 2018
Week 1 highlights: getting shortlisted for YC W2019\U0001f91e, acquiring a premium domain\U0001f4b0, meeting Substack's @hamishmckenzie and Stripe CEO @patrickc \U0001f929
3/ Thanks @JasonDemant for inviting us to grab some behind the scenes at @LAUNCH.
As a huge fan and avid listener of the @TWistartups show🎙, it was great watching @Jason do his thing live!
4/ 🎙@domainnamewire invited us to chat about acquiring https://t.co/GOQJ7L2faV domain and that was officially our first podcast ever. Check it out here: https://t.co/eusVCOlUSb.
You nailed it your first time, Maddy! 🍻 Thanks for having us on the show, Andrew.
5/ Great news: Brew partnered with @Tipalti to enable payouts for creators everywhere (unlike @kickstarter which only support 26 countries).
Platforms like Twitch use Tipalti to payout instantly and via multiple methods like Check, PayPal, local bank transfer, etc.
I've been a @23andMe customer for a while, and have followed their ancestry updates closely.
All is more or less as expected....except for this bit about Native American.
The family is almost completely composed of Spanish peasants (from various regions) who emigrated, along with a massive wave in the late 19th-cent./early 20th-cent., to Cuba back when it was a booming economy (richer than Spain's) and worth emigrating to (Communism killed that).
Also, the native population of Cuba was annihilated early on---was the first place the Spanish colonized after all. Having a native background in Cuba would be like having the same in, say, Massachusetts, particularly if you're (say) mostly Irish. Just really, really unlikely.
(Note: the North African/Arab background is less mysterious. The Iberian peninsula was part of the Muslim world for centuries. It would be odd *not* to have some Arab/Middle Eastern background coming from Spain. Given the family is mostly from Northern Spain, it's small though.)
I have a Spanish passport, have been back to the ancestral villages in Spain, seen the church where my grandmother was baptized, my grandfather told me stories about growing up as the child of Spanish colonists in rural Cuba. The native bit just clashes with all the family lore.