A pixilated punk? Cash me out!
Charging millions of dollars for NFTs is one of society’s greatest ideas.
In recent months, the world witnessed a phenomenon that can only be described as Obsessive Screenshot Disorder (OSD). Non-Fungi Tokens, or NFTs for short, have been sensationalized in the art world, with digital artworks selling for millions of dollars. For example, “The Merge,” a digital art piece by an artist known as Pak, sold for $91.8 million!
NFTs are like digital trading cards, but instead of cute Pokémon or sports stars, they’re just glorified low-resolution JPEGs. I mean, seriously, how much would you pay for a screenshot of a cat wearing a top hat? Apparently, enough to buy a small island. What a steal!
And the best part? Anyone can create an NFT! No talent or skill is required; all you need is a computer and some spare time. I’m pretty sure my grandma could make a fortune selling pictures of her garden tools online—that’s if she can find the capture button.
But don’t let the simplicity fool you, NFT art is the ultimate flex of what adult money can buy. Forget purchasing a mansion or a collection of cars, owning a pixelated punk is way cooler. With only 10,000 or more versions of the same piece in existence, you know your art will be one of a kind. I mean, who needs a Monet or a Picasso when you can have a blurry picture of a cartoon pirate or a pixelated version of a classic art piece?
If you have millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket and a love for high-quality, low-resolution pixel art, then CryptoPunk’s works might just be for you. Their collection of NFT characters is perfect for spicing up your lock screen or reimagining your Bitmoji. If you want to join the NFT craze and own a piece of digital art, go for it. Who needs to invest money in planting more greenery when you can always have a green dinosaur on your computer screen? Go ahead and purchase those NFTs, just don’t forget to laugh at yourself for spending millions on a glorified screenshot.