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Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
I can’t believe the McMahon family would be involved in this kind of carny grade grifting.
 

ShakeWell

Slam Master
(he, etc.)
Truly shocking.

But you know, at least with this particular con, you get the Undertaker video and the "once-in-a-lifetime Wrestlemania experience" (whatever that is) and a custom belt. Those things at least have some actual value.
 

RT-55J

definitely not a robot
(He/Him + RT/artee)
My favorite thing about NFTs is that their ostensible function (of providing a cryptographically secure proof of purchase/ownership) can easily be accomplished using minuscule amounts of energy through cryptographic techniques that have been known for decades, rather than burning the planet at the altar of the blockchain.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I thought I had heard recently that bubble was already bursting on these? Can't wait to stop hearing about them on the news.
 

Mightyblue

aggro table, shmaggro table
(He/Him/His)
I mean, cryptocurrency in general only exists because someone took an intro level course on monetary theory and thought that creating a new form of scarcity currency would somehow dethrone fiat currency. Blockchain theory and crypto algos were merely the ingredients used to create them.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)

This guy's got the right idea

 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Like do Game Execs even understand what the blockchain is? Can't wait for them to start claiming dual GPU setups are essential in gaming rigs/consoles so they can mine Crypto while still making their their ego stroking AAA spectacle games.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Like do Game Execs even understand what the blockchain is? Can't wait for them to start claiming dual GPU setups are essential in gaming rigs/consoles so they can mine Crypto while still making their their ego stroking AAA spectacle games.

Pretty sure a lot of them do, at least enough to find their own spin on the grift. One of the proposed use-cases for NFT assets in gaming is to have "ownership" of in-game items that you purchase from the publisher, so that you can resell to other people for real money. Yeah, that thing that MMOs ban you for? They want to legitimize it, probably by taking a fee out of every such transaction. Another proposed scenario is some sort of global gaming ecosystem where you buy an asset in one game, and you can take it to a whole different game and use it there, Wreck-It Ralph style. Nevermind that this is an utterly laughable idea that would require massive infrastructure and code development coordination between all studios that buy into it, it would basically homogenize the medium and turn it into goo.
 
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