Tweet mocking how little worth NFTs have … is was $5K NFT


Twitter consumer Lauren Walker tweeted a message claiming she was “stealing” nonfungible tokens, solely to have crypto-Twitter flip round and mint her phrases right into a token itemizing for 1000’s of {dollars}.

In an Oct. 2 submit on Twitter, Walker mockingly mentioned her present assortment of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, was valued at greater than $8 trillion provided that she claimed she has right-clicked on the pictures and saved them to her drive. The message ignores the verifiable shortage underpinning tokenizing photographs and paintings, however Walker mentioned she had “an actual job” and dismissed criticism from the group.

In response, at the least two crypto customers have taken screenshots of Walker’s message and replies, minted them as NFTs, and listed them for public sale on the OpenSea market. Bidding for one from consumer CaptainFantastic underneath the identify “have enjoyable staying poor” is at present as much as 1.5 Ether (ETH), or roughly $5,100 on the time of publication. One other from consumer Clown World NFT has but to obtain any bids.

The thrust of Walker’s argument is seemingly comprehensible to somebody with out a working information of NFTs, in that tokenizing the picture makes it distinctive and primarily offers it worth for somebody prepared to assign it worth in a manner an peculiar JPG or GIF by no means can. Final month, a YouTuber traded a totally useful Tesla Roadster for a single NFT estimated to be value $100,000. Digital artist Mike Winkelmann, also called Beeple, famously offered considered one of his items as an NFT for $69 million in March.

“I get so pumped by these sort of reactions,” mentioned Twitter consumer travellintoddy in response to Walker’s tweet. “It reveals that the NFT group are so early. It is like piling on social media in 2003 as a result of why would not you simply go see your pals reasonably than on-line.”’

Others together with consumer Sergey Pshenichkin in contrast Walker’s argument to the wonderful artwork world:

“That is mainly the identical as making a joke that you simply stole the Mona Lisa by taking {a photograph} of it.”

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Although there’s actually cash to be made within the NFT market, it’s seemingly topic to the identical sort of volatility seen in cryptocurrency costs. Knowledge from Dune Analytics reveals the day by day OpenSea buying and selling quantity was greater than 34,070 ETH on Oct. 3, and mainstream corporations together with Visa have even invested in NFT collectibles like CryptoPunks.