Two Things That Connect Medium and the Blockchain

Some AI-made pixel art on Foundation

Thing #1 is Medium’s shortform and you’re looking at it right now. Something about the magic numbers 150 and 30. There’s more to it, but let’s keep this short!

Thing #2 is NFTs. You know how an artist’s signature makes a limited edition print special and valuable? This is a bit like that, except for digital art through clever use of blockchain technology. The guys at eBoy put some up for auction and so did I — based on that cursed AI pixel art project.

What do these two things have in common? I think they are both part of a noticeably accelerating trend: content value capture on the Internet is democratizing. I’m excited to see where these experiments go next!

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