The Greatartbot Registry is a centralized, mutable ledger that records meaningless links to digital gewgaws.
While different in some key ways, the registry retains all of the NFT characteristics that true crypto enthusiasts love:
- Acquiring a spot on the registry doesn’t transfer any rights in the underlying artwork
- Placing your name on the registry proves you aren’t some intransigent philistine who collects fusty old paintings; you belong to a coterie of digital iconoclasts
- Artwork is stored on private servers that will inevitably disappear and make this registry pointless
- Your parsimonious friends still won’t understand why you’re spending money on a digital object that’s publicly available
- You’re saving the digital arts by creating
- The registry was lovingly crafted ♥ by a bearded white guy in California (full disclosure: @greatartbot relies on code written by women and people of color)
Wow! What’s the catch?
- The registry has a much smaller carbon footprint than the blockchain
- The only way to join the registry is to donate to charity, so the itinerant grifters will miss out this time
- The ledger is centralized (@_arp runs it) and mutable (I could delete the whole thing tomorrow)
Here’s why I made this: https://twitter.com/_ARP/status/1373402867789303810