Digital art, NFT’s Non Fungible Tokens on the blockchain is starting to smolder on the internet. Artists like myself classically trained and more predominantly not are flocking to the various platforms to authenticate their art most of it digital.
The question I want to look at since finding Facebook at odds with their own Oculus VR Product is saying that this art is virtual and there fore violates Facebooks policy of not selling virtual products but Oculus is a virtual reality experience and does not violate Facebook policies. Really?
Let us look at the definition of ‘virtual’ – COMPUTING not physically existing as such but made by software to appear to do so. “a virtual computer” carried out, accessed, or stored by means of a computer, especially over a network. “a virtual library”
Now Blockchain – A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash.
What I think we need to do is reevaluate digital art that now exists on the blockchain just as we have downloads of music that patrons can buy versus the old way of purchasing physical CD’s. We can now purchase a unique digital work of art just like a song download can be purchased from Amazon, iTunes etc.
If anything violates Facebook’s policy is should be it’s own VR Oculus because your only getting entertainment in virtual reality, besides the hardware to enable this virtual world. Once it’s turned off there is no longer a presence of the virtual environment, while with digital art it’s existence is authenticated and verified on the blockchain.
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