Tuesday 7 November 2023
Monday 6 November 2023
Just a few years ago NFTs were going to be the new Bitcoin and were being heralded as an amazing investment opportunity.
But they are not doing so well in 2023. In fact people seem to be saying the bloody things are now worthless and all the gullible numpties who bought them got stiffed
According to a new report by dappGambl that reviewed data from NFT Scan and CoinMarketCap, 69,795 out of 73,257 NFT collections have a market cap of 0 Ether, leaving 95% of those holding NFT collections – or 23 million people – with worthless investment.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a form of crypto asset that is used to certify ownership and authenticity of a digital file including an image, video or text.
The report comes nearly two years after the craze for NFTs swept up celebrities and artists alike, with many rushing to purchase NFT collections of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Matrix avatars.
In March 2021, the crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi made headlines when he paid $2.9m for an NFT of the first tweet from the former Twitter boss Jack Dorsey. Meanwhile, in December 2021, the former first lady launched an NFT collection named Melania’s Vision which included a limited edition digital artwork of her eyes.
Not that NFT's were ever going to have any real purpose or long term value:
These are the ten most expensive NFT's of all time:
10. Stay Free – $5.27 Million
Stay Free is the tenth most expensive NFT ever sold.
The Stay Free NFT came into existence when NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, entered the NFT bandwagon in April 2021. The Stay Free NFT covers the entirety of the 2015 Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision in ACLU v. Clapper, which ruled that the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities violated the laws.
“Emerging applications of cryptography can play an important role in supporting our rights,” Snowden had mentioned during the announcement of his own NFT. He further went on to add that the funds from the auction will allow the Foundation to develop privacy-protecting encryption, ensuring press freedom.
It was bought by PleasrDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization.
Stay Free portrays Snowden against the text of the hearing with his signature on the bottom right, which is a one-of-its-kind artwork. Snowden went on to sell the artwork for $5.27 million and donated the proceeds to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which is a non-profit that advocates for free speech and press freedom around the world. It is produced using open-source software.
9. Save Thousands of Lives – $5.23 Million
This artwork was sold to programmer Paul Graham at a charity auction. This artwork aims to help fund Noora Health’s efforts with new mothers in South Asia by teaching them how to take care of their babies once they get home from hospitals.
Noora Health has been working with more than 165 hospitals in the region and works with the families of the new mothers, by educating them on how to keep the mother and the baby healthy and safe.
This artwork was sold for $5.1 million or 1,337 ETH, saving lives at a cost of $1,235 for every life saved.
8. World Wide Web Source Code – $5.4 Million
Sir Tim Berners Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web decided to explore the NFT ecosystem when he decided to sell an NFT that consisted of the original source code for the web. It’s an artistic representation of the web source code, bundled together as an NFT.
The artwork which was titled “This Changes Everything” went on sale at Sotheby’s with critics complaining about the same. Many said that this went against the web’s decentralized nature.
However, the sale went on ahead and garnered $5.4 million. Interestingly, days after the artwork was sold, someone pointed out a coding error in the artwork sold.
7. CryptoPunk #5217 – $5.59 Million
The CryptoPunk #5217 is one of the 24 ape punks wearing a knitted hat and a gold chain. Features on the #5217, our second CryptoPunk on the list, are considered to be quite rare and unique by the Punk enthusiasts as well.
The CryptoPunk #5217 is currently owned by the address 0xe30161 and isn’t up for sale.
6. Ocean Front – $6 Million
The Ocean Front is an artwork by graphic designer NFT artist Mike Winkelmann, popularly known as Beeple.
Ocean Front tries to create awareness around climate change and showcases a tree sitting atop cargo containers in the middle of the ocean. What makes Ocean Front one of the most popular NFTs is the way it highlights a real-world social problem.
Justin Sun, Founder and CEO of the Tron Foundation won the winning bid for the artwork at around $6 million. The proceeds from the Ocean Front sale are going to benefit the Open Earth Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to avoid the existential risk of climate change.
The Open Earth Foundation is working on “raising assets to foster an imaginative open advanced framework for further developed administration of planet Earth helping track straightforwardly the worldwide advancement on the Paris Agreement to keep away from the existential danger of environmental change.”
The artwork was sold on Nifty Gateway.
5. Crossroad – $6.66 Million
Another one from the drawing board of Beeple is Crossroads. Back when it was sold in February 2021, it remained the most expensive piece of digital art ever sold for a brief amount of time.
Crossroad is an artwork focused on the US elections, and supposedly showcases a defeated Donald trump lying in the background after the 2020 results. However, it was supposed to showcase him wearing a crown, had he won.
The NFT was sold for $6.66 million by Nifty Gateway, which brokered the deal between the original owner of the artwork and an anonymous buyer. It was sold at 10x of its original price within four months of its initial purchase.
4. CryptoPunk #3100 – $7.51 Million
Yet another CryptoPunk on the list is CryptoPunk #3100, which was sold for $7.51 million. The #3100 is one of the rarest CryptoPunks, known as the alien punks, and sports a headband. It was sold for 4,200 ETH or $7.51 million in March 2021.
Out of the 10,000 Cryptopunks out there, there are 9 alien aliens, that make them enviable amongst the NFT enthusiasts.
3. CryptoPunk #7804 – $7.56 Million
At $7.56 million, CryptoPunk #7804 is one of the 9 aliens, similar to the one mentioned above. The person behind the sale of this NFT was Dylan Field, the CEO of design software Figma.
Sold in March 2021, the #7804 sports three accessories- a forward cap, shades, and a pipe. The pipe adds to the rarity of this NFT.
2. CryptoPunk #7523 – $11.8 Million
This appalling picture of a CryptoPunk in a face nappy sold for $11.8 million proving that NFT market is utterly retarded...
"It sports a face mask that provides it a sense of relevance during COVID-19. Moreover, it comes from the group of 9 Alien CryptoPunks. The face mask adds to the uniqueness, making it the only Alien Punk with a mask"
Great that makes it extra cool!
1. Everydays: The First 5000 Days – $69.3 Million
The winner of the most expensive NFTs ever sold is Everydays: The First 5000 Days by Mike Winkelmann which was sold at Christie’s.
Everydays is an artwork that represents a collage of 5,000 of Beeple’s earlier artworks he made every day in the last 5,000 days. Mike Winkelmann stated that he was inspired by British artist Tom Judd and began with the Everydays project on 1t May 2007. The artwork consists of images ordered chronologically with some of the images actually being hand-drawn. It was purchased by Vignesh “MetaKovan Sundaresan.
The second-highest bidder for Everydays was Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, who was snipped at $60.2 million by Sundaresan.
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Sunday 5 November 2023
Every year on November the 5th, we used to have a huge public celebration of blowing up politicians with lots of bombs. It was called Guy Fawkes.
Saturday 4 November 2023
Five years ago I seemed to know all sorts of things that I'm not so certain of now. While I did make quite a few accurate predictions back then, I probably wouldn't have anticipated I'd end up saying that.
And watching some podcasts lately I've come to the conclusion that the longer they drag on for, the less worthwhile stuff is actually said. They used to typically be about 15 to 45 minutes long and that was plenty long enough. But now, many of them are going on for hours. If someone can't say their piece in under an hour they are wasting everyone's time.
Like a bunch of fat whales queuing up at McDonald's for a big feed of shit, most of what we are getting served online is not doing us any good. It's time for a better diet!
Here is a really good 26 minute podcast/audio where Amazing Polly totally nails it:
I just watched this and it was great to see someone online expressing this - what she says here is the point I'm up to myself, and I get the feeling she is for real in this one, because I recognize the tone of her voice!
Although personally I don't trust Jim Carrey an inch, and I think "The Truman Show" was the illuminati doing one of their reveals (she doesn't mention that part).
Friday 3 November 2023
"The Rock" AKA. Dwayne Johnson, is a 6-foot-5 ex wrestler who has also acted in some B-grade American action movies like "The Fast and the Furious" so he is quite famous in some circles.
I did say I was going to stop going on about trannies, but I just saw a photo of "The Rock" with his "wife"and it was all just too much!
Thursday 2 November 2023
Wednesday 1 November 2023
To celebrate my 25th anniversary of having a BLOG (and I don't even remember calling them "BLOGS" back in 1998, I think we just called them "WEBSITES"), I have had a month off all online posting, avoiding all social media use as well.
I'VE BEEN SHADOW BANNED
Shadow banning is a bit of a harsh spanking, but I've come to see the entire internet as a giant sea of controlled AI traffic, and I'm far from confident there is much I can do to work around this level of deep censorship. Basically, if anything is popular, that's probably because "THEY" want us to see it. Maybe, that is how it's always been, in one form or another, for hundreds of years.
So a question I've been pondering over the past month is: "Is it worthwhile to keep posting content online if barely anyone ever sees it?" And there are two answers to that question, depending on how I look at. If I care whether it is seen by anyone, then probably not, but if it is mainly just for my own entertainment, then probably yes.
To just throw content out there, without a care in the world, would be quite fun really. And like casting a message in a bottle out into the ocean, who knows where it might end up. The important thing is that I need to have no attachment to the outcome. My days of trying to "grow" any sort of audience are clearly over.
USING BLOGGER MAKES THINGS NICE AND SIMPLE
The Blogger platform is fairly well designed. Ignoring the censorship aspects and looking only at how convenient it is for knocking out quick blog posts, it's great in fact. I used to use it way back 20 years ago and it's still my favourite blogging front end. The fact that it hasn't changed for so long is a big part of that convenience.
Although I hate Google and regard them as the enemy, if I use their Blogger platform (but also do a monthly backup copy of everything I post there, re-posted on my Wordpress.org blog which is hosted on my own server space), I guess I can have the convenience of a really easy to use daily blogging platform, combined with some level of censorship resistance.
Essentially, my use of the entire internet follows that same pattern. I realise the internet is owned and run by the deep state, but I still find some of it useful, and choose to keep using it.
So I have decided to continue posting some stuff online mainly for my own entertainment, and to that end, the Blogger platform is really handy, even if virtually nobody ever sees my shadowy little www.sift.co.nz or www.frot.co.nz blogs. That's too bad, but these days posting online is more like writing a personal diary entry than an onstage performance...
The alt media is just as fake as the mainstream media because "they" (the globalist/zionist/freemason/illuminati/satanist/bankers) play both sides.
flows of traffic on the internet are mainly AI, so the hits are mostly
imaginary, and popularity is just another illusion that is being used as a
mind programming tactic.
All the commentators who appear to be popular are working for the globalist agenda, either promoting the narrative or resisting the narrative, but either way the content is always focusing on the narrative.
I no longer really care what other people think, I mainly care what is going on in my own mind. So if I post anything online, the primary audience is myself. And I'm no longer going to give a toss about hits, or the absence of them, they were probably mostly imaginary anyway, and I'm blogging for an audience of one (me).
days of doing long blog posts are mostly over, now I feel more inclined
to just do short posts with a few pictures. They will probably have
more in common with shopping lists than novels.
A NEW BLOGGING SYSTEM
My new system for blogging is nothing flash, but what I plan to do, when so inclined, is make some quick notes on JOPLIN, then copy them to BLOGGER, adding some pictures to make them into a blog post, and once a month copy the whole lot over to WORDPRESS into one big monthly post.
QUICKIE IS A PRETTY USELESS TAG REALLY
So why on earth do I use it on www.sift.co.nz so much? Just about every post on Sift is tagged quickie, but realistically, nobody is going to be searching for a quickie.
There is a method to my madness. Each month I plan to post a compilation post on www.frot.co.nz, where all my quickie posts are compiled into one monthly full length post. When I hit the "quickie" tag I see a feed with all my short posts, and can more easily copy them to Frot.
So the "quickie" tag is essentially just a way to leave out all my longer posts and any posts that are really just links to my longer Frot posts, because they are the only ones that don't have the quickie tag. Everything else does.
Like everything on this blog it is aimed to enhance my personal convenience, and it's quite handy really.
AN ARCHIVE OF MOULDY OLD BLOG POSTS.
Like everyone who has been online since the dawn of time, (the nineties), I have left a trail if old content. Sometimes I think of it as my life's work. But it's time to move on, and the first thing I have to admit is that whatever audience I ever had is mostly long gone.
There are more than 800 old posts on my www.frot.co.nz blog, but I'm not generally reading them myself, and I don't really think anyone else is. Most of the hits on that blog are people (or bots) looking at a few galleries of trannies. Trannies can be a bit of a laugh sometimes, but in all honesty, going on about trannies is probably not my best work.
As part of my clear out, I've decided to go short and sharp. No more writing long blog posts, no more dicking around on social media or blockchains, and no more watching podcasts, I'm over all of it. If it can't be said in a few lines then we are just endlessly blathering on, and all that long winded verbosity could bore the legs off a donkey.
To all the people who are just now realizing that he entire narrative is fake, you are starting out on an interesting ride. But I've been on it for 25 years, and it's time for me to start a new ride. It may not be easy to do overnight, but I'm going to have a crack at making a big change this month. October was the prepping and in November I will be flipping a big mental switch!