When I first joined the NFT game in a serious way, starting I believe the day after Valentine’s Day (I was doing it before, but that’s about when I remember it exploding), I began using the nom de guerre NFT Trillionaire, World-Famous Crypto Artist.
I even got an attribution in a “legitimate” news article under that name, about the NFT real estate craze.
According to the Debrief, quoting me:
“The NFT market is all about what people agree on as having value, including things that exist only virtually or digitally,” Timothy Boucher, an NFT artist who goes by ‘NFT Trillionaire, World-Famous Crypto Artist’ online, told The Debrief. “Almost anything can become valuable as an NFT under the right circumstances. It just depends on the people, the moment, and the asset.”
This was, for me, an extremely hyperreal moment, as per the Wikipedia definition:
“Hyperreality is seen as a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended together so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins.”
Interestingly, by the time “the media” had caught up with my use of this persona, it was already waning, as the excitement for the early burst of the NFT cryptoart explosion was beginning to diminish
Anyway, this post is just a place-holder so I can tie this together better later. Sorry to be inconclusive, but /shrug this is blogging! A lot of it is “thinking out loud,” if memory serves…