WHAT IS THIS?
It's called cryptoart and it's bleeding edge, hair on fire kinda stuff. To be honest I'm barely keep'n up,, as are most people. There is a lot of excitement about the possibilites that the blockchain presents. I really have no clue as to whether it's all going to take off or not, but that's how people reacted in the early days of the internet. So, what the hell, let's do this!
WHAT IS THE BLOCKCHAIN?
The blockchain holds the permanent record of ownership and each time a token is sold or transferred the blockchain is updated to reflect the new owner. Collectors are excited about OWNING a quantifiable work of digital art. According to google the blockchain is "a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain".
WHAT AM I COLLECTING?
You are owning a very quantifiable piece of the Flaming Lips Origins collection that includes both a physical token (printed certificate of authenticity with the token ID) and a NFT on the blockchain that proves your ownership.
I CAN JUST SEE IT ONLINE, RIGHT?
I feel very much the same as others who have said "this is for people who are interested in COLLECTING artwork, which is a very different experience. i want people to feel like they can truly own, collect, and display this artwork in a way that feels more exciting and engaging than just viewing a picture on instagram.".