Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Public Figures Should Stop Luring Their Fans Into the Risky World of NFTs

Anthony Fantano, in an op-ed for the Washington Post:

This is a plea to popular musicians: Please stop herding your young fans into potential crypto and NFT scams. Please, please, please, please, please. That’s six pleases in total, so you know this is pretty serious.

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This isn’t a passion; it’s barely a newfound interest. The whole thing stinks like an astroturfed promotional campaign to generate interest in cheaply made primate doodles.

My only quibble with this is how it should not be limited to musicians — all public figures ought to use their platforms more responsibly and avoid directly or tacitly promoting these questionable financial products.