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NFTs Solve the Internet Riddle of Infinite Reproduction

The Internet made it very easy to copy images, but difficult to know who cast the original.

Can NFTs—non-fungible tokens—can bring digital arts to the masses? 

Yes, say journalist and author Jillian Godsil and co-founder of Cancer NFT Major Dream Williams. “At the end of the day, NFTs are just digital representations for you to tell the world, ‘I own this.’ You can find so many multiple uses for [them], as creative as you can get. That’s really what we’re seeing right now,” says Williams says, who compares the present moment to the earliest days of the Internet.

Godsil says that most things in the world, including herself, are NFTs. Which is to say, they are singular and involve rights of ownership. This insight became lost, she says, when the Internet allowed for an infinite number of digital copies to circulate without any corresponding proof or marker indicating ownership.  

“NFTs," says Godsil, "are a return of the natural order of things for everything online. Now you can mint it as an NFT—as a unique digital asset." 

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