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BLOCKCHAIN: NFT IN ART ON THE INTERNET

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On March 11, 2021, the artist Mike Winkelmann, sold a collage of computer illustrations for 69 million $  - simply because that collage came attached to a digital certificate called an NFT.

Since then, artists and musicians worldwide have joined the NFT gold rush.

One of them is the Danish artist Jonas Kasper Jensen who is a fellow researcher at the European Blockchain Center at IT University of Copenhagen.

At the European Blockchain Center,  Jonas is researching the impact NFTs have on the art world, by implementing NFT technology into his artistic practice and analyzing how the technology impacts the art community.

In this video, we visit Jonas at the Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, where his paintings are exhibited. Jonas will tell us about what an NFT is and how he uses it in his art.

In the video, you will also meet Professor Roman Beck who is Head of the European Blockchain Center at IT University of Copenhagen.

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An NFT is a nonfungible token - a digital certificate of ownership and authenticity stored on a blockchain. The NFT can be attached to any kind of object, that you can sell and trade on the internet. It can’t be changed or lost because it lives on a blockchain. 

For more information: 
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