Non-fungible tokens (NFT) have exploded in popularity in the past year. But what are they, really?
“NFT All-Stars,” CoinDesk’s new animated series, brings together a star-studded panel of investors, curators and innovators to debate, explain and laugh about all things NFTs. The hosts are the true OGs of NFTs: Blockade Games CEO Marguerite deCourcelle; EDM innovator, DJ and NFT artisan BT; ClubNFT CEO Artnome; and Highstreet co-founder Jenny Guo.
Joining this episode is Pete Holmes, stand-up comedian known for "The Pete Holmes Show" and "Crashing.” Holmes and the hosts imagine the possibilities for NFTs in the entertainment industry. Last year, Holmes embarked on a NFT-comedy fusion exploration with "Non-Fungible Jokin'," the world's first live NFT comedy special.
NFTs were all the rage in 2021, with digital collectibles like Bored Apes and CryptoPunks rapidly becoming status symbols for the new rich. Then the digital and traditional art worlds collided head-on when a Beeple collection sold for millions of dollars at Christie's.
NFT visionaries have since pushed the boundaries of what is possible with the new technology, creating NFTs for almost every creative project imaginable. What’s next?