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Merriam-Webster Is Selling the Definition of NFT as an NFT

Gizmodo – Which Means You Can Own… Something, Sort Of: “Content creator Merriam-Webster reigns in glorious relevance: the dictionary is auctioning off its definition of NFT, as an NFT, on OpenSea. The definition is objectively boring, so hell, let’s make it interesting! I’ll run a side bet on the buyer and stake my money on Farzin, the collector who snatched up Disaster Girl and Kevin Roose’s New York Times piece. The proceeds will go to Teach for All, an international network for improving and expanding access to education. (The buyer will not get the tax break.) It’s unclear whether the charity will receive the donation in Ethereum or cash. At the time of writing, the highest bid stands at $17.65. The definition, which went live today, is the one that’s needed explaining and rehashing for months and months until we all got it through our thick skulls:

a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, substituted, or subdivided, that is recorded in a blockchain, and that is used to certify authenticity and ownership (as of a specific digital asset and specific rights relating to it)..”

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