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Neo is a HODLer
By now, you’ve in all probability heard of NFTs sufficient to have an opinion about them, and, because it seems, so has Keanu Reeves.
Keanu Reeves doesn’t get the NFT hype both. Watch our full interview right here:
NFTs permit you to purchase and promote possession of distinctive digital gadgets and maintain observe of who owns them utilizing the blockchain. NFT stands for “non-fungible token,” and it could actually technically include something digital, together with drawings, animated GIFs, songs, or gadgets in video video games. An NFT can both be one-of-a-kind, like a real-life portray, or one copy of many, like buying and selling playing cards, however the blockchain retains observe of who has possession of the file.
NFTs have been making headlines recently, some promoting for tens of millions of {dollars}, with high-profile memes like Nyan Cat and the “deal with it” sunglasses being put up for public sale. There’s additionally lots of dialogue in regards to the huge electrical energy use and environmental impacts of NFTs. Should you (understandably) nonetheless have questions, you’ll be able to learn by means of our NFT FAQ.
In our interview with him and fellow The Matrix icon Carrie-Ann Moss, Alex Heath requested the actors about their emotions on cryptocurrency, NFT collectibles, and the idea of digital shortage. Keanu — described in this 2019 Vox profile of his Keanaissance as a “relatable geek” — had, in fact, a relatable response (tweeted earlier by David Zhou).
He laughed.
And never just a bit both, as the thought of digital trinkets conveying possession regardless that the precise content material stays, as he says, “easily reproduced” is sufficient to have Neo himself bent over on the waist. When he recovered, he requested Moss in the event that they’re getting a lower from the gross sales, so possibly he’ll take it extra severely as soon as somebody tweets relentlessly at him in regards to the superb potential of good contracts.
It’s not like Reeves doesn’t know in regards to the blockchain, as he additionally stated he owns cryptocurrency {that a} good friend purchased for him. Nevertheless, he’s all about HODLing and isn’t actively buying and selling any of it but. Yow will discover out extra about their ideas on the metaverse, explaining The Matrix to teenagers who don’t suppose residing in an entirely digital actuality is a scary concept, and Warner Bros.’ missed videogame alternatives within the almost 19-minute interview here.
I do not suppose you perceive digital shortage, Mr. Anderson.
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