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Sat Apr 30, 2022, 09:28 PM

On NPR today...

I heard a piece about a guy who made up an NFT years ago... without knowing it... and then years later... now...made a whole shitload of money, even though he got conned out of millions.
Did anybody catch that segment?
I was driving in heavy traffic, so I caught the gist, but not the details.
I've searched NPR... no luck.
If anybody caught that, can you tell me some more info so I can track it down?
If I find it, I'll post it.

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albacore Apr 2022 OP
Atticus Apr 2022 #1
albacore Apr 2022 #4
2naSalit Apr 2022 #2
sl8 Apr 2022 #3
2naSalit Apr 2022 #5
sl8 Apr 2022 #6

Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 09:44 PM

1. NFT------"Nifty Fricking Tome"? "Ninety Five Tamales? "Not Funny Toadies"? nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 10:16 PM

4. Non Fungible Tokens are like bitcoin. Somebody says a jpeg is worth $30,000 ...

... in bitcoin or some other imaginary money, and people buy that jpeg.
I have NO idea how any of this makes sense, but listen to the program, and
you might have some idea of how behind people like you and me are.

I think NFTs are like Beanie Babies were.....
But what do I know.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 09:55 PM

2. Here ya go...

This American Life.

It was really interesting.

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/769/the-reluctant-explorer

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 10:13 PM

3. Well done.

That explains why I couldn't find it by searching NPR (it's PRX).

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Response to sl8 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 10:20 PM

5. I listened to it...

When it aired on my local station. It was worth the listen, an amusing tale with a layman's explanation of what NFTs are.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 30, 2022, 10:28 PM

6. It's one of the podcasts I download, although I haven't listened recently.

Sounds like just the thing to listen to tomorrow while I mow the lawn.

Thanks.

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