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Australian Man Just "Pirated" All NFTs on Ethereum and Solana

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Thu, 11/18/2021 - 16:02
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Alex Dovbnya
All NFT images that were minted on Ethereum and Solana are now available on PirateBay
Australian Man Just "Pirated" All NFTs on Ethereum and Solana
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A 17.96 terabyte archive containing public images associated with every single non-fungible token (NFT) minted on top of Ethereum and Solana has appeared on torrent site PirateBay.

Geoffrey Huntley, the software developer from South Australia behind the prank, says that he had to rent a bare-metal server to pull this off, adding that it was "worth it."

The final boss of "right-clickers" says that the gigantic collection of NFT screenshots is meant for others to study "this generation's tulip mania."

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The user's tweet instantly went viral, accumulating over 2,000 likes in an hour.

Expectedly, performing the ultimate rick-click save attracted tons of praise from fellow NFT skeptics. Some even lauded Huntley for actually making NFTs decentralized by means of peer-to-peer torrenting.

The Australian software engineer describes his work as an "art project."

People who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on JPEGs are frequently subject to mockery on social media. Last week, as reported by U.Today, someone made a massive mosaic of a right-clicker from 10,000 NFTs.

In spite of heavy criticism, NFTs keep attracting big celebrity endorsements and big money. OpenSea, the leading NFT marketplace, is reportedly worth $10 billion.

Huntley, despite being highly skeptical of the technology, believes that social media adoption could be a "turning point" for NFTs: 

The utility (and value) of NFT's will be created through social media platforms. For many digital representations is > physical representation and (if/when) Twitter/TikTok (discord backed away from it) roll out the ability to display flair on a social media profile that will be a turning point.    

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.