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The Aesthetics Behind NFTs

By Jack Walker - Philosophy Student @ Churchill College, Cambridge


If you spend any degree of time on the internet, you will likely have heard of NFTs or non-fungible tokens. You don’t need to be an expert on NFTs to get at the key issues surrounding their use.

NFTs serve as receipts on a blockchain for transactions where someone buys a digital file. This allows for a public record showing which one is the notional ‘original’ even if many indistinguishable copies exist. Although there are many problems