How do non-fungible tokens work, what are the risks, and how do NFTs fit within the landscape of investments.
Topics covered include:Investing in physical art versus cryptoartHow NFTs work on the ethereum blockchainHow Ethereum differs from BitcoinWhat is the purpose of investing and are NFTs investmentsHow much energy do cryptocurrencies and the financial system consumeWhat are the risks of NFTsThanks to Amazon Pharmacy and SmartAsset for sponsoring the episode.
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Want to Buy an NFT? Here’s What to Know by Amber Burton—The Wall Street Journal
From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound by Erin Griffith—The New York Times
NFTs, explained by Mitchell Clark—The Verge
HERE IS THE ARTICLE YOU CAN SEND TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAY “BUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITH CRYPTOART WILL BE SOLVED SOON, RIGHT?” by Everest Pipkin
39% of PoW mining is powered by renewables – Cambridge University Cryptoasset study by Gareth Jenkinson—The Daily Chain
Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index
Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index—Digiconomist
Ethereum Energy Consumption Index (beta)—Digiconomist
The Bitcoin vs Visa Electricity Consumption Fallacy by Carlos Domingo—Hacker Noon
How much would you pay for a virtual sofa? by Anne Quito—Quartz
The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return by Mihir Desai
Techno-optimism, behaviour change and planetary boundaries by Adair Turner—Keele World Affairs Lectures on Sustainability
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