Kinky Karrot goes NFT

Many artists and brands are currently experimenting with NFTs. Kinky Karrot is now also taking their first curious steps into this new exciting world. Below we've put together some concise explanations and helpful links to help you learn more about NFTs and understand the appeal behind them. If you know already enough click on the button to get to the Kinky Karrot NFTs.

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What are NFTs?

NFTs means Non-Fungible Token. They allow us to offer exciting Kinky Karrot content and allow you to collect and resell. Early crypto artists started experimenting with them 10 years ago. Today they are everywhere and used by artists, collectors and brands. Read here and here about the history of crypto art and NFTs.

Why now NFTs

Many artists and brands are now experimenting with NFTs. Artists want to live from their art. Kinky Karrot wants to encourage experimentation and we are just getting started... exciting times…
If you only have time to read one article, read this one by computational Artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez.

Artist and Curator Diane Drubay explains the significance of what is happening here.

Practical Info on Hic et Nunc can be found here.

This is for the Nerds: 3D artist Leon Nicholls writes about technical stuff.

Where can I find Kinky Karrot NFTs?

Kinky Karrot mints NFTs on Hic et Nunc (HEN), the largest and energy friendly artist-run NFT place on Tezos. You can get to the Kinky Karrot NFTs by clicking the button below.

Kinky Karrot NFTs

But... Aren't NFTs / Blockchains bad for the environment...?!

We appreciate that you are critical because we care a lot about the environment, too. But it seems like you have been misinformed. Please be equally critical about the misinformation you might have read somewhere. In the following we will go more into detail:

Fact is, some blockchains are bad for the environment. But others are not. Zero. Nada. Nothing.
There are mainly two types of blockchains: Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS). Tezos, the one we chose for Kinky Karrot, is PoS: clean and environmentally friendly, it uses almost no energy.
When a tweet costs as much CO2 as an NFT, Kinky Karrot is pleased to make more NFTs.

Here is more information. Or google “Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake”.

Good to know: The most critical and environment-aware artists are on the same platform as Kinky Karrot. Check out for example climate activist and artist Joanie Lemercier.

Critical and environment-aware artists have researched this topic in depth when NFTs took off in the beginning of 2021. Here you can read a critical article from that time.
As a result of months of debate and research they started to put their work on the artist-run energy-friendly platform Hic et Nunc (this is the platform where Kinky Karrot also publishes their NFTs). Here you can find Joanie’s NFTs .

Here are some well-known artists from their initiative.

Here is an article by Artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez. READ IT.

And here is an inspiring message from artist Veqtor.

Still questions? Here is the Link to Clean NFTs.

So at this point there is absolutely no doubt that our NFTs do not have any more negative impact on the environment than a post on Instagram for example. We celebrate #GreenNFT #CleanNFT, yet we understand a few people have been misinformed or still have outdated information. That's fine, we all are learning new things every day.