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@xj9 but it's not the same because then you are asking the artist to mint the token, exchange a volatile asset to currency they can use, and engage in a electrically hungry transaction. None of which is required to just send them some money, which they can use right away and has no other requirements.

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@emenel @xj9 I use NFTs to find artists I like, establish a relationship with them, and semi-frequently, commission original works through more traditional payment methods. I know it kind of sucks that it's like this, but sometimes less than ideal ways end up being the most pragmatic ways to get things done. Right now artists are, many for the first time, finding their audiences and making real money. For them it is a godsend and for the rest of us we can just right-click and save and enjoy some good new art for free.
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