Bitcoin recently hit a market cap of 1 trillion dollars. I had ignored the crypto bells for longer than I should have, but the emergence of a digital, immutable store of value is a necessary counterpart to our centralized banking system. There is one type of cryptocurrency that’s been getting a lot of hype more recently, called the Non-Fungible Token. At its core, the NFT is a digital file that lives on the blockchain - it can represent anything, including art and digital collectibles. While the blockchain is meant to securely store transaction history, it also has emerged as a store of ownership, including such assets.
I’m sure this will play a role in the passion economy, as individuals begin to sell scarce digital assets as part of their brand.