Between Сrypto Art and Copyright: NFT Tokens as Tools for Confirming the Authenticity of Art Objects
The symbiosis of cryptocurrency and human creative activity can be designated as crypto art (English cryptocurrency – cryptocurrency, art – art), which can now be called a new direction in digital art. The study examines NFT tokens not so much from the point of view of technology, but from the side of art. Digital art has received a tool that has changed our understanding not only about pictures on the Internet, but also about digital objects in general and about the ownership of these digital objects. From the point of view of collecting, Internet art can be called the most problematic form, since it is available to everyone. How to collect something that everyone can copy, because the image can be copied and downloaded for free? Non-interchangeable tokens act as an authentication tool and a tool for confirming the authorship of a work of digital art. Blockchain technology, which was created as a decentralized database for monetary transactions, has become a tool for confirming the authorship and monetization of works by digital artists, through non-interchangeable tokens. Digital art has received the right to be confirmed, and has become a full-fledged investment object.