Of course Elon Musk’s space tourists brought NFTs to orbit

Of course Elon Musk’s space tourists brought NFTs to orbit
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The four tourists currently orbiting the planet are following a proud space tradition: Packing the rocket with fun stuff to sell or gift upon their return to Earth. NFTs are “minted” using the same blockchain technology that underlies cryptocurrencies, and for the same reason: To create an uncopyable digital item that can be traded and tracked. NFTs have been floating around the internet in various guises for years, but only recently have they become part of the broader art market.

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