Updates

  • 27.04.2021 Kyle McDonald has been doing more research on “Per-Transaction footprint responsibility models. The model that I use is what he calls “model_gas”. In his analysis he looks at eight different models, which range from 1/2 of what I calculate in this article, up to 4x to 8x higher. His report is worth a read for those wanting to get into more detail.


In under half a year, one artist’s multi-edition NFTs have a footprint of 260 MWh, 160 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Updates

  • 22.01.2021 More accurate (based on Gas) figures for NiftyGateway
  • 23.01.2021 Anonymized all data. For verification purposes only, details available upon request
  • 10.02.2021 Moved some footnotes (e.g. ETH2) to main body
  • 26.02.2021 A much shorter summary of this article has been published in the online publication Flash Art under the title “Toward a New Ecology of Crypto Art: A Hybrid Manifesto
  • 01.03.2021 Added new section to end: Additional Notes
  • 27.04.2021 Kyle McDonald has been doing more research on “Per-Transaction footprint responsibility models. The model that I use is what he calls “model_gas”. In his analysis he looks at eight different models…


“Reducible Complexity”, 2013. https://www.memo.tv/portfolio/reducible-complexity/
“Simple Harmonic Motion #5R”, 2019 http://www.memo.tv/portfolio/simple-harmonic-motion/


You haven’t built / you’re not collaborating with “An Artificial Intelligence”.

http://www.memo.tv/portfolio/meet-your-creator/





“The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche


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