21 Flavors of Lorem Ipsum: How I built a book as a website and minted it as an NFT on Cardano

I’ve been working on a way to create literary NFTs, or at least NFTs with significant literary components, with HTML and CSS. Basically to demonstrate that NFTs aren’t just JPGs. They can also be books, articles, short stories, screenplays, musical scores, etc.

So far, I’ve minted an article, a four-page magazine template, and an album for the 04 variants of Atmosfear Destroyed. On Thursday, I minted the prototype of a book of 83,012 words.

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what Cardano FTs mean for the dissemination of knowledge

Cardano NOODZ has been working hard to start what I think is the most incredible project on Cardano — The Alexandria Project.

Here is its library collection so far, covering multiple topics. It might look like another web page with grid of image thumbnails on it. But what you’re looking at is part of the future of publishing.

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why I’m moving the Love Machine project to Tezos

After long and careful deliberation, I’ve made a decision about the future of Love Machine. After I finish and mint the remaining NFTs in Shorts #2 (there will be 13 singles in total) I will not mint any more Love Machine collections on Cardano until something is done to streamline and decentralize verification.

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new collection of Love Machine PFP CNFTs, and a brand new website for Love

When I scrawled the first set of five Love Machine heads, the goal was simply to experiment with brushes and drawing styles to help me figure out how I wanted to draw the collection. When I was finished with a few of them, I thought they were pretty cool and someone might like them.

That was before I knew PFP (profile pic) NFTs were such a popular category of art in this space. Now that I’ve seen how people use them on social media, it makes sense. And I’ve been asked many times when I’ll make more.

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CNFT creators: How to tell if your asset’s policy is valid, and what to do if it’s not

It’s recently come to my attention — because I went down one of my rabbit holes — that some CNFTs are being minted with “unknown” policies. This happened with one that I recently minted.

Since I didn’t get to view or edit the policy prior to the minting process, I didn’t know if it locked, or when, or any of its other attributes. So I looked up the asset on pool.pm and and immediately noticed something wasn’t right when I saw the policy icon.

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[update] Tokhun partners x The Refresh collabaway CNFTs go out today

Since my last post about the Tokhun x The Refresh collabaway, the collection of donated CNFTs grew to 60. That’s 60 CNFTs going out today to 60 randomly-chosen people.

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AmoebidApes swag from Tokhun partner kwillterz has dropped on our front porch

AmoebidApes are, according to their creator, “an undiscovered evolutionary branch formed from a direct genetic link between amoebids and apes.”

Whatever unholy abomination that would really turn out to be, it wouldn’t be nearly as adorable as one of these pocket-sized creatures drawn by Tokhun partner artist kwillterz.

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