NFT has become a household name in 2022, and these so-called "digital collectibles" experienced a rapid rise in 2021.
In short, NFT has taken its place in the world. Through NFT, digital artists are getting the recognition they deserve. When it comes to seeing it as "art," however, people seem divided.
Wikipedia seems to be categorising NFT as "non-art". And this may be a tragedy for NFT, which is booming in the current art field. However, this is exactly what happened recently on social media platforms.
According to the debate on Wikipedia, there seems to be a growing tendency for NFT to be officially classified as "non-art". User-generated Wikipedia is currently voting against classifying NFT as an art form, and much of the discussion revolves around whether NFT stands for art.
Some in the community believe that NFT is merely a marker of separation from the underlying art, and some feel that there is a lack of reliable information to define NFT as art。
Of the community members who participated in the debate, six editors opposed the inclusion of NFT as art, while none supported NFT sales as art. Needless to say, given wikipedia's global reach, this could cause a certain amount of confusion.
And it all started at the end of December 2021. In fact, some NFT sales exceeded $90 million, but despite that, there seems to be a consensus in the NFT community to remove famous works from the list of top art sales.
For example, Pak's $91 million NFT series and Beeple's $69 million NFT were both removed and later hotly debated.
Gemmi's management trainee "Duncan Cock Foster" tweeted:"Wikipedia, as a globally recognized truth, breaks precedent if a portion of NFT is classified as' non-art 'The rest of NFT could easily be deemed 'non-art', which would be too costly for people around the world。”
NFT supporter Griffin Cock Foster, co-founder of Nifty Gateway, reiterated the same point, asserting, "It's a mess that wikipedia editors don't think NFT is art. Not all NFT is art. NFT is a flexible medium, but a lot of it is 100 percent art."
According to NFT collector Duncan Cock Foster, the NFT community needs to come together to demonstrate its great potential.
Duncan Cock Foster says,"The best way to define this is to educate experienced Wikipedia editors. You can edit the page, but Wikipedia's reputation should not be compromised. We need experienced editors."
In addition, the decentralized Web3.0 encyclopedia Everipedia helps improve the situation, and he thinks platforms should compare NFT to art.
According to Everipedia,"The Everipedia editor is an encyclopedia that supports art and innovation on Web3.0。”
Still, this isn't wikipedia's first discussion of Crypto. Anti-crypto activist and Wikipedia senior editor David Gerard featured prominently in the discussion, removing an entry about Power Ledger, an Australian blockchain software company.