wikipedia votes against classifying NFTs as art


a group of editors on wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has voted against categorizing nonfungible tokens (NFT) as a form of art. it all started on the platform the past december. the wikipidia editors were questioning if sales that reached up to 60 million dollars — like pak’s $ 91 million collections and beeple $ 69 million NFT — should be on the list. following a public debate, five wikipedia editors have voted not to classify NFTs as art and just one was opposed.

‘wikipedia really can’t be in the business of deciding what counts as art or not, which is why putting NFTs, art or not, in their own list makes things a lot simpler. there’s a separate issue of artificial price inflation of NFTs, though that’s something that would need to be decided in the NFT list and not here,’ said a wikipedia editor on a talk.

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@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe)
i'm not even going to read the article. i'm just going to say "YEAH" for sanity!
@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson)
Well, the art world is divided. All I can say is that I know artists who dove in head first with zero results. The platform really doesn't democratize the art world. The players are there setting the rules.