Not Found Tokens

Not Found Tokens
100,000 Billboards CryptoAds

By taking advantage of NFT characteristics, the artist wants 100,000 people on the blockchain to own her work for a period of time, but not forever. This is a completely new concept.


The artist airdropped the art works to 100,000 users, however, something interesting happened when a total of 2050 pieces were airdropped, major NFT platforms, both OpenSea and Rarible, blacklisted the works contract, and users who received the works were unable to see the contents either on auction platforms or in the wallets if using Opensea SDK. In other words, the CryptoAds artworks were blocked by both OpenSea and Rarible without any explanation.

艺术家对10万个用户进行空投,然而在空投到2050枚的时候,有趣的事情发生了,OpenSea与Rarible两个主要NFT平台都将作品合约列入黑名单,收到作品的用户无法在拍卖平台以及使用了Opensea SDK的钱包内看到作品内容。也就是说,CryptoAds这件艺术作品被OpenSea与Rarible在没有任何理由的情况下封锁了。

Since the content of an artwork can be manipulated, through the act of front-end blocking, or error 404, this act should be examined as a form of censorship. A platform that is supposed to provide services for crypto assets has shown behavior that goes against the ideology of the crypto community. Isn’t this act ironic to the supposed “decentralizing” block chain technology?

既然该作品的内容是可变的,那么前端屏蔽也就是 Error 404 这个行为就构成了一种审查。在一个标榜为加密资产提供服务的平台内,竟然出现了反加密社区精神的专断行为,这是否对区块链的“去中心化”构成一种讽刺?

So the artist redefined her work in a smart way: she updated the name, details, links and images of NFT to those contents shown on the OpenSea 404 page, expanding the meaning of NFT to “Not Found Tokens” in English. However, along with the idea of Web3 (decentralized Internet) taking root in public and decentralized services keep growing, these once-blocked NFTs will reappear in decentralized media someday in the future. At that time, people will rediscover the “NFT” in their wallets and reflect on the core ideology of Crypto.

于是艺术家通过一个巧妙的方式,将其作品进行了重定义:艺术家将NFT的名称、详情、链接和图像分别更新为OpenSea 404页面所展示的内容,使NFT的英文含义拓展为“Not Found Tokens”。然而,随着Web3(去中心化互联网)理念的深入人心以及去中心化服务的壮大,这些曾经被封杀的NFT都会在未来某天的去中心化媒体内重见天日。届时大家会发现自己钱包内的“NFT”,并反思加密精神的本质。

This work has generated a lot of discussion within the community, prompting people to think over the right to confiscate the freedom of artistic creation from the front page, and the issues of blockchain decentralization being manipulated by central institutions, etc.