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What is the carbon footprint of an NFT?

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  • Artists using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to sell their work have been the target of backlash from climate activists who argue that blockchain-based art emits too much carbon dioxide.
  • What is the carbon footprint of an NFT? The answer is as philosophical as it is technical.
Calculating the carbon footprint of an NFT-based artwork is a philosophical exercise as much as it is a technical one.

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