Then there's the added problem that crypto-art platforms almost always offer a new site for cultural commerce without fundamentally challenging the extractive and individualizing structure of the art market. You have to enter all of these “opportunities” as an entrepreneur, never as a collective or even merely a single artist. Are there any cases of these platforms leading to broadly more sustainable artistic practices rather than just a few flashy large payouts for media-savvy big names or early adopters? The hype of a technological magic bullet is easy to spin out into a white paper or press release, but many of the collective demands that would truly nourish art-making and solve many of the problems artists face, like free art school or UBI, don't play into the glamour of the individual art star, even though this figure may be concealed by progressive-seeming language or graphic design.

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