derived products now dematerialized

This Wednesday, April 20, 2022, we were surprised to see an NFT representing Charles de Gaulle appear on Twitter. We explain to you what an NFT is, a dematerialized digital work, its value and what it could possibly become.

Previously, derivative products around the character of General de Gaulle were essential: corkscrews, nutcrackers, shoehornbells, and even box with “Leende ko”. Today, the Internet has taken over and “objects” is now dematerialized.

Complete collection of NFT depicts General de Gaulle, including a portrait currently up for auction that could fetch a minimum of $ 4,300. Not really a surprise for specialists.

“I was not really surprised to see an NFT Charles de Gaulle show up, we hear more and more about it. And de Gaulle is quoted almost every day on social networks, and I’m not talking about quotes by men and women politicians. Her name was mentioned three to four times during the debate between two rounds on Wednesday, April 20th. Florian Philippot even has an iPhone case that bears the image of the general. “ details Diane de Vignemonta historian known on social networks for his specialization in matters concerning de Gaulle.

There are bots on Twitter that take up the daily news by inspiring François Fillon’s words: “Can we imagine General de Gaulle …” All the sauces. We have made De Gaulle a dematerialized figure who is very present in the world today on the internet, simply because it’s easy to be close to either as a gaullist or gaullian. So either by relying on his political convictions and his work, or by relying on his personality (his openness, his love for France, etc.) and the year in which De Gaulle only increased his presence in our daily lives. “ addshe.

In terms of the appearance of NFT (Non-fungible Poletin French : polet non-fungible) Diana af Vignemont expected it from some weather. But maybe you do not know exactly what one NFT specific.

Hellmouth Banner, editor of Journal du Corner, we gave an interview to shed some light on this trend.

“An NFT is a dematerialized work present on Blockchain. What is Blockchain? It is a technology that makes it possible to store and transmit information transparently, securely and without a central control body. NFT works of art therefore have a strong authentication that is impossible to question. Most often, they are accompanied by privileges such as. invitations to private parties or the opportunity to acquire the material works to which they are sometimes attached. Explain Hellmouth Banner.

That NFT appeared in the continuity of the emergence of cryptocurrencies. Strongly rejected, their operating system is above all:Not approved” according to the editor of the Journal du Coin.

“NFTs, Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are scaring people right now. They are systematically linked to the dark web, trafficking, money laundering. Which is concretely false as all financial transactions can be traced from one end to the other. ‘ And the most used money for the various traffic is the dollar. “ he details.

This fear is legitimate for an uninformed. She has been known on every step of the internet.

Hellmouth Banner – Journal du Coin Editor-in-Chief

Before you add: NFTs are part of what is called web 3. A new way of consuming the internet. But when the Internet appeared in the 90s, the fear was exactly the same. In the media, we warned about the dangers of the Internet, we talked about a “network of networks” that funded crime, allowed traffickers and educational criminals to operate. Since the “information tool” was completely omitted. It is only in use that the network 1 has been recognized as useful, of course with its deviations. But drives that definitely did not concern the majority of its users.

Then came web 2 with the look of social networking: HAVE their beginning, it was the same thing we criticized. People were proud to have friends in real life and did not need a screen to see them. We argued that we could already send each other emails. Many did not believe in their development. Today, people who do not have a social network are not many. The creators of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, etc. have become digital and economic giants. “

And that is precisely the economic aspect of the internet which led to the emergence of web 3, thereof part that NFT : Todaypeople’s data, what they consume on the internet, their pictures, their publications no longer belong to them. All data is stored by the economic giants on the Internet. Plagiarism is all the more simple as almost everything is self-service. It is to regain a form of freedom, the possession of its copyrights, that this new way of consuming the internet can be interesting.

In terms of creating NFT around De Gaulle, Hellmouth Banner and hard driveis an influencer specializing in cryptocurrencies not surprised by their emergence.

“Today we find everything and anything in relation to NFT. So you have to be careful. And find out the source behind the work. Whether it is a simple portrait of De Gaulle or a sketch filter has been added, or a quick drawing done on a corner of the table.The value of the work will not necessarily be significant. In short, it is like material art in the world. “Explain hard drivetech and crypto influencer.

Same speech at Hellmouth Banner that adds: Today, 90% of the NFTs that come out will have no value in a few months and may even end up in the trash, including De Gaulle’s portrait. What might be interesting about Grand Charles, on the other hand, is that the Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises memorial will one day come out of the NFT, as some museums do in France and around the world. Museums lack revenue. If at an exhibition to go out, the memorial creates a series of 20 NFTs. This can create an immediate cash flow, but also a future one. We have seen artists and museums make private events where only NFT owners were invited. Then they will continue to invest and it will be a good circle. “

Regarding the digital work representing De Gaulle, which is currently up for auction at 1,444 ethereum (et Ccryptocurrency) that is, $ 4,340, the cryptocurrency specialist remains skeptical and urges caution from the potential buyer. But would not be surprised if other portraits of the general flourish on the sales pages of NFT.

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