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Monday, August 29, 2022

I Did Not Steal This Gif

There's been another new Booster Gold siting, but rather than sound like someone who doesn't have any idea what he's talking about (because I don't), I'm going to turn today's post over to Booster booster Joe Carlo, who is graciously sharing his latest purchase with us:

Another "Metaverse" sighting. This time it's a Funko Digital NFT card. See below for my Booster Gold and Blue Beetle epic card. There are three versions of this card based on rarity, a common, an uncommon, and an epic. The common shows them static, the uncommon has animation, and the epic has expanded animation(with Skeets).

gif of NFT owned by Joe Carlo, reproduced by permission

The Funko Digital Pops are digital trading cards, they were sold in a digital "pack" with several random cards inside. I think they sold for 9.99 a pack on drop day [at digital.funko.com]. The DC cards sold out right away so I had to purchase on the secondary marketplace, AtomicHub.

Had to set up a Wax.io cloud wallet — Wax is the blockchain these NFT's are minted on — and then had to purchase Wax to fund my wallet, then was able to purchase individual cards or packs on the marketplace.

Also have a mobile app called TokenHead to view the NFT's on my phone that are in my wallet.

It's all very confusing and I am still figuring it out, setting up the wallet and funding it was the hard part, took several attempts and lost a couple dollars purchasing the wrong kind of Wax, Wax p or Wax e or something, still don't quite understand it all, purchasing on the marketplace was easy after that.

Got all three versions of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle along with some other great DC characters.

You can see a lot of the Funko X DC digital trading cards at digital.funko.com/drop/39/dc-series-1/catalog.

I admit, my initial reaction to this revelation was that digital trading cards sound like a lot of trouble. But are they really any more effort than buying a piece of cardboard that that you've got to seal in plastic and store in a dark, cool, dry safe for the rest of your life? Maybe the old ways aren't better just because they're old.

Anyway, I feel I should be clear that the gif above is *not* Joe's actual NFT. I know because I asked him.

No, its not the NFT itself, just a copy, please use. The NFT I "own" has a specific and limited mint number associated with it verifiable on this wax crypto blockchain and attached to my "wallet". Whatever that means. lol

Great! Everyone wins. Joe gets to own a cool collectible, and we still get to look at a [reasonable] reproduction of it — just like owning a coffee table book of a museum's fine art collection.

Thanks, Joe!

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