Let the Right-Clicking Begin

In the spirit of The Pirate Bay, a popular piracy site from the past, Geoffrey Huntley has created The NFT Bay: a repository containing 15 terabytes of JPEGs (NFT images). The site asks, “Did you know that a NFT is just a hyperlink to an image that’s usually hosted on Google Drive or another web 2.0 host?” It goes on to say, “As web2.0 webhosts are known to go offline (404 errors) this handy torrent contains all of the NFT’s so that future generations can study this generation’s tulip mania and collectively go… ‘WTF? We destroyed our planet for THIS?!'”

Yes, you can now download every NFT that has been minted with one click. You won’t own them, of course, but you’ll have them. To Mr. Huntley’s point, his service is for your convenience; you can (and could) always right-click and download the content referenced by (or “attached” to) any NFT, which is where Mr. Huntley’s “tulip mania” comment comes from.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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