Programmer creates “educational” pirate site for JPEG versions of NFT

Amid the rapidly growing interest in non-fungible tokens (NFT) around the world, Australian software developer Jeffrey Huntley has uploaded nearly 18 terabytes of digital artwork to a server, creating a new torrent site for anyone to download – as a “tutorial” on NFT.

Details of the pirate site for the JPEG versions of NFT

The site, called The NFT Bay, was apparently inspired by the Pirate Bay peer-to-peer search service, judging by the similarity of its name and logo. According to pixel time (13:10 UTC), The NFT Bay offers 17.76 terabytes of content, with 342 seeders downloads and 8,319 collectors downloading available images.

Huntley claims to have collected all images related to NFTs minted on the Ethereum (ETH) and Solana (SOL) blockchains.

In his Twitter account, the creator of the project also shared today the statistics of the site, according to which since the launch of The NFT Bay has exceeded 1.2 million visitors.

Huntley calls his latest venture an “educational art project.”

“People are spending millions on instructions for uploading images,” Huntley said on the site. – That’s why you can right-click “Save As” because these are standard images. The image is not saved in the blockchain [nor] in the blockchain contract, ”he said, then added:

“Since web 2.0 web hosts are known to go down, this handy torrent contains all the NFTs so that future generations can learn this generation’s tulip mania and go all together …“ WHAT? We destroyed our planet for THIS ?! ”.

What is the JPEG version of NFT for?

Huntley said he hopes people can use the website to “learn to understand what people are buying when buying NFT art right now is nothing more than instructions on how to access or download an image.” further arguing that most of the images he saw are hosted in web2.0 storage, which is likely to be 404, which means NFT is even less valuable.

In a statement posted on Github, the site’s creator introduced himself, saying that he lives a minimalist van lifestyle that is “slowly moving across Australia,” and that he was previously involved in a small business that ran PC gaming LANs. and hosted, among other things, Australia’s first esports competition.

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