opensea, rarible, nft, poop emoji, signal, moxie marlinspike, gear, news

TBA via Getty Images

Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of , has created an (non-fungible token) that mocks the entire concept of NFTs. “At my whim, #1,” as the piece is titled, renders differently depending on where you see it. It has a contrasting appearance on NFT marketplaces OpenSea and Rarible, but the real fun will start if and when someone buys it. As noted by , Marlinspike says it will look like a big ol’ poop emoji in the owner’s wallet.

that’s essentially a certificate of authenticity showing that someone owns a digital artwork, music or other collectible. It lives on the blockchain, with the idea that the blockchain’s public ledger adds more security and transparency. Often, though, the media an NFT relates to isn’t on the blockchain. The NFT is effectively a verified link to it.

That’s the aspect of NFTs that Marlinspike is playing off of with “At my whim, #1.” Whoever controls the URL’s destination can change the image at any time. Marlinspike his NFT renders differently depending on the IP or user agent “so the NFT image data isn’t ever consistent, and what you bid on isn’t what you get.”

The description of the NFT on OpenSea and Rarible hints at that. “You may own (?) the results of this function call, but I own the function,” it reads. At the time of writing, the highest bid on the NFT is around $1,067 worth of Ethereum, but Marlinspike can’t be entirely sure that the bidders know what they’re getting into. He asked on Twitter if any bidders would be willing to host an AMA (ask me anything) session and answer queries such as “Is it clear to you that what you’re bidding on will render as Pile of poo emoji in your wallet?”

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Tesla is selling a $1,900 Cyberquad ATV for kids

Tesla Tesla has started selling the Cyberquad, but it’s not the ATV it previewed when it unveiled its electric truck in 2019. No, the Cybersquad you can now buy from the automaker’s store is a much smaller version of the vehicle meant kids — and yes, it actually works. ...

View more: Tesla is selling a $1,900 Cyberquad ATV for kids

Drag Race: Toyota GR Supra Vs Porsche Cayman GTS Vs Alpine A110 S

Can the French, mid-engine Alpine A110 S play with some of the best sports cars Germany and Japan have to offer? Find out below Carwow is back with another one of its epic drag races and this one actually makes quite a bit of sense. Ever since the Alpine A110 ...

View more: Drag Race: Toyota GR Supra Vs Porsche Cayman GTS Vs Alpine A110 S

This 1963 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport 2D Is Very Special and For Sale

This 1963 Chevrolet Grand Sport is a continuation car, built in 2015 and it’s just as authentic as the original. The GM-licensed custom Corvette is looking for a new owner Social media is often the source of information on some of the most epic cars, ever made. With this in ...

View more: This 1963 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport 2D Is Very Special and For Sale

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 11 June 2021

We test the Mk8 VW Golf in Singapore (at last), BMW unveils the new 4 Series Gran Coupe, and there’s an exciting new hot hatchback here that you can’t buy… We drive the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf in Singapore The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf is here at last, and we’ve given ...

View more: CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 11 June 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 25 June 2021

Singapore’s first proper electric bike goes on sale, the team takes a walkthrough of the new Skoda Octavia, we lament an Audi’s impending doom – and the global debut of Ferrari’s first V6 plug-in hybrid Singapore’s first proper, performance electric motorcycle Two firsts: The Energica EsseEsse9+ and the Mercedes-Benz ...

View more: CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 25 June 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 2 July 2021

We drive a S$200,000 rally-bred Toyota hot hatch, as well as Mercedes-Benz’s first full EV to go on sale in Singapore, while the team brings you a video review of the new Volkswagen Golf Here’s why this S$200k Toyota hatchback is a bargain The Toyota GR Yaris is one ...

View more: CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 2 July 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 18 June 2021

Skoda launches its new Octavia and we get our first impressions with a quick drive, Mercedes-Benz’s first EV is here, why you should consider a Kia Stonic, and BMW helps you find your dream BMW virtually Skoda launches the fourth-generation Octavia, and we give our first impressions Skoda this ...

View more: CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 18 June 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Bi-Weekly Roundup – 23 July 2021

BMW’s first all-electric SUV is now on sale in Singapore, and the company has a new boss too. Meanwhile, there’s a Skoda that’s a well-kept secret, as well as a bunch of new Kias BMW’s iX3 is here, and it’s the cheapest X3 you can buy in Singapore BMW’s ...

View more: CarBuyer.com.sg’s Bi-Weekly Roundup – 23 July 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Weekly Roundup – 9 July 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Fortnightly Roundup – 6 August 2021

CarBuyer.com.sg’s Fortnightly Roundup – 20 August 2021

Could this solar-powered camper van be the future of road trips?

Apple reportedly warned suppliers of slowing demand for iPhones

The Rhodes electric piano is back with a hefty price tag

Watch: A Ferrari SF90 prototype was destroyed in a crash

This 2-Door K5 Blazer Conversion Will Give You That Retro Nostalgia

Square is rebranding itself as 'Block'

Trump's Social Media Site Quietly Admits It's Based on Mastodon

New concept EV by Mercedes is an interesting off-road coupe

Volkswagen's race-ready 'R' range confirmed for New Zealand

OTHER TECH NEWS

;