This content combines the blockchain and the historical period called Renaissance. Thus, Chainassance. That period, Renaissance, has been described as a ‘fervent period of cultural, artistic,… and economic “rebirth”’ following the Middle Ages. The quote was extracted from the history.com article: https://www.history.com/topics/renaissance/renaissance#:~:text=The%20Renaissance%20was%20a%20fervent,classical%20philosophy%2C%20literature%20and%20art.
“Renaissance promoted the rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature and art. Some of the greatest thinkers, authors, statesmen, scientists and artists in human history thrived during this era, while global exploration opened up new lands and cultures to European commerce.”
During that time, the revival of ancient Western tradition made some radical changes within the European soil. In this day and age of globalization, the advent of blockchain not only disrupts one industry, finance, but virtually all aspects of the human experience.
Drawing parallelism from the quoted paragraph, “some of the greatest thinkers, authors, statesmen, scientists and artists in human history thrived during this era.” In the 21st century, some of the greatest thinkers, Satoshi Nakamoto [still not sure whether Satoshi is an individual or a team], created Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency on a Bitcoin blockchain network.
In the NFT industry, which is super popular now, each person is being called to honor his or her artistic inclination to create NFTs, a digital art on the blockchain. This decentralized system has leveled the playing field for everyone to participate in this opportunity.
The Renaissance scientists can be compared with our modern blockchain programmers, creating the network infrastructure on top of which crypto commerce flows. While Renaissance engineers build bridges, roads, architectural designs for people to utilize, the modern Chainassance engineers make sure that our networks are secure, maintain it’s decentralization, and scalability.
We are living in exciting times, when every individual, whether a developer or a creator, aka artist, can express herself and offer his creation to the global citizens. It’s like we became a truly global village, where everyone is within your reach.
To continue our quote from the article: “global exploration opened up new lands and cultures to European commerce.” By discovering new use cases on a blockchain network, sky is the limit. Even Naval Ravikant, a crypto investor, said that we are still discovering how else we can use the blockchain. Only time can tell what else we can do with blockchain networks.
The advent of blockchain is nothing short of a revolution. The music industry, for example, is being disrupted. If musicians don’t want to partner with a record label to publish her album, she can do so by utilizing the blockchain. When the middleman is eliminated, the artist directly engages with her fans. The fans don’t have to pay as much, as with a premium, as having a record label holding the artist.
Moreover, while Renaissance global exploration opened up new lands, blockchain has paved the way for a virtual land. Decentraland is one example. It’s a virtual world in which people can interact and navigate, as if they’re in a different planet. So while Elon Musk is busy preparing for landing humans on Mars, blockchain made it possible to “create” new worlds.
Continuing with our quote, Renaissance global exploration opened up new cultures. Our global culture now is an amalgam of literally different national cultures, but also chronological revivals. It’s like we not only have conquered space, but we have also mastered time.
Isn’t it fascinating to see artists minting their arts on platforms such as PARAS (https://paras.id/publication/editorial) and Mintbase? (https://www.mintbase.io/) these are like your launching pads for your creations to reach for the stars. NFT artists now have more control over their craft. Exciting times for creators indeed.
So what is going to happen with NFT artists? Time will tell, whether in the NEAR or far future.
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