NFTs, Ethereum, Smart Contracts

A Tale of Two Smart Contracts: Budverse NFTs vs. Pepsi Mic Drop

Taking a break from generative coding to look at some smart contracts.

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

I’ve written before about Budweiser’s recent NFT drop and Pepsi’s, comparing and contrasting the two a bit. But, there’s one interesting aspect I don’t think I covered in-depth here, and that’s the major difference in their Ethereum smart contracts. It’s an amazing difference, too! In fact, the one thing they have in common is that they both are SO different from the norm (albeit in different ways).

(NOTE: This is a LONG piece that actually includes a HUGE amount of legalese from Pepsi. So, TLDR: Bud didn’t verify their contract; Pepsi did, and they also included a ton of legal language.)

The Budverse’s Smart Contract

For those playing along at home, here’s the Budverse contract. Or, if you’re not into clicking links, here’s a peek:

Notice anything odd?

That’s right… it’s not been verified. Which is a fancy way of saying that we can’t have a good look at the code…