News aggregator website The Recount will turn one of his most viewed videos, a compilation of former US President Donald Trump’s “contemptuous” and misleading statements about COVID-19, into an NFT for auction.
Videos of Trump belittling COVID will be turned into NFT
Recount Media, the unit behind Twitter The Recount with more than 315,000 followers, will be offering an NFT representing a video of Trump’s statements about the COVID-19 pandemic, a full five days after the video was first published.
In the video, The Recount re-presented Mr. Trump’s statements as of January, February, and early March 2020, when the United States began recording its first COVID-19 cases. The White House owner then despised the epidemic with statements such as:
As Trump pivots to coronavirus crisis mode, let’s not forget the months of downplaying and denial. pic.twitter.com/gH1xZAHXm5
– The Recount (@therecount) March 17, 2020
“We have it under control, only one case has been reported from China.” January 22, 2020.
“By April, the virus will die when the weather heats up again.” – February 10, 2020.
“The current 15 cases, in just a few days, will fall back to zero again.” January 26, 2020.
“It will disappear. One day it will just disappear, just like a miracle. ” – February 27, 2020.
“The corona virus is just that scams of the Democratic Party. ” – February 28, 2020.
“We’ll have a vaccine soon, I think soon.” March 2, 2020.
“We are responding with speed and professionalism.” March 11, 2020.
“I am not responsible for this.” March 13, 2020.
“This is an epidemic. I thought it was a pandemic before people started calling it that. ” March 17, 2020.
From the 15-case milestone at the end of January 2020, the United States had recorded 323 new COVID-19-positive cases in February, and then 5,002 cases as of March 17, 2020.
As of March 17, 2021, all 50 states in the United States had 29.6 million COVID-19 positive cases, of which more than 536,000 were fatal.
Video synthesis on the The Recount It was quickly shared on the mass media. On Twitter alone, this video has earned 7.6 million views, 20,000 likes and 17,300 re-shares.
Speaking to a media interview on why it turned the video into an NFT, Recount Media co-founder John Battelle said:
“Why? This is an experiment. We have never made a statement that we will become an NFT company. I have witnessed many world fevers. I have seen that they can be exploited by fraud and fraud. We are not motivated by money at all, we just want to seek knowledge. “
Mr. Battelle also shared his idea of making the NFT inspired by another popular NFT platform in recent years, NBA Top Shot, which transforms the NBA’s Major League moments into NFTs. .
“The developer of the NBA Top Shots has successfully captured sports moments that are important to a lot of people. If people are willing to dedicate so much energy and passion to sporting moments, maybe they will do the same for news and politics as well.
This video about Trump is a milestone for us. It shows that the President of the United States of America has ignored and despised a global pandemic. Unbelievable. That would also be the feeling of the people who will watch this video 10 years, 20 years or even 30 years from now.
NFT about video’s The Recount, Name “Trump’s Coronavirus Calendar“, Will be released and auction on the NFT Zora trading platform at 07:00 PM on March 17, 2021 (Vietnam time). At the time of writing, this NFT is being priced at 0.1 WETH (nearly 180 USD).
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