Bill Gates attacks NFTs when they're down

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates has come out fighting against NFTs and crypto currency. Speaking at the TechCrunch talk this week the billionaire said NFTs are "100% based on greater fool theory," referencing the financial concept that overvalued projects and assets will increase in value if enough people are convinced they are worth something.

Bill Gates' blast at NFTs, specifically "expensive digital images of monkeys," comes on the back of a long-running NFT crash and a devaluing of crypto currencies. We've already heard from NFT artists who believe the situation is "as volatile as all hell" and the artist behind GTA and the new Fear City NFT, Stephen Bliss, who admits launching his project at the wrong time (it still sold out).

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.