Wikipedia Votes Against Recognizing NFTs as Art
A group of editors of the free encyclopedia has voted and found that the prevailing view is that NFTs cannot represent a form of art.
At the end of 2021, Wikipedia began debating and surveying the most expensive art sales and NFT art sales. Participants discussed whether a successful multi-million dollar NFT deal counted as an “art sale.”
Much of the discussion was focused on whether an NFT is still art or simply a token separate from the notion of “true art.”
The final vote showed that most Wikipedia editors were not yet ready to include NFTs in the Art Sales section. As a result, it was decided on January 12 to remove the mention of sales such as Pak’s NFT collection ($91 million) and Beeple’s $69 million NFT from the top art sales list.
Representatives of Wikipedia assure that they will return to discuss the situation later, once they have more information.