Stephen Downes

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We're now well into the phase where people who don't know much about NFTs are writing about NFTs. But Chris Kennedy is honest about that, and as he says, "writing is a great way to work through ideas." It's wrong only when the uninformed pretend to be authorities, but that's not what's happening here. We read these blogs as a discussion, not a Library of Authoritative Sources. This difference is important. Anyhow, Kennedy, thinking aloud, offers a list of possible uses: for transcripts, as graduation mementos, as something students can produce, and as parts of a modern portfolio. These are good applications for crypto generally, and we'll probably see some version of all four of these (I know, someone is going to ask "what problem are we solving with these," but they're the same people who were happy with paper-based records).

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