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Move over choccies: how old-world technology is enabling ...

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Move over choccies: how old-world technology is enabling new-world tech

Instead of dispensing chocolates and cold drinks, a New York vending machine is selling NFT art

Daniel Fastenberg

A digital art collecting platform has launched the first in-person non-fungible token (NFT) vending machine in New York, aiming to make online art pieces as easily available as cold drinks or chocolates.

The twist? You have no idea what piece of digital art you might purchase.

“It’s the crypto curious, the people who tried to buy cryptocurrency or they were interested in buying an NFT, but they just hit too many barriers,” said Kyle Zappitell, CEO of the platform, Neon, of the vending machine’s target customer...

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