day 2722: Nifties

“Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.”

Have you been presented with any non-fungible tokens lately?  If you have, let me hear from you.  If you haven’t maybe someday soon you will.  Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or more commonly called in the blockchain world, “Nifities” and are the next move away from crypto-currency (Bitcoin and others). The belief is that like money there are other collectibles in the world that when digitized and controlled through blockchain and placed in a market of collectibles, then there would be value in the control and authentication of the items.  As I think about it, immediately comes to mind are the digital works of the visual artist David Hockney.  He does most of his work on an iPad now.  Those works are a digital asset that without control could, if dropped into the wild of the internet, lose all value immediately.  Think Napster circa 1999 and what happened to the value of music.  So, I believe we can expect the market of “Nifties” to be real and potentially pretty common.

We have another way to store up our riches, treasures and goods here on the earth. Another reason for us to stop and question ourselves as to what matters and what are we storing up that soon will mean nothing?  God’s word basically tells us to remove the clutter from our lives in order to put our focus where it should be!  We are closing off the year and getting ready to purchase more “things” for others and expecting the same for our presents under the tree.  What if we reoriented our priorities this season to not be storing up more here? What would that look like?

Reference: Luke 12:33 (New Living Translation)

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