The digitization of art, the boom in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and the emergence of NFTs are clear signs of how computerization is now underpinning our lives and an ever-growing market.
For several years, contemporary art has been breaking down the question of art as solely ‘tangible and physical’, setting itself objectives of multidisciplinarity and hybrid elements. With the development of new technologies, new currents of digital art have emerged, such as crypto art. Crypto art refers to art that has been digitized and regularised according to the rules of cryptocurrencies. In recent years, art has become predominantly digital. It is now referred to by the acronym ‘NFT’, literally ‘non-fungible-token’, i.e. art transformed into an electronic certificate with an encrypted code, which also contains the artist’s signature attesting to the uniqueness and ownership of the work.