Two crypto-art archeologists: Adam McBride, and Gabagool
When the iPhone was first released in 2007, there was no such thing as social media, let alone entire social media and mobile-app based companies. Only a few years later, it seemed that every person on the internet under the age of 25 was a social media manager. And now, there’s not a day that goes by where we don’t interact with at least nine mobile-phone-based applications.
Blockchain technology and the products built on top of it present a similar paradigm shift that will favor new skill-sets we couldn’t have dreamed up 2 years ago if someone asked us what we want to be when we grow up.
One of those rapidly emerging skill-sets is NFT Archeology, a title coined by Adam McBride after he described it as “hunting for lost treasures”. I interviewed Adam, and another NFT archeologist, Gabagool, to learn what NFT archeology is, what it takes to develop the required skills, and why it’s important to the future of digital collectibles and blockchain-based technology.
What’s a day in the life like for an NFT Archeologist?
The history of this paradigm-shifting technology lives on the blockchain, in Reddit threads, in Discord groups, in Medium articles, old YouTube videos, Github repositories, and other crevices of the internet. Archeologists digitally dig for all of this information, and when first discovered, is called “Alpha” in the NFT world.