Very disappointed by the auction of Winamp skins as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) was Justin Frankel, who originally developed the media player together with Dmitry Boldyrev.
“I have spent the last few years giving Winamp owners the benefit of the doubt. But not anymore. They are terrible,” the American programmer wrote about Belgian Radionomy, which has controlled the company since 2014.
Frankel justified his “strong disapproval” of the initiative by “the environmental impact is terrible, and it’s also a negative-sum ecosystem, so anything that encourages more people to buy it so that those who previously bought (or mined) it can charging it is a bad thing.”
The auction of the original Winamp skin will be held on the OpenSea platform between May 16 and 23, 2022. The company expects to sell a total of 1,997, alluding to the year the software appeared.
as estimated Masable, each one will cost approximately $225 dollars, so the total collection could be around $450,000 dollars. The money will go to the Winamp Foundation, which supports charities like the Music Fund.
The company urged its followers to send their proposals, since 20 of them will enter the auction. Those not selected will have “a worldwide, non-exclusive and copyright-free license”, in accordance with the conditions established by Winamp.