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Ask crypto and NFT fans why they think blockchain is such a revolutionary technology, and it probably won’t be long before they mention large-scale data transparency, a concept close to our hearts here at Artnet. .

Since the blockchain constantly and publicly documents key information about every transaction it hosts, people with the right technical know-how and resources could theoretically map the entire history of a platform or given crypto project. And the wild and woolly NFT market is no exception.

This is where Laszlo Barabási comes in. Laszlo is the founder and leader of Barabási Lab, a team of artists and data scientists who study complex networks. Just a few weeks ago, he and his co-authors published a fascinating and data-rich analysis of the NFT Foundation platform. Launched in February 2021, Foundation has now hosted some of the largest NFT sales to date, including the $5.4 million crypto art debut of era-defining whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Based on Laszlo’s study, our resident NFT sage, arts business editor Tim Schneider, has put together a data-driven guide on how to succeed as a crypto artist (which Artnet News subscribers Pro can read online now). For this episode, Tim spoke with Laszlo about the inner workings of Foundation, the synthesis of art and science, and much more.

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