ALF is dead

WTF! I am just a painter making some NFTs and thought I would be nice and share some code. Now I’m dealing with Freedom of Speech and Censorship issues?!

To be fair, the artwork in question was not safe for work. It was actually something I found very unappealing, almost repulsive, shocking imagery just for the sake of being shocking. But, I had to stick to my principles of no censorship for ALF’s token contract which was titled “ArtistUnleashed.” I ended up resolving the issue by making another contract and tool for charities and non-profits and creating a curated second contract, leaving ArtistUnleashed censorship free.

In order to give ArtistUnleashed a proper good-bye

  • The website now has a downloadable zip file with ALF tool and the ArtistUnleased, which anyone can upload to their website and use freely.
  • I have also uploaded the zip file to IPFS and made a torrent with files so that it cannot be taken down
  • And of course it is still on Github.
  • Ownership of the ArtistUnleashed has been sent to the Ethereum burn address, therefore no one can pause the contract or remove a token or minter.
  • The 10% royalty was removed from the ArtistUnleashed OpenSea storefront. I was receiving the 10% and then distributing it to the artists. The “royalty” was nice, but it is more important to have no third party control in an uncensorable app. To be clear, all of the royalty programs for NFTs are third party controlled, not embedded in the contract.

Long live ALF

I will no longer control or be a part of The Artist Liberation Front tool or the curated contract. It will live on in better hands. The ALF is being taken over by the crypto-artists and developers at Artolin.org. They are one of the original crypto-art projects and highly respected. They will do a great job!

preview of future ALF

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Johnny Dollar

Johnny Dollar

Crypto-anarchist , cypherpunk inspired artist exploring themes of privacy, surveillance, copyright, hive-mind thinking, virtual-reality, and identity.