ASRock Z690 PG Riptide NFT Edition is a “decentralized motherboard”.
It doesn’t actually suggest what you feel, and it’s really just a motherboard legend created by a bunch of someone in ASRock’s hurriedly created MS Paint-a-like application.
That’s right, you go online, design your own motherboard, and then three separate giveaway winners get the final design on a real motherboard. Now, this is getting a bit confusing because the design is currently just a big hodgepodge of random colors. This is due to the fact that each pixel should be voted by the majority of users, and only 4309 pixels require their input. The reality is that there is no real design going on yet, and it’s more or less just free random colors. And it gets more confusing than that. According to the ASRock website: “After a unique strategy is developed, 5 techniques from you and others will be randomly selected, and if at least 3 designs are identical in one pixel, the pixel will become that color.”
Each design will be exported every day for 20 days and these 20 designs will be minted as NFTs. Then the final results of day 1, day 10, and day 20 must be converted to the Z690 PG Riptide NFT Edition motherboard.
Understandably? Maybe? Like, like, something like?
An Ethereum wallet is required for entry, so we can assume that these NFTs will be hosted on this platform. This means that this NFT motherboard will be tied to the cryptocurrency network. Which uses a huge amount of energy in the form of GPU mining. It is said that in the near future the network will switch to the Proof-of-Stake algorithm. Which is much less energy-intensive, but, unfortunately, this has not happened yet.
“Let’s witness the evolution of this great art,” says ASRock. And I really can’t wait to see the results with my own eyes. There might be a chance some patterns will emerge from the chaos. But it’s really hard to tell right now because it’s pure crap at the moment.