Pulp Fiction fans get to enjoy another piece of the Tarantino pie — as long as they can nab an NFT in time.
On Wednesday, world-class director and writer Quentin Tarantino announced that he will auction off seven uncut scenes as NFTs from one of his most popular films, Pulp Fiction, including exclusive audio commentary and handwritten scripts.
Tarantino is set to release the NFTs on The Secret Network, which emphasizes privacy and protects intellectual property via privacy preserving smart contracts — in layman’s terms, this means that only the owners of these NFTs will be able to view them.
As stated on the website, “the privileged person who will purchase one of these few and rare NFTs will get a hold of those secrets and a glimpse into the mind and the creative process of Quentin Tarantino.”
Privacy and NFTs
The Secret Network seeks to solve some of the issues with privacy and traceability in crypto. That is, these secret Pulp Fiction NFTs will be protected behind an encrypted wall, giving access only to the owner of the NFT while both protecting their identity and the content that remains near and dear to the heart of Tarantino.
Privacy — both in terms of ownership and content — reigns as important as ever as more and more companies are collecting more and more of your information and data (Worldcoin eyeball scans, anyone?). The emergence of new protocols like The Secret Network protecting vital information (like Tarantino’s personal thoughts behind the 1994 Cannes Winner film) shows that privacy in this pseudonymous space is still important to uphold and respect.
While your crypto address is pseudonymous (not anonymous) when trading with Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) or various stablecoins, there are some coins that are totally private, protecting even your public key from being known. While this need for absolute privacy is still heavily debated (with some perfectly happy with pseudonymity), some prefer to exercise their right to financial privacy as much as they can. For example, Monero (XMR), Verge (XVG) and Zcash (ZEC) keep the data and information of every transaction and transactors safe from outside entities using technologies like stealth addresses.
Under the same idea, privacy networks like The Secret Network and the various privacy coins continue to show that even in crypto, the right to privacy is still front of mind for many people. It will be interesting to see if the privacy of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction NFT extras will be somehow violated, or if they will succeed in being kept private in respect to the creator and owners.