The world of NFT and blockchain strikes again with an odd investment opportunity. Imagine entering a few emojis into the URL bar of your browser to visit the website of your favorite music artist. No words, numbers, www, or any other form of text as you’d normally find in a website address. Instead, using something like:This is actually possible due to what is called “Yat” addresses, which have been taking off since about last year. Celebs (ie, Lil Wayne, Steve Aoki, etc) and other people with too much money have been jumping on this for their websites or for special events.
A little odd? We think so. However, they seem to be taking off despite few people knowing about them still. At least until now since this is going to create a lot of discussion surrounding these new addresses, leading to other browsers likely picking them up shortly if the trend continues.
Like anything on the internet, these Yat addresses are being bought and sold for a lot of money as potential buyers try to get their hands on popular strings of up to 5 emojis.
In order to make it happen, Opera partnered with Yat so that users don’t have to type any text in front of the emojis to trigger the emoji url. Only the emojis will be needed (users used to have to type “y.at/” with the specific emojis following after.
Are you one to be excited about the new features? Or do you lie with those who think they are silly and think they will become a fad that trickles away over time? Hit the comments below to share your own thoughts.
This is dumb. No thanks. Stupid internet and your stupid ideas. Why do this. It makes no sense. It’s dumb. They are running out of ideas in the marketing.