f you haven't checked out the Linden blog lately, time is starting to run out for a contest in which there's a couple days left to enter. Some of you recall the Zenescope region, a partnership Linden Lab made with a comic publisher. They're now having a sweepstakes "for a chance to win a First Edition NFT from Epik inspired by the Zenescope Metaverse in Second Life."
The contest is open only to residents of Second Life, and those in a few states will have to be of age 19 or 21. People can enter online by visiting Second Life's page on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram " and like or love Second Life’s post about the giveaway" by 11:59 PM SL time on Sunday October 31. People can also mail a postcard to Linden Lab, but it has to be postmarked by October 31 and recieved by November 8. On November 9, the winners will be determined by a random drawing. There are a total of 40 prizes to win.
For those concerned about privacy, it should be noted "Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited,
grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name,
address (city and state), photograph, voice and other likeness and prize
information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without
further compensation, in all media (including digital media) now known
or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or
review or approval."
For more details, check out the Linden blog here.
NFT is short for "non-fungible token," a "unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain." For the past several months, interest in buying and trading them has greatly increased, along with concerns about what can go wrong.
Addition: Inara Pey published a commentary about the NFT Sweepstakes, raising some questions about Linden Lab's involvement, such as the winners having to disclose their real-life information, "that the Lab – a company that has traditionally prided itself on respecting its users’ anonymity – should offer the suggestion that any personal information might be requested could be passed to whomever they designate (such as Zenescope and Epik) for purposes of their advertising and promotion, makes for uncomfortable reading."