Do you know what the LimeWire NFT marketplace is? Nobody had LimeWire trending on Twitter today, and it was definitely off their bingo list. It seems that the once popular torrenting app Limewire has now become a marketplace for music NFTs.
LimeWire really came back in 2022 with a new relaunch as a NFT marketplacepic.twitter.com/6l0OwCXDS3
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) July 12, 2022
In a teaser video, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” plays at the beginning to set the scene. After school, two students dash upstairs to access LimeWire and burn a CD, taking us back to the early 2000s.
After that, the video cuts to the present, when an adult version of the two children is seen dancing to the same Soulja Boy song without performing the classic Soulja Boy dance.
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What is LimeWire NFT marketplace?
LimeWire announced that its marketplace for buying and selling NFTs from various artists had opened for business. With artists like Travis Barker, Brandy, Nicky Jam, Soulja Boy, and many others already on board with releasing their own NFT collections on LimeWire’s marketplace, LimeWire opted to focus on music-related NFTs, at least initially.
The new LimeWire team, led by co-CEOs Paul and Julian Zehetmayr, is bringing the NFT market into the mainstream by significantly enhancing user experience, providing credit card payments, handling gas fees as well as technical challenges on behalf of its users, and utilizing all the advantages of Web3 blockchain technology. “We’re back for good” according to LimeWire’s official Twitter account bio.
LimeWire_is_back_for_good.mp3#LimeWire returns in full power, with high-profile #NFT drops from the world’s best-selling artists.
Don’t miss out on all exclusive drops. Register now: https://t.co/4Vf39XgF7w#digitalcollectibles #web3 pic.twitter.com/pGI4oF7dur
— LimeWire (@limewire) July 7, 2022
Web 3.0 companies appear determined to capitalize on early 2000s nostalgia as they seek to establish themselves in the music sector by disguising themselves as platforms that previously promised to democratize the listening experience at the expense of the financial interests of the music industry. They are now in the music business.
What did people say about the LimeWire NFT marketplace?
Naturally, different people on the internet responded differently to the news.
People focused primarily on the absence of dancing (properly) to “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” in the video.
“Ima need for y’all to LEARN AND KNOW the dance cause I’m disappointed lol.”, a Twitter user wrote.
People responded to the irony of LimeWire’s comeback as an NFT service at the same time.
“Hard to find something funnier than famously unreliable piracy service [LimeWire] becoming a marketplace for a scam,” one tweet read.
“Thank god [LimeWire] is coming back. [I’m] f—ing sick of how well the computers in my life work,” another person tweet.
“No longer satisfied with destroying Grandma’s computer, LimeWire has decided it will now destroy the world,” another added.