Keanu Reeves Laughed At The Concept of 'Matrix' NFTs
Despite spending nearly 40 years in the spotlight and likely making more money than any of us will probably ever see in our entire lifetimes for his appearances in John Wick, The Matrix, and the absolute masterpiece that is Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, it seems Certified Good GuyTM/occasional teddy bear convention correspondent Keanu Reeves has managed to remain grounded – or, well, at least smart enough not to buy a jpeg of an ape wearing a hat and sunglasses for the price of a midwestern McMansion.
On today's installment of celebrities putting their vast fortunes to not entirely deranged uses, Reeves revealed that although he does dabble in crypto, having a little “HODL” – or untouched virtual pile that he's “holding on for dear life” -- NFTs are a bit too far down the rabbit hole of digital investments, so to speak, laughing at the concept in a new interview alongside co-star Carrie-Ann Moss for The Verge.
“They're easily reproduced,” he told reporter Alex Heath with a chuckle after being asked about the series of 100,000 $50 Matrix-themed NFTs that Warner Bros. released ahead of The Matrix Resurrections, set to hit theaters later this month. Although skeptical of this technology, it seems as if Reeves – like all of us would be -- isn't above making a buck in licensing his own image. “Do we get a cut of that?” he asked Moss, before realizing that they're probably not in the offering.
“You'll have to take that up with the studio,” Heath replied.
Beyond the talk of NFTs, Reeves also sounded off on yet another one of this year's most promising technical innovations, his fans apparently modding Cyberpunk 2077 – a.k.a. a game so bad, its most notable legacy has become making players accidentally fall through the earth and pee forever – so they can do NSFM (not safe for Matrix) things with his digital incarnation.
“It’s always nice when it’s nice,” Reeves extremely diplomatically said of the mod, which was reportedly removed by video game developer CD Projekt Red, following its release. "Think how much money is in porn, right? So you could not even have to be there, and people could have digital sex with your digital avatar.”
So folks, take it from Keanu – why waste your time with NFTs when right click+save exists – also, if your career as a Matrix star doesn't work out, there's always porn.
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