It’s been revealed that LimeWire has made a comeback, however, it’s not the same platform it used to be and fans of the old LimeWire might not be overjoyed about its return.
LimeWire was something that I used to use a lot as a kid (not sure I really should admit that because it was basically stealing music).
However, when you’re young and have literally no money, it was the best way to download individual tracks from the Internet.
It was basically the precursor to torrenting and as quickly as LimeWire came about, it sort of disappeared.
However, from the ashes of LimeWire, we got the likes of uTorrent and the rest.
But, it seems as though LimeWire is making a comeback, but you’re not going to be using the platform to illegally download music anymore.
No, instead, it’s returning as an online marketplace where you can buy and sell NFTs.
LimeWire is now a marketplace for selling NFTs!
LimeWire really came back in 2022 with a new relaunch as a NFT marketplacepic.twitter.com/6l0OwCXDS3
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) July 12, 2022
You can head on over to their new website to see it for yourselves.
They now describe themselves as follows:
LimeWire is back as an open music and entertainment NFT marketplace for creators and collectors.
So, they are still staying in the music and entertainment space, but specifically for NTFs.
This means that it’ll all be NFTs relating to music, movies and TV shows.
People on Twitter have been rather puzzled by the platform’s rather sudden return.
One person wrote: “i… but… limewire was for stealing…”
i… but… limewire was for stealing… https://t.co/87LNF8riTC
— Chill O'Brien (@beepbeepribbit) July 13, 2022
I still think that’s the best reaction to LimeWire’s comeback.
Another person added: “Hard to find something funnier than famously unreliable piracy service Limewire becoming a marketplace for a scam.”
Hard to find something funnier than famously unreliable piracy service Limewire becoming a marketplace for a scam https://t.co/sz7oj8sZAy
— Jordan Garvey (@JordanGarvey2) July 13, 2022
I have to say that I know very little about NFTs, so I can’t really say whether they’re a scam or not, but I have read a lot of articles claiming that people have lost a lot of money buying NFTs which have turned out to have no value whatsoever.
A third person wrote: “LimeWire is back……….as an NFT marketplace.”
LimeWire is back……….as an NFT marketplace. pic.twitter.com/maayzv5pYl
— Morning Brew ☕️ (@MorningBrew) July 12, 2022
What do you make of this news?
Are you as shocked as we are to find out that LimeWire is now a marketplace for buying and selling NFTs?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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