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Where have all the NFT bros gone? That was the common refrain at this year’s South-by-Southwest, the super-sized music-tech-culture conference wrapping up in Austin, Texas.

In 2022, some 40 panels and presentations were focused on the formerly fashionable now-fugacious non-fungible tokens.

One panel last year featured FTX crypto-exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried and e-sports entrepreneur Andy Dinh, described in the program as “two colossal entrepreneurs … not only changing the landscape in their own fields, but the economic landscape as we know it.”

Three months before this year’s SXSW, Bankman-Fried was indicted and arrested on charges of securities fraud, money laundering, and campaign finance law violations. He was subsequently released on a $250 million bond, on condition that he reside at his parents’ home in California.

search of the schedule showed half as many NFT-related panels.

“The tech world just moves on very quickly to the

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