A fake Banksy NFT sold for more than $300,000. Then the buyer got his money back

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An exhibition of works of the artist Bansky in Rome, Italy.Samantha Zucchi | Insidefoto | Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesThe website of street artist Banksy briefly directed users to an auction for a work of digital art that sold for more than $300,000. The problem? It wasn't authentic.A web page added to Banksy's website Tuesday showed an image with an avatar resembling one of the many popular NFT collectibles known as CryptoPunks.NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique crypto tokens that are designed to represent ownership of a rare digital item, like art or sports memorabilia. Sales of such digital assets have surged to record highs this year thanks to rising interest in both cryptocurrencies and collectible items.You can think of an NFT as a digital receipt of ownership. Buyers of the tokens effectively hold a certificate of authenticity to say they own the original item — but that doesn't grant them copyright, and the media can still be viewed for free by other in
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