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The value of unique non-fungible tokens exceeds tens of millions of dollars. Who managed to sell their NFTs at the highest possible price
On January 12, an unknown person bought NFT No. 65 from the EtherRocks collection for 250 ETH (about $ 840 thousand at the time of purchase). The EtherRocks collection consists of one hundred identical designs of stones with different colors. Last major sale tokens from this collection originated in August last year. Then one of the NFT EtherRocks was sold for 45 ETH ($ 132 thousand at the time of the transaction). However, these are far from the most expensive. non-fungible tokens.
“Every day: the first 5 thousand days”
In March last year, the auction house Christie’s sold the electronic painting Everydays: The First 5000 Days by the artist Beeple and the associated NFT-token for $ 69.3 million. This non-fungible token considered the most expensive in history.
The artist’s work became the first lot in the history of the auction house Christie’s, which was sold for cryptocurrency… Payment for the painting was done in Ethereum, and Christie’s commissions were paid in US dollars.
In November 2021, Christie’s sold another work by the artist Beeple. Dialectic CEO & NFT Collector Ryan Zurrer bought the artist’s art object and the NFT attached to ittoken for $ 28.9 million. The art object consists of an installation that broadcasts an image of a man in a spacesuit.
Last June, Sotheby’s sold a rare non-fungible token “Alien” # 7523 (“Alien”) from the CryptoPunks collection for $ 11.8 million. This is a record cost of one NFT-tokens from this collection.
CryptoPunks is a collection of 10 thousand digital avatars in the form of people, monkeys, aliens and other creatures, created in the form of NFT. Before sale tokens “Alien” at Sotheby’s auction, the most expensive NFT from the collection was considered CryptoPunk # 7804, which was sold for $ 7.6 million.
Token Edward Snowden
In April 2021, ex-NSA and CIA officer Edward Snowden sold my first NFT-token for $ 2.2 ETH ($ 5.5 million at the time of the transaction). Means Snowden donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation, which advocates for freedom of speech in the press.
Last summer developer Tim Berners-Whether at Sotheby’s auction sold NFT-token with source code for the WWW (World Wide Web) protocol. Bidding started at $ 1,000. The total cost of the lot was $ 5.4 million. Berners-Lee said he would use the money received to implement his own initiatives.
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