NFTs, non-fungible Tokens with unique digital proofs of ownership, are increasingly in the news at the moment. These goods are non-substitutable assets that can be securely transferred through blockchain technology. The sums being bid for individual NFTs continue to reach new records. Here are the five most expensive NFTs:
The first 5000 Days ($69.3 million): US artist Beeple, real name Mike Winkelmann, is a 3D artist who has made it his mission to create a small work of art every day since 2007. He eventually assembled a total of 5000 images into a collage and sold the work as NFT for almost $70 million. A stunning record.
CryptoPunk #7523 ($11.8 million): A pixelated portrait of a person wearing a medical mask and beanie hat became a work of art and sold at auction for nearly $12 million. The art market has always been a bit mysterious.
Cryptopunk #3100 ($7.58 million): Another cryptopunk work. This time a portrait of a person wearing a headband. The current Cryptopunk owner would like to resell this “punk” for $91 million. That would be a new record. Good luck with that!
Crossroad ($6.66 million): For a change, this time it’s a video. It lasts only 10 seconds and shows strollers walking past a huge, fallen and graffitied person who bears some resemblance to the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
The first Twitter message ($2.9 million): “just setting up my twttr” was the first tweet from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, posted on March 22, 2006. After all, the proceeds of just over $3 million went to charity to fight poverty in East Africa.